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CHOOSE TEAM 'DAANG MATUWID' - NOY


OCTOBER 13 -President Aquino, Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and running mate Leni Robredo lead the proclamation of the Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid at the Balay Expo Centro Building in Quezon City yesterday. In photo are senatorial bets (from left) Cresente Paez, Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, Joel Villanueva, Jericho Petilla, Ralph Recto, Franklin Drilon, Francis Pangilinan, Leila de Lima, Nariman Ambolodto, Teofisto Guingona III and Mark Lapid. BOY SANTOS Saying the straight path policy initiated by his administration should be continued, President Aquino yesterday presented the senatorial candidates of the Liberal Party (LP) for next year’s elections.
During the proclamation of the “Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid (Coalition of the Straight Path)” at the Balay Expo Centro Building in Quezon City, Aquino also took a swipe at political opponents and called on the electorate to choose the straight path over those off track. The LP’s “Magic 12” is composed of Sens. Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto and Teofisto Guingona III; former senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Pangilinan; former secretaries Leila de Lima of the Department of Justice and Jericho Petilla of the Department of Energy, and Joel Villanueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Former Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority chief operating officer Mark Lapid, former Akbayan party-list representative Risa Hontiveros, Rep. Crescente Paez of the Coop-Natcco party-list and Nariman Ambolodto, an assistant secretary of the Department of the Interior of Local Government for Muslim affairs and special concerns, complete the ticket. “Today, we introduce 12 individuals who we believe embody integrity, a willingness to sacrifice, and principle – individuals who, along with Mar and Leni, will continue to push for even more widespread reform in our society. They are the senatorial candidates of the Straight Path Coalition for 2016,” Aquino said, referring to presidential bet Mar Roxas and his running mate Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. “Our intention is to gain even more allies, not just in the Senate, but also in the entire Congress and even in the other branch of government. I have always believed that the branches of government are like an orchestra. If we are in harmony with one another, does that not redound to better service for our bosses?” the President said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Roxas 2nd spends P257 million on TV ads to boost ratings


OCTOBER 13 -By RIGOBERTOI TIGLAO Presidential candidate Manuel A. Roxas 2nd spent P257 million on television ads from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 to push up his ratings in the presidential preference polls undertaken by PulseAsia from Sept. 8 to 14, and by the Social Weather Stations from Sept. 2 to 5 as well. Given the basic flaw of such polls as practiced in this country, the massive spending for ads in a month’s time – P9 million a day – raised Roxas 2nd’s ratings to 20 percent from the poll body’s survey in June, when only 10 percent of the respondents said they would vote for him in 2016. The Roxas camp, I was told, has also put up billboards worth P100 million mostly outside Metro Manila to increase his name-recall. (Never mind, of course, that this practice is illegal before the official campaign period starts. “Just don’t say in the ad, ‘Vote for me’,” an election lawyer I asked explained.) The TV networks supplied Roxas’ advertising costs, although instead of the actual billings, they used the advertising firm Nielsen’s rate cards, which contained the networks’ advertising rates, and for each time slot. Roxas’ camp initially wanted the PulseAsia polls to be undertaken in August, right after President Aquino announced on July 31 that his DILG Secretary would be their party’s candidate for President in the 2016 elections. The survey, however, was delayed for technical reasons. The polling firm in its report, though, still referred to Aquino’s “official endorsement” as one of the “key developments that took place in the weeks immediately prior to and during the conduct of the interviews for the survey.” Roxas 2nd’s strategy was to conceal the impact of the massive TV ads. Instead, it portrayed the doubling of his ratings – from 10 percent in June to 20 percent in September – as a result of Aquino’s “endorsement” power. Roxas 2nd’s campaign billboard: Good that can’t happen with TV ads. Roxas 2nd’s campaign billboard: Good that can’t happen with TV ads. Aquino’s cousin, Rafael Lopa, had been president of PulseAsia – that was just a few years back, during which he studied the intricacies and nuances of polling in the Philippines, including how to use it for propaganda. While neither Lopa nor any of Aquino’s relatives still remained with PulseAsia at the time of the September poll, it is believed that the Liberal Party or some financial supporter has been commissioning most of the firm’s surveys. TV ads crucial The reason why TV ads are crucial in presidential surveys is the fact that TV news now has become the main source of information for 50 to 70 percent of respondents, according to surveys I have seen. Only 30 percent of respondents report that their main source of information is “family and friends.” Radio news accounts for 28 percent, while newspapers (mostly tabloids, and only one of them) 10 percent. Other surveys even report that only 5 percent of respondents say that they get their information on national issues and politics from newspapers. Despite all the hype on social media, it reaches barely 4 percent of voters, which is not surprising since most Filipinos are poor and don’t own PCs. “Talo ka na kaagad, if you don’t have TV ads,” Richard Gordon, who ran in the 2010 presidential elections said. “We had no choice but to have TV ads, but then we didn’t have the money to sustain that,” he explained.It is indisputable even among pollsters in the US that a survey’s timing is crucial in the kind of response interviewers receive from their sample. The Aquino camp, in collaboration with PulseAsia, has been adept in using this technique.For example, in its bid to trigger a coup in 2007, PulseAsia all of a sudden came up with a survey that posed the question: “Who do you think has been the country’s most corrupt President?” President Arroyo came out as the most corrupt in that survey, with President Joseph Estrada, who was convicted of plunder, coming in third, after Marcos. READ MORE...PLUS 30 READERS RESPONSES...

ALSO: Palace wants dictatorship—Binay
[Salgado yesterday said Lacierda has finally confessed something truthful. “The cat is finally out of the bag. For once, Secretary Lacierda said something true. The LP’s grand plan is to impose one-party dictatorship,” Salgado said. “They are not just offering six years but 20 years of insensitive and inept governance. And 20 years of large-scale corruption involving allies and party mates and suppression of the opposition,” Salgado said.]


