Mar Roxas has confirmed that he was the demolition man behind charges of corruption leveled against Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Binay’s blast is the second accusation of engaging in black propaganda hurled at the standard bearer of the administration Liberal Party.
Months ago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, while he was still dilly-dallying on a presidential run, accused Roxas as behind a journalist who peddled a yarn that Duterte was not running because he had throat cancer.
According to Binay, standard bearer of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), Roxas’ claim that he (Binay) was an ‘expert on graft and corruption” indicated that he is calling the shots in the “demolition by perception” waged against him by the administration.
In a forum in Dumaguete City on December 8, Binay explained the difference between graft and corruption.
Graft is abusive use of power while corruption is mishandling of public money, said Binay in the forum attended by students.
Roxas was quick to the draw in equating the explanation to the charges of filed against Binay.
“It’s a good thing that Binay explained the difference between graft and corruption because he is an expert on this. He probably has personal experience on it that is why he knows the difference between graft and corruption, said Roxas, commenting on Binay’s statement.
Binay and Roxas were separately interviewed by media after a forum where they were the speakers at the Ateneo De Manila University on December 8.
Roxas has virtually confirmed that he is part of the demolition by perception with his lie that I am an expert on graft and corruption, said Binay.
Binay is facing charges for alleged graft and corruption during his term as Makati City Mayor.
The Vice President said the charges are black propaganda and “demolition by perception” carried out by the administration aimed to derail his presidential bid.
Binay was speaking as a lawyer, said Binay spokesman Rico Quicho, who stressed that the Vice President was speaking before students who may not know the difference between graft and corruption.
“Talagang labis na nagpapatunay na si Mar Roxas ay kasama sa conspiracy ng demolition by perception, yung pagdidiinan at pagsisinungaling na ako ay expert sa graft and corruption,” Binay said.