Dismissed Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. said that his father, presidential aspirant and Vice President Jejomar Binay, is not afraid of jail threats even if he loses in the elections today, May 9.
Junjun Binay was asked about the probability of his dad being jailed after he casted his vote in San Antonio National High School.
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“Is there fear on my part? Eh taumbayan ang manghuhusga. Hindi naman tayo nagwalang hiya sa taumbayan. Kung patas ang eleksyon kailangang galangin natin ang resulta,” Junjun answered.
He said that they are not afraid because corruption cases against his family are without any basis.
“It’s all part of the campaign to smear the name of my father and the rest of my family. Kung kulong lang, hindi kayang takutin ang tatay ko. Maraming beses nakulong ang tatay ko nung martial law. Nung high school ako, nakulong ang father ko for a case that was politically motivated,” Junjun added.
He denied the controversy that his father sought to be president for immunity against the corruption charges against him.
“Alam niyo naman, sa pulitika, kanya-kanyang batuhan ng issue, kanya-kanyang takutan. Pero kami, naniniwala kami, kumpiyansa kami na walang batayan ang kasong ito,” Junjun said.
The dismissed vice-mayor countered that the election is not for them, but for the people.
“Itong eleksyon na ito, hindi tungkol sa amin, ito ay laban ng mga mahihirap nating kababayan,” Junjun added.
Vice President Binay and his son were accused by the Ombudsman for graft, malversation, and falsification of public documents. The latter was involved in the overpriced carpark building in Makati City.
The Ombudsman did not hesitate in filing charges against the presidential aspirant even towards the end of his term.
As of the moment, he ranks fourth in the partial and unofficial tally of election returns. His rival, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte stays in first place.