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GRACE BY A MILE (32), Roxas next (19), Binay (14)


OCTOBER 13 -Poe, Binay, Roxas, Duterte SENATOR Grace Poe posted a wide lead over other possible presidential candidates in the 2016 elections, results of the second The Standard Poll showed.
The survey, conducted by resident pollster Junie Laylo from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, had 1,500 respondents, all of whom are registered voters with biometrics from 76 provinces across the country and the 17 cities in the National Capital Region. Respondents were asked to choose from eight possible candidates—Poe, Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Miriam Santiago, and former senator Richard Gordon. Duterte, Estrada, Marcos, Santiago and Gordon were included in the list because they had not declared their final decision on their 2016 plans during the survey period. Poe, with a plurality of 32 percent, led the survey across all geographic areas where her ratings ranged from 28 to 35 percent. Roxas placed second at 19 percent, followed by Binay (14 percent), Duterte (10 percent), Estrada (9 percent), Marcos (7 percent), Santiago (6 percent), and Gordon (1 percent). Poe also led across all economic classes, genders, and age groups, with ratings ranging from 28 to 32 percent. By ethnicity, Poe was the top choice among the Tagalogs (29 percent), Cebuanos (35 percent), Ilonggos (36 percent), Ilocanos (30 percent), Bicolanos (40 percent), and Muslim groups (27 percent). It was only among the Warays that Poe placed second with 19 percent, with Binay taking the lead at 42 percent. The survey also showed that Poe was the most trusted among the possible presidential bets with a net trust rating of +66, followed by Roxas (+39), Santiago (+38), Duterte (+25), Estrada (+20), Binay (+18), and Gordon (+1). Respondents were also asked who they would vote for if their candidate of choice backs out from the presidential race. Most respondents who did not pick Poe as their first choice said they would vote for Poe, given that scenario. READ MORE...

ALSO: Escudero holds big VP race lead


OCTOBER 14 -Escudero, Marcos SENATOR Francis Escudero is the top choice of voters for vice president in the 2016 polls, results of the second The Standard Poll showed. The survey, conducted by resident pollster Junie Laylo from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, had 1,500 respondents, all of whom are registered voters with biometrics from 76 provinces across the country and the 17 cities in the National Capital Region. Respondents were asked to choose from seven possible candidates—Escudero; Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Alan Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV; Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte; Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo; and former Senator Panfilo Lacson. During the survey period, Marcos had not yet announced his vice presidential bid while Duterte and Lacson had yet to decide on their political plans for 2016. Senator Gregorio Honasan, the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay, was also not included in the survey as there was no indication he was going to run during the survey period. Escudero got a plurality of 40 percent, followed by Marcos (15 percent), Duterte (15 percent), Cayetano (11 percent), Trillanes (7 percent), Robredo (7 percent), and Lacson (5 percent). Escudero led the survey across all geographic areas, including the Southern Luzon/Bicol region where he had his highest rating of 46 percent. In the same area, Marcos had a higher rating of 13 percent than other candidates who hail from the Bicol region, namely Cayetano and Robredo at 11 percent each and Trillanes at 4 percent. Respondents were also asked who they would vote for if their candidate of choice backs out from the vice presidential race. Most respondents who did not pick Escudero as their first choice said they would vote for Escudero under those conditions. With Duterte out of the vice presidential race, Escudero will gain five points. Marcos, Cayetano, Trillanes and Robredo will gain two points each while Lacson will see his rating go up by a point. READ MORE...

ALSO: INQUIRER.net readers oppose Miriam Santiago’s presidential bid; Enrile quips, ‘I’m afraid,’ on Santiago’s presidential run


OCTOBER 14 -Almost one-third of Inquirer.net poll voters is against the presidential run of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, saying she should take care of her health first. INQUIRER PHOTO Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago should resolve her health issues first before pushing for a third attempt to become the country’s next chief executive, according to the results of a poll answered by INQUIRER.net readers. The poll posed the question: “Should Miriam Defensor-Santiago run for the presidency again?” About 32.98 percent of the total voters, or 5,756 readers, said Santiago should take care of her health problems first and defer from running for president. On July 2014, the senator announced that she was suffering from stage 4 lung cancer. Prior to that, she had been on medical leave due to chronic fatigue syndrome. A close 32.08 percent of total voters or 5,598 readers, however, had a contrary view and urged the feisty senator to run for president. 30.83 percent of the total voters or 5,380 readers, on the other hand, said Santiago should not run for president because she already lost the race twice, in 1992 and 1998. Some 526 readers said the senator should run as an additional option while 191 readers were undecided. On Tuesday, Santiago announced that she would throw her hat in the presidential ring in next year’s elections as she had already beaten cancer. READ: Miriam Santiago will run in 2016, says ‘PH will be much better if I become president’ The 70-year-old lawmaker said that should she become the Philippines’ next president, “this country will be much better than it was before.” She did not name her running mate but hinted that he had already filed his certificate of candidacy. The INQUIRER.net poll is not a scientific survey. It is an interactivity tool that can, within its limits, reflect the interests of online readers. Aries Joseph Hegina/RC
‘I’m afraid,’ quips Enrile on Santiago’s presidential run “I AM afraid.” That was Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s reaction on Wednesday to Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s announcement that she will run for president in 2016. Asked why, Enrile said: “She’s too brilliant.” But he later told reporters that he was just joking when he made the comment. The two senators had been at odds since the issue of the Christmas bonuses that Enrile allegedly gave to senators when he was still the Senate President.THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: I can work with any President – Marcos


OCTOBER 15 -RISING SON Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr. waves to his supporters after filing his certificate of candidacy. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is certain he will have no problem working with any elected President if he wins the vice presidential race next year.Marcos, who earlier vowed to work for the country’s unity, on Tuesday said once elected Vice President – the second highest position in the executive branch of government – he will provide support and assistance to the President the best way he can. “I don’t think I will have any problem working with any of the presidential candidates or prospective presidential candidates,” he added after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila. “I’m sure there’s no one that I cannot work with. That’s just not part of my thinking. But of course, you can also try to influence policy in ways you see best,” the 58-year-old senator said. Marcos, who will be running as an independent, also pledged a revolution of unity and change. His wife Liza Araneta, cousin and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and several supporters accompanied him when he showed up at the Comelec. Marcos said he will include in his program of government the eradication of poverty, illegal drugs and graft and corruption.“Sa tulong niyo at ng bayan, pamumunuan ko ang isang rebolusyon sa puso tungo sa isang tunay at makabuluhang pagbabago. Pamumunuan ko rin ang isang kampanya upang makamit natin ang ating mga pangarap sa buhay. Hindi ako makapapayag na mawala sa atin ang ilang bahagi ng ating bansa. Ipaglalaban ko ang integridad ng ating bayan [With your help, I will lead a revolution of the heart for a meaningful change. I will lead the campaign for us to realize our dreams. I will fight for the country, I will not allow parts of it to be taken away from us],” he promised. Marcos said that over his 30 years in public service, he had seen how the people had suffered and how they were left out by the government while corrupt officials siphoned off the country’s wealth in connivance with greedy individuals. In his declaration speech on Saturday, he vowed to lead a revolution toward a real and meaningful change and a campaign that will bring back the integrity of the Philippines and its people. Marcos also vowed to end the disunity and polarization brought by the adversarial form of governance by the previous and the current administrations.READ MORE...READ ALSO READERS' RESPONSE...

ALSO: Movie stars, returning Senators, incumbents file COCs


OCTOBER 14 -More than half of the administration senatorial candidates have already filed their certificate of candidacy (COC) Wednesday at the Commission on Election (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila. Members of the Senatorial line-up of the Liberal Party, who filed their COCs Wednesday morning were Former partylist representative and PhilHealth director Risa Hontiveros, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority official Mark Lapid accompanied by his father Sen. Lito Lapid. He was followed by Senator Ralph Recto, who was also joined by his actress wife and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos. Franklin Drilon, who is currently on a convention, also filed his COC through his brother. Former Senator and food security czar Francis Pangilinan, who was accompanied by his actress wife Sharon Cuneta, also submitted his COC. Former senator and former Yolanda rehabilitation chief Panfilo Lacson also declared his intention to run as senator under the LP last Monday. Meanwhile, former actress and councilor Alma Moreno and Jacel Kiram also filed their COCs under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Two of the senatorial candidates of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) also filed their COCs yesterday. These were incumbent Sen. Vicente Sotto and Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian. Other high profile senatorial candidates who will run for the 2016 polls as independent candidates were Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino and Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo. Comelec also recorded 13 other minor candidates who will be running for the 2016 polls. As of 3:50 pm Wednesday, the poll body has registered 53 senatorial candidates. READ MORE, ALSO MORE PHOTOS....

