Lakas-Kampi funding woes lead to more defections
Posted by akosistella on April 12, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The Lakas-Kampi-CMD’s lack of campaign funds continues to create cracks within the ruling party, weakening the base of support for its standard-bearer, Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro.
Ray Roquero, the party’s newly appointed secretary-general, said they are “racing against time” to reach their local candidates who have been complaining of lack of financial support.
“We hope to resolve this pressing issue soon. We will keep you posted because I know that deep in your hearts, you do care for Gibo,” Roquero said in a statement. “We only choose our president once in six year. I hope we will not commit a mistake.”
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Teodoro camp slams ploys to shut him out of race
MANILA, Philippines – Administration standard-bearer Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. may just be the next Harry Truman, Fidel V. Ramos and Barrack Obama, according to his camp.
Slamming what they called an “orchestrated ploy” to shut Teodoro out of the presidential race, his camp warned independent pollsters on Sunday that they might end up with “eggs on their faces” for trying to condition the minds of unsuspecting voters even before the casting of the first ballot.
“History is on the side of Teodoro,” his spokesperson and the director of the G1BO media bureau, Mike Toledo, said on Sunday.