TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—After too much prodding, Vice President Jejomar Binay described as “shameful” the comics portraying his nemesis Mar Roxas as the hero in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda.
During his public rally at Tacloban Astrodome Wednesday night, a visibly angry Binay blasted at Roxas for being a “master of propaganda,” again likening him to Joseph Goebbels, the chief propagandist of the dictator Adolf Hitler during the Nazi rule in Germany.
“Yung isa, nagpagawa pa ng comics. My God! How shameful it is!” Binay said, rousing an applause from the audience.
Binay then chided Roxas for calling himself as the hero in the onslaught of Yolanda.
“Bayani daw ng ‘Yolanda!’ My God!” Binay said.
In the comics titled “Sa Gitna ng Unos,” Roxas, who was then an Interior Secretary, was portrayed as a hero when he was in Leyte in the onslaught of Yolanda, the monster typhoon that killed more than 6,000 people, mostly residents of Tacloban, when it struck Central Philippines in Nov. 2013.
Tacloban is the most severe-hit in Leyte, after storm surges flattened houses and drowned everyone in its wake. TVJ
#VotePH2016: The Inquirer multimedia coverage of the 2016 national and local elections in the Philippines provides to voters the latest news, photos, videos and infographics on the candidates and their platforms, as well as real-time election results come May 9, 2016. Visit our special Elections 2016 site here: http://www.inquirer.net/elections2016.