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In tight VP race, Cebu could be the difference

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010


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Cebu province could hold the key to the vice presidential race, having by far the most number of uncounted votes, according to an analysis of the GMA tally of election returns as of Friday afternoon.

Sen. Mar Roxas, whose family roots are in Capiz, has predicted that the final count in the Visayas, his home region, will enable him to overtake current leader Makati Mayor Jojo Binay, who leads his rival by just 804,000 votes with 90 percent of votes counted.

In vote-rich Cebu, Roxas has gotten three out of five counted votes, while one out of five has gone to Binay, with most of the rest going to third-placer Loren Legarda, giving an inkling of how the rest of the province could go.

via GMANews.TV.

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The historic TV5-SWS Exit Poll
SOCIAL CLIMATE By Mahar Mangahas

LAST MONDAY’S TV5-SWS EXIT POLL, DONE by Social Weather Stations in cooperation with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), under sponsorship of the PLDT-SMART Foundation in behalf of the Associated Broadcasting Company, was a first in Philippine opinion research.

The TV5-SWS Exit Poll pioneered in surveying voters in the open, upon leaving the voting centers (VCs), rather than in the privacy of their homes after returning from voting, as had been done before.

A home-based exit poll has the advantage of avoiding harassment by partisans, but the disadvantage of having to wait for voters to get home, hours after voting. With the advent of automated vote counting, the TV5-SWS Exit Poll adopted the VC-based type of exit poll, as used in advanced democracies, to hasten completion and reporting to the public.

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20% of voters in Cebu disenfranchised

Posted by akosistella on May 13, 2010


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CEBU CITY — Lisa (not her real name), 27, lined up in one of the polling places at the Abellana National High School in Cebu City. She went to the polling place at around 10 in the morning to cast her vote. Her precinct, she was told, had 800 voters, and as of 7:45 of May 10, only 200 voters have been accommodated.

Twenty percent of voters from Region 7 were disenfranchised in the first automated elections, according to an ecumenical monitoring group in Cebu.

Fr. Jess Dumaual, MSC, co-chair of Pagbabago! Cebu said twenty percent of voters in Region 7 were disenfranchised. He added that the disenfranchisement was caused by the Commission on Elections’ inability to foresee otherwise simple and preventable problems.

via Bulatlat.

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No directive given to support Legarda, NPC party man says (and other newsbits)

Posted by akosistella on April 29, 2010


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DANAO CITY, Cebu, Philippines—Senator Loren Legarda is the Nationalist People’s Coalition candidate for vice president, but NPC Representative Ramon “Red” Durano VI claims there’s no party directive to support her.

“To be truthful about it, I didn’t get any directive to support Loren for vice president,” Durano said at a rally for administration standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr. at the Freedom Stage here Tuesday night.

That is why, the re-electionist lawmaker said, Cebu’s fifth district was supporting Legarda’s rival, Senator Manuel Roxas II of the Liberal Party.

via INQUIRER.net.

Gordon dares all presidential bets to take psychiatric test

Presidential aspirant Richard Gordon on Wednesday dared all presidential candidates to undergo a psychiatric test to prove that they are mentally fit to lead the country.

The Bagumbayan standard-bearer made the remarks after another bogus psychiatric test result surfaced on Tuesday, supposedly with Liberal Party standard bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as subject while he was still in college.

“Kung ako lalaki meron nangyari sa buhay ko na ako eh I had to get psychiatric examination, it is the height of responsibility na sabihin ko nagpa-psychiatric examination ako and sabihin mo I’m ok. Kung hindi naman, nagtatago ka [at] masama yun,” he said.

via GMANews.TV

Villar eyes zero corruption under his administration

Under a Manny Villar presidency, all government transactions will be open for public scrutiny, and all public biddings televised.

Villar, the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party (NP), made the promise when he took the hot seat in GMA News’ special election program “Kandidato” that was aired Wednesday night.

“Dapat televised lahat ng bidding, iimbitahin lahat ng media, lahat ng gustong mag-imbestiga, tumingin ng mga kontrata, open yan. (We will televise all the biddings, invite the media and all those who want to investigate and look at the contracts),” he said.

via GMANews.TV

Noynoy squeezes in 20-minute date with girlfriend Shalani

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte , Philippines – There’s always time for love, even for presidential candidates – and even if it’s just 20 minutes.

Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III managed to squeeze in a brief moment to celebrate the 30th birthday last April 27 of his girlfriend, Valenzuela City Second District Councilor Shalani Soledad, despite the hectic and punishing schedule of the political campaign.

Aquino admitted to reporters that he had a 20-minute dinner with Soledad after the journalists, especially the female reporters, kept badgering him about his birthday gift to his girlfriend of almost two years.

via Phil. Star

Party-list groups address issues in Rotary meet

Representatives of five party-list groups on Wednesday met with Rotarians to discuss their advocacies and their proposed solutions to problems hounding the country today.

During the forum RVOTE, nominees of the party-list groups Ahon, AKBAYAN! Citizens’ Action Party, Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC), Kabataan Party-list, and Pro-active on Climate Change Leaders (PCL) answered questions from members of the Rotary Club of Makati North.

When asked on their main advocacies, Ahon, which was represented by Dante Francis “Klink” Ang 2nd, said it will engage and intensify a campaign to assure the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

via Manila Times

Comelec: NP can name Sanchez’s substitute

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday said the Nacionalista Party (NP) can field another candidate to replace former Batangas governor Armando Sanchez who died Tuesday night after suffering a stroke.

Sanchez was again running for Batangas governor against re-electionist Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto of the Liberal Party.

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said the NP could have Sanchez replaced by any party member.

via Phil. Star

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Teodoro gains support of Duranos, and other newsbits

Posted by akosistella on April 28, 2010


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CEBU CITY, Philippines–Administration standard bearer Gilbert Teodoro gained the support of an influential political clan in Danao City, strengthening his foothold over the entire province.

Teodoro, on his visit to Danao City late Tuesday night, was greeted warmly by residents and the ruling Durano clan, led by 5th district Representative Ramonito Durano VI.

The Duranos declared support for Teodoro and declared Danao City “Gibo City.”

via INQUIRER.ne.

Gordon: Aquino paid for polls; Teodoro: I was never asked

MANILA, Philippines—After taking survey firms to court, Bagumbayan presidential candidate Richard Gordon, who has been faring poorly in opinion polls, is now venting his ire on front-runner Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Following the release of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing Aquino keeping his huge lead over his rivals, Gordon accused the Liberal Party standard-bearer of paying off polling groups to maintain the top spot.

“Of course he’s ahead. Of course, [because] he paid. That’s a no-brainer that only Noynoy can give,” Gordon said Monday night when asked about Aquino’s statement about survey groups.

Via Inquirer.net

Hontiveros criticizes radical leftists in NP camp

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel on Wednesday took to task members of the radical Left who have joined the camp of Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manny Villar.

A proud member of what she called the “democratic Left”, Hontiveros Baraquel said she does not understand how known leftists such as Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and Gabriela partylist Rep. Liza Maza could join the NP Senate ticket.

“They [Maza and Ocampo] have too easily swallowed the transactional politics that marks the Villar camp,” she told ANC’s “Headstart.”

via ABS-CBN News

Sanchez wife can’t run on behalf of late husband — Comelec

After death of former Batangas governor Armando Sanchez, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday that the candidate’s wife, Sto. Tomas Mayor Edna Sanchez, will probably not be allowed to replace him.

In an interview with reporters, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said a person can only become a substitute for the Nacionalista Party (NP) bet if he or she is comes from the same party and is not running for any other position in the May polls.

“Whoever is fit to substitute for them can run on behalf of him (but)… you cannot change positions anymore, this will leave a vacancy. The substitute should (also) come from the same party or coalition,” Jimenez said.

via GMANews.TV

I was cleared of cheating – Agra

MANILA, Philippines – Acting Justice Secretary Alberto Agra denied Tuesday a report of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) that he admitted to cheating in an examination when he was studying at the Ateneo de Manila Law School.

In his reply to the report, Agra admitted he flunked that Wills and Succession class under lawyer Avelino Sebastian in 1988, which delayed his graduation by one year, but he never cheated in any exam.

“What I actually admitted to was that I had been charged, albeit maliciously, with cheating by my professor attorney Avelino Sebastian. The disciplinary committee created to investigate the charge exonerated me together with my other classmates,” he explained.

via ABS-CBN News

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Endgame

Posted by akosistella on April 12, 2010


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THERE’S THE RUB
By Conrado de Quiros

HERE’S another phenomenon in a phenomenal election.

That is Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo coming back into the picture after disappearing for some time.

