Binay appointees urged to go

By on June 26, 2015

Vice President Jejomar 'Jojo' Binay (Facebook photo)
Vice President Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay (Facebook photo)

MANILA — Following Vice President Jejomar Binay’s resignation, his appointees are now being urged to leave their posts.

Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice said in phone interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer that Binay’s allies should leave if they have “any shred of pride” left.

“So what are his cohorts waiting for? Why isn’t Binay asking them to leave the administration along with him? This is really how the VP operates: He wants to attack.”

Erice said that Binay has shown the kind of person he is when he resigned from his post and criticized the administration.

“VP Binay has shown to all Filipinos what kind of person he is. He is not only an ingrate by attacking the President, he also showed his callousness by making his appointees or allies stay in government,” said Erice in a phone interview.

In the same interview, Erice also enumerated five allies of the President whom he thinks should start leaving their posts.

He cited, Home Guaranty Corp. president Manuel Sanchez, Pag-Ibig Fund President Darlene Marie Berberabe, National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. president Felixberto Bustos Jr., Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board chief executive officer Antonio M. Bernardo and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council consultant Chito Borromeo.

Binay was earlier reported to have criticized the Aquino administration describing it as “manhid and palpak” (insensitive and a failure) after he formally resigned from being a Cabinet member.