MAKATI CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – There is a lot of speculation that Vice President Jejomar Binay will eventually withdraw from the 2016 Philippine presidential race because of dwindling ratings as well as graft charges he could be facing as recommended by the Office of the Ombudsman.
In order to maintain the Binay political dynasty, Senator Nancy Binay is reportedly ready to replace her dad as candidate for president should he decide to withdraw from the race.
Speaking of political dynasty, now that the Vice President’s son, JunJun has been dismissed from the service as mayor of Makati City, — also because of graft charges — another Binay daughter, Abigail, said earlier that she is prepared to run for mayor in place of her brother. Abigail is currently serving as an elected representative in Congress, and will soon be termed out.
To keep everything within the family circle, Abigail’s husband, Luis Campos, will run to replace her on her Congressional seat.
And what does Elenita (the Vice President’s wife and former Makati mayor) think of all this? “Politics is in our blood. The more Binays in politics, the better,” she told reporters.