PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Thursday how could he give his support to Vice President Jejomar Binay's presidential bid when the latter ran and supported different candidates in the 2010 and 2013 polls, respectively.

"Siguro hindi ako klaro kasi hinahanap ba niya ang suporta ko? Dahil 2010 ibang grupo siya tumakbo, 2013 nanguna rin siya ng ibang grupo so pagdating ng 2016 magkasama kami? Parang, ‘di ba, parang patungo pala siya sa amin parang medyo ang layo ng kurba para makarating," Aquino told reporters in Iloilo.

"So even at this point, palagay ko parang presumptuous ako sabihin na hinahanap niya ang suporta ko dahil sa mga ginawa niyang pagtakbo even noong 2010 or noong 2013 ay iba naman talagang partido at ibang grupo ang sinamahan niya," he said.

Binay has hoped that Aquino would support his presidential bid in 2016 elections.

"So sasabihin ko ngayon para bang hinihintay niya 'yung endorsement ko na hindi naman niya hiningi hindi ba parang napaka—may phrase noong panahon ng magulang ko parang 'adelantado' ko naman yata, iyon yata ang phrase. I am presuming too much that he wants my support," Aquino said.

The President said that what he could assure to Binay and the Filipinos is to have orderly and credible polls in 2016.

"Last na major na trabaho ko siguro ‘yan," he said.

Aquino, titular head of the ruling Liberal Party, is due to announce his preferred successor after his State of the Nation Address on July 27. (SDR/Sunnex)