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Binay to meet Yao Ming May 6

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Philippines — A tall order for Vice President Jejomar Binay?

This Monday (May 6), the 5’0″ Binay will come face-to-face with Yao Ming, the 7’6″ retired Chinese basketball superstar who will pay him a courtesy call at the Coconut Palace.

Binay confirmed the affair on Wednesday, saying he would in fact take a break from a provincial campaign sortie to accommodate Yao, a former NBA All-Star who last played for the Houston Rockets in 2011. A foot injury cut short his professional career and he is now part-owner of the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association.

The Sharks will be in Manila for a couple of exhibition games with the Philippine national team and a selection from the Philippine Basketball Association.

“Yes, he will come that’s why I will cancel my visit in the province,” he told reporters in Filipino after leading the distribution of land titles and certificates at the Almont Inland Resort here.

But Binay immediately turned defensive, saying he would continue working despite his campaign obligations for the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

“Dito sa kinaroroonan n’yo nagtatrabaho ako ha? Hindi porke ako ay nag-iikot para sa kampanya eh nagpapabaya ako sa aking trabaho (Here, I’m still working, okay?  I may be campaigning here but I’m not neglecting my work),” he said.


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Tags: China , Foreign affairs , Global Nation , Jejomar Binay , NBA , Sports , Yao Ming

  • True Thinker

    And is that going to help improve his rating in the Polls ??
    And should this help bridge Chinese an dPhilippine relationship ??

    Get real guy, start meeting better people on behalf of the country , for the country. After all, you are a “Public Servant” , right ??

  • Giganteis

    At 5 feet, Binay is perfect for embarassing/ projecting how pandak, dark, & inferior Pinoys are in a photo op compared to Yao M. Binay is, also, a perfect example of a super “patay gutom” who will go to all extent to play dirty in politics knowing the extreme monetary payback once he is in power. Like GMA, he will sell Phils. assets to Tsina in exchange for a secrey Swiss Bank account. He is having all the fun at the peak of his career – with his corrupt family – feasting at all the stolen public funds. GOD have mercy on Phils.

  • southernsons

    ano po ba trabaho ninyo vice? naghahanap ng diskarte kung paano maging presidente sa next election?

  • $26149191

    +10To the people of China, please mind your manners.
    1. Do not open your mouth when you are eating. It is just disgusting.
    2. Stop claiming your rights when you do not acknowledge other’s.
    3. China is not the center of the universe nor the most important.
    4. Your so-called protesting is nothing more than violent havoc.
    5. Educate yourselves more.
    6. Make no mistake that the economy growth that China has seen is not due to its people, but it is because of the cheat labor.
    7. Please learn the meaning of human rights.
    8. Do not claim other people’s lands as yours just because you want it. That is the logic of of an infant. Grow up.
    9. Your people nor the government do not seem to understand copy rights, intellectual properties, and other global standards.
    10. Considering all that has been stated above, don’t you dare act as though you or your country is sophisticated. In fact, in most people’s eyes you and your country is looked upon as cockroaches on the earth.

    • Hadji Killa

      1. Do not open your mouth when you are eating. It is just disgusting.
      – Filipinos eat with their hands, the same hands to wipe their a$$es with. Also, they eat with their feet on top of chairs.

      2. Stop claiming your rights when you do not acknowledge other’s.
      – And the PI doesn’t have that problem?

      3. China is not the center of the universe nor the most important.
      – Neither is the PI. PI government officials keep thinking that they are important to the US. Compared to Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and other US allies who receive free updated military equipment from the US; the US doesn’t give two $hit$ about the PI.

      4. Your so-called protesting is nothing more than violent havoc.
      – I like how protests in the PI are violent toward the US, despite the PI begging the US for handouts.

      5. Educate yourselves more.
      - – Just because the PI government says something, it doesn’t mean its right. Maybe you should find out what the US stance is on excessive Philippine maritime claims in the Sulu Sea.

      6. Make no mistake that the economy growth that China has seen is not due to its people, but it is because of the cheat labor.
      – That cheap labor is still better well off than filipinos in the provinces or the below-middle-class in the cities.

      7. Please learn the meaning of human rights.
      – Who was Ferdinand Marcos?

      8. Do not claim other people’s lands as yours just because you want it. That is the logic of of an infant. Grow up.
      – I wonder what the Malaysians are saying about Sabah.

      9. Your people nor the government do not seem to understand copy rights, intellectual properties, and other global standards.
      – I’m sure those karaoke singers on your variety shows uphold copyright standards. Maybe your “pop” singers need to stop covering American songs and singing it as if it was their own.

      10. Considering all that has been stated above, don’t you dare act as
      though you or your country is sophisticated. In fact, in most people’s
      eyes you and your country is looked upon as cockroaches on the earth.
      – At least the PRC can back its claims with force. Unlike the PI who talks tough and then tries to hide behind the US.

  • Handiong

    Instead of meeting with Yao Ming, Binay, being the OFW affairs czar, will do better to meet with the stranded OFWs in Jeddah and look into their situation.

  • Meow Ming

    meow =)

  • boybakal

    Binay 5’0″ to meet Yao Ming 7’6″.
    At least we have Mugsy Vogues of the Philippines.

  • jpastor

    They are lost twins!

    That’s look like Danny deVito & Arnold.

    Ano naman kaya ang purpose ni yaoMing na bibisita sa sikat na Vp na taeng-tae na maging presidente.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izabelle.santos.58 Izabelle Santos

    NO TO BINAY as PH PRESIDENT>please



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