2016 Jejomar Binay presidential campaign
|2016 Jejomar Binay presidential campaign|
|Campaign||2016 Philippine presidential election|
Vice President of the Philippines
(June 30, 2010 – present)
Makati City Mayor
(February 27, 1986 – December 1987, February 2, 1988 – June 30, 1998, June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010)
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman
(1998–2001) Gregorio Honasan (Vice-President)
Senator of the Philippines
(June 30, 2007 - present, 1995-2004)
|Affiliation||United Nationalist Alliance|
|Status||Announced:September 14, 2011|
Launched:July 1, 2015
Lost Election:May 9, 2016
|Headquarters||8514 Caong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati, Philippines|
|Slogan||'Ginhawa'y dama ng lahat kay Jojo Binay|
(lit. Convenience is felt by all with Jojo Binay)
The 2016 presidential campaign of Jejomar Binay, former Mayor of Makati and incumbent Vice President of the Philippines was announced on July 1, 2015 during the launch of the United Nationalist Alliance as a political party at the Makati Coliseum.
In May 2014, Binay began his search for a running mate. As his potential running mate Senator Jinggoy Estrada in jail due to his implication in the PDAF scam, Binay's offers were declined by JV Ejercito, Manny Villar (via wife Cynthia Villar), Vilma Santos (via husband Ralph Recto), Mar Roxas, Grace Poe, Rodrigo Duterte and Joseph Estrada. Binay's daughter Abigail, also the Representative from Makati, said that Binay would accept anyone as his running mate except for Antonio Trillanes, and that she prefers Grace Poe. On June 12, Independence Day, speech in Iloilo, President Aquino said that he could only offer Binay the conduct of a clean and honest election, but not an outright endorsement.
On June 22, Binay resigned from the Aquino cabinet, both as presidential adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers' concerns and as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, but did not say why. Two days later, Binay addressed the public from his Coconut Palace offices, branding the current administration as "manhid at palpak" (insensitive and bumbling), but did not mention Aquino by name. He also accused the administration of committing sins against him and the people.
In June 2015 he polled first among expected presidential candidates for the 2016 Philippine general election. However, in the September 2015 Pulse Asia he placed third after Senator Grace Poe and Mar Roxas, the ruling Liberal Party presidential candidate. His trust rating had also dropped 19%.
According to Inquirer.Net, his numbers have steadily eroded after corruption allegations came out against him in the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearings.
On October 10, 2015, the Federation of Free Workers (FFW), one of the largest labor centers, in the Philippines endorsed him for President
During the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Binay was booed by the spectators at the start of the Grand Parade of the festival on January 17, 2016. The Vice President's camp tags the Liberal Party as responsible for the booing incident.
Binay's presidential campaign started with a proclamation rally held in Welfareville Compound, Mandaluyong City on February 9, 2016.
On February 16, 2016, Binay's party UNA and One Cebu party (with former GSIS chairman Winston Garcia as the party's gubernatorial bet in 2016 Cebu local elections) form a local coalition in the province of Cebu during the local party's general assembly.
During the 41st Philippine Business Conference on October 27, 2015. Here is his platforms for the economy sector.
- 1.) establish more effective monitoring and supervision of priority programs and projects
- 2.) amendments in the 1987 constitution regardless of the economic provisions
- 3.) passage of the Fiscal Incentives Rationalization Act and Right-Of-Way Act
- 4.) amendments in the Build-Operate-Transfer Law
- 5.) creation of the Department of Information Technology
- 6.) reducing personal and income taxes
- 7.) strengthened mining, agriculture and manufacturing industries
- 8.) accelerate infrastructure development
- 9.) respect the sanctity of contracts
- 10.) lowering of income and corporate taxes
- 11.) revisit the taxation system.
In his appearance in the 9th Biennial National Convention of the Chinese Filipino Business Club on February 19, 2016, Binay want to separate the DENR into two separated agencies, The Department of Environment and The Department of Natural Resources (the role of DA will also be moved to DNR). The same scenario will also be used for the DOTC which will be splitting into Department of Transportation and the Department of Information and Communication Technology. On his planned administration, he will create the Department of Housing and Urban Development which focused on the construction of housing projects in the country. If he is elected president, Binay vows to appoint a new Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) 30 minutes after the oath of the office, to replace Kim Henares.
Corruption allegations hounding him have been the subject of 22 hearings by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee since August 2014, which has ventured into tackling other Makati projects and partnerships that were supposedly carried out through anomalous deals as well.
Among the names floated during the series of Senate inquiries to be linked with Mr. Binay’s questionable deals include the housing agency Pag-IBIG, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, and a listed firm owned by businessman Antonio L. Tiu, who is said to have acted as a dummy for Mr. Binay’s wealth.
The Office of the Ombudsman upheld its decision to indict Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son dismissed Makati mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr, and 22 others over the alleged overpricing of the Makati city hall parking building II.
In two separate resolutions on 6 docketed cases, the Ombudsman said it has jurisdiction to conduct its preliminary investigation that led it to find probable cause to file criminal charges against Binay, his son, and their co-respondents for graft, malversation of public funds, and falsification of public documents in connection with the bidding and construction of the carpark project.
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United Nationalist Alliance
- Jacel Kiram (UNA) - Daughter of Jamalul Kiram III (Sultan of the Sultanate of Sulu)
- Alma Moreno (UNA) - Incumbent Parañaque City Council member (1st District), incumbent National Chairman Philippine Councilors League, Actress
- Rey Langit (UNA) - Radio and TV Broadcaster
- Allan Montano (UNA) - Pro-bono labor rights Lawyer (Federation of Free Workers, NAGKAISA)
- Getulio Napeñas (UNA) - former Special Action Force (SAF) Director
- Manny Pacquiao (PCM) - Incumbent Sarangani Representative, Boxer, Actor, Singer, Head Coach-Mahindra (PBA)
- Richard J. Gordon (Bagumbayan-VNP), Philippine Red Cross chairman and former senator
- Panfilo Lacson, former Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery and former senator
- Susan Ople (Nacionalista)
- Martin Romualdez (Lakas-CMD), Leyte representative, Bongbong Marcos's cousin
- Tito Sotto (NPC) Acting Senate Minority Floor Leader and Eat Bulaga! host
- Juan Miguel Zubiri, former senator and former Bukidnon representative
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