By: Elena Grace Flores
It is now clear for Makati residents why Mayor Junjun Binay’s suspension was necessary. It’s for Kid Pena to carry out his mission to further create negative stories that would destroy the Binays’ reputation to stop Vice President Binay from winning the Presidential race in 2016.
As you can see from this video file from Rappler the testimony of an alleged Makati resident who is seen saying that the benefits for seniors could be more if not pocketed by the officials mentioned.
It is of course expected from Trillanes to draw some of his famous conclusions that the Binays were stealing the budget for the senior citizens which is a bizarre accusation – when the figures presented were even baseless and outdated contrary to the process known to all bonafide Makati residents in giving out such benefits to the rightful beneficiaries themselves in person.
What dismayed majority of Makati residents is Trillanes’ endearing comment that the seniors of Makati will be receiving at least double the cash if not corrupted. Can Senator Trillanes really hear himself out sounding like a devil’s advocate whispering to Makati residents to be angry at Binay by not voting for him in the upcoming election because he did this and that? Such a disgusting act indeed from a very ambitious senator. The theory was even answered by Salgado already prior to the Blue Ribbon hearing. Salgado, who was the head of the Makati Public Information Office during Mayor Binay’s stint said that city guidelines require senior citizens to personally apply for benefits and the process will not allow corruption in any case.