How to stop Jejomar Binay from winning the 2016 presidential elections

There are only two ways to beat Jejomar Binay in the coming election (1) field a presidential candidate who can pose a credible challenge to him or (2) throw him in jail. The way things are going, it is likely that neither will happen. Pretty much every politician that can even be half a challenger to Binay is a bozo at best. And we all know where all these Senate “probes” go. Nowhere. So Binay may be bad, corrupt, a thief, a liar, a cheat, and all that, even “the last great crook” as ‘senator’ Antonio Trillanes IV was said to have called him. But the missing piece in all the noise and hoo-ha being generated by Binay’s enemies is a key one that is critical to propping up any hope of stopping his march to Malacanang: strategic direction.

The way things are going, Jejomar Binay may be the next Philippine President.
The way things are going, Jejomar Binay may be the next Philippine President.
For the first challenge, finding someone who could beat him at the polls, the anyone-but-Binay camp needs to get a bit more organised. Binay for now commands a big following. And if there is one lesson to be learned from Nancy Binay’s triumph at the polls back in 2013, it would be that surveys and social media demonisation have both proven to be unreliable predictors or even determinants of who wins or loses in Philippine elections.

More importantly, the different interested parties need to unite behind one candidate to beat Binay. If they don’t and, as has happened so many times in the past, all go their own ways and field their own presidential candidates they will have to work harder eroding his popularity numbers. If this election becomes a race involving, say, four candidates, Binay’s ratings will need to be further hammered down to 25 percent — if that is even possible (and granting, as I mentioned earlier, that these polls are, for argument’s sake, reliable predictors of voter behaviour).

The second challenge is even more formidable. How would one go about depriving Binay of his freedom in such a way that he will be unable to run for the presidency? The irony here is that the leader of the lynch mob currently “curcifying” Binay, ‘senator’ Trillanes, actually set a precedent for successfully running for Senator while he was in prison for rebellion!

So if it weren’t enough of a feat getting this big anti-Binay show-and-tell circus happening in the Senate moved over to a proper Philippine court (which, if we recall, is the only government body with the power to put people in prison), there will still be two hurdles ahead: navigating the more stringent standards of the court system to prove him guilty and convicting him, and then implement measures to prevent him from running for President while he is in jail. A long journey awaits, to say the least.

But of course, the traditional narrative is, as I write this, being spun. Binay seems to be toast — depending on who you ask, that is. The illusion that Binay is beat can, to be fair, persist up to the eleventh hour of the campaign. And then the voting starts. Filipino minds remain fair game to all sorts of election winning machinations up to the very last minute before they step into the polling booth. And even then, ballots are still subject to other machinations before they are counted. And even as they are counted, other machinations would then kick into gear to influence outcomes there as well.

In short, what Binay’s foes need is a kick-ass presidential-grade election winning machine that can work through all stages of the election winning effort — from the campaign, to greasing the voters at the eleventh hour, and to looking after their interests during the counting. It should be an end-to-end systematic effort to beat Binay. By the looks of it, Binay’s enemies are behaving in a way that is anything but. Bad news, considering Binay is a strong and wealthy politician and it will be an absolute big mistake to underestimate this man.

Will his challengers step up, organise themselves into that cohesive force, and work smarter by approaching the challenge in an intelligent manner? That remains to be seen.

[Photo courtesy YesFMDumaguete.com.]

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42 Comments on “How to stop Jejomar Binay from winning the 2016 presidential elections”

    1. yan si binay ang magnanakaw at bagong mangungurakot sa pilipinas! pag may sumingaw na hindi maganda kay binay mga putang ina niyong bobotante kayo sisihin niyo sarili niyo mga bulag sa pera tang ina niyo

      1. Suq Madig–Hindi ko rin gusto si nognog ,pero hanggang ngayon ay bintang pa lang iyan,galing ABS CBN..Kung Gusto mo si Mar na nakita na natin from the past ang performance niya at kung paano oo lang oo sa kabulastugan ng amo niya at sumumpa na ipagtatangol siya sa 2016 para di makasuhan ng treason at mga karumaldumal na mga racket. eh di duon na tayo sa pinagbibintangan pa lang. Wala din naman oposisyon dahil ang NP at LP ay iisa lang ang mentor ,parang kumunista ,me dictador at ang pang balck mail ay di maaambunan ng DAP ang pumalag. Sabagay, kahit yung 3 tumanggap ng DAP ay nakakulong ngayon para di makapaghiganti ke abnoy pag nanalo sila ..Si poe ay aso rin yan ni pnoy, sosi Mar ang bata mo,go ahead make your day

    2. Tank,

      “But who will win then? Who else will screw the Filipino?”

      ‘The Philippines is corrupt because the people are corrupt; the people are corrupt because the culture is corrupt; the culture is corrupt because the value system is corrupt.’

      Aeta

  1. BenignO, wouldn’t it be refreshing if all the potential opponents stopped the bullshit with the ‘defamation’ of Binay. Just stop the nonsense and get together and put out an intelligent platform for the next 6 years and undercut him that way. We all know he’s a crock, so let’s go around him and deal direct with his constituency telling them what we WILL DO rather than ‘bad mouthing him’ which appears to be a Filipino pass time.

