First of all, I would like to state that this letter is not officially sanctioned by my office and contains a personal view of a private citizen and a hurting subordinate.
By Neal H. Cruz
President Aquino’s message to Vice President Jejomar Binay last Monday was very clear, and only those who want to cling to their post will pretend not to understand it: Get out, you’re fired! But P-Noy said it the polite way so Binay can save face: “If he (Binay) thinks we are going in the wrong direction, he is free to leave.” Binay was being shown the door.
By Randy David
In his interview with ANC’s Lynda Jumilla the other night, Vice President Jejomar Binay said that he made clear his intention to seek the presidency in 2016 as early as when he took office as vice president—unlike Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive candidate of the ruling Liberal Party, who, he sneered, has been “hypocritical” about his plans. Clearly, Binay wishes to project the image of a straight-talking politician who has nothing to hide. But, a statement like that is double-bladed: It also gives the impression that political ambition is all that consumes him, and that, as a public official, he has little time for governance.
By Amando Doronila
Apparently shaken by the Pulse Asia survey results showing that 62 percent of Filipinos oppose a run for reelection by President Aquino, Malacañang had been forced to plead for a second opinion in the polls.
By Amando Doronila
Since 2010 Vice President Jejomar Binay has had an unbroken run in the poll surveys as the front-runner in the 2016 presidential election, until his momentum was jolted by the results of the Pulse Asia survey showing that his presidential voter preference had plunged from 41 percent in June to 31 percent in September—an unprecedented 10-point drop.