VICE President Jejomar Binay will not, in any way, get involved in the word war between President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his arch-nemesis Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.
Binay on Friday refused to give any comment on reports that Aquino will be slapped with impeachment complaint for allegedly influencing some senator-judges at the height of impeachment trial of former Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona.
“Ayaw kong sumali diyan [I don’t want to get involved],” quipped Binay when sought for his comment on reports that an impeachment complaint will be possibly lodged against the President.
At the same time, Binay, who belongs to the opposition coalition, said the accusations of Revilla against the Aquino administration is political in nature and that he does not want to be dragged.
Binay is one of the founding leaders of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) that contested Aquino’s Liberal Party (LP) in the last senatorial elections.
He said instead of getting involved in the controversy, it is better to focus his attention in performing his duties as the housing czar and Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Concerns.
“Politika na po ‘yan. Mag-isip muna tayong magtrabaho [That is politics. Let us just focus in our job],” he added.
In his privilege speech, Revilla said he was secretly met by Aquino at the height of impeachment trial to convince him to convict Corona.
Revilla’s accusation has resulted to a word war with the Chief Executive, who admitted that he also talked to three other senator-judges.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO