Estrada pins hope on silent majority in comeback bid
Posted by akosistella on May 1, 2010
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines—Deposed president Joseph Estrada is confident that on May 10, the “silent majority” will propel him back to Malaca?.Buoyed by results of the latest Pulse Asia Inc. survey that put him at second place with Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar Jr., Estrada, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino candidate, said: “The silent majority [refers to] marginalized people and theyre just very quiet about everything.””I will return,” he said Friday.
Villar says PSE exposé timed for surveys
MANILA, Philippines – Beleaguered Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday questioned the results of the latest survey showing him in a tie for second place with former President Joseph Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.
Villar said the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey came after Estrada and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile had accused him of exerting pressure on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to favor his real estate firms to allow the sale of locked up stocks.
He said the survey was “ill-motivated” since it was done at the time the accusations came out on April 23.
Via Phil. Star
Noynoy won’t fall for psychological report trap
MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III refused yesterday to lose his cool and said he won’t fall into the trap of his rivals’ insistence for him to undergo a psychiatric test and answer to fake psychological reports.
In Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro on Thursday and in Imus, Cavite yesterday, Aquino told reporters that his opponents were desperate to pin him down on bogus claims.
Aquino said the intention of those trying to portray him as psychologically unfit to become president was clearly to make him mad and fall into their trap. He said he would not give his rivals the satisfaction.
Via Phil. Star