Thursday, April 12, 2007
Still Gaining Momentum
Note: there are a number of administration blog and forum assassins out there but this entry is for all hard-working volunteers of Genuine Opposition senatorial bet Francis Escudero especially members of Team Chiz.
The trust rating surveys...the consistent magic five ranking...not to mention the twins...Sorsogon representative Francis Escudero is riding high on a tidal wave of momentum going to the last stretch of the campaign.
In a mock polls conducted by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting last April 9, Escudero got the most votes among priests in the Diocese of Bacolod. Just like the surveys, the result was dominated by Genuine Opposition bets. Equally stunning is the strong showing of the three Kapatiran bets.
Rumors are buzzing that the powerful Iglesia ni Kristo has already endorsed two senatorial candidates, Mike Defensor and Francis Escudero. Though I am not quite familiar with Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy - Sun Star Davao has described him as one of the most popular religious leaders whom politicians court come election time. He decided to reveal his magic 12 on the 25th of April - his birthday. This should make the volunteers of Chiz smile, 'Moreover, Quiboloy told Sun.Star Davao that almost all of the senatorial candidates, administration, opposition, and independents, have sought his endorsement. But aside from Pangilinan, it was only senatorial aspirant Francis Escudero whom the pastor mentioned as a good choice.'
Please correct me if I'm wrong, is Antonio Lopez of Biz News Asia and Tony Lopez of Manila Times - one and the same? Well I thought that he would be the last person - well - third person (after Alex Magno and Domini Torevillas) to notice surge in Escudero's campaign. But...surprise...surprise...look at his column. Among the congressmen running for senators, lawyer Chiz Escudero is making the best showing. He improved his rating from 23.2 percent (6.96 million votes) in January to 45.3 percent (13.59 million votes) in April, a gain of 22.1 percentage points, or 6.75 million votes. The affable Bicolano with a pedestrian sartorial taste climbed from a losing position, at No. 13, in January to No. 3, a dizzying 10-rung pole vault.
Much credit to his amazing campaign should go to Chiz Escudero. But I guess all volunteers (Team Chiz members included) should take deserving bow. Congratulations and keep up the good work. Sugod!