Cayetano: Debate’s biggest loser was Binay

Rosette Adel - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential candidate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday evening said Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay emerged as the first presidential debate’s biggest loser.

"The biggest debate loser was Vice President Binay," Cayetano, the running mate of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, said during a post-debate rally organized by Duterte’s supporters in Cagayan de Oro.

Cayetano said the presidential debate further exposed Binay’s lies, citing the lack of explanation from the vice president when asked about corruption allegations. He added that Binay was inconsistent and lacked logic in his narrative comparing his answers from other candidates.

"Wala siyang masabi tungkol sa korapsyon. Ang apat na mga kandidato ay nagsalita tungkol sa korapsyon. Siya lang ang walang nasabi maliban sa pagsisinungaling," Cayetano said.

"Nong tanungin sya sa debate kung paano niya nakuha ang kanyang lupa, ang sabi n'ya minana daw niya ito, mula sa kanyang nanay at tatay. Pero kung matatandaan natin, sa kanyang patalastas, sinabi ni Binay na namatay ang kanyang nanay na wala silang pera para pampa-ospital. May lupa pala ang nanay niya. Hindi man lang nila ito isinanla o ibenta para maipagamot ang kanyang nanay?" he added.

Cayetano also mentioned that Binay’s presidential bid is backed by traditional politians or “trapo” and is centered for the revenge of trapos.

“This is revenge of the trapo. Ang tingin nila kapag nakaupo, they can follow his model of steal everything at kapag election, ipamimigay sa mga tao. Reverse Robin Hood," Cayetano said.

Binay who faced corruption allegations during the track record part of the Commission on Elections-sponsored first presidential debate, refused the requests for media interviews after the debate.

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