Mon Ilagan - updates

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Binay camp: No regrets about strategy vs allegations

May 09, 2016 - 1:15 AM

United Nationalist Alliance UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan maintains the Senate is not the proper venue for Vice President Jejomar Binay to respond to accusations

#PHVote wRap: Interview with Mon Ilagan, UNA spokesman

May 08, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The former Cainta mayor speaks about the campaign season that was

Binay camp: Ombudsman is LP ‘propaganda machine’

Apr 06, 2016 - 5:34 PM

UNA spokesperson Mon Ilagan says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is out to derail the candidacies of Vice President Jejomar Binay and his allies

AGAINST OPPOSITION BETS? UNA claims that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is trying to derail the candidacies of its candidates.

Binay: Media violence has 'no place in my presidency'

Mar 31, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay vows to work for the resolution of unsolved media killings even as he cites having lawyered for journalists during martial law

FIGHTER FOR THE MEDIA. Vice President Jejomar Binay promises no tolerance for the killing of media men. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Binay camp to Duterte: Explain 'anomalies' in Davao City

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Nice try says the Duterte camp which dismisses the allegation as an act of desperation

Binay camp hits Roxas for P7B unliquidated DILG fund transfers

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Roxas camp says the funds are for ongoing projects so the liquidation process is not yet complete It urges Vice President Binay to focus on the allegations against him instead

CAMPAIGN SPOKESMEN. Administration spokesman Barry Gutierrez (left) and UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan. Photo of Gutierrez from his Facebook page

Binay camp: Only Danding can declare NPC endorsement of Poe

Mar 13, 2016 - 1:27 AM

The United Nationalist Alliance UNA still doesn t believe the endorsement of the country s second largest political party of Senator Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero

NPC FOR BINAY? Mon Ilagan, Vice President  Jejomay Binay's spokesperson, shrugs off the NPC's endorsement of Grace Poe. Fil photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Who are the people behind Team Jejomar Binay?

Mar 03, 2016 - 10:00 AM

For the dark horse of the 2010 elections it’s all about trust If Binay wants to win again in May he needs the people who know him best to help sell his name – and vision – to the masses

PARA SA KANILA, UNA SI BINAY. Most of the people behind the campaign team of Vice President Jejomar Binay are his longtime allies. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Presidential bets: NPC support for Grace Poe 'not solid'

Feb 29, 2016 - 6:10 PM

But the camp of Poe hits back If they do not believe in the cohesion of the NPC why did they all court the party in the first place?

NPC SUPPORT. Presidential bet Senator Grace Poe during a meeting with the Nationalist People's Coalition in 2015. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

UNA to Comelec: Consider the deaf, hard of hearing for next debates

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Spokesperson Mon Ilagan says UNA is the only political party whose sorties and outdoor events are PWD and senior citizen friendly

CONSIDER THE DEAF. The United Nationalist Alliance calls on the Commission on Elections to consider making the presidential debates deaf-friendly. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler

Binay ‘lackluster’ in 1st presidential debate – analysts

Feb 22, 2016 - 8:06 PM

Members of the Vice President s camp disagree with political analysts saying he did a good job at conveying his campaign message of addressing poverty

LACKLUSTER. Two political analysts say Vice President Jejomar Binay could have done better during the first presidential debates. Photo by Comelec EID

Binay to Pangasinan: 'I will be a spending executive'

Feb 17, 2016 - 5:16 PM

At the end of this administration he Aquino will say This is our savings Wow when you are given a budget you are supposed to spend that Anong klaseng executive ‘to? says Vice President Jejomar Binay

NO GOV'T UNDERSPENDING. Vice President Jejomar Binay delivers his speech before Binmaley town, Pangasinan local leaders on February 17. Photo from the United Nationalist Alliance

UNA Batangas councilor bet shot dead

Feb 12, 2016 - 5:28 PM

The United Nationalist Alliance urges authorities to beef up security measures following the death of former Santo Tomas councilor Damasino Caloy Mabilangan Jr

Binay's proposed income tax exemption ‘good for the masses’

