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PALACE REACTING TO REPORTS: LET DUTERTE RUN AGAINST ROXAS
[Duterte has officially announced "Hindi ako tatakbo sa pagkapresidente. I'm sorry," But apparently his body language shows a different sentiment]


SEPTEMBER 7 --Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is set to make an announcement this afternoon. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Facebook page Malacañang will respect the decision of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run, if ever, for president. In a press briefing on Monday, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. reacted to reports that Duterte will run against Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II if the Liberal Party's (LP) senatorial lineup will include Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. "Nasa kanya pong pagpapasya ang nais niyang gawin," Coloma said. "Sa atin pong demokrasya ay mayroong proseso sa paglahok sa paligsahang pampulitika at meron din namang mga  itinatakdang mga qualification[s]," he added. "Basta naman po kuwalipikado o gustong maglingkod sa bayan ay dapat nating bigyan ng pagkakataon at magalang na pagdinig ang kanilang mga pahayag." Coloma, however, refused to comment on reports that the Nacionalista Party and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan will be leaving the LP coalition to support Duterte's supposed presidential bid. Duterte is set to make an important announcement this afternoon, fueling speculations that he may finally decide on his plans for presidential election. READ MORE...RELATED -Duterte’s die-hard fans refuse to lose hope as mayor shows up in events....

ALSO: IS LP DROPPING POE? Mar now eyeing Duterte as runningmate


MArk My WOrd administration party standard bearer manuel roxas 2nd fields questions from arnel avila, program anchor of Lucena city tv-12’s ‘pagusapan natin’.
LUCENA CITY: Administration party standard bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd on Friday revealed he will be meeting Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the possibility of them teaming up in next year’s elections.“Mag-uusap kami kung gusto niyang magpa-konsidera (We’ll talk and see if he wants to considered),” Roxas told a local television public affairs program.
Roxas was in this city on his last day as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government. Later in the day, he handed over the reins of the DILG to Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento. Duterte in a news conference last week announced that he is definitely not running for president and is retiring from politics in 2016. In an interview with TV5 on Thursday he discounted the possibility of even considering a vice presidential run, saying he doesn’t like the idea of having somebody above him.In his interview with Arnel Avila, program anchor of “Pag-usapan Natin” aired over TV12, Roxas said the Liberal Party is also seriously considering Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos as a vice presidential candidate.Both Robredo, widow of the Interior Secretary and good governance icon Jesse Robredo and Santos, a popular actress, had previously dismissed speculations that they’re eyeing the vice presidency.
“Of course, we will choose the leader who is principled enough and who is aligned with our campaign about honest, dedicated and focused on continuing the Tuwid na Daan advocacy,” Roxas said.President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Roxas previously dogged pre-election survey frontrunner Sen. Grace Poe to be the administration’s candidate for vice president.Last week, LP leaders, including party vice chairman Senate President Franklin Drilon, said it’s time for the administration party to look for other possibilities as Poe is reportedly determined to pursue the presidency. READ 5 READER'S RESPONSES...ALSO RELATED -Filipinos not ready for my style – Duterte RELATED - NP, PDP jump Liberal ship for Rody...

ALSO Duterte for President: 'Occupy Luneta' rally moved to Sept. 26


DAVAO BREAKING NEWS: Duterte supporters to stage Million March Rally in Luneta FILE PHOTO
MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte will cancel his appearances in Manila this Monday until Wednesday, with his aides citing some “difficulties” with contacts in Manila. In a Facebook post by former councilor Peter Laviña, the talks scheduled on Sept. 14, 15, and 16 at Divisoria with traders and vendors, with the media at the Manila Overseas Press Club, Quirino Grandstand talks with taxi and jeepney drivers, a campus tour at Mandaluyong, and a meeting with the urban poor sector of Caloocan city were canceled. “In effect, all the previously scheduled activities to spread his advocacy on federalism are affected,” wrote Laviña. Barangay captain Mar Masanguid, head of the Duterte for President Movement 2016 confirmed the initial plan of staging “Occupy Luneta” march for Duterte on the 15th will be moved to Sept. 26, as there was some “miscommunication” and dates were changed. “We are planning to gather non-government groups, people from urban poor sector, and Filipinos from out of the country to take part in the march,” he said in a phone call. He said they are gunning for a million participants for the march for the mayor to convince him to take up the presidency even as he stated last Sept. 7 he would not be running for the highest national post. The march is organized by the National Executive Coordinating Committee as well as the Duterte for President Movement 2016. “The march will go on with or without the mayor, but of course he is invited,” said Masanguid. The group also staged a rally calling for Duterte to run for the presidency last Aug. 28 where about 3, 000 people from in and out of Davao participated. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Binay meets with NPC to get support for 2016 bid


SEPTEMBER 7 -Vice President Jejomar Binay will be the presidential candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance in the 2016 national elections. Philstar.com/AJ Bolando
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday met with members of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) to get the party's support for his 2016 presidential bid. Binay's children, Sen. Nancy Binay and suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr., and few members of the United Nationalist Alliance also attended the meeting at the NPC Clubhouse in New Manila, Quezon City. According to a report, many of the members of the NPC have already expressed their support to Sen. Grace Poe but decided to hear out the vice president. A few of the NPC members who attended the said meeting have expressed support for the vice president but the party has not yet made any commitment to support his presidential bid. UNA spokesperson Mon Ilagan said Binay is confident that he will get the support of the NPC for the 2016 national elections, according to a report. Members of the NPC have earlier met with Poe and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, the standard bearer of the Liberal Party (LP). The NPC is the country's second largest political party next to the ruling LP. THIS IS THE FULL REPORT. ..RELATED -VP Binay says meeting with NPC ‘promising’ ...