AUGUST 28 (FLASHBACK) Where did that comment come from? Malacañang said it did not know why Vice President Jejomar Binay would accuse the administration of President Benigno Aquino III of wanting a “dictatorship.” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. and Vice President Jejomar Binay INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS Vice President Jejomar Binay has turned the tables on Malacañang with allegations of “dictatorial tendency,” suggesting that the ruling Liberal Party would like to hold on to power for the next two decades. In an interview during the Gerona, Tarlac, leg of his “working” tour, Binay said the administration’s statement that it needs 18 to 20 years for President Aquino’s programs to bear fruit reveals the party’s desperation to stay in power. “They are holding very tight to power. We would know by the time the people cast their votes if they believe in the ‘straight path.’ If (Malacañang) wants 20 years, dictatorship is what it wants,” the Vice President said. Binay said in a previous interview that the administration has hatched a three-phased plan to install a dictatorial government. One, he said, is to destroy the judiciary, and then the office of the Vice President. “On the third phase, once it is done, they will establish a dictatorial government. They will have positions there,” Binay said in Filipino. But Binay earlier said he is open to Charter change to remove the limits for president and vice president even as he is opposed to the Anti-Political Dynasty Bill. The Binays had ruled Makati for nearly 29 years since 1986. Binay also took exception to presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda’s description of his “True State of the Nation” (Tsona) as “charot” or what in gay lingo means something that should not be taken seriously. “Can you respond to those I have said and not veer away from the issue?” said Binay, who has yet to respond to the mounting charges of corruption against him. Lacierda and Binay’s spokesperson Joey Salgado earlier had a heated exchange in “swardspeak” after the Vice President’s camp fired back at Lacierda’s “charot” remark during a Palace press briefing. Salgado yesterday said Lacierda has finally confessed something truthful. “The cat is finally out of the bag. For once, Secretary Lacierda said something true. The LP’s grand plan is to impose one-party dictatorship,” Salgado said. “They are not just offering six years but 20 years of insensitive and inept governance. And 20 years of large-scale corruption involving allies and party mates and suppression of the opposition,” Salgado said. THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO Gordon: I don't mind working with Binay or Poe


OCTOBER 16 -
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said Richard Gordon rejected the offer of Jejomar Binay and Grace Poe to be included in their respective senatorial slates. It has been corrected to state that Gordon is willing to work with both presidential candidates. We regret the error. Former Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon on Friday said he sees no problem working with presidential candidates Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Grace Poe.
In an interview on ANC, Gordon was asked if Binay and Poe have offered to include him in their respective senatorial slates for next year's elections. Gordon, who filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator Friday, is running under the Bagumbayan Party. "They [Poe and Binay] have talked with me and I don't mind working with any of these people. If they are the President, I will work with them, and I don't mind having a coalition with them," Gordon said. If he wins, Gordon said he will work towards solving the territory issues with China, job production through foreign investments, decongesting Manila and providing opportunity to the country side, granting electrification to Mindanao, among others. According to Gordon, he does not want to run for President this time because he does not have the required resources. "You have to realize that in this country, we've not gone to a point where debates should be the main barometer, not the 30-second ad," he said. Gordon said campaigns should educate and uplift people. I'm always frustrated but I haven't given up. What is important is we give the people hope, hope not in terms of a handout, not in terms of immediate gratification or instant gratification, but hope in the ideas, in the vision and the commitment to make things happen."  THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Erap’s choice narrows down to VP and Poe, endorses 6 Senate bets, Napenas one of them
[“Priceless,” was how Napeñas described Binay’s way of paying tribute to the 44 martyred SAF commandos.
“Binay was the first public official who paid tribute to the SAF after the Mamasapano incident,” said the sacked police officer. “He was also the first to extend assistance,” he added. “He is the kind of leader who will not leave you when you need him most, especially in times of crisis,” Napeñas stressed.]


OCTOBER 17 -ERAP As the elections are closer today than last week and with all the candidates, whether for president, vice president and senators have all filed their certificates of candidacy (CoC) with the deadline for filing ending yesterday at 5 p.m., former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who, in Philippine politics, is considered as a top poll endorser, yesterday announced that his choice for the presidency has narrowed down to two names: Vice President Jojo Binay and Sen. Grace Poe. Poe, however, currently faces two disqualification complaints, one at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) filed by Rizalito David, who also filed his CoC for the presidency last Thursday, and a new one filed by lawyer Estrella Elamparo, who has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel or annul Poe’s CoC, on grounds that she is not a natural born Filipino citizen, and questioned too, her lack of residency, along with charges of misrepresentation of documents.
David filed the disqualification case against Poe, as a sitting senator, questioning her natural born status in a quo waranto case. The residency issue is not being tackled by the SET. Estrada’s first six top choices of senatorial bets who are lucky to be given an “Erap anointment” and whom he will support will be getting not just a big slice of the Metro Manila votes but also the nationwide vote come May 2016. In an interview in his office Friday afternoon, the still popular Estrada, who has been proved to be able to translate his popularity into votes for candidates he endorses, are: outgoing Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Former Special Action Force Director Gen. Getulio Napeñas, Bayan Muna Party List Neri Colmenares, Former senators Miguel Zubiri, Panfilo Lacson, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, and returning senator, Richard Gordon. Moreno filed his CoC under the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, the party of Estrada, but stated that he is supporting the tandem of Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero who accompanied him in a motorcade from Tondo to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices Friday. When asked if there is no party conflict with Moreno and himself, Estrada said that even though he is supporting Poe, his party the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) will support him and that Moreno is his top senatorial candidate in his list for endorsement. READ MORE...


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Choose Team Daang Matuwid – Noy

MANILA, OCTOBER 19, 2015 (PHILSTAR) By Aurea Calica. October 13, 2015 -  Saying the straight path policy initiated by his administration should be continued, President Aquino yesterday presented the senatorial candidates of the Liberal Party (LP) for next year’s elections.

During the proclamation of the “Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid (Coalition of the Straight Path)” at the Balay Expo Centro Building in Quezon City, Aquino also took a swipe at political opponents and called on the electorate to choose the straight path over those off track.

