Sunday, January 10, 2016

JUICY POLITICAL TIDBITS IN THE PHILIPPINES TODAY

Vice Presidentiable's campaign team getting ready for the flak

The communications team of this vice presidentiable is getting ready for more flak. They are anticipating an attack against their candidate who remains very strong grassroots based and is poised to get the top survey spot soon if his opponent does not do anything "drastic." What I mean here is an operation to undermine whatever political gains this vice presidentiable has generated for the last few months. The thing is seems like the political winds are simply going gainst the way of this candidate. For one, it is just months away from EDSA30, and obviously, the very sins of the candidate's family will again be exposed to the public. There is now a conscious movement by several people to remind voters about the time when this country was plunged to the darkest depths of someone's megalomania and the record-shattering acts of this family which created the pitiful condition of the country today.

Spouse of vice presidentiable at war with mother in law

As the campaign heats up, the spouse of this candidate did the unthinkable and made war against her mother-in-law. Mother-in-law is the source of the candidate's funds, funds kept in several secret bank accounts abroad and being funneled to several offshore and legitimate business enterprises. Mother in law wants her eldest daughter to personally manage and run the campaign. However, it seems that the eldest daughter is messing things up for the candidate. If the candidate loses this time, he/she will encounter rough sailing for the presidency by 2022. The fact is--this candidate will even be scratched off from the list containing names of those with very high chances of getting the top plum by then.

And what was the cause of the acrimony? You guessed it---power.

Opponents of presidentiable surprised by candidate's survivability

Opponents of this top rating candidate is surprised when Nielsen showed the numbers--this candidate was able to spend half a billion pesos worth of ads for his campaign, and to think that it is still not yet election period.

Meaning, the candidate is still awash with electoral funds that he just do his thing in silence, yet his campaign run is described as a highly effective one. One of this opponents had a pack with another presidentiable. This politician who figures at the bottom cellar of every single survey out there, wants to unleash hell but it seems that even if he does that, it would not amount to anything.

The candidate is extremely crafty and innovative.

All indications point to a well-oiled political machine, ready to fight tit-for-tat with any major political candidate.

Tobacco magnate bankrolling campaign of tough talking presidentiable

Sources swear that Lucio Tan, the country's tobacco magnate, is bankrolling the candidacy of Davao mayor Rody Duterte. In the past, the Tan camp is known to spread the gravy equally amongs the contenders but this time, like how the Zamora brothers did for Grace Poe, Tan is now betting on Duterte.

The reason is simple--Tan got a nasty beating from the Aquino administration since day one. The administration has not been very kind with the Filipino-Chinese business magnate, that explains why his net worth has just inched a few notches compared with several Taipans close to the Powers-that-be. There are also rumours that Manny Villar has also entered into the picture, funneling his support thru the Cayetano camp. Cayetano has been forthwith--he is getting support from his party, the Nacionalista, which is being run by the Villars. I heard that even his counterpart, vice presidentiable Bongbong Marcos Jr. is getting some support from the Villars.

Kudos to my friend, Vince, for brokering the deal between Duterte and Cayetano. Vince, who once served as undersecretary for Ronald Llamas, is probably smiling broadly now.


So now, this is now an update on who are supporting the candidacies of these presidentiables. Let's start.

  • The Peninsulares block composed of the Ayala-Zobels-Aranetas are behind Mar Roxas along with their amigas and amigos. 
  • The Chinese taipans with two (2) Peninsulares groups composed of Ang-Cojuangco, Ricky Razon, Inigo Zobel and Manny Villar supporting Grace Poe/Chiz Escudero.
  • Filipino-Chinese businessmen supporting Vice president Jejomar Binay's campaign run. No indication of outside support from alleged Indonesian super rich family.
  • Tobacco magnate Lucio Tan, several former Ramos financiers and Filipino-Chinese businessmen backing Davao mayor Rody Duterte.
  • Small group of contractors c/o husband of Miriam Defensor-Santiago bankrolling her candidacy with support from the Marcoses. 

And how much money they are fighting for, even ready to die for? 3 TRILLION PESOS, WITH ONE TRILLION PESOS TO BE SPENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS OF WHICH ALL OF THESE SCUMBAGS ARE INVOLVED AS BIDDERS.

DON'T WONDER WHY THIS ELECTION CONTEST IS NOT JUST POLITICAL--IT HAS TURNED PERSONAL. 

THE BIDS ARE OUT.

BY THE WAY, THERE ARE RUMORS OUT THERE THAT THE POWERS-THAT-BE HAVE DECIDED TO ALLOW GRACE POE'S NAME IN THE OFFICIAL BALLOT. 

POE-LLAMANZARES' NAME WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE OFFICIAL BALLOT. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE CATCH---POE-LLAMANZARES WILL BE EVENTUALLY DISQUALIFIED WEEKS BEFORE THE MAY 9 ELECTIONS.

THE AIM? TO DISFRANCHISE MILLIONS AND EQUAL THE STANDING OF VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR BINAY AND PROVIDE A RUSE TO JUSTIFY EVENTUAL WINNER--MAR ROXAS.