• Binay tired of Cabinet infighting, backstabbing


    Vice President Jejomar Binay made a strong statement when he resigned his Cabinet posts as housing czar and presidential adviser on OFW matters.

    Without literally expressing it in his public statement, Binay is now out of Noynoy’s presidency that is preoccupied with factional infighting and political vendetta.

    While the horrifying Mamasapano Massacre cries for Justice, the Noynoy administration has chosen to glorify the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s acts of terrorism.

    While Malacañang has failed to account for the anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds, Noynoy’s “selective justice” has turned blind, deaf and mute over massive irregularities at various agencies, like DBM, DILG, DA, DOTC, DSWD and DND.

    Binay no longer wants any part of it, in fact, his camp says he is the number one “victim” of such selective justice.

    The Vice President is making it clear that he does not intend to use his Cabinet positions to “campaign” for the May 9, 2016 elections.

    So far, Binay is the only incumbent official who has confidently declared his intention to run for President.

    Makati Rep. Abigail Binay, the VP’s daughter, hand-delivered the resignation letter addressed to Aquino which was received by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa shortly before 4 p.m. Monday.

    Binay’s resignation was irrevocable and effective immediately.

    I believe the VP is tired of all the infighting, back-stabbing and power struggle in Noynoy’s official family.

    Vice President Binay said “experience” in public administration is his advantage over the other presidential aspirants in 2016.

    It appears, however, that accomplishments, more than experience, counts most to the public.

    And for the same reason, Binay emerged as the “most approved and most trusted top government official” in a recent Pulse Asia survey released on Monday.

    The approval rating for the Vice President jumped from 46 percent in March to 58 percent in June despite the Senate blue ribbon committee investigation into the “overpriced” construction of Makati City Hall Building 2 and other allegations of graft during Binay’s mayoral term.

    So, it looks like the kangaroo court’s trial by publicity of the VP has failed to erase in the minds of people Binay’s accomplishments in the premier city, in terms of social services and infrastructure.

    Conversely, Binay dislodged Noynoy from first place, even as the President recovered from a rating of 38 percent in March to 54 percent in June.

    Noynoy’s approval ratings took a plunge in the wake of the tragedy of Mamasapano Massacre last January, followed by whitewash-cover up investigations by the Senate and the House of Representatives.

    The President repeatedly lied and was widely believed as culpable for authorizing then suspended police official Alan Purisima to supervise the suicide mission in the terrorists’ lair. The ill-fated SAF 44 troopers were left to die without reinforcement.

    In the Pulse Asia poll, former no. 1 Noynoy came in third behind Senate President Franklin Drilon who maintained an approval rating of 49 percent.

    Wala naman nagawa ang dalawang iyan, pwe!

    After subjecting VP Binay to a kangaroo trial at the Senate, the Noynoy administration this time targets Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who many believes may be the dark horse in next year’s presidential polls.

    Duterte, who earned the tag “The Punisher” for his no-nonsense approach in law enforcement, have increasingly gained support all over the country amid the clamor from various sectors for him to run for president.

    When the popular Davao City mayor entered the “Magic 5” in surveys on the public’s preferred successor to Noynoy, he immediately became the subject of criticisms for alleged human rights violations.

    Davao is known for its low crime incidence, particularly cases related to illegal drugs and robbery.

    Duterte’s supporters believe that Malacañang and the ruling Liberal Party of Noynoy and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas are behind the smear campaign against the 2016 presidential dark horse.

    Duterte placed third and fourth in the Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys, respectively, ahead of Roxas, who is the presumptive administration standard bearer.

    Looks like Roxas will be “sliding down” again.



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    1. muriel magtanggol on

      OA lang naman ni Binay yan. Talagang mag reresign at tatakbo nga…diba lahat ng Cabinet men na gustong tumakbo, dapat mag resign? Nag iinarte lang yan si Binay, bilib na bilib naman kayo. Ang totoong may delikadeza, sa unang lang nang bahid nang pagnanakaw…kahit bahid pa lang, suspetsa or pinag hihinalaan pa lang ang official, nag reresign na dapat para ma imbestigahan siya nang walang hadlang! Pa-cute lang yan…pero hindi uubra, hindi siya cute. Pa-martir ? Ewan, napaka rich niya para magmukhang kawawa!

    2. Gilbert Lomuntad on

      I have spoken to a lot of people..lets say is my personal survey.. from OFW, ordinary citizen and professionals and i just realize base on their insights that the Binay’s are the most hated and unwanted political family in the philippine archipelago…and if you observe the social media which i believe is one way or another a survey by itself.. the Binay’s will always never make it to the most approved or most approved….maybe on the “most overpriced”….

    3. Buti ka pa Erwin parehas ka in both good and bad sides. Ung utol mo na si Mon eh talagang suklam na suklam kay Binay. Am not pro nor anti-Binay nor Aquino, pero just wondering why he keeps attacking Jojo for reasons known to only him. WHY O WHY? Para siyang si Winnie Monsod na sagad sa impiyerno ang galit sa mga Binay. Puro lang galit, walang pruweba….epekto kaya nung banat ni Raymart sa kanya?

    4. P.Akialamiro on

      The VP’s resignation is overdue. Delicadeza dictates that once you see the writing on the wall, it’s time to go! Most of all, when he declared his intention to run for President, he should have resigned because he doesn’t belong to the Liberal Party. BTW, do not underestimate the dark horse either from the north or from the south or both who have track records! Poe has the ambition and is a questionable candidate and Roxas is a pathetic candidate.

      Anything can happen between now and the elections. For one thing, Binay has to clear his slate. People are tired of ‘corrupt’ trapos!

      • Hindi naman talaga makatotohanan yang mga surbi-subitis na yan dahil puwede namang bayaran yan kaya umaangat ang pangalan ng mga kandidato dahil BINAYaran nila talaga yan na parte ng kanilang campaign strategy.