Feb 11, 2016 - 7:23 PM

The Vice President plans to convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council during his first 100 days to push for his income tax exemption proposal

FOR THE SAKE OF THE POOR. Vice President Jejomar Binay delivers his speech during his campaign rally at the covered court of San Sebastian Recoletos de Cavite in Cavite City on February 11. He tells the crowd about his proposal to remove the income tax for employees earning P30,000 and below. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Bin-Go visits vote-rich Laguna on Day 2 of campaign period

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Dismissed Laguna Governo ER Ejercito is busy rallying votes for UNA in the province

OVP media chief resigns to campaign ‘full-time’ for Binay

Feb 08, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Joey Salgado is now the communications director of Vice President Jejomar Binay s presidential campaign team

COMMS DIRECTOR. Joey Salgado has been a long-time spokesperson for Vice President Jejomar Binay. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Palace to voters: Scrutinize 2016 bets during campaign season

Feb 06, 2016 - 3:36 PM

With the start of the official campaign season just two days away Malacañang says voters should scrutinize candidates carefully during debates and media appearances

ELECTING LEADERS. A Filipino marks his election ballot at an elementary school classroom used as a voting station in Manila, Philippines, on May 13, 2013. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

Binay's strategy of silence

Jan 13, 2016 - 11:15 AM

From ads sorties spokespersons to the candidate himself Binay stuck to a focused campaign message on poverty Can he continue to evade corruption allegations?

'DIRECT CAMPAIGNING.' Vice President Jejomar Binay shuns the national airwaves and opts for quiet retail campaigning. File OVP photo

PODCAST: Mon Ilagan on how VP Binay reclaimed the top slot in the polls

Dec 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Opposition spokesman says “immersion” with the people is key to Binay’s surge in the surveys

UNA open to guest senatorial candidates, but Binay cautious

Oct 02, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Less than 2 weeks before deadline for filing of candidacies the Vice President says he prefers bets who ask UNA to accommodate them not the other way around

STILL LOOKING. Days away from the filing of candidacy, the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay continues in search for its vice presidential and senatorial candidates. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

With no VP yet, Binay party drops national convention

Sep 24, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Binay foregoes a party convention originally scheduled for September 30 and will instead hold regional launches in Baguio Cebu and Cagayan de Oro

STILL NO VP. Vice President Jejomar Binay still does not have a running mate less than a month before the filing of candidacies. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Marcos is Binay's top choice for VP

Aug 19, 2015 - 10:26 AM

Binay is willing to work with ex rivals to boost a presidential bid that a corruption controversy has weighed down and to consolidate forces opposed to the administration

MOVING ON? Vice President Jejomar Binay explains his preference for Senator Bongbong Marcos as his running mate by saying, 'Let's move on.' File photo

Will Binay's anti-Aquino message stick?

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The effectiveness of VP Binay s message will depend on how well he can reconcile the contradicting themes of poverty reduction and corruption

'ANTI-AQUINO TIRADE.' Vice President Jejomar Binay gives a litany of the Aquino administration's supposed failures in his Cabinet resignation speech.

'Binay must be his own spokesman'

Jun 28, 2015 - 1:15 PM

The Vice President is pressed to deal with his biggest communications gaffe: his refusal to directly confront the corruption scandal tainting his candidacy

New Binay spokesman: 'Talk to my coordinator'

Jun 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay s new spokesperson has made some of his former colleagues in the media industry wonder if he s up to the task He says however that it was just a misunderstanding

NEW BINAY SPOKESMAN. The Vice President taps former Cainta mayor and veteran broadcast journalist Mon Ilagan as his spokesman. He is also the United Nationalist Alliance spokesman. Photo from Mon Ilagan's Facebook page

Spokespersons, not Binay, field resignation questions

Jun 24, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay does not entertain questions from journalists after his 10 minute speech explaining why he resigned from the Aquino Cabinet

QUESTIONS FOR BINAY. After delivering a speech on June 24, 2015, explaining his resignation from the Aquino Cabinet, Vice President Jejomar Binay leaves his spokespersons – (from left) Mon Ilagan, Lito Atienza, Harry Roque, JV Bautista – to answer journalists' questions.