Ball is now with the people after Senate ends Binay probe

Now that the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee has wrapped up its hearings on the alleged anomalies in Makati under the watch of the Binays, the ball is now with the Ombudsman and the Filipino people. In his opening statement at the beginning of the 25th and last hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee Tuesday, […]

January 28, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  9 Comments

Harry Roque aims for a congressional seat through partylist

I’m so glad that lawyer Harry Roque has decided to go via the party list in his entry into politics. He is no longer joining Vice President Jejomar Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance ticket. In his meeting with members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Bacolod yesterday, Roque announced that he will be the […]

August 27, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  14 Comments

The story of two unreceived notices: 1.Binays of Makati

Is the scene in Makati – Mayor Junjun Binay defying the Ombudsman’s suspension order – a preview of a Jejomar Binay presidency? Early evening news yesterday reported that finally, the suspension order by the Office of the Ombudsman of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay was served. But not without violence. Supporters of the Binays were seen […]

July 1, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016, Malaya  3 Comments

Poe overtakes Binay in Magdalo survey of Lingayen-Lucena corridor

The latest survey conducted by the Magdalo Group among voters in vote-rich Lingayen-Lucena corridor has Sen. Grace Poe leading the 2016 presidential race. Conducted two weeks ago (May 18 to 20) among 3,000 respondents, the Magdalo survey, just like what they did in their national survey last April,had two scenarios. Scenario One had 10 candidates […]

June 2, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  35 Comments

Will Erap carry the torch for UNA if Binay withdraws?

There are those who believe that if Vice President Jejomar Binay does not push through with his announced presidential bid in 2016, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will carry the opposition torch. I seriously doubt it. And it all boils down to money- at least P10 billion needed to finance a presidential campaign. Although Binay is […]

June 2, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya  3 Comments

LP won’t need Grace if Binay withdraws

We trust Sen. Grace Poe would be astute in dealing with the reported courtship by the Liberal Party for the 2016 elections with no less than President Aquino and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas leading the wooing. Although the talks were about the 2016 elections, Grace said there was no discussion on whether the Liberal Party […]

May 20, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  16 Comments

Binay warned on joint development with China in Spratlys

While in Jakarta last week representing President Aquino in the 60th anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference, Vice President Jejomar Binay articulated what could be a foreign policy shift for the country if he succeeds in his ambition to become president. “China has all the capital and we have the property so why don’t we try […]

April 30, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  5 Comments

Binay in a freefall

Obviously, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s early campaigning was not enough to offset the negative impact of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee investigation which has exposed his alleged mindboggling corruption operations in Makati City. His scores in Pulse Asia surveys on presidential preference, performance and trust ratings are in a freefall. In the survey conducted November […]

December 13, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya, surveys  5 Comments

Binay 2016 scenario: The worst is yet to come

After Vice President Jejomar Binay backed out of the scheduled debate, which he himself suggested, with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, many asked if he is also reconsidering his announced presidential bid in 2016. Binay immediately shut down the idea re-assuring his allies that there is no backing out of his ambition to be the next […]

November 16, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Elections 2016, Graft and corruption  23 Comments

Will Binay also withdraw from 2016 presidential race?

No one is really surprised that Vice President Jejomar Binay backed out of the Nov. 27 debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV which he himself suggested to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas. When the debate was starting to take a life of its own after he mentioned it to KBP President Herman Basbaño […]

November 11, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Graft and corruption  55 Comments