Vice President Jejomar Binay is facing criticism after his visit to Panabo, Davao Del Norte last Wednesday, May 20.
In what can be seen as an early election campaign, VP Binay gave the town’s senior citizens wheelchairs, T-shirts, and candies printed with the words “Binay” on its wrapper. He distributed the “Binay” candies at a traditional boodle fight at the market.
He also highlighted the benefits that Makati senior citizens enjoy, saying that the elderly have the privilege to avail of free medical treatment while those who reach the age of 100 will receive P100, 000 in cash.
The distribution of “Binay Candies” was first seen when his daughter, Nancy Binay, joined the Senatorial race.
VP Binay promptly denied the accusation that what he was already campaigning by giving gifts to potential Binay voters.
[blockquote author=”Vice President Jejomar Binay”]Ah hindi. Kapag umiikot ka diba magbibigay ka ng mga souvenirs. Kasama lang ‘yon. Ngayong araw na ‘to, napadaan ako. Namigay ako ng souvenirs[/blockquote]