Senator Nancy Binay said yesterday that the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay may field a gubernatorial bet in Negros Occidental for the May 2016 elections.

Binay, who talked to reporters in Bacolod City yesterday, however, did not name their party’s possible candidate against Marañon, chairman of United Negros Alliance (UNA).

Marañon has been openly endorsing the presidential bid of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, who has roots in Negros Occidental.

The governor will seek reelection for his third and final term. In 2013, he defeated former vice governor Genaro Alvarez, who was his runningmate in the May 2010 elections.

Alvarez ran for governor under the Love Negros coalition led by Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez.

Binay admitted that although it is important for a candidate to have the support of the sitting governor, his father directly goes to the people.

The senator said she believes that the experience and the good performance of his father as mayor of Makati could convince the Negrenses to vote for him for president in the 2016 elections.

As of this time, Binay said her father has not yet chosen his vice presidential candidate.

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

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

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

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.

Earlier, Aquino said he prefers a single six-year term for a president contrary to the view of Binay who wants a return to two four-year terms with reelection, a Palace official said.