ALSO: Miriam's choice of Bongbong as VP a 'bad decision' - analysts


Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago chose Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos to be her running mate. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Some political analysts believe that Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago's choice of Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. as her vice presidential running mate for the 2016 elections was a bad decision.
Political analyst Ramon Casiple of the University of the Philippines (UP) said that Marcos might lessen the bulk of potential Ilonggo votes for Santiago: "Marcos will alienate the Ilonggo vote." Santiago hails from Iloilo City, while another presidential contender, Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, traces his roots in Roxas City, Capiz. Both locales are situated in the island of Panay. The so-called Ilonggo vote forms a large part of ballots from Western Visayas. Partial data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) show that as of 2010, the region has more than four million registered voters. The newly formed Negros Island Region consists of Negros Occidental, which used to be part of Western Visayas, and Negros Oreintal, which used to be part of Central Visayas. Casiple added that Santiago must also prepare for criticisms coming from the anti-Marcos crowd, as well as the educated youth. "[Santiago] will put herself in the line of fire from anti-Marcos dictatorship movement, and gamble with the younger generations." Moreover, he added that so-called Solid North, which has projected five million votes, might not benefit Santiago that much. READ MORE...


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Grace by a mile (32), Roxas next (19), Binay (14)


Poe, Binay, Roxas, Duterte

MANILA, OCTOBER 19, 2015
(MANILA STANDARD)  By Joyce Pangco Panares | Oct. 13, 2015 at 12:01am - SENATOR Grace Poe posted a wide lead over other possible presidential candidates in the 2016 elections, results of the second The Standard Poll showed.

The survey, conducted by resident pollster Junie Laylo from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, had 1,500 respondents, all of whom are registered voters with biometrics from 76 provinces across the country and the 17 cities in the National Capital Region.

Respondents were asked to choose from eight possible candidates—Poe, Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II, Vice President Jejomar Binay, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Miriam Santiago, and former senator Richard Gordon.

Duterte, Estrada, Marcos, Santiago and Gordon were included in the list because they had not declared their final decision on their 2016 plans during the survey period.

Poe, with a plurality of 32 percent, led the survey across all geographic areas where her ratings ranged from 28 to 35 percent.

Roxas placed second at 19 percent, followed by Binay (14 percent), Duterte (10 percent), Estrada (9 percent), Marcos (7 percent), Santiago (6 percent), and Gordon (1 percent).

Poe also led across all economic classes, genders, and age groups, with ratings ranging from 28 to 32 percent.

By ethnicity, Poe was the top choice among the Tagalogs (29 percent), Cebuanos (35 percent), Ilonggos (36 percent), Ilocanos (30 percent), Bicolanos (40 percent), and Muslim groups (27 percent).

It was only among the Warays that Poe placed second with 19 percent, with Binay taking the lead at 42 percent.

The survey also showed that Poe was the most trusted among the possible presidential bets with a net trust rating of +66, followed by Roxas (+39), Santiago (+38), Duterte (+25), Estrada (+20), Binay (+18), and Gordon (+1).

Respondents were also asked who they would vote for if their candidate of choice backs out from the presidential race. Most respondents who did not pick Poe as their first choice said they would vote for Poe, given that scenario.

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In a four-way fight among Poe, Roxas, Binay and Duterte, Poe would even increase her lead to 41 percent, while Binay and Roxas would be tied for second place with 23 percent and 22 percent, respectively.

In a four-way contest, Duterte would be in third place with 13 percent, despite his statements during the survey period that he would not be running for President.

In the first The Standard Poll in May, Poe was at second place, trailing four points behind Binay who got 28 percent.

The Standard Poll has error margins of +/- 2.6 percent for the national results and +/- 6 percent for the regional results. All regions were represented in the survey.

Laylo, The Standard’s in-house pollster, has 25 years of experience in political polling and strategic research.


