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The VP race: Mar

Posted by akosistella on April 9, 2010


By Ana Marie Pamintuan

Mar refused to respond to taunts from his closest rival, Loren, who now trails him in the surveys by 20 points. Loren told The STAR when she visited our office recently that Mar’s sliding down was not an act of sacrifice; he had no choice, she said, because his ratings refused to improve.

“Ang napipikon, talo,” Mar told us, borrowing a phrase from his former boss, Joseph Estrada, who still resents the fact that Mar was the first of his Cabinet members to quit in the days leading up to his impeachment.

If recent surveys are accurate, nearly half of voters want Mar Roxas to be the next vice president. Mar allowed himself the luxury of showing us his elation over his ratings.

But he won’t be lulled into complacency. When people congratulated him for his seemingly insurmountable lead in the surveys, he brushed them off with jokes. “Bakit, nanalo na ba ako (Why, have I already won)?” he asked.

Click Ana Marie Pamintuan.


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