By Maya M. Padillo
Vicente Floirendo, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc (TADECO), clarified that Cathy Binag, girlfriend of Davao del Norte Representative Antonio “Tony Boy” Floirendo, is not in any way connected with TADECO or any of its affiliates.
In an emailed statement to Mirror, Floirendo stated she (Binag) is not authorized to speak for and in behalf of TADECO and the Floirendo family. He also said all her statements, whether verbal, written or expressed in any other form, are entirely her own.
Binag had figured in the rift between Floirendo and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after she defended her partner.
In her Facebook account, she posted that the problem between Floirendo and Alvarez started with her and the Speaker’s girlfriend, Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio. She said she had an altercation with Vicencio during the opening of the Maskara Festival in Bacolod late last year.