A statement was released stating the dissatisfaction of Vice President Binay with the apology made by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte regarding his careless comments about the Australian rape-slay victim.
"Hindi mabubura ng isang paumanhin - na halata namang hindi sinsero - ang katotohanan na sinabi niya ito hindi lang minsan kung hindi dalawang ulit pa.
(The truth that he truly said those statements not just once but twice can't be erased by a single and clearly insincere apology)," Binay said.
The recent polls showed Duterte leading the presidental race which prompted the vice president to include in this statement that "Hindi dapat bigyan ng pagkakataon si Mister Duterte na maging pangulo, (Mister Duterte should not be given a chance to be the president.)"
Duterte's apology over his remark during a campaign rally last week which prompted Binay to release this statement. During his chance to speak at the campaign event, Duterte unthinkingly retorted that as mayor he should have been the first to rape Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill who was raped and killed in 1989 inside a prison riot in Davao City.
"There was no intention of disrespecting our women and those who have been victims of this horrible crime. Sometimes my mouth can get the better of me. My life is an open book. I am a man of many flaws and contradictions," the Davao City mayor added after voicing out his apology last Tuesday.
VP Binay's statement however was determined to convince voters that Duterte is unfit for the presidential post. "Kailanman ay hindi mapapangalagaan ni Mister Duterte ang mga bata at kababaihan. Si Mister Duterte mismo ay umamin na siya ay pumapatay ng mga bata, nang-molestya ng kanilang kasambahay, at ginagawang katatawanan ang panggagahasa,
(Mister Duterte will never be able to protect women and children. He admitted it himself that he had killed children, molested their house help, and he made fun of rape),"Binay said.
Senator Grace Poe and Duterte still tops the latest Social Weather Stations' Survey for presidential candidates followed by Mar Roxas, Binay, and Santiago respectively.