SENATOR Nancy Binay expects attacks on her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, will intensify next year when the campaign period starts.
The senator admitted that there had been a brief lull on the assault on her family but this has not left them at ease because they knew that her father’s political rivals will continue to discredit him.
She added that they are prepared for whatever attacks the political rivals of the vice president are preparing.
“We expect that by January the attacks will resume, so we are not at ease,” Binay told reporters.
She also said that her family is not bothered by the result of recent surveys showing the Vice President either on second or third place. She noted that her father’s ratings in 2010 started at two percent but this improved after several months.
“We treat survey results more of a tool in determining our strategy in the campaign and not as basis on who will win in the election,” Binay added.
The vice president has been subjected to relentless attacks, including the year-long investigation by the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee on the alleged kickbacks received by Binay.
The Vice President insisted that the allegations against him are politically motivated.
Senator Gregorio Honasan 2nd, Binay’s running mate, said they do not intend to get even with the political opponents of the vice president because they want to keep the level of discourse high.
He said that campaign should be focused on platforms and programs of candidate and not on personal attacks.
“The vice president is very well aware of that (attacks) but that does not not give us an excuse to do the same thing to our political opponents,” Honasan said.