ALSO: Roxas-Cayetano shaping up as LP tandem in 2016
[According to Cayetano, he wants to run under the NP but the party has yet to decide who among him and Senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Antonio Trillanes IV will be the party’s official vice presidential candidate in 2016.]


SEPTEMBER 7 -Sen. Cayetano, secretary general of Nacionalista Party (NP), told reporters here on Friday that he was holding talks with LP stalwarts Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, who are pushing him to partner with Roxas in 2016. Philstar.com/File
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said he is open to a proposal to be the running mate of Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II in the 2016 general elections.
Cayetano, secretary general of Nacionalista Party (NP), told reporters here on Friday that he was holding talks with LP stalwarts Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, who are pushing him to partner with Roxas in 2016. “I told them I will keep my door open,” Cayetano said. He had earlier said he was no longer pursuing plans for a presidential bid. Belmonte believes that Cayetano would complement Roxas. Earlier, Drilon advised Roxas not to wait for Sen. Grace Poe’s decision whether to accept the LP’s offer to be his running mate and choose other possible candidates for vice president. READ MORE...

ALSO: Noy in Mindanao uses cash doles anew for Mar / Related: CCT program lahat makikinabang - VP Binay


SEPTEMBER 10 -In another so-called “Gathering of Friends” in several Mindanao centers that ended in Davao City, which is an obviously disguised Liberal Party (LP) campaign sortie for President Aquino’s anointed, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the President again used government cash doles to solicit votes for Roxas. Prior to Davao City, Aquino was in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental and Samal, Davao del Norte. Aquino said in a speech that the the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or conditional cash transfer (CCT) program’s continuity depends on who would get the vote for the presidency next year while extolling Roxas as the one who would continue the program without changes. Roxas’ rival United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bet Vice President Jejomar Binay indicated that changes will be introduced in the expensive program to remove its character as mere dole to the poor. “My question now is that all candidates, since it is the elections, will introduce themselves. There are those who are trustworthy, and there are those who are not. At the end of the day, many are happy with the 4Ps but there are those who said the 4Ps will continue while others said it should be investigated,” he said. READ MORE...


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Palace: Let Duterte run against Roxas


PHOTO :) FROM hatawtabloid.com UPDATE REPORT- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte on Monday officially declared he is not running for president in the 2016 elections. In his anticipated “big announcement” on Monday afternoon, Duterte said he is not running for the highest government post in the general elections next year. "Hindi ako tatakbo sa pagkapresidente. I'm sorry," he said. To date, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II and Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay were the only presidential candidates who have announced their bids under the Liberal Party and United Nationalist Alliance, respectively. REPORT FROM PHILSTAR SEPT 7, 2015

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015, (PHILSTAR) Malacañang will respect the decision of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run, if ever, for president.

In a press briefing on Monday, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. reacted to reports that Duterte will run against Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II if the Liberal Party's (LP) senatorial lineup will include Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.

"Nasa kanya pong pagpapasya ang nais niyang gawin," Coloma said.

"Sa atin pong demokrasya ay mayroong proseso sa paglahok sa paligsahang pampulitika at meron din namang mga  itinatakdang mga qualification[s]," he added. "Basta naman po kuwalipikado o gustong maglingkod sa bayan ay dapat nating bigyan ng pagkakataon at magalang na pagdinig ang kanilang mga pahayag."

Coloma, however, refused to comment on reports that the Nacionalista Party and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan will be leaving the LP coalition to support Duterte's supposed presidential bid.

Duterte is set to make an important announcement this afternoon, fueling speculations that he may finally decide on his plans for presidential election.

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In the latest Pulse Asia survey on possible presidential candidates, Duterte ranked third behind Sen. Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay.

In a similar Social Weather Stations survey released last June, Duterte was in fourth place behind Poe, Binay and Roxas.


CONTINUING WORD WAR: Duterte took to task De Lima for reportedly describing him as “undemocratic” in a media interview. Addressing De Lima, Duterte said at the VACC event: “Undemocratic ako? Tingnan mo ginagawa mo. Here are guys who are supposed to be in prison, paying retribution for their sins against humanity, pinapataba mo, nagnenegosyo pa.” (I’m undemocratic? Look at what you’re doing. Here are guys who are supposed to be in prison, paying retribution for their sins against humanity, but instead you are fattening them, and they even do business.)

Duterte had been in a word war with De Lima regarding his brand of law enforcement and crime-busting efforts.

