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LP Senate bets bare secret of their unity

Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010


MANILA, Philippines—How come no one is defecting from the Liberal Party? Despite limited funding, the LP remains intact.

Their secret: LP standard-bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III knows how to take care of his teammates.

It’s Aquino’s little acts of thoughtfulness that they find most affecting, according to the LP senatorial candidates—Representatives Ruffy Biazon, Teofisto Guingona III and Rissa Hontiveros, and guest candidate, detained Army Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, represented by his wife, Aloy.

Even if all of his time is consumed by the campaign, Aquino makes time to give them pep talks, engage in light banter and even share chichiria (junk food) with them during breaks in the sorties, the LP senatorial candidates told Inquirer editors and reporters on Thursday.

via INQUIRER.net.


Disgruntled Class 1977 PMAyers meet with Noynoy

MANILA, Philippines – Some key members of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1977 have secretly met with Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno Aquino III, prompting some military officers to warn against efforts to divide the Armed Forces, according to sources.

Sources said Army Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer was among those who met with Aquino several weeks ago, apparently to gripe and try to secure concessions.

Ferrer, who was given a citation by President Arroyo as martial law administrator in three provinces in Mindanao following the Nov. 23 Maguindanao massacre, has complained that he was not chosen Armed Forces chief last month.

Click Phil. Star


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