POLS RULE OUT 12-0
TEAM PNOY STILL HOPES FOR A SWEEP
THE Aquino-led Team PNoy has expressed high hopes that it will be able to achieve its goal of 12-0 sweep even as two religious blocs as well as some local overlords say it is impossible to achieve, citing the cases of Bicol and Pangasinan, two vote-rich areas.
“We are confi dent that we would be able to convince the people that Team PNoy is the right team to put in the Senate because they will be the one to push the reforms that the President has started and were fi nished before his term is over. We must have a majority supportive of the President’s agenda. We are not denying that and that is essential for governance,” Team PNoy campaign manager, Senator Franklin Drilon said.
Drilon said it was President Aquino himself who gave the marching order to work hard for the 12-0 sweep, and so he was also present in most of the political rallies and sorties of the Team PNoy.
“Remember, the President is our political leader so he has the right, the responsibility to campaign with them because they have government programs and these are the candidates who will help his own programs,” Drilon earlier said.
The administration coalition on Friday ended its national campaign as it held its miting de avance at at the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City and attended by an estimated 10,000 crowd.
President Aquino led the event with the 12 senatorial candidates of Team PNoy and local leaders headed by reelectionist Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and his runningmate Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte are both members of the ruling LP, the political party of Mr. Aquino and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte.
But one of the key leaders of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance took a swipe at the Team PNoy’s 12-0 sweep pronouncement. “They say no one from UNA will win, that is alarming,” Binay in his speech during the United Nationalist Alliance’s miting de avance in Moriones, Tondo.
Some local leaders allied with the Liberal Party have doubted the 12-0 goal of the administration coalition for its senatorial candidates.
Albay Gov Joey Salceda said he is committed to support two UNA bets— JV Ejercito and Juan Miguel Zubiri. Salceda was quick to say though that he would vote for Binay.
“At this ripe stage of the campaign and all the surveys showing
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