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VP Binay calls for support to President amid impeachment calls

Posted On 2014 Jul 04
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President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the 67th Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Haribon Hangar of the Air Force City in Clark Air Base, Pampanga on Tuesday (July 01, 2014). This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Soar High PAF for Peace, Freedom and Development”. PAF was founded on July 1, 1947- two years after the end of World War II. It traces its lineage to the Philippine Army Air Corp, which was established in 1941. (MNS Photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the 67th Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Haribon Hangar of the Air Force City in Clark Air Base, Pampanga on Tuesday (July 01, 2014). This year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Soar High PAF for Peace, Freedom and Development”. PAF was founded on July 1, 1947- two years after the end of World War II. It traces its lineage to the Philippine Army Air Corp, which was established in 1941. (MNS Photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Describing impeachment calls unproductive and divisive, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday urged the public to support President Benigno Aquino III.

“President Aquino is our leader duly elected by our people. He has the people’s mandate and we should support him. This is why talks of impeaching President Aquino is both unproductive and divisive,” Binay said in a press statement.

The Vice President made this appeal amid impeachment calls triggered by the Supreme Court (SC) decision declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

Binay called for sobriety and an end to partisanship and speculation on the extent of liabilities of government officials.

“I would instead encourage all parties to set aside partisan political acts and just accept and respect the ruling of the SC,” Binay said.

As to the accountabilities of other government officials, Binay appealed to let the effects of the SC decision take its course.

”As of now none of us has read the decision in its entirety so any discussion on accountabilities at this point on is purely speculative,” he said.

The Vice President also appealed to all parties “to work together and advance the welfare of our people, which should be our overriding goal.” (MNS)

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