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Villar not running in 2016

Former Senate President Manny Villar will not join the political fray in 2016, his wife Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.

Villar, the president of the Nacionalista Party (NP), was floated as a possible running mate of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay after Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, an NP stalwart, was designated recently as the vice president’s spokesman on political concerns.

Remulla clarified that Villar had nothing to do with his decision to join the Binay camp as spokesman.

Yesterday, however, the possibility of a Binay-Villar tandem in 2016 was shot down by Sen. Villar who said that her husband “is too busy with our (real estate) business.”

“He is happy with what he is doing right now,” she added.

Forbes recently named Villar as the No. 14 richest Filipino.

In the 2010 presidential elections, Villar ran but lost to now President Aquino.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, another key NP member and a staunch critic of Binay, said it is doubtful that the vice president would join the NP, which  coalesced with the Liberal Party (LP) of President Aquino and the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) of the President’s uncle former Ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. in the 2013 elections.

At the moment, the NP has three possible presidential candidates for 2016. They are Cayetano, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, and Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

Currently, Cayetano and Trillanes are at the forefront of the Senate inquiry into the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building II. Binay has been accused of gaining from the project, an allegation dismissed by the vice president as politically motivated. Binay even described the Senate inquiry as a “badly scripted teleserye.”

Sen. Villar said the active participation of two key NP members – Cayetano and Trillanes – in the Senate inquiry into the alleged overpriced Makati building was part of politics.

“Probably because those who spoke against Vice President Binay are Nacionalista, he also got an NP member as spokesperson. That’s how politics is, she said, referring to Remulla appointment as spokesman.

The lady senator pointed out that Remulla had informed her husband that he would support Binay’s bid for the presidency in 2016.

  • Lord_patawad

    villar is just testing the waters. he is making sure na, this time, pag tumakbo siya, hindi siya kakain ng alikabok tulad ng nakaraan. mahaba pa ang panahon para mabago ang desisyon. subok na yan sa politiko, kunwa hindi tatakbo, pero pag maganda ang reading sa survey, ayan na.

    remember that Villar is the biggest spender last election. at hindi pa nya nasisingil sa atin yon. LOL

  • otoling

    Atay din namang magnanakaw itong si Villar kaya hinde nanalo last 2010. Pangalawa, siya isang “villaarroyo” guy.

    He did a lot insertion sa GAA na nagpayaman sa kanya ng sobra sobra.

    • curatolo

      Bakit pag yumayaman ang tao , naiinggit kayo? Mag sumikap ka para yumaman ka din!!! Hindi yung puro sira at himutok. hahahahahahaha

      • Lord_patawad

        pare, ok lang na yumaman, kung wala kang ginugulangan. in villar’s case, my family can attest to this… that villar stole our property in dasma, cavite.

  • anton barrera

    That was a WISE decision on the part of the VILLAR, tama na po wag na kayo mag pagamit pa, mag negosyo na lang kayo ng parehas, after all you have tried it once, spent so much money, but when there is an issue against, we saw what happned next, nagungulilat sa bilangan. good luck Senator Villar. Keep the good work.

  • libra

    So, ano ngayon ang mga BINAYs? Sino na na nman ang gagamitin ninyo para sa publicity ninyo? Ano kaya kung si Jun Jun Binay na lang ang ka-tandem ni Jejomar Binay? o, si abegail or si nancy binay? wala na kasing pwedeng ipares kay Jojo eh! Si Erap na lang kaya? NAKAKAHIYA! pati si Villar na nanahimik, ginamit pa rin. ayan ang napala ninyo.

    • curatolo

      Baka kilikili mo naamoy mong umaalingasaw? hohohohohohohoho

      • libra

        OOOppps! may nasagasaan yata. Sorry po!

  • CORRUPT PINOY POLITICIANS

    Villar not running in 2016.
    .
    MY TWO SENSE:
    .
    So who in jejomar binay’s party announced that Villar will be the running mate of the infamous jejomar binay without even consulting with Villar first if he would like to take the risk of being the running mate of binay. What if Villar wanted to run for President? What does jejomar binay think that Villar will accept the vice presidency when Villar has a much better chance over binay winning the presidency in 2016? How arrogant can the binay dynasty be!
    .
    jejomar binay is so desperate to be the next president that he would do anything to be elected. What a shame and how disrespectful of binay to assume that Villar will accept to be his running mate for the vice presidency. How arrogant and over confident can jejomar binay be? What a shame!
    .
    Once again, my fellow kababayans, it just keeps adding up. The shame and humility that the binay camp and binay dynasty is causing is just unlimited. Nakakahiya ang mga binay, ang kapal ng mga mukha ng mga binay! Sobra!
    .
    No FILIPINO wants to have to put up with the arrogance and sarcasm of the binay dynasty, not to mention the kayabangan of the infamous jun jun binay. As a reminder to all FILIPINOs who will vote in 2016, this is what is going to happen and what we will have to put up for six years if we commit a drastic mistake of electing jejomar binay: READ ON!
    .
    president jejomar binay
    president nancy binay
    president jun jun binya
    president abi binay
    .
    Guaranteed, IF you elect jejomar binay, all of the binays in politics will end up being president. Ngayon pa lang eh, ang yabang yabang na ng magkakapatid, ano pa KUNG ma-elect yung tatay nila, visa presidente palang huh!
    .
    My fellow countrymen and women, we have better selections and better candidates for 2016 who are not a political dynasty. Why risk our future and country for a corrupt binay dynasty. Do you want this? Six years is a very very long time and that is a lot of tax payers money that will go in the pockets of five binay politicians.
    .
    NO TO jejomar binay in 2016 means NO TO binay dynasty in 2016!
    .
    GOD Bless The Philippines, GOD Bless Our Children And Theirs, GOD Bless Our Future – Yours And Mine. MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS, MABUHAY ANG MGA PILIPINO!
    .
    NO TO jejomar binay and the binay dynasty in 2016! We Can Do It, Let’s Do It!

    • roelca20

      You forgot the very important point…country’s name will be changed to “BINAY REPUBLIC” courtesy of BINAY FAMILY POLITICAL ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED…

      • curatolo

        Mabuti nga ata palitan na pangalan ng Pilipinas, gawin na lang Binay Republic hihihihihihihihihihi

    • otoling

      matapus ang mahigit sampung oras na Senate hearings at mey kasunod pa . . . palagay ko hinde na maninigas sa kaka-press release tong mga Binay.

      Hinde na makaka-sampa sa unang baitang pa lang ng pag-kandidato.

      Baka makulong pa . . before the July 2015.

    • curatolo

      Laki ng ingit mo kay Binay. Maski ano pa sabihin mong masama kay Binay, wala ka na magagawa kung sino ang gusto ng tao , yun ang mananalo. Ang election ay madaming taong boboto, hindi isa lang na pareho mo.

    • curatolo

      Sige mag rally ka mag isa hahahahahahah. nag hahanap ka pa ng damay, hahahahahaha

  • jeepneydr

    I did notice that binay camp throwing a lot of names for VP position to get in to the news. or distract people about the Makati issue.

  • pinoyrocker

    Sal-sal nga kasi yung una niyong news report tungkol sa Binay-Villar tandem. Ngayon babawiin niyo rin. Wala na si Emilio Yap, Bulletin style pa rin ang reporting niyo

  • sea eagle

    DON VP Binay Godfather of Binay Mafia Family(Makati City)will be in jail way before the election,will not gualify to run for president.The tres bandidos awaits you godfather.