For the Binays, it's Malacañang or jail. It's win or lose.
Those were the lines Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte treaded on. He believed that a handful members of the Binay family would face the court as a consequence of Jejomar's loss in the elections.
"If he doesn't win the election, he and many members of his family will go to jail," Duterte said according to CNN Philippines.
This is the latest in the series of word wars between Duterte and Binay who have been exchanging criticisms in national media.
Last April 7, Rappler reported that Binay bashed on Duterte's promise to end criminality in the Philippines within 6 months in office.
In a sortie held in Quezon City, Binay said:
"He's saying he'll end crime within 3-6 months probably because he would resort to extrajudicial killings left and right. When you say extrajudicial, you kill out of mere suspicion."
Vice President Jejomar Binay, his son former Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and the latter's wife Dr. Elenita Binay are facing corruption charges, which have always been conveniently dismissed by the vice president as mere allegations.