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WHY PACQUIAO IS NOT IN PNoy LP SENATE SLATE


OCTOBER 12 -Manny Pacquiao meets with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. PHOTO FROM DUTERTE’S FACEBOOK PAGE Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao was not included in the Liberal Party (LP) senate slate as he “prefers” to run under the ticket of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should the latter decide to run in the 2016 presidential race, a ranking LP official said on Monday. “Si Congressman Pacquiao ang kanyang preference dahil s’ya po ay taga Mindanao, ‘pag tumakbo si Mayor Duterte, doon po s’ya tatakbo as a member of the Senate slate,” Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of LP, said in an interview at the Senate when asked what happened with LP’s talks with Pacquiao. (Because he is from Mindanao, Congressman Pacquiao’s preference is to run as a member of the Senate slate of Mayor Duterte if [the latter] runs.) In the case of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista’s non-inclusion in the slate, Drilon said the mayor himself decided to just finish his last term in the city. But despite Paquiao’s non-inclusion in the LP ticket, the Senate leader said the Muslims in Mindanao would still be represented in the party in the person of Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary and former Maguindanao officer-in-charge Nariman Ambolodto. Drilon confirmed that Ambolodto and Coop-Natcco Party List Representative Cresente Paez would be part of the 12-man slate of the LP. “These are sectoral representatives of very critical sectors in our country kaya po amin silang pinili para mabuo ang aming 12 slate sa Senado,” he said. (These are sectoral representatives of very critical sectors in our country that’s why we chose them to be a part of our Senate slate.) IDL THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO FINALLY: Duterte files for reelection as Davao mayor


OCTOBER 15 -
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte repeatedly said he will not run for president in 2016. File photo  Speculations on Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's presidential bid ended as he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as mayor before the local office of the Commission on Elections. According to a report from radio dzBB, Duterte's executive assistant Bong Go filed his COC for him. Meanwhile, political analyst Malou Tiquia posted a photo of Duterte's COC for mayor on her Twitter account. The photo shows that Duterte filed his candidacy for reelection last Monday. Last Monday, Duterte released a statement stressing that he is not going to pursue the country's top seat. However, his daughter Sara posted a photo showing her shaved head in support of Duterte's presidential bid. Last May, rumors surfaced that Duterte will run for president following a leaked campaign ad video which eventually aired on national television. However, on September 7, his supporters were dismayed after he announced he is officially out of the 2016 polls and will retire from public service. Duterte’s supporters were persistent in pushing for Duterte’s presidency and held a rally where the mayor sent a message that he will take time to go on soul-searching and come up with a decision for the 2016 elections. THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO Instagram post of Daughter to Duterte: JustDUit


OCTOBER 15 -Inday Sara Duterte, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, shows her shaven head in an Instagram post yesterday. Davao mayor seen running for president... DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The eldest daughter was the one opposing his presidential bid. Now, with Sara Duterte shaving her head and displaying it using certain hashtags indicating she has changed her mind, her father, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is seen to run for president in the May 2016 elections. Sara, the city’s former mayor, used the hashtags “#Duterte2016,” “#kalboparasapagbabago” and “#justDUit” in showing her shaven head on Instagram. At least eight city councilors were also set to have their heads shaved in a local barbershop at 5 p.m. yesterday. Observers said Sara appeared to have changed her mind on her father’s seeking the presidency. Supporters of Duterte have said the mayor may announce his presidential bid today. “Do not run for president. You don’t owe anything to anybody, and you’ve done more than enough for your country,” Sara said in an earlier letter to her father. Duterte has repeatedly said that he would not run for president and hinted that his family, particularly his daughter Sara, would oppose any intention he had to run for president. Duterte also said that should Sara agree to run for mayor, he would retire from politics because the presidency was not his destiny. He was only destined to serve Davao City which he had done so for 38 years. READ MORE...