Duterte is allegedly linked to the Davao Death Squad, which is supposedly behind the summary executions of criminals in the city.

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Duterte’s die-hard fans refuse to lose hope as mayor shows up in events @inquirerdotnet 04:18 PM September 8th, 2015


POSTED AUGUST 21, 2015 -Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Mindanaoans should not fight each other due to policies made by the central government in Manila.
Duterte issued the remark in a speech during the 9th national palm oil Congress held at the KCC Mall in Gen. Santos City last Wednesday. “Pareho tayong taga Mindanao (We are all from Mindanao), why are we going to kill each other?” Duterte said.  Duterte stressed that the Moslems of the islands like the Tausugs of Misuari would not want those in Central Mindanao like the MILF to lord it over them and vice versa. “Manila people and leaders think of the situation in Mindanao as just another insurrection,” he said. Duterte blamed Manila’s ignorance and arrogance for the threat of violence in the country’s second biggest island. FROM RDUTERTE.COM

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A day after making a “categorical” statement that he would not run for president in 2016, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continued with his travels outside the city for various speaking engagements and meetings, including ones with former President Fidel V. Ramos and leaders of the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

So what he was up to?, asked some supporters – including Davao City village chief Mar Masanguid, a prime mover of the Duterte for President Movement.

On his Facebook page, Masanguid said since the mayor has not cancelled his scheduled appearances, including visits to Malabon and Navotas on Tuesday, he felt optimistic that Duterte has not shut the door to a possible presidential run.

Even among jeepney drivers and commuters here, Duterte’s not running for president has become the hottest topic.

Arturo Pastera, a passenger, said he was disappointed by the announcement but he said he was hopeful that the mayor would change his mind before the filing of certificates of candidacy (CoCs) next month.

“It is still a month away before the filing of candidacy, a substantial time for the mayor to change his mind,” said Pastera.

He said he wanted Duterte to run for president because there has not been a president from Mindanao ever since.

Aside from the speaking engagements in Malabon and Navotas, Duterte will also meet with Muslim traders at the Club Filipino in Greenhills, and the Rotary Club of Makati in Dasmariñas. Duterte was also scheduled to meet anew with NPC leaders on Wednesday (Sept. 9), visit a television network, and speak in Tuguegarao later in the week.

When asked why he hasn’t canceled any of his engagements if he was not really running for president, Leoncio Evasco, Duterte’s political adviser, said those earlier engagements have already been scheduled prior to his announcement, and so, he would show up in all of them.

Duterte has always said his speaking engagements were his contribution to the campaign for federalism, which he has recommended as the answer to the country’s woes, including rebellion and corruption.

Emmanuel Piñol, another staunch Duterte supporter, said “the phones have not stopped ringing since the time Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte declared for the umpteenth time that he would not run for President in 2016.”

“Most of the callers expressed disappointment and frustration over the ‘decision’ of the Mayor not to run but there was a good number of true-blue believers who just would not give up. Indeed, except for the word ‘categorical,’ there was nothing new in the announcement that he would not run,” he wrote.

Former Butuan City congresswoman Charito Plaza, another Duterte supporter, also said she had “strong belief” that Duterte would eventually run for president.

And even if his supporters were disappointed at the announcement made at a hotel here on Monday, another rally was being organized in Manila to convince Duterte to change his mind.

The rally, dubbed Occupy Luneta, will be held on September 15 at the Quirino Grandstand and has been touted as “another Edsa revolution to install a president rather than depose one.” (With a report from Allan Nawal, Inquirer Mindanao) – SFM


MANILA TIMES

IS LP DROPPING POE? Mar now eyeing Duterte as runningmate September 12, 2015 10:57 pm by BELLY M. OTORDOZ, CORRESPONDENT

[PHNO WONDERED: What kind of Filipino mentality are we reading here from the LPs: Segurista? Why? Vanity for name and power? What for? Or simply a case of the personality of 'paranoia'? So what kind of PRESIDENT of the PHILIPPINES, the man who will lead our own country, our one and only, are we to ask for?.... Just wondering, that's all!]


MArk My WOrd administration party standard bearer manuel roxas 2nd fields questions from arnel avila, program anchor of Lucena city tv-12’s ‘pagusapan natin’.

LUCENA CITY: Administration party standard bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd on Friday revealed he will be meeting Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the possibility of them teaming up in next year’s elections.

“Mag-uusap kami kung gusto niyang magpa-konsidera (We’ll talk and see if he wants to considered),” Roxas told a local television public affairs program.

Roxas was in this city on his last day as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government. Later in the day, he handed over the reins of the DILG to Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento.

Duterte in a news conference last week announced that he is definitely not running for president and is retiring from politics in 2016. In an interview with TV5 on Thursday he discounted the possibility of even considering a vice presidential run, saying he doesn’t like the idea of having somebody above him.

In his interview with Arnel Avila, program anchor of “Pag-usapan Natin” aired over TV12, Roxas said the Liberal Party is also seriously considering Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos as a vice presidential candidate.

