MANILA — Vice President Jejomar Binay’s overall performance and trust ratings increased in the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia.
Despite the record low ratings of Binay’s approval and trust ratings, owing to the allegations of corruption thrown against him and his family, Binay’s ratings improved in the recent survey.
His approval rating of 46 percent in March increased to 58 percent in June as well as his trust rating of 57 percent, also earning a double-digit increase from 42 percent last March.
Binay is currently facing corruption allegations for his alleged involvement in the overpriced construction of the Makati City Hall Building II.
He was also accused of keeping numerous bank accounts containing large amount of money beyond his legal income.
Binay was also linked in other issues including ownership of various condominium units, agricultural estates and the alleged anomalous deal to develop the Boy Scouts of the Philippines’ (BSP’s) propery in Makati.
Binay’s camp welcomed the results of the survey adding that it only shows the people’s trust and support to the the Vice President, despite the allegations raised against him.
“More importantly, it highlights that attacking the Vice President does not make his political opponents prepared for the job of the presidency,” Vice President’s political spokesman, Rico Quicho, said as quoted in a Philippine Daily Inquirer report by Ana Roa.
In the same report, Sen. Nancy Binay, the vice president’s daughter, also thanked everyone for their continued support and trust in her father.
Sen. Binay also said that her father will continuously serve the public in return.
“You can expect the Vice President to value your confidence and continue to serve the people,” the senator said in a statement.