LIBERAL Party standard bearer Mar Roxas is “blinded by his ambitions” that are pushing him to resort to discrediting and harassing others, the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday.
“We need not state the obvious, Mr. Roxas, that you have been blinded by your ambition that you routinely disregard the rights of your adversaries, trample on the legal processes and glaringly besmirch their reputation through your yellow trolls,” Rico Quicho, Binay’s spokesman, said.
Quicho said that discrediting and harassing the Vice President through allegations of corruption allegedly committed when he was still the mayor of Makati City, and the recent dismissal of Makati Mayor Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., “does not make you [Roxas] ready for the presidency.”
Quicho noted that although some of Roxas’ allies in the ruling party have been convicted of corruption, the former Interior secretary refused to take action.
On the other hand, he said that Roxas was quick to implement orders when the Binays are implicated in a case.
He noted that Roxas’ harassment of the Binay family started when he was appointed as the DILG chief.
“Kapag hindi pabor sa kaniya, hindi sinusunod. Kapag nakuha ang gusto mula sa Ombudsman na halatang kakampi niya ay napakabilis ng pag-implement at overkill pa (If the situation does not favor him, he does not follow. If he gets what he wants from the Ombudsman who is obviously his ally, he acts swiftly),” he said.
Since last week, the Binay camp has repeatedly accused the Aquino administration and its allies of “overkill” on the way it handled the dismissal of the Makati mayor.
On Wednesday, the Binay camp said police authorities harassed the younger Binay when it served him the dismissal order of the Office of the Ombudsman in his home in San Antonio Village, Makati City.
The administration and Binay’s camp have traded accusations since July, shortly after the Vice President formally severed ties with Aquino, a longtime friend and political supporter.
Binay cut loose from the President’s official family after almost a year of being subjected to Senate inquiry regarding corruption allegations thrown at him when he was still Makati mayor.