LP has no choice but to make Poe standard-bearer

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THE ruling Liberal Party (LP) has nothing to offer Sen. Grace Poe for her to join the party in 2016 except making her the standard-bearer because she does not need Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd to win the race for Vice President, a political analyst said on Sunday.

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According to Ramon Casiple, there is no reason for Poe to be with the LP and be the running mate of Roxas, the party’s presumptive standard-bearer, because she can win on her own regardless of what political party she is in.

“This is the dilemma of the LP, they have no bargaining point with Senator Poe, they cannot hold her,” Casiple said in an interview with The Manila Times.

President Benigno Aquino 3rd said he had met with the senator on the importance of selecting a candidate who could continue programs of reform and good governance that he initiated.

Poe, in a statement, confirmed the meeting but said was no talk about her possibly joining the LP in 2016.

Casiple said some members of LP have been courting the senator to run for Vice President next year but Poe has consistently refused to accept the offer.

The President, according to the political analyst, also had one-on-one meetings with Poe several times but it was not known what they talked about.

“The President is keeping his card close to his chest, even the LP members have no inkling as to who he’s going to endorse, but he is always hinting or even saying that his choice is not limited to LP members, which means he is also considering other personalities within the ruling coalition or the Team PNoy where Senator Grace is included,” Casiple noted.

Team Pnoy (short for President Noynoy, Aquino’s nickname) is the name of the administration coalition during the 2013 mid-term elections composed of four political parties allied with the LP, namely, Nacionalista Party (NP), Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), Laban ng Democratikong Pilipino (LDP) and party-list Akbayan.

Members and officers of the LP have been saying that Roxas is the party’s standard-bearer in 2016 but, Casiple said, there is also the possibility that the President will endorse somebody else, just like what happened in the past.

He cited the 1992 elections wherein then-ruling party LDP endorsed then-House Speaker Ramon Mitra as the party’s standard-bearer but former President Corazon Aquino endorsed then-Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos, who left LDP and formed his own party, Lakas-NUCD.

Casiple said since the Philippines does not boast of a strong political party system, a similar incident could happen in 2016.

And, he added, if Aquino chooses to endorse Poe, the Liberal Party will have no choice but to go with the senator.

Casiple also noted that even if the senator agreed to run for Vice President under the LP, she would be unable to help boost the chances of Roxas to beat the opposition’s presumptive bet, Vice President Jejomar Binay.

“Never in history [has]a vice presidential candidate helped the President win the elections. I don’t know what the plan of Senator Poe is but logic dictates that she could run for [the]presidency, and she doesn’t need Roxas to win,” he said.

Casiple added that if LP would stick with Roxas in 2016, chances are Binay would win the race for President but that the situation would be entirely different if Poe decided to join the contest.

Meanwhile, Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th said there is a big possibility that Binay might back out from that race because of numerous graft and corruption cases hat the Vice President will be facing in the coming months.

According to Trillanes, Binay has been known to back out from a situation where he thinks he will not win, just like the scheduled debate last year that did not push through because the Vice President decided to withdraw.

Because of the graft cases, he said, Binay will have a difficult time looking for campaign donors and, Trillanes added, knowing Binay, he would not use his own money for the campaign.

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  1. Amelito Fortun on

    Endorse vice Ganda for President and release Jovito Palparan to run for Vice President and Trillanes is the Godfather

  2. We have lots of talented leaders with a heart. Mayors Rody Duterte/Dick Gordon/Bayani Fernando as an example. Ang problema ay hindi sila popular. Kahit anung survey pa daanin, palaging kulelat sila. But these guys are bad ass and can kick ass. Subukan mong gumawa ng kalokohan sa nasasakupan nila, siguradong me paglalagyan ka. Ganun dapat, hindi puro pogi points, hindi puro popularidad and pairalin, for once, gamitin naman sana natin ang utak natin to pick a good choice, the best choice. Kami, kahit alam naming talo yung tandem nila Mayors Fernando & Gordon during that election, sila pa rin ang binoto namin dahil alam naming they have what it takes to turn this country around. Kaya lang, popularity always win in this country. Lalu’t sandamakmak ang mahihirap na madaling mapaikot ng “3 G’s”. Don’t know what will happen next. Abangan ang susunod na kabanata na lang siguro…