MANILA STANDARD

Escudero holds big VP race lead posted October 14, 2015 at 12:01 am by Joyce Pangco Panares By Joyce Pangco Pańares and Sandy Araneta


Escudero, Marcos

SENATOR Francis Escudero is the top choice of voters for vice president in the 2016 polls, results of the second The Standard Poll showed.

The survey, conducted by resident pollster Junie Laylo from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, had 1,500 respondents, all of whom are registered voters with biometrics from 76 provinces across the country and the 17 cities in the National Capital Region.

Respondents were asked to choose from seven possible candidates—Escudero; Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Alan Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV; Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte; Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo; and former Senator Panfilo Lacson.

During the survey period, Marcos had not yet announced his vice presidential bid while Duterte and Lacson had yet to decide on their political plans for 2016.

Senator Gregorio Honasan, the running mate of Vice President Jejomar Binay, was also not included in the survey as there was no indication he was going to run during the survey period.


Cayetano, Trillanes, Robredo

Escudero got a plurality of 40 percent, followed by Marcos (15 percent), Duterte (15 percent), Cayetano (11 percent), Trillanes (7 percent), Robredo (7 percent), and Lacson (5 percent).

Escudero led the survey across all geographic areas, including the Southern Luzon/Bicol region where he had his highest rating of 46 percent.

In the same area, Marcos had a higher rating of 13 percent than other candidates who hail from the Bicol region, namely Cayetano and Robredo at 11 percent each and Trillanes at 4 percent.

Respondents were also asked who they would vote for if their candidate of choice backs out from the vice presidential race. Most respondents who did not pick Escudero as their first choice said they would vote for Escudero under those conditions.

With Duterte out of the vice presidential race, Escudero will gain five points. Marcos, Cayetano, Trillanes and Robredo will gain two points each while Lacson will see his rating go up by a point.

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Escudero, Marcos, Duterte, Trillanes and Robredo will gain a point each with Lacson out of the equation.

Lacson has already declared he will seek reelection as a senator instead.

The Palace on Tuesday welcomed the result of The Standard Poll, saying it showed an increase in the ratings of the Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas II.

Roxas placed second with a rating of 19 percent, behind Senator Grace Poe who had a plurality of 32 percent.

“The latest in-house survey of The Standard provides insights on public sentiment towards presidential candidates. This survey indicates the positive effect of the President’s endorsement on the ratings of [former Interior] Secretary Mar Roxas, which rose to 19 percent from eight percent in the previous Standard survey held last May,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said.

Respondents were asked to choose from eight possible presidential candidates—Poe, Roxas, Binay, Duterte, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Marcos, Senator Miriam Santiago, and former senator Richard Gordon.

Binay slid down to third place with 14 percent, followed by Duterte (10 percent), Estrada (9 percent), Marcos (7 percent), Santiago (6 percent), and Gordon (1 percent).

The Standard Poll has error margins of +/- 2.6 percent for the national results and +/- 6 percent for the regional results. All regions were represented in the survey.

Laylo, The Standard’s in-house pollster, has 25 years of experience in political polling and strategic research.


INQUIRER

INQUIRER.net readers oppose Miriam Santiago’s presidential bid By: Aries Joseph Hegina
@inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net 05:27 PM October 14th, 2015


Almost one-third of Inquirer.net poll voters is against the presidential run of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, saying she should take care of her health first. INQUIRER PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago should resolve her health issues first before pushing for a third attempt to become the country’s next chief executive, according to the results of a poll answered by INQUIRER.net readers. The poll posed the question: “Should Miriam Defensor-Santiago run for the presidency again?”

About 32.98 percent of the total voters, or 5,756 readers, said Santiago should take care of her health problems first and defer from running for president.

On July 2014, the senator announced that she was suffering from stage 4 lung cancer. Prior to that, she had been on medical leave due to chronic fatigue syndrome.

A close 32.08 percent of total voters or 5,598 readers, however, had a contrary view and urged the feisty senator to run for president. 30.83 percent of the total voters or 5,380 readers, on the other hand, said Santiago should not run for president because she already lost the race twice, in 1992 and 1998.

Some 526 readers said the senator should run as an additional option while 191 readers were undecided. On Tuesday, Santiago announced that she would throw her hat in the presidential ring in next year’s elections as she had already beaten cancer

READ: Miriam Santiago will run in 2016, | says ‘PH will be much better if I become president’

The 70-year-old lawmaker said that should she become the Philippines’ next president, “this country will be much better than it was before.” \

She did not name her running mate but hinted that he had already filed his certificate of candidacy.

