Grace-Chiz to come out based on feng shui


THE much-touted tandem of Sen. Grace Poe and fellow senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero may be announced by mid-September which, according to believers of feng shui, is a lucky period for the two.

Informed sources said geomancy and other Chinese beliefs on “good luck” are playing an important role in the announcement of candidacies by some of those eyeing elective posts in next year’s polls, including the Poe-Escudero tandem.

“We may expect this to happen on September 16, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. But, still, we cannot say this with finality because a lot of things may happen between now and their expected date of announcement, whenever that may be,” according to a source of The Manila Times.

The possible Poe-Escudero ticket emerged as the ruling Liberal Party (LP) begins to lose hope in trying to convince Poe, the frontrunner in presidential surveys, to slide down as Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd’s running mate.

Over the weekend, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. echoed Senate President Franklin Drilon’s statement that the LP should finally drop Poe and instead find a running mate for Roxas.

“I myself agree with Senator Drilon that Senator Grace [in]the tandem with Senator Chiz
is already a go. There are many indications that they are already putting together a campaign,” Belmonte, LP vice chairman, said in a radio interview.

The House Speaker confirmed that fellow members in the LP are assessing the chances of giving up Poe for another preferred candidate, such as Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, an official of the Nacionalista Party, to be Roxas’ running mate.

“Definitely I am very [open]to the notion that the vice presidential candidate need not be a Liberal. Outside of that, I want to give it to those, the candidates themselves, to pop some names to us,” Belmonte told dzBB.

Aside from Poe and Cayetano, the names of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto were floated as possible running mates of the Interior chief.

Drilon also mentioned the name of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th as possible running mate of Roxas but the senator has become unpopular over his involvement in certain issues.

Drilon, also vice chairman of the Liberal Party, has also said he is sure Poe will run for President in 2016.

“In my view, Sen. Grace Poe is already a candidate for President. The writings are on the wall. She will run. So we prepare and complete our slate for 2016, including the senators,” he added.


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  1. Feng Shui or not, it’s always good time for Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero to announce their candidacy because they are the right ones that must be the next President and Vice President of this country!!!!!!!

  2. I love this tandem! I know both of them will be able to serve the people well. Mukha naman from their past records na parehong silang malinis. Ang intensyon naman nila ay for the people na makikita sa mga advocacies nila. Tsaka compared sa mga kalaban nila, sila na yung best choice. #GOPOESAYCHIZ

  3. Grace Poe is a political novice and I agree that she made a boo-boo in making embarassing statements on the inc rally but I will vote for anybody who has the chance to beat Binay,as the ruling Liberal party hypocritically proclaimed another matuwid na daan with the pork barrel scam written all over their faces who needs Roxas? Grace poe can lead us to a new beginning a new hope to change our rotten political system!

  4. Even with that feng-shui, Sen. Grace Poe is still a big TRA-POE when she rode on at the INC rally just to get votes. She is a big headed traditional politician and I am certain she will not win in this coming election.

  5. alvin stamaria on

    Whoa…..believers in feng shui…..a candidate for the President & Vice President…? Susmaryosep….

  6. Roldan Guerrero on

    In 2010 Chiz Escudero displayed his desire for the presidency. Just like what Poe is doing now. Unfortunately he trashed his desire as a result of not having garnered the support of Danding Cojuangco. That was enough for him to forget his presidential ambitions. Running for the highest elective post is not a joke as it requires a hefty campaign chest, which Grace Poe may probably has. since she is so ambitious to pursue it. It was believed that Miriam Santiago won the presidency but lost it due to lack of enough funds to sustain winnability, be it a fact that to be able to win an elective seat you must have enough fund until the counting is over, which means how much is at stake will decide the result. There is no doubt that Roxas being the administration candidate ….has the machinery, and more than enough funds so to consider what is the use of DAP, PDAF, BUB, and all Government Resources, etc? So with Binay who has it all to sustain until the end…..Talking of the two, Chiz Escudero is undoubtedly prepared for the presidency as he has the necessary qualifications, to mention some he is a lawyer, he was a congressman and now a senator. Grace Poe on the other side is a neophyte who could not even fuction well as a senator ( what she did with the senate report on the Mamasapano Inquiry, shows her outght incompetence) and even facing so much doubts of her qualifications….WHAT A MESS IS GOING ON?

  7. danilo de leon on

    and this is the extent of the visionary capability of this tandem that some people would want to lead the country.

  8. No matter. They can use feng-shui. yin and yang, chop suey or Malacanang Palace or bust to no avail. Events of last week has exposed for what they are: They cannot read a simple issue like the rally and just ride on the opportunity to be seen and heard without due diligince and simple common sense!

  9. noelravalsalaysay on

    The question for all voters is: Is Grace Poe qualified to run for Pres. or VP? Earlier she was quoted that she does not want to run for this Office because she was just starting as a Senator; what leadership quality did she suddenly possess? She also wants the support of the INC. I think the Catholic leaders should urge the catholic voters NOT TO VOTE for any candidates openly backed by the INC to destroy the myth,

    • The lesson i learned from the INC debacle , senator poe and senator chiz escudero cannot be trusted period. The lesson i learned from mamasapano, do not pass BBL. Both of these events are wake up call to all Pilipinos.