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Crising rains on Team PNoy's parade

Carmela Fonbuena
Posted on 02/19/2013 5:15 PM  | Updated 02/28/2013 1:48 PM

CEBU, Philippines (UPDATED) - Typhoon Crising rained on Team PNoy's campaign rally on Tuesday, February 19.

Nasty weather prevented President Benigno Aquino III from attending the scheduled rally in Dumaguete, but he was able to proceed to Talisay City in this vote-rich province. In Dumaguete, the Team PNoy motorcade proceeded but the coalition had to cancel its scheduled stops due to bad weather.

Only 6 of the Team PNoy senatorial candidates were present in Cebu -- former Senator Jamby Madrigal, presidential cousin Bam Aquino, former censors chief Grace Poe, former Akbayan Rep Risa Hontiveros, former Sen Jun Magsaysay, and Sen Aquilino Pimentel III.

Rappler spotted re-electionist Sen Alan Peter Cayetano at the Waterfront hotel but he has yet to appear on stage as of this story's posting.

Other candidates sent their representatives. Sen Loren Legarda sent her son Lean. Aurora Rep Sonny Angara sent his wife Tootsy. Former Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar sent her son Rep Mark Villar. And Sen Antonio Trillanes IV sent Magdalo officer Ashley Acedillo.

In Talisay City, the local Liberal Party had to move the venue of the campaign rally. It was supposed to be held at the open grounds located across the street from Talisay City Hall. They moved it to the Tabunoc Gym, a smaller but covered venue.

From Cebu, Team PNoy will proceed to Iloilo on Wednesday afternoon, February 20, and Negros Occidential on Friday, February 22. - Rappler.com


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