Lakas-Kampi coalition plans decisive ‘Battle of the Bulge’
Posted by akosistella on March 23, 2010
Like a stealthy army preparing to launch a major offensive, the ruling administration coalition Lakas-Kampi-CMD is moving heaven and earth at the grassroots to save the lagging presidential candidacy of former Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr.
The question that perplexes many party leaders is: Considering that Teodoro is running behind, why move only now?The ruling coalition, which enjoys a headlock on 70 percent of local government positions, is pinning its hopes on superior resources and widespread party machinery to swing the tide of battle.
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Madrigal is ‘greenest’ presidential bet
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal is the most “green beans” among the presidential aspirants, various environmental groups said.
Following Madrigal, other leaders considered as green beans or pro-people and pro-environment are Nicanor “Nicky” Perlas and Senator Manny Villar.
The most mean beans or the least pro-people and pro-environment, meanwhile, is Senator Richard Gordon, followed by former president Joseph Estrada and former defense secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro.