Cebu Gov: No order from GMA, FG to back Villar
Posted by akosistella on April 3, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia sees a plot to undermine, if not snatch, her family’s support for administration presidential candidate Gilberto 'Gibo’ Teodoro.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN NEWS, Garcia dismissed as intrigues recent reports that her family had defected from Teodoro to the camp of Senator Manny Villar of the Nacionalista Party.
The Cebu governor singled out a public relations man as the source of the intrigues.
“We can very well guess who had employed his or her PR man to feed some bits and snippets of information that are distorted,” she said.While Garcia has an idea who is behind the supposed plot, she refused to identify the person. “It’s best that this person think we know and hope we don’t know,” she said.
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Bello: Mike Arroyo still supports Lakas-Kampi
CAUAYAN CITY, Philippines—Administration senatorial candidate Silvestre Bello III said he and his fellow Lakas-Kampi-CMD officials are confident that the support of lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo, the husband of President Macapagal-Arroyo, remains with the ruling party.
“There is no valid reason and no evidence to show that the First Gentleman has dropped his support for Lakas. It is purely speculative, as of the moment,” Bello, the party’s newly elected senior deputy secretary general for Luzon, said on Thursday.
Reports said Arroyo and his allies were backing Nacionalista Party standard-bearer, Sen. Manuel Villar Jr., instead of Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro Jr.
MAYBE we’ll believe these denials a bit more if Alvin or Winston Garcia made them. Oh, and how come it’s quiet over at the Palace? Even the presidentita hasn’t bothered denying this story on behalf of her husband. So there.