Administration Samar group will dump Mar Roxas again in 2016. As they did in 2010 with a NoyBi call. The Palace Samar Group (Executive Secretary Ochoa, Communications Secretary Coloma, Maria Montelibano, Boy Montelibano, Peping Cojuangco, Tingting Cojuangco, Pastor Boy Saycon, Butz Aquino, Tessie Oreta, Mikee Cojuangco, Eddie Roces, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and Senator Chiz Escudero) is again weighing the option of supporting a non-Liberal Party candidate (this time for President). Senator Grace Poe, Vice President Binay and Davao Mayor Duterte may shatter the Administration Coalition, Liberal Party, Nationalista Party and the NPC.
In 2010 the reason the Samar group stabbed then Senator Mar in the back was mainly for personal reasons (most Samar group members are not “comfortable” with Secretary Mar). Come 2016, Mar Roxas has not endeared himself to the 2010 conspirators and in a repeat of history, the same gang of plotters are again giving a thumbs down to the P-Noy Anointed One. It does not help the cause of Mar Roxas to be tied for the fourth and fifth places (with former President Estrada) in the surveys. It also helps the Samar group to justify abandoning Secretary Roxas on the basis of poor ability to win.