The INQUIRER.net poll is not a scientific survey. It is an interactivity tool that can, within its limits, reflect the interests of online readers. Aries Joseph Hegina/RC

‘I’m afraid,’ quips Enrile on Santiago’s presidential run By: Maila Ager @MAgerINQ INQUIRER.net
05:15 PM October 14th, 2015


ENRILE, SANTIAGO

“I AM afraid.”

That was Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s reaction on Wednesday to Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s announcement that she will run for president in 2016.

Asked why, Enrile said: “She’s too brilliant.”

But he later told reporters that he was just joking when he made the comment.

The two senators had been at odds since the issue of the Christmas bonuses that Enrile allegedly gave to senators when he was still the Senate President.


MANILA TIMES

I can work with any President – Marcos October 13, 2015 10:27 pm by JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA AND WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL, REPORTERS


RISING SON Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr. waves to his supporters after filing his certificate of candidacy. PHOTO BY RENE H. DILAN

SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is certain he will have no problem working with any elected President if he wins the vice presidential race next year.

Marcos, who earlier vowed to work for the country’s unity, on Tuesday said once elected Vice President – the second highest position in the executive branch of government – he will provide support and assistance to the President the best way he can.

“I don’t think I will have any problem working with any of the presidential candidates or prospective presidential candidates,” he added after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila.

“I’m sure there’s no one that I cannot work with. That’s just not part of my thinking. But of course, you can also try to influence policy in ways you see best,” the 58-year-old senator said.

Marcos, who will be running as an independent, also pledged a revolution of unity and change.

His wife Liza Araneta, cousin and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and several supporters accompanied him when he showed up at the Comelec.

Marcos said he will include in his program of government the eradication of poverty, illegal drugs and graft and corruption.

“Sa tulong niyo at ng bayan, pamumunuan ko ang isang rebolusyon sa puso tungo sa isang tunay at makabuluhang pagbabago.

Pamumunuan ko rin ang isang kampanya upang makamit natin ang ating mga pangarap sa buhay. Hindi ako makapapayag na mawala sa atin ang ilang bahagi ng ating bansa. Ipaglalaban ko ang integridad ng ating bayan [With your help, I will lead a revolution of the heart for a meaningful change. I will lead the campaign for us to realize our dreams. I will fight for the country, I will not allow parts of it to be taken away from us],” he promised.

Marcos said that over his 30 years in public service, he had seen how the people had suffered and how they were left out by the government while corrupt officials siphoned off the country’s wealth in connivance with greedy individuals.

In his declaration speech on Saturday, he vowed to lead a revolution toward a real and meaningful change and a campaign that will bring back the integrity of the Philippines and its people.

Marcos also vowed to end the disunity and polarization brought by the adversarial form of governance by the previous and the current administrations.

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Unity, according to him, is essential if the nation is to move forward toward a better future.

“Adversarial politics is fine until the elections are over. Once the elections are over, we really must put all that aside and work for the national interest, not partisan interest, not individual interest, but the national interest,”Marcos said.

Independent


Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. asked Filipinos to judge him based on his 26-year career in government as a provincial official and national lawmaker. Photo: EPA COURTESY OF SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Marcos, who was the seventh vice presidential candidate to submit his COC, will run as an independent candidate despite being a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP).

He explained that the NP has refused to pick its official candidate for Vice President.

Two other NP members–Senators Antonio Trillanes 4th and Alan Peter Cayetano–are also running for Vice President.

“They [NP] don’t want to choose an official candidate for VP [Vice President],” Marcos said when asked why he is running as an independent.

He, however, sees no problem with the position of his party.

“There is also a possibility that the party will select a VP candidate to support later on,” Marcos said.

Trillanes is set to file his COC on Wednesday while Sen. Francis Escudero will file his on Thursday.

