Isn’t this laying it on too thick, VP Binay

By Raïssa Robles

Posted at Jun 02 2014 04:31 PM | Updated as of Jun 03 2014 12:31 AM

Just my opinion

During his May 27 visit to the Makati Stock Exchange, Vice-President Jejomar Binay brought his own food of paksiw na isda and spam, according to business gossip columnist Vic Agustin. This was despite the fact that there was a western buffet prepared for that occasion – Binay ringing the trading bell for his ardent supporters, the Limlingan couple, who were launching an online trading company.

Agustin noted that Binay was apparently “still a country boy in his taste buds.”

I can strongly smell the hand of a PR man here – in order to project Binay as a simple man with simple tastes eating simple food. A man of the masses. When he has left that lifestyle over two decades ago.

When I interviewed VP Binay on a weekday shortly before his June 2010 inauguration, I was astounded by his huge, fully air-conditioned dining room.

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