The LP’s “Magic 12” is composed of Sens. Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto and Teofisto Guingona III; former senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Pangilinan; former secretaries Leila de Lima of the Department of Justice and Jericho Petilla of the Department of Energy, and Joel Villanueva of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

Former Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority chief operating officer Mark Lapid, former Akbayan party-list representative Risa Hontiveros, Rep. Crescente Paez of the Coop-Natcco party-list and Nariman Ambolodto, an assistant secretary of the Department of the Interior of Local Government for Muslim affairs and special concerns, complete the ticket.

“Today, we introduce 12 individuals who we believe embody integrity, a willingness to sacrifice, and principle – individuals who, along with Mar and Leni, will continue to push for even more widespread reform in our society. They are the senatorial candidates of the Straight Path Coalition for 2016,” Aquino said, referring to presidential bet Mar Roxas and his running mate Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.

“Our intention is to gain even more allies, not just in the Senate, but also in the entire Congress and even in the other branch of government. I have always believed that the branches of government are like an orchestra. If we are in harmony with one another, does that not redound to better service for our bosses?” the President said.

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LP’s standard bearer Mar Roxas, his running mate Rep. Robredo and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., who was named campaign manager, were present during the proclamation.

Former senator Panfilo Lacson files his certificate of candidacy at the Comelec main office in Manila yesterday. KRIZ JOHN ROSALES

The proclamation, originally set last Friday, was postponed to give Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista time to decide on whether to run for senator. Bautista has decided to seek reelection instead.

Boxing icon Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao was earlier rumored to be joining the LP slate, but Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice said he decided to join another ticket. Erice did not elaborate.

Vice President Jejomar Binay had claimed Pacquiao gave assurance he would not leave the opposition party.

Expand and fight “With Mar and Leni at its head, we have already finalized the forces that will continue, expand and fight for our bosses, the Filipino people,” the President added.

Aquino said he would lead the campaign for the “reelection of the straight path.”

He said he believes the campaign of LP candidates would be easy as it is clear the other candidates would only lead the nation astray.

“To those who keep their eyes and ears open, it will be very easy to choose – and these choices are standing before you today,” he said.

Aquino said the senatorial candidates of LP were chosen because of their readiness to continue the journey along the straight path.


PNoy endorses LP's Senate slate, warns foes against grabbing credit for his achievements. PHILSTAR FILE

“We guarantee we can achieve our collective hopes sooner rather than later. These people who will continue our work will start from a better and undoubtedly higher benchmark,” Aquino said, adding they are ready for their work at the Senate.

Empty promises The President said the enemies of the straight path offer empty promises because they do not mention how these can be fulfilled.

He said these people wasted their opportunity to contribute to the solution of the problems when they were still “pretending to be on our side.”

“There are those who lie to our faces. I just shake my head whenever I hear the statements they make – as if they were not among those who oppressed us before,” he said.

“They are hoping that the Filipino people have become forgetful. It’s time to move on, they say. To that, my mother has always said: ‘reconciliation with justice’ is what is needed… How can we trust those who do not ask our forgiveness, and more than that, do not even see a reason to apologize?” he said.


12 SENATORIAL VETS OF NOYNOY's DAANG MATUWID

Faces of the campaign Aquino said Roxas and Robredo would be the “faces” of the campaign for the straight path’s referendum.

He said the LP has a tandem with “true record and a true platform.”

“We are on the side of principle and reform. We are the straight path,” he said.

“We saw this in 1986, when we put an end to a dictatorship; in 2010, when we chose to tread the straight path and destroy the cycle of fraud, theft and deception; and once again in 2013, when it became all the clearer to our opponents that Filipinos no longer want the old system back,” he said.

12-0 Belmonte said he is optimistic the administration would achieve a 12-0 victory in the senatorial election.

“It is our hope they will sweep the Senate elections in 2016,” he said.

Meanwhile, Roxas announced Reps. Ibarra Gutierrez III of Akbayan party-list, Romero Quimbo of Marikina City and Erice as LP campaign spokesmen.

Leaving LP As this developed, sources said Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, LP chairman in his province and leader of the Visayan bloc in the House of Representatives, would leave the party to run for reelection.

“He’s being harassed for allegedly not being as enthusiastic in campaigning for LP national candidates,” a lawmaker from the Visayas said.

The LP had also stripped Benitez of his power to sign the certificates of nomination of the party’s candidates for the region. – With Paolo Romero, Alexis Romero


MANILA TIMES

Roxas 2nd spends P257 million on TV ads to boost ratings October 13, 2015 10:57 pm RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO


By RIGOBERTOI TIGLAO


Presidential candidate Manuel A. Roxas 2nd spent P257 million on television ads from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 to push up his ratings in the presidential preference polls undertaken by PulseAsia from Sept. 8 to 14, and by the Social Weather Stations from Sept. 2 to 5 as well.
Given the basic flaw of such polls as practiced in this country, the massive spending for ads in a month’s time – P9 million a day – raised Roxas 2nd’s ratings to 20 percent from the poll body’s survey in June, when only 10 percent of the respondents said they would vote for him in 2016.

The Roxas camp, I was told, has also put up billboards worth P100 million mostly outside Metro Manila to increase his name-recall. (Never mind, of course, that this practice is illegal before the official campaign period starts. “Just don’t say in the ad, ‘Vote for me’,” an election lawyer I asked explained.)

The TV networks supplied Roxas’ advertising costs, although instead of the actual billings, they used the advertising firm Nielsen’s rate cards, which contained the networks’ advertising rates, and for each time slot.

Roxas’ camp initially wanted the PulseAsia polls to be undertaken in August, right after President Aquino announced on July 31 that his DILG Secretary would be their party’s candidate for President in the 2016 elections.

The survey, however, was delayed for technical reasons. The polling firm in its report, though, still referred to Aquino’s “official endorsement” as one of the “key developments that took place in the weeks immediately prior to and during the conduct of the interviews for the survey.”

Roxas 2nd’s strategy was to conceal the impact of the massive TV ads. Instead, it portrayed the doubling of his ratings – from 10 percent in June to 20 percent in September – as a result of Aquino’s “endorsement” power.


Roxas 2nd’s campaign billboard: Good that can’t happen with TV ads.

