Trouble rocks LP camp
Posted by akosistella on April 8, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—In the final leg of the campaign, just when its top candidates are pulling away from the competition, the Liberal Party LP appears to be in turmoil.
Team Chiz, made up of the staff and supporters of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, has been eased out of the party campaign reportedly because of rising tension between its principal and the LP vice presidential candidate, Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.
A source from Team Chiz, who asked not to be named because of the sensitive nature of the subject, said Escudero was endorsing and campaigning for LP standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, but not Roxas.
For his vice presidential candidate, Escudero has chosen Jejomar Binay, the running mate of Joseph Estrada, according to the source.
WHY Sen. Aquino chooses to associate himself with shady Sen. Chiz Escudero is anybody’s guess. How can you even trust the guy? He never looks at you straight in the eye. He’s an arrogant piece of work – one of the primary reasons even his erstwhile patron, Danding Cojuangco of the Nationalist People’s Coalition didn’t want to support his presidential bid. Imagine demanding a P2 billion campaign kitty for his presidential bid? Miffed, Cojuangco decides the guy only deserves P200 million.
Escudero is the guy who claimed he never got help from anybody, but overlooked the many times that he had used the San Miguel plane to go to his campaign sorties. He is a fake, and a trouble maker. It’s about time Sen. Roxas took back the reins of the LP and kicked out the likes of Escudero and other bad eggs in the crew. Bravo!