The Binay Speech: Full Transcript Of The Vice President's Answer To Alleged Overpriced Makati Building

Vice President Jejomar Binay delivered a speech today to address the issues concerning the alleged overpricing of the Makati City Hall Building 2. The embattled politician delivered his 21-minute speech at a conference room at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in front of a huge crowd composed mostly of supporters, family members and people from the media.

However, critics of Binay were not at all impressed by his speech. A common reaction from netizens is that Binay campaigned instead of answering the allegations against him. He spent the early part of his speech detailing his rise from a poor family to the second most powerful man in the Philippines.

Binay did address the Makati City Hall Building 2 issue but the general reaction from those who watched is that he didn't address the issue enough. Binay spent the rest of his speech telling the crowd how he can help the country battle poverty. Below is a full transcript of the speech.