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Garcia family feud, evidence of miracle, says Davide Jr.

- Yvoughn Nadine Navarro -

CEBU, Philippines - Former chief justice Hilario Davide Jr. sees the crack within the Garcia family as part of the great miracle he was hoping to help the candidacy of his son.

Davide said that the family dispute among the Garcias is one of the big evidence of the miracle they are waiting.

“Ang milagro kay designed kana sa divine providence, kanang milagro hinay-hinay ra jud na pero ang pagkabuak sa pamilya kay usa kana siya ka big evidence sa nahitabong milagro nakakita na jud kita og kahayag paingon sa milagro,” he spoke in front of the supporters of Senator Benigno Aquino III and his running mate Mar Roxas at the Rajah Park Hotel yesterday.

Davide likened the situation in one of the passages of the bible. According to him, similar to a family, if a nation is divided into groups, this nation will never stand. “If the family is divided into groups, fighting for each other then this family will never stand and will never last,” Davide shared.

Another miracle that Davide said they have observed is the support shown by the Cebuanos to his son, Hilario “Junjun” Davide III.

 “Wala ga huna-huna sa kwarta ang mga tawo karon,” the elder Davide said.

The Garcia family is divided of their choice of a presidential candidate. No less than Governor Gwendolyn Garcia admitted that his younger brother and former consultant Byron is campaigning for Manuel Villar.

Their mother retired judge Esperanza Garcia is also campaigning for Villar. The name of Government Service Insurance System president and general manager Winston Garcia has been coming out as the one convincing the town mayors to abandon Gilberto Teodoro for Villar.

Junjun’s mother, Virginia, yesterday appealed for support for her son. In a press conference yesterday Virgie was very emphatic in her request that she had to cry begging for support for her son.

“Hangyo kini sa usa ka inahan nga who loves her son very much,” the teary-eyed Virgie said.

“We are very sure of Noynoy already, but we should go down to the provincial level and make sure nga ang probinsya is strong,” she added.

She claimed that they are already 99.9-percent if not 100-percent sure of Aquino-Roxas winning the political derby few weeks from now.

“Tua ra man (si Noynoy) sa national level pero kinahanglan naay mudala sa Liberal party sa provincial level in the province of Cebu,” she said.

The former chief justice yesterday urged the public to exercise their right to vote. “You must exercise your right to vote. Importante jud rong panahona ang inyong gahom sa pag hampak sa tarong nga tawo para sa posisyon,” he added.

According to him, money and machinery will not decide for the outcome of the election but rather the sentiments of the people to decide. — Sheila Marie E. Catacutan, Yvoughn Nadine Navarro and Dorothy Mae E. Acabo, NORSU Interns/FPL

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