Dear fellow members of Cyber Plaza Miranda,
I am right now rushing my articles for today’s deadline with South China Morning Post.
So please forgive me if I can’t update lengthilyright now.
UPDATE: as of 5:24 PM, October 22, 2014
You can read a portion of the transcript of the FOCAP forum by clicking here. It’s entitled President Aquino told me he’s prepared to go to jail if “we’re back to an unjust judicial system” after his term.
I’ve included those portions about Aquino’s meeting with Vice-President Jejomar Binay, his attitude towards threat of critics to have him arrested and jailed after his term; and how he keeps tabs on social media postings like Facebook.
During this morning’s Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines forum with President Benigno Aquino among the questions I was able to ask him was the following:
VP Binay’s spokesperson Jonvic Remulla said the President had “asked about (Binay’s) family and the Vice President replied that the family was hurting from all the lies and baseless accusations, especially [against his wife).” Remulla said“At this point, the President asked how he can help or ‘paano ako makakatulong?’”
Is this true?
I was referring to the recent over-an-hour long conversation between Vice President Binay and President Aquino.
PNoy basically told me that what actually happened was “the reverse” of what the Binay camp disclosed to the press. He told me:
“I didn’t offer to help.”
It was VP Binay who had asked him for advice, he added.
More on the forum later.
Gotta rush now.