Former Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr., son of Vice President Jejomar Binay, said he does not believe in social media and that critics on these sites are only “trolls” paid by other politicians.
“Bakit social media ang magiging batayan? Gaano kadami ang nasa social media? Hindi tama yan. Ang dami-daming puwedeng bayaran para maging ‘trolls’. It cannot reflect the true sentiment of the people.”
(Why should social media be the basis? How many people are on social media? That’s not right. There are a lot of people who can be paid as “trolls”. It cannot reflect the true sentiment of the people.)
In an interview with Karen Davila on ANC Headstart, Junjun Binay just smirked at Karen’s question on why he is not affected by social media bashers.
On Grace Poe’s being an inexperienced government official and Nancy being his father’s assistant
Junjun Binay said Grace Poe is running for a different position while his sister Nancy is only a senator. Furthermore, he said that Nancy has been exposed to politics as she has been assisting and accompanying their father.
“Mali naman yang tanong na ‘yun, siya (Nancy) naman lagi kasama ng tatay ko. Kasama siya sa pagtulong sa issues sa HUDCC”
(That’s a wrong question. Nancy has always been with my father. She has always been there to help with the issues at HUDC-Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.)
On answering the issues involving the Binays
When Karen asked why the Binays are not answering the issues being thrown at them, Junjun Binay said they have already answered all the issues. He also said that they are not getting a fair share of exposure from the media.
“Kasi nagbigay na siya ng paliwanag sa Senado. Ayaw na nyang magpunta dun… If you’re saying he is not answering, that’s not true! Sa lahat ng pagkakataon sumasagot, kami po ay pilit na sumasagot sa mga periodiko, sa telebisyon. Pero ang hirap po ng kalaban natin, kasi kung sila po ay kaya nilang panghawakan kung anung lalabas sa balita. It’s really dominated, okay? Minsan ang feeling namin, we’re not getting a fair share of our exposure in media to explain our side.”
[It’s because he (VP Binay) has given an explanation to the Senate. He doesn’t want to go back there. In all instances, we answer (issues and allegations) in print, on TV. But we have a formidable enemy because they can control what is released in the media.]
Junjun Binay said that he disagrees that his father does not answer the issues about at them. He said he is sure and confident that VP Binay can answer all allegations and will continue to answer the other allegations in the next coming days.
On the 24M worth classrooms
When Karen asked Junjun if the classrooms are worth P 24M each, Junjun Binay said he does not have the exact figures. He also said that a mayor is the last one in the “process”. He also said it is unfair to say that the classrooms are worth P 24 M since it was his father’s political opponents who quoted the amount and that it has no basis.