Lakas hoping Mindanao pastor would endorse Teodoro
Posted by akosistella on April 24, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is expected to announce his presidential candidate at his birthday celebration on Sunday, and administration standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr. hopes to hear the good news first-hand.
“Nobody is sure of it, but we're hoping Gibo will clinch the endorsement,” Lakas-Kampi-CMD deputy secretary general Reginald Velasco said by phone, confirming Teodoro’s attendance at the affair.
Apart from Teodoro, Quiboloy also invited vice presidential candidate Edu Manzano, and senatorial candidates Silvestre Bello III, Ramon Guico, Raul Lambino, Rey Langit, Sen. Lito Lapid, and Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., he said.
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MANILA, Philippines – A military rebel running for the Senate has alleged that 2 former military chiefs were convinced that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should have been forced out of Malacañang, but backed out due to their alleged personal ambitions.
Former Scout Ranger chief Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, who is now running for senator, said former Armed Forces chief Gen. Generoso Senga and then Army chief Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. were open to the idea of ousting Mrs. Arroyo through a military uprising in 2006.
Lim, detained for leading the supposed military uprising during the 20th anniversary of the EDSA people power revolt in February 1986, said the 2 backed out of the plan due to political enticements.
via ABS-CBN News
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“Ayusin mo ang kampanya mo (Fix your campaign),” political analyst Ramon Casiple told radio dzMM as he countered Gordon’s belief that pre-election surveys have a significant influence on a voter’s preference.
Casiple, secretary-general of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, said that there are no studies which support Gordon’s claim that pre-election surveys create a bandwagon effect on voters’ preferences.
Via ABS-CBN News