NPC adopts Grace, Chiz

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The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) has formally endorsed the candidacies of Senators Grace Poe and Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

NPC President and House Deputy Speaker Giorgidi Aggabao on Monday said the NPC, the country’s second largest political party, made the decision after an intensive consultation among its members.

“We wish to announce that we formally adopt Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares and Sen. Francis Escudero as our candidates for President and Vice President, respectively. Their platform is anchored on inclusivity, and second, the candidates’ clear intention to build on gains rather than simply accept the status quo or signal a return to old practices, or hastily and radically subject the nation to a new and unpredictable cycle devoid of continuity,” Aggabao explained.

The NPC endorsement will virtually allow Poe and Escudero, who are running as independents, to beat the much touted machinery of the ruling Liberal Party.


“Compared with previous elections, this [are], by the far, the election[s]where we will field the largest number of candidates with 4,129. They will be fielded in various positions, from Batanes, all the way to Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi. That even excludes the eight party-list groups allied with us, as well the candidates’ supporters. And so we feel strongly confident that with our size, we will be able to significantly support Senator Grace,” Aggabao pointed out.

“We feel the tandem of Sen. Grace Poe and Sen. Chiz Escudero are the best candidates and that they will embody the principles of an ideal President and Vice President: Malinis, matapang, masipag, matulungin [Untainted, courageous, hardworking and helpful],” he said.

Aggabao added that NPC members will follow the party stand even if former Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco earlier announced that he will be supporting Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Cojuangco, who is running for Pangasinan governor, is a son of business tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, founder of the NPC.

“Absolutely [people will toe the line]. We have reached this after intensive consultation among our members. We have not talked about sanctions. But let me state 90 percent of our members have said yes, they are endorsing Senator Chiz and Senator Poe,” Aggabao said.

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  1. This is no longer news to many who are reading your paper. Sen. Mary Grace Natividad Poe Llamanzares has the most tv-radio- newspapers ads even before and after election time was declares. Where did she got this huge amount of money to pay these ads? The other day, Sen. Poe Llamanzares herself that San Miguel Corporation was lending her and Chiz their jets and helicopters which was illegal. Who own San Miguel Corporation, Danding Cojuangco, the original ” Filipino PACMAN “. Where do Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares American husband works, who gave a condition that he will only apply for Filipino Citizenship iif his wife , San Miguel Corporation and his immediate boss is Ramon Ang. Who is the President Emeritus of NPC? Is it not Danding Cojuangco? So NPC adopting Sentors Grace Poe Llamanzares and Sen. Chiz Escudero is no longer a surprise and a news.

  2. wannabe analyst on

    NPC might as well start looking for another Presidential candidate to support. Malinis, matapang, masipag, at matulungin describes Rody Duterte, as far as I am concerned.