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BINAY CONFIDENT OF WINNING PRESIDENCY, DESPITE SURVEYS

 

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Vice President Jejomar Binay said that  the presidential race in the May election would be a battle between him and Mar Roxas because they are the candidates with large political machinery.

Binay spelled out this scenario even as Rodrigo Duterte landed on top of two recent nationwide surveys.

Duterte’s rivals are unfazed hoping their party machineries would push their numbers up in coming surveys.

For the first time, Duterte captured the lead in the latest surveys by Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia.

Binay’s camp remained optimistic he would win the presidency following results of the surveys showing him trailing Duterte and Senator Grace Poe.

“The Vice President will continue to persevere to touch the hearts and minds of the people that his anti-poverty programs will effectively uplift their lives,” Binay campaign spokesperson Rico Quicho said.

Quicho said Binay’s core and volunteer groups were all fired up to work for the victory of the Vice President.

Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Roxas and Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said their local political machineries were expected to snag for them high ratings in the next surveys for presidential preference in the May election.

Erstwhile front-runner independent candidate Poe, dislodged for the first time from the top slot by Duterte.  vowed to work harder to regain her lead in previous surveys.

Roxas, fourth in the latest surveys, said the Liberal Party local campaign had just started to explain his low rating.

All barangay chairmen and councilors, congressmen and mayors support Daang Matuwid (Straight Path) governance, said Roxas.

Daang Matuwid is the flagship program of the administration of outgoing President Benigno Aquino. Critics jokingly tag Daang Matuwid as Tuwad na Daan (Crooked Path) and the symbol of incompetence of the Aquino administration. Critics also say that Roxas’ vow to continue the program if elected President is driving away public confidence.

Binay, at third spot in the latest surveys, said that at the homestretch of the race, the contest would be between him and Roxas because of their large political machinery.

“I remain confident that in the end we will prevail,” said Binay, adding that it is only the UNA and LP that political machineries on the ground.  

Duterte’s Partido Demokratiko  Pilipino/Laban (PDP/Laban) is considered a minority party, but strong public support is pushing up the Davao City mayor’s bid.

Duterte’s camp welcomed the results of the surveys.

“We are humbled by the results of the recent surveys that placed Mayor Rody Duterte in the lead in voter preference,” Leoncio Evasco Jr., national campaign manager of Duterte.

“We welcome this with guarded optimism, as we are fully aware that the battle is not yet over,” said Evasco, who is also the incumbent mayor of Maribojoc town in Bohol.

Evasco said the mayor’s camp would continue to build on the momentum and  aim for “a complete, decisive and indisputable victory.”

BINAY SLAMS DUTERTE ON EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BINAY SLAMS DUTERTE ON EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUWAD NA DAAN AT PLAY IN VIOLENCE VS KIDAPAWAN FARMERS

As one expects from the Tuwad na Daan program of governance of President Benigno Aquino and his presidential candidate Mar Roxas, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has responded to the killing of three farmers and the injury of 100 others in a Kidapawan rally for rice subsidy with a dismissal: “Hindi po grabe ang hirap doon sa kanila.” Alcala said that in fact, there is sufficient food supply in the province.

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And yet if you look at even government’s official statistics, half of Kidapawan is in fact impoverished. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the province registered a 48.9% poverty incidence rate in the first semester of 2015.

CALLOUS MALACANANG

With regards food supply, it seems important to ask: how will farmers buy food if they have no money, and are in fact, poor?

Even the specific towns of the farmers register high poverty numbers. News reports have mentioned that the farmers had come from the towns of Arakan, Antipas, President Roxas, Magpet and Kidapawan, all of which were affected by drought. In 2012, Arakan registered a 53.9% poverty rate, Antipas 41.1%, President Roxas 47.6%, Magpet 48.9% and Kidapawan 27.7%. North Cotabato itself registered a 52.4% poverty rate in 2012.

BLAME GAME

This poverty, while denied by matuwid-na-daan, continues to the present. This, in the end, is what the Kidapawan rally proved: there is hunger and there is poverty, no matter how matuwid-na-daan spins it.

What is enraging is not just this poverty and hunger though. What is reason for anger is the fact that in the case of the Kidapawan farmers, it meant a violent dispersal, with at least a hundred injured, and three dead.

BINAY SLAMS AQUINO OVER KILLING OF KIDAPAWAN FARMERS

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Vice President Jejomar Binay slammed the Aquino government for lack of preparation for the El Nino drought that sparked the killing of farmers in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato on April 1.

The killing of two farmers in a rally demanding government food aid could have been avoided if the administration of President Benigno Aquino was prepared for the drought, said Binay.

“Kung tama lamang sana ang pamamahala, na pagdating ng drought ay meron ka nang sagot hindi ito mangyayari. Mahina talaga ang gobyerno natin sa management,” said Binay, standard bearer of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance in the May presidential election.

“Ang dapat nating gawin ay aralin, tanggapin ang pagkukulang. Tanggapin natin kung ano ang root cause kung bakit nag-rally. Ang root cause ay kahirapan, said Binay in an interview in  Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.

On April 1, two farmers were killed and more than 100 were wounded during a violent police dispersal of  thousands of  rallyists who barricaded the Kidapawan City highway.

The farmers were demanding immediate release of 15,000 bags of rice promised them by the North Cotabato government as hunger  struck the province with farmlands seared dry by the El Nino drought.

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 “Huwag po nating lagyan ng kulay kasi kung wala namang isyu ng kahirapan, hindi naman magpo-protesta. Huwag tayong lalayo sa kung ano ang naging dahilan ng pangyayaring ito,” said Binay who was in Datu Paglas to meet with workers of the La Frutera Banana Corporation when the violent incident happened.

THE SOLUTION TO POVERTY

Poverty that is widespread under the Aquino administration is also the root cause of the incident, according to Binay. 

“Hindi po maitatanggi na ang dahilan ng protesta ay kahirapan. Hindi isyu ang politicalization. The fact is, it is indisputable, na ang cause ng rally ay dahil sa kahirapan. Iyon ang ating pag-usapan,” he said.

The Aquino administration is weak in confronting the El Nino phenomenon, according to Binay, who is facing in the presidential race, Mar Roxas, the candidate of Aquino’s ruling Liberal Party.

“Malinaw  ang kahinaan ng administrasyong Aquino sa pagharap sa inaasahan nang problema ng El Niño at tagtuyot sa bansa, said Binay.