Vice presidential candidate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday accused the camps of presidential candidates Senator Grace Poe and Mar Roxas of staging demolition jobs against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is again leading the presidential survey of Pulse Asia by 12 percent.
Cayetano, who was in Bacolod City yesterday for his Ronda Serye dialog-this time with AIDFI (Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc.) officials and workers, said that, despite the demolition jobs, the ratings of Duterte remains high.
Former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela, a staunch supporter of Roxas- Leni Robredo, expressed his concern Tuesday over what he called the apparent attempt to condition the minds of the voters that the only way that Duterte can lose is if he is cheated.
If Duterte die-hard followers and supporters are just saying be vigilant, “What's wrong with that”, Cayetano, who is the vice-presidential bet of the Davao City mayor, asked.
“That is normal”, he added.
Cayetano also recalled that when PNoy topped the survey during the last few days of 2010 presidential elections campaign period, a warning of a massive cheating had surfaced.
Despite the two weeks of dirty politics and demolition job on him, yet, Duterte keeps on surging in the survey with 12 percent lead, which he translated into 5 to 7 million votes.
“What is now important for President Aquino – his presidential candidate to win, or fair election” Cayetano asked.
Malacañang has strongly denied allegations it was resorting to dirty tricks to derail the candidacy of presidential frontrunner Duterte.
Poe said earlier that she has nothing to do with the e exposé of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV regarding the P211-million unexplained wealth of Duterte.
Cayetano maintained that the demolition job against Duterte are all election-related propaganda. “But I think the people can decide for themselves” he said.*GPB
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