Chances are JV Ejercito has withdrawn from the Senate race to defend the Estrada’s bailiwick of San Juan. The reason he’s given, though, might put pressure on Koko Pimentel, but probably not.
One paper reports Joker Arroyo and Ralph Recto have signed on to the President’s pet party. Other papers aren’t so sure. Oh well. So much for the “third force”!
Alhough Binay is saying the right things,
“The opposition candidates are firm in the commitment to defend the independence of the Senate, fight for the Constitution, stop political killings and work for an equitable economic growth,” said Binay.
The Inquirer editorial warns of hidden agendas for the administration and opposition candidates. Tough questions concerning the prominence of the NPC in the administration, most of all.
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