Aquino’s cousin, Rafael Lopa, had been president of PulseAsia – that was just a few years back, during which he studied the intricacies and nuances of polling in the Philippines, including how to use it for propaganda.

While neither Lopa nor any of Aquino’s relatives still remained with PulseAsia at the time of the September poll, it is believed that the Liberal Party or some financial supporter has been commissioning most of the firm’s surveys.

TV ads crucial


The reason why TV ads are crucial in presidential surveys is the fact that TV news now has become the main source of information for 50 to 70 percent of respondents, according to surveys I have seen.

Only 30 percent of respondents report that their main source of information is “family and friends.” Radio news accounts for 28 percent, while newspapers (mostly tabloids, and only one of them) 10 percent. Other surveys even report that only 5 percent of respondents say that they get their information on national issues and politics from newspapers. Despite all the hype on social media, it reaches barely 4 percent of voters, which is not surprising since most Filipinos are poor and don’t own PCs.

“Talo ka na kaagad, if you don’t have TV ads,” Richard Gordon, who ran in the 2010 presidential elections said. “We had no choice but to have TV ads, but then we didn’t have the money to sustain that,” he explained.

It is indisputable even among pollsters in the US that a survey’s timing is crucial in the kind of response interviewers receive from their sample. The Aquino camp, in collaboration with PulseAsia, has been adept in using this technique.

For example, in its bid to trigger a coup in 2007, PulseAsia all of a sudden came up with a survey that posed the question: “Who do you think has been the country’s most corrupt President?” President Arroyo came out as the most corrupt in that survey, with President Joseph Estrada, who was convicted of plunder, coming in third, after Marcos.

Of course she would, given that weeks and days before the survey, newspapers’ front-pages had banner headlines on allegations of corruption against Arroyo and her family – although not a single one of those allegations had been proven after seven years, so that today some other names than hers come to the fore when questions about corruption are raised. What respondent at that time would bother to jog his memory to remember Estrada’s graft money from jueteng and the tobacco excise tax?

Who asked and paid for the survey? “I did,” said Senator Sergio Osmeña 3rd at that time, one of the most vocal allies of Aquino. “Any problem with that?” the haughty senator said with an ear-to-ear grin.

Roxas’ face appeared in the ads for a month, and for a few minutes on primetime TV. That would somehow stick in viewers’ minds.

After that, a PulseAsia interviewer approaches a respondent and asks “Quick, quick, who would you vote for if elections were held today, and you’ve got to choose or you’d appear stupid?”

Naturally, the respondents will choose the name of the first image that comes to their mind.

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Note that PulseAsia and SWS have never asked a critical question that would change poll results very radically, as numerous critiques of opinion polling all over the world have pointed out.

This is the question: Have you decided which candidate to vote for as President in the May 2016 election? Responsible and professional pollsters abroad would not force respondents to choose a candidate if he replied first that he hadn’t made his choice. More on that in my future columns.

It’s “quick, quick” because PulseAsia and its rival SWS often ask a respondent (would you believe?) 150 to 200 questions – “rider questions” they call these – for each of their survey “runs.”

These often include such market-research questions as the kind of toothpaste or deodorant a respondent uses, since a particular survey may involve dozens of “riders,” each with his own set of questions, for which they paid the pollster P50,000 to P1 million, for a sample of 1,200 respondents. (Why can’t PulseAsia and SWS, which claim to be champions of democracy, be transparent and tell us how many questions they ask, and what are these for every survey they undertake, and how much income they get for these?)

I wonder if PulseAsia and SWS ask before the who-will-you-vote-for question: Do you believe the allegations of corruption against Binay being investigated in the Senate?

We wouldn’t know whether such questions were asked unless these pollsters make public their actual survey questionnaire, but they have never done so.

This, dear reader, is what our purportedly noble exercise in democracy has come to. Toward May next year, the amount of TV ads a candidate can pay for could determine who would be in charge of the fate of 100 million Filipinos for the next six years.

And that’s why Aquino and Roxas, who have spent the past five years making sure that by hook or by crook they have the campaign funds, are confident they’ll still win, despite the utter mess they’ve done to the country.

Why Duterte begged off


DUTERTE

I wouldn’t be surprised if ex-would-be presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte had heard of Roxas 2nd’s P257 million splurging on a TV ad campaign for just a month, and decided it’s useless for him to run.

Ignoring the reports that he was ill, Duterte likely refused to run because – despite all the prodding from his fans, who even held a demonstration in Manila to show him their support – the rich businessmen egging him on to run hadn’t really put their money where their mouths were.

Other than the Dominguez and Alcantara clans of Davao, there hasn’t been a report of a tycoon taking action to support his bid. And both the Dominguezes and Alcantaras aren’t exactly the type to put up front “real” contributions in the scale of say P100 or P200 million.

Yes, that’s the kind of money our elite give to the candidates they bet on, with probably half of that going to the likely runner-up, and maybe even a third to a basement dweller. That’s why if you look back: those who ran for the presidency and vice presidency and lost, didn’t brood in melancholy, but often transferred to a more posh village or bought a Manhattan apartment.

