• ‘Binay still the man to beat’


    VICE President Jejomar Binay will be the man to beat in 2016 despite the graft and plunder charges filed against him, political analyst Ramon Casiple said on Wednesday.


    Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), believes that Binay has a great chance of winning although he admitted that Sen. Grace Poe could be a big contender if she decides to run. Poe has earlier said she is not ready to seek higher office.

    If the elections were held today, Casiple said Binay will emerge as the winner because of his high popularity ratings despite the filing of graft complaints against him and his son Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. in connection with the alleged overpriced construction of the Makati City Hall Building II.

    The political analyst said Binay remains a strong contender for the presidency because he has established a strong machinery at the grassroots level.

    “I think he is prepared enough for his dream of becoming the next president because he has been in politics for a long time,” Casiple told reporters at the weekly Fernandina media forum in San Juan City.

    He however stressed that Poe could be a big threat to Binay.

    IBON Foundation executive director Rosario Bella Guzman said Binay also topped their survey.

    She said the vice president will be the strongest contender in next year’s presidential elections in 2016.

    “Number one in our survey is VP Binay followed by (President Benigno) Aquino while in our vice presidential survey, Sen. Poe is leading while (Interior Secretary Mar) Roxas is a far second,” Guzman said.

    He added that among the presidential hopefuls, Binay has the biggest edge because of his grassroots connections.

    According to her, many Filipinos in the last five years felt no major changes as corruption remains high during the Aquino administration.

    “Aquino’s Matuwid Na Daan was muddled by so many controversies which include the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the botched police operation that left 44 members of the elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25,” Guzman said.

    She added that Binay was not affected by the drop in the popularity ratings of the present administration because the vice president is deemed as an oppositionist.

    Guzman added that those polled by her group viewed the charges hurled against Binay as political in nature.


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    1. Binay is the choice of most of us Luzonians. I heard also that majority of my Visayans and Mindanaoan friends are rooting for a Jojo Binay presidency in 2016. He is our new hope in fighting corruption. If he will promise that all corrupt officials of the Aquino administration will all go to jail we will campaign more for his landslide victory for free at our own expense.

    2. Binay is our choice. The charges against him should have been made a long time ago. Prosecuting him this time that electionis near is simply political in nature. Kay binay uunlad ang buhay…. Binay tayo

    3. Kaya ang lakas ng loob nitong Binay na ipagyabang na sya daw ang susunod na president kasi alam nya na nandyn pa sa COMELEC yung mga galamay nya nagpanalo sa kanya sa pagka vice president, at active pa rin yung mga computer expert nya na nagpanalo sa kanya at sa anak nya. Kaya noong naglabas ang COMELEC ng desisyon na hindi nila papalitan yung smartmatic….nagdiwang ang mga Binay! sobrang saya nila! Naitanong nyo naba sa sarili nyo? Paano nanalo ang isang kandidato na walang karanasan sa politika at ang alam lang ay mag bake ng cake? nagging senador?

    4. GO VP BINAY! Si Binay pa rin ang choice ko for 2016 kasi siya talaga ang nakita ko na hands on at tumututok sa concern ng mga simpleng Pilipino. Tapos nakita ko rin sa kanya yung concern para sa kapwa na di ko nakita sa mga tulad ni PNoy. Kaya buti na lang at nandyan siya! GO VP Binay, fight lang ng fight!

    5. germel faith espinosa on

      Human nature in dirty philippine politics. Pag binoto ninyo si “ibanag” sa pagka-presidente palalayain niya mga kapwa niya magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan. Panginoon diyos tulungan mo po ang bansang ito.

    6. Paano ba naman di makikilala ng kahit sino si Binay e halos lahat ng mga pagtitipon mapa gobyerno man o mapa private, malayo man o malapit ay nandodoon siya at nakikipag boodle fight at take note ha pera ng gobyerno ang gamit nya para ipangampanya ng maaga ang kanyang kandidatura sobrang kapal mo talga Binay kasing tibay ng bakal.

    7. Casiple your the analyst who dont know how to analyze. Remember that that are paid surveys by Beenay!

    8. Maybe…but election 2016 is still 12 months…there will be a better option…Binay is personification of a trapo politics…Philippines will go nowhere if he became the President..God forbid!

    9. May Sariling Isip on

      Biased naman ang “survey” na ito. More like propaganda or mind-conditioning, rather than predictive survey. Maybe you should survey “Who do you NOT want to be the next president?”

    10. Nancy Bulok Cake on

      Magkano naman kaya ang ibinayad ni Binay sa mga surveys? Di ba lahat nang nag-ra-rally sa makati ay binayaran ng tig-300 pesos para lang pumunta ng makati? Di pa ka sali riyan ang libre pagkain. Come to think of it, how reliable and valid are the surveys with just 1200 respondents. How about those 90M people who were not interviewed?

      • Kindly reduce your suspicious allegations into criminal complaint, under oath and file it with the proper legal court for the information and welfare of taxpaying citizens who voted VP Binay, his daughter senator Nancy Binay, rep. Abigail and Mayor Junjun into their respective offices. :)