Again speaking on how he uplifted Makati City with his leadership, Vice President Jejomar Binay wooed a religious gathering to secure votes for his presidential bid in the May 2016 elections.
Binay, along with his running mate Sen. Gregorio Honasan and several members of the United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) senatorial slate, attended the Mega Manila Area Fellowship of the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ that was held in Imus, Cavite, on Sunday.
The packed AATF Sports Complex, which has a 15-000 seating capacity, within the Maranatha Christian Academy in Malagasang town held a prayer led by Bishop Arturo Ferriol for the whole UNA slate.
“Panginoon aking dinadala sa iyo ngayon ang aming mga kaibigang narito. Una, Panginoon, ang Vice President Binay. Kahabagan mo po siya at kung kalooban mo, siya po ang itanghal mo na Presidenteng susunod. Ganun din si Sen. Honasan. Panginoon, kami’y nakikiisa sa kanyang adhikain, ang mga ipinaglaban niya nang siya’y nasa active duty at naging senador. Panginoon, papangyarihin mo… na ilagay mo siya sa Pangalawang Pangulo [Lord I bring before you our friends who are here. First, Lord, is Vice President Binay. Have mercy on him and if it is your will, grant that he be the next President. Also Sen. Honasan. Lord, we join him in his endeavor, what he fought for when he was in active duty and became a senator. Lord allow him to become Vice President],” Ferriol said in part.
The success of the senators were also prayed for.
Those who went to the event were Parañaque Councilor Alma Moreno, former Special Action Force (SAF) chief Gen. Getulio Napeñas, labor lawyer Allan Montaño and veteran broadcaster Rey Langit.
Only Sulu Sultanate Princess Jacel Kiram and boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao were unable to attend among UNA’s senatorial bets.
During the first week of the campaign period, the Binay-led party held programs or sorties and motorcades in his bailiwick provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal in Southern Luzon, as well as the cities of Marikina and Pasig in Metro Manila.
The Vice President vowed to continue and expand the 4Ps (Conditional cash Transfer) flagship program of the Aquino administration to include senior citizens 60 to 64 years old.
Binay earlier said he would lift the income tax on workers earning P30,000 and below.
He won in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) area in the 2010 elections.
“The reception was well. The people were very responsive, you can see it. If they do not like the candidate, they will not welcome him, they will frown. But it was very pleasant, here in the Calabarzon area,” said UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan, a former Cainta (Rizal) mayor.