Both Robredo, widow of the Interior Secretary and good governance icon Jesse Robredo and Santos, a popular actress, had previously dismissed speculations that they’re eyeing the vice presidency.

“Of course, we will choose the leader who is principled enough and who is aligned with our campaign about honest, dedicated and focused on continuing the Tuwid na Daan advocacy,” Roxas said.

President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Roxas previously dogged pre-election survey frontrunner Sen. Grace Poe to be the administration’s candidate for vice president.

Last week, LP leaders, including party vice chairman Senate President Franklin Drilon, said it’s time for the administration party to look for other possibilities as Poe is reportedly determined to pursue the presidency.

5 Responses to Mar now eyeing Duterte as runningmate
Butch says:
September 13, 2015 at 8:02 am
Shame on you Mar Roxas, begging for someone to pair with you. Have you considered Racuyal Pascual or Mickey Mouse as your tandem? You have no principles you are so desperate to get to Malacanang you seem to be on your knees for anyone8, no one with a bit of scrupulous wants to join a man with no originality or foresight, give it up you are a loser. You lost your chance when you went on with Penoy and did nothing on the Yolanda and Mamasapano incident. Naka dikit ang dila mo Kay Penoy wala kang originality SHAME, SHAME, SHAME. KAPAL MUKHA MO.
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Bobski Natividad says:
September 13, 2015 at 6:33 am
Dutarte would we a good choice, Mindanao and the Bisayan would be well represented. A tough talking high gov’t official is what we need to descipline those crooks in the gov’t. here is somebody who could implement RA 9485 that has long being ignored by gov’t employees under Pnoy.
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bob gabuna says:
September 13, 2015 at 5:28 am
I thought he is going to wait forever for Ms Grace Poe?
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Resty says:
September 13, 2015 at 2:41 am
Style mo bulok Mar.
Si Duterte pa ang lalabas na may gusto maikonsidera mo sa VP. Parang baligtad. Kaya bagsak ang rating mo, laging gusto mo ay nasa ibabaw ka lagi.
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fyi says:
September 13, 2015 at 2:39 am
“Of course, we will choose the leader who is principled enough and who is aligned with our campaign about honest, dedicated and focused on continuing the Tuwid na Daan advocacy,” Roxas said.
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I just threw up in my mouth.
Roxas showed none of those traits during the past 5 years. His incompetent management of every agency he headed was on display for the entire world at Tacloban after Typhoon Yolanda.
Roxas allowed Aquino to abandon the SAF 44 opting to finish his lunch and tour with Aquino and professing no knowledge of the events when questioned.
Tuwid na Daan – Isn’t that where the president gives all the corrupt senators and house rep’s billions of peso’s so they can give it to fake companies and get kickbacks ?
Isn’t that also where the president pays billions for votes to impeach a chief justice ?
Isn’t that where the president cancels projects and takes the money, makes a DAP fund and does who knows what with the money since no audit is allowed ?
Isn’t that also leaving over a hundred thousand people still living in tents 2 years after typhoon Yolanda ?
Isn’t that where the government fails to pass the freedom of information law and the anti dynasty law ?
Isn’t that where corruption, unemployment and poverty increase while the government claims the opposite.
6 more years of that ?

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Filipinos not ready for my style – Duterte September 10, 2015 11:11 pm by CARMELLA ESCOTA AND JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA, REPORTERS


FILE PHOTO FROM PHILSTAR

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday reiterated his announcement that he will not be running for President in next year’s elections because Filipinos are not ready for his style of leadership.

“The people of the Philippines are not ready for my kind of style,” he said in a roundtable interview with executives and journalists of TV-5.

Duterte on Monday said he was standing firm on his announcement despite an impending “Occupy Luneta” campaign being organized by his supporters to purportedly convince him to reconsider.

“Yung mga nagpaplano ng ganon umuwi na lang kayo. Puntahan nyo na lang ang mga girlfriend at asawa ninyo, maligaya pa kayo. Walang mangyayari ‘diyan [To those who are planning to go there, you just go visit your girlfriends or go home to your wife and you’ll end up happy. Nothing will happen there],” he said.

A movement to clamor for a Duterte presidency gained ground middle of last year after the tough-talking mayor went on a nationwide speaking tour purportedly to promote the shift to a federal form of government.

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Duterte’s tough style and no-nonsense approach to criminality and illegal drugs drew supporters as well as critics to his cause.

Human rights advocates criticized Duterte for allegedly coddling vigilantes and for having a hand in unsolved killings in Davao City.

Duterte said he sees the problems of Philippine society and knows the solution but said the people are not yet ready for his style.

“If I would rate my service to Davao City from 1 to 10, I’d give myself 6 and a half and I’m okay with that. The Filipino people are not ready for my kind of style,” he added

Despite insisting that his decision was final, Duterte still dropped hints that things might change.

“Masama ang magsalita nang tapos sa mundong ito [It’s not good to speak with finality in this world],” he said.

“It’s only really God who can tell us whether, for example, ‘You ma’am will get married two years from now,’” he said, directing his answer to a female member of the interview panel.

