No end to Binay, Palace ‘war’


The word war between Malacañang and Vice President Jejomar Binay seems far from over as Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda again criticized the latter for his “arrogant” and “shrill” remarks.

In a text message to reporters on Monday, Lacierda accused Binay of spreading lies against the administration.

“We’re addressing all the lies of the Vice President against the President ever since he started his presidential run with lies, lies and more lies,” Lacierda said.

He explained that his recent statements defending Aquino is part of the administration’s “truth campaign” to counter Binay’s attacks.

“Tell them [Binay camp] it’s not personal. It’s a truth campaign,” Lacierda said.

“The vice president cannot, with all due respect, handle the truth,” he added.

Joey Salgado, head of the media affairs of the Office of the Vice President, countered that Lacierda failed to answer the issued raised by Binay.

“Until now, Secretary Lacierda has failed to make a decently coherent reply to the issues raised by the Vice President, particularly the lack of jobs despite economic growth,” Salgado said in a statement on Monday.

Salgado also hit Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd for the alleged irregularities in the Metro Rail Transit.

Salgado said the “abrasive” attacks from the administration showed that they were panicking because of the surging trust and satisfaction ratings of the vice president.


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