NPC execs prefer Villar as presidential bet
Most senior officials of the Nationalist People’s Coalition want Senator Manuel Villar to be the party’s presidential candidate in the 2010 elections based on a straw balloting among members of the party’s national executive committee, party insiders revealed Friday.
The completion of the straw vote toughen earlier reports that Sen. Loren Legarda, the NPC’s vice presidential bet, is set to team up with Villar as a result of the departure of Sen. Francis Escudero, previously the NPC’s presumptive standard bearer, from the party.
It also put an end to agreement for a coaliton between the NPC and the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD that could have produced a Teodoro-Legarda tandem in 2010.
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