JV clears Mar, points to LP, NP as Binay attackers


OPPOSITION Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Monday virtually cleared Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd of any involvement in a smear campaign against Vice President Jejomar Binay and instead tagged the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and Nacionalista Party (NP) as those behind the operations to discredit him.

Ejercito explained that the LP and NP would benefit once they succeeded in easing Binay out of the presidential race in 2016.

He also expressed doubt on the role of Roxas in the alleged demolition campaign against Binay, noting that the former would not likely engage in dirty politics.

“I know him [Roxas]. I don’t think he will adhere to this kind of dirty politics. I have respect for Secretary Mar, I don’t think he is capable [of playing dirty],” the opposition senator said.

“There is an old saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and we are seeing this happening. They [NP and LP] have a common denominator and that is they both want to eliminate the leading presidential candidate,” Ejercito added.

He was reacting to Binay’s statement that Roxas was the mastermind behind “Oplan Stop Nognog 2016,” a campaign allegedly hatched in a bid to stop the Vice President from clinching the presidency in 2016.

Ejercito also questioned the real intent of the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee’s ongoing inquiry into alleged anomalies in construction of Makati City Hall Building 2, noting that” it is hard to deny that it has already evolved into a full-fledged demolition job against the Vice President.”


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  1. Politika ito mga pare – lahat sila madudumi dahil nasa kusina, di puwedeng di maulingan! Tanging si Pacquiao lang siguro ang malinis…come on!

  2. Alam ni Erap at JV na si Mr.13%VP Binay ay nada to be President,instead he will be a Mayor at Bagong Diwa kaya kay Mar na sila.

  3. Ganyan talaga ang politics sa Pinas, ikaw din pag sumakay ka at nag a bison ng mataas na pwesto sa gubyerno, mararanasan mo din yan. Kaya Ingat ka JV. I like you.

  4. Santa banana, Sen, Ejercito, you do not know what you are talking about! It seems that your politics is robbing you of reason. You are clearing Roxas and yet pointing a finger at the LPs. But who is the head of the LPs or at least a titular head? Hndi ba si Roxas? So,……what conclusion can you draw?

    Also, you should not absolve Roxas of manipulating underhanded tactics. Is your memory so short not to remember what he did to the Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. Let me remind you that Roxas did not want to provide help to Tacloban unless Romualdez relinquishes his post as City Mayor. But since the latter refused. Roxas could not force the issue. Now, what do you call that? Isn’t that an underhanded tactic or manipulation so that it will be him (Roxas) who will get all the credit.

    My goodness, Mr. Ejercito. Please do not give us a reason not to vote for you again.