I BEAT HIM ONCE.
I WILL BEAT HIM AGAIN.
Thus said Vice President Jejomar Binay as President Benigno Aquino endorsed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as standard bearer of the Liberal Party (LP).
Binay, the presidential bet of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said defeat is the bedfellow of Roxas whom he beat in the 2010 vice presidential derby.
I beat him once. I will beat him now, said Binay who was running mate of former President Joseph Estrada against the Aquino-Roxas tandem in the 2010 race. The LP has said the 2010 debacle continues to haunt Roxas, who continues to fare badly in poll surveys.
Binay is unfazed by Roxas bid bankrolled by the Aquino administration.
He said Mr. Aquino’s choice of Roxas as the LP presidential standard-bearer only highlighted the differences between Roxas and himself.
He said there would now be a clearer “comparison” between himself and Roxas in terms of political experience, competence and public service.
Asked what advantage Roxas would have over him, Binay said: “You know the advantage there is that people will never forget that I have beaten Roxas!”