I was told that yes, some businessmen were donating to Duterte’s campaign chest, but gave only ‘loose change,’ that is, in the scheme of things, a million pesos here, maybe 2 million there. Duterte was waiting till the last minute to get pledges of the real kind. But nothing came.
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30 Responses to Roxas 2nd spends P257 million on TV ads to boost ratings
boying labro says:
October 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm
GISING MGA MAMAYANG FILIPINO, HUWAG IBOTO ANG MGA KANDIDATONG KUNG GUMASTOS PARANG BALE WALA LANG ANG MILYONES… PINAYAYAMAN LANG NILA ANG KANILANG MGA KAKUTSABA NA MGA NETWORK NA NAGBABALITA PABOR SA KANILA… PALIBHASA HINDI KANILANG PERA ANG KANILANG GINAGASTOS. PERA NG BAYAN ANG MGA ITO.. ZERO VOTE TO ALL LIBERAL PARTY, THE GREATEST THIEFS OF THIS NATION….BIGYAN KAYO NG PERA KUNIN NINYO PERO HUWAG PO NATING IBOTO… PAGNAKAUPO NA IYAN SILA, SIGURADONG BABAWIIN NILA ANG KANILANG GINASTOS AT TAYONG MAMAYAN ANG PAHIHIRAPAN NILA……
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expatuk2016 says:
October 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm
Presidents salary per year inc bonuses etc etc is just over 8.000.000 pesos !!
so for his 4 years in office he officially earns 32 million pesos !
so why would anyone wanting to be president pay out 250.000.000 pesos in a month to earn 18.000.000 ?
dont watch a lot of the Filipino TV espec GMA ( Great Many Adverts ) Channel
But I suppose the Villar Foundation adverts are running again ( why dont we see them when its not election time )
What the Philippines needs is a another People Power where all the current lot of
Senators-Mayors-etc etc are thrown out and a new lot sworn in.
Someone who will actually think of the country and its people and not themselves !
But going by the recent past it will be the same old lot again Estrada-Marcos-etc-etc
who along with the rest of the so called elite will get richer and richer while the rest
of the country live in poverty !
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Rodan Guerrero says:
October 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm
Saan napunta ang mga foreign cash donations para sa mga Yolanda victims? Pinakialaman ni Roxas ang NHA, Billions ang najuggle sa DILG noong pinamunuan nya….sa MRT 5 Billion ang nawawalang pera….yong national budget ni Panot umabot ng 13 Trillions…nasaan ang mga perang yon? Syempre sa takot nilang mabilanggo naglaan sila ng gabundok na campaign funds para siguradong manalo! Maraming kalukuhan at illegal na paglustay sa kaban ng bayan ang ginawa nitong si ROXAS….kasama dapat yan ni PIGNOY na mabilanggo….
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boying labro says:
October 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm
Sir Mr. Tiglao, have you heard at internatioal news Al Jazeera that Australian government will give $150 miilion to the Philippine government to help the ease of refugees coming to Australia. They want to transfern some of refugees in our country in return of the above amount… I dont know if this news was being told at our local tv network..??
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Linuz says:
October 14, 2015 at 4:28 pm
Quick..Quick..Which of the Billboards of Candidates you urinate when the call of
nature comes? Naturally its Roxas because his face are all over the place..
Seriously, mind conditioning really works. It may be effective to others who miss to be informed of real situation and background of candidates. Hopefully voters come to choose the right candidate that the country needs at this time.
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CORRUPT says:
October 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm
maliit lang yan sabi ni roxas 257million lang yan e billion billion ang nanakaw nila sa kaban ng bayan pahit ubusin pa isang billion wala lang yan sa kanila saan kaya galing mga pera na yan… isip isip kayo mga botante kasi pag nanalo yan tiyak kawawa tayong mga pilipino. bwesit…
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Bayan Ko says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm
Imbes na gastusin niya sa TV ADs ang ganitong kalaking pera bakit hindi niya gamitin na lang ito sa pagtulong sa ating mga mahihirap? Sa pagwaldas niya ng ganito kalaking pera para lang sa kanyang kapakanan, totoo ba talaga ang layunin niyang maging pangulo para maiahon tayo sa kahirapan o para lang yumaman lalo siya at ang kanyang mga financial supporters? Maraming beses na tayong niloloko at nalulugmok sa kahirapan dahil sa mga walang kwentang namumuno sa atin, kaya panahon na na tayo ay gumising at manindigan ngayong darating na 2016 eleksiyon. Bantayan ang ating boto at siguraduhin na hindi tayo madadaya uli ng PCOS machine. Tandaan natin na walang saysay ang eleksiyon kung madadaya lang tayo sa PCOS machine.
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jesus nazario says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm
MARangal ihian, Marunong ihian at lalong lalo na MARapat ihian (look closely at the billboard). Add to these MARahil gay. MARuming manreydor. MARder sana sa botohan sa May 9, 2016.
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Makabayan says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:35 am
Look at the picture Mar ad, iniihian na ng mga taong nagdaraan dyan, yang ang bagong Male Toilet courtesy of fund from Malacanan Palace, marami na nyan lalo na sa mga probinsya, pag dumaan ka dyan maamoy mo mapanghi na parang pinagsamang amoy ni Boy padyak at Korina!
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Sunshine says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:34 am
Ganito po ang magiging plataporma ni Roxas: Huwag po kayong mag alala palalawakin ko pa ang droga sa mga remote areas para kayong lahat ay maging bangag at hindi makaranas ng gutom dahil kapag kayo’y maraming gawain sigurado pong hindi kayo gugutumin iyan po ang napakagandang epekto ng DROGA sa katawan, wala na pong magugutom sa patuloy na sinimulan ng administrasyon ni President Aquino dahil sa pagpapatuloy ng aking pamamalakad. So LiGTAS sa gutom!
Mukhang kayang i achieve ni Roxas kapag ganito ang naging umpisa ng DEBATE na magaganap, tuwang tuwa ang mga tao dahil patuloy na mamayagpag ang DROGA, the new source of LIVING!
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Amnata Pundit says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:22 am
That’s right, the best way to destroy Mar is to show the world how much he is spending in this campaign. That is a line of attack for which he has absolutely no defense.
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Sunshine says:
October 14, 2015 at 10:47 am
So tama ang lihim na corruption na nagaganap sa lokal na pamahalaan. Well kung manalo ka man Roxas, we know why, it is not the integrity of you, we are not satisfied to your performance ngayon pa lang. Why Drug Syndicates are roaming because of Noynoy, the protector at ganyan din ang mangyayari sa Mar Roxas administration mas lalala pa po ang bentahan ng droga….they are not strict kaya ganyan karami ang perang pondo dahil supporters nila financially ang DROGA at ang corruption na hindi kailanman mawawala. Pwede pa naman tayong mag abroad kung ang SAFETY natin ang concern dahil malabong kahit paano ang criminality dito sa bansa…tayo na lang ang umiwas kung gusto nating maligtas.
