Press Release
March 6, 2010

Villar: We are the real opposition

Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Manny Villar reaffirmed his party's stand that it is the "real" opposition based on its actions and composition or slate. "Kami naman talaga ang oposisyon. Sinasabi ko nga sa mga kababayan natin ay kapag sinuri n'yo ang ginagawa ng Nacionalista Party, makikita n'yo na kami ang tunay na oposisyon, hindi ang Liberal Party (We are the real opposition. I ask our people to examine what Nacionalista Party is doing and has done, they will see that we are the real opposition-not the Liberal Party)," Villar said in a radio interview on DZRH Saturday. Villar underscored that all investigations into the corruption scandals involving the Arroyo administration were spearheaded by the NP. Villar led the investigation on illegal numbers game "jueteng." NP senatorial aspirant Gilbert Remulla led the congressional inquiry on the "Hello Garci" election fraud scandal and the party's stalwart Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano led the probe into the anomalous ZTE-NBN broadband deal. "Ako ay nagsasabi lang naman ng totoo kasi sinasabing sila ang oposisyon. Kami ang tunay na oposisyon," said Villar, who added that NP's senatorial ticket is comprised of bigwigs from the opposition. "We have Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, Col. Ariel Querubin, Bongbong Marcos, and other staunch and very vocal oppositionists, how can people even begin to think we're administration? We are opposition in the strictest sense of the word," added Villar. The NP enumerated LP bet Noynoy Aquino's relatives who are close to President Arroyo: Noynoy's aunt, former Sen. Tessie Aquino-Oreta, who is the head of the Early Childhood Care and Development Council under the Office of the President; former Gov. Margarita Cojuangco, president of the Public Safety College under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara, President Arroyo's image consultant.

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