Binay calls for unity, to hold miting de avance in Makati
Vice President Jejomar Binay has called for unity and reconciliation with one day left in the campaign period, which he will end with his miting de avance on Saturday in his hometown and bailiwick Makati City.
In a statement on Friday, Binay urged voters not to vote for someone inefficient, a dictator and a butcher, and one who once turned her back on her country.
“On Monday, May 9, an important chapter in our history will be written by our people. The country will decide if we will continue with the present administration where negligence and inefficiency rule; if we will surrender our future to the leadership of an apparent dictator with blood in his hands, who does not respect anyone except himself; or if we will accept someone who has once turned her back on our motherland in exchange for a good life abroad,” Binay said.
Binay promised to bring about change and strengthen the basic democratic institutions of the country.
He also vowed to be a unifying President, appealing to his rivals to allow for the healing of wounds, brought about by mudslinging, after the elections.
“We will start the change that will inspire unity, strength and respect in our democratic institutions, the healing of the old wounds of politics, and give respite to our long suffering countrymen,” Binay said.
“The exchange of hurtful accusations has been unprecedented, not only between candidates but among their supporters as well. I hope that after the elections, everyone can make peace again,” he added.
Binay will hold his miting de avance on Saturday, 4 p.m. at Lawton Avenue corner J. P. Rizal Street and Kalayaan Avenue in Makati, where Binay served as mayor for 21 years.
His son Junjun was dismissed as Makati mayor in October 2015 when he was indicted for graft, malversation, and falsification of public documents in connection with the purported rigging in procurement for the allegedly overpriced Makati carpark building.
The Ombudsman has said it will file the same graft, malversation and falsification charges against the Vice President once his immunity from suit expires at the end of his term.