Vice President Jejomar Binay blames supporter for labeling relief goods for Typhoon Yolanda victims
He says it was done without his knowledge.
Danilo Adorador III of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Vice President Jejomar Binay has denied giving instructions to his staff to put his name on relief goods intended for the survivors of typhoon Yolanda, saying the label was put on the items without his knowledge by a supporter from Iloilo.
The report quoted Binay as saying on Wednesday (November 20) that while the goods were indeed donated in his name by the "businessman-friend," he did not instruct the supporter to put his name and the Office of the Vice President's logo on the items. The Vice President has been criticized as "'epal' or one who is constantly trying to draw attention to himself" after photos surfaced on social media showing bags of relief goods meant for typhoon victims bearing his name.
Binay said he has ordered the removal of the labels after finding out about them from his staff.
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