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alexis leo says:
October 14, 2015 at 9:25 am
Lets do a manny villar on mar roxas. Let LP spent all that money and do not vote for mr tekateka
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Jake says:
October 14, 2015 at 7:20 am
Good thing Miriam decided to run. Now I have a candidate to vote for.
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aces says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:11 am
Now that Duterte is not running, Miriam and BBM are the nationalistic team, willing to serve as public servant of our beloved Philippines.
ren fuentes says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm
I AGREE, WITH MAID MIRIAM JOINING THE RACE, I WOULD HAVE SOMEONE TO VOTE FOR. pa urong sulong si duterte kaya hindi na siguro sya susuportahan ng mga gustong sumuporta dahil sa kanyang sulong urong attitude. alam naman nating wala syang perang bilyon bilyon katulad ni boy pickup courtesy of dap, pdaf, malampaya funds pero todo suporta pa rin tayo. takot kaya syang matalo?? kung hindi papasok si maid miriam si pamatong na lang ang iboboto ko kasi kailangan may ilagay ka sa balota kung hindi baka gawing void ang balota mo ng hocus pcos machine.
Mark Laperal says:
October 14, 2015 at 6:20 am
And after the election question of overspending will be charged by Comelec to whoever they want as what had happened to ER Ejercito and others on the proddings of Malacanang All candidates must spend millions to win the race and it is the common practice, otherwise. What the Comelec must do is to watch any irregularities and cheating during the election rather than running on candidates who overspend as it will exempt no one even the lowly Konsehal ng barangay.
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alex says:
October 14, 2015 at 2:54 am
Hindi ba napapansin ng independent body COMELEC ito. Pnoy gave the impression na ayaw/bawal ang ganito. Ayaw niya daw na makikita ang pangalan ng mga ambisyosong tao nakakalat-kalat sa mga kalsada… Nasaan ang consistency ni Pnoy.
Basta kasapakat niya, OK lahat. Pag hindi niya kasapakat…MALI AT NAMUMULITIKA… Nakakahiya ka Pnoy.
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jane says:
October 14, 2015 at 2:10 am
Roxas is using peoples money for his own gain. That’s STEALING!
Those Millions n Billions being spent are not his, that is why he can easily waste it.
NO VOTE TO ROXAS ! Should be placed beside his ADS and Commercials.
LP party candidates are all Bullies. BIggest one is BSAquino n Roxas.
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aces says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:07 am
Remember, can you stand to have a first lady like Korina for six years? That;s double jeopardy….
jojo says:
October 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Kaya yung mga kamag-anak ko sa province. specific sa leyte… before ang na announce na ibibgay sa mga kamag-anak ko na biktima ng YOLANDA..is 30k per family.. pero naibigay this september 2015 lang.. sobrang tagal na. nabawasan pa ng doble.. yun na ang mga pina-hati-hati ng mga nakaupo ngayon… isipin nyo yun.. GRABEH TALAGA…
marcospolo says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:56 am
257 at 100 million gastos ni MAR sa ngayon ,sisiw lang yan sa pondong nakalap at pinaghahatian nila,wala pa diyan ,ang pondo galing sa yolanda.Wala pang isang billion yan,kumpara sa billion -billion hawak ni aquino .Ganito ka sidhi ang pagkagusto ni mar na maging pangulo,kahit ubusin ang pondo ng bayan matupad lang niya ang pangarap.
Itong pull asia at switik sws pollstersurvey ay nabibilang na ang araw na magtitiwala pa ang tao sa kanila,magiging basura na lang ang tingin sa kanila sa darating na panahon.
Sayang ang napakahabang panahon na ginugol ni Duterte at ng pagod na ginawa niya sa paglibot sa buong pilipinas para sabihin na wala siyang pondo para dito,saan niya kinuha ang gastos niya upang makilala siya ng tao,
Isa lang ang nakikitang tunay na dahilan diyan,kung paano sinisira ang pamilya ni binay,malamang meron din ganoon siyang nakikita na darating sa kanila.
kung demonyo ang pagpapakilala niya sa sarili mas demonyo pa itong naka abang sa kanya.hahaha! pagsamahin mo ang 666 at yellow dapat ka lang matakot.sana mali ako!
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Kari Normann says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:54 am
Mr. Tiglao please take a look at this report.
http://www.thedailypedia.com/2015/10/150-million-dollar-deal-sees-australia-sending-refugees-to-the-philippines/
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butch hirro says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:52 am
if there is really no money to make outside of the president’s yearly income, do we really think that these presidentiables will run for such office? of course not. but since there is, they will and they are. 9 million pesos a day just for ads. imagine how many poor filipinos will benefit from that amount. ads are useless if i may say so. if you are an honest to goodness candidate, even without ads, you will win. plain and simple.
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Inocent says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:00 am
Do not believe the Araneta-Roxas family will part of such huge funds at P257 million so easily and wantonly. Part of or majority of this amount comes from the LP war chest or some corrupt individual/supporter produced majority of the money for Boy driver Mar who wants more in return.
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Sunshine says:
October 14, 2015 at 10:51 am
You are right Inocent, recently in the news that Drugs are used in the campaign and the SSS fund for the pensioners now. They beg to disagree for the increase pensions hindi ba…patuloy ang TUWAD na DAAN…globally they want Philippines competitive enough but in the local areas, how can we be protected. Hindi talaga gagasta ang Araneta hypocrite ang mga elitistang iyan…kung anong typhoon ang dumaan sa atin expect the vengeance of each politicians…this is so shameful!
Tanny Agres says:
October 14, 2015 at 12:15 am
P257 MILLION AND STILL 7 MONTHS TO ELECTION DAY. WHERE DID ALL THIS MONEY COME FROM? DO PHILIPPINES HAVE A LIMIT IN ELECTION SPENDING FOR CANDIDATES? AT THE RATE MAR ROXAS IS SPENDING, HE COULD EASILY REACH 1 BILLION PESOS TO ELECTION DAY! TO RECOVER THIS MONEY SPENT HE HAVE TO STEAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT IF EVER HE WILL BVE ELECTED.
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Sunshine says:
October 14, 2015 at 10:56 am
Remember the donations for Yolanda victims na ang sabi hindi pa nagagalaw, napakaliwanag na nasa kamay ng HUDAS at ngayon gagamitin na sa election. Ano naman kayang black propaganda ang gagawin kay Merriam just to ruin her.
Antolin says:
October 13, 2015 at 11:47 pm
Roxas will not spend millions if it is coming from his pocket. I’ll leave it to your imagination.
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Sunshine says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:08 am
Yeah you are right…they will steal, the same as Binay what LP stands now. We wont believe LP, better to look for other candidates and never LP


