Jojo Binay Junks Erap Estrada (Updated With Binay ‘Denial’)
Estrada-Binay is the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino ticket for the election that just over 2 weeks away.
What’s happened this week is the fighting mayor of Makati has effectively junked former president Erap with Jojo and his supporters embracing the so-called ‘Noy-Bi’ ticket cooked up by Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero.
Whatever happened to El Rambotito’s pledge to be Erap’s vice president when Estrada reclaims the presidency he lost via the “constructive resignation doctrine’ extracted by Grolia Macapagal Arroyo from the Davide Supreme Court during EDSA Dos?
Did Binay simply use Estrada as a political rocket booster to be jettisoned now that his ratings have put him within striking distance of the front running vice presidential aspirants?
Where has your Scout’s Honor gone, Mayor Jojo?
From the media team of Senator Escudero comes a rejoinder by way of a link to a Manila Bulletin report quoting Mayor Binay as ‘denying’ that he’s left Erap’s side.
Here’s the key segment:
United Opposition president and Makati Mayor Jejomar C. Binay Thursday thanked Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and party-list group Ang Ladlad for backing his bid for the vice presidency.
“I thank my friend and my kumpare Chiz. Coming from a well-loved and principled individual, it is certainly a boost to my campaign for good governance. However, I would like to emphasize that in this race, Erap is my guy,” he said.
This writer understands the ‘denial’. But his online push as sustained by his supporters has not been halted.
Sadly this is what can be perceived as having you cheese and eating it.