ALSO: Cayetano still waiting for Duterte


OCTOBER 14 -
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano earlier met with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to discuss a possible teamup in the 2016 national elections. Cayetano has declared his vice presidential bid while Duterte insisted that he will not run for president. Cayetano staff/Released Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday revealed that he will wait in filing his certificate of candidacy for vice president "until the last minute" as he is still hoping that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for president.
"I'm waiting 'til the last minute and we're praying na magbago ang isip ni Mayor Duterte. He is the candidate that will really be a game changer," Cayetano said in an interview with ANC's Headstart. Last Monday, Duterte reiterated that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. READ: FULL TEXT: Rodrigo Duterte's open letter on 2016 bid Duterte said that he is still considering reelection as Davao City mayor if his daughter Sara does not agree to run for mayor. "I am committed to him whether or not he chooses me as his running mate. So until the last minute we're hoping that we can file together," Cayetano said. Cayetano also clarified that he is not the running mate of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who announced her presidential bid on Tuesday. Santiago said her running mate has already announced his vice presidential bid but refused to identify him. Cayetano ruled out Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV as Santiago's running mate, pointing out that he has already expressed his support for independent presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe. "I really don't know but I wish them well," Cayetano said when asked if Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. was the running mate of Santiago. Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president on Tuesday as an independent candidate. THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Bongbong formally files candidacy for VP


OCTOBER 13 -
Sen. Bongbong Marcos is seeking a higher post as he ends his term at the Senate. Philstar.com / Patricia Viray After his formal announcement of vice presidential bid last Saturday in Intramuros, Manila, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Tuesday returned to Intramuros to formally submit his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president before the Commission on Elections. Marcos, a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP), will run independently as he is about to end his six-year term in Senate. He will go up against two other NP members, Sens. Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV for the vice presidential race. "Palagay ko after this week ay hindi na tayo masyado magkikita sa Maynila. Magkikita na tayo sa pag-iikot sa buong Pilipinas," Marcos told members of the press after filing his COC. Marcos was the seventh to file his candidacy for the vice presidential race, citing that the number seven is his "lucky number." He placed seventh in the 2010 senatorial race. "Nandyan pa rin ang lucky number na seven para sa aming mga Marcos so I think that is a good omen," Marcos said. Upon filing his candidacy, Marcos vowed to eradicate poverty, eliminate graft and corruption in the government, boost the economy and unite the country in building a progressive society. The senator was earlier invited by Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay to become his running mate but he declined due to “political differences.” He also eyed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as his president, however the mayor said he is not seeking the presidency in 2016.
Marcos was endorsed by former president and current Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile during his announcement last Saturday. He is the lone vice presidential candidate to hail from the northern province, Ilocos.THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Trillanes files 2016 candidacy for vice president


OCTOBER 14 -
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV shows his newly filed certificate of candidacy for vice president on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Intramuros, Manila. Trillanes is a former Navy lieutenant known for leading the 2003 Oakwood munity. Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday officially filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president before the Commission on Elections.
Trillanes, a member of the Nacionalista Party, will run as an independent vice presidential candidate in the 2016 national elections with the support of the military-linked Magdalo group. Two other Nacionalista senators—Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.—are vying for vice president. LIVE UPDATES: 2016 candidates at Comelec The senator officially declared his vice presidential bid a few weeks ago, stressing that his platform will focus on peace and order, anti-corruption and alleviating poverty. Upon declaring his vice presidential bid, Trillanes also announced his support for independent presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe. However, Poe has chosen Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero as her running mate in the 2016 elections. LIVE list: Aspirants for national posts Trillanes registered single digits in the latest vice presidential preference polls conducted by the Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia. — with Rosette Adel THE FULL REPORT.


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Why Pacquiao is not included in LP Senate slate


Manny Pacquiao meets with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. PHOTO FROM DUTERTE’S FACEBOOK PAGE

MANILA, OCTOBER 19, 2015 (INQUIRER) By: Maila Ager @MAgerINQ, October 12th, 2015 - Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao was not included in the Liberal Party (LP) senate slate as he “prefers” to run under the ticket of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte should the latter decide to run in the 2016 presidential race, a ranking LP official said on Monday.

“Si Congressman Pacquiao ang kanyang preference dahil s’ya po ay taga Mindanao, ‘pag tumakbo si Mayor Duterte, doon po s’ya tatakbo as a member of the Senate slate,” Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chairman of LP, said in an interview at the Senate when asked what happened with LP’s talks with Pacquiao.

(Because he is from Mindanao, Congressman Pacquiao’s preference is to run as a member of the Senate slate of Mayor Duterte if [the latter] runs.)

In the case of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista’s non-inclusion in the slate, Drilon said the mayor himself decided to just finish his last term in the city.

But despite Paquiao’s non-inclusion in the LP ticket, the Senate leader said the Muslims in Mindanao would still be represented in the party in the person of Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary and former Maguindanao officer-in-charge Nariman Ambolodto.

Drilon confirmed that Ambolodto and Coop-Natcco Party List Representative Cresente Paez would be part of the 12-man slate of the LP.

“These are sectoral representatives of very critical sectors in our country kaya po amin silang pinili para mabuo ang aming 12 slate sa Senado,” he said.

