MANILA – Senator Nancy Binay has blasted the Anti-Political Dynasty Bill for going against the principle of “Vox Populi, Vox Dei”.
In a statement, Binay said the bill, which was approved at the committee level at the House of Representatives on Wednesday, "may limit what the Constitution says about who can run. It may also go against the principle of Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”
Instead of going after those elected by the people, she said it would be more appropriate to monitor the actions of one family appointed to key posts in the administration.
“Dapat mas bantayan natin yung appointing members of one family in key and high positions of government," Binay said.
One of the families occupying high positions in government is the family of Budget Secretary Butch Abad. His daughter Julia is head of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS).
Binay is daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay and sister of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and House Deputy Majority Leader Abigail Binay.
House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora is pushing for the anti-political dynasty bill
"The important thing is a lot of reforms have to be set in place and it shouldn’t just be in the budget. It should also include political dynasties. Let’s take a look again. We have been remiss in our obligation to implement [this]. Let’s see what they will do at the committee of suffrage. I hope we get the leadership to agree to looking at pol dynasties in a much more aggressive light," he said.
The bill will next be scheduled for plenary debates.