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Did Drilon just refer to Binay as ‘bulok?’

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Senate President Franklin Drilon said Friday that Vice President Jejomar Binay’s free fall in performance and trust ratings only prove that the public is rejecting the “bulok” or rotten style of governance.

In the same way, Drilon said that the high ratings of President Benigno Aquino III–unheard of during this stage in an administration’s lifespan–show that the people want more of “Tuwid na Daan”.

“Towards the last year of his administration ay mataas pa rin ang pagtingin ng taumbayan sa kanya, at ako po ay natutuwa rin na tayo po ay maganda ang tingin ng taumbayan. Kalahati, 54 percent po ang Pangulong Noynoy sa performance rating, tayo po ang pangalawa at 50 percent,” Drilon told Bombo Radyo, referring to the recent Pulse Asia survey results.

“Yung iba pong opponents, yung si Vice President Binay ay talagang bumubulusok at bumababa at patuloy po ang pagbaba ng kanyang performance rating at trust rating.

“Sa akin po, palagi kong sinasabi ay ang titingnan natin ang trend ng mga surveys at dito po ay nagpapakita na properly informed ang taumbayan kung alin ang kanilang ibig ipagpatuloy – yung bulok na pamumuno ba o yung ‘Tuwid na Daan’ – at dito nagpapakita na ramdam na ito ng taumbayan,” said the senator.

Drilon sits as vice chairman of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and is a reelectionist next year.
Meanwhile, Binay, the opposition standard-bearer, has been hounded with multiple allegations of corruption for over a year now, although these mostly have to do during his tenure as Makati City mayor.

Binay was Makati mayor for over 20 years. (Samantha A. Giron)

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