Lakas stalwart Nograles bolts party
Posted by akosistella on April 13, 2010
MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Prospero Nograles has confirmed plans of bolting the administration Lakas-Kampi-Christian Muslim Democrats CMD coalition for a possible alliance with Senator Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party.
Nograles said the party is being run without proper consultation among its members, including him, one of the vice-chairmen.Nograles is running for mayor in Davao against Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, daughter of incumbent Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
Teodoro: Nograles not a loss, was never a firm supporter
CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines — As far as the Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr. is concerned, House Speaker Prospero Nograles’ departure from the ruling party is not a loss to his presidential bid.
“It won’t affect my campaign because he has never aggressively supported me,” Teodoro told reporters, on Monday, as he met with local candidates and barangay (village) leaders for a dialogue here.
Flying from neighboring San Jose City by helicopter, Teodoro was met on Thursday by a multitude of barangay leaders and other local candidates who had gathered at the Nueva Ecija College gymnasium for a simple lunch and meeting with the entire Lakas-Kampi-CMD slate.