Vice President Jejomar Binay found an ally in Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada who said the former is a victim of black propaganda.
“It was a one-year non-stop black propaganda, unrelenting. However, although his survey went down, he is still there,” Estrada told reporters on Monday.
He said he can sympathize with Binay, having been a victim of black propaganda months before he was ejected from Malacañang in January 2001.
But the mayor said the intense attacks launched against Binay did not scare his supporters because the vice president still has his core group of backers.
Estrada will seek reelection in 2016. The mayor said he has not yet decided who will be his vice mayoral candidate but he is choosing among former vice mayor Danny Lacuna, councilor Salvador Philip, president of the league of barangays; and Honey Lacuna-Pangan, the head of the city’s Department of Social Welfare and Development.
However, Estrada said he may run for president if Senator Grace Poe will be disqualified the Senate Electoral Tribunal.