Lakas may lose dominant status
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD may lose its bid to be named dominant majority party by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) due to numerous defections ahead of the May 10 polls.
“This (defection) is for evaluation. This will be factored in for purposes of determining what is the dominant majority and minority party,” Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said.
He said the poll body is expected to issue a resolution on the matter next week.
Last Wednesday, President Arroyo’s economic adviser Albay Gov. Joey Salcedo announced his defection to the Liberal Party.
via Philippine Star.
Andaya vows to remain loyal to Gibo, Lakas
MANILA, Philippines – Former Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya on Thursday denied reports that he’ll also abandon Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential bet Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro in favor of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
A day after Arroyo’s economic adviser Albay Gov. Joey Salceda quit the ruling party for Aquino, Andaya said he is “sticking it out with Gibo and the Lakas party.”
“I have not sent feelers to the Liberals and none have been sent to me. No offer has been made and none shall be accepted. I am happy where I am now,” Andaya said in a statement.
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