MANILA — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday delivered what he called the “true” State of the Nation Address (Tsona) and criticized President Aquino saying Filipinos became poor under his “daang matuwid.”
Binay said the administration was “manhid at palpak” (insensitive and bungling) adding that more Filipinos are still suffering from poverty.
The Vice President criticized Aquino’s campaign slogan, “Kung walang kurap, walang mahirap.”
(If there’s no corruption, there will be no poor Filipinos.)
“After five years, many are still poor and many are still corrupt,” Binay said.
Binay resigned from the Cabinet in June following allegations of corruption and ill-gotten wealth raised against him and his family.
Binay said that he was becoming a “punching bag” of the allies of the administration.
“There will be no progress if we give six more years to an administration that has no sympathy for the poor,” Binay said.
“After five years, what the Filipino people reaped was an insensitive and bungling government,” he added.
Binay, who earlier announced that he will run for President in the 2016 elections, also criticized Interior Secretary Mar Roxas during his speech.
He blamed Roxas for mishandling the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
Aqino earlier announced that he will endorse Roxas in the upcoming 2016 elections.