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Nag-iisa si Jojo! Abby Binay: Neither I nor Junjun can copy dad’s leadership style

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Makati City Mayor Abby Binay has admitted that she can’t copy the leadership style of her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay.

In an interview over ANC’s “Headstart” aired on April 17, Abby said no one among her siblings– even her rival in the mayoralty race, Junjun, can imitate their father because they grew up under different circumstances.

She made the remark after broadcaster Karen Davila pointed out that Junjun must be copying the elder Binay’s style of breaking bread with Makati residents in less affluent communities.

“My dad is a different politician. My dad, lumaki sa hirap. My brother did not. Hindi naman niya pwedeng sabihin na sanay siyang kumain sa karinderya because my dad was used to that,” Abby said.

The mayor said politikos have to have a “level of sincerity” in dealing with the public, and not just imitate what others have done.

“We cannot copy our dad because our dad is different. He grew up different so hindi pwede ‘yung kokopyahin mo lang kung ano siya,” she said.