MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Vice President Jejomar Binay can’t handle the truth that he is being beaten by women in the race for Philippine President. So he has decided to withdraw his declared candididacy.
Recent national polls show that Senators Grace Poe and Miriam Defensor-Santiago are the two top choices for president among likely voters. (Santiago officially announced her candidacy this week after her doctors declared her ‘cancer-free.’ Her stage 4 lung cancer prompted her to go on leave from the Senate and to hold off on her presidential quest).
“As a man, husband and father, I will not allow women to beat me in the elections or any competition for that matter,” Binay said.
So what happens now to the Binay political dynasty?
It lives on. Binay’s son, Junjun, is mayor of Makati City (although he is currently under suspension for corruption charges) and his two daughters Nancy and Abigail are sitting members of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.
But to lock in the Binay dynasty, the Vice President announced that his wife Elenita will run for president in his stead, paving the way for an all-women, three-way race for president.
Elenita is no stranger to politics. She was once mayor of Makati.
Let the women games begin!