VP Binay: named as the Most Trusted Government Official

BY: KRIS JOHN ENCOMIENDA

In the latest trust and approval survey conducted by PulseAsia, revealed that the most appreciated and well-trusted government official is Vice President Jejomar Binay overtaking President Noynoy Aquino, having 83% trust rate from the 78% registered last October as compared to Pnoy’s rate of 74% as of this month, decreased from the 78% registered last October, according to ABS-CBN.

The survey is conducted February 24 to March 6, 2011 were: the diplomatic row between the Philippines and Taiwan over the deportation of 14 Taiwanese nationals to China; the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution; and the evacuation of Filipinos in Libya amidst the ongoing civil unrest in the country; the execution of three convicted Filipino for drug trafficking in China that is supposed to happen on February 20 and 21 but is put on hold because of Binay’ humanitarian visit to Beijing, China.

Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesman, said the Pulse Asia survey encourages the vice-president to work even harder.

“VP Binay is grateful for the people’s support. It encourages him to work harder for our people. The VP knows that our country is facing so many challenges and he asks that we all work together to face these challenges and help President Noynoy move our country forward,” he said.

Other developing stories at the time the survey was a total of 1,200 representative adults participated in the survey. It has a ± 3% error margin at the 95% confidence level.

source: GMANews, ABS-CBNnews

Makati Family Day Probing Ordered by Binay

MANILA, Philippines – Makati Mayor and leading vice-presidential candidate Jejomar “Jojo” Binay has ordered a probe into the accident which injured 8 people during the Family Day at the Makati City Hall grounds on Sunday.

Seven children and a female employee of the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD) were hurt after falling off a huge inflatable slide that became unstable because of strong winds Sunday at around noon.

“This is an unfortunate incident. I have asked those concerned to give me a report within 48 hours so we can determine if there had been negligence,” Binay said in a statement.

The injured were treated for minor bruises and contusions at the Acute Care Center of the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) in Bel-Air. They have all been discharged from the hospital.

Binay has also directed the MSWD and OsMak officials to extend all possible assistance to the victims, specifically instructing OsMak to give free treatment.

“We will provide all the assistance needed by the victims of this unfortunate incident,” assured Binay, who expressed deep regret over the accident.

The Family Day was part of the yearly celebration of Makati’s Foundation Day. (Read more on ABS CBN and Yahoo! Philippines News)

Makati Jejomar Binay the new Vice-President of the Philippines?

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay is sure to be the new vice president. Mar Roxas a.k.a “Mr. Palengke” needs a magical power to overtake him, he says, for his closest rival to catch up with his numbers in the race for the second highest post in the country.

The sudden rise of Binay, said to be the dark horse in the vice presidential race, has stunned a nation that had seen Sen. Manuel Roxas II as the front runner since the start of the campaign until a week ago, when pre-election surveys showed the two tying for the first time.

On Thursday, three days after the elections, GMA Network’s partial and unofficial results showed Binay and Roxas still in dead heat — with Binay getting 13,374,107 votes as against Roxas’ 12,587,596 votes, a difference of about 800,000 votes.

“I am confident that I will win … I will be neck-and-neck [with Roxas], in the sense that there will be a one million [vote] gap or less between us,” Binay told GMA News Tuesday.In a press conference Wednesday, Binay tells reporters the only way he can lose is if his rivals cheat the election results. GMANews.TV

He said he is prepared to be the vice president of Sen. Benigno Aquino III, who is emerging as the clear winner in the presidential race with a lead of five million votes over former president Joseph Estrada, Binay’s running mate.

In his speeches, Estrada repeatedly says he is lucky to have Binay, “the best mayor,” as his running mate. Binay, in turn, showered Estrada with praises.

Regardless of whether his pro-poor image shared with Estrada or Escudero’s “Noy-Bi” endorsement fueled Binay’s take-off, the Makati City mayor seems poised to be Aquino’s vice president.

Vice Presidential Candidate Binay assures Presidential front runner Noynoy his cooperation

MANILA, Philippines – Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay has not officially won the vice presidential race, but he is already looking forward to working hand in hand with leading presidential candidate, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

“Noynoy, matutulog ka nang mahimbing sa akin. Sa hirap at ginhawa, itinaya na natin ang buhay natin sa Edsa. Hindi ko aagawin ang puwesto mo,” Binay said in a press conference at his office in Makati City on Wednesday.

Binay has had a long history with the Aquino family. He joined the August 21 movement when Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was assassinated in 1983.

The Makati City mayor stood by the side of late President Corazon Aquino when she ran for president in the 1985 snap elections and through the 1986 Edsa Revolution.

Sitting as the new president, Mrs. Aquino made her first appointment, installing Binay as mayor of Makati City.

Binay said he is sure that the young Aquino knows, he “won’t let his President down.”

“Alam naman ni Noynoy na handa akong tumulong. Ako ay team player. Bakit hindi ko siya susuportahan kung siya ang gusto ng taong bayan?” he said.

Binay hopes that if he wins the vice presidential race and Noynoy Aquino asks him what department he would like to take on, he said he will ask for the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“Iyan ang expertise ko. Ako ang pinaka-senior local government official at kauna-unahang acting mayor after the Edsa Revolution,” he said.

A week before the elections, Binay told ABS-CBN News’ Karen Davila in an interview over ANC that Aquino told him that he would be installed as DILG secretary.

Aquino later admitted the he offered the cabinet position to Binay, but that was before the mayor declared he is running for vice president.

Source: http://abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/13/10/binay-noynoy-you-can-sleep-soundly-me-your-vp

Estrada’s 2010 presidential bid revives legal debate

A day after former President Joseph Estrada announced that he is taking another shot at the presidency, another round of debate on the legitimacy of his plan has erupted among constitutional experts and legal luminaries.

How often can one become president of the Philippines? Can Estrada — 13th Philippine president, impeached in Congress, ousted through a popular uprising, convicted of plunder and granted pardon by his successor — run for the position again?

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Groups meet to plan moves vs Charter change

Groups critical of plans to amend the 1897 Constitution, led by the United Opposition (UNO), met Tuesday in Makati City to plan for possible moves against Charter change, which is reportedly currently gaining ground in the House of Representatives.

The closed-door meeting, led by UNO president and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, was held at the Makati City Hall on Tuesday evening.

Some of the groups represented in the meeting were activist groups Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Akbayan, and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan.


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