The dawn of 'Nancy Binay 'jokes'

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    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

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  • Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

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    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will on Monday kick off 10-day annual military excercises, according to Captain Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

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    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

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  • Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg

    Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg

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    Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg

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  • Finnish opposition Centre leads election: partial results

    Finnish opposition Centre leads election: partial results

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    Finnish opposition Centre leads election: partial results

    Finland's opposition Centre Party came out on top in Sunday's general election, far ahead of the parties in Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition, partial results showed. If the results were to be confirmed, Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, a 53-year-old IT millionaire and newcomer to politics, would become Finland's next prime minister. More than a third of the electorate cast their ballots in advance voting and with most of those counted, the Centre Party had 23.2 percent of …

Win or lose, senatorial candidate Nancy Binay (UNA) can be sure her campaign is now one for the books.

Joke books, that is.

Since the vice-presidential daughter and mother of four was drafted into the opposition UNA slate, her credentials have been under intense scrutiny.

It didn’t help that the 39-year-old refused to debate fellow candidate Risa Hontiveros (Team PNoy).

Nor was her assertion that helping her dad, former Makati City mayor and now Vice President Jejomar Binay, constituted “on-the-job training for more than 20 years.”

Netizens quickly jumped on the statement, creating the Twitter hashtag #OJTparinsiNancyBinay.

Some of the tweets using the hashtag are funny, some vicious, others openly racist.

They not only poke fun at Binay’s lack of credentials, they also joke about her homely appearance and dark complexion, with such hashtags as #TeamKadiliman.

Call them Erap jokes for millennials.  

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • China ignores global outcry vs reclamation
    China ignores global outcry vs reclamation

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  • Project NOAH exec receives recognition
    Project NOAH exec receives recognition

    Project NOAH executive director and University of the Philippines professor Mahar Lagmay recently received recognition from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for his work in disaster risk reduction and mitigation in the Philippines. …

  • Nightclub ban for US troops
    Nightclub ban for US troops

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said yesterday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will kick off tomorrow the 10-day annual military exercises, according to Capt. Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

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