MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay will respect a possible decision of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to support Senator Grace Poe in the 2016 presidential race.
“Bakit naman gusto nyo pang magharapan kami ni Pangulong Erap sa bagay na yan? Kanya-kanyang diskarte ‘yan, kanya-kanyang gusto… kung anuman ang gusto respetuhin natin,” he said when asked on the possibility of Estrada supporting Poe.
Poe is the daughter of the late Fernando Poe Jr, Estrada’s best friend. VP Binay has long been set to run for president in the coming polls.
Estrada’s political party Partido ng Masang Pilipino, is part of the opposition’s United Nationalist Alliance – Binay’s political party.
The Vice President said UNA is still considering Poe to be his running mate, among others.
However, VP Binay did not give a direct answer when asked whether he is ready if Poe decides to run under the administration’s Liberal Party.
He only said: “Alam mo sa pulitika walang imposible e, lahat ng hindi mo sukat akalain nangyayari sa pulitika.”
Last week, President Benigno Aquino III admitted meeting Poe to discuss the 2016 polls and his intention to get a winnable candidate that will continue the reforms he had initiated. (MNS)