Aquino invades Tondo, downplays Estrada’s surge in Mindanao
Posted by akosistella on March 8, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Liberal Party standard bearer and Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III campaigned on Saturday in the working class bastion of Tondo, Manila—a known bailiwick of deposed President Joseph Estrada—as he downplayed the increase in the former president’s poll numbers.According to Aquino, he will be campaigning in Mindanao next week and that he expects to get more votes in the South, where Estrada’s poll numbers jumped by 9 points in the latest survey of Pulse Asia.
Aquino’s Masbate sortie 1st among prexy bets
MASBATE CITY, Philippines – Yellow ribbons and hundreds of people wearing yellow shirts filled the Masbate airport Friday to welcome Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the first presidential candidate to campaign and hold a sortie in the island province.
Aquino, standard-bearer of the Liberal Party (LP), made a quick sortie in the province, which was ousted President Joseph Estrada’s turf in 1998.