DON'T let his looks deceive you. He may look like the underdog, but he’s far from it.

He may like playing the underdog, but his tail is certainly not between his legs. Look at his facial expressions during interviews. He’s actually gloating like one holding a whole mass of meat dangling before media starving for some juicy information.

Having given up Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and presidential adviser on OFW Affairs posts, he’s now out of the Cabinet.

So with blazing guns, he can now run amok with accusations and condemnations about the Aquino administration, matters he could have.

Maybe Vice President Jejomar Binay fancies himself as a whistleblower. Well, he does not fit the bill.

Whistle blowing usually involves a risk to others such as customers, the general public, or even employers. Also, the malpractice may not directly or personally affect the whistle blower.

Measured against these, Binay’s feeling of being the “punching bag” is merely a complaint. But he has to be loud about it for the press mileage.

Personal complaints or grievances should be handled by the employee’s organization and should go through a complaint and grievance procedure. These should not be masqueraded as whistle blowing.

If someone blows the whistle for the sole or main reason to pursue a personal vendetta, or some other ulterior motive, then he does so in bad faith.

Besides, bullying the Vice President? What a ridiculous idea! How can he fake such when despite being vice president, he was even raised on a rare pedestal, being given two Cabinet assignments, just so he wouldn’t look nor feel like a spare tire.

If his issues are legitimate, and he claims being privy to discussions and information on such matters --- so far, the extortion in the mass transport system, and the Mamasapano massacre --- why play mute all those five years as vice president?

Binay has a lot of explaining to do.

Just as Pulse Asia needs to reconcile its survey findings on Binay being “the most trusted government executive,” yet decreasing in presidentiability value survey after survey.

There’s a need to understand why he who is facing plunder suits for gross overpricing of the Makati building and amassing huge properties, ended in the survey as “the most trusted government executive.”

Does “trust” now have a pejorative side as well?

It now is clear that even at the start of the new administration in 2010, VP Binay was not for good governance, transparency and accountability espoused by PNoy.

Hindsight now explains why; the raising of accusations and charges against him was just a matter of time.

PNoy has every right to be disappointed, even betrayed. For five years, his vice president kept mum about how to improve the management of the country. As vice president and as Cabinet member, he was obliged to contribute his share.

And House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. hit it right, “Why did it take him five years to resign?"

Indeed! While holding his cards close to his chest, Binay used his Cabinet portfolios to the hilt. How else could he conduct his de facto presidential campaign while piggy-backing on people’s taxes?

Now, isn’t that downright sneaky?