VP Binay gives PNOY passing grade


IF he would rate President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s performance, Vice President Jejomar Binay would give him a passing mark.

Binay on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the performance of President Aquino during his mid-term in office.

“If we give the President a grade ranging from 1 to 3 we can give him a 2,” Binay told reporters.

He said the Chief Executive has started laying the foundation for what more needs to be done by 2016.

“Marami namang nagawa si Pangulo ah. Iyong mga ibang bahagi noon, iyon ang implementation na pagtutulung tulungan natin [The President has done much including those that we jointly implemented],” he added.

However, Binay said that more reforms are needed especially to the three agencies the President berated during his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

For his part, Binay said the housing sector under his leadership continues to gain ground in its duty to provide Filipinos with decent and affordable housing.

The Vice President’s accomplishment report over the last three years shows that the housing sector has been able to serve 333,133 families, 68 percent of which belong poor and low-income families.

It also indicated that the housing sector has generated about 2.5 million jobs since 2010.

The Vice President said he continues to initiate reforms in the housing sector through persistent efforts to bring to justice Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee.

The case against GA stemmed from an investigation which shows GA using ghost borrowers and fake documents to siphon more than P6 billion loans from Pag-IBIG.

“We will pursue our fight for justice for the ordinary Filipino workers who have been victimized by Globe Asiatique,” he said.

The Supreme Court (SC) also decided to junk the petition filed by Lee which sought to stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting him in connection with the syndicated estafa charges filed against him and other executives of Globe Asiatique Realty and Holdings Corp (GA).

Delfin Lee and his son, Dexter, remain at large, with President Aquino offering a P2 million bounty for their capture.


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