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Strange bedfellows Written by Tribune Editorial

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Strange bedfellows

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The alliance between the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nacionalista Party (NP) leaves a bad taste in the mouth, knowing that Noynoy and rival Manuel Villar in the 2010 presidential campaign period threw at each other all the dirt and muck possible.

Villar, through the instigation of now some of the staunchest allies of Noynoy, faced an ethics investigation in the Senate over the C-5 extension controversy and he was accused of inserting a double entry in the budget for the project that gave him both kickbacks and windfall profits from the increased valuation of his properties found around the government-paid development.

Several other more bitter accusations were thrown by the LP, specifically against Villar, to the extent of even calling him Villarroyo for supposedly being the secret candidate of Gloria in the 2010 elections. Noynoy, then a senator, was part of that band of accusers against Villar..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/commentary/editorial/item/1220-strange-bedfellows

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