• Poe, Chiz ‘barred’ from campaigning in Davao

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    GRACE IN TACLOBAN Students of the Eastern Visayas State University welcome Senator Grace Poe during a campaign rally in Tacloban City. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN

    GRACE IN TACLOBAN Students of the Eastern Visayas State University welcome Senator Grace Poe during a campaign rally in Tacloban City. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN

    TACLOBAN City, Leyte: The tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero were barred from holding a campaign rally in Davao City Friday after their organizers were not granted a permit by local officials.

    The hitch forced candidates of Partido Galing at Puso (PGP) to bring their campaign to Tacloban City.

    Earlier this week, the PGP team was also barred from holding a forum with students in Roxas City, the bailiwick of the administration.

    Poe and Escudero were scheduled to hold a campaign sortie in Davao City Friday but they had to reschedule the event.

    Lorna Kapunan, a senatorial candidate of PGP, said she was informed by their campaign organizers that they were not able to get a permit.

    “I was in the same flight this morning  with the campaign organizers and I asked them why we were diverted from Davao to Tacloban City and the factual answer is there were really no issuance of permits,” Kapunan told reporters.

    Instead of Davao, the Poe-Escudero tandem moved their rally to Leyte. Although the city government permitted them to hold a campaign rally, the group was reportedly barred from getting supporters to attend the event.

    According to former An Waray party-list Rep. Bem Noel, barangay officials were reportedly instructed not to mobilize their supporters to attend the rally.

    “They were even told that we have to provide cash incentives in order for them to attend,” said Noel, who heads of the political affairs for the campaign of PGP.

    Escudero said that he was not aware of the non-issuance of permit in Davao. He explained that the Davao sortie did not push through because of changes in their campaign schedules.

    “It’s unfortunate if there are indeed such maneuverings. Whoever is the current leader should allow the people to listen to the candidates and for the candidates to be heard and express their views,” the senator said.

    “In my province, in Sorsogon, Bicol, the stage will always be available to whoever wants to present their platform and programs. They will not be barred from speaking before the public,” he added.

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    1. This is not a fact. The truth is, they were not given a permit yet, because they were asked to secure a permit from the traffic management. The cash incentive that was mentioned was the 150 pesos electric fee, for the whole day rally. The organizers, instead of securingg that permit, did not go to the traffic authorities and did not return to the city hall. Everyone is welcome and has a freedom of expression here in Davao. It was merely due to the organizers’ laziness that they were not able to secure a permit.

    2. Bilib na talaga ako kay Grace. Politikung pulitiko na ang dating. Biruin nyo naisip nya pa ang ganitong strategy para makakuha ng simpatiya ng tao. Galing mo talaga Llamanzares. Di ka talaga anak ni FPJ.

    3. I believe the local government here in Davao should issue a reply. I firmly believe in democracy…any hint of movement control should not be tolerated.

    4. they started applying for a permit pero hindi tinapos..tapos ngayon sisisihin kampo ni Duterte???

      Hindi nga pinayagan magrally sa EDSA mga militante na may karapatan din dahil walang permit.

      Ginawa ito ng kampo ni Gracetrappoe para sabihing pinagbawalan sila..pero who is at fault? ang kanilang organizer…or ploy lamang ba ito para hindi sila mapahiya na kung magra-rally sa davao ay langaw lang ang audience nila?

      para hindi na mapahiya at ma-cover ng media na nilalangaw rally nila…gagawa na lamang ng estorya…para ka na rin palang si Marepal nyan Grapoe?

    5. That is what is going to happen if Duterte or Roxas wins. Dictatorship is alive and kicking. Lest we forget the Martial Law days. It is alive in Davao , Roxas City and maybe the Ilocos region.

    6. Let us take this information as a grain of salt. Lets get the other side and make decisions later. Biggest possibility is this is just a political play to make the other parties and candidates look bad. Could be a dirty tactic.

    7. I am from davao, pero hindi naman cguro tama yan, dapat makarating kay digong yan. This need an investigation. Or baka naman may ibang valid na dahilan.&

      • nag apply ng permit pero hindi tinapos ng organizer….P150 nga lang ang bayad…takot lang yan na langawin ang rally kaya gumagawa na lang ng sariling estorya para palabasin na si Duterte ang may sala…

    8. pag si dudirty manalo patay tayong mga pilipino dahil balik tayo sa martial law ,the old ,old dark days of the Philippines.

      huwag hayaan manalo ang diktador na du30 .
      vote ,vote for grace poe and her team i n 2016 election .

      • sa sinabi mo, mas lalong ayaw ko kay gracepoe.

        bakit martial law ba sa davao? disiplinado ang tao sa davao at hindi kurakot ang nasa posisyon kahit mga pulis…martial law ba yun para sa iyo?

        gumagawa ng estorya kampo ni grapoe para kaawaan na naman sya? kagaya ng pag drag sa isyu ng foundlings at OFW sa mga kaso nya?
        ang totoo nyan, hindi pinagpatuloy ng organizers ni Poe ang pag-aapply ng permit kasi alam nila lalangawin sila.

        sinong may sala? ang organizer na tamad…bakit si Duterte kung pumupunta sa ibang lugaw, kahit walang mga politiko ay nakakapag-rally? kasi totoo ang suporta ng mga volunteer organizers nya.

      • Talaga? Cge tuloy mo lang that’s your point of view… But let me tell you this… that is a fiction and no valid reason. Ganda kaya buhay namin dito sa Davao.

    9. Sana naman wag ng ipagbawal sa bawat lugar sa bansa ang pangangampanya kasi kailangan din ng mga tao na mainfrom sila at makilala ang dapat na iboto.

    10. Kaya ako naniniwala sa malinis na puso ni Senator Grace Poe. I will vote for her dahil si Senator Grace Poe ay may prinsipyo at may malasakit sa kapwa. Siya ang maaasahan ng bawat pilipino para sa ikakaganda ng buhay ng bawat isa.

      People are sick of Daan Matuwid’s promises ng administrasyon ni PNoy and we can’t have another Pnoy as president. Kaya ako I’d go for Senator Grace Poe. Despite being a neophyte, she tries to focus on national issues as much as possible at hindi niya kailangan maging anino ng kahit na sino. Kaya maari bang huwag niyo ng ipilit ang Daang Matuwid na yan. #POE2016

      • Dont you know she is the secret candidate of the STUPID PRESIDENT? And the BIG BANG is the affirmation of her DQ by the Supreme Court. The Justices will no longer be influenced by ABNOY since he is now a LAMEDUCK. Nobody hears and believe him anymore!

      • Oo tama kasi ang sabi niya pag nanalo siya kunin niya si Pnoy para maging adviser niya. Lol daang matuwad parin…