  3. eltee mulawin on

    >>> Here we are again …. Filipino People of the Philippines !!! Still some people are love and fun of just making …..Ingay-Ingay !!! In 100M population of the Philippines, the qualified and choice to be a leader of this country is only from senate and congress or ex-politician ? If that so….OK LET IT BE…..BUT NEVER NEVER NEVER BLAME EACH OTHER AND NEVER CRY AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN !!!

    FILIPINO PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES !!!!! NAHUBOG NA ANG MGA KAISIPAN AT KAUGALIAN…… ANG PAGIGING “SHOWBIZ MINDED” NA LAMANG. PAG MAY TSISMIS … MADALING KUMALAT AND SUSOBRA SA TUNAY NA DAHILAN NG TSIMIS. KUNG MAY MASAMANG BALITA, LAHAT NAKAKAALAM.

    FILIPINO PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES !!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF US !!! GOD SAVE THE CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURE !!!
    THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER BE GREAT AGAIN !!!

  4. Eliseo Jr. P.Tenza on

    To Sec. Roxas. You dont have to wait for endorsement from the President. If you want to be the President, then declare it. Start thinking of your profgram for the future of the Philippines. Duterte has a program for the Philippines, he will transform the government to a parliamentary government. What is your program?

  5. Once Sen. Poe joined the ruling LP and accepted their nomination she is doomed to fail. The people are very aware of the widespread corruption allegations against almost all the leaders and members of LP.

  6. apolonio reyes on

    I believed that we could improve as a country and it is NEVER TOO LATE, if we follow what LKY when he became the First Prime Minister of Singapore and told all government officials and employees ” We will all receive salaries that we and our family can live comfortable but not lavishly but I don’t want to hear any of us commit graft and Corruption “. In Canada, the salary of ordinary employee is CN$ 36T/year while the salary of an ordinary teacher and policeman is more than CN$100T/year. This is the main reason why there is no bureaucracy in both countries.
    IT IS NEVER TOO LATE IF WE INCREASE THE SALARY OF ALL OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES FROM PRESIDENT DOWN TO BARANGAY OFFICIALS AND MAKE THEM RESPONSIBLE THAT IF THE COMMIT FRAUD OR GRAFT AND CORRUPTION, JUST DO IT AND NOT LET THE PRESIDENT TO REMOVE THEM NOR NO’T HIDE UNDER THE LAW BY HIRING COMPANY OF LAWYERS.
    LET US VOTE THIS COMING 2016 CANDIDATES WITH GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY.

  7. What our country needs is an untainted individual willing to sacrifice self for the good of the country. The only logical candidate that can win the Presidency is Senator Poe. It does not matter whether she is a neophyte or not. She can win and she will win. Thanks and God bless to you all.

  8. Yes , I fully agreed with your observation that no where can a vice presidentiable assured he or she can help their presidential candidate win an election just because the V Presidentiable is very popular. But vice versa can be true.
    So if Former senator Roxas really want to win its better to be the vice presidentiable of Senator and presidentiable Grace Poe

  9. sonny dela cruz on

    Mr. J. Antiporda, we are not talking about personality here, forget Grace Poe and forget about Liberal party. What you have to discuss is how we can bring back the lost glory of the Philippines. We need someone to fix the situation of the country. Many are struggling and hungry and many children on the street are taking RUGBY to pass hunger instead of this children supposed to be in the school to have a better future. We want someone mature, tested, hard worker in public service, not a neophyte, not Liberal party that most of them received PDAP and DAP for their own POCKET. Be PATRIOTIC for the first time, help the country recovers so that the Filipino people will have at least a better life. If you are talking about RICHARD J. GORDON, MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO, some says GIBO TEODORO, then it make sense and you are in the right direction for a better Philippines. I know its your job but help the voters select a better people to run the government comes 2016..