MANILA — Makati Representative Mar-len Abigail Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, said that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is leading the smear campaign against Vice President Jejomar Binay because he is “desperate” to be the running mate Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas in the 2016 elections.
“Senator Trillanes has been desperately trying to sell himself to voters and more importantly, to Roxas. This is why the senator has been leading the charge against the Vice President, who remains the biggest obstruction to Roxas’ own aspiration to become president,” she said.
“Senator Trillanes has thrown all standards of objectivity and fairness out the window in his bid to destroy the Vice President and everybody else that gets in his (Trillanes’) way,” she added.
Trillanes had recently accused Binay of paying off several Court of Appeals justices in the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Ombudsman’s suspension order against Vice President Binay’s son, Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay.
Binay aid that Trillanes should face contempt for creating aaccusations against the appellate justices.
“Senator Trillanes clearly risks facing contempt charges. Since he has already confessed that he has no evidence to support his reckless allegation, other than purported ‘raw intelligence reports’, or hearsay, then the right thing for him to do is promptly say sorry to the court,” she said.
She also said that Trillanes, who is an “embarrassment” to the Senate, should resign from his post.
“Better yet, the senator should resign his seat. Frankly, he is a big embarrassment to the Senate,” she added.