For this post, I have decided to ask the opinion of a friend of mine, Ma. Maybelle Pacana. She is always updated with the latest news about Philippine politics. Here is her thinking of the current situation with former VP Binay.
The controversial former Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines Jejomar Binay is continually doing his stints in the social media. After his controversial resignation letter, here he is again, rampaging in trying to save his hide from the hole that he himself dug. The irony is strong with this one.
After Sen. Koko Pimentel called the Commission on Audit for an audit report with regards to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, which the former Vice President was the Chairman, he addressed this letter to the Senator.
Photo Courtesy of Sen. Koko Pimentel’s Office
I may not be a fan of politics, but in any ordinary person’s point of view this is desperation. I mean, if the former Vice President was at least “honest” with his finances and projects, he would have been cooperative of the call for hearings and audit reports. He keeps on insisting that this is a part of a “demolition job” against him because he is running for president in the upcoming elections.
On the lighter side, I appreciate the efforts of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee in finding out the truth about the “expensive” and “luxurious” Makati Building 2 and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council in spite of the lack of cooperation from the other party.
You cannot stop me from voicing out my opinion because under Article III, Section4 of the Philippine Constitution that no law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances. As a citizen of this country, I personally write an open letter addressed to the former Vice President.
Dear Former Vice-President Binay,
I, for one, am appalled by your desperation to save your hide and “reputation”. To start a rampage like this is unbecoming of a person who desires to lead this nation. Your stint with the one-sentence resignation letter was quite a good show for cheap entertainment, but your letter to Sen. Koko Pimentel was a great irony. Honestly, I laugh at your audacity for calling out to the Senator and telling him to be a man where, in fact, you should be the one telling that to yourself.
If you really are a man, face your charges. If you really are innocent as you claim to be, attend the hearings. Allow us to really see that you are indeed “innocent” as you claim yourself to be. If you really have a stellar performance with your committees then show it to us through unbiased and unprejudiced reports. Instead of calling out for fights when it is not necessary. Please, that is how kanto and barriotic people speak and act. You are a leader, show some dignity and be a real man for pity’s sake. If you really want to lead this nation show us that you are worth it.
However, my opinion about you hasn’t changed ever since you ran for Vice President. You have an aura of shrewdness in you and that is showing now. I thank GOD that He revealed that shrewdness you have been hiding underneath the carpet. In your shrewdness, you plundered the money my fellow countrymen worked hard for just to satisfy that hunger and greed you have for power and money. Shame on you. However, as they say, second chances should be given freely, then we’ll give you that. Where, in fact, we have been giving you all the chances you are just scared about the truth.
Prove your innocence and prove me wrong. I dare you to fight fairly and let the numbers speak for itself. I dare you! I double dare you, former Vice President. IF YOU CAN’T, THEN YOU HAVE JUST PROVED TO THIS NATION THAT YOU ARE NOT WORTHY TO BECOME OUR LEADER.
Ma. Maybelle Pacana
A Citizen of the Philippines who is Tired of Nonsense Politicians LIKE YOU
P.S. I’M STILL NOT VOTING OR ROOTING FOR YOU