The last time she was there was shortly after Cory died. She had just come back from the US, after wangling an invitation from Barack Obama to visit there, and was ready to bedazzle the natives she left behind with tales of conquista. But the best-laid plots of mice and women oft go astray and none more epically than here. Cory died, and gave the country life. In lieu of regaling the world with tales of conquista, Gloria ended up regaling the world with tales of fiesta—specifically the one at Le Cirque. And so while the Filipinos wept in grief and bereavement at the passing of a loved one, their tears mingling with the rain, they also cursed in pain and anger at the coming back of a loathed one, one they could never seem to do away with and bury.

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Briefly…

Posted by akosistella on April 9, 2010


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Poll exec wants Smartmatic to pay for UV lamps


An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that poll machine supplier Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM), not the poll body, should pay for the ultraviolet (UV) lamps that will be used to verify ballots on election day.

Comelec Law Department head Ferdinand Rafanan hinted that Smartmatic-TIM should pay for the cost of the UV lamps because it was the supplier firm’s fault that the poll body had to disable the UV scanner on the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines and to find a substitute UV device to be used in ballot verification

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Bishop opposes party-list group Ang Ladlad

MANILA, Philippines—Despite the Supreme Court’s affirmation of Ang Ladlad’s right to run in the May elections, an official of the Catholic Church believes the party-list group for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders should not be allowed to enter Congress, and said he would discourage people from voting for it.

Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iniguez, chairman of the committe on public affairs of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said the Catholic Church disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling and said accrediting Ang Ladlad as a party-list group would encourage an “abnormality.”

via INQUIRER.net.

Gordon: past controversies will ‘hound’ Noynoy, Villar

“Pag nanalo si Villar, sigurado ako, i-bu-bully siya ng lahat sapagkat siya ay tatanungin, ‘Ano ang ginawa mo sa C-5?’” (If Villar wins, I’m sure, everyone will bully him because he’ll be asked, ‘What did you with the C-5?’) He will be hounded by all kinds of investigations [about] his past,” said [Sen. Richard] Gordon.

“In the same way, Noynoy Aquino will be hounded on why [his family] cannot declare land reform in their [lands] in Tarlac. He will be hounded why he cannot give justice to the farmers in that massacre in Tarlac,” he added.

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Binay twits outgoing gov’t execs on toll fees, fire sale of gov’t properties

MANILA, Philippines– United Opposition (UNO) vice presidential bet Jejomar C. Binay said Friday that Filipinos should analyze the real reason behind the government’s insistence to collect 12 percent EVAT on tolls paid by private motorists on April 30, as well as the fire sale of government properties, as it may be a ploy to fund pabaon schemes for outgoing officials.

“Why, all of a sudden do they want to push this issue? Is the government as bankrupt as it appears or is this merely an attempt to give outgoing officials a chance to line their pockets with taxpayers’ money before they come down from their posts?” Binay asked in a statement emailed to media organizations.

Inquirer.net

Covenant for peaceful elections inked in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and top police officials led Friday’s signing of a covenant for peaceful and honest elections witnessed by hundreds of government employees and individuals from various parts of the Visayas.

Before the signing of the covenant, Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa led hundreds of policemen from various parts of the Visayas in a three-kilometer march from the Fuente Osmeña rotunda to the Archbishop’s Residence, where the signing ceremony was held.

Inquirer.net

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Davide endorses Aquino, Roxas

Posted by akosistella on April 5, 2010


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CEBU CITY, Philippines – Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. on Monday endorsed Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and running mate Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.Speaking at a press conference held here, Davide said he considered Aquino and Roxas “the best choice for the Filipino electorate, for the good of our country.”

“When it comes to the position of president and vice president of our country. We need people who could clearly lead our country sincerely, authentically for the common good and for the interest of the people,” he explained.

Davide, who had just resigned as Philippine Ambassador to United Nations, effective April 1, arrived home to help in the campaign of his son, Hilario III and running mate incumbent vice-governor Gregorio Sanchez. Both are running under the Liberal Party against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and her running mate Glenn Soco of One Cebu party.

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Cebu Gov: No order from GMA, FG to back Villar

Posted by akosistella on April 3, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia sees a plot to undermine, if not snatch, her family’s support for administration presidential candidate Gilberto 'Gibo’ Teodoro.

In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN NEWS, Garcia dismissed as intrigues recent reports that her family had defected from Teodoro to the camp of Senator Manny Villar of the Nacionalista Party.

The Cebu governor singled out a public relations man as the source of the intrigues.

“We can very well guess who had employed his or her PR man to feed some bits and snippets of information that are distorted,” she said.While Garcia has an idea who is behind the supposed plot, she refused to identify the person. “It’s best that this person think we know and hope we don’t know,” she said.

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Bello: Mike Arroyo still supports Lakas-Kampi

CAUAYAN CITY, Philippines—Administration senatorial candidate Silvestre Bello III said he and his fellow Lakas-Kampi-CMD officials are confident that the support of lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo, the husband of President Macapagal-Arroyo, remains with the ruling party.

“There is no valid reason and no evidence to show that the First Gentleman has dropped his support for Lakas. It is purely speculative, as of the moment,” Bello, the party’s newly elected senior deputy secretary general for Luzon, said on Thursday.

Reports said Arroyo and his allies were backing Nacionalista Party standard-bearer, Sen. Manuel Villar Jr., instead of Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro Jr.

Click Inquirer.net

MAYBE we’ll believe these denials a bit more if Alvin or Winston Garcia made them. Oh, and how come it’s quiet over at the Palace? Even the presidentita hasn’t bothered denying this story on behalf of her husband. So there.

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Gibo: Don’t believe intrigues

Posted by akosistella on April 1, 2010


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Garcias of Cebu are behind me, he says

MANILA, Philippines – The administration's official candidate for president Gilberto ‘Gibo’ Teodoro on Maundy Thursday denied a report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer that he had been told by Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia about First Gentleman Jose Miguel ‘Mike’ Arroyo’s alleged move to abandon him in favor of Sen. Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party NP.

“I deny the report that Gov. Gwen Garcia allegedly told me that the First Gentleman called up members of her family to withdraw their support to me,” Teodoro said in a statement.

Teodoro claimed that the Garcias of Cebu are still behind him, contrary to a report in the Inquirer.”The support of the Garcia family and of One Cebu has always been solid and unconditional, it has never wavered,” the former defense chief said. (Read: Cebu Gov claims 'One Cebu’ still for Gibo

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NP, Villar deny Mike Arroyo link after Lakas defections

The Nacionalista Party on Thursday denied any connection with First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, saying reports linking the latter to its standard bearer, Senator Manuel Villar Jr., is “baseless and malicious.”

The Nacionalista Party and Senator Villar “know nothing about this,” the NP said in a statement. “We expressly deny any links with the First Gentleman.”

Newspaper reports have indicated that administration party standard bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. resigned as Lakas-Kampi-CMD national chairman owing to allegations that Mr. Arroyo is supporting Villar’s candidacy, instead of his.

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Arroyo party breaking up; First Gentleman blamed

Posted by akosistella on April 1, 2010


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“It’s true. The First Gentleman and his allies are supporting Manny Villar. That may have triggered Teodoro’s resignation,” said a Lakas senatorial candidate, who asked not to be named.

Even before the start of the national campaign on Feb. 9, it was an “open secret” among his party mates that Mike Arroyo was bankrolling the campaign of the Nacionalista Party presidential candidate, the administration senatorial candidate said.

“And he (Teodoro) doesn’t believe that GMA (President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) doesn’t know about this,” he added.

Teodoro quit as party chair Tuesday purportedly to focus on his campaign, and to allow the party to tap a full-time chair who could respond to the needs of local officials.

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Villar-Arroyo alliance seen in Chavit’s defection from Lakas

Posted by akosistella on March 29, 2010

When Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao received a hero’s welcome upon his arrival last week, former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson – a known ally of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, was seen in the crowd wearing orange.

Orange is the campaign color of presidential aspirant Sen. Manuel Villar Jr., who was also spotted in Pacquiao’s entourage. Pacquiao, who also used to be allied with the administration, is now under Villar’s Nacionalista Party (NP).

Last Saturday, Singson confirmed that he was backing Villar instead of administration standard-bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. (Lakas-Kampi-CMD). An ABS-CBN report quoted Singson as saying that he chose to support Villar because most Ilocos Sur leaders want him president.

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Gibo’s secret weapon? Unopposed Lakas mayors have 1.3 M votes

MANILA, Philippines – While presidential candidate Gilberto Teodoro Jr. may be losing support from local officials who have defected from his Lakas-Kampi-CMD, he has a potential 1.3 million votes that could be delivered by his party-mates who are running unopposed and can presumably focus on his campaign.

