The Left’s attitude on the Binay investigations

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Teddy Casiño

A number of friends and critics in social media have been asking me why the Left is silent on the allegations of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay. Why are there no rallies denouncing him, no effigies being burned, no statements of condemnation? Why, they ask, are we quick to condemn Pres. Aquino on the pork barrel and DAP corruption cases but hesitant to do the same with the VP?

Just for the record, the Left, in particular the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), had already issued a statement on the issue (see link here). The gist of the statement is that while clearly politically motivated, the charges against Binay are serious and most likely true given the systemic corruption of the entire bureaucracy. Thus Binay should stop evading and address the issues fully and squarely.

To quote the Bayan statement:

“The corruption charges and ensuing Senate…

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