NOTE: This post came from tribune.net.ph and rodlle.com. Nakakalungkot isipin na corrupt ang judicial system ng Pilipinas. But don’t you worry, pag naging presidente si Mayor Duterte, magkakaroon na ng malaking pagbabago sa ating bansang Pilipinas. So help us GOD.
President Aquino’s fingerprint is all over the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that granted Sen. Grace Poe’s eligibility to run for the presidency, what with the high court going against the Constitution which it is mandated to protect and defend. By now, a Liberal Party (LP) ally indicated that it has been made only too clear that Aquino’s presidential candidate is not his anointed, former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas, but Sen. Grace Poe.
AQUINO PRESSURE THE JUSTICES
It has been reported much earlier that that Aquino has been pressuring the justices to ensure the eligibility of Poe as a presidential candidate, while a big businessman was said to have been tapped by Aquino to operate on the justices, both appointees of Aquino and appointees of former President Gloria Arroyo.
With the Supreme Court finally ruling on the disqualification case lodged against Poe despite “glaring constitutional infirmities, a staunch supporter of LP standard bearer Mar Roxas said it is time the administration bet throws in the towel and quits the presidential race.
“It’s very obvious the Palace was working for another candidate,” said the Roxas supporter who requested anonymity.
THE SECRET CANDIDATE
The Tribune had reported earlier that Poe was the “secret candidate” of Aquino, even as this was debunked, although accurate. A reliable Tribune source said that Aquino waited through many surveys for Roxas to rise in the pre-poll surveys and finally gave up on Roxas when it was clear to him that Mar had no chance of winning against Vice President Jojo Binay.
“Survey after survey, Mar’s numbers were down. Now even (Rodrigo) Duterte has overtaken Mar. There was no choice but to dump Mar and the LPs. At least he knows that under a Poe presidency, he will be protected from charges. But he also knows that some of his Cabinet members will surely be charged, but at this point, Noynoy does not care. He is after his own protection now,” the source stressed.
The ally of Roxas said: “The Supreme Court decision has the Palace fingerprints all over it.” The source said Roxas should have seen the SC decision coming.
“It has become very obvious that the Palace is playing footsies with Poe. She was invited to the birthday celebration of the President and a few days later, Senator Poe was already saying she would appoint President Aquino as her anti-corruption czar and a ambassador for foreign affairs if she wins the presidential election,” the source said.
MAR WAS ASKED TO QUIT THE RACE
“And to make matters worse for Secretary Mar, instead of getting support from the administration, he was even asked to quit the race on the very day of his kick-off rally,” the source said.
According to the source, Roxas was fuming mad regarding the low turnout in his proclamation rally in Capiz last February 9. Roxas, the source said, was berating everyone why only 7,000 people showed up for his rally when Capiz was supposed to be the administration bailiwick.
At that juncture, Senate President Franklin Drilon reportedly told Roxas to just quit as there was no way he could win in the May 9 polls.
Drilon’s advice allegedly further infuriated Roxas and his mother, Judy Araneta- Roxas prompting everyone including Aquino and Drilon to leave for Iloilo on their own rather than participate in the motorcade en route to the next leg of the sortie.
In the SC decision yesterday, the source said the crucial vote was cast by newly-appointed Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.
“In the SC voting, tradition has it that the most junior justice will cast the first vote and that is no other than Caguioa, who happens to be the President’s classmate,” said the source.
“By voting to allow Senator Poe to run, Caguioa had set the tone for the voting as if giving a marching order coming directly from the President,” the source said.
Aside from the alleged marching order from Aquino, sweetening the deal was the supposed “incentive” coming from a businessman which the Tribune reported last February 12.
“Secretary Roxas should sit down, rethink his position and regroup,” said the source.
“But the best move he could do is to quit the race. The most painful part is that he was betrayed by someone whom he had considered a friend,” said the source.
BINAY AND DUTERTE REACTION
Meanwhile, the camp of Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay shrugged off the effect of the SC decision on the candidacy of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard bearer.
“The Supreme Court decision has no bearing on our campaign,” said Binay’s campaign spokesman lawyer Rico Quicho.
“This election is not about who the opponents are but who is the most prepared to address the problem of poverty. Vice President Binay is that candidate,” he stressed.
Duterte in a statement said: “Good luck to Sen. Grace Poe. I wish her the best.” This in reaction to the 9-6 ruling of the Supreme Court allowing Poe to run for president in the elections.
In a statement, Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel said yesterday that he was surprised by the decision of the Supreme Court overturning the disqualification case against Poe but was nevertheless happy for her as she is a friend.
“May the best person win on May 9,” the senator said. Pimentel, who is the president of the PDP Laban which has fielded Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its standard bearer in the May 9 general elections, said the high tribunal’s decision has no effect at all on Duterte’s campaign.
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