Binay-Nacionalista alliance in 2016?
Louis Bacani (The Philippine Star) - October 9, 2014 - 11:44am

MANILA, Philippines - Will Vice President Jejomar Binay team up with the political party of Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Cayetano, his staunchest foes at the Senate?

In an interview with ANC's Headstart on Thursday, Binay's spokesman on political affairs raised the possibility of the Vice President forging an alliance with the Nacionalista Party (NP) for the 2016 elections.

"There might be a coalition between Nacionalistas and the new party. We don't know that yet," Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, an NP member himself, told program host Karen Davila when asked if he will join Binay's new party.

"Anything is possible in the sphere of politics," he added.

Remulla said he has not yet talked to his partymates, Trillanes and Cayetano. He believes that the NP remains intact.

"We haven't gone face to face since I started this [job as spokesman for Binay]," he said.

Cayetano and Trillanes are leading the Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-committee inquiry into the allegedly overpriced construction of the Makati City Hall II parking building.

In the past Senate hearings, former Makati officials accused Binay of pocketing kickbacks from all government projects and manipulating public bidding.

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Binay had repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming that the Senate probe is politically motivated. He had also criticized Trillanes and Cayetano for supposedly trying to bring him down in time for the elections.

Like Binay, Cayetano had declared his intention to seek the presidency. Trillanes, on the other hand, had said that he wants to run for a higher position.

The Vice President remains to be the front-runner in the presidential surveys. However, his performance and trust ratings recently dropped amid the corruption allegations hurled against him.

Despite the declining ratings, the spokesman of Binay believes that he will be able to withstand the accusations made by his foes.

"He will survive and he will win," Remulla said.

Related: Binay camp: Only presidential survey ratings important to us

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