VP Binay assures
UNA’s support for PNoy
Denies claim that the
coalition will make PNoy a ‘lame duck’ President
By OVP Media
January 31, 2013
MANILA – Vice
President Jejomar C. Binay denied the allegation of Senator Franklin
Drilon that the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) is out to make
President Benigno Aquino III a ‘lame duck’ President.
In an interview at the
sidelines of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against
Corruption (GOPAC), Binay assured that UNA remains supportive of
Aquino’s “daang matuwid” and reform agenda.
“Paanong lame duck e
nandiyan ang suporta namin?” the Vice President said.
“We are the new opposition –
an opposition who will be supportive of matters which the President is
undertaking tapos tutulong kami kung kailangan magdagdag kami ng
suggestions sa kanilang mga panukala. Pero hindi namin bibitawan na
ibunyag, ipaabot sa mamamayan ang maling nangyayari,” he added.
Binay noted that some
quarters are just trying to create a wedge between him and the
“Talagang iniintriga ang
samahan naming dalawa ng Pangulo. Ewan ko kung ano ang purpose nila
para kami ay pag-intrigahin. Wala naman kaming dapat pag-intrigahan,”
“I think the President was
clear in his statement. Wala naman kaming pinagdaanang diperensya and
he is satisfied with the manner by which I am working,” he added.
Earlier, Aquino told
reporters at the end of the World Economic Forum in Davos that he does
not have any “issues” with the Vice President.
Meanwhile, Binay downplayed
claims of administration officials that UNA is taking advantage of the
President’s popularity to boost the chances of its senatorial
candidates in the coming elections.
“In the first place, mataas
din naman ang aking survey, lalo na pag pinagsama mo ang survey ni
Jojo Binay, at tsaka ni Senator Enrile, tsaka ni President Erap,
kaming mga UNA leaders” the Vice President said.