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A Binay-Jinggoy tandem for 2016
By Emil Jurado
posted 10-Apr-2012  ·  
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The Lenten season taught us about repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation just as the Son of God became man to pay for all our sins. Jesus Christ willingly accepted death to pay for all the sins of men. Easter Sunday shows us that one day we can all be resurrected from all our sins.

Sadly, this message escapes our leaders.

We need unity and reconciliation. I have been a journalist for more than half a century but I have never seen such vindictiveness in an administration —until this one.

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The coalition of the United Alliance, or UNA for short, among the political parties of the PDP-Laban of Vice President Jojo Binay and the Partidong Masang Pilipino of former President Joseph Estrada, the Nacionalista Party of Senator Manny Villar and the Nationalist People’s Coalition of business tycoon Danding Cojuangco for next year’s midterm election ensures the Jojo Binay-Jinggoy Estrada tandem in 2016.

This can only validate what Erap told me over lunch that it will be Jojo Binay for President and Jinggoy Estrada for Vice President in 2016. With the vice president having popularity and acceptance ratings better than President Aquino’s and leading all the top public officials in the country, and with the  “masa” following of Erap that remains intact as shown during the 2010 polls (Estrada landed second to PNoy), there’s no doubt that a Binay-Jinggoy team is formidable.

I don’t see in the political horizon any other combination that can top a Binay-Jinggoy team. Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas, who lost to Binay in 2010, can only aspire for the Senate. Bongbong Marcos can wait for another day.

As for the senatorial race next year there are six re-electionists: Chiz Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano, Loren Legarda, Gringo Honasan, Koko Pimentel and Antonio Trillanes. And five of them, except Trillanes, are with UNA. Trillanes prefers to run under the Liberal Party, thinking that with the funding of the President, he can still make it.

Add to this list the returning Migz Zuburi and Dick Gordon,  newcomer Jackie Enrile with the name recall for his father’s superstar performance in the impeachment trial, and JV Ejercito’s following from the masses, and you have a very tight race indeed.

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This leaves the Liberal Party almost out of the senatorial equation.  The names under the administration party so far have been those of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, his deputy Danny Lim, and Riza Hontiveros-Baraquel, who lost in the 2010 Senate race.

I don’t know who else President Aquino can field in 2013. If he’s thinking of some among the militants and among the House prosecutors to fill up the LP slate, he may as well forget the administration’s dream of having its hold in the Senate next year.

The return of former Senator Ernie Maceda, and perhaps former Senator Kit Tatad, presents interesting possibilities. With enough funding and media exposure, Maceda and Tatad have a chance at a comeback. They were performers in the Senate and their return is needed for the system of check and balances.

Santa Banana, with Binay and Erap in alliance, the Yellow Brigade and the Palace-conscripted opinion writers are now alarmed.

Inevitably, Binay will come to a point where he has no choice but to dissociate himself from the Aquino administration.

But, for now, Malacañang will have to contend itself with the Vice President to deodorize an administration whose promises for change remains a pie in the sky.

With UNA coming up for 2013 and for 2016, I can almost predict a well-funded and orchestrated smear campaign against UNA and Binay.  President Aquino’s conscripted media and spinmasters are good at it!

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Santa Banana, did you see that photo of the girl in her shorts, simulating the crucifixion of Christ in Pampanga? It made a mockery of the crucifixion of Jesus!

It was sacrilege!

This should convince local governments and the Church itself to stop all the spectacle of people getting crucified as a tourist attraction.

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In my listing yesterday among the performers in the Aquino administration, I failed to mention Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board Chairperson Mary Grace Llamanzares.

In my book, she has done a lot to improve the standards of movie and television ratings, especially so with her new rating of “Extreme Parental Guidance” in the wake of so much violence and sex in movies and television.

Ms. Llamanzares had also given child actors as well as senior citizens their benefits.

I had my doubts about Llamanzares before, but I now eat my humble pie.

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A NO. 1 CORRUPT IN THE GOVERNMENT,BINAY AND A SON OF A PLUNDERER ESTRADA, WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.... NO NO NO, NO WAY JOSE, WE ARE FEED UP WITH YOUR WRONG DOINGS ..... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH , , , ,,
by Clarita Flores  ·   13-Jun-2013  ·  
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