Recently, the Escudero-Poe tandem floats as one of the powerhouse team to beat in the coming Philippines 2016 Election. This, if both Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Sen. Grace Poe will come to a final decision and seal their political partnership. This would be a great tandem to watch out for. Chiz for President and Poe for Vice President.
But why not the other way around?
Although Poe has a powerful charisma over to win people’s hearts and votes, it would be smart for her to stay on the second position for the meantime, rather to seek the highest position in the land this early. Chiz on the other hand, already gained vast experiences in politics and in terms of seniority, he got involved in the arena long way before Poe came in. By the way, Chiz and Poe are very good friends to start with.
We’re not saying that Poe is not fit to become the second woman president in Philippines history. But to be frank, she needs to be mentored first before plunging on the first seat of the government. Chiz could step as a mentor for Poe.
During the 2004 presidential elections, Escudero served as spokesperson for the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ), Grace‘s father.
Although their pairing is already awesome, we are still reserve on giving them a full push to the race. Even though both politicians are affiliated in different party-list, Chiz with Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and Grace is Independent, they still have the same ideology. They’re almost align with the same agenda. For a government to prosper, we need leaders who are are coming from different parties that clash with arguments to give fair checks and balance run of the government. Like, if the president is a Democrat, his vice should be a Republican. There must be a Yin-Yang type of relationship in the government. But since Chiz and Poe are both good-natured persons, they could be an exemption.
So if not Chiz, who? If not Poe, who else?
In our opinion, these set of candidates could be a possible great tandem in 2016 election:
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is fierce and witty. She also have a lifetime experience of what it’s like to be inside the political ring. Poe can learn a lot from the former commissioner of immigration and deportation.
Although this is quite unpopular, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a hard-hitting local government leader and who has deep roots in Philippine politics, could muster a strong reign of leadership for the country. His ideals and strong personality puts him on top advantage among the other presidential aspirants. Again, Poe can learn a lot of things from Duterte. They could clash sometimes, but in the end, we believe that a Duterte-Poe tandem will end up giving way for each other for what is best for the Filipinos.
Although Chiz is way qualified now for the highest seat, he could be a good asset for a Miriam leadership. Everybody knows that Santiago and Chiz has a great relationship with each other. Miriam adores Heart (wife of Chiz) and she’s also one of the principal sponsors to Chiz and Heart’s wedding last Feb. 15, 2015. Miriam can leave Chiz with best interests if she stepped down as president and hand-over the leadership to Escudero.
As much as we don’t want to include Mar Roxas on the list, we still have to give this tandem a try just because. With Miriam on top of the game, she can delegate assignments to Mar, and he can learn a lot from her. Like a mom to a stubborn son. Up until now, we see Mar still raw for the presidential position. And we don’t think he will be ever be. Mar should just stick running as vice president, where we believe, he will shine best.
This is very impossible to happen and if it ever does, they might only clash with each other. Imagine a strong lady fighting for everything that is right and then on her side is a person who believes in a ‘tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye‘ kind of justice. We can’t imagine what will happen to both of them. But of course, their tandem will also be exciting to watch out for.
So aside from the Escudero-Poe tandem, those are our 5 possible great tandem in 2016 election.
And as for Binay? Next topic, please. #NoToBinay
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