Ocampo jumps on Villar slip, denies link to NPA
Posted by akosistella on March 11, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Senatorial candidate Satur Ocampo, a party-list representative of the militant Bayan Muna, Wednesday denied having any “organizational links” with the communist New People’s Army NPA.Ocampo said he could not understand why Sen. Manuel Villar, the presidential candidate of the Nacionalista Party NP under which Ocampo is running as a “guest” candidate, had mentioned his name in relation to the “permit to campaign” issue.“We categorically deny having organizational links with the NPA. We deny that we are among the parties paying the PTC permit to campaign,” Ocampo said.
Lakas-Kampi assures candidates of campaign funds
MANILA, Philippines – Executives of the administration party Lakas-Kampi-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) on Thursday said they are trying to rein in senatorial candidates grumbling about the lack of logistical support, promising them that the party’s support will be all out at the start of the campaign for local officials late this month.
But Saranggani Governor Miguel Dominguez, Lakas-Kampi-CMD national president, said that candidates should also tap their own resources, and share the costs of their campaign.
“We’d like to assure them that the party’s support would remain and would be increasing leading up to the campaign season of local officials later this month. By this time, we expect that the local leaders would be going all out in their support not just for Gilbert Teodoro, but for the entire slate,” he said in a phone interview.