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NP’s Manny Villar Teams Up With NPC’s Loren Legarda (Updated)

November 2, 2009

VILLAR-LEGARDA TICKET MONTAGE

It’s going to be a Villar-Legarda tandem in next year’s elections with the Nacionalista Party forging a tactical alliance with the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Multiple sources confirmed this information to At Midfield this afternoon, with the ticket’s announcement “now being readied with include a proclamation gathering to list the full senatorial slate of the NP-NPC combine.”

My sources said “the event planners of NP standard bearer  Villar want to properly project the ticket as the alternative choice of voters against the perceived front-running tandem of SENATORS Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas.”

“NPC’s decision to finally link up with the NP was forced upon it by the surprise break-away last week of Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero that left the NPC without a viable presidential standard bearer,” my sources explained.

Another source meanwhile said it had long been known that Sen. Legarda “was actively exploring talks to team up with either Sen. Villar and even Lakas-KAMPI-CMD standard bearer Gilbert Teodoro while insisting she was committed to pair with Sen. Escudero.”

“Her machinations have now borne fruit with Ms. Legarda fully shedding her posturing as being part of the political opposition against the highly unpopular Arroyo regime,” my sources told me.

“The Villar-Legarda ticket also shows Legarda’s party, the NPC of tycoon Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco revealing its true stripes as a traditional political party imbued not with a reformist agenda but one of ready accommodation with whomsoever protects its politically-sensitive business concerns.”

Party ‘power politics’, and the politics of compromise, that’s all this is, with the ugly underpinning of politics of convenience.

Money, money, money.

NP VILLAR LEGARDA NPC TIEUP

Postscript:

ABS-CBN’s Ricly Carandang last night filed a report on TV Patrol on the impending announcement by Sen. Villar of his “selected” running mate.

The report had the Nacionalista Party president and standard bearer giving only broad hints:

1st Update:

From veteran journalist Ellen Toredesillas comes this schedule update:

The Villar announcement will be on Nov. 23, not 19th.

19th will be Lakas-Kampi at PICC and Erap’s PMP at the San Juan arena.

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  1. November 17, 2009 4:29 pm

    source: http://www.senate.gov.ph

    Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on Presidential Election
    (Kaugnay po ng naging paliwanag at pahayag kahapon ni Sen. Manny Villar na kailangan ang P1 billion para tumakbo sa presidential election)

    “Nakakalungkot ung nabasa ko sa dyaryo noong Martes. Sabi ni Sen. Manny Villar na kung wala ka raw P1 billion, huwag mo ng ituloy ang balak mo bilang pangulo.

    Talagang nakalulungkot at nakakatakot ang ganitong pahayag. Ang mensahe po kase ng sinasabi natin dito ay simple.

    Ibig ba n’yang sabihin, kung wala kang pera ay huwag ka ng mangarap na makapaglingkod bilang pangulo sa ating bansa? Nakalulungkot pong isipin na paliliitin natin ang usapin ng paglilingkod sa bayan sa isyu ng pera. Pera-pera na lang ba ang eleksyon? Talaga bang ang tingin nya sa taong bayan ay mukhang pera? Pwera na ba ang pagmamahal sa bayan? Pwera na ba yung uri ng leadership na ibibigay mo? Pwera na ba yung vision para sa kinabukasan ng ating bansa? Basta may pera pwera na ba ang lahat?

    Hindi naman po siguro ganoon dahil ang mahalaga ay compassion, ang mahalaga ay passion to serve, ang mahalaga ay may plataporma at vision para sa ating matagal nang naghihirap na mga kababayan.

    Totoo, maraming mga gastusin kung ikaw ay mangangampanya. Katunayan dito makikita ang tunay na suporta ng mga taong naniniwala sa vision, sa iyong pangarap at plano sa ating bansa. Sila mismo ang magtitipon-tipon, magko-kontribusyon para tumulong sa iyo na maipamahagi ang iyong mensahe sa ating mga botante.

    Sabi rin niya (Sen. Manny Villar), “they say there is one golden rule. He who has the gold rules.” Kung tatagalugin po natin upang mas malinaw, “sabi nila isa lang ang golden rule o ginintuang batas. Kung sino ang may ginto, sya ang mamumuno.” Kapag ganito ang sistema wala na tayong pinagkaiba sa isang gang. Kung sino ang may pera, sya ang magdidikta ng lahat. Walang pwedeng kumuwestyon sa kanyang lider dahil lahat ng mga kasapi ng kanyang gang ay hayok sa ipinamamahagi nya. Iniiwasan ko pong direktang pumuna sa mga kapwa nating politiko dahil tiyak na babalikan at sasabihing namumilitika lang. Pero ito ay hindi ko kayang palagpasin dahil ito ay insulto sa taong bayan na pera lang daw ang katapat ng desisyon ng bawat Pilipino, ng kanilang karapatang pumili ng kanilang pinuno.Kung makikita natin ang uri ng mga reaksyon ng tao sa kanyang pahayag ay mararamdaman natin ang galit ng taumbayan sa isyung ito.”

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