• Marcos, not Escudero, is the man to beat – Leni

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    MAKATI RALLY Rep. Leni Robredo greets her supports in Makati City. PHOTO BY DJ DIOSINA

    MAKATI RALLY Rep. Leni Robredo greets her supports in Makati City. PHOTO BY DJ DIOSINA

    Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the candidate to beat in the vice presidential race, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, the vice presidential candidate of the Liberal Party (LP), admitted on Monday.

    “I would say yes, he’s the one to beat. If you look at his numbers, they are steadily rising. The rise is not the same for Senator [Francis] Chiz [Escudero] because he has been up early because of popularity and his numbers are going down,” Robredo told reporters.

    The latest Pulse Asia survey showed Escudero ahead with 29 percent, followed by Marcos with 26 percent. Robredo ranked third with 19 percent.

    “I believe that he [Bongbong] is a formidable opponent because he has vast resources at his disposal. There’s air and ground support. It is difficult to match such huge war chest,” Robredo, wife of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, added.

    Marcos’ mother, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos is the second richest member of the House of Representatives with a P922.8 million net worth as of 2014, just behind eight-time world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao who listed a net worth of P1.35 billion.

    Marcos Jr., on the other hand, is the third richest senator with a net worth of P197.47 million.

    As of 2014, Robredo’s net worth was P8 million.

    But despite the Marcoses’ overwhelming wealth, Robredo is not about to wave the white flag.

    “In all of what I have been through, I am convinced that money is not the most important thing in this election,” she said, recalling her unprecedented victory over Nelly Villafuerte in the 2013 congressional race.

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    1. Kay Senator Chiz lang kami! Leni hindi mo kayang makipagsabayan dito. Tumakbo ka muna bilang Senador. Para maintindihan mo naman ang mga bagay2x. Marami ka pang kakaining bigas.

    2. Bago mo sabihin yan Leni, try to beat Sen. Chiz first in the upcoming Vice Presidential debate! Wala kang binatbat kay Chiz. Kayong dalawa ni Marcos.

    3. Kung magsalita kalao marurunong kayo 30 years nang wala sila sa kapangyarihan simpleng problema nang pilipinas wala silang nagawa. Kay Bongbong ang boto namin ayaw namin ang kultong dilaw

    4. Jennifer Lim on

      Iam not a ilocanos but BBMis my candidate coz i saw hes a man of honor with words and all hes decision. ..he is like hes father the latr president Marcos that may malasakit sa bansa at sa mga mamamayan ng pilipinas. ..i think its time tp bright back the Marcos glory to Philippines. …god bless you BBM.

    5. Jerome Suarez on

      Hahahaha kahit anong sabihin ninyo ay mas marami talagang PRO MARCOS sa Pilipinas. wala ka na Leni. matatalo ka na BOO!

    6. Marcoses are victims of exagerated/false accusation. I have experienced Martial Law where Fiipinos were discipline. Policemen do not bribe. Curfew hours have helped eliminate crime. Killings then were done either by military men, communists or oppositions just to be used it to blame the Marcos government. Although killings did not stop after Marcos. In fact there are more farmers murdered at Hacienda Luisita. No wonder Marcoses are well-loved in the solid North while Aquino-Cojuanco are not in Tarlac. We were economically stable then. A lot of infrastructures, public buildings, power plants, schools, hospitals, etc.. were built compared to the next 5 presidents from Cory – PNoy. We export agricultural and mineral products e.g. sugar, rice, abaca, gold, iron, rubber, etc…….

    7. In my own opinion , no matter what they say against Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., they will win on May 9, 2016 election .

      Those demonizing the late Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos in favor of the Aquinos and the so called “victims of martial law” should also read (among others) , the article of Mr. Mauro Samonte entitled … “Knowing Noynoy Aquino” [composed of 3 parts].

    8. Sen. Bong bong is a sure winner cgurado na he is the next Vice president of the country, kahit wasakin ng Liberal Party ang kanyang personalidad panalo pa rin si bongbong marcos. Panawagan sa taumbayan bawal iboto ang mga miembro ng liberal party dahil karamihan sa kanila ay KAWATAN!

    9. We can only move on and reconcile with the Marcoses if they will return all the money they stole and all of them Marcoses serve prison time. Imelda should be in jail a long time ago. No to Marcos! My vote is with Leni Robredo, she is a good role model. Pro poor and certainly not corrupt.

      • Right, Leni, not only money is most important in elections, but good deeds to the country & its citizenry that were exhibited by the Marcoses from 1965 up till this day. Your Yellow Cult of Thieves, where you belong, however, find corruption, cheating, vote rigging, plunder, graft, as most important in elections. Those horrible, inhumane achievements of your Yellow Cult of Thieves are now driving Filipino voters
        to stay on alert, for without your Yellow Cult’s appetite-to-the-bone for cheating, corruption & vote rigging, our beloved Bongbong MARCOS will win beyond doubt as Philippines’ Vice President 2016..!!

      • Right, Leni, not only money is most important in elections, but good deeds to the country & its citizenry that were exhibited by the Marcoses from 1965 up till this day. Your Yellow Cult of Thieves, where you belong, however, find corruption, cheating, vote rigging, plunder, graft, as most important in elections. Those horrible, inhumane achievements of your Yellow Cult of Thieves are now driving Filipino voters
        to stay on alert, for without your Yellow Cult’s appetite-to-the-bone cheating, corruption & vote rigging, our beloved Bongbong MARCOS will win beyond doubt as Philippines’ Vice President 2016..!!

      • are you sure? may ebidensya kaba o bka nman base lang sa mga narinig mo hahaha
        mas magaling ka pala kaysa sa mga abogadong humawak sa mga kaso laban sa mga marcoses. bakit dika magvolunteer na abogaga nila bk sakaling maipakulong mo sila!

      • Should Erap, Aquino, GMA etc and all those involved with the PDAF scam also return what they stole? What happened to all the billions donated by other countries to help Yolanda victims? What exactly has changed in the system since 1986?

    10. silvino sarga on

      The Solid North is strongly behind Bongbong M. He should win so he can restore his Father’s honor, serve well and stop the demonization of Pres. Marcos by the Yellow Party and their Oligarchs.

      • Oligarch kayo ng oligarch. Hindi mo alam ang meaning nyan!

        MARCOSES and their cronies are OLIGARCHS too!

        Get Real! Solid North is a MYTH!

    11. Money, popularity and dark history are all they got. But purity of the heart will push you through to victory. I fully support you Ma’am Leni!

      • hoy! Mr. bakit mismo bang c marcos ang pumatay? o bka nmn yong mga tauhan lng niya, nakita mo ba?

        well ikaw yata ang Nasisiraan. FYI marcos is the most qualified and competent sa mga candidate even sa pagkapresidente (base on his accomplishment, projects pati narin sa mga plataporma niya)

      • How old are you Mr. Calaguas? May isip ka na ba nong panahon ni PFM? O wala ka pa rin isip mula noon hanggang ngayon. Kawawa ka naman. Gumising ka na sa kahibangan mo.