Binay draws huge crowds in Negros Oriental

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VICE President Jejomar Binay capped a four-day visit to Negros Oriental, a “Roxas country,” with a forum with around 3,000 students and faculty of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) vowing that his administration will increase the budget for state and colleges universities.

The day before, Binay visited the towns of to Bais, Manjuyod, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud, Guihulngan, and Vallehermosa, where he was greeted by some 5,000 residents.

In his speech at NORSU, Binay said poverty is the root cause of all problems in society.

“Kailangan din na ang ating pangulo ay may compassion, may malasakit sa kanyang kapwa Pilipino, lalung-lalo na sa mga mahihirap sa ating bansa,” he added.


Believing that education is the poor’s way out of poverty, Binay vowed that under his administration he will increase the budget for state and colleges universities.

“’Yan ang problema natin ngayon: kulang na kulang ang tulong ng ating pamahalaan sa ating mga eskwelahan lalo na sa state colleges and universities,” he said.

Binay, who had been mayor of Makati for 27 years, recounted how the city government endeavored to transform the destitute Makati Polytechnic Community College into the prosperous University of Makati (UMAK).

The Makati government gave UMAK P500 million annual subsidy for its operations.

Due to sufficient government support, UMAK was able to help address unemployment in Makati and bridge the gap between what is produced by schools and what is required by the market, he added.

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  1. Positive or negative he is still a celebrity after all to be seen in person for the first time by many.

  2. You said, “In his speech at NORSU, Binay said poverty is the root cause of all problems in society.”. And poverty (since Binay was just an ordinary part time college teacher during the pre-martial years with no car) drove Binay to enrich himself through corruption. Binay’s ill-gotten wealth is worst than the allegations to the Marcos family. Binay and his lawyers cannot even have the balls to face the senate and the courts to answer the allegations. Marcos should campaign for Santiago in the Solid North instead of Binay. As some said that Binay is the best qualified candidate in the area of graft and corruption. Binay should and must stop denying all the allegations since almost 90% of the Philippine populace believes that he is corrupt.

    • Your comment is trash. Binay is not convicted yet you accuse him as if he’s already guilty based on allegations. Where did you graduate Ed de Leon. Wawa College? Are you a paid LP social media cohorts?