Villar takes up Aquino challenge on lifestyle check
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
NACIONALISTA Party (NP) presidential bet Sen. Manuel Villar took up the challenge hurled by his rival, Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno Aquino III, for candidates to undergo a lifestyle check.
“They may be the ones to lose face because my family and I lead simple lives,” Villar told reporters, saying he has no problem with that. “My wealth was built on hard work and perseverance. I shed sweat and blood to earn a living, so I wont waste my hard-earned money for luxury,” he added.
Aquino, responding to Villar’s dare that presidential candidates take psychiatric tests to determine their mental fitness, countered that he and Villar should first undergo a lie detector test and lifestyle check, amid talks that Villar outspends his rivals in the May 10 elections.
Pols rejected by LP now with NP – Noynoy
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A number of high-ranking politicians who were disallowed from becoming Liberal Party (LP) members are now with the Nacionalista Party (NP), Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino said on Thursday, adding that his party upholds “standards” in accepting politicians switching affiliations.
Aquino made the statement after NP standard bearer Senator Manuel Villar Jr., Aquino’s closest rival for the presidency, suggested that the transfer of presidential economic adviser and Albay governor Joey Salceda from ruling party Lakas-Kampi-CMD to the LP could prove that it is Aquino — and not Villar as the LP claims —is secretly allied with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.