8 Responses to I can work with any President – Marcos
boying labro says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm
we Filipino people will never forget what Aquino esp. corykong aquino do to our country after edsa revolution1. She and her cohorts , makati businessman were the greedy who sucks the wealth of the Filipino people.. gising na ang mga mamayang filipino sa kasinungalingan ng mga aquino and the worst Liberal Party…
Wag na kayong mag mang maangan na noytards, dahil hindi na maniniwala ang mga taong nabulag ninyo after EDSA Crazy revolution. Ang mga Aquino ang traydor sa bayang Pilipinas..Hindi ninyo ba alam ito mga noytarrds… Feed your beautiful mind..pls. FOR YOUR INFO. SALOT SA BAYANG PILIPINAS ANG MGA AQUINO FAMILY…INCLUDING THIS MORONIC PRESIDENT. ALAM NA MAMAYANG PILIPINO ANG LAHAT NG ITO, NA MAY SAPAK SA UTAK…
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emilio says:
October 14, 2015 at 12:05 pm
I don’t mind BBM becoming VP. But I think he will not win. based on the family background. But in the Philippines anything is possible. too bad if he does not win because, this guy is highly intelligent. Lets see what happens. I also like Mr Cayetano as VP.
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sea eagle says:
October 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm
Endorse by two super corrupt ERAP and Enrile.
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Naldo says:
October 14, 2015 at 10:30 am
Filipinos should consider this in its’ proper perspective, if some of us Filipinos keep voicing out above their experiences under the martial law years or probably those who must have heard stories about martial law by word of mouth from the babes, need not look too far in history and be reminded just the same about atrocities that Filipinos had undergone during the last few decades after martial law – a glaring example about saying never again and being suckers is how Filipinos voted for the son of Cory Aquino.
Under the Aquino regime, both the mother and son had not done anything significant to improve the lives of Filipinos, under their reign, both had nothing to show by way of fiscal spending to build infrastructures to provide employment, improve mobility and economic stability. Under BS Cojuangco Aquino III, the country has now or will be reaching a national budget of 3.002 trillion pesos, yet no tangible use can be seen from these national budget for the last five years.
Probably, the son of Marcos, would visit history not to repeat it, but rewrite it and give Filipinos and the country as a whole what it truly deserve – its’ sovereignty.
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marcospolo says:
October 14, 2015 at 2:53 am
Marami ang galit sa tatay ni bongbong lalo na ang mga taong inalisan niya ng kapangyarihan,gamitin ang pondo ng gobyerno sa sarili nilang pakinabang at negosyo,na ngayon ay nakikita pa ninyo na hawak nila.
Ngunit hindi si matandang Marcos ang kakandidato,kung hindi si bongbong, ano man ang nagawa niya simula ng siya ay nasa gobyerno na alam ninyong masama,sana ay sabihin ninyo,kung meron man, ngunit kung may mabuti dapat tanggapin din ninyo,
Hindi ang kasalanan ng ama ay dapat pagbayaran ng anak kung meron man.
Walang matinong tao na magsasabi na ang anak ang magbabayad ng ginawa ng magulang.!
yung mga taong minumulto lang ang magsasabi nito,dahil meron silang kinakatakotan.
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Bulldog says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:38 am
OMG! Not again, please! If this guy gets elected to either vice-president or as a president in the future, the country is doomed once again. Worse, the population is probably full of suckers!
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Ronaldo Valdes says:
October 14, 2015 at 1:06 am
Always remember the Marcos Era…Imelda the Queen , will again buy as many shoes and Real Estate Building in New York and Paris if Bombong wins and eventually become President in case the President forget to breath.Just like :” HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF.”
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aces says:
October 14, 2015 at 11:02 am
We should remember FMarcos was the only President who has built one of the many infrastructures i.e gov’t run hospitals where the poor and less fortunate can go to and not be refused for emergency treatment when they get sick. plus the public transportation such as LRT and MRT that most Filipinos use everyday to go to work.but unfortunately were left poorly maintained due to reported massive corruptions
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MANILA BULLETIN

Movie stars, returning Senators, incumbents file COCs by Samuel Medenilla October 14, 2015 (updated) Share0 Tweet6 Share0 Email0 Share21

More than half of the administration senatorial candidates have already filed their certificate of candidacy (COC) Wednesday at the Commission on Election (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila.

Members of the Senatorial line-up of the Liberal Party, who filed their COCs Wednesday morning were Former partylist representative and PhilHealth director Risa Hontiveros, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority official Mark Lapid accompanied by his father Sen. Lito Lapid.