“I became mayor of Davao by accident. I was a prosecutor. It was my mother who was going to run,” Duterte added.

When asked if he now considers running for Vice President, he said, “Ayoko ng may mas mataas sa akin [I don’t want to have anyone above me].”

The mayor however, confirmed that he and Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd had a recent lengthy conversation over his political future.


Senator Koko Pimentel (left) and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ, INQUIRER FILE

Pimentel on Thursday said the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will still try to convince Duterte to run for President.

He added that he still believes there is still hope for the mayor to change his mind and the party is not giving up.

“I feel the clamor of a big segment of society for him to run for President, so I will just beg him to listen to the clamor,” said Pimentel, who was with Duterte until 3 a.m. on Thursday.

He and members of the party, he added, will not give up on trying to convince the Davao City chief executive until October 16 or even beyond that.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set October 16 as the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy.

The senator noted that Duterte can still be included in the presidential race even after the October deadline through the substitution rule of the Comelec.

Under the substitution rule, the Comelec allows substitution of candidates in case of death, disqualification or withdrawal.

“If after the last day for the filing of certificates of candidacy, an official candidate of a duly registered political party or coalition of political parties dies, withdraws or is disqualified for any cause, he may be substituted by a candidate belonging to, and nominated by, the same political party. No substitute shall be allowed for any independent candidate,” the law states.

Pimentel said PDP-Laban can still register Duterte in case he agrees to run for President after the October deadline.

“There is an initial deadline but that is not the absolute deadline to decide. It is a risk on the party of the political party and we are willing to take that risk,” he added.

7 Responses to Filipinos not ready for my style – Duterte
Nel says:
September 11, 2015 at 11:24 am
Mayor Rody please reconsider your decision. Given the state of our country, we need a leader like you more than ever. Please give us an alternative choice since voting for those who have announced/declared their intentions to run for president means continuing a system that has corrupted this country for a very long, long time.
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brigido domingo says:
September 11, 2015 at 10:33 am
An important reminder to all voters: Every election is CORRUPTION and HYPOCRISY!
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Mariano Patalinjug says:
September 11, 2015 at 3:16 am
Yonkers, New York
10 September 2015
The Filipino people will be missing an excellent opportunity to benefit from the kind of drastic changes which they need for the Philippines to be put on a new path of governance if successful Davao City Mayor RODY DUTERTE really is serious about not running for the office of President.
For over sixty years now, the Philippines has been caught in the vise-like grip of a Plutocratic-Politico-Clerico Conspiracy whose overarching Agenda is to perpetuate itself in wealth and power, the better to manipulate and exploit the people.
The likely presidential candidates for next year, let’s face it, are “trapos” or traditional politicos, and even members of long-entrenched political dynasties, who, if elected, will very likely simply push that old rickety cart of “rotten tomatoes,” meaning policies and programs that have sadly failed to put the country on a real, solid and inclusive path to enduring prosperity and progress.
In short, for these “trapos” it will be just be more and more of the same–and, as a consequence, there is no way the country could ever surmount its pejorative worldwide reputation as “The sick man of Asia.”
It is only RODY DUTERTE who may have the unswerving courage and the steely determination to introduce the fundamental structural changes which could break that vise-like grip of the Plutocratic-Politico-Clerico Conspiracy. Rody Duterte stands out as the one with some of the exceptional qualities of LEE KWAN YEW.
MARIANO PATALINJUG
Lakandula1927@yahoo.com
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danny coloso says:
September 11, 2015 at 2:30 am
Please field one candidate for President and Vice President against Binay. Do not split the votes between Roxas, Poe and Duterte. Binay likes it because he has all the opposing votes for him alone and administration votes will be divided by three.
Just field a solid candidate-Only One President and Vice President against Binay.
Roxas -President and Poe-Vice Predisent
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fyi says:
September 11, 2015 at 1:31 am
No one is ready for someone who is above the law, we already have Aquino and his liberal party driving the country to ruin in a hand basket.
Anyone who thinks pulling a gun on someone and threatening to kill them over violating a smoking ordinance is mentally disturbed and apparently above the law.
Why hasn’t Duterte been arrested for threatening murder and using a firearm in the commission of a crime ?
The Philippines is rapidly descending into chaos led by the politicians.
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cris says:
September 11, 2015 at 9:44 am
Sir yung nanigarilyo ay pinagsabihan naman na bawal, pero sumagot pa sya ng pabalang at nang gago pa mayabang pati. ang problema kasi sa ating mga pilipino bukod sa kulang tayo sa disiplina e napaka abusado pa natin. so how you will counter that kind of traits? if your answer is not good as mine then you’re not really ready for a Duterte style of discipline and leadership. Duterte’s style of law implementation is not above the law, he just implemented it with harshness dahil yun ang nababagay sa pag uugaling pilipino.

kumag says:
September 11, 2015 at 11:40 am
is the gun loaded? if the gun is loaded then i agree with you. but pointing unloaded gun cant be consider a criminal act. considering that Duterte is an expert on criminal law… he would not dare to point a loaded gun without legal justification or exempting circumstances.

