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13 Makati councilors vow support for Junjun Binay

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Thirteen of Makati City’s 16 councilors have decided to abandon the camp of incumbent Mayor Mar-len Abigail Binay-Campos and pledged to help in the upcoming mayoralty campaign of former Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay.

In a picture obtained by Politiko, aside from the 13 city councilors, 21 of the 33 barangay chairman of the country’s financial district have also promised their support for Binay who is seeking to reclaim his previous post which he last held in 2015.

Makati City 1st district Councilor Ferdinand Eusebio confirmed his attendance in the event last October 2.

The event was held at the Events Pavilion of Blue Leaf Hotel in McKinley Hill, Taguig City.

Eusebio said city hall workers missed the former Mayor and his pro-people policies in the city.

“Subukan ninyong bumaba sa mga barangay at kausapin ang mga taga-Makati mula sa iba’t-ibang sektor, mararamdaman ninyo ang pangungulila nila kay Mayor Jun-Jun. Nami-miss nila ang serbisyong Binay,” said Eusebio.

Eusebio said the current city administration under Binay-Campos was numb over the basic needs of various sectors, especially the needy.

“‘Di na rin kami nagtataka kung bakit may mga lumalabas na mga reklamo mula sa iba’t-ibang sektor tulad ng mga seniors, mga vendors, at iba pa. Matagal na namin naririnig ang problema nila,” said Eusebio.

First district Councilor Marie Alethea Casal-Uy said Binay-Campos’ lack of concern to her constituents prompted the majority of the city council members to withdrew their support against the local chief executive.

“Mananahimik ang mga iyan kung wala naman silang problema sa pamamahala. Ngunit ang mga taga-Makati ay sanay sa isang… pangasiwaang panlungsod na tunay na kumakalinga at hindi tumatalikod sa kanilang mga hinaing. Tingin ko hindi nila naramdaman iyan sa nakalipas na dalawang taon,” said Casal-Uy.

The Court of Appeals (CA) last May cleared Binay of administrative charges over the alleged anomalous construction of the P2.28-billion parking building of the city hall.