SOME of the city's businessmen made it evident that they are more inclined toward Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III rather than businessman Senator Manuel "Manny" Villar.

During Kapihan sa SM media forum, businessman Benjie Lizada, president of newly-formed Noy-Mar presidential and vice presidential candidate support group “Pag Shure Oi” said they'd rather have Aquino hold the reigns to the country's economic growth than Villar.

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Asked why, Lizada said the group “sees integrity in Aquino which is not present in Villar."

"We think he's not telling the truth about the C5 scandal," said Lizada adding there might be other hocus-pocus that Villar is yet to be exposed of being involved into.

Pag Shure Oi, formed two months ago, is composed of the city's lawyers and businessmen among others, Lizada said.

Lizada was among the leaders of groups which form the city's "Cory Veterans" group which originated in Luzon headed by former cabinet secretaries of the late President Corazon "Cory" Aquino.

Sporting yellow shirts, the Cory Veterans announced their plan to hold an EDSA revolution celebration in the city as corresponding event to simultaneous celebration nationwide.

The event dubbed "People Power, Vote Power" set on Thursday, 5 p.m. at Rizal Park will gather supporters of the Noy-Mar tandem in the city.

Mindanao for Noynoy Movement (MNM) convenor Ednar Dayanghirang invited especially the youth to participate in the commemoration of the EDSA Revolution 24th anniversary.

Not missing the chance to express their support to Aquino, "Cory Veterans" manager Engineer Paul Gaite said they percieve Aquino as the fit champion "of those who are tired of a corrupt government."

"The groups that make up the Cory veterans are all volunteers because be believe the will to create change in our country lies within the civilians and not those who are in power," Gaite said.

"Noynoy has always reiterated his stand na kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap," said businessman Jessie Iñigo.

Dayanghirang said Aquino's leadership will start a clean fold in the country's government. "He has always advocated for people involvement in the affairs of the government," Dayanghirang said. (Keith Junne Lopez/Sun.Star Intern)