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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reportedly met with Nacionalista Party (NP) and Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to discuss a possible coalition if he runs for president. CNN PHILIPPINES SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

THE ruling Liberal Party of President Benigno Aquino III has lost two allies in the Nacionalista Party (NP) and Partido Demokratikong Pilipino or PDP-Laban after the two parties agreed to bolt the coalition and form an alliance to back Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential bid in the 2016 elections.

The NP-PDP-Laban merger was firmed up Monday night during a three-hour meeting at the Hotel Sofitel, which was attended by the top leadership of both parties and Duterte.

Duterte “It’s a done deal. The official announcement of the merger of the two parties with Duterte as the standard-bearer will be made last week of September,” a highly reliable source, who was privy to the meeting, told The Standard.

The two parties will meet again in mid-September to decide on Duterte’s running mate.


DUTERTE-MARCOS TANDEM?

“It is a toss-up between Senators [Ferdinand] Bongbong Marcos [II] and Allan Peter Cayetano, both NP stalwarts,” said the source who requested anonymity.

NP president former Senator Manuel Villar and his wife Senator Cynthia Villar clinched the agreement with former Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., and his son and namesake Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, chairman emeritus and president of PDP-Laban, respectively, in the presence of Duterte.

The Villars and Pimentels gave Duterte the option to pick between Marcos and Cayetano as his running mate.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, also an NP member and who has repeatedly announced his availability to run for a higher office, was not considered.

The Villars and Pimentels have yet to inform President Aquino, the LP chairman, of their decision to leave the administration coalition primarily because they could no longer support the candidacy of the President’s anointed one, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II.

Roxas was endorsed by the President as the LP standard bearer for 2016. He said he had chosen Roxas because he was in the best position to continue his reform agenda, the much touted “Tuwid na Daan” or straight path.

In the 2013 midterm elections, the NP and PDP-Laban, along with the Nationalist People’s Coalition, National Unity Party, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino and Akbayan formed the administration alliance that was spearheaded by the LP to bankroll the Team PNoy that won nine of the 12 seats in the Senate.

Cynthia Villar, Cayetano and Trillanes from the NP and the young Pimentel of the PDP-Laban were among those who ran and won under the LP-led Team PNoy.

“The NP and PDP-Laban chose to join forces as the latter insisted they wanted someone from Mindanao and Visayan-speaking to be the country’s next President,” the source said.

“They found Duterte to be the strongest contender that could fill the bill.”

The PDP-Laban earlier adopted Duterte as its standard bearer.

Duterte, according to the source, was comfortable being carried by the NP because his father, former Davao Gov. Vicente Duterte, was also an NP stalwart.

Duterte counts as his bailiwicks the Visayan-speaking Mindanao and the Visayas because his father was a native of Danao, Cebu, in the Visayas and his mother, Soledad Roa, was from Agusan and Misamis in Mindanao.

Duterte said he was comfortable working with either Marcos or Cayetano as his running mate.

Marcos counts as his bailiwicks the North as his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., was from Ilocos Norte and his mother and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos is a native of Leyte and Samar.


MINDANAO TIMES

Occupy Luneta rally moved to Sept. 26 Posted on September 12, 2015 by Salud Isabel Petalcorin


DAVAO BREAKING NEWS: Duterte supporters to stage Million March Rally in Luneta

MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte will cancel his appearances in Manila this Monday until Wednesday, with his aides citing some “difficulties” with contacts in Manila.

In a Facebook post by former councilor Peter Laviña, the talks scheduled on Sept. 14, 15, and 16 at Divisoria with traders and vendors, with the media at the Manila Overseas Press Club, Quirino Grandstand talks with taxi and jeepney drivers, a campus tour at Mandaluyong, and a meeting with the urban poor sector of Caloocan city were canceled.

“In effect, all the previously scheduled activities to spread his advocacy on federalism are affected,” wrote Laviña.

Barangay captain Mar Masanguid, head of the Duterte for President Movement 2016 confirmed the initial plan of staging “Occupy Luneta” march for Duterte on the 15th will be moved to Sept. 26, as there was some “miscommunication” and dates were changed.

“We are planning to gather non-government groups, people from urban poor sector, and Filipinos from out of the country to take part in the march,” he said in a phone call.

He said they are gunning for a million participants for the march for the mayor to convince him to take up the presidency even as he stated last Sept. 7 he would not be running for the highest national post.

The march is organized by the National Executive Coordinating Committee as well as the Duterte for President Movement 2016.

“The march will go on with or without the mayor, but of course he is invited,” said Masanguid.

The group also staged a rally calling for Duterte to run for the presidency last Aug. 28 where about 3, 000 people from in and out of Davao participated.


PHILSTAR

Binay meets with NPC to get support for 2016 bid By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated September 7, 2015 - 3:54pm 4 0 googleplus0 0


Vice President Jejomar Binay will be the presidential candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance in the 2016 national elections. Philstar.com/AJ Bolando

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday met with members of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) to get the party's support for his 2016 presidential bid.

