THE administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD has no plan to imitate the moves of other parties with regards to election strategies.

Lakas-Kampi stalwart Eduardo Ermita on Wednesday said the ruling party has no plans to muster 600,000 strong “yellow armies” just like the Liberal Party (LP) intended to guard votes of its entire slate.

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Ermita said it is just a strategy of LP to attract attention of voters.

The same “yellow armies,” he added, was used as strategy during the 1985 snap election, which led to the ousting of Ferdinand Marcos giving way to Corazon Aquino’s governance.

“That’s a campaign line in order to attract attention to the position of a particular candidate,” he said.

The executive secretary stressed that every party has its own campaign strategy and that Lakas-Kampi-CMD does not have to follow what other party has been doing.

“It does not follow that just because one political party is organizing that, that the administration party (should follow). It depends on the move of the administration party but I supposed there’s no necessity to try to equal the move of the other side,” he said.

As part of Lakas-Kampi strategies, Ermita said their standard-bearer Gilberto Teodoro and running mate Edu Manzano will be focusing on reaching the masses.

He noted that despite the two getting low ratings on the lower class of the society, majority of the A and B class rallied in the back of the two Lakas-Kampi candidates.

“They need to convey to the masses their advocacies. It is important that they reach the masses, show them what kind of candidate they are,” he said.

“Gibo, together with Edu, is really moving around all over the Philippines… Their schedules are full right now especially approaching the graduation period in March,” he added.

Coming from a person who has experience in politics, Ermita said that Teodoro and Manzano should allot time in schools and other public places; and reach out to various workers in rural and urban areas.

He also stressed the important role of the media in projecting the image of each candidate. “To those who have seen political debates on television, they could witness for themselves. It is where they could the competence and brilliance of a candidate. The public could tell who’s intelligent or not… Let’s just see how this will result in the future.” (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)