A report published on November 17 on the CNN iReport website shows pictures of relief goods with the name of the vice president Jejomar Binay with a big description saying “The vice President of the Philippines taking advantage of the calamity. He is putting his name on the foreign relief good for his campaign for the next presidential election so disappointing”
In a separate photo as shown below of relief goods had sticker of the vice president attached to the white plastic bag is also circulating online where netizens tagged it as an “epal” move on the part of the vice president.
Joey Salgado, Binay’s spokesman, immediately clarify the issue via Twitter.
“Per report of the OVP relief team, relief goods were in plain white plastic bags. Matter is being investigated” “To clarify, OVP relief goods are in plain whiteplastic bags, no markings. Thanks” he said in another tweet.
“Relief bags with stickers were donated by Engr. Nelson Golez of Iloilo. Plain white bags are from OVP,” Salgado tweeted later on Friday.