Binay expects demolition job from LP
MANILA - Vice President Jejomar Binay said he could be targeted for a demolition job by the Liberal Party as the May 2013 elections draw nearer.
"Tingnan natin. Hindi naman tayo bago sa ganyang labanan. Lalung-lalo na puros bintang, puros gawa-gawa o mga lumang mga issue. Mga kaso sa Ombudsman, mga kung anu-ano," he said.
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said high-profile attacks have already been lodged against their two other leaders, former President Joseph Estrada and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
Binay believes he is backed by a strong number of Filipinos, as can be gleaned from the crowds going to their sorties. “For me, this is the way to measure the depth of the people’s support for UNA. This is the true survey of the people,” he said.
He challenged the administration Liberal Party, which is part of the Team PNoy coalition, to match the crowd UNA draws during their campaign rallies.
“The crowd in Cagayan de Oro was larger than the crowd we had during the 2010 elections. I wish the Liberal Party were here so they can see for themselves the real people’s choice,” he said. UNA claimed they drew a crowd of 50,000 in Cagayan de Oro on Sunday.
UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco laughed off statements from the administration that they are aiming for quality during their own sorties.
“That’s a pathetic excuse, especially since they are supposed to be the administration party. Campaign sorties and rallies are opportunities to highlight your strength, but it seems the LP’s claim of dominance is all hot air,” he said.
He said there should be a better explanation for the dismal attendance during Team PNoy’s sorties.
“And what do they mean by quality? Yung mga may-kaya sa buhay na nagpupunta sa mga LP rallies kumpara sa mga mahihirap na kusang loob na nagpupunta sa mga rali ng UNA? This again betrays their elitist background, their contempt for the common people,” he said.