Newsbreak research shows that there are 85 Lakas candidates who do not have rivals in the mayoralty races. They are running in 80 municipalities and 5 cities.

These 85 from Lakas represent 69% of the 123 mayoral aspirants nationwide who have no challengers at the polls.

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Serge says Cebu going for Noynoy

Posted by akosistella on March 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Cebu remains “Cory country” and her son, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, leads the presidential derby in the province by a mile, according to a stalwart of the Aquino camp.

Liberal Party (LP) senatorial candidate Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III said in a text message that the reported defection of congressmen belonging to the Garcia family to Sen. Manny Villar of the Nacionalista Party did not matter much in the province.

“Noynoy leads by a mile. That’s Cory country. Watch the next surveys,” said Osmeña, whose family supported the late President Corazon Aquino. The family remains a dominant force in Cebu and is considered archnemesis of the Garcia clan.

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Cebu’s Gov. Garcia still all-out for Teodoro

CEBU CITY—Not so fast, Manny Villar; Cebu is still for Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro.

Speaking at a meeting of the One Cebu party on Wednesday night, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said that nothing had changed since her party late last year endorsed the former defense secretary and administration standard-bearer in the May 10 elections.

“In this season of shifting political alliances, they say there is no such thing as word of honor, but I beg to disagree,” she said, stressing repeatedly that she was keeping her “palabra de honor” in her 20-minute speech in Cebu City.

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Turning Villarroyo orange

Posted by akosistella on March 26, 2010

By LITO BANAYO

CONJURE in your minds the green balimbing turning orange. Money Villarroyo three weeks ago in Davao used the pongkan as symbol. Except that he’s unfamiliar with the Davao pongkan. It hardly turns orange. Davao pongkan is green, just like its mandarin oranges. Must be the climate. When Hans Menzi yet had his citrus farms in Mati and elsewhere in Davao, he procured in the Seventies what agricultural technologists called a “de-greening” facility, where green pongkans and mandarins, including the native-bred Valencia oranges were placed in some kind of machine that neutralized the green fruit pigmentation and turned them into a pale yellow. Later, with the use of food-safe color dyes, Menzi turned Valencia and mandarins into orange. Parang “Sunkist” the then “stateside” and expensive orange brand.

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Gibo to mend political fences in Cebu

Posted by akosistella on March 26, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Lakas-Kampi standard-bearer Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. is flying to Cebu today in an apparent attempt to mend political fences in the wake of reports that his allies there have dropped him in favor of another candidate.

“He will be going there precisely to meet with Gov. Gwen Garcia and other political leaders,” Joel Lacsamana, deputy spokesman for Teodoro, told the Serye Café news forum in Quezon City.

“We are sure that Gov. Garcia is still with us and that our other allies have not jumped ship,” he said.

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Cebu Gov claims ‘One Cebu’ still for Gibo

CEBU, Philippines – One Cebu Party President and Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has sought to dispell rumors of shifting alliances by the party.

In front of the One Cebu party members during a meeting Wednesday night, she reiterated their solid support for Lakas-Kampi-CMD Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro.

“One Cebu stands firm on its support for Gilberto ‘Gibo’ Teodoro for President. I assure you that One Cebu keeps its word. If in the end, our candidate loses, then that I can accept more than losing our own word of honor,” she said.

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Arroyo allies in Cebu nix Teodoro for Villar

Posted by akosistella on March 25, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—While Malacañang was not looking, Nacionalista Party NP presidential candidate Sen. Manuel Villar has quietly gained the support of the biggest political party and the most powerful political family in vote-rich Cebu, according to well-placed party sources.Villar met with congressmen and local officials belonging to One Cebu and the Garcia family behind closed doors at Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City on Wednesday.Although details of the meeting were not disclosed to local journalists, Alvin Garcia, who is seeking to regain the city’s mayoral post, announced an alliance between his party, Kugi Uswag Sugbo Progress for Cebu or Kusug, and the NP in a press conference at the same hotel.

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Gibo supporters launch Multipliers Movement to generate votes

MANILA, Philippines – Supporters of Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro Jr. launched yesterday a new movement for a people-based network to generate votes for their candidate.

Lead convenor Eli Quinto said the Gibo Multipliers Movement was formed to consolidate, coordinate and multiply individuals and groups supporting Teodoro.

“At the heart of the (movement) is the idea that a single person or group is connected to others who, in turn, have their own respective connections,” he said.

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