bro. eddie villanueva runs for president behind 7Es that counts only 6Es
Bro. Eddie runs again on new platform of 7Es
By Carmela Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:57:00 08/22/2009
CITY OF MALOLOS — Amid a sea of yellow ribbons commemorating the 26th anniversary of the martyrdom of opposition leader Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., pastor Eddie Villanueva accepted the nomination of his Bangon Pilipinas Party to be its presidential standard-bearer in 2010.
Villanueva said he was running on a campaign platform of seven Es: empowering, emancipating and educating the people, elevating living standards, eradicating bad governance and establishing peace in the land.
“I officially accept today the nomination of the Bangon Pilipinas Party through its chairman, Dr. Cielito Habito, to be the standard-bearer of our party, as President of our country,” Villanueva declared before 10,000 supporters who gathered in front of the historic Barasoain Church here.
bro. eddie villanueva announced his candidacy for presidency wearing yellow, the same color that was ever present in the teaser ads he released. he also chose august 21, Ninoy Day, to launch his candidacy.
we were afraid for bro. eddie for choosing to have himself compared to the heroes Cory and Ninoy. we thought he chose a strategy destined to fail as evoking the conjugal heroes will only make us see how small he is compared to them.
he announced he is running on a platform of 7Es:
- educating the people
- elevating living standards
- eradicating bad governance
- establishing peace in the land
oops, wait a minute – that was only 6 points! we wonder if the PDI reporter was an error here or was it bro. eddie who may have forgotten another word that starts with the letter “e”? now, we’re even more worried.
here is one more thing that we got worried about —- bro. eddie claimed his JIL had a 5 million membership during the last presidential election when he ran but lost. 5 million is a huge number but he got only 1.9 million votes.
what happened to the other 3 million members? why did they not vote for bro. eddie. that performance, the under performance specifically among their own members need to be looked to find solutions for it.
it worries me a lot.
Villanueva’s JIL movement claimed a membership of 5 million at the time.
Despite this, Villanueva finished last, with 1.96 million votes, tailing Lacson (3.5 million) and Roco (2.1 million).
Ms Arroyo won the controversial elections with 12.8 million votes, while her nearest rival Poe finished with 11.7 million votes.