    1. Absolutely. That’s the whole point of elections — winning them by being the better candidate. The ‘opposition’ to Binay, it seems, does not have a better winnable candidate.

      1. The above statement ‘even negative…’ is not necessarily true. When was the last time that a person benefitted frombeing cast in the media as a pedophile, child molester or rapist?
        Whileportraying the VP as such may not be true, it is not a stretch to call him a financial terrorist for the way he has plundered his way to fame and fortune.Throwing the word ‘terrorist’ in there has a way of reviling most people, maybe it should be used against him,eh?

        1. The saying about negative publicity comes from the advertising industry. You might be surprised about how some people actually buy it. Sometimes, that’s the only name they hear. When people in an area hear of a candidate for the first time, because they’re so cut off from civilization, they decide to use that little knowledge they have – whether negative or positive. That’s the only name they’ve heard, so they’ll put it on the ballot. And some people will reason, “oh, he’s being tagged a terrorist/other derogatory name by other people, so he must be oppressed.” So don’t count out what I explained.

        2. Nope. even “Negative publicity” IS still publicity. Just take a look at a certain old guy; became a president despite the dirty stains he had, impeached, jailed, pardoned, and years later, almost won on his second attempt, and then settled down for now into just a local kingpin in town (a.k.a. “Mayor”).

      2. Negative Publicity is still publicity. Pero sayang dahil puro kasinungalingan mga lumalabas kay Binay. Dapat puro mga mabubuti niyang nagagawa dahil natatakpan lahat ng mga SINUNGALING na Article!

    1. @juanchanph

      Stop being a fucking nitwit and get your pre-formed opinions out of this. How is this supposed to be a “Binay-is-the-best” article?

      If I were Noynoy or any other Binay opponent I’d do what this article says. I’ll make sure I win the vote with ideas and action that would leave him in the dust.

  2. LOL, this is a question better asked of the Virtual Vigilante. What does he have to say on the matter? Whatever it is, I agree. Lets hear it V.V..

  3. HOCUS PCOS will beat Binay…or any Presidential candidate.

    Fielding a capable candidate with good track records and education. With a credible platform to solve the country’s problem; might do the trick. Widespread information can also do the trick to choose wisely for a President.

    1. @Hyden Toro0007 PCOS lang din ang magpapakita sayo na si Binay ang mananalo dahil maraming boboto sa kanya. Maraming tamang ginawa at maraming natulungan.

      1. OO MARAMING NATULUNGAN DAHIL YUNG MGA PERA GINAMIT NIYA NANGGALING SA PAGNANAKAW NIYA!! PINAGMAMALAKI MO DIYAN EHH MAGNANAKAW YAN! ANG TANGA MO TALAGA ANG TANGA TANGA MO @Dakilang Torres, BOBOTANTE KA TALAGA

    1. Pinatay mo ang isa sa magbibigay ginhawa sa bansa. Tingin mo ganun kadali lang magkaron ng mga taong gaya ni Binay?

  4. There is an alternate way to beat Binay. I think it’s almost a done deal that he will be elected due to the masa vote. It costs money to buy their votes, but Binay has it as we all know.

    What they need to do is field a “dummy” candidate who will take enough of the masa votes away from Binay. Basically someone who appeals to the same poor and uneducated voters, like a famous sportstar or celebrity that claims to represent the poor. That way they could take away 10-15% of Binay’s votes.
    At the same time a quality person with very good policies is needed to get the majority of the educated voters.

    1. Like! Robin Padilla for president! Willie for president! Piolo! Kris! Sharon! Binay votes divided by 6. Pero Sana 1 candidate lang for wise people to vote.

  5. It’s a usual happening in Philippine politics that whoever America wants to be Philippine president will be 🙂 It happened during Magsaysay, Marcos, the Aquinos and the rest. Whoever was leading in surveys and public opinion years before the actual presidential elections usually loses or backs-out before the actual elections. A darkhorse presidential candidate usually comes in at the elevent hour of the filing for the candidacy and this is what will make JCB back-off, lose or slide down to senatorial level 🙂

      1. isa kang dakilang bobotante tang ina ka alam mo ba na bawat itinatayong property sa makati meron part si binay sa bawat property kung di ay hindi niya iyon aaprubahan. putang ina angdaming bobotante sa pilipinas! binay pa!! putang ina niyong lahat! Ikaw dakilang bobotante mag isip ka putang ina mo!!!!

  6. Heto nanaman tayo. Hindi dahil kurap si Binay kung bakit di siya matatalo sao 2016. Mananalo siya dahil alam naman ng taong Pilipino kung sino talaga ang nagtratrabaho sa gobyerno para sa ikinabubuti nila! Tignan mo lang ang Makati, kuno! Halatang mabuti ung ginagawa lang ni Binay, at iyan ang bakit mananalo siya.

    Sige, tama nga article na ‘to, kasi makakahanap ba ang mga bumibintang sa kanya ng isang kandidatong mas mabuti pa sa kanya? HMMMMM….

