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Vice President Jejomar Binay has received information that the ruling Liberal Party was considering adopting him to be its standard bearer in the 2016 elections, a report on GMA News "24 Oras" said on Monday.
Binay, the presumptive presidential candidate of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance two years from now, described the information as "raw", adding there had been no discussions with the LP as regards the scenario.
President Benigno Aquino III, the LP chairperson, had said last week in his State of the Nation Address that he wanted his successor to continue the reforms he had started.
"Siyempre, okay yun kung dalawang malaking partido magkaroon ng coalition. Walang imposible sa pulitika," Binay said.
In the 2010 elections, Binay had been part of the UNA coalition as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada's running mate. Binay, Estrada and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile are considered to be the opposition's top three leaders.
Binay beat the LP's vice presidential candidate in 2010, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II.
Roxas, one of the LP's top leaders, said there was no discussion on the matter yet. He added that the party would follow the decision of President Benigno Aquino III as the party's chairman.
"Basta, susundin namin ang gusto ni PNoy—yung walang katiting na dudang ipagpapatuloy ang gusto niya," Roxas said. —Joel Locsin/NB, GMA News