• Makabayan bloc endorses Poe-Escudero tandem


    THE Makabayan bloc on Thursday formally endorsed the tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero, which the group described as the only candidates who could push for genuine social, economic and political reforms. 

    The endorsement was announced by former Bayan Muna party-list representative Satur Ocampo in a ceremony attended by members and supporters of the militant coalition.

    In a prepared statement, Makabayan noted that of all the presidential and vice presidential candidates, it is only the Poe-Escudero team that managed to present a substantive platform of government that could address the country’s problems and provide for the needs of the poor and the Filipino people.

    Makabayan bloc is composed of 11 progressive party-list groups including Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis, Kabataan, Courage, Migrante, Act-Teachers, Katribu, Akap Bata, Piston, Kalikasan and Aking Bikolnon.

    Former Bayan Muna party-list representative Teodoro Casino said the decision to support the candidacy of Poe and Escudero, respectively, is a product of a long consultation process that started early this year. Jefferson Antiporda


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    1. Remember, it is not the politician platform that will make this country progress, it is the will and the power to change for the better is the key. I do not think Poe Escudero tandem has the power to change this corrupt country.

    2. This endorsement isn’t anything other than taking their fight in political ideology, between the two factions of leftist parties, Makabayan versus Akbayan or that of the reaffirmist against the rejectionist. However, both aims to topple a democratic government by joining the mainstream political exercise, and to finally get their chance to rule the government.

    3. An anti-US group endorsing the candidacy of a former American who renounced her US citizenship but whose husband and children are all Americans. Funny!!