A squabble in the making?

I had coffee with regular habitues of the Glory Kapehan in the infamous Iloilo City Central Market this morning, and the topic was the political landscape in 2016.
While the political bonds between city mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog and congressman Jerry Trenas are intact, there seems to be fissures building up underneath due to the anticipated showdown for the Presidency.
A barangay captain whispered to me that there could be a confrontation between Mabilog and Trenas because of their candidates for President. Trenas is openly for Mar Roxas of the Liberal Party while Mabilog is traipsing with front runner Vice President Jojo Binay.
The root of this likely squabble is the fact that Mabilog’s ever-loyal Voltes V in the city council are now displaying their support for Binay. This is not going to sit well with Trenas, who doesn’t Roxas to doubt his own loyalty.
The unfolding of this drama will be greatly interesting.

Can Mar Roxas bounce back after Pulse Asia survey?

Can Mar Roxas bounce back after Pulse Asia survey?

The most recent Pulse Asia survey was disheartening for supporters of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas. Despite the immense resources placed at his disposal by the Aquino government, including opportunities to hog the political centerstage, Roxas managed to land in number five spot with just 6%. On the other hand, his nemesis, Vice President Jojo Binay, has taken undisputed number one with 40%. What is the problem?

In my column, “Coffeebreak”, I dissected the problem and came up with the conclusion that how both aspirants “connect” with the people spell the difference between victory and defeat. If we compare them in telecommunications language, Binay is LTE/4G while Roxas is an antiquated dial-up internet connection.