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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Loren Legarda for Vice President: Tandems with Manny Villar in Philippine Election 2010

Loren Legarda will run for Vice President. She will tandem with Manny Villar, as announced by Villar himself which was held at a press briefing yesterday held at his residence along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City.

The Nacionalista Party standard bearer said his choice of Legarda, a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC), was not motivated by politics "but by a common vision for the country."

"Mga kababayan, karangalan kong ipakilala sa inyo ang bagong magtatanggol sa mahihirap at magtatangol sa kalikasan, si Senator Loren Legarda," Villar said.

(My countrymen, it is my honor to introduce to you a candidate who will work for the poor and the environment, Senator Loren Legarda.)

Legarda, wearing her signature white polo and jeans, took the opportunity to formally declare her vice presidential bid in next year's elections.

"Today I officially declare my candidacy as vice president in the May 2010 elections. I am running in tandem with the Nacionalista Party's Senator Manny Villar as presidential standard bearer," Loren Legarda said in her acceptance speech.

Exactly a year ago, Sen. Manny Villar Jr. resigned as Senate president amid rumors that his colleagues were intending to oust him. After he resigned, 14 of his colleagues voted to install Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile to the position. Loren Legarda was among the senators who voted for Enrile.

In the impeachment trial against former President Joseph Estrada in the Senate in January 2001, Legarda was among those in favor of opening the controversial “second envelope" containing supposed evidence that former President Estrada held a secret P3.3 billion bank account under the name “Jose Velarde."

However, in 2004, Legarda shifted her loyalty to the opposition and became the running mate of actor Fernando Poe Jr. in the national elections. The tandem lost to administration bets President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and then Senator Noli de Castro.

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cv said...

Loren is who we need for our country to be better, please support her for us to have a better future
Loren Legarda

Franco said...

A tandem to beat. This is surely the reason why they have become everybody's target for black propaganda.But then, they have surpass anybody's expectation... so the will surely be the biggest threat.