Everything you've wanted to know about RP politics, but were afraid to ask.


Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010


Noynoy: No business deals

SAN RAFAEL, Bulacan, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Benigno Aquino III denied yesterday the Nacionalista Party (NP)’s allegations that he made business deals during his mother’s presidency.

Speaking to reporters at 8 Waves Resort here after the Holy Week break, Aquino said he had divested himself of business interests early on to avoid speculation and protect his father and mother’s name.

“Wala na yata talagang makitang butas kaya bato na lang ng bato ang He said the Nacionalista Party (NP) apparently could not find anything against him and have resorted to attacking him with anything it could think up.

Click Philippine Star.


Erap campaigns in Hong Kong

Estