Binay camp: Only Danding can declare NPC endorsement of Poe
MANILA, Philippines – Until party founder Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco Jr himself says it, the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay will not believe that the Nationalist People's Coalition is fully backing the presidential bid of Senator Grace Poe.
Mon Ilagan, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) spokesman, made the statement in an interview with radio dzNL in La Union on Saturday, March 12, when asked about the NPC's endorsement of Poe announced by party leaders nearly two weeks ago.
"Alam mo ang stand namin diyan hangga't hindi pa rin namin nadidinig si former ambassador Danding Cojuangco, hindi pa rin kami naniniwala na itong si Senator Grace Poe ay solid NPC na susuportahan," Ilagan said.
(You know, our stand there is until we hear former ambassador Danding Cojuangco [say it himself], we still won't believe that Senator Grace Poe has the solid support of the NPC.)"
On February 29, prior to the Supreme Court decision allowing Poe to run for president, the NPC announced its support for Poe and her running mate, Senator Francis Escudero, a former member. At the time, Poe already enjoyed the support of 90% of the members, a party official said.
Ilagan said many NPC members are rallying behind Binay, which proved that the Poe-Escudero tandem does not enjoy the NPC's "solid" support. – Rappler.com
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