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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

COMELEC approves Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates

Here is the list of the approved candidates:

For Presidency
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III (Liberal Party), Olongapo City councilor JC de los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran), former President Joseph Estrada (UNO-PMP), Sen. Richard Gordon (Bagumbayan), Sen. Jamby Madrigal (independent), former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), Bro. Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas) and Sen. Manny Villar (Nacionalista Party).

For Vice Presidency
Sen. Mar Roxas (Liberal Party), Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay (UNO-PMP), former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando (Bagumbayan), Sen. Loren Legarda (Nacionalista Party), Edu Manzano (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), broadcaster Jay Sonza (KBL), former Securities and Exchange Commission chief Perfecto Yasay (Bangon Pilipinas) and Dominador Chipeco Jr. (Ang Kapatiran).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pacquiao opens a store in Manila

Visit Manny Pacquaio's novelty store in Robinson's Mall in Ermita, Manila. The store's name is 'Team Pacquiao' and it sells Manny Pacquiao t-shirts (including Nike branded tees), jackets, boxing gloves, shorts, shoes and trinkets that were reportedly handpicked by Jinkee Pacquiao.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CHACHA is still Arroyo's priority

Malacanang admitted yesterday that charter change is still President Arroyo's priority. Is that certainly the reason why she still wants to run as a congresswoman in Pampanga? Well, let's see. It is obvious that Arroyo still wants to be in power. She can easily do her actions of ammending the 1987 constitution if she will be in the congress. Indeed, she still has strong influence in the lower house. I am convinced that she is really eyeing to be the house speaker so that she can be the prime minister if our country's government form will be changed to parliamentary.

They say that we can achieve progress if the Philippines will shift from presidential to parliamentary system like Japan, Malaysia, Singapore etc. Well, I strongly disagree, Japan is Japan, Singapore is Singapore but the Philippines is the Philippines. The people sitting in power in those countries have high moral, not corrupt and they know how to handle their countries well. They do not have greed of power unlike many Filipino politicians nowadays. In these times we need to have some people like Nelson Mandela, Cory Aquino, Ronald Reagan, etc. to govern our nation. I don't think that the problem is on the form of government but on the people sitting in power. We have to remove much of them by choosing the right candidates on the coming 2010 national elections.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fernando and Gordon tandem in 2010 polls

Bayani Fernando and Dick Gordon filed certificates of candidacy yesterday in COMELEC Intramuros for presidential and vice presidential bid. Why not?
Alam natin na parehong naging magagaling na alkalde sina Fernando at Gordon sa kani kanilang nasasakupan noong kanilang kapanahunan, si Fernando sa Marikina at si Gordon naman sa Olongapo. Parehong magaling at matinik ang dalawang alkaldeng ito.
Marikina is one of the best and most disciplined city in the Philippines as well as Olongapo. I am not campaigning for the two of them but I am just being fair. The transformation of those two Philippine cities are obvious at bihira lamang ang nakagagawa ng ganoon.
However, the competition for the presidential and vice presidential bid is viewed as stiff. Kaylangan muna nilang talunin ang mga popular na kandidato ng iba't ibang partido tulad nina Noynoy Aquino, Manny Villar, Gilbert Teodoro, atbp sa pagkapangulo. Malakas din ang mga kandidato sa pagka vice president tulad nina Loren Legarda, Mar Roxas at Edu Manzano.