Statement on Mayor Binay's decision to ran in 2010
"I welcome Mayor Binay's plan to seek the presidency. His decision undoubtedly opens up not only a wide array of presidential aspirants by which the Filipino electorate may choose from but also our chance to evaluate his competence, integrity and reliability to lead the country.
"As a local chief executive, Binay will definitely add a new perspective to the country's political discourse.
"This is indeed good for our democracy.