Binay's children, Sen. Nancy Binay and suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr., and few members of the United Nationalist Alliance also attended the meeting at the NPC Clubhouse in New Manila, Quezon City.


NPC MEETING FROM SENATOR BINAY'S FB

According to a report, many of the members of the NPC have already expressed their support to Sen. Grace Poe but decided to hear out the vice president.

A few of the NPC members who attended the said meeting have expressed support for the vice president but the party has not yet made any commitment to support his presidential bid.

UNA spokesperson Mon Ilagan said Binay is confident that he will get the support of the NPC for the 2016 national elections, according to a report.

Members of the NPC have earlier met with Poe and Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, the standard bearer of the Liberal Party (LP).

The NPC is the country's second largest political party next to the ruling LP.

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VP Binay says meeting with NPC ‘promising’ September 7, 2015 5:58pm Tags: jejomarbinayjr, nationalistpeoplescoalition, eleksyon2016 By TRISHA MACAS, GMA News

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday described his meeting with the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) as "promising," noting that he personally knows most of the party members.

"Promising, sabagay, halos siguro 85 to 90 percent ang nasa NPC na matagal ko nang kilala," he told reporters at the NPC Clubhouse in Quezon City.

The opposition's presumptive standard bearer, Binay, who served as Makati mayor for many terms before getting elected vice president in 2010, said the party asked him about his plans for 2016.

"Nagtanong kung paano sa inclusive growth. Lagi kung tinuturo iyong aking karanasan, na akin naman maya't maya sinasabi na ang issue sa darating na halalan ay ang karanasan, kakayahan, at pagmamalasakit sa bayan," he said.

He was joined in the meeting by his children Senator Nancy Binay, Makati Rep. Abi Binay, and suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.

For their part, NPC said the meeting with Binay was productive. Before him, the party had already met with Sen. Grace Poe and the administration's presumptive standard bearer, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.

"We thought that VP Binay made himself clear on his plans and overall we believe that he is determined as ever to run and be the country's next leader," said Quezon Rep. Mark Enverga, NPC spokesman.

The meeting was led by the party's secretary general, Batangas Rep. Mark Leandro Mendoza.

UNA-NPC coalition?

Binay said he is hoping that his meeting with NPC will lead to a coalition with his party, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), whose vice president, Sen. Gringo Honasan, also attended the meeting.

"Oo, that's why I'm here. Sabi ko nga, sana magkasama kami sa darating na eleksyon," Binay said. "Sabi ko nga sa inyo, bawat boto kailangan. Second largest political party pa iyon [NPC] dito sa atin sa Pilipinas."

If NPC decides to team up with Binay and UNA, the vice president believes that the coalition will be the team to beat in 2016.

"That will be the [result] of it. Kasi kahit papaano sabi ko nga it's the second largest political party. You can just imagine... I think we can aspire also na magkuwan kami, on our own, na maging dominant kami," he said.

Corruption allegations

Enverga said that the vice president was given the chance to defend himself from the corruption allegations, currently the subject of a Senate blue ribbon subcommittee investigation, being thrown at him. He said Binay claimed his accusers were "merely politicking."

"We'd like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt prior to anything else. Wala pa namang court cases na nagde-decide. Of course, it will have a weight on decision-making eventually," he said. —KBK, GMA News -


PHILSTAR

Roxas-Cayetano shaping up as LP tandem in 2016 By Danny Dangcalan (The Philippine Star) | Updated September 7, 2015 - 12:00am googleplus


Cayetano, secretary general of Nacionalista Party (NP), told reporters here on Friday that he was holding talks with LP stalwarts Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, who are pushing him to partner with Roxas in 2016. Philstar.com/File

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said he is open to a proposal to be the running mate of Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II in the 2016 general elections.

Cayetano, secretary general of Nacionalista Party (NP), told reporters here on Friday that he was holding talks with LP stalwarts Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, who are pushing him to partner with Roxas in 2016.

“I told them I will keep my door open,” Cayetano said.

He had earlier said he was no longer pursuing plans for a presidential bid.

Belmonte believes that Cayetano would complement Roxas.

Earlier, Drilon advised Roxas not to wait for Sen. Grace Poe’s decision whether to accept the LP’s offer to be his running mate and choose other possible candidates for vice president.

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The NP allied with the administration party in the 2013 elections.

Cayetano said he is holding informal talks with other political parties to run with in 2016.

He said he is in talks with people close to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who has been faring good in presidential surveys.

He added that Sen. Cynthia Villar, wife of NP president and former senator Manny Villar, was meeting with Duterte.

According to Cayetano, he wants to run under the NP but the party has yet to decide who among him and Senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Antonio Trillanes IV will be the party’s official vice presidential candidate in 2016.

Trillanes earlier announced that he would run for vice president with or without NP’s support.

Cayetano said he has been talking to other NP officials to come up with a process that would be acceptable to all.

Cayetano said 2016 is not yet the time for him to seek the country’s highest post after seeing the results of presidential surveys.

