Pangilinan Denies Poe As Alternate Bet Of President Aquino

February 11, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) senatorial candidate Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan today dismissed as baseless talks that President Aquino is secretly supporting presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe.

“I don’t think it’s true. Si Presidente po kapag puti, puti. Kapag itim, itim. Ganon siya,” said Pangilinan at a forum in Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Quezon City.

Pangilinan, who is seeking a third term in the Senate under the “Daang Matuwid” coalition, said he knows the President very well since they are good friends and “party mates” since the 90s.

“Matagal na kaming magkaibigan kaya kakilala ko na rin ang ating Pangulo. Hindi ako naniniwala na may ‘secret candidate’ siya dahil hindi siya ganon,” he said, adding that Poe’s presence in the Palace should not be given any political color.

Rumors circulated that Poe was the alternate candidate of President Aquino after the lady Senator attended the former’s birthday party in Malacanang last Monday.

Meanwhile, Pangilinan said President Aquino’s six years in office would not be enough to transform the country into a more developed nation.

He said it will take at least 12 years or even up to two decades to fully institute reforms in the country.

If elected, Pangilinan said he will file a bill that will further improve the agricultural sector of the country.

He also said he will push for a law that will improve farmer entrepreneurship that will help farmers move away from subsistence farming.

Pangilinan also said he will author a law that will give aid to farmers during times of calamity.

He admitted that he does not support the call for free irrigation.

But he said he will fill a bill that will institutionalize a bigger share of farmers’ associations in the funds collected from irrigation service fees.

“Hindi ako pabor na gawing free ang irrigation pero iyong nakokolekta na fees dito ay dapat 80 percent ay mapunta sa mga  magsasaka para makatulong sa kanilang mga pangangailangan,” he noted.

Pangilinan said he is also in favor of distributing agricultural lands to farmers under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

Aside from his plans in agriculture sector, he said he will also file bills that will strengthen online educations in the country and integrating voter education in the school curriculum.

In 2013, Pangilinan left the Senate and became a full-time vegetable farmer.

He was named as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization in 2014 and left the agency after more than a year.


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  1. DID NOAH HAVE FREE-WILL? by steve finnell

    Did Noah and his family have free-will? Did the rest of mankind living in the time of Noah have free-will? The answer is yes, and yes.

    John Calvin said men do not have free-will. If men do not have free-will, then God either forces them to obey Him or forces them to sin.

    Did Noah have free-will?
    Did God force Noah to be a preacher of righteousness.(See:2 Peter 2:5)NASB
    Did God force Noah to be righteous and blameless. Genesis 6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time, Noah walked with God.(NKJV)

    If Noah did not have free-will, then how could he find favor in the eyes of the Lord. If God forced Noah to be a righteous preacher, forced him to be blameless, and forced him to walk with Him, then why would God find that favorable conduct?


    Genesis 6:5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.(NASB

    If these men did not have free-will, how could they have intent of thoughts of their hearts to be only evil? You need free-will to be evil. If they were evil without free-will, then God forced them to be evil. God does not force people to sin.

    Genesis 6:6 The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. (NASB)

    If God created these men as sinners without free-will, then why was He grieved in His heart? If God forced them to sin, then why would He destroy them?

    Men do have free-will. They can obey God or disobey.

    If all men are born sinners and without free-will, then why was Noah and his family spared from the flood?

    Yes all men do sin, however, it is by choice. That is why all men need a Savior. Adam and Eve sinned by choice, as do all men. No man will go to hell because of Adam’s sin; it will be because of their own unforgiven sin.

    Men have the free-will to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior or reject Him.

    God wants all men to be saved, however, it is an individual choice. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (NKJV)

    REPENTANCE: Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38, and Acts 3:19.



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