Nograles says Gibo’s defeat inevitable
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
Gibo camp reaches out to LP, Erap
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – House Speaker Prospero Nograles believes the defeat of Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential bet Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro in the May 10 polls is inevitable.
In an official statement, Nograles, a member of the ruling party’s National Advisory Board, warned Teodoro that although “many members of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD may still appear to be toeing the line” due to their “love” for the party and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, many of them “will not support Teodoro in the final days of the campaign.”
The most recent key administration ally to abandon Teodoro is Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, who confirmed on Wednesday that he would support his Ateneo de Manila University classmate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Liberal Party. (Click here for story.)
Lakas exodus continues: Two Mindanao execs jump to NP
More defections have hit the beleaguered administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD following the move of two of its members in Mindanao to the Manny Villar-led Nacionalista Party (NP).
According to a report by Sherry Ann Torres in QTV’s “News on Q,” Lanao del Sur Rep. Faysah Dumarpa (1st district) and former Rep. Benasing Macarambon (2nd district) were among the more than 30 local executives who have recently jumped ship to NP.
Torres said most of these local officials were from Lakas-Kampi-CMD, which has been rocked by a series of defections lately, the most recent being Albay Governor Jose “Joey” Salceda, who was also President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s economic adviser.
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