Poe vs Binay, Espina resigns, Pacquiao training | The wRap
Today on Rappler:
- Senator Grace Poe in a statistical tie with Vice President Binay in a survey on who should succeed President Aquino.
- PNP officer in charge Leonardo Espina resigns.
- Manny Pacquiao says his killer instinct is back.
Who should succeed President Benigno Aquino?
A new Social Weather Stations or SWS survey shows Vice President Jejomar Binay and neophyte Senator Grace Poe are statistically tied at first place.
The SWS asks survey respondents to list 3 names of people who can best succeed President Benigno Aquino.
The survey - exclusively published in Business World - shows 36 percent choose Binay to succeed Aquino 31 percent choose Poe.
It's a statistical tie, given the survey's plus 3 minus 3 points error margin.
15 percent choose Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte – a 10-point surge from his 5% in December.
In March, a survey from Pulse Asia also showed Duterte was the third presidential preference.
Philippine National Police or PNP officer in charge Leonardo Espina resigns from his post ahead of his retirement.
3 high-ranking officials from the PNP say Espina handed President Benigno Aquino his resignation letter last March.
Another official says Espina’s move gives Aquino a free hand in choosing a permanent PNP chief to replace resigned PNP boss Alan Purisima.
Rappler asked Espina about his resignation Tuesday, but he dodged the question.
Espina continues to head the PNP as it struggles through its biggest crisis to date.
A police-led operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao claimed the lives of 67, including 5 civilians, 18 Muslim rebels, and 44 policemen.
Makati Mayor Junjun Binay asks the Court of Appeals or CA to cite Senator Antonio Trillanes in contempt.
Trillanes claims the Binay family paid off Court of Appeals justices to issue a decision in their favor.
Binay calls Trillanes' accusation "malicious and baseless."
On Monday, Trillanes accused CA Justices Jose Reyes and Francisco Acosta of receiving bribes amounting to P50 million or $1.12 million to issue a temporary restraining order against the preventive suspension of the Makati mayor.
The CA denies Trillanes' allegations, calling his claims "baseless" and a form of harassment.
From her own quarters at Camp Bagong Diwa, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles moves to a prison for women.
A Makati court ordered Napoles' transfer after she was found guilty of illegally detaining former employee Benhur Luy.
She was sentenced to life in prison.
Still pending in court are plunder charges for siphoning off public funds from lawmakers in exchange for kickbacks.
Confident Pacquiao says his killer instinct is back.
Manny Pacquiao keeps his promise to come early for his public workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in LA.
Unlike his rival Floyd Mayweather, Jr. who started his public training two hours behind schedule.
Pacquiao is confident he can beat Mayweather when they clash on May 2.
But he spends an hour and a half giving interviews to the media before hitting the mitts with Coach Freddie Roach for a surprisingly short three minutes.
MICHAEL KONCZ, PACQUIAO ADVISER: This is the first time in ten years that I’ve been with Manny that I have seen him watch video tapes of a fight. He’s never watched tape before. He usually adjusts in the ring or listens to Freddie.
Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz says Pacquiao is highly motivated to beat Mayweather and is already in top form.
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