• Governors not backing Mar-Leni tandem

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    Iriga City: Securing the vote for Liberal Party (LP) presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas and his running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, is a tough task, LP Vice Chairman and Sen. Franklin Drilon admitted Friday.

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    Drilon, who is seeking another Senate term, noted that the LP is ready to work its way around the fact that provincial governors will not go for the Mar-Leni tandem but may settle for one of them.

    Such is the case in the province of Camarines Sur. Incumbent governor Migz Villafuerte is supporting Senator Grace Poe but he is backing Robredo for Vice President.

    “You cannot force people. That’s the reality. Leni is so strong here. It would be foolish for them not to support her because they will lose votes. The hometown cannot displease its favorite son/daughter,” Drilon said.

    He said that in other areas, there are also provincial leaders who are for Roxas but are not supporting Robredo.

    “We have to accept that fact, so we work on the level below them [governors]…like the mayors. The strength of the endorsement of local officials depends on how popular they are, and ordinarily, the endorsement power of a mayor is very high because people come for their help directly,” Drilon pointed out.

    Llanesca T. Panti

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    4 Comments

    1. But Migz is not backing Leni anymore. A photo recently surfaced that his camp has changed alliances and is now supporting Bongbong Marcos. So really Leni will have a hard time even getting the Bicol vote.

    2. Mga Bicolano lalo na ang mga lider sa politika huwag kayong mag paka INUTIL Botohan ninyo ang mga malinig at daing bakas na poliyiko. Dae kamo mag boto sa mga politikong korapto. Ang kluarta kang tao hahabason na naman iyan, Mga Bicolano pilion nindo ang mga politikong bakong maha-bas.

    3. It will be so hard for Mar and Leni to win. The bad things that Pinoy Aquino did affected the elections like the vetoed SSS pension increase. All of the seniors and their dependent approximately 2 million SSS senior pensioners plus 10 million dependents of the pensioners definitely will not vote for Mar and all Liberal Party candidates. A total of 12 million will definitely will not vote for any Liberals.