El Shaddai’s Velarde to bare his poll choices Saturday
MANILA — El Shaddai leader Bro Mike Velarde has again kept his flock in suspense over the candidates he will support in the May 9 elections.
Velarde told members of his group during last Sunday’s vigil that he would announce Tuesday the names of candidates he would support for the 2016 national polls.
But the most-coveted endorsement did not happen Tuesday and will instead be known by Saturday, two days before the elections.
“Walang sinabing maganda ang mga kandidato sa kampanya kaya wala pa ko napipili (Candidates have not said anything good in the campaign and that’s why I have not chosen anybody),” he said, adding that he would release the result of the survey they conducted among members of his flock, along with his own choices, on Saturday.
“Hindi ko kayo sasaklawan sa karapatan nyong mamli. Mamimili din ako at sasabihin ko yan sa inyo sa Sabado (I will not impose on your right and prerogative to choose your candidates. I, too, will choose and I will announce my choices on Saturday),” he added.
Presidential candidates such as Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas; and vice presidential candidates such as Sen. Francis Escudero and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.,, and several senatorial bets went to the El Shaddai’s prayer vigil over the weekend in a bid to get Velarde’s endorsement. SFM