LP picks historic Plaza Miranda for proclamation rally



MANILA, Philippines — The Liberal Party is sticking to historical Plaza Miranda for its proclamation rally on February 12 which it considers to be the party’s opening salvo for the midterm polls this year.

LP secretary general and Western Samar Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento said Plaza Miranda held many memories for the ruling party which was why they chose it as their venue for their proclamation rally.

“Yung pinaka-opening salvo ng Liberal Party sa mga kakandidato sa Senado ay gagawin sa Plaza Miranda sa unang araw ng pangangampanya at four in the afternoon. Plaza Miranda ang pinili dahil puno ng storya ang Liberal Party, lalung-lalo na nung 1971,” he told reporters.

(The opening salvo of the Liberal Party for its senatorial candidates will be held at the Plaza Miranda on the first day of the campaign period at four in the afternoon. We picked Plaza Miranda because of its historic value to LP, especially in 1971.)

On August 21, 1971, the LP proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda was bombed, killing several people and almost wiping out the LP leadership.

“Plaza Miranda is very important to the party,” said the LP official.

He said that President Benigno Aquino III, who leads the LP, will be present during the rally to endorse their 12 candidates for the senatorial race.

Asked whether Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Loren Legarda, and former MTRCB chief Grace Poe-Llamanzares have confirmed their attendance to the rally, Sarmiento said “lahat pupunta. Sa pagkakaalam po natin, lahat (all will attend. To our knowledge all candidates will show up)”

“Hindi siguro wise sa isang kandidato na hindi ka sisipot dun sa opening salvo at ma-endorse ng Pangulo ang isang kandidato (It’s not wise for a candidate to miss the opening salvo and the endorsement of the President),” he said.

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  • Guest

    Naku po. History repeats itself over and over and over again?

    LP picks historic Plaza Miranda for proclamation rally.

    PNoy comes late, very very late, after bomb is detonated using mobile phone.

    PNoy cries in front of TV cameras, decrying the dastardly act of opposition.

    Ronald Llamas stages his own ambush but survives because he has an AK47 handy.

    PNoy imitates his father Ninoy and brandishes a submachine gun publicly to show toughness.*

    PNoy declares Martial Law and detains Bong-Bong, the Arroyo family and Joker Arroyo.

    The rest is history.

    *(from Isabelo Crisostomo’s book “Cory – A Profile of a President”, p.66 available in google)

    • mari suli

      Nice try pare.LOL

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Wow, exciting!  And, Weder-Weder, tutuliin, kahit hindi lagpas-buko. televised worldwide.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Sana wag kang mapahiya, Mel Sarmiento, na sisipot sina Chiz, Grace at Loren sa LP proclamation rally.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Hari nawa’y walang maghagis ng dalawang granada sa proklamasyon ng liberal tulad ng nangyari nuong taon 1971…Basta maging kumpleto sana ang line-up ng liberal para walang pagsabog na mangyari….Nuon kasi si Ninoy Aquino ay nagpahuli sa miting de abanse…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

    Wala si Ninoy doon noong 1971 minting de avance ng LP. Di ba NPA ang gumawa ng pag hagis ng granada at hindi si Marcos ang utak? Bakit nga ba wala si Ninoy doon? Esep esep..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall



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