Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco said Vice President Jejomar Binay is not quitting his Cabinet job despite President Aquino’s statement that the Vice President is free to leave if he does not like the way the present administration runs the government.
Tiangco, who is interim president of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), added that Binay, who is in charge of the housing and overseas workers’ concerns, cannot turn his back on people who expect help from him.
On Binay’s attendance in the Senate probe, Tiangco said the Vice President wants to face the Senate Blue Ribbon mother committee to answer accusations that he amassed illegal wealth even as his allies are trying to discourage him from doing so. Instead of explaining himself, Tiangco said the Vice President should tell the people about his accomplishments.
The allegations were aired against him in the Senate by former Makati officials led by former vice mayor Ernesto Mercado and by Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV.