As the 2016 Philippine election on May 9 draws near, the campaigning and the mudslinging between candidates intensifies as Filipinos get ready to vote.
In a statement released by United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer and current Vice-President Jejomar Binay, he labeled Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a national executioner (“pambansang berdugo“) and his followers as cyberbullies.
This recent more adversarial stand by Binay against Duterte may be traced to the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from March 30 to April 2 commissioned by BusinessWorld. The survey saw 27% of the respondents pick Duterte as their President.
In the past, Duterte also had strong words for Binay: