Binay, PNoy not in talking terms, but ties ‘still ok’

By , on November 7, 2014


VP Jejomar Binay (left) and President Benigno Aquino III (Photo by Dondi Tawatao)
VP Jejomar Binay (left) and President Benigno Aquino III (Photo by Dondi Tawatao)

MANILA – Following earlier exchange of heated statements, the relationship of the two top leaders in the country is “still ok,” though both may not be in talking terms.

Vice President Jejomar Binay yesterday denied allegations of broken ties between him and President Aquino.

“We’re OK. We even laugh at each other. I still have a high respect for the President. But during yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, the topic was serious, it was all about the Yolanda rehabilitation,” Binay said during an interview over radio dyHP.

Binay, who earlier criticized the administration for its failure to address the pressing concerns of the country, was referring to the Cabinet meeting held last Wednesday.

Aquino and Binay did not engaged into a conversation during the meeting.

Aquino also has earlier said that the Vice President is free to leave the Cabinet if he is not happy with how the administration is running the government.

Though he is not in speaking terms with the President, Binay said that he will continue performing his duties.

“I will continue to help our countrymen rise from poverty,” Binay said.