Vice President Jejomar Binay is predicting a victory over his rivals with at least a four million vote margin in the upcoming presidential elections.
Binay made the bold prediction during the proclamation rally of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) local candidates in Quezon.
“At the end of the day, I think aabot ako ng seven to 10 percent [margin], lalamang ako siguro ng four million,” claimed Binay.
Binay is basing his predictions from his own unnamed chief-of-staff, whom he claims to have also predicted his Vice Presidential win in 2010.
“Ang sabi ng chief of staff ko mananalo ako ng between 500,000 and one million votes. Ang naging lamang ko ay 723,000. Ang galing ng aking chief of staff,” explained Binay.
It can be recalled that Binay won a close-fight with now Liberal Party standard-bearer, Mar Roxas, for the Vice Presidency back in 2010. Binay made a last minute surge in the pre-election surveys which can be attributed to certain sectors who flouted the idea of NoyBi, pertaining to Binay and then presidential hopeful Noynoy Aquino, who was the running mate of Roxas.
Basing it on the recent surveys, Binay has suffered a decline in voter’s preference seeing the rise of Senator Grace Poe and Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The province of Quezon, which Binay considers his bailiwick, has a voting population of more than one million based on government statistics. The UNA standard-bearer, who is backed by Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez and his son, gubernatorial candidate David Suarez, persuaded the local candidates into “joining the winning team.”
“Kung hindi kayo sasama sa ‘kin, hindi kayo kasama sa mananalo,” said Binay.