Meanwhile, Roxas could still not give a definite answer on who will be his running mate in next year’s polls.

“What will be, will be,” Roxas said when asked by reporters about the LP’s efforts to convince Poe to be his running mate.

Poe said she has yet to arrive at a decision for the 2016 elections though she has been attending speaking engagements and going around the country.

Roxas attended a gathering in Novaliches, Quezon City initiated by Rep. Alfred Vargas on Saturday. – With Cecille Suerte Felipe


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Noy in Mindanao uses cash doles anew for Mar
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In another so-called “Gathering of Friends” in several Mindanao centers that ended in Davao City, which is an obviously disguised Liberal Party (LP) campaign sortie for President Aquino’s anointed, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the President again used government cash doles to solicit votes for Roxas.

Prior to Davao City, Aquino was in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental and Samal, Davao del Norte. Aquino said in a speech that the the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or conditional cash transfer (CCT) program’s continuity depends on who would get the vote for the presidency next year while extolling Roxas as the one who would continue the program without changes.

Roxas’ rival United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bet Vice President Jejomar Binay indicated that changes will be introduced in the expensive program to remove its character as mere dole to the poor.

“My question now is that all candidates, since it is the elections, will introduce themselves. There are those who are trustworthy, and there are those who are not. At the end of the day, many are happy with the 4Ps but there are those who said the 4Ps will continue while others said it should be investigated,” he said.

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“It is in your hands whether the uplifting of the country will continue or we will return to a period when the people’s welfare was set aside. It is in your hands to continue the programs and projects to deliver benefits to the common Filipino, if we will not continue the transformation we are experiencing now,” Aquino added.

It was not the first time the President used the cash doles as leverage in seeking votes for Roxas.

Binay has accused the administration of having ghost CCT program beneficiaries, noting that the leakages in the program may be used by the Aquino administration as advantage during the campaigns.

Malacanang, however, shrugged off Binay’s claims against the CCT.

The CCT program is funded with P62.3-billion in the budget this year which administration critics said will largely be exploited by the LP in its elections campaign.

The CCT has long been proven to be used for partisan politics, where administration candidates used in 2013 to solicit votes including the distribution of application forms for new beneficiaries of the program.

In Davao City, Aquino again boasted the supposed anti-poverty programs and institutional reforms in the government, while assailing his political opponents warning the crowd to “be scared when they always say I.”

He rained praises on Roxas, who is supposed to resign as Interior Secretary on Friday, noting his experience in government and his “clear” stance to continue the administration’s supposed “tuwid na daan” or straight path principle.

“Mar (Roxas) is here. Before Yolanda came, he was already there until the situation was placed under control. Is it bad to continue what is happening now, the (building of needed) infrastructure.

Why do we need to take a chance? Is it bad to provide the opportunity for people to uplift themselves?,” Aquino said.

“The transformation the country is experiencing now is because of you. If you will not help me, will I be able to do anything?” he said.

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CCT program lahat makikinabang - VP Binay Ni Ellen Fernando (Pang-Masa) | Updated September 7, 2015 - 12:00am 0 0 googleplus0 0


BINAY

MANILA, Philippines – Inihayag ni Vice President Jejomar C. Binay na kung sakali na manalong presidente sa 2016 ay ipagpapatuloy niya ang Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program,subalit ito ay kanyang irereporma upang masiguro na makarating sa tunay na benepisaryo.

Sinabi pa ni Binay na ang CCT program ang siyang pinakamalaking bumubuhos ng pondo sa mga health centers at hospitals at iba pang panga­ngailangan tulad ng pagbili ng murang gamot, subalit hindi naman nito natutugunan ng local government unit ang panga­ngailangang medical ng mahihirap nilang constituent dahil sa kakulangan ng manpower at pasilidad dahil sa limitadong pananalapi.

“Nakakalungkot isipin,ilang dekada na ang nakakalipas ay may mga ospital pa rin na kulang sa kagamitan na kung saan ang mga pasyente ay namamatay na lang na hindi man lang nabigyan ng pangunahing lunas” wika ni Binay.

Sisiguraduhin ni Binay na kapag nanalong pangulo na ang lahat ng Filipino ay magkakaroon ng sapat na kalusugan upang malayo sa mga sakit at karamdaman.

Pero,ayon kay Binay na ang pinakamatagal at pinakamagaling na solusyon sa kahirapan ay mabigyan ng pamahalaan ng trabaho ang taumbayan.

“Upang magawa ito ay kailangan ng pamahalaan na maganyak ng maraming foreign investors sa Pilipinas upang ang bansa ay mas lalong maging “competitive business” at “investment destination” ,wika ni Binay.

Idinagdag pa ni Binay na balewala ang pag-unlad kung iilan lamang ang nakikinabang.Dapat ay kasalo ang lahat sa pag-unlad.

Ang dahilan ni Binay kaya’t nais niyang ipagpatuloy ang CCT dahil sa kanyang mahabang karanasan bilang isang local government na nagturo sa kanya ng kahalagan ng continuity, predictability, at sustainability.


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