Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said certain groups are already trying to re-open old cases against him in a bid to spread black propaganda and smear his image.
“Halos linggo linggo tumatanggap ako, dino-dossier ako ng mga kung sinu-sino, nariyan iyong binabalikan ang mga kaso kong na-dismiss, gustong buhayin,” he said in an interview Thursday.
“Heto na naman tayo, pulitika na naman, eh ang layo pa ng 2016,” he added.
Asked to identify these groups, Binay also said, “to whom it may concern, alam niyo naman kung sino kayong tinutukoy ko.”
Binay downplayed rumors that he has already chosen a running mate for the 2016 national elections.
“Wala akong kinokonsidera kasi ayokong pag-usapan,” he said.
“Iyang bagay na iyan, halimbawa kayong apat, kapag sinabi kong ikaw ang kandidato kong Vice President, eh ‘di ngayon pa lang 2012 kaaway ko na itong tatlong ito,” Binay added.
He also said that the presidential election is four years away and that it is still too early to speculate about future political plans.
“Hintayin natin kapag malapit na ang 2016 tsaka ako magsasabi, pero sa ngayon, maniwala po kayo, ang dami ko pa pong ginagawa, mga programa, sang-ayon sa pagkakaluklok ko sa pwesto,” he added.
Reports have mentioned senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada as possible candidates for the vice presidency in 2016.
Escudero had also been mentioned as among the possible senatorial candidates to be fielded by the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) which is a coalition between Binay’s Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) and Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).
Binay, however, said they have yet to complete their senatorial line-up for next year’s polls.