• Foes seen using pork scam to destroy Binay


    VICE President Jejomar Binay on Friday expressed fear that the pork barrel fund scam might be used by his detractors to destroy him.

    Binay said the public is made to believe by some quarters that if he wins the presidency, all his allies, who are implicated in the pork scam, will go scot-free.

    “There are some people poisoning the minds of the people that if I become president, I will play favorites,” he added.

    Binay has openly expressed his intention of running in the presidential race in the 2016 national elections.

    Since then, he claimed that his detractors have launched an all-out campaign to discredit him and his family.

    The Vice President maintained that those who will be found guilty in the pork scam probe should be prosecuted.

    “I am a lawyer and I know the law. If there is sufficient evidence, you file a case,” he said.

    He added that efforts to pin down those involved in the scam should not spare political allies or relatives.

    Among the allies of Binay who were charged in connection with the pork scam are Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jose ‘Jinggoy’ Estrada.

    Confused by the existence of different lists containing lawmakers and government officials who were allegedly involved in the pork barrel fund scam, Binay expressed hopes that the truth shall prevail.

    “The Napoles case is being investigated. Hopefully, the truth will come out,” he said.

    The case centers on jailed businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains of the P10-billion scam involving priority development assistance fund or pork barrel of lawmakers.

    Binay earlier likened the existence of several Napoles lists to the Hello Garci controversy where different versions of a taped conversation between former election commissioner Virgilio Garcillano and then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo surfaced.


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    1. Jude Mendoza on

      Binay will be a good President but I want him to start distancing himself from the SCAMMERS. I want to see him as an incumbent Vice President who fights public corruption as if nobody else does. Make a statement Sir.

    2. Mr. VP. Binay, if I may put in my two cents opinion, I know that you are a serious contender for the 2016 Philippine Presidential election. However, I believe as you alluded to, that there are those who believe that your friends and allied legislators who are allegedly involved in PDAF plunder, once convicted has nothing to worry, because you will give them a Presidential pardon, once you become the President. I know that you are a lawyer, the more so that people are skeptical about what you say/promise. Deep down in heart if this is your dream and you believe that you can offer and deliver the best service to the country and people without any political favoritism, nepotism and continue to run after these corrupt government officials, you will no doubt qualify for the aspirations of most Filipinos, local and abroad, and you will win. To assuage the skeptical potential voters is a mountain, you have to climb to convince these skeptics that you are fair minded, with very strong conviction that your legislator friends involved in PDAF SCAM when convicted, can not expect any presidential pardon if you win. Anything you say and promise at this point, they may not believe you, but you have to continue to pound this message, make them believe in you, because this country needs a very strong leader, who is strict, organized, and mean business to rid this country of corruption and that your number one priority for this country is to reach its potential to be number one in law and order, guided by God given principles that all Filipinos can be proud of. Good luck and God bless.

    3. My, oh my, what a wishful thinking. Filipinos do not trust anyone anymore, and all sitting politicians should not blame anyone but themselves.