Binay welcomes Lacson as possible opponent in 2016
Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - December 7, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay believes rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson is qualified to run for president in 2016.

In an interview at the Coconut Palace Thursday night, Binay said it would be merrier if many would run for president.

“Why not? All are qualified,” he said.

Binay said he has been consistent in his declaration that he will run for president in 2016.

“As for myself, I have already declared right after the (2010) elections that, yes, I will be a candidate (for president),” he said.

Binay said he is not worried over the possibility that Lacson’s star would shine again when he does well in his job as rehabilitation czar of the areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda had devastated.

“Like what I said, it is getting to be music to the ear,” he said.

Binay said he and Lacson have no issue with each other.

“He is from Cavite, while I am from Batangas,” he said. “He is good.” 

Binay said he is saddened that Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II appears to be getting out of the picture in the 2016 presidential elections.

“The more, the merrier,” he said.

Binay said he would have no problem working with Lacson as the rehabilitation czar.

“We are indispensable in the rehabilitation because our job is in shelter,” he said.

BATANGAS BINAY CAVITE COCONUT PALACE THURSDAY INTERIOR SECRETARY MANUEL ROXAS LACSON PANFILO LACSON PRESIDENT SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR BINAY
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