outbrain
Close  

Still most trusted despite ‘demolition’

/ 12:02 AM October 16, 2014

Trust is earned. Jejomar Binay apparently knows this all too well. As a human rights lawyer during the martial law years, he helped many poor litigants obtain justice. And as Makati mayor since 1986, he attended to the needs and problems of his constituents.

Over the years, he has earned the trust and respect of many Filipinos, so much so that today, as Vice President of the Republic, he is the most trusted among the Top. 5 public officials in the country, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

ADVERTISEMENT

The survey result is surprising, considering that Binay has been the target of what appears to be a sustained smear campaign in the halls of the Senate. Three senators, aiming to project themselves as viable candidates for higher office, have launched a nonstop demolition job against Binay for the alleged overpricing of the Makati City Hall Building II.

But even if they have trotted out a parade of witnesses who have accused him of rigging contracts when he was still Makati mayor and vowed to drop more bombshells in the weeks to come, Binay remains the most trusted among top officials, even surpassing President Aquino’s trust rating.

FEATURED STORIES

What this indicates is that Binay’s 2016 presidential bid is on track even as his detractors and critics have come up with an unlimited bag of tricks to malign him with baseless accusations.

The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee orchestrating the political moro-moro against Binay must be spending sleepless nights now for their apparent failure to make the allegations of corruption against him stick. They should stop the charade forthwith and come up with a better script.

—JUDITH PEREZ,

Mamamayan ng Makati

para sa Katotohanan,

Barangay Singkamas, Makati City

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Graft and Corruption, human rights, Jejomar Binay, Makati City Hall Building II, political moro-moro
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
sports

Hubalde makes sure Classic keep chin up

January 19, 2020 05:15 AM

lifestyle

Feeling royalty

January 19, 2020 05:15 AM

sports

Inoue-Donaire slugfest named 2019’s best

January 19, 2020 05:10 AM

opinion

All beside the point

January 19, 2020 05:07 AM

opinion

Volcanic landscapes, memory, and meaning

January 19, 2020 05:06 AM



© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.