Mar camp: Anti-graft czar Noy gimmick

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PRESIDENTIAL candidate Sen. Grace Poe’s pronouncement that she will name President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd as her anti-corruption adviser is a mere gimmick, the camp of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd said on Thursday.

Akbayan party-list Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez, the spokesman for the LP-led administration coalition for the 2016 polls, accused Poe of riding on the President’s popularity to boost her candidacy since she had rejected LP’s earlier offer to be the running mate of Roxas.

“I don’t believe her. Obviously, there is a move to ride with the President’s popularity here. I am happy that Senator Poe recognizes the gains of the administration in fighting corruption, but she is being unfair by insinuating that she is close to the President,” Gutierrez said.

Poe is running for President as an independent candidate, and her running mate is Sen. Francis Escudero.


She and Escudero are allies of Aquino but they do not belong to any political party.

Roxas and Aquino, on the other hand, are both from the ruling LP.

In the latest Social Weather Stations survey released a week ago, Poe ranked second among the presidential bets with 24 percent, and Roxas ranked third with 18 percent.

The President endorsed Roxas’ presidential run in July 2015, with Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo as Roxas’ running mate.

LLANESCA T. PANTI

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  1. Why are so many politicians, editors and media are attacking Mar Roxas? My answer is they are against ” Daan Matuwid ” and no balls to attack Pnoy except one, Ted Failon.
    Pnoy has no ” Secret Candidate ” but his action and Grace Poe’s action speaks for themselves.
    Why did the SOLGEN defended Sen. Mary Grace Natividad in the SET when the case INVOLVED HER PERSONALLY and not the Senate itself and who made her win in the SET by one vote? SOLGEN has the approval of DOJ and Malacanang and Sen. Bam Aquino’s vote made the BIG difference, 5-4 in favor of Sen. Grace Poe.
    Why did Sen. Mary Grace Poe immediately went to Malacanang to thank Pnoy when she won her SET case? Sen. Grace Poe thank Pnoy, for what?
    Why are all Pnoy appointees in the SC from CJ Sereno are favoring Sen. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares in the Supreme Court? Ask CJ Sereno?
    Now, does Pnoy have a ” SECRET CANDIDATE “? Pnoy answered this when he was asked by reporter in California and his answer was……..NONE?