Who Moved My Chiz?

Thursday, October 29, 2009 ·

It came a bit of shock to many nang biglang nag-resign si Chiz Escudero kahapon bilang miyembro ng Nationalist People's Coalition o NPC (na pinamumunuan ng Chairman Emeritus nito na si Danding Cojuangco).

At a time when almost lahat ng tao ay inaasahan na magdedeklara siya kagabi ng pagtakbo bilang standard-bearer ng NPC sa 2010 elections, biglang nagpatawag si Chiz nang presscon sa Club Filipino, San Juan kahapon nang umaga upang i-announce na nagbitiw na siya sa NPC.

Immediately, a lot of people are clamoring for answers on why Chiz resigned. Political analyst Manolo Quezon has this to say on twitter:

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@mlq3:"chiz's big backers had been danding, lucio tan, and i think razon (enrique). w/out EC (danding), LT (tan) won't bet big. Dunno re: Razon and friends."

and to which i replied:

@joyagustin: super power pala ang mga supporters ni chiz. danding, lucio tan, and enrique razon. wow! is business synonimous to politics?
NP and NPC, is there a big possibility?

@mlq3: NP-NPC as possible as PaLaKa-NPC, maybe Gibo has patched up quarrel with uncle.
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I'll be emphasizing about BUSINESS being SYNONIMOUS to POLITICS.

Later on, political bloggers started to swarm the web and post their respective views about Chiz bolting out of NPC.

I will want to quote some important parts of the commentary of Pat Mangubat in Filipino Voices:

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1. Let’s face it—the primary reasons behind Chiz Escudero’s decision to resign from NPC are: he lacks the funds after his big-ticket financiers withdrew and he is being weakened by defections.

2. His ratings went down when Senator Noynoy Aquino entered the political fray. Two things which hurt Escudero: rumours of a merger of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and the administration and Escudero’s association with Marcos crony, Danding Cojuangco. Signs of a merger began to percolate as early as August, after government asked the Supreme Court to convert coco levy shares at SMC from ordinary to preferred shares. With the prospects of a merger, that, surely will completely turn off progressive groups supportive of Chiz Escudero’s. Defections began to hurt Escudero’s camp, particularly that of the Osmenas who transferred to Noynoy’s camp. Osmena reportedly transferred after getting signs that Danding was half-supportive of Escudero’s bid. Osmena also took the cue from Lucio Tan about Escudero being “young” and ” still unprepared for the presidency.” That intensified defections, especially of financiers from the Filipino-Chinese community.

3. Danding Cojuangco’s last minute refusal to attend the big rally at the UP to announce his presidential bid, was more than enough signals already that the former Marcos crony was un-impressed with him.

4. Chiz has no choice but to resign from the party and declare himself a “free agent.” By doing so, Chiz hopes to re-consolidate his mass base support by positioning himself as a non-traditional politician, someone not beholden to any political party nor any big political financier.

5. Possible scenarios/results of Escudero’s resignation: 1. NPC and admin party will now have full rein for a merger. The possibility of Teodoro-Legarda tandem is now in the works. 2. The Liberal Party will move to convince Chiz to either endorse Noynoy’s bid or ask him to join the process of selecting the true People’s choice of a non-trapo candidate. 3. Should Chiz proceed as an independent candidate, he will damage Estrada’s bid, weaken Noynoy’s mass base and eventually allow Manny Villar’s victory in the 2010 polls.

Pat's full article here
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Magulo, masyadong magulo. Maraming pwedeng mangyari pa dahil malayo pa ang eleksiyon at marami pang baliktaran at alyansang mangyayari.

Business tycoons and financiers are reading the signs and looking at where the wind is blowing to see whoever they would support in the final stretch.

Basta ang naging malinaw sa akin ngayon, POLITICS IS SYNONIMOUS TO BUSINESS.

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"If you do not change, you can become extinct."

-from the book Who Moved My Cheese

9 comments:

vajarlmetdracula said...
Fri Oct 30, 12:13:00 AM  

Nakakatuwa nung pinakita sa news na tinamaan yung mga Cojuangco sa sinabi ni Chiz na Haciendero at Bilyonaryo. Parang ang weird lang mapanuod sa news. Hehe.

siyetehan said...
Fri Oct 30, 12:30:00 AM  

korek ka jan, vajarl. pero sabi naman ni chiz eh hindi naman daw sila danding ang pinapatungkolan niya. :D

pulitika talaga

Kelvin Servigon said...
Fri Oct 30, 07:32:00 AM  

Whew, I hate the way politics flow in our country.. kaya, no comment muna. :P

precious said...
Sat Oct 31, 02:04:00 AM  

who knows? who knows how their minds think of things?

:lol:

Dinah said...
Tue Nov 03, 12:06:00 AM  

So hindi rin nga hindi trapo si Chiz? So kay Noynoy na lang tayo talaga? Hay, ang hirap naman ng Pilipinas kong mahal, binebenta ng mga pulitiko sa highest bidder ang serbisyo nila?

oddblood said...
Wed Nov 04, 12:02:00 AM  

hmm..siguro magiging advantage din naman kay chiz ang pagbitiw niya, dahil 'di na siya hawak ng either of the camps.. ^_^ may chance kasi mas mapapalaki niya ang market niya, though the possibility of this is uncertain.. :D hmm..did i make sense? 'di ako nakakapanood ng TV..

siyetehan said...
Wed Nov 04, 12:05:00 AM  

@kelvin servigon: magulo talaga ang pulitika dito sa pinas.

@precious: well, sino nga ba ang nakakaintindi kundi sila rin? ang malinaw lang, malamang eh personal gains ang namamayani sa kanila:D

siyetehan said...
Wed Nov 04, 12:08:00 AM  

@Dinah: nakakalungkot talaga. parang ganun na nga, may bentahan sigurong nagaganap. business ika nga.

@oddblood: yes, may possibility na mag improve ang ratings ni chiz. pero let's wait. napaka risky ng ginawa nya.

Jenn said...
Sat Nov 07, 08:03:00 AM  

wala na ko mapili. hay

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