Binay Dares Trillanes
by Ambrosio R. Villorente
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay dared Senator Antonio Trillanes IV Tuesday night October 21 “to a one-on-one debate with the Senator not hiding behind his parliamentary immunity”. Binay issued the challenge during an open forum with the members of the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcasters ng Pilipinas (KBP).
“I’m willing, if you want you can sponsor. I’m willing to debate with Trillanes. I’ll appear in all your forum,” Binay told the KBP members.
Binay Back Off
However, in two weeks time, Vice President Binay back off from the debate which in the first place he proposed. His change of heart and mind is one character he possesses. He seems unreliable.
Binay believes “engaging in a debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is a disservice to the millions who still have to recover from devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda”.
But what is the relation between Typhoon Yolanda devastation and his debate with Sen. Trillanes to prove his innocence on the alleged corruption while Mayor of Makati City?
On the other hand, Joey Salgado, head of Media Affairs of the Office of the Vice President believes “there would be nothing to nothing to gain from a debate with someone (Trillanes) who does not respect reasons, facts or the rule of law”… But what for this debate held? It should have been done for the information of the public, the people in order for them to make their own conclusion, to know who is telling the truth and who is wrong. Is Vice President Binay lacking of truth and more of lie?
The Vice President could have disclosed the correct and accurate information about his alleged huge wealth and prove Sen. Trillanes is wrong. Until today, the public, the Filipino people is in a big doubt who is honest, who tells the truth, Vice President Binay or Sen. Trillanes? But the burden of proof is in the hands of Vice Pres. Binay.
VP Binay Appologizes
Vice President Binay extended his formal apology to the members of the KBP for not pushing through with the planned debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes the IV.
His formal apology was extended to the members of the KBP when he delivered his speech during the 40th top-level management conference held in Cavite. He said he did not like how Trillanes portrayed himself as an underdog and he did not want to be accused of having an unfair advantage on Sen. Trillanes.
This is another alibi. He could have debated with Sen. Trillanes, and told the truth, so that the people can more or less accurately prove who is truthful between Vice President Binay and Sen. Trillanes?
Does it mean “Silence means yes?”
Committee For Papal Visit
President Benigno C. Aquino III has organized the Papal Visit – National Organizing Committee (PV-NOC) to coordinate and prepare for the visit.
The PV-NOC is tasked to take up all government participation and responses in connection with the visit of the Pope, and ensure efficient coordination among public and private sectors; peace and order; and the traffic management plan for the transportation of persons and goods during the event.
There are two local Executive Committees organized: EXECOM-Manila and EXECOM-Leyte—in the areas of engagement of His Holiness Pope Francis. The EXECOMs will serve as the on-site full-time, day-to-day operations arms of the PV-NOC.
The EXECOM-Manila is led by an Undersecretary in the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES). The members are Undersecretaries of the DFA, DND, DILG, DPWH, DOH, DOTC, DOT, and PCOO; Chief of the Presidential Protocol Office; representatives from the OP, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and MMDA; Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager; Presidential Security Group (PSG) Commander; and head of the Radio-Television Malacañang.
The EXECOM-Leyte is led by an Undersecretary in the OES. The members include the Regional Director of the PNP, Commander of the AFP Central Command, Regional Directors of the DOTC and DPWH, PSG Security Task Action Group Commander-Leyte, and a representative from the Radio-Television Malacañang. /MP