Binay denies text blasts during Holy Week

Posted at 04/08/12 1:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay denied that his camp is behind the text messages that were sent in blast to various people during the Holy Week break allegedly using his name.

In the official Twitter account of the Vice President, he said he is "deeply saddened" by the propaganda.

"Clearly, the intention is to antagonize the public. Holy Week is a time for Christians to reflect on the sufferings of Jesus," Binay said.

Examples of the text messages, also received by journalists, are the following:

“Let’s pray for unity this Holy Week. VP Binay will unite all factions vs the vindictive Yellow Army +Google Manila Times+Binay Senate slate.”

“Jesus, Joseph & Mary may be gone, but salvation lies in our beloved Jejomar. Go VP Binay+ Pls pass…”

“Paalala mula sa tanggapan ni VP Binay: Magpaka-Boy Scout ngayong Holy Week – huwag aanga-anga sa daan para hindi manakawan.”

“We pray that GMA’s StrongRepublic will be realized under Binay’s Strong Leadership. Time to unite. Patawarin ang nagsisisi! Binay sa 2016!”

Twitter was also abuzz criticizing the text messages.

Some said that the number used to send the “Binay messages” was also the same one used earlier to send anti-Chief Justice Renato Corona messages. 

Binay’s PDP-Laban earlier announced it will join forces with former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino for the 2013 polls.

Talks are also ongoing with other political parties to join the team.