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Binay calls for political ceasefire this Christmas

Ghio Ong, Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - December 18, 2015 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay yesterday called for a political ceasefire among politicians this Christmas season to uphold the message of peace during the holidays.

“Can we please stop the mudslinging, lying, personal attacks and disunity? The NPA (New People’s Army) and the government forces have suspended military operations. I hope that in politics there will be ceasefire too. Peace should prevail,” Binay said in an interview with Bombo Radyo in General Santos City.

Binay, who lamented that he is a victim of continued political persecution since he declared his presidential bid, said his appeal is addressed to all national and local leaders.

“If you see each other this Christmas, shake hands, embrace one another and pray together. This is a prayer that really comes from my heart,” the Vice President said.

Asked how he will celebrate Christmas, Binay said he would spend it with sick people in a hospital in Makati City.

“I’m not like other people who go to other places during holidays, I will just be here. It’s always been my practice to visit sick people during Christmas,” he said.

Binay served as mayor of Makati City for more than two decades before he was elected vice president in 2010.

The Vice President had been accused of amassing ill-gotten wealth during his stint as mayor.

Binay also plans to visit the areas affected by Typhoon Nona.

 

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