INQUIRER

Palace wants dictatorship—Binay By: Niña P. Calleja @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 03:56 AM August 8th, 2015


Where did that comment come from? Malacañang said it did not know why Vice President Jejomar Binay would accuse the administration of President Benigno Aquino III of wanting a “dictatorship.” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. and Vice President Jejomar Binay INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Vice President Jejomar Binay has turned the tables on Malacañang with allegations of “dictatorial tendency,” suggesting that the ruling Liberal Party would like to hold on to power for the next two decades.

In an interview during the Gerona, Tarlac, leg of his “working” tour, Binay said the administration’s statement that it needs 18 to 20 years for President Aquino’s programs to bear fruit reveals the party’s desperation to stay in power.

“They are holding very tight to power. We would know by the time the people cast their votes if they believe in the ‘straight path.’ If (Malacañang) wants 20 years, dictatorship is what it wants,” the Vice President said.

Binay said in a previous interview that the administration has hatched a three-phased plan to install a dictatorial government.

One, he said, is to destroy the judiciary, and then the office of the Vice President.

“On the third phase, once it is done, they will establish a dictatorial government. They will have positions there,” Binay said in Filipino.

But Binay earlier said he is open to Charter change to remove the limits for president and vice president even as he is opposed to the Anti-Political Dynasty Bill. The Binays had ruled Makati for nearly 29 years since 1986.

Binay also took exception to presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda’s description of his “True State of the Nation” (Tsona) as “charot” or what in gay lingo means something that should not be taken seriously.

“Can you respond to those I have said and not veer away from the issue?” said Binay, who has yet to respond to the mounting charges of corruption against him.

Lacierda and Binay’s spokesperson Joey Salgado earlier had a heated exchange in “swardspeak” after the Vice President’s camp fired back at Lacierda’s “charot” remark during a Palace press briefing.

Salgado yesterday said Lacierda has finally confessed something truthful.

“The cat is finally out of the bag. For once, Secretary Lacierda said something true. The LP’s grand plan is to impose one-party dictatorship,” Salgado said.

“They are not just offering six years but 20 years of insensitive and inept governance. And 20 years of large-scale corruption involving allies and party mates and suppression of the opposition,” Salgado said.


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Gordon: I don't mind working with Binay or Poe Posted at 10/16/2015 8:02 PM | Updated as of 10/17/2015 3:25 PM 1 Watch premium ANC videos on iWantv or TFC.tv (UPDATED/CORRECTED)


Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said Richard Gordon rejected the offer of Jejomar Binay and Grace Poe to be included in their respective senatorial slates. It has been corrected to state that Gordon is willing to work with both presidential candidates. We regret the error.

Former Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon on Friday said he sees no problem working with presidential candidates Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Grace Poe.

In an interview on ANC, Gordon was asked if Binay and Poe have offered to include him in their respective senatorial slates for next year's elections.

Gordon, who filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator Friday, is running under the Bagumbayan Party.

"They [Poe and Binay] have talked with me and I don't mind working with any of these people. If they are the President, I will work with them, and I don't mind having a coalition with them," Gordon said.

If he wins, Gordon said he will work towards solving the territory issues with China, job production through foreign investments, decongesting Manila and providing opportunity to the country side, granting electrification to Mindanao, among others.

According to Gordon, he does not want to run for President this time because he does not have the required resources.

"You have to realize that in this country, we've not gone to a point where debates should be the main barometer, not the 30-second ad," he said.

Gordon said campaigns should educate and uplift people.

"I'm always frustrated but I haven't given up. What is important is we give the people hope, hope not in terms of a handout, not in terms of immediate gratification or instant gratification, but hope in the ideas, in the vision and the commitment to make things happen."


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Erap’s choice narrows down to VP and Poe, endorses 6 Senate bets Written by Pat C. Santos Saturday, 17 October 2015 00:00


ERAP

As the elections are closer today than last week and with all the candidates, whether for president, vice president and senators have all filed their certificates of candidacy (CoC) with the deadline for filing ending yesterday at 5 p.m., former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who, in Philippine politics, is considered as a top poll endorser, yesterday announced that his choice for the presidency has narrowed down to two names: Vice President Jojo Binay and Sen. Grace Poe.

Poe, however, currently faces two disqualification complaints, one at the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) filed by Rizalito David, who also filed his CoC for the presidency last Thursday, and a new one filed by lawyer Estrella Elamparo, who has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel or annul Poe’s CoC, on grounds that she is not a natural born Filipino citizen, and questioned too, her lack of residency, along with charges of misrepresentation of documents (see related story page 1).

David filed the disqualification case against Poe, as a sitting senator, questioning her natural born status in a quo waranto case. The residency issue is not being tackled by the SET.

Estrada’s first six top choices of senatorial bets who are lucky to be given an “Erap anointment” and whom he will support will be getting not just a big slice of the Metro Manila votes but also the nationwide vote come May 2016.

In an interview in his office Friday afternoon, the still popular Estrada, who has been proved to be able to translate his popularity into votes for candidates he endorses, are: outgoing Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Former Special Action Force Director Gen. Getulio Napeñas, Bayan Muna Party List Neri Colmenares, Former senators Miguel Zubiri, Panfilo Lacson, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, and returning senator, Richard Gordon.

Moreno filed his CoC under the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, the party of Estrada, but stated that he is supporting the tandem of Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero who accompanied him in a motorcade from Tondo to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices Friday.

