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members of Team Binay explain why VP Binay withdrew from the Binay-Trillanes debate

November 11, 2014 Leave a comment

first off, we are NOT inventing any of these. these are all real and published by Philippine media. we have here statements from two of the four spokespersons of VP BInay – Gov Jonvic Remilla and Rep Toby Tiangco and daughter of the VP, Senator Nancy Binay.

a fourth one is from VP Binay himself.

each one gave a different explanation for the withdrawal from the debate by VP Binay. nothing matches, not even remotely. not even his two spokespersons, Remulla and Tiangco had the same story and explanation. having things like this one is strange to have in presidential campaign.

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Binay camp: Debate with Trillanes a ‘disservice’ to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Cavite Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic ” Remulla

MANILA, Philippines – A spokesperson of Vice President Jejomar Binay said Tuesday that the vice president cancelled the scheduled November 27 debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV upon realizing that it is a “disservice” to the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Cavite governor and Binay’s spokesperson on political affairs Jonvic Remulla said that the vice president is prioritizing “recovery over bickering.”

“The Vice President realized that engaging a debate with Senator Trillanes is a disservice to the millions who still have to recover from the Yolanda tragedy. Now is not the time for talk but for action. The Vice President is prioritizing the country over self, recovery over bickering, the people over himself,” Remulla said in a statement.

more here : http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/650101/binay-camp-debate-with-trillanes-a-disservice-to-yolanda-survivors

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It’s ‘answered prayer,’ says Nancy Binay

It’s a welcome relief for the Binay family, says the senator

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Nancy Binay said she is relieved that her father,Vice President Jejomar Binay, backed out of the debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

“This is an answered prayer and a welcome relief for the family, although we expect that our detractors will continue to gloat [over] the situation,” she said in a statement on Tuesday, November 11.

“In the light of early attempts to set the stage for the upcoming event as unfavorably biased for Vice President Jejomar Binay, we respect the Vice President’s decision to beg off from the scheduled debate,” she added.

Senator Binay was against the debate from the time it was proposed. “Medyo hindi rin ako sang-ayon sa debate. Sa unang statement ko nga (I’m not in favor of the debate. Like I said in my first statement), why should he stoop down to the level of Senator Trillanes?” she told reporters on Monday. (READ: Nancy Binay: VP ‘real underdog’ in debate with Trillanes)

Trillanes is among 3 senators leading a probe into allegedly overpriced infrastructure projects that Binay initiated when he was mayor of Makati City.

Saying he’s been prejudged, Binay refused to attend the subcommittee hearings. His camp later challenged Trillanes to a one-on-one debate, which Trillanes accepted.

The Vice President also snubbed the invitation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee to answer allegations raised in the subcommittee. – Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com

source : http://www.rappler.com/nation/74726-nancy-binay-answered-prayer

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Tiangco: People want to see Binay work, not debate

UNA official elated over VP’s decision to back out of debate

MANILA – United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president Toby Tiangco was elated upon learning that Vice President Jejomar Binay has backed out of a debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Speaking to ANC, Tiangco said he was surprised to hear that Binay changed his mind about engaging Trillanes in a debate.

He said he talked to Binay on Monday and the Vice President was keen on pushing through with the debate.

He said a meeting with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) was also scheduled today.

Tiangco is happy with the Vice President’s decision, noting that he has always been vocal about his opposition to the debate.

“Magkausap pa kami kagabi ng mga 9:30 [pm], wala naman siyang sinasabi na magba-back out siya dun sa debate. But of course, I will not hide my happiness… Alam niyo naman na very vocal ako against the debate,” he said.

“Ako natutuwa kung hindi matutuloy because I already explained that people didn’t vote for the vice president to defend himself. Ang gusto nila makita yung bise presidente na nagtatrabaho,” he added.

more here: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/11/11/14/tiangco-people-want-see-binay-work-not-debate

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Binay backs out of debate with Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay has backed out from his scheduled public debate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, saying he does not want to appear “oppressive and opportunistic.”

Binay made the announcement during his 72nd birthday celebration at the Philippine Marines headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

“It’s final, it’s final. My decision won’t change,” Binay said in Filipino during an interview aired on radio.

Binay explained that he doesn’t want to look like he is taking advantage of Trillanes, who is not a lawyer unlike him.

“Ang dahilan ko mga kababayan e dahil sa marami na akong naririnig na ako ay ganito…ako ay mahusay, ako ay naging debater, ako ay abogado, e sobra na ‘tong mga sinabi niyang ganyan na kumpirmadong sinabi niya, e ayaw ko naman hong maging..ang pagkakalilala niyo sa aking mga kababayan ay mapang-api, mapagsamantala…so tama na po ‘yun,” he said.

(The reason why I am withdrawing is I have heard comments that I am already a good and experienced debater that comes with my being a lawyer. He has also been saying things as if they were already confirmed. I don’t want to appear oppressive and opportunistic, so I am backing out.)

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/650018/binay-backs-out-of-debate-with-trillanes#ixzz3IlS93TlP
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senator trillanes – the senator protest votes elected and the tv ads people did not see

January 11, 2009 1 comment

antonio trillanes ran for senator in 2007’s senatorial election. he was a long shot to win. in fact calling him a long shot to win the election was even very kind. the more appropriate term is to kill him something like his winning the election is as sure as the sun rising at night.

and why not? he deserves to be called those. trillanes’ call to fame was he led a group of soldiers who took over oakwood and declared a coup against the government. he was caught and imprisoned.

that single event was the first and only time the punlic knew of trillanes. he was in prison during the whole campaign period. that meant he was unable to join in any of the sorties political candidates usually make during elections. no media interviews and very few pictures of him in media.

he also did not have money for political ads. he did have commercials to air but they were actually aired very seldom that we don’t think anyone saw them.

for this candidate who is a non-candidate, no money, little advertising and in jail, having won the election is a real achievement. well, actually what elected him to office is not so much the desire of the electorate to elect him to office but more on the desire to NOT to elect the senatorial candidates of the current administration. trillanes won on the basis of a protest vote.

these are the ads that he ran during the 2007 campaign. but just to emphasize, these were not what got him elected. he had very little money to air them that people hardly saw these ads.

it is obviously a low budget production ad. in fact, its probably a very low budget production. it has the feel and looks of something like a home video tv ad. that just shows they really don’t  have money to spend on almost anything.

the ads are very single-minded. it only has one message and that’s a very good thing. however, what doesn’t work for it is that it’s a boring ad. it’s just too much of a straightforward ad. no frills and no attempt at being creative nor smart and intelligent. straight talk, that is all that it has.

but if you see this ad, you will pay attention to it for the sheer power of the fact that you know trillanes is in jail and you will probably wonder how is able to make an ad.

did the ad do its job? we don’t think so. content and media weight were nothing. but those are not what got him elected.

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