JDV assails KAMPI's selfish antics
By Jess Diaz
Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. chided the Kabalikat ng Malayagn Pilipino (KAMPI) for its alleged selfishness.
"It's premature and selfish. We are in a middle of a national senatorial campaign. We should focus on that," he said.
He was reacting to the declaration of Kampi that it would field its president Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Villafuerte, to challenge de Venecia for the House Speaker's post when the 14th Congress convenes in July.
House Majority Leader Prospero Nograles, who is Lakas chairman for Davao City, accused Kampi of "dividing and conquering" Lakas.
However, he told Kampi leaders that "this strategy of divide and conquer won't work."
Nograles, said both Lakas and Kampi realize that they have to unite against the opposition in the senatorial, congressional and local elections in May.
Wow. there's some serious rift between Lakas and Kampi. "United" pa ba ang Team "Unity"? And they mock the opposition for not being united. Mas malala pa pala sa kanila. Tignan mo na lang yung kaso ni Cesar Montano at TU.
More here from GMA7: Rift in ruling coalition grows; Lakas bets jump
Malaya editorial: Rivalries between the Arroyo local bets threaten to split ranks.
Pero welcome raw si JDV sa Opposition, sabi ni Lacson:
Lacson: De Venecia welcome to join GO any time
MANILA, Philippines -- Senatorial candidate Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said the Genuine Opposition (GO) would welcome with open arms Speaker Jose de Venecia and the remnants of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrat after the Kampi party of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo raided their ranks -- should they decide to bolt the coalition.
“If the ranks of Lakas will be decimated by the poaching of Kampi, Speaker De Venecia is most welcome to join the Genuine Opposition,” Lacson said in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, parent company of INQUIRER.net.
Lacson said that Kampi, under the direction of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, was determined to become the dominant political party in the country at the expense of its coalition leader Lakas.
“I think Speaker De Venecia should wake up and realize that his party is being shredded under his very nose,” said Lacson.
Kawawa naman ang LAKAS. It's really getting worse.
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