Binays to settle Makati mayoral bid over the weekend

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2018 11:15 AM | Updated as of Oct 12 2018 11:42 AM

MANILA- The Binay family will meet over the weekend to discuss the brewing feud for the Makati City mayoral post, Sen. Nancy Binay said Friday.

The lawmaker's younger siblings, Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay-Campos and former mayor Junjun Binay are reportedly headed for a showdown for the post that was held for years by their father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay.

"Hopefully over the weekend ay magkakaroon kami ng family meeting at mapag-uusapan namin itong problema ng aming pamilya," Nancy told ABS-CBN News.

(Hopefully over the weekend, we will have a family meeting and we will discuss this family problem.)

"It will be a family decision," she added.

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Junjun on Thursday said he was ready to challenge his sister Abby's re-election bid if there was enough public clamor.

He said the incumbent failed to interact with the masses, contrary to the family's brand of public service.

"I think si Ate Abby never denied na hindi niya nakaugalian na bumaba at lumapit sa mga tao. Ito po ang turo ni Jojo Binay na kailangan maglakad sa baba, makisalamuha sa mga tao para maintindihan po natin ang mga pangangailangan nila," he said.

(I think my older sister Abby never denied that she is not used to approaching the people. This is what Jojo Binay taught, that we have to interact with the grassroots, interact with the people in order to understand their needs.)

Abigail earlier said her candidacy had the backing of her father, who is running for Congress in the May 2019 polls.

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Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Junjun said he would wait for their family to decide.

"Hintayin na lang namin yung pag-uusap ng pamilya namin kasi mas maganda na dun na lang namin pag-usapan ito," he said.

(Let's just wait for my family to discuss this because it's better that we talk it out among ourselves.)

Asked whether the decision would be up to their father, Junjun said the patriarch would ensure that both of them would be alright with whatever decision they come up with.

"Alam naman namin ang tatay namin eh magbibigay ng desisyon na walang maagrabyado at maaayos lahat ito," he said.

(We know our father won't give a decision that would leave one offended and we know that this will be settled.)