Binay likens daughter to thatcher

15 April 2013

She is being criticized for her supposed lack of experience to join the Senate but for her father, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial bet Nancy Binay is comparable no less than to the first female British Prime Minister, the late Margaret Thatcher.

Like the "Iron Lady," the Vice President said his daughter is a mother of twins.

"Si Nancy Binay pala katulad ni Margaret Thatcher (Nancy Binay is like Margaret Thatcher)," Binay mentioned out of the blue in a press conference here Sunday, as he was talking about his trip to Paris last week.

"I've seen on TV, ang anak pala ni Margaret Thatcher ay twins (Margaret Thatcher is a mother of twins)," he said.

He said he was reminded of this when he saw his grandsons while the press conference was going on at the house of Iloilo Rep. Ferj Biron, who is UNA's gubernatorial bet here.

Binay earlier said efforts to discredit her daughter who had served as his personal assistant since his days as Makati City were unfair.

The Vice President appeared to be in a jovial mood and eager to campaign for the opposition bets after coming from Paris Saturday afternoon where he represented President Benigno S. Aquino III in the opening of a grand exhibition featuring Philippine arts and culture at the Musée du Quai Branly last week.

The UNA president even downplayed the results of the latest surveys which favored the administration candidates, relating his come from behind win in the vice presidential race in 2010.

"Like in 2010, they're in for a big surprise. At the end of the day it was Jojo Binay who was voted by the people," he said.

"I heard the candidates from the other party are running scared already. So they really have to work double time," said Binay when told that the President had visited the province twice recently just to campaign for the administration bets.