By: Hilario Andes
From the Inquirer – as expected!
“Legaspi City – I am Governor Salceda and my President is Grace Poe.
With this statement, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda ended ill speculations in his political plans, confirming that he was withdrawing his support for administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas to push the candidacy, for independent presidential candidate, Sen. Grace Poe.”
The above excerpts from this news clipping is indeed a proof that the vital switch for the Liberal Party as per President Aquino’s order is on – as a desperate measure to salvage their standing with Mar Roxas’ poor rating in recent surveys. Salceda’s abandoning Mar is part of Oplan Delta Maria
By: Elena Grace Flores
CNN Philippines noted that “Senator Grace Poe has been making the headlines lately, but she has yet to confirm her plans for 2016”. So sorry Grace, it’s still between Mar and Jejomar for the Presidential race as of today, August 8. 2015. However, Inquirer also reported the IIF’s or the Institute of International Finance’s concern over Binay leading the surveys in June 2015. This Washington-based institute is somewhat afraid that being the major opposition, Vice President Binay might not continue the Public-Private contracts that the Aquino administration initiated. Contrary to their belief, Binay is a number one supporter of Public-Private undertakings. In fact, it is one of the reasons why Makati flourished under his term as mayor. Therefore, they should not be alerted if their involvement is not unconstitutional.
Contrary to the said surveys, while it is true that Binay is definitely leading compared to Roxas among the declared presidentiables, the Netizens survey never recorded Grace Poe having substantial votes. So, it is a big question what the basis of those surveys were? Refresh this link for the updated Netizens Presidential Survey 2016: http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/2015/08/philippine-netizens-2016-election-poll-survey/
Going forward, when Grace Poe is still busy defending suits to unseat her due to her questionable nationality and residency, let’s move forward on Mar and Jejomar!
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