No Twitter account for Binay

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 11 2011 03:05 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2011 04:17 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay does not keep a Twitter account.

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) clarified they are not maintaining the following Twitter accounts: @VicePresBINAY, @JojoBinay, @JejomarBinay.

Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesman, said the OVP only keeps an official page in Facebook, www.facebook.com/JCBinay.

“The OVP decided to put up an account for the Vice President in Facebook as the social networking site provides an opportunity to reach out to Filipinos here and abroad given its popularity,” he said.

There are also several Facebook pages using Binay’s name, but the official one can be distinguished by the contents, which includes press statements, speeches and photos, he added.

Meanwhile, the OVP’s official website is undergoing maintenance, he said.

“The free hosted account of OVP has been cancelled. We have decided to move to a more secure host after the OVP website was hacked,” Salgado said. The website should be up by next week, he added.