1) 2014 blog post on Conrado De Quiroz stroke and coma goes viral.http://wp.me/p3QDQJ-KH Readers express support.
2) Samar group could split between Binay and Poe. President Aquino’s powerful 2010 elections support force, called Samar Group because of the meeting place in the street with that name, strongly campaigned for a NoyBi tandem in spite of the fact that both candidates belonged to different political parties. The rest, of course, is history when both Noynoy Aquino and Jojo Binay won the Presidency and Vice-Presidency, respectively. For 2016, members of that group could part ways as the Binay loyalists (Directress Maria Montelibano, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and Communications Secretary Herminio) and supporters of Senator Grace Poe, for President or Vice President (Senator Chiz Escudero, a possible Poe running mate and Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte) take opposing sides, effectively splitting the Samar Group.
3) Liberal Party headed for a split – Diehard Mar Roxas followers are not giving up his Presidential bid in spite of very poor popularity and satisfaction ratings. Efforts to invite the more popular Senator Grace Poe to be the Liberal Party standard beared do not sit well with the Roxas faction. This early, the citizenship issue that once bugged the Presidential candidacy of Senator Poe’s father (FPJ) in 2004, is being revived, this time targetting the daughter. Don’t look now but it is not the Binay camp floating the “natural born Filipino” question on the neck of Senator Grace Poe, it is the Mar Roxas people doing all the talking.
Tying up Grace Poe in court could stop the growing momentum for her to run for President and allow Mar Roxas to challenge the front-running Vice President Binay. An Aquino administration disaster would be a situation wherein both Roxas and Poe would run against Binay.