Binay: Friends put VP stickers on relief goods

By Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2013 03:25 PM | Updated as of Nov 26 2013 11:25 PM

VP accuses Leah Navarro of negative social media campaign

MANILA - Vice-President Jejomar Binay denied Tuesday allegations that he had relief bags repacked or packaged with his name before it was distributed in "Yolanda"-hit areas.

The Vice-President said it was his friends who put the stickers on the relief bags without his consent.

He said pictures of him were also maliciously posted on social media making it appear that he forced his way into a relief area until an American serviceman blocked him.

He denied the allegation and clarified that he approached the serviceman to thank him for his help.

Binay said there are groups in social media that are out to destroy him for political reasons. He identified Leah Navarro, co-convenor of the Black and White Movement, as one of those who are responsible for the social media campaign against him.

The Vice-President said he is still happy with his approval rating in the latest Social Weather Stations survey, despite the ratings drop from excellent to very good.

He said he does not know what caused the ratings drop but noted that his ratings normally drop only when the ratings of the entire Executive Department also drop.

The latest SWS survey showed Binay getting a +69 net satisfaction rating in the September 20-23 poll, which is lower than the +76 recorded in June.

Binay's net satisfaction ratings are higher than those of President Aquino, who scored a +49 net approval in September.