By Neal H. Cruz
Vice President Jojo Binay is in denial. He told reporters that he is still the candidate of Manila Mayor and former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada. But that is only if his opponent in the 2016 presidential race will not be Sen. Grace Poe. Wait until Grace runs against him; Erap will dump him like a dirty rag and support the daughter of his best friend, fellow actor and kumpadre Fernando Poe Jr.
By Neal H. Cruz
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was at the Tap Room of the Manila Hotel last Dec. 11 to listen to Margaux Salcedo sing. I was seated beside him and we talked politics. I said the survey ratings of his friend Vice President Jojo Binay are plunging while those of Sen. Grace Poe, another friend, are […]
By Randy David
Apart from their “approval/disapproval” of the job performance of top public officials and government institutions, Pulse Asia asks its informants to estimate the amount of “trust and distrust” they have for these officials and institutions. The correlation between these two ratings is remarkably high, suggesting that perhaps, in the Filipino mind, there is no meaningful […]
The November 2014 Pulse Asia survey has an incorrigibly political country talking about election scenarios yet again. That Vice President Jejomar Binay’s voter preference rating has continued to fall, from 31 percent to 26 percent, should come as no surprise; he is continuing to suffer the fallout from the ongoing Senate blue ribbon subcommittee inquiry into alleged corruption in Makati City when he was mayor. On the other hand, the voter preference rating of Sen. Grace Poe has jumped, from 10 percent to 18 percent.
By Edilberto C. de Jesus
A stature on a bridge in Bruges honors the martyr John Nepomucene, ordered drowned by King Wenceslau, according to one narrative, after his tongue was torn out, because he would not disclose what the queen had confessed—a reminder that neither the government nor the general public has any right to know what transpired between Vice President Jejomar Binay and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. If the Vice President had gone to the bishops for confession.