Side Notes on Gov. Panlilio's Withdrawal from the Presidential Race

This is my notes about the withdrawal of Gov. Ed Panililio of his 2010 presidential bid to support Noynoy. I got this news from Yahoo! News in this page.

It's Official: Panlilio opts out of 2010 race - Friday, September 4

MANILA, Philippines – Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio has formally declared his withdrawal from the 2010 presidential race.
Panlilio made the announcement this morning (Sept. 4) at the historic Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City, saying he has abandoned his presidential ambition to give way to Liberal Party’s Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.
Nagpasya kaming hindi tumuloy sa aming planong tumakbo sa pagka-pangulo sa nalalapit na halalalan. Ibinibigay namin ang aming buong suporta at pagtitiwala kay Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III bilang kandidato sa pagka-pangulo ng ating bansa (We have decided not to push through with our plan to run as president in the coming elections. We are offering our full support and trust to Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III as our presidential candidate),” he said in a prepared speech.
With the declaration, Panlilio, a priest on leave, became the second presidential aspirant to give up his bid.
Liberal Party president Sen. Mar Roxas made the same announcement last Tuesday. - By Dino Maragay (Philstar News Service,

I actually hope to see "UP for Noynoy" (United Presidentiables for Noynoy) to emerge in the following weeks especially on the opposition front. This may seem ambitious but for the Filipino people, nothing is impossible. I hope you are one with me in this. Convince other presidentiables to rally behind Noynoy if they are really sincere about their desire to serve the Filipino people.


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