Binay unfazed by Remullas' 'defection' to Duterte

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Dozens of Nueva Ecija residents lined the streets for UNA candidates.

Nueva Ecija (CNN Philippines) — Hundreds of Nueva Ecija residents warmly welcomed the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Friday (April 29), led by Vice President Jejomar Binay, his running mate Sen. Gringo Honasan, and senatorial bet Manny Pacquiao.

Dozens lined the streets or grabbing UNA campaign shirts being given away.

Nueva Ecija is the province with the 10th biggest number of registered voters at 1.3 million.

Binay won against Mar Roxas here in the 2010 vice presidential election.

This kind of reception from people in the provinces seemed to be enough for Binay to believe he will win the elections despite his poor ranking in recent presidential pre-election surveys.

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Binay said he's not bothered by a meeting earlier in the day of survey frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte with Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, his brother, Cavite gubernatorial bet Boying Remulla and 21 Cavite city mayors.

This, despite Duterte's announcement he had forged an alliance with the Remulla brothers to support each other this election.

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Binay said Duterte had zero credibility and refused to comment on Duterte's statement.

He said he still had to personally speak with the Remullas regarding this matter.

But he did say that in politics, you lose some, but you gain more.