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After rude treatment from Clinton aide, Binay gets bday greet from US embassy


Hours after Vice President Jejomar Binay narrated on Wednesday how he was rudely treated by an aide of former US President William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, the country's second highest official received a birthday greeting Thursday evening from the US Embassy in Manila. As if to make up for the Clinton aide's faux pas, the US Embassy issued the greeting to Binay on its Facebook page past 8 p.m. Manila time. "Happy Birthday to the Vice President of the Philippines, Jejomar Binay!" the embassy's greeting read. Earlier Thursday, radio dzBB's Nimfa Ravelo reported Binay’s narration of how a female aide of Clinton shouted at him and asked him to leave a VIP area at The Manila Hotel. Binay, who was part of the welcoming party and had been cleared by the US Secret Service, complied but said there was no need to shout at him, and introduced himself as the Philippines' Vice President. The aide, a staff of the Clinton Foundation, later apologized. Interestingly, Binay is a fraternity brother of Clinton. Binay is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, which is affiliated with Clinton's Mu Alpha.—JV, GMANews.TV
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