Black propaganda blitz starts early vs VP Binay

Posted at 07/13/2012 2:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Political mudslinging against Vice-President Jejomar Binay is getting an early headstart after he announced his desire to run for the presidency in 2016.

In an interview, Binay said certain groups are already trying to re-open old issues against him in a bid to spread black propaganda and smear his image.

“Halos linggo linggo tumatanggap ako, dino-dossier ako ng mga kung sinu-sino, nariyan iyong binabalikan ang mga kaso kong na-dismiss, gustong buhayin,” he said in an interview Thursday.
 
“Heto na naman tayo, pulitika na naman, eh ang layo pa ng 2016,” he added.
 
Asked to identify these groups, the vice-president said: “To whom it may concern, alam niyo naman kung sino kayong tinutukoy ko.”
 
Binay denied rumors that he has already chosen a running mate for the 2016 national elections. Reports have mentioned Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada as possible candidates for the vice presidency in 2016.
 
“Wala akong kinokonsidera kasi ayokong pag-usapan,” Binay said.
 
“Iyang bagay na iyan, halimbawa kayong apat, kapag sinabi kong ikaw ang kandidato kong Vice President, eh ‘di ngayon pa lang 2012 kaaway ko na itong tatlong ito.”

The vice-president said the presidential election is four years away and that it is still too early to speculate about future political plans.
 
"Hintayin natin kapag malapit na ang 2016 tsaka ako magsasabi, pero sa ngayon, maniwala po kayo, ang dami ko pa pong ginagawa, mga programa, sang-ayon sa pagkakaluklok ko sa pwesto," he added.