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VP Jejomar Binay on DOTC Sec. Mar Roxas saying he won't run for president in 2016: "Is that so?"
Inquirer.net reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay was asked for his reaction to Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas’ "I have no plans of running for president in 2016" declaration. Binay quipped, "Is that so? A lot of you were surprised that I didnít act like a hypocrite because I really have plans. Those are the same lines of others in the past." He then added, "That is his position as of now."
Published on: Apr 19, 2012 - 8:07am
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Inquirer.net reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay was asked for his reaction to Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Mar Roxas' "I have no plans of running for president in 2016" declaration. Binay quipped, "Is that so? A lot of you were surprised that I didnít act like a hypocrite because I really have plans. Those are the same lines of others in the past." He then added, "That is his position as of now."

However, many pundits speculate that Roxas would most definitely be President Noynoy Aquino's pick for the 2016 polls. In any case, as the report noted, Roxas, in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer over the weekend, said: "I can honestly, sincerely, absolutely, transparently tell you that I have no plans."

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7 Comments
  • itsabrightday
    Read more about Connecting the dots, a Philippine Ultimatum on 2016 elections, and other stories that should have not surprised us http://bit.ly/JiM8cm
    Apr 23 2012 @ 10:58am     Reply  
  • Tina
    I hope this whole schtick/game Binay is playing backfires on him. Just as it did with Manny Villar. Same old trapo running the country? No thanks.

    PS. And using Makati as his catapult towards a higher position? Please. With the amount of tax the city generates you could have done sooo much more for the 90% of the Makati residents who live outside the posh subdivisions of Dasma, Urdaneta, Forbes etc.
    Apr 20 2012 @ 01:11am     Reply  
  • i am telling you so
    Philippines, prepare for another dictator.
    Apr 20 2012 @ 12:40am     Reply  
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  • kakaro
    isa pa tong si kiroro!
    Apr 19 2012 @ 06:28pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    In the meantime, the country's last boy scout is untouchable in the surveys. He can afford to be smug, if he wants to. Only Pacquiao can give boy scout a decent run in '16, problem is, even then, Pacquiao would still be too young to qualify to run for president. Yes folks, there's an age requirement, 40-45 years old, i think. I really hope Gibo would give it a shot, break Binay's juggernaut.
    Apr 19 2012 @ 11:53am     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    It takes one to know one. In this scenario, it seems that even VP Binay is not convinced. Some politicians are preparing as early as now so as to make names for themselves to ensnare the people to vote for them. This is their world, not of public service but self service. I just hope that they be enlightened to make names for themselves by doing real public service. Sincerity...this matters most.
    Apr 19 2012 @ 10:38am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Mark
      hello!
      to build political career is costly, so they have to make sure that they will land a position to compensate for the lost riches. They have to do everything possible to be elected so sincerity is out of their propaganda
      Apr 20 2012 @ 12:08pm     Reply  
  • **FULL**
    sobrang aga pa para pagusapan ang 2016 elections, why not focus on their current position and solve problems of our country. Mga PULITIKO talaga oh, sarili lang iniisip.
    Apr 19 2012 @ 09:55am     Reply  
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