  7. Paulit-ulit na lang! Dummy magnanakaw sinungaling
    Lahat ng yan WALA PA KAYONG NAPAPATUNAYAN!

    Kung sa tingin ninyo wala siyang mabuting nagawa, tignan niyo ang Makati. Maayos, asensado, maraming benepisyo. Tignan niyo kasi, kung kaya niya gawin sa Makati yan kayang kaya niya gawin sa buong bansa.

    Sabihin na nating may mga mali siyang nagawa. Bakit hindi ba kayo rin? Tao lang yan. Pero sa tingin niyo ba may mas gagaling pa sa kanya? ISIP ISIP DIN MGA PILIPINO!

    1. Tama! Ang mga taong ‘to puro na lang negatibo kay Binay porque maraming bumabatikos sa kanya. Karamihan sa mga tao may masabi lang negatibo para makiuso! Hindi niyo alam mga nagawa niya puro kasi loko loko lang research niyo.

    2. NAGPAYAMAN SI BINAY SA MAKATI HINDI SIYA ANG NAGPAYAMAN SA MAKATI!! ISIPIN MO SAAN MANGGAGALING ANG MGA PERANG GINAGAMIT NIYA SA MGA DONATION? WALANG NAPATUNAYAN ISA KAPA! SYEMPRE HINDI NILA SASABIHIN NA YUNG PROPERTY NA TINAYO NILA MERONG ISANG ROOM SI BINAY SA BAWAT PROPERTY GAGO KA BA? MAG ARAL KA NGA GAMITIN MO UTAK MO HINDI YUNG PINAGMAMALAKI MO PA YUNG MAGNANAKAW NA YAN!! GRABE ANDAMING DAKILANG TANGA

  8. Maunlad na ang Makati noon pa man dahil ang Makati ang sentro ng kalakalan so lahat ng investor ang Makati ang unang una nilang isinaalang alang kapag magtatayo sila ng business, ano kinalaman ni Binay sa pag unlad ng Makati dahil sya ang nagkokontrol kung magkano makukurakot nya sa bawat negosyo na itatayo… Binay can beat Mar Roxas while Grace Poe can beat Binay.

    1. PAG SI BINAY ANG NAGING PRESIDENTE NANG PILIPINAS PUTA SASABIHIN KO SA INYO PUTA PUTA AABUTIN NIYO TOTOO LANG! LAHAT NANG MGA DONASYONG GAGAMITIN NIYA NANGGALING SA PERA NANG BAYAN NA NINAKAW NIYA! KAYA GUSTO NIYO SI BINAY KASI MAKAKAPAG TAYO NARIN KAYO NNAG BUSINESS AT LAHAT NANG MGA KASAMA NANG SINDIKATONG BISE PRESIDENTE NA TO LALONG YAYAMAN!! KAYO NA BAHALA DIYAN MAKIKITA NIYO NALANG ANG MALAKING T SA MGA BUMOTO DIYAN! TANGA!!

  9. I read somewhere here that those who don’t pay taxes should not be given the right to vote (except for students, maybe) because if you can’t afford to pay your taxes, either you’re a lawbreaker or relying on dole-outs. Except that the Congress would not even entertain the idea. Then Binay should be impeached before the filing of candidacy. Unfortunately his accuser finds it hard to prove him guilty of any crime. Then let’s have Gibo, Gordon, Marcos and Duterte to choose from in vice and presidential field. They have iron hand and better plans at least more than Poe and Roxas could pretend to have. Except that the Pinoy voters cling to the popular name they know better, who seems more honest and not corrupt, or whose past crimes are forgivable so long as they are on the same wavelength about issues that are important to them.

  10. I am from Makati so I know kahit papaano out of lahat ng kurakot ni Binay my natikman yung mga tao, which is compare sa ibang city wala talaga at all, kahit isang slice ng cake but I would not vote for him still IF I have a better option but on the current line up parang lesser evil na lang ang option eh. Binays also banks on negative publicity, we filipinos love underdogs sabi nga nila negative o positive publicity is still publicity so lets promote more than bash siguro hehe

    1. Jam1016,

      “I am from Makati so I know kahit papaano out of lahat ng kurakot ni Binay my natikman yung mga tao, which is compare sa ibang city wala talaga at all, kahit isang slice ng cake….”

      This is like saying Binay is less of a ‘thief’ than other politicians.

      Every Filipino has their own excuses on why they are self-serving (“Kanya-Kanya” and “makasarili”) and aristocratic/arrogant (“hambog”) and why the Philippines is what it is today.

      ‘The Philippines is corrupt because the people are corrupt; the people are corrupt because the culture is corrupt; the culture is corrupt because the value system is corrupt.’

      Aeta

  11. Tank,

    “But who will win then? Who else will screw the Filipino?”

    Answer: Every Filipino who gets the chance.

    ‘The Philippines is corrupt because the people are corrupt; the people are corrupt because the culture is corrupt; the culture is corrupt because the value system is corrupt.’

    Aeta

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