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El Shaddai backs Binay

The radio station of El Shaddai, DWXI 1314, yesterday announced the endorsement of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay as its candidate for president.

DWXI reported that according to an internal survey among El Shaddai members, the choice of Binay was almost unanimous.

It reported, “For president, ayon sa binoto ng nakararami sa ating internal survey, for president – No. 1 si Jojo Binay. ‘Yan po ang number niya.”

DWXI hosts Bro. Raffy de los Reyes and Rey Vargas affirmed that the congregation’s choice was supported by El Shaddai leader Bro Mike Velarde. “Sa bawat consultation, ang lumabas ay ang pangalang Jojo Binay. Nirerespeto at sinusuportahan ng ating punong lingkod ang pinili ng nakararami.”

The Vice President expressed his gratitude to the members of El Shaddai. “I am grateful and humbled by the endorsement of the members of El Shaddai and to Bro. Mike Velarde for giving me the opportunity to speak before his congregation,” Binay said.

GRACE POE
Believing that she “did her best” to reach out to the voting public, Binay’s opponent Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday that she is at peace and is ready to accept the results of the May 9 polls.

The independent presidential bet said she is leaving her fate to the 54 million registered voters.

“Mapayapa na ako e. Kasi, alam mo, ang laban na ito ay hindi naman – sabi ko – hindi para sa aking sarili.

Naihahayag ko ang mga isyu sa ating mga kababayan. Ipinaglaban ko sila maski man lang para sa aking plataporma. Pero sa huli sila naman ang magdedesisyon. Kaya kung ano man ang desisyon na ‘yan, handa na akong tanggapin,” Poe said in a rally in Pandi, Bulacan yesterday.

MIRIAM SANTIAGO
Presidential aspirant Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said yesterday that the next administration should pursue the filing of graft and corruption charges against President Aquino and other government officials responsible for the misuse of the Disbursement Acceleration Program and the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

Should she win the May 9 elections, Miriam said she would go after the “big fishes” and more importantly “crooks in well-tailored suits who are all around us” in pursuing her campaign against corruption.

“Oh yes, it should be part of the continuing effort because corruption is so embedded in our bureaucracy. You cannot get rid of it in a month or six months. That’s talking through your hat,” Miriam said.

Meanwhile, Malacañang yesterday denied accusations by Sen. Alan Peter S. Cayetano that it is behind the television advertisement discrediting his running mate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte.

The TV advertisement featured children questioning the capability of Duterte to lead the country.

“Walang katotohanan at walang konkretong batayan ang alegasyon ni Sen. Cayetano,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said.

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