When asked if there is no party conflict with Moreno and himself, Estrada said that even though he is supporting Poe, his party the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) will support him and that Moreno is his top senatorial candidate in his list for endorsement.

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The former president even said that he is willing to speak in the same stage of Grace Poe’s team during the campaign, provided that Senator Escudero is not there.

Estrada demonstrated his displeasure of Escudero after the last election where Chiz supported the Noy-Bi tandem in the 2010 presidential election instead of him. Estrada placed second and lost to Aquino, due mainly to the fact that the Iglesia ni Cristo, which counts for some 3 million bloc votes endorsed Aquino. Moroever, there were allegations of electoral automated fraud that gave Aquino more votes than earned.

“It is his( Moreno’s ) freedom to choose his president but this time it is my freedom to choose who my vice-presidential candidate is and I pick and endorse Sen. Bongbong Marcos,” Estrada said.

With regard to the presidential candidates, Estrada said that his choice has narrowed down to two: His long time friend’s daughter and his goddaughter, Grace Poe and his kumpadre Vice President Binay.

Some political analysts say that Estrada’s endorsement is equivalent to some 5 million votes, although they are likely to be more, if he goes all out to campaign for his choice. Add to the fact that he is also the Mayor of the nation’s capital with more than a million voting population.

Estrada explained that his criterion of choice depends upon their past performance as a public official.

“ Those whom I endorsed and will support are candidates who have shown their capabilities in serving the greater good for the greatest number of our poor masses and each of the six senatorial candidate has earned my admiration in their various fields,” Estrada noted.

When asked about Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao , Estrada quipped and said that he will think it over and will announc his next six senatorial bets.

Pacquiao, Napeñas file CoC under UNA



With his fellow Mindanaoan, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte no longer running for president in 2016, eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was forced to eat his words and instead filed his certificate of candidacy for senator under the banner of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Pacquiao, who had earlier declared he would be supporting Duterte as they both hail from Mindanao, filed his CoC an hour after SAF chief, Director Napeñas filed his CoC for senator also under UNA’s banner.

In an interview after filing his CoC, Pacquaio, who managed to attend only four sessions in the 16th Congress, even lashed at critics of UNA standard bearer, Vice President Binay, saying people should not be quick to judge him as under the Constitution, he remains innocent unless proven guilty.

Napeñas said the same: “I hope we Filipinos will not be too judgmental. Our Constitution is explicit about this, Vice President Binay and even those already facing charges are innocent until proven guilty by a competent court,” he said.


WHEN GROWN MEN CRY: Former PNP-SAF Director Getulio Napenas becomes emotional at the house of Representatives during it’s inquiry on the Mamasapano incident on Wednesday. In the heights of probe during the Mamasapano incident which claimed the life of the #fallen44 , these grown up men, can’t hold back tears.

Pacquiao said Binay has to be accorded due process of law which includes giving him an equal opportunity to defend himself from charges “after undergoing fair trial.”

Asked what made him choose Binay and UNA over other candidates and political parties, Pacquaio did not touch on the issue of Duterte’s failure to file his candidacy and instead dwelt on his life’s similarity with that of Binay.

“We both came from a poor family, we struggled with poverty. We both toiled to get to our current situation and we both believe we can inspire the poor,” said Pacquiao.

Pacquaio said he and close family members and religious and political advisers deliberated long and deeply in arriving at the decision that he should seek a senatorial post.

“I prayed for guidance from God, my family and close associates provided me good advice that would help me decide. We also contemplated on not running in any position but we all abandoned the idea for the sake of our countrymen” said Pacquiao in justifying his decision to seek a higher post, adding his wife, incumbent Saranggani Vice Governor Jinky Pacquiao will retire from politics to concentrate on their children.

“Priceless,” was how Napeñas described Binay’s way of paying tribute to the 44 martyred SAF commandos.

“Binay was the first public official who paid tribute to the SAF after the Mamasapano incident,” said the sacked police officer.
“He was also the first to extend assistance,” he added.

“He is the kind of leader who will not leave you when you need him most, especially in times of crisis,” Napeñas stressed.

According to Napeñas, the mural of the fallen troops that served as Binay’s backdrop when he delivered his “true State of the Nation Address,” is now in the possession the Vice President

The former police officer said he was seeking a Senate seat as part of his quest to claim justice for his men.

“I won’t deny that one of my reasons for running for the Senate is to achieve justice for my fellow SAF troopers who were killed in Mamasapano last January. We have 44 heroes and if they are still alive today, they would still be cryng for justice,” he said.

“As head of the Special Action Force, I believe it is my responsibility to deliver justice for the families of those who were killed,” he stressed.

LP bets file CoC

Resigned Tesda Director Joel Villanueva and former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla also filed their CoC, extolling the leadership of their “coach” President Aquino.

Villanueva, who is among those tagged in the list of alleged Pork Barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles and has been rapped by fellow LP senatorial wannabe former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, said that he is “stepping aside personal feelings” on de Lima saying that they’re a team.

“I am disregarding personal issues and hard feelings even if I am obliged to sit beside (de Lima) because at the end of the day we’re a part of a team with PNoy as our coach and that serving our people is still the name of the game,” Villanueva told reporters.

Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon is running for reelection under his Bagumbayan Party but is willing to join both the UNA slate - of which he was a part in his 2013 bid - and that of the tandem of Senators Poe and Escudero.

Gordon says that there’s “no conflict” with his stint as Red Cross head since it is a non-partisan, non-government organization.

Outgoing Manila Vice MayorMoreno also filed his CoC for a senatorial post.

Other significant figures who filed their respective CoC for the Senate on the last day were broadcast journalist Rey Langit who is running under UNA, daughter of the late labor minister and Sen. Blas Ople and Nacionalista Party (NP) stalwart Susan ‘Toots’ Ople, and actor Edu Manzano.

Also filing their CoC were former Akbayan Partylist Rep. Walden Bello, who is currently abroad, and detained military general, Jovito Palparan filed CoCs on their behalf.

Partylist groups Kabataan, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), OFW Family, Ako’y Pilipino Disiplinado (APD) and several others filed their respective CoC for Congress seats.
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