Mar Roxas on Aquino sisters’ support for Binay: It’s up to them
“Nasa kanila yun. Ang bawat tao naman ay may kanya-kanyang pananaw. Basta tayo trabaho lang,” Roxas said in an interview with GMA News aired on "24 Oras" on Friday.
Binay on Monday shared what he described as "raw" information that the administration party was considering adopting him to be its guest presidential candidate in the next elections.
“I am glad that Ballsy and Kris have affirmed this bond and I will always be grateful for their trust and support,” Binay said later in a press statement.
Roxas refused to comment on Binay's “information” but said that LP's guiding principle is always anchored on shared values especially against corruption.
Binay has a pending plunder case filed against him before the Ombudsman.
Binay, who had beaten Roxas in the vice presidential race in 2010 elections, is the chairman of the opposition's United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Despite being in the opposition, Binay, remains a member of President Aquino's Cabinet as housing czar and adviser on migrant workers' affairs.
Binay is a longtime friend of the Aquinos.
He has repeatedly said that he owed his political career to the late former President Corazon Aquino, who appointed him officer-in-charge of Makati after the Edsa Revolution in 1986.
Roxas, on the other hand, was already the LP's presumptive presidential candidate for the 2010 elections when Cory Aquino's death in August 2009 caused a clamor for her son to run for President. Roxas gave way to Aquino and ran as his running mate.
Roxas was leading the vice presidential polls most of the way in 2010. Binay eventually came from behind to win the vice presidency.