Between Binay and government, there is no lesser evil. They are both evil. Both are poweer hungry and will hold or do anything to keep that power. Binay has lorded over Makati for two decades now. He has used the masa to keep himself in power but has he improved the lot of the masa? What can he show for? Free movie passes and birthday cakes? I really don't know.
i don't know if this proves anything, but he's a finalist for world mayor 2006.
He has lorded it over Makati for 2 decades getting a respite when he let his wife run the show for 3 years. It's still a Binay. The trapo signature of letting another nameaake take the helm when the 9 year term limit is reached. As a non Makati resident, all I can make of Binay is that he is just your regular trapo.
The same kind of trapo that lords it over at Malacanang.
I think binay is a different kind of "trapo" than GMA. Binay won his seat without Garciing the elections.
GMA not only stole the presidency once, but twice. We know her administration Bolante'd the gov't funds to help her campaign. And let's not forget Pidal.
In Binay's case naman, Brillantes charges of corruption against the mayor looks flimsy at best. At least most Pro- and Anti- Arroyo columnists seems to think so. You can't get more bi-partisan than that.
if binay's a trapo for letting his wife run for office, fine. our mayor lito atienza is letting his son run in 2007 too. While having a "trapo" for a public official is not the ideal, i don't think it's a crime either. You don't just suspend, impeach or file criminal charges against somebody like JDV or Pichay just because trapo sila, diba?
Binay's not really a heroic figure, but he should thank his enemies for turning him into one.
Where were these non Makati resident Binay supporters when the honorable mayor of Naga was suspended?
Why wasn't there any noise with this suspension? Simply because the opposition will not be able to hit back on Gloria. And hitting back on Gloria is all that matters to them.
the date of the naga mayor article you linked is mar. 28, 2005, before the Hello garci scandal.
I doubt cory, susan or MLQ3 or most non-makati defenders of binay would be trooping to the makati mayor's defense either if GLORIAGATE did not happen.
GLORIAGATE changed everything.