Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp denied threatening Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales that he would run after her if he got elected as President.
According to Morales, a government official told her of the alleged threat which, she said, was conveyed to the latter by an ally of Binay.
“We categorically deny that,” Tobias Tiangco, president of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), told The Manila Times when asked for comment. “Binay will not do that and will not allow his name to be used to threaten anyone. Binay will be too busy helping the poor to even think of this.”
The camp of Binay, who is UNA’s standard bearer in the May elections, wants Morales to reveal the identity of the person who allegedly threatened her.
“We request the Ombudsman to name the person who threatened her,” Tiangco said, “so that we can legally deal with this person.” REINA TOLENTINO