(These are sectoral representatives of very critical sectors in our country that’s why we chose them to be a part of our Senate slate.) IDL


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Duterte files for reelection as Davao mayor By Patricia Lourdes Viray and Rosette Adel (philstar.com) | Updated October 15, 2015 - 4:20pm 2 459 googleplus0 0


Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte repeatedly said he will not run for president in 2016. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Speculations on Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's presidential bid ended as he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as mayor before the local office of the Commission on Elections.

According to a report from radio dzBB, Duterte's executive assistant Bong Go filed his COC for him.

Meanwhile, political analyst Malou Tiquia posted a photo of Duterte's COC for mayor on her Twitter account. The photo shows that Duterte filed his candidacy for reelection last Monday.

Last Monday, Duterte released a statement stressing that he is not going to pursue the country's top seat.

However, his daughter Sara posted a photo showing her shaved head in support of Duterte's presidential bid.

Last May, rumors surfaced that Duterte will run for president following a leaked campaign ad video which eventually aired on national television. However, on September 7, his supporters were dismayed after he announced he is officially out of the 2016 polls and will retire from public service.

Duterte’s supporters were persistent in pushing for Duterte’s presidency and held a rally where the mayor sent a message that he will take time to go on soul-searching and come up with a decision for the 2016 elections.

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RELATED FROM THE INQUIRER

It’s final: Duterte won’t run for president in 2016 By: Yuji Vincent Gonzales @YGonzalesINQ INQUIRER.net 04:54 PM October 12th, 2015


DUTERTE in an event in Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur, during which he asked communist rebels to prepare for a peaceful life under his presidency ALLAN NAWAL/INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

After months of speculation, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will not run for president in next year’s polls.

In a letter dated Oct. 12 and addressed to “friends and fellow Dabawenyos,” Duterte stressed that he has no ambition of seeking the highest position in the country.

“I am sorry to disappoint those who spent much and worked hard and long in support of me as I went around the espousing the benefits and advantages of federalism,” Duterte said.

“I therefore beg for everyone’s kind understanding and acceptance of my sincerest apologies. After all, there was no ambition for me to aspire for the presidency. The country does not need me. I find no need for it too. I guess it is fate that wills that our long journey together should end this way,” he added.

Duterte reiterated his plans to retire from government service in 2016, but added that he may seek reelection if his daughter Sara Duterte will not agree to run as mayor.

“Time and again, those who believed in me, and in the cause that I advocated, and continued to advocate, advised me to go for the country’s presidency because that is the destiny that awaits me. But I believe that my destiny is to end years and years of public life in the service of Davao City and every Dabawenyos,” Duterte said.

The tough-talking mayor has repeatedly said in various occasions that he will not run for president, but also asked for more time for “soul-searching.”

“When all is said in the wake of this decision, perhaps we could find comfort in the thought that this is indeed a beautiful day to end a wild dream,” Duterte ended.

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Daughter to Duterte Instagram post: JustDUit By Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 15, 2015 - 12:00am 1 254 googleplus0 0


Inday Sara Duterte, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, shows her shaven head in an Instagram post yesterday. Davao mayor seen running for president...

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The eldest daughter was the one opposing his presidential bid.

Now, with Sara Duterte shaving her head and displaying it using certain hashtags indicating she has changed her mind, her father, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, is seen to run for president in the May 2016 elections.

Sara, the city’s former mayor, used the hashtags “#Duterte2016,” “#kalboparasapagbabago” and “#justDUit” in showing her shaven head on Instagram.

At least eight city councilors were also set to have their heads shaved in a local barbershop at 5 p.m. yesterday.

Observers said Sara appeared to have changed her mind on her father’s seeking the presidency.

Supporters of Duterte have said the mayor may announce his presidential bid today.

“Do not run for president. You don’t owe anything to anybody, and you’ve done more than enough for your country,” Sara said in an earlier letter to her father.

Duterte has repeatedly said that he would not run for president and hinted that his family, particularly his daughter Sara, would oppose any intention he had to run for president.

Duterte also said that should Sara agree to run for mayor, he would retire from politics because the presidency was not his destiny. He was only destined to serve Davao City which he had done so for 38 years.

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Chiz: Duterte a force to reckon with

Vice presidential candidate and Sen. Francis Escudero admitted yesterday that Duterte is “a force to reckon with” in the political arena as the elections draw near.

While Duterte has repeatedly said that he would not run for president because he has no ambition for it, he might eventually change his mind and file his certificate of candidacy (COC) before the deadline tomorrow.

