LENI Vice presidential aspirant Leni Robredo (3 rd from right, front row) with supporters led by mayoral candidate Marissa Montelibano (right) at the Silay public market yesterday*
( Andy Alvarez photo)


Leni upbeat on poll chances
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Liberal Party vice presidential candidate, Rep. Leni Robredo, yesterday said she was very hopeful she and her running mate, Mar Roxas, will catch up with their opponents in the surveys, and win in May.

Robredo, who met with various groups in Bacolod, Silay and Talisay cities yesterday, said she, Roxas and their Liberal Party slate are returning to Negros on February 16 after the campaign period for national bets kicks off Tuesday next week.

Robredo was accompanied in her sorties yesterday by Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela who are supporting her bid for the vice presidency. moremoremore

VP bet has 3 dates
for Valentine's
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Rep. Leni Robredo, Liberal Party vice presidential candidate, yesterday said she does not have a new man in her life but will have three dates on Valentine's Day.

Robredo, who was in Bacolod City for a series of meetings with multi sectoral groups, political leaders and Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, said her three dates for Valentine's Day will be her daughters – Tricia, Jillian and Aika.

On Valentine's Day she will be in Dipolog in the morning and will take time off from her busy schedule in the afternoon to be with her daughters, Robredo said. moremoremore

 

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IN SIBULAN, PAMPLONA
Poll bets sign peace covenant
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Local candidates for the May 9 elections in the towns of Sibulan and Pamplona, Negros Oriental, attended the signing of a peace covenant Wednesday.

Lt. Col. Rhoderick Garcia, 79 th Infantry Battalion commander, said the signing of peace covenants by local candidates, aims to help ensure the conduct of peaceful and orderly elections in the two towns.

The peace covenant signing was a joint effort of the Commission on Elections, Philippine Army, and the Philippine National Police, in tandem with the Diocese of Dumaguete. .moremoremore