FORMER Manila mayor and Rep. Lito Atienza of Buhay Hayaang Yumabong party-list has volunteered to be Vice President Jejomar Binay’s running mate.
“I am open to the possibility of running for Vice President with Vice President Binay as the Presidential bet,” Atienza told reporters.
He was quick to clarify that he has not broached the idea to Binay.
“We never discussed that, but if there is calling and formal invitation for me to be his running mate, I am willing to accept the challenge,” Atienza told reporters.
He belied reports that he is running for the Senate under Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
UNA president and Rep. Tobias Tiangco earlier said Binay’s running mate need not campaign for him or defend him from corruption issues because the vice president can defend himself.