Binay: I am the most capable, fit for president
Eva Visperas (The Philippine Star) - February 17, 2016 - 9:00am

BINMALEY, Pangasinan, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay told Pangasinenses during his visit here yesterday that he is the most capable and fit for the job of president, citing his experience as executive and administrator in various offices for more than 20 years.

He also belittled opponents Sen. Grace Poe and administration bet Mar Roxas, saying the former could not cite her experience as a mother and the latter his kapalpakan (incompetence) in vying for the presidency.

“Pinag-uusapan natin dito karanasan sa pamumuno hindi yong karanasan sa ibang larangan,” Binay said, referring to Poe.

Binay, who topped the presidential race surveys, made a surprise visit in Binmaley before proceeding to Lingayen town where he was to address the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), which he heads.

Despite topping the surveys, the vice president said the results of the election are more important as he campaigned for people to vote for a candidate who has executive ability and experience like him.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I think I am the most capable and fit for the job of president,” he said, citing what he went through in life – a poor childhood and years as mayor, vice president and chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority – all molding him to become a good executive and administrator.

If elected, Binay promised to spend for the needs of the people.

“When you are given a budget, you are supposed to spend that. How can they defend themselves on the issue on underspending? The government is there to spend, not to save,” Binay said.

He accused the administration of saving in preparation for the elections as he stressed that he would continue and expand the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) so more Filipinos could benefit from it. – With Janvic Mateo, Helen Flores

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