Villar, Noy both GMA bets – PMP
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – A campaign manager of former President Joseph Estrada has tagged Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar and Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as President Arroyo’s secret candidates.
Outgoing Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco told The STAR that the exodus of Lakas-Kampi-CMD stalwarts to NP and LP has exposed Mrs. Arroyo’s support for Villar and Aquino in her bid to promote her political agenda beyond the May elections.
Tiangco, who is on his third and last term, said the latest defection of Albay Gov. Joey Salceda to LP is a clear sign that the President has scattered her political allies to the two parties so she can continue her agenda even after the polls.
via Philippine Star.
Gordon: Don’t just pick lesser of 2 evils
MANILA, Philippines – Bagumbayan standard-bearer Sen. Richard Gordon called on voters yesterday to choose the best candidate for president and not just settle for the “lesser of two evils.”
“An election is an exercise in democracy,” he said. “Dapat mag-isip-isip tayo (We should think about it) so we can have the best. It does not have to be the lesser of two evils.”
Speaking over radio Wednesday night, Gordon said democracy is not just for the rich and powerful. “I tell the Filipino people, this is your country,” he said. “I am not asking you to vote for me. If not me, vote for the best.”
Click Phil. Star