Edwin Lacierda inupakan ni Jejomar Binay
DIREKTANG inupakan ni Bise Presidente Jejomar Binay si Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda dahil sa pagbebenggansa-politikal.
Sa isang sipi ng pormal na liham na eksklusibong napasakamay ng REMATE TONIGHT, sinumbatan ni Binay si Lacierda sa hindi patas na mga pagtrato sa kanya ni Lacierda kung saan sa mga opisyal na mensahe sa media ay nililito nito ang publiko at inililigaw ang opinyon ni Pangulong Aquino.
Nilinaw ni Binay na ang negatibong reaksiyon ni Lacierda laban sa kanya ay angkop lamang sa panahon ng kampanya at isa itong masamang gawain sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon gayung pareho na silang miyembro ng gabinete at sumusuporta kay PNoy bilang kaibigan ng pamilya.
“Let me just say that your comments would have been appropriate if it were made during the campaign period, when partisanship was the norm and our loyalties were to our respective national candidates. But the campaign season is already behind us. Our people have moved on, and it is expected of us who now occupy positions in government to set aside our partisanship,” panunumbat ni Binay kay Lacierda.
Iginiiit pa ni Binay kay Lacierda na maaaring hindi pa rin nito matanggap na siya ang nanalong bise presidente, pero wala ng magagawa si Lacierda kundi tanggapin ang katotohanan.
“You may not like the fact that I won the Vice Presidency, but it is a fact. We now belong to the Executive Department, and I am also a member of the cabinet. Please be reminded that as the Presidential Spokesperson, your statements are interpreted as official statements of the President. The President is the President of the People, not only of those who campaign for him. And as his Spokesman, your statements your foster inclusiveness, especially within the Official Family and the Executive Department ,” pagsipi sa liham ni Binay kay Lacierda na may petsang Setyembre 22, 2010.
Gayunman, umaasa pa rin si Binay na mauunawaan ni Lacierda ang nilalaman ng kanyang liham dahil personal siyang kaibigan ng Pamilya Aquino at aktuwal niyang sinusuportahan ang kasalukuyang administrasyon.
“I have no problem working with other political groups and personalities. Even if I run under another political party, as Vice President– and one who considers himself a good personal friend of the President and his family – I am committed to extending my full support to this administration. I do hope that we can work together as professionals, and not as partisans,” pagwawakas ng bise presidente. Linda Bohol