Palace: Too early for politics

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — MALACANANG yesterday shrugged off the announcement of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay he will run for president in the 2010 elections, saying it is too early for politics.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said it is also expected that more politicians would be announcing their bid as 2010 nears.

“The Palace declines to comment on people’s political ambitions and will remain focused on governance and reforms,” Fajardo said.

Binay on his 66th birthday on Monday announced he was accepting the “challenge to lead this revolution toward a progressive and respected Philippines.” He said his platform of government is focused on stamping out corruption and productivity and peace and order in the country.

Fajardo however stressed the administration is too busy with more important issues to react to the plans of politicians for 2010.

She said the administration is also confident that the Filipino people would be discerning enough to choose who among those announcing their bids is best fit to lead the country.

“Filipinos know that a good leader serves the interest of the public and must have vision and determination to guide the nation as well as be knowledgeable in economic and foreign policy,” she said.

Palace: Too early for politics

MALACAÑANG yesterday shrugged off the announcement of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay he will run for president in the 2010 elections, saying it is too early for politics.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said it is also expected that more politicians would be announcing their bid as 2010 nears.

“The Palace declines to comment on people’s political ambitions and will remain focused on governance and reforms,” Fajardo said.

Binay on his 66th birthday on Monday announced he was accepting the “challenge to lead this revolution toward a progressive and respected Philippines.” He said his platform of government is focused on stamping out corruption and productivity and peace and order in the country.

Fajardo however stressed the administration is too busy with more important issues to react to the plans of politicians for 2010.

She said the administration is also confident that the Filipino people would be discerning enough to choose who among those announcing their bids is best fit to lead the country.

“Filipinos know that a good leader serves the interest of the public and must have vision and determination to guide the nation as well as be knowledgeable in economic and foreign policy,” she said.