LP links Poe to Jocjoc Bolante


The people of Capiz do not support Sen. Grace Poe because of her ties with former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante or the brains behind the P728 million fertilizer fund scam, the camp of Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd said Friday.

Akbayan party-list Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez, spokesperson of the LP-led coalition for the 2016 polls, accused Poe of hanging around with shady individuals when asked about Poe’s claim that she and her running mate, Sen. Francis Escudero, were barred from holding consultations with students in a school in Roxas City, Capiz.

The venue for the consultations was then transferred to a mall, but it didn’t push through
as well and reasons for such were not disclosed. Capiz is the birthplace and hometown of Roxas.

“The people of Capiz are smart. It’s clear to them who they should support. And since Senator Poe’s event did not push through, it is an indication that the people of Capiz do not like her. And that is not surprising because a supporter of Senator Poe in Capiz used to run for Vice Governor with Jocjoc Bolante,” Gutierrez told reporters.

Gutierrez was referring to Mark Ortiz who is one of the leaders of Grace Poe for President Movement in Capiz. Bolante and Ortiz ran for Capiz Governor and Vice Governor in the 2010 polls, but both lost.

“We should remember that Jocjoc Bolante has been at the center of the fertilizer fund scam, a person who stole millions from government coffers. And his people are the ones making moves in support of Senator Poe in Capiz. Maybe that is the reason (why the event did not push through),” Gutierrez added.

The P728 million fertilizer fund was allegedly diverted by Bolante to the campaign warchest of then reelectionist President Gloria Arroyo during the fraud marred 2004 elections. Arroyo won over Poe’s father, actor Ronald Allan Poe aka Fernando Poe, Jr., by a million votes.

“Instead of coming up with conspiracy theories, she should think that maybe, the people of Capiz do not want to come to her event because the names of the people who support her stinks,” Gutierrez said.


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  1. This super ambitious Kinder teacher is also a liar and a trapoe. Kaalyado ito ng mga Estrada, Enrile, Cojuangco at Ongpins. What you expect from this American. Ma DQ ka rin.

  2. Oh, the shady people Grace Poe has been hanging around with. She was seen praying inside a Church amidst a crowd of reporters and photographers with Imee Marcos wearing an amused look on her face. She accommodated Enrile’s request to open Mamasapano on the very day of its anniversary—moved when her intentions became obvious and resulted in nothing but a waste of time. Then, there’s Jocjoc Bolante, the guy who was alleged to have bagged millions of money from the fertilizer scam.

    Let us not forget that her best buddy now is a snakey guy named Chiz Escudero. And the guy who also pledged to support her is Romeo Jalosjos, a convicted rapist.

    Is that the reason why Grace Poe does not want to reveal her sponsors?

    As they say, tell us who your backers are then we’ll tell you who you are.

  3. Isa na namang black propaganda para sirain ang pangalan ni Grace Poe, hindi masisisra ng mga ganitong issue si Grace Poe dahil alam naman ng mga tao na si Grace Poe ang may pinakamalinis na pangalan sa lahat ng mga tumatakbo sa pagka presidente.

  4. Walang problema kung ayun ang paniniwala ng mga taga Capiz pero alam naman ng karamihan na si Sen Grace Poe ay isang katiwa-tiwalang tao na hanadang tulungan ang ating bansa na mapaunlad. At kailanman hindi niya magagawa ang manloko ng tao dahil hindi niya gawain yun ang hangarin nya lang ay ang makatulong.