Vice President keeps 2016 poll cards close to his chest


AMID various controversies he is facing, Vice President Jejomar Binay has been very cautious in identifying his possible running mate in the 2016 presidential elections.

Reports reaching Binay indicated that he is eyeing actress and Gov. Rosa Vilma Santos-Recto of Batangas as his possible vice presidential candidate in the next national elections.

“There were reports of a ‘Nay-Vi’ tandem, but that was not discussed during my meeting with the governor,” he said.

The Vice President on Valentine’s Day went to Batangas to meet with Santos-Recto and mayors of Balete, Mabini, Cuenca, Balayan and Batangas City to discuss government housing programs.

The dialog was held at the Batangas Provincial Capitol, Batangas City, Santos’ bailiwick.

When asked if he, indeed, was considering the “Star for All Season” as his running mate, Binay said “it is too early to make any announcement.”

However, the Vice President said that it is a big factor if his running mate will come from the local government like him.

Binay, who became mayor of Makati City for a long time before he was elected into the second highest position in the country, is now very cautious in flaunting any possible running mate.

“If I will announce this early my candidate, all other possible running mates will now be my enemies,” he added.

Binay, one of the founding leaders of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), has publicly expressed his intention to run in the presidential elections after his election into the UNA post.

The Vice President has been involved in various controversies,most recent of which was his ‘word war’ with some senators for reacting on the testimony of Ruby Tuason before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.


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