“Whatever would be his decision would really affect the political landscape,” said Escudero, who arrived here yesterday morning for a series of engagements.

Escudero visited Davao City a day before he is expected to file his COC for vice president today with his presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe.

Escudero also said that there could be groups supporting him for vice president but may opt to support Duterte or other candidates for president.

“It is possible, as everybody is free to do something if that is what they wish to do,” he said. “Remember that I did that in the 2010 elections when I went for President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay, which was even called ‘Noy-Bi’ team- up.”


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Cayetano still waiting for Duterte By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated October 14, 2015 - 12:13pm 3 123 googleplus0 0


Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano earlier met with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to discuss a possible teamup in the 2016 national elections. Cayetano has declared his vice presidential bid while Duterte insisted that he will not run for president. Cayetano staff/Released

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday revealed that he will wait in filing his certificate of candidacy for vice president "until the last minute" as he is still hoping that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will run for president.

"I'm waiting 'til the last minute and we're praying na magbago ang isip ni Mayor Duterte. He is the candidate that will really be a game changer," Cayetano said in an interview with ANC's Headstart.

Last Monday, Duterte reiterated that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.

READ: FULL TEXT: Rodrigo Duterte's open letter on 2016 bid

Duterte said that he is still considering reelection as Davao City mayor if his daughter Sara does not agree to run for mayor.

"I am committed to him whether or not he chooses me as his running mate. So until the last minute we're hoping that we can file together," Cayetano said.

Cayetano also clarified that he is not the running mate of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, who announced her presidential bid on Tuesday.

Santiago said her running mate has already announced his vice presidential bid but refused to identify him.

Cayetano ruled out Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV as Santiago's running mate, pointing out that he has already expressed his support for independent presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe.

"I really don't know but I wish them well," Cayetano said when asked if Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. was the running mate of Santiago.

Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president on Tuesday as an independent candidate.


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Bongbong formally files candidacy for VP By Rosette Adel and Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated October 13, 2015 - 1:50pm 2 1406 googleplus0 2


Sen. Bongbong Marcos is seeking a higher post as he ends his term at the Senate. Philstar.com / Patricia Viray

MANILA, Philippines – After his formal announcement of vice presidential bid last Saturday in Intramuros, Manila, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Tuesday returned to Intramuros to formally submit his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president before the Commission on Elections.

Marcos, a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP), will run independently as he is about to end his six-year term in Senate. He will go up against two other NP members, Sens. Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV for the vice presidential race.

"Palagay ko after this week ay hindi na tayo masyado magkikita sa Maynila. Magkikita na tayo sa pag-iikot sa buong Pilipinas," Marcos told members of the press after filing his COC.

Marcos was the seventh to file his candidacy for the vice presidential race, citing that the number seven is his "lucky number." He placed seventh in the 2010 senatorial race.

"Nandyan pa rin ang lucky number na seven para sa aming mga Marcos so I think that is a good omen," Marcos said.

Upon filing his candidacy, Marcos vowed to eradicate poverty, eliminate graft and corruption in the government, boost the economy and unite the country in building a progressive society.

The senator was earlier invited by Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay to become his running mate but he declined due to “political differences.” He also eyed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as his president, however the mayor said he is not seeking the presidency in 2016.

Marcos was endorsed by former president and current Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile during his announcement last Saturday.

He is the lone vice presidential candidate to hail from the northern province, Ilocos.


Trillanes files 2016 candidacy for vice president By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated October 14, 2015 - 10:17am 6 40 googleplus0 0


Sen. Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV shows his newly filed certificate of candidacy for vice president on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Intramuros, Manila. Trillanes is a former Navy lieutenant known for leading the 2003 Oakwood munity. Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday officially filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president before the Commission on Elections.

Trillanes, a member of the Nacionalista Party, will run as an independent vice presidential candidate in the 2016 national elections with the support of the military-linked Magdalo group.

Two other Nacionalista senators—Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.—are vying for vice president.

LIVE UPDATES: 2016 candidates at Comelec

The senator officially declared his vice presidential bid a few weeks ago, stressing that his platform will focus on peace and order, anti-corruption and alleviating poverty.

Upon declaring his vice presidential bid, Trillanes also announced his support for independent presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe.

However, Poe has chosen Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero as her running mate in the 2016 elections.

LIVE list: Aspirants for national posts

Trillanes registered single digits in the latest vice presidential preference polls conducted by the Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia. — with Rosette Adel


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