‘Funny’ SWS findings
As usual, SWS surveys point to Vice President Jojo Binay, who has been accused publicly of amassing billions of pesos in public office, as the man to beat in the 2016 presidential election. We find the survey result funny if not silly; the fact is, majority or 79 percent of Filipinos do not trust Binay and see him as a big liar who will cheat his way up to steal more money from the Filipino taxpayers—just like what he allegedly did when he was mayor of Makati.
Binay used to survive on a “check-to-check” basis, but not anymore. His stolen wealth runs into billions of pesos and his lifestyle, as well as his family’s, is a living testimony of how superrich they are. Even street people in the Philippines know this.
In complete contrast, Interior Secretary Mar “walletless” Roxas has shown himself as a clean, humble, honest and incorruptible politician just like Sen. Grace Poe. With Roxas’ long experiences in both local and national posts he held early on, he is ripe for the presidency.
With a Roxas-Poe team (remember Poe is also honest, humble and incorruptible) the presidential and vice-presidential elections in the Philippines would be a done deal.
Binay has been reduced into a “nuisance” candidate, that is, if he won’t be locked up in jail by then.
—MIKE M. MORENO,
chair, Fil-Am Fil-Can Alliance,
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