Roxas fights to regain ground lost to Binay in surveys
Posted by akosistella on May 8, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Three days before the elections, Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Manuel “Mar’’ Roxas II is fighting back against his closest rival, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, by erasing any doubts that front-running presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy’’ Aquino III is firmly behind him.
Roxas was joined by Aquino in a press conference at the LP headquarters in Quezon City where the latter repeated for the nth time that Roxas was his only VP in the face of an aggressive push by Binay’s camp for a “Noy-Bi’’ ticket.
Aquino said he was “obliged” to come out and reject the “Noy-Bi” endorsement by a party-list group called Bandila whose nominee, he claimed, was Nilo Tayag, a former leader of the leftist Kabataang Makabayan who turned pro-Marcos in the post-EDSA years.
Liberal Party declared dominant minority party
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc on Friday declared the Liberal Party (LP) as the dominant minority party.
This means the LP will have access to the sixth copy of the election returns, which reflect the results of the automated polls. It also gives the party access to the Comelec central server for the transmitted results of the elections.
The Comelec, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), and the majority party will all have access to the server.
Via ABS-CBN News
Frontrunner Aquino warns of election cheating
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine presidential frontrunner Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III warned Friday that poll cheating could rob him of victory, as a survey showed he could achieve the biggest election win in the nation’s history.
Just three days before up to 50 million Filipinos go to the polls, the son of national democracy heroine Corazon “Cory” Aquino said he was buoyed by the latest survey results but urged his supporters to be vigilant against skullduggery.
“We are very grateful to our countrymen. They saw the validity of our message and they saw that we were sincere,” Aquino said after the survey showed 42% of Filipinos intended to vote for him to be their next president.