Binay coy on Jinggoy, Chiz as runningmate

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 12 2012 09:29 PM | Updated as of Jul 13 2012 10:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Vice-President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he has not yet decided on who will be his runningmate in the 2016 elections.

Binay told reporters that he is not yet considering either Senators Jinggoy Estrada or Francis "Chiz" Escudero as his vice-presidential bet when he aims for presidency.

"Wala akong kinokonsidera kasi ayokong pag-usapan," he said.

"Eh ang layo pa ng 2016," he added.

"Iyang bagay na iyan, halimbawa tayong 4, kapag sinabi kong ikaw ang kandidato kong vice president, eh 'di ngayon pa lang 2012 kaaway ko na itong tatlong ito," Binay said.

"Hintayin natin kapag malapit na ang 2016 tsaka ako magsasabi, pero sa ngayon, maniwala po kayo, ang dami ko pa pong ginagawa, mga programa, sang-ayon sa pagkakaluklok ko sa pwesto," he said.

He added that the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has not yet finalized its senatorial slate for the 2013 mid-term elections

"Hindi pa, sa darating na meeting namin magpapahayag pa kami," Binay said.