Posted by akosistella on March 9, 2010
Fernando: No regrets dismantling illegal vendors’ stalls
“It’s okay if they don’t vote for me,” he said in Filipino in a live interview at a morning talk show on Monday.
“And in case I win, I would not hesitate to do it again in case it’s necessary,” he added.
“I did what I had to do; I am not scared of losing your votes. Leaders need to be strong and be able to defend their decisions. It’s like a father who should not be scared of displeasing his son for the sake of doing what’s right,” Fernando said.
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Santiago blames low ratings on married name
The re-electionist senator’s name is listed instead as Defensor-Santiago in the special paper ballot that the Commission on Election (Comelec) will use in the country’s first-ever full automated election.
Saying that other married female candidates might find themselves in the same predicament, Santiago urged the Comelec to educate voters on the use of maiden names of married candidates like her.
Santiago lamented that her lower ranking in the recent senatorial survey of Pulse Asia could be because people are looking for her surname, not her maiden name.
Stop Comelec resolution, Mendoza appeals to Supreme Court
Mendoza, through his lawyer Sixto Brillantes, filed the supplemental petition Monday after the Comelec en banc issued an order on March 5 denying his motion for reconsideration and affirming its earlier order granting Pagdanganan’s motion for immediate execution of its decision mandating Mendoza to vacate his office.
“There is something terribly wrong in the adjudication of the above case–both in the division level and in the en banc for which the honorable court should not allow to bear any further illicit consequences through the immediate issuance of a temporary restraining order/ status quo ante order,” Mendoza said in his pleading.
In his petition, Mendoza also asked the high court to review “queer” decisions of the poll body’s second division, involving the ouster of two other opposition governors – Grace Padaca of Isabela and Eduardo Panlilio of Pampanga.