Sec. Kiko Pangilinan, with wife Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan in tow, has filed COC for Senator (Photo by Greggy Eugenio)

He was followed by Senator Ralph Recto, who was also joined by his actress wife and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos.


Ralph Recto files his COC for senator, accompanied by his wife Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos and son Ryan Photo by GMA News/Joseph Morong COURTESY OF GMA NEWS NETWORK

Franklin Drilon, who is currently on a convention, also filed his COC through his brother. Former Senator and food security czar Francis Pangilinan, who was accompanied by his actress wife Sharon Cuneta, also submitted his COC.

Former senator and former Yolanda rehabilitation chief Panfilo Lacson also declared his intention to run as senator under the LP last Monday.

Meanwhile, former actress and councilor Alma Moreno and Jacel Kiram also filed their COCs under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Two of the senatorial candidates of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) also filed their COCs yesterday.

These were incumbent Sen. Vicente Sotto and Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian.

Other high profile senatorial candidates who will run for the 2016 polls as independent candidates were Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino and Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo. Comelec also recorded 13 other minor candidates who will be running for the 2016 polls.

As of 3:50 pm Wednesday, the poll body has registered 53 senatorial candidates.


CNN PHILIPPINES ANALYSIS

Miriam's choice of Bongbong as VP a 'bad decision' - analysts By CNN Philippines Staff Updated 01:18 AM PHT Fri, October 16, 2015 4.2K9183

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago chose Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos to be her running mate. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Some political analysts believe that Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago's choice of Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. as her vice presidential running mate for the 2016 elections was a bad decision.

Political analyst Ramon Casiple of the University of the Philippines (UP) said that Marcos might lessen the bulk of potential Ilonggo votes for Santiago: "Marcos will alienate the Ilonggo vote."

Santiago hails from Iloilo City, while another presidential contender, Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, traces his roots in Roxas City, Capiz. Both locales are situated in the island of Panay. The so-called Ilonggo vote forms a large part of ballots from Western Visayas.

Partial data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) show that as of 2010, the region has more than four million registered voters. The newly formed Negros Island Region consists of Negros Occidental, which used to be part of Western Visayas, and Negros Oreintal, which used to be part of Central Visayas.

Casiple added that Santiago must also prepare for criticisms coming from the anti-Marcos crowd, as well as the educated youth. "[Santiago] will put herself in the line of fire from anti-Marcos dictatorship movement, and gamble with the younger generations."

Moreover, he added that so-called Solid North, which has projected five million votes, might not benefit Santiago that much.

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"There are more people outside Northern Luzon, and there's no Solid North anymore."

For instance, Isabela is said to be a hometown of another presidential aspirant, Vice President Jejomar Binay. His mother, Lourdes Cabauatan, was a school teacher from Cabagan town in Isabela.

"Binay, from Isabela, is leading there right now," Casiple said. "Miriam will have a hard time unseating him, even if she runs with Marcos."

For another political analyst, Roland Simbulan of also UP, Santiago's credibility as a beacon of human rights might be adversely affected. Santiago is a globally recognized legal luminary and noted for her hardline stance against corruption issues, such as the pork barrel scam.

Marcos's father Ferdinand Marcos Sr., meanwhile, was accused of perpetrating human rights violations and extrajudicial killings during the martial law era.

"Wala na bang iba? [It's] like oil and water that can't mix, shouldn't mix. The unrepentant Marcos family of plunderers and Lady Miriam are on the opposite pole. Mas bagay si Trillanes kay Miriam," Simbulan said.

He explained that Marcos would benefit more from Santiago than the other way around.

"Marcos has more to gain," he said. "Miriam will lose her credibility by her alliance with Marcos. It's even unprincipled even if she thinks it's practical."

If there's one thing where Santiago would benefit from Marcos, both Casiple and Simbulan agreed that it would be the resources for a nationwide campaign.

Despite the creation of the tandem, political analyst Dennis Coronacion is still pessimistic of Santiago's chances of winning the race due to lack of preparations.

"She has very little chance of winning. She has no preparations at all," he said.

Coronacion, who is also the chair of University of Santo Tomas Political Science Department, said that a longer time of preparation would be necessary for a presidential run.

CNN Philippines' Rex Remitio contributed to this report.


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