By: Elena Grace Flores
Politicians bombarding false accusations to former Vice President Jejomar Binay just did not stop – simply because they are still threatened with his capabilities despite not running anymore for future elections. Well, it’s true that he is still greatly involved with his political party UNA where at least 18 of the 20 positions are filled up by its members in Makati – plus more in the national front. Definitely, he would soon become a President maker. On the other hand, there were predictions that one of the Binay siblings will be a tough presidentiable in the future. Judging from their age, for sure they will not interfere with their father’s bet, Bongbong Marcos. Perhaps, after another Marcos regime if that would really happen. It is just interesting to talk about the personalities of the two Binay sisters; Mayor Abby Binay and Senator Nancy Binay.
Senator Nancy Binay for the time being concentrated on passing laws that would enhance the government’s public service efforts. She recently authored the approved Centennial bill awarding Php 100,000 to seniors reaching the age of 100. She also added some benefits for the PWDs and spearheaded campaigns to safeguard the rights of women and children. Despite all these, she is still being bashed during SONAs for her iconic fashion that she handled pretty well – by just laughing them off and tease bashers a bit by maneuvering a quick change from a dark mermaid Maria Clara to honorable black magic woman during the latest SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Whereas Makati mayor Abby Binay showed her strength against notoriously rich suspected drug criminals allegedly hiding in posh Makati villages. This is after scrutinizing the previous administration’s work that brought down the rating of the Makati public services down – and ordering their improvements at once. She was emotional during the campaign period when her brother was forced to step down in favor of the Liberal Party’s bet who was reportedly unfair to Binay supporters who are residents of Makati. Now take your pick. Who can be the next Binay presidentiable? Oplan Tokhang Abby or SONA Icon Nancy?