No worries for Liberal exodus yet

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IMUS, Cavite: The ruling Liberal Party (LP) remains solid behind the presidential bid of its standard-bearer, Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, despite the Supreme Court decision dismissing a disqualification case against pre-election survey frontrunner Sen. Grace Poe.

Acting LP President Joseph Abaya, also the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications, expressed such confidence on Thursday in light of a statement made by Poe that politicians have contacted her to express their support after she scored the legal victory in court.

The tribunal deemed her to be a natural-born Filipino citizen and compliant with the 10-year Philippine residency requirement.

“We’re not concerned with that. I ask you, has there any been mass abandonment of the LP? Nothing. In fact, we are intact, we are mobilizing the ground forces. The Supreme Court decision is just establishing who are the official candidates,” Abaya, who accompanied Roxas in a visit to Annie Foods Corp. here, told reporters.


Annie Foods Corp. is the maker of Chocnut and Hany milk chocolate.

“Hindi ko sinasabi na absolutely hindi mangyayari, pero wala naman effort to keep them intact. Hindi kami nagguguwardiya [kung sino ang mga lilipat]. Kung makakabigay sila ng listahan, then we’ll appreciate it. [I am not saying that turncoatism won’t happen absolutely, but there is no effort to keep the LP intact. We’re not doing a loyalty check on our allies. If they [Poe’s camp] can give us a list of those who will jump ship, then well and good],” Abaya said.

In a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by a television network released on Wednesday, Roxas scored only 19 percent, way behind rivals Vice President Jejomar Binay with 24 percent and Poe with 26 percent.

LLANESCA T. PANTI

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  1. Abning na Abnoy on

    Sabi ni Noynoy: tayo tayo nagkakagatan?! Pero ako ang mas malaking kagat! Di nyo lang alam! Aquino yata ito, ganito ang patakaran sa Aquino Family! Di nyo pa alam? Pasensiya kayo….

  2. Malaking pagkakamali nang mga Filipino kong hindi si Mar Roxas at Leni Robredo ang kanilang iboboto. Sila lang ang malinis at honestong mga candidato. Bukod sa dalawa lahat niyan gusto lang mag take advantage nang pera nang gobierno.Si Mrs. Grace P. Llamanzares naman niloloko ang mga tao. Hindi niya magamit ang Llamanzares dahil ikinahihiya niya. Ginagamit niya ang Poe dahil matonog ang pangalan. Kong gamitin niya ang tunay niyang panglan katiting na boto ang makukuha niya. Impostorism.

  3. Let us all move on ..respect the supreme courts decision …the 9 justices votes shown that our country Philippines has a strong democracy .We salute to all 9 honorable justices .

    Let us all vote for the untainted ,sincere ,smart, brave and compassionate candidate senator Grace Poe in may 2016 presidential election.

    We are thankful/grateful to all 9 SUPREME COURTS members who voted
    for grace Poe to run as president in may 2016 election ..MABUHAY POE SA
    9 NA JUSTICES …MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES BE BLESS THIS YEAR AND SO
    ON.

    I agree Natalia Salvacion

    It is really awakening to the Filipinos, because Senator Grace POE is
    our future great leader! Because a great leader must lead by example.
    By walking her talk, she becomes a person others want to follow. When
    she say one thing, but do another, they erode trust, a critical element
    of productive leadership! Vote for Senator POE this election.
    ‪#‎POE2016‬

    senator grace deserves every bit of succes na tinatamasa nya ngayon!
    well grounded humble and genuinely kind. the supreme court did a great
    job siding her. hoping for the best madame president!