Vice President Jejomar Binay said he supports the Supreme Court’s decision declaring the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) unconstitutional.
The vice president stressed that Legislative branch, composed of congressmen and senators, should not interfere with the Executive branch, composed of the president, vice president, and Cabinet members.
Binay, who was in Bacolod Saturday and Sunday, stressed, "What makes the PDAF wrong is its implementation... ghost foundations, ghost non-government organizations and corruption - that makes it wrong."
MANILA HOTEL — Vice President Jejomar Binay, speaking at the 39th Philippine Business Conference and Exhibition here yesterday, laid out his vision on how the Philippines would achieve a resilient economy, citing a revitalized mining sector is one.
In the same convention, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said that global competitiveness should be supported as the key to continued growth.
VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR BINAY delivering his keynote address yesterday at the 39th Business Conference & Exhibition at Manila Hotel.* (Arman Toga photo)
Roberto "Bobby" Montelibano, right, Regional Director for Western Visayas of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) MORE THAN A THOUSAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY officials and member-businessmen attended yesterday's opening of the October 22 to 24, 2013 Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 39th Philippine Business Conference and Exhibition
According to him, the economy cannot be strong if majority of Filipinos are poor, thus there is a need to eradicate poverty before anything else.
"Ensuring resiliency of our economy means ensuring the resiliency of our people. It means consciously empowering our people with the means to access and enjoy the benefits of our economic expansion," he said.
Vice President Jejomar Binay is arriving in Silay City today for the awarding ceremonies of Housing and Urban Development at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Complex at 8:30 a.m.
Binay, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), and Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), will deliver a message at the last part of the ceremonies.
No less than President Noynoy Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay have approved the coal-fired power plant project in Cadiz City. Thus said Mayor Patrick Escalante of Cadiz City. It is expected to be finished in December 2014, according to Mayor Patrick Escalante.
Aside from that, Governor Alfredo Marañon has also endorsed the project especially since we are already starting to experience long brown outs these days.
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. will welcome presidents of premiere bar organizations in the Asia-Pacific region who will gather in Manila to take part in the 23rd Conference of the Presidents of Law Associations in Asia (POLA).
The conference will be held August 27 to 29 at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) is host of this year’s conference, one of the highlights of the IBP’s 40th founding anniversary celebration. Vice President Binay will keynote the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, August 28, while Executive Secretary Ochoa will be at the welcome cocktails on Monday, August 27.
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has not completed its senatorial lineup for the 2013 midterm elections yet, it only has eight candidates so far, former Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri said Saturday.
Zubiri, who was in Bacolod, stressed that they would like to be known as alternative candidates. "We want to be known as ‘alternative candidates’ not ‘opposition candidates,’" he said.
Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan said here last Saturday he is committed to join the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar Binay in his reelection bid for the 2013 midterm elections, but he is also open to be adopted by the administration party.
"I am committed to UNA, but being an independent, if I will be adopted also by the administration slate, then I have no violent objections," Honasan, who was in Bacolod over the weekend, said.
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño said yesterday he is running for senator in the 2013 midterm elections, and if elected, he promised to help Negros Occidental.
Casiño said he will investigate the reported manipulation, and possibly cartelization, of oil prices among fuel companies in Negros, as the price of fuel here is higher than in other regions.
He said his main priority once elected as senator will be to lower the high prices of electricity and fuel.
The text messages circulated last Sunday that Vice president Jejomar Binay and his public affairs officer Erwin Maceda, son of former statesman Ernesto Maceda, are not coming to the"fake" Charter day celebration of Bacolod. It was a fake text message. Maceda arrived yesterday morning and even attended the mass at the new government center where he spoke..
Erwin Maceda, Political Affairs officer of the Office of the Vice President, yesterday said actually, the Vice President was ready to come to Bacolod City if not for the funeral of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He is leaving for Saudi Arabia to represent the country in the state funeral of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz al- Fayed, since it is their culture to bury their dead within 24 hours.