Bongbong Marcos thinks of former Vice President Jejomar Binay as someone he can get along with. They are both from local government. Binay also has a good understanding of the nuts and bolts of governance, Marcos said. The possible Binay-Marcos tandem during last elections failed because of political division from both parties.
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Political Divide is too Wide
The opposition standard-bearer, Binay is a human rights lawyer who fought the dictatorship of the senator’s father, the late former president Ferdinand Marcos. The Vice President was also a staunch ally of the later strongman’s rival, Corazon Aquino. Binay, however, turns his back from Pnoy’s administration and becomes his biggest critic. The political divide was a little too wide for them to breach at every level, Marcos said. Former First Lady Imelda Marcos is also against the tandem during the elections.
A possible partnership would have been confronted with political baggage because of the opposing history of the two camps. Binay also dealing with plunder and corruption allegations that until now remain just cases. Still no probable cause at this point. Perhaps just awaiting the retirement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, an Aquino appointee for possible dismissal. He was a front-runner in the presidential race but plunge in his popularity due to the controversy.
The Vice President is still the 2nd President
The Vice President occupies the executive office. He can influence the leadership depending on the approach. It’s a responsibility of the V.P. to assist and support the president regardless of differences in certain issues. Running after political enemies in a sort of vengeance cannot be a government policy. Marcos and Digong share the same principle unlike the previous president Benigno Simeon Aquino III.
Bongbong Marcos Supports Digong
Digong always says that what he needs is another Marcos. He is also vocal that he will implement the late Marcos’ policies. Bongbong Marcos also expresses his support to the president. It did not matter if they were a tandem or not. The president’s actions nowadays clearly show that the late Marcos and his son have shares in the present governance.