Erice also disclosed the Roxas campaign’s strategy of intentionally keeping himself apart from Otso Diretso and refusing to directly attack the President to avoid fallout. Tañada dismissed suggestions that Otso Diretso members were not gaining much traction in preelection surveys because they were too focused on just opposing the administration’s policies instead of offering solutions. Alejano said the public should not be deceived by the false claim that Otso Diretso was just an extension of the Liberal Party. “In fact, that’s the direction in which we are being pushed—that all opposition or Otso Diretso are ‘dilawan’ (yellow),” he said. The previous administration was not perfect, and that includes Senator Mar, former President Aquino… But that’s all in the past,” he said.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer April 15, 2019 23:15 UTC