Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay and Senator Grace Poe, two of the Philippines presidential candidates for the 2016 national elections were involved in a hot exchanged throughout the second round of the presidential debates held in University of the Philippines in Cebu City last Sunday night. Based on Vice President Jojo Binay, Senator Grace Poe isn’t a true Filipino, “Hindi ka tunay na Pilipino.”
The verbal hot exchange of the Senator and the Vice President began when Vice President Jojo Binay was questioned if he can be a president able to looking at his son, previous Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, charged if the latter will be found guilty of graft.
Vice President Jojo Binay responded in the affirmative and also insisted that his government will support the rule of law but Senator Grace Poe, countered if the Vice President is willing to advocate the rule of law, he has to be prepared to follow the straightforward guidelines of the debate.
VP Jejomar Binay had been a scorching subject in social media throughout the Sunday’s debate right after it was delayed because of a misunderstanding on whether or not Binay was permitted to carry notes with him onstage.
Throughout the second leg Presidential debate, Senator Grace Poe asks: “Ang tanong ito: rule of law, pero mayroon din tayong mga rule ngayon na dapat ay sinunod. Siguro maganda ring pahiwatig ang paggalang sa batas at paggalang din sa mga naging regulasyon ng debateng ito,” Poe said.
“Bigyan na natin ng benefit of the doubt ang ating mayor, siguro nga mali ang nasabi niyo sa kanya. Pero para sa akin, sana nakadalo siya sa Senado para mag-eksplika ng kanyang punto kung wala naman talagang itatago.”
Rather than giving an answer to the query, Vice President Binay continued to be offensive and lambasted the newbie Senator for forsaking her Filipino origins when she became a citizen of the United States of American between 2001 and 2010.