Pro-Duterte lawyer explains why Opposition will fail to name a common presidential candidate in 2022 election

The Luminous, especially, Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, a staunch Duterte supporter has shared her personal analysis why the talks between the Leni Robredo and Ping Lacson camps to determine who will be the Opposition standard bearer bogged down.

“Eto ang drama ni Madame ngayon. Inexplain niya kung bakit ni resist daw niya yung proposal ni Sen. Ping Lacson,” Atty. Trixie wrote.

Atty. Trixie elaborated the position of Senator Ping Lacson first, followed by the position of Leni Robredo.

“Ayon kay Madame, ang proposal nina Sen. Lacson is lahat (ng grupo sa oposisyon) mag file ng certificates of candidacy. Tapos titignan nila sino ang pinaka malakas at kapag na determine na yan within a set time, mag withdraw lahat ng iba.”

“Ang gusto ni Madame, pag nag file na siya o ang kandidato ng certificate of candidacy yun na yon, kasi nag prisinta na siya o sino mang kandidato sa publiko. Maniniwala ang mga tao na tumatakbo talaga sya. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7dm49b3k44)”

At this point, Atty. Trixie shared what she thinks what went down in the talks between the Leni and Lacson camp. She recalled how 1Sambayan tried to use this formula and failed. Why? Because it wanted to monopolize the selection process, which we already know was rejected by the presidential wannabes.

“Eto thought bubble ko. Ang pinaguusapan dito ay yung unification ng oposisyon. Sinubukan yan ng WanSampayan pero tila gusto ng grupong ito, sila pipili. Medyo makasarili rin ano? Parang ang dami nila.”

Atty. Trixie commented that Lacson’s proposal was no different to 1Sambayan’s formula to find the common candidate. Besides, it was unclear who among them will have the say which tandem is the strongest.

“Di nalalayo ang proposal ni Sen. Ping kasi pipiliin pa rin sino ang pinakamalakas na kandidato after a certain period. HIndi nga lang maliwanag kung sino ang magasasabing malakas ang isang paris ng kandidato.”

As far as Atty. Trixie is concerned, finding the strongest tandem among the Opposition is not as as simple as they think. First, the possibility of the ratings of candidate to fluctuate is there. Second, it was not far-fetched that Madam Leni reminded the Lacson camp her come-from-behind win against Marcos.

“Worse, di ganun ka simple yon. Ang ratings ng candidates posibleng mag fluctuate so yung determination ng ‘strongest’ candidate ay magiging subject to analysis. Syempre paaalala ni Madame yung ‘pagkapanalo’ niya (naka quotation marks yan kasi may appeal pa si BBM) na galing siya sa 1% rating sa umpisa, tapos nanalo pa rin.”

At this point, Atty. Trixie raised an important question directed to the Opposition camp.

“Magkasundo kaya sila sa analysis at determination kung sino ang strongest candidate? Tila magkalabulabo din yan eventually.”

Atty. Trixie concluded the FB post by sharing her thoughts about the Opposition’s ability to unite because they have one denominator they need to overcome.

“Kaya mahirap paniwalaan na kaya ng oposisyon magkaisa, lalo na at ang trademark characteristic nila ay yun na nga… makasarili.”

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Source: Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan

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