As Expected, the Binay Camp has started its Smear Campaign against Grace Poe

As Expected, the Binay Camp
has Started its Smear Campaign Against Grace Poe
ni Apolinario Villalobos

This early, the color of VP Binay as a “trapo” (traditional politician) can be clearly discerned. He is gravely disappointed due to the signing of Grace Poe in the recommendation, that plunder be filed against him and his son, Junjun, the current mayor of Makati City. His feelings are aggravated by Poe’s plan to run for president.

The camp of the Binays erred in using against Grace, the issues on her being an adopted, dual citizenship, and lack of residency. All the accusations are practically ineffectual. Ever since she was a student, Grace already that knew that she is not a biological daughter of Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr. She is even sharing with much pleasure, the story on how she was adopted. The issue on her dual citizenship has long been resolved, as her American citizenship has already been revoked. And her lack of residency has, likewise, been answered.

The camp of Binay has been committing blunders in its strategies, the reason why it failed in its effort to cover up the piling of cases resulting to the plunder case filed against him and his son, Junjun.

Good thing that Grace boldly issued a statement that she does not mind the accusations against her, unlike the plunder case being filed against “somebody”. Many are saying that in the issue of presidency, Grace is an “underdog”, unlike the other party who is definitely a “dog”. The penchant of the Filipinos for melodrama made them love underdogs.

Tulad ng Inaasahan, sinisiraan na ng Kampo ni Binay si Grace Poe

Tulad ng Inaasahan
Sinisiraan na ng Kampo ni Binay si Grace Poe
ni Apolinario Villalobos

Sa ganito kaaga, napapaghalata na ang pagka-trapo ni VP Binay. Dahil sa pagkadismaya sa pagpirma ni Grace Poe sa rekomendasyon upang imbestigahan na siya korte pati ang kanyang junior na anak, lalo na dahil sa ugung-ugong na tatakbo pa ito sa pagka-presidente, mga personal na bagay na kinakalkal ng kampo niya.

Ang mali ng kampo ni Binay, ginamit pa ang isyu sa pagiging adopted ni Grace, dual citizenship, at kawalan ng residency, kaya hindi daw ito kwalipikadong tumakbo sa pagka-presidente. Puro palpak ang mga isyu laban kay Grace. Noon pa mang estudyante si Grace, alam na nitong ampon lang siya at ikinuwento pa nga niya kung paano nangyari ito. Ang dual citizenship ay matagal na ring nasagot ni Grace na nawalan ng bisa ang kanyang American citizenship. Ang sa residency issue naman, history na rin ito dahil matagal na ring nasagot.

Kaya kinakasuhan ang mga Binay sa mga ginawang pagnanakaw ay puro mali ang mga stretehiya ng kampo niya. Nagmumukha tuloy silang timawang nakatalungko sa kangkungan.

Mabuti naman at sumagot si Grace na nagsabing okey lang ang mga binabato sa kanya, kaysa naman sa kasong plunder – pagnanakaw.

Sa isyu ng pagtakbo sa presidency, si Grace ay ang tinatawag na “underdog” o inaapi, pero sabi ng marami, si Binay naman ay “dog” daw. Mahal ng mga Pilipino ang mga inaapi dahil sa pagkagusto ng mga Pilipino sa mga ma-dramang kwento.

Will the Filipinos be driven by Despair and Vote for Grace Poe as President of the Philippines?

Will the Filipinos be driven by Despair and Vote for Grace Poe
as President of the Philippines?
By Apolinario Villalobos

For the coming 2016 election, will Grace Poe serve as a floating log, a savior, for the desperate Filipinos who are perpetually left with no choice every time such political process is held, but just left to choose between the devil and deep blue sea?

When she ran for senator, she got an overwhelming number of votes, much more than what Noynoy Aquino who was vying for the presidency got. She had inadequate machinery, being a neophyte in the field, yet she was able to earn the confidence of the voting populace. The election returns that propelled Poe to Senate showed that, somehow, she had an awesome following that used its wise judgment.

The craftiness in Pnoy Aquino saw the glitter of opportunity in the person of Poe and tried his best to establish a connection by offering an option via his Liberal Party. This early, the poor senator could be confused considering that she also vowed during her senatorial campaign not to run for a higher position, plus her own admission of financial inadequacy and freshness in the field of politics. If Poe bites the bait being dangled by Aquino, however, she will be indebted to him and the Liberal Party, endangering the plan of the opposition to file charges against him (Aquino) and other Liberal Party members for committed grafts.

The situation before was much different from today, because before, even Pnoy was presumed to become a reliable president, that is why the Filipinos voted for him, but of late, he proved to be just the opposite. The coming presidential race presents a wary picture because Jejomar Binay the most interested party, has standing lawsuits for graft and corruption, and the rest of the interested ones are either viewed as having limp personality or soiled with dishonesty, too.

Perhaps, this early, what Poe can do first is decide to run as an independent candidate so that the voters will be guided accordingly as regards the support that she would need. As she presents an image that exudes with neutrality, she could seek the help of sitting lawmakers later on for support, especially, if during the campaign days, she will bring out her real agenda which will surely suit everyone. She should make use of her “clean image” advantage to the fullest, if only for the memory of her father whom she adored very much, in case she decides finally to run for president.