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Albay Gov. Salceda dumps Roxas for Poe

After several months of speculations even within the Liberal Party (LP), now it is official that Albay Governor Joey Salceda will be dumping Mar Roxas in favor of Senator Grace Poe.

“I am Gov. Salceda and my President is Grace Poe,” said Salceda in a statement posted in his Facebook account on Friday night (April 22, 2016).

Salceda’s decision finally ended the long speculations that he is no longer in good terms with LP officials even when Roxas and his running-mate Leni Robredo visited the province early this year.

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda (MB file photo)

Sources said Salceda himself had shown some indications that he is no longer happy with the LP during the visit of Roxas and Robredo in Albay last February.

In supporting Poe, Salceda explained in his opening statement that what he wants for a president is the one who has a plan and a heart for ordinary Filipinos.

“She shares our values of authentic humanism, shares our goals of countryside development and national competitiveness and certainly her compassion will ensure that the impact will be shared by all,” said Salceda.

“For the good of Albay, for the good of all Albayanos, and for the future of my country, it is my duty to join ang Gobyernong may Puso,” he added.

Salceda also said that he will be informing the Commission on Elections that he will be leaving LP and run for congressman at the 2nd District of Albay as an independent candidate.

Local allies of the Liberal Party in Albay have downplayed the decision of Salceda to abandon the ruling party in favor of Poe.

Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said Salceda was alone in his decision to shift his political affiliation anew, saying local officials under his congressional district remain supportive of Mar Roxas.

“The Liberal Party of the First District of Albay stands solidly behind Mar,” said Lagman.

Salceda is currently running for congressman under the 2nd District of Albay. He used to be a three-term congressman of the province’s 3rd district where his hometown Polangui is located.

“Joey Salceda is running in the second district where Legazpi City is located. Legazpi comprised 50 percent of the 2nd district of Albay which fully supports Mar Roxas,” said Lagman.

This was echoed by 3rd District Rep. Nando Gonzales who said that they remain solid behind Roxas.

Both Lagman and Gonzales believe Roxas will win overwhelmingly in Albay.

While Lagman and Gonzales would downplay it, Salceda is a known influential politician in the province, with most of the mayors reportedly loyal to him.

During the 2010 presidential elections, he helped deliver votes for now President Aquino, his classmate at the Ateneo de Manila University.

  • Lamon Lamon

    WE THE FILIPINOS DOES NOT CARE IF THE HUSBAND OF SENATOR GRACE
    POE IS DUAL ..I’M DUAL TOO ,I LIKE HIM .HE IS HONEST ,HARD WORKING
    ,HONEST ,HE PAID TAXES . WE BOTH GOOD DUAL CITIZEN .
    “ANG PAGMAMAHAL NAMIN SA PILIPINAS AY WALANG BAHID ” MABUHAY KA SENATOR
    GRACE POE .IKAW NA ANG MAGPAPAGANDA SA TAKBO NG GOBYERNO .. KASI MAY
    GOBYERNONG PUSO AT GALING ANG PAMUMUNO MO!

    TO POOR LOSERS WOULD YOU ALL STOP WHINING.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ..THERE
    IS HONOR IN DEFEAT… PAGING CONTRERAS ,DAVID ,LUNA ,ELAMPARO AND
    ,TATAD .WE ARE TIRED OF THIS BLACK PROPAGANDA ..NO ONE IS LISTENING TO
    YOU ALL . GRACE POE REMAINS THE ONE TO BEAT. CONGRATULATIONS FOR TOPPING THE RECENT SURVEYS.

    GUSTO KO ANG MGA PLATPORMA NG AKING NAPUPUSOAN NA MAGING PRESIDENTE
    NA SI SENADORA GRACE POE .GUSTO NI GRACE POE NA WALANG MAIIWAN NA
    PILIPINO SA KAHIRAPAN .LAHAT TAYO AY SABAY-SABAY NA UUNLAD. .

    Sabi ni Binay ” Si Duterte ay abnormal …may katok sa tuktuk.” for the first time I agree with Binay this time.
    ANG DIAGNOSIS NG DOCTOR KAY DUTERTE AY “ANTISOCIAL NARCISSISTIC
    PERSONALITY DISORDER” IBIG SABIHIN AY SI DU30 IS KRIMINAL .. HE LIED AND
    MANIPULATE… HE LOVE HIMSELF .. NO REMORSE AND DON’T CARE of OTHER
    PEOPLE’S FEELING .” ..NAKU PO PAGIYAN ANG PRESIDENTE NATIN NAKAKATA
    CUTE DAHIL IBABALA TAYO NIYAN SA KANYON .HE CAN BE WORSE THAT MARCOS
    ..HE MIGHT END UP LIKE THE LEADER OF NORTH KOREA OR HITLER.
    WATCH OUT MY DEAR COUNTRY MAN…WE NEED TO THINK 1,000 TIMES BEFORE VOTING FOR THIS SICK MAN FROM DAVAO CITY .

    MY PRESIDENT IS SENATOR GRACE POE IN MAY 09,2016 .MABUHAY ANG KANDIDATO NA MAY GOBYERNONG MAY PUSO

  • Rocklee

    tpt na serbisyo at may malinis na hangarin siguro kay sen.grace n ating itong makakamit magtiwala tyo sa knyang magagawa para sa ating bayan

  • Rocklee

    tpt na serbisyo at may malinis na hangarin siguro kay sen.grace n ating itong makakamit magtiwala tyo sa knyang magagawa para sa ating bayan

  • Rocklee

    ang pagkakaisa ng bawat mamamayang pilpino siguradong may patutunguhan tlga dhil nagiisa lng ang pipiliin dhil ang tunay at dpt mamamuno sa ating bayan at si sen.grace lamang un

  • Rocklee

    ang pagkakaisa ng bawat mamamayang pilpino siguradong may patutunguhan tlga dhil nagiisa lng ang pipiliin dhil ang tunay at dpt mamamuno sa ating bayan at si sen.grace lamang un

  • Rocklee

    ang pagkakaisa ng bawat mamamayang pilpino siguradong may patutunguhan tlga dhil nagiisa lng ang pipiliin dhil ang tunay at dpt mamamuno sa ating bayan at si sen.grace lamang un

  • Rocklee

    ang pagkakaisa ng bawat mamamayang pilpino siguradong may patutunguhan tlga dhil nagiisa lng ang pipiliin dhil ang tunay at dpt mamamuno sa ating bayan at si sen.grace lamang un