Villar says he's vindicated from 'Villaroyo' tag by Salceda’s decision to leave Lakas

April 14, 2010 10:34 pm 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 14 – With the decision of Lakas stalwart Albay Governor Joey Salceda to transfer to the Liberal Party camp, Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar said on Wednesday that he felt vindicated from the "Villarroyo" tag by his opponents from LP.

”I look at it in a positive way because it proves that the black propaganda that President (Gloria Macapagal) Arroyo has ordered the local to transfer to NP is not true,” Villar said in a media interview.

Villar said the move of Salceda has no impact on the NP since there are also big names in the local levels who have transferred to the Nacionalista camp.

”It has no impact because these transfer and defections are really expected specially when the election is drawing near,” Villar explained.

Villar described Salceda’s move as the best proof that if there is suspicion of alliance, it should be between President Arroyo and Liberal Party standard-bearer Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

Meanwhile, Villar’s running mate Loren Legarda admitted that she was shocked by Salceda’s decision specially that she was endorsed by the presidential adviser on economic affairs during the recent NP campaign sortie in Camarines Sur.

”I was shocked but I’m confident that Gov. Salceda will be true to his endorsement he gave to me,” Legarda said.

Legarda said she has yet to talk with the governor of Albay who is still in official trip abroad.

Villar is being accused by the Liberal Party of having a "secret" agreement with the First Family, which the NP bet repeatedly denied.

The NP tandem took different routes in wooing voters from Metro Manila with Villar gracing the 45th Commencement Exercises of the Perpetual Help College of Manila at the Philippine International Convention Center and Legarda visiting her Lingkod Loren medical mission in the Smokey Mountain in Tondo.

Aside from gracing her Lingkod Loren that offered medical check up and medicines and free haircut and eyeglasses, Legarda also met with the various barangay health workers in Metro Manila.

”I want to help our barangay health workers by giving them supplemental livelihood because their P1,000 monthly allowance is not enough,” Legarda said.

If elected vice president, Legarda said she would set aside funds for skills training of the barangay health workers and provide them with Philhealth coverage.

Villar and Legarda will also campaign separately on Thursday with the NP president heading to Marawi City and Legarda to La Union. (PNA) LAP/jfm

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3 Responses to “Villar says he's vindicated from 'Villaroyo' tag by Salceda’s decision to leave Lakas”

  1. Luz on April 15th, 2010 11:37 pm

    We will vote for GIBO kase hindi sya “trapo.” Sobrang dumi ng campaign strategy nung mga atat at feeling presidente na nalulunod na sa surveys na binayaran nila. Utak dapat ang gagamitin in choosing our next president.. Dapat lang na ipagkatiwala ang ating boto sa magaling ang utak at hindi sa me topak ang utak at lalong hindi sa nagpapanggap na mahirap. Siguragong “krisis” ang aabutin ng ating bansa pag nagkataon dahil itutuloy ng kamag-anak incorporated hindi ang laban kundi ang pagpapayaman…at yung isa naman na nagpapanggap na mahirap at nangangamkam ng lupa ng mahirap, magbabawi sa bilyon bilyong ginastos sa political ad.

    Wag nyo kaming gawing “tanga” mga “trapos” at balimbing na “walang palabra de honor” … “bulok” ang style nyo. Kaya nyo gustong maluklok na presidente ang me topak ang utak kase para madaling nyong lokohin at madiktahan at mabigyan nyo ng pabor ang mga pansariling interest nyo.

    Sayo naman na nagpapanggap na mahirap… kung taos sa puso mo ang sinasabi mong tatapusin mo ang kahirapan ng bansa, bakit di mo umpisahan ngayon pa lang….instead na ginagastos mo ang billions mo sa political ad at campaign mo, bakit hindi mo na lang ipamudmod sa totoong mahirap na kababayan naten ang bilyones mo. Kailangan pang mag presidente ka para tulungan mo ang mahihirap??? Imposible na wala kang hidden agenda tulad ng me mga topak dyan. kawawa ang tunay na mahirap pag kayo ang presidente.

    Just imagine kung yung me topak at nagpapanggap na mahirap ang maluklok sa pwesto…. 6 years silang magbabatuhan ng putik kase yon lang ang “credentials at expertise nila.” Bahala na si Batman sa problema ng Pilipinas??

    TO ALL THINKING VOTERS: , please use your head and think well kung kanino nyo ipagkakatiwala ang mga boto nyo. Ingat kayo sa sobra-sobrang “sales talk” ng mga traditional politicians na yan na halos idikta sa inyo na sila ang iboto nyo dahil sila ang mag-aahon sa kahirapan ng bansa at sila ang susugpo sa corruption… kung papano nila gagawin at iso-solve yon? HINDI NILA BINABANGGIT DAHIL WALA NAMAN SILANG PLATAFORMA NA NILALATAG SA TAO…. puro PUTIK kase ang lumalabas sa bibig nila….Pano naten ipagkakatiwala sa kanila ang boto naten kung “BULOK NA PUTIK” ang laman ng bibig at utak nila…..MAY GOD GUIDE US IN CHOOSING OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!

  2. ticklink.com on April 19th, 2010 11:22 pm

    LP’s “Villaroyo” is concoction….

    The “Villaroyo” spin nevertheless does not have content or real point of view, other than for innuendoes and news dished out by the Liberal Party in its black propaganda-packed statements….

  3. pligg.com on April 19th, 2010 11:31 pm

    Liberal Party “Villaroyo” is trick….

    The “Villaroyo” spin nonetheless lacks material or concrete basis, other than for innuendoes and gossip dished out by the Liberal Party in its black propaganda-filled statement….