Arroyo allies in Cebu nix Teodoro for Villar
Posted by akosistella on March 25, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—While Malacañang was not looking, Nacionalista Party NP presidential candidate Sen. Manuel Villar has quietly gained the support of the biggest political party and the most powerful political family in vote-rich Cebu, according to well-placed party sources.Villar met with congressmen and local officials belonging to One Cebu and the Garcia family behind closed doors at Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City on Wednesday.Although details of the meeting were not disclosed to local journalists, Alvin Garcia, who is seeking to regain the city’s mayoral post, announced an alliance between his party, Kugi Uswag Sugbo Progress for Cebu or Kusug, and the NP in a press conference at the same hotel.
Gibo supporters launch Multipliers Movement to generate votes
MANILA, Philippines – Supporters of Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr. launched yesterday a new movement for a people-based network to generate votes for their candidate.
Lead convenor Eli Quinto said the Gibo Multipliers Movement was formed to consolidate, coordinate and multiply individuals and groups supporting Teodoro.
“At the heart of the (movement) is the idea that a single person or group is connected to others who, in turn, have their own respective connections,” he said.
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