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With its presumptive standard bearer unable to improve in survey ratings, is the administration Liberal Party (LP) planning to “adopt” an outsider for the 2016 race? Vice President Jejomar Binay said yesterday he had received raw information that the LP was considering either to adopt him in 2016 or to coalesce with the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Philippine Star  

The Vice President said he was told of “loose talk” within the administration about adopting him as a candidate, but he stressed there were no formal discussions yet on the matter. “It was relayed to me. You may call it double hearsay, but in politics everything is probable,” Binay told The STAR when asked to clarify his earlier statement to reporters. “In politics, nothing is impossible.” Philippine Star

The LP’s presumptive standard bearer, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II, said he was unaware of such plans by his party and advised reporters to ask Binay where he heard the story. Philippine Star