21 Apr UNA Standard-Bearer Jejomar Binay Planning To Build “Malacañang of the South” in Cagayan de Oro
Last February in Lanao del Norte, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party’s standard Bearer Jejomar Binay held a proclamation rally mentioning about his plans of putting up an official working residence in Mindanao so that he can watch over the local government. During that time, Binay did not say where he would be holding office in the south specifically. Until his recent interview in Cagayan de Oro where he campaigned on Monday saying that he will be establishing the Office of the President in Mindanao in the city when he becomes the chief executive in May.
“There is no Malacañang in Mindanao, so I will put it here in Cagayan de Oro,” Binay said.
Amid his campaign, Binay told a crowd of 20,000 people that he will address the problem of poverty particularly in Mindanao rating the efforts of the current government in solving the issues of poverty in the country a failing mark quoting, “Why? Because the poor really got nothing.”
Promised to become a hands-on president, Binay said that he will personally oversee developments in regions that have seen minute progress under the present administration.
Before resuming his motorcade, Binay visited Cogon, Agora and Carmen markets meeting with his supporters. He was accompanied by UNA senatorial candidates former SAF director Getulio Napeñas Jr., broadcaster Rey Langit and labor lawyer Allan Montaño.
Following that day, he went to Marawi City before heading to General Santos City where he was scheduled to campaign with Sarangani Rep. and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao for the first time.
Earlier, Binay said that he has plans of establishing Malacañang in various areas in the country with the goal of bringing the Office of the President closer to the people. Besides Cagayan de Oro, the former Vice President intends to build offices in Cebu and Northern and Southern Luzon once elected as the president of the Philippines.