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VILLAR SAYS
No perfect alliance
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Even the Liberal Party and Nacionalista Party have also problems of coalition in the local level.

Team PNoy senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar yesterday said that there is no such thing as a perfect alliance of political parties, following complaints at the local level that the coalition supposedly forged among the LP, NP and the Nationalist People’s Coalition has not been honored at all.

“We just have to survive it, and make this most of it, but it cannot be helped,” Villar, who joined yesterday the Team PNoy senatorial slate, in series of political rallies in cities of Talisay, Silay, Victorias and Bacolod, said.

While that there will be a local problem among those running under the coalition, as far as the national level is concerned, there is no problem, she said.

“Local politics is different. It is very emotional. While problems cannot be avoided at the local level,coalition leaders are working to minimize the problem,” Villar, a three-term Las Pinas congresswoman said.

For the second time, Board Member Emilio Yulo III, who is a Nacionalista Party member, is running against his uncle, incumbent Rep. Alejandro Mirasol, in the 5th district congressional race. He is also the guest candidate of the NPC.

Villar said problems arise among coalition members because of too much expectations. “However, we at the NP do not much have expectations, as we are all practical,” she added.

“If you lower your expectations, you may not end up with disappointment. I guess its our training in business, that you just have to adjust to the reality,” Villar also said.

Asked if the junking of common candidates Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Grace Poe-Llamanzres is a sign of weakness for the United Nationalist Alliance and good for the LP-NPC-NP coalition, Villar said “let the people judge which is the better team”.

UNA dropped the three candidates it had shared with Team PNoy for failing to appear in its proclamation rally and sorties.

Villar expressed her sympathy to Legarda, Escudero and Llamanzares, and said it is hard to be in two parties and in a coalition at the same time. She, however, added that it is a relief on their part, that it has been finally decided, and resolved.* GPB

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