Binay thrilled by remarks calling him future president-A A +A
Thursday, March 7, 2013
BULACAN -- More than dancing to the hit Korean pop song "Gangnam Style," Vice President Jejomar Binay felt elated every time he is being introduced in campaign sorties of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) as future president of the Philippines.
"It's so good to hear. People were clapping. It's music to the ear," he told reporters after a mini-rally of UNA candidates in a school gymnasium in San Miguel town.
During the program, senatorial bets Mitos Magsaysay, Richard Gordon, and Ernesto Maceda referred Binay as the presumptive winner of the 2016 presidential elections.
Binay declared his intention to seek the country's most powerful job since September 2011. He is expected to have a rematch against Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, whom he nosed out in the 2010 polls.
Binay's legitimacy, however, is still being questioned by Roxas before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) composed of the 15-man Supreme Court.
Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. was also mentioned by former ruling party Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats as its presidential bet but the lawmaker has been non-committal to the plan. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)