Binay: No politicians in Cabinet should I become president

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Eight months before election day, Vice President Jejomar Binay is making sure he got all bases covered — from ordinary people in barangays to meetings with businessmen.

Speaking before foreign and local executives at the Wallace Business Forum on Thursday (September 3), Binay laid down his platform.

He promised to deliver results.

Binay said he would push for changes in the Constitution's economic provisions.

He said in order to attract foreign investors, the charter's provision on 60-40 ownership should be taken out.

The vice president also wanted closer working relations among the three branches of government — saying there was lack of communication among the executive, legislative and judiciary branches.

Speaking to media after the event, Binay said there would be no politicians in his Cabinet.

He said he would pick out those proven successful and with integrity within their respective departments.

This issue was in the vice president's speech sent to the media — but Binay admitted he chose not to discuss it. He didn't give details.

Peter Wallace, founder of the Wallace Business Forum, said Binay told them he planned to appoint Cabinet members with management expertise.

Wallace also commended Binay's plan to revive responsible mining, and the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

"This has been one of my greatest disappointments with this administration, that mining has come to a complete halt," Wallace said.

He added that Binay got a positive reception from businessmen during the dialogue.

But would this translate to votes in 2016?

Wallace didn't comment on this.

But he said there were no discussions on corruption issues against Binay.

As the forum also scheduled to hear other potential presidential candidates in the coming days, Palace Communications Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma Jr. said

interactions between candidates and stakeholders were part of the democratic landscape.