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Only DILG post for Binay, says spokesman

Posted by akosistella on June 16, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Vice-President elect Jejomar Binay only has his eye on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) post despite talk that he is being offered a different Cabinet post.

According to his spokesman, lawyer JV Bautista, Binay wants a position where his talents will be maximized.

“He has not expressed any preference for anything else,” he said in an interview on ANC’s Headstart.

Binay, however, said he will accept any position in the Cabinet that is offered to him by President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


Inquirer Editorial: Positioning Binay

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT JEJOMAR BINAY’S LOUD insistence that he wants to serve, in effect, as the incoming Aquino administration’s chief local government officer, by asking publicly and candidly for the position of interior secretary, leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. To be sure, he has toned down his rhetoric in the last two days, but this change of tactics only shows that his previous tack was, at the very least, tactless.

Appointing people to the Cabinet is a president’s prerogative. Campaigning for a seat in it through a media blitz undermines that prerogative. In effect, it poses a challenge to President-elect Benigno Aquino III’s mandate. It raises the question: Whose Cabinet is it, anyway?

Via Inquirer

CAN you spell C-R-U-D-E? The gall of Binay and his lackeys to insist on the DILG post. The feeling of entitlement from these guys is appalling.


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Former foe now runs with Estrada

Posted by akosistella on March 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—From one of those who joined calls for the ouster of former President Joseph Estrada in 2001, lawyer JV Bautista of the militant Sanlakas group has turned supporter and now passionately defends the ex-president in their campaign sorties.

Bautista, who is running for senator under Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), devotes much of his speeches to tackling the folly of having ousted Estrada in the “Edsa Dos” revolution nine years ago.

Click INQUIRER.net.


Lakas-Kampi mayor calls Gordon ‘most qualified president’

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, Philippines—Better safe than sorry.

The mayor of San Pablo City in Laguna introduced Sen. Richard Gordon as “maybe the next president of the Philippines” when he introduced the Bagumbayan standard bearer in a simple assembly inside the city hall Monday morning.

But Mayor Vicente Amante of Lakas-Kampi quickly explained that he did not want to give the impression he had jumped ship.

Click Inquirer

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