Vice President Jejomar Binay over the weekend thanked the United States and Japan for giving military equipment to the Philippines, a move that he said will boost Manila’s military capabilities.

Under his presidency, Binay said, he will always be open to dealing with countries based on what is best for the Philippines’ interests.

He is running for President in the 2016 elections.

“We will always deal and be an ally of countries based on what’s best for our interests. Hindi naman one-way iyon [It’s not a one-way street],” Binay said in Batangas.

He reiterated that the Philippine will always fight for its sovereignity over the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) and that it is “non-negotiable.”

“We will always be fighting for our ownership of those areas [in the South China Sea],” the Vice President said.

During the recently concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, US President Barack Obama announced that he intends to transfer two warships to the Philippine Navy “to bolster the Navy’s ability to conduct long-edurance patrols.”

Meanwhile, Japanese deputy press secretary, Koichi Mizushima, said the Philippines and Japan are working on a deal to transfer military equipment to the Philippines.


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  1. Binay thinks he will be the next President of the Philippines ha ha ha! Matulog ka muna Binay then in your dreams, being the President can only be happened but on the election day, I am sure you will not be elected :-)

  2. Looks like Binay is getting credit about the help the Philippines is getting from other countries. Binay did NOTHING to the country as VP and can not even join discussions during cabinet meetings to offer solutions to the country’s problems. Binay’s ambition to be president is gone with the corruption charges against him. The people knows that Binay will only give all islands of the Philippines in return of billions of dollars. Ang kapal.