P-Noy and Binay can’t work in harmony. Election results unfortunately made the two strange bedfellows. Fact 1: Binay didn’t vote for Aquino and Aquino didn’t vote for Binay. They belong to opposite poles, so why should they now support each other politically? The only affinity Binay has to P-noy is that he was once a staunch ally of Noynoy’s mother, Cory, during People Power.
But that’s been history. Binay has already harvested the fruits of his Cory labor as he wallows with power in his Makati dynasty. via Cory’s magic wan. Fact 2:.Mar Roxas, though he lost the elections, is Pnoy’s sidekick since their Ateneo days. They are both Jesuit products, both are “Men for Others”, so to speak. Truth is both once love the same woman whom Mar eventually married. He has more clout with Noynoy than Binay has.
As far as the Liberals are concerned, Mar is more trustworthy than Binay who is a PNG ( persona non grata). Fact 3: Binay, the compleat politician, is a notorious enfant terrible who has obvious presidential ambition. For Aquino to trust Binay with any powerful cabinet portfolio is like providing his enemy leverage to shoot him down in the future. The most that Binay can do as Vice President is ask, “How’s the President?” and hope that one day the answer will be “Wala na Po si Pnoy”.
Pompeyo S. Pedroche
New Jersey, USA