MANILA — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday brushed off claims that his political career was over.
“Napakalaki ng lamang ko. Never in the history na may ganun, hindi naman ganun kaagad ang lamang” (I keep a wide lead in surveys. Never in history that someone is leading the race by a wide margin),” Binay said.
The statement was made during the sidelines of his participation in the boodle fight with members of the Philippine Navy at the Bonificio Naval Station.
Despite the recent corruption allegations thrown against him, Binay appeared bullish expressing confidence that the claims will eventually be over.
He added that his political rivals were already ‘resorting to fairy tales’ in their desperate attempt to destroy his political attempt.
“This is a nationwide and well-oiled campaign against me. Every negative comment by the media is paid. (My detractors) have money to use,” he said.
He, however, said that despite these negative accusations, he still leads the recent surveys.
“Even at my lowest, I am still in the lead,” he said, referring to the recent results of the Social Weather Stations survey.
Last September, his net satisfaction decreased 15 points from 67 to 52.
The results were following the Senate investigation on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building II.