Binay hits Aquino gov’t to use people’s funds in 2016

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Aug) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said people’s money will be poured in the coming national and local elections to ensure victory of administration candidates.

“Babaha ang pera sa araw ng halalan na ipamumodmod sa mga botante at manggagaling ito mismo sa kaban ng bayan (Money will be used for the voters and it will come from peoples money),” Binay told officials and residents of Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao where he was guest of honor and speaker during the municipality’s 68th foundation anniversary on Tuesday (18 Aug).

Without naming names, Binay was obviously referring to the Aquino administration which has access over government funds.

“Accept the money,” he told voters. “That is your money, then vote according to your conscience,” Binay added.

Binay, who has already declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential elections, also hit the administration’s dirty tactics of filing corruption charges against those who opposed the current administration.

“What we need are experienced leaders, not neophytes who lack the needed expertise in running the affairs of the government, not ‘palpak’ governance,” he added.

While in town, Binay also administered the oath-taking of new members of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and established the UNA-Maguindanao provincial chapter.

He was told that former Maguindanao Rep. Didagen Dialangalen of LAKAS-CMD party has allied with the UNA party in Maguindanao.

Also present during Binay’s visit were Maguindanao political leaders like Mamasapano Mayor Benzar Ampatuan, Talayan Mayor Ali Midtimbang and former Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tucao Mastura.

Accompanying Binay were Philippine Councilor League chair Alma Moreno and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, who both declared their respective senatorial bids.