I HAVE high hopes that come 2016, when we elect a new president, a new brand of politics will also be ushered in. Vice President Jojo Binay is the frontrunner in this presidential race which started even before it began and while brickbats are continuously thrown at him in relation to the over-priced, world-class parking building, it seems like he remains to be the candidate to beat as of today. Surprisingly, those who are at it in the Senate hearings went down in the latest survey rankings, and another didn’t move at all.
VP Binay recently launched a new “old” party UNA. Formerly just an alliance, it is now a Comelec registered political party with support from Erap’s Partido ng Masang Pilipino. Does that mean that it is going to be a Binay-Jinggoy come 2016? Well, just like what Atty. JV Baustita said in an interview, to early to tell. But what is certain is that they will filter all those who wish to join the new party of opportunists and politicians who will now make a beeline to be included in UNA. Really now! With that standard, very few will be left to choose from.
To begin with, I am told that Congressman Franny Eriguel of the second district of La Union is one of the founding members of UNA along with former congressman and finance secretary Margarito Teves. My beef with Eriguel is he almost decimated my sister’s family during the elections of 2010 when he led his band of goons to my sister’s house and fired away. This person who continues to terrorize our kailians with his gangster like approach only has a sisterhood pact with Makati as his bond with Binay. Now if this is the kind of members who will belong to UNA, I can almost predict that we will have more of the same. God forbid!
God is Great!