Emails and text messages have been spreading quickly this past week here saying that Nacionalista Party senatorial bets Adel Tamano and Susan Ople were resigning from the party because of the smear campaign against Aquino. This talk was, it seems, primarily driven by the recent 'fake expose' of a Villar supporter who showed another mental report document about Aquino to the media. The report was later denied by the signatory.
Ople said that there was no truth to the messages. Tamano, for his part, said that he doesn't really know for sure if there was a black ops department in the campaign set-up of the party. The moment that it's proven true--or if Sen. Villar tells him that the party has no more trust in him--then he says he'll resign from the NP.
In an interview with reporters, Tamano said he wants to focus the message of the campaign on their strengths and not on black propaganda issues.