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Monday, November 30, 2009

Arroyo is eyeing for congress

It is hard to believe that President Arroyo wants to have a seat in the lower house while she already became a senator and now a president. I wonder is she has hidden agenda for her political ambition because it is quite seldom for a head of state to aspire for a lower position, like in the congress. Her real plan was revealed yesterday during her interview over the government-run Radyo ng Bayan. 

Many eyebrows raised with Arroyo's revelation. Former ambassador Ernesto Maceda, UNO spokesman, said that if she is sincere in continuously serving the Filipino people, she should seek a Senate seat.

Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño said that Mrs. Arroyo is so obsessed with power because after occupying the presidency for 9 years, she is still aspiring for a lower position with her two sons and two in laws.

Meanwhile, Former President Joseph Estrada said that Mrs. Arroyo must step down after she files her COC for Congress.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Representatives Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza filed their CoCs.

Yesterday morning, Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza, together with their families and close friends, filed their certificate of candidacy before the COMELEC. The two are running as independent candidates for senator. They earlier refused to be the guest candidates to Nacionalista Party when it it forged a partnership with the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan of the Marcoses and included Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in its senatorial slate. Ocampo and Maza are known critique of the Marcos Regime.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sen Loren Legarda: 'I cast my lot with Manny Villar'

Senator Loren Legarda called herself "Villar's other half" as she announced Tuesday that she will vie for the country's second highest position.

“We believe we can make a difference in the lives of Filipinos. That is why today, in declaring my intention to vie for vice presidency in May 2010, I offer myself to the Filipino people as other half to the tandem that seeks a new beginning for the Filipino nation,” Legarda said.

“In this afternoon, on this glorious afternoon, I cast my lot with Manny Villar.
I believe our partnership will ensure a new beginning for all the Filipino people,” she added.

“I cite all these…only to underscore the fact that Manny Villar and I have worked hard to be where we are now. Manny and l have experienced the same hardships in life,” said Legarda.

If we remember, Sen Legarda ran for vice presidency in 2004 elections but lost to now Vice-President Noli de Castro.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Pulse Asia Survey: Noynoy Aquino topped

According to the Pulse Asia survey released yesterday, Senator Noynoy Aquino is the main favorite for the next year's presidential elections. He got 44 percent while Nacionalista candidate Sen. Manny Villar is quite distant with 19 percent. Sen. Francis Escudero was next with 13 percent followed by former President Joseph Estrada who obtained 11 percent. Administration candidate Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro only got 2 percent. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hillary Clinton visits the Philippines, announces additional $5.2-M US disaster aid to RP

The United States government will give an additional $5.2 million in disaster relief and recovery assistance to the Philippines, announced on Thursday.

Clinton made the announcement after her visit to the Malanday National High School in Marikina City, a Metro Manila City that worst hit by floods brought by Typhoon Ondoy. The US government already released $14 million for rescue and relief aid and already gave to the Philippine government. The State secretary said that the $5.2 million is an additional fund.
Clinton said in a speech in Malacañang, “I was saddened as so many here (were affected by) the recent storms and flooding. I want to convey the sympathy of the Obama administration and the US to the Philippines. You have shown great resolve in these great calamities,"

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bong, Edu, Ace, Loren? Who's Gibo's VP?

Is the administration desperate to choose for the VP to tandem with their presidential bet Gilberto Teodoro?  Lakas-Kampi-CMD party president Eduardo Ermita has confirmed reports that Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., television host Edu Manzano, Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, and Senator Loren Legarda, are among those being considered as the vice presidential bet of their party.
However, Revilla said that his ailing father former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. discouraged him to run for the second highest position in the land. Meanwhile, actor Edu Manzano whom just resigned from Optical Media Board last August is still undecided. The chances of Teodoro pairing up with Duranon are unclear. But how about Loren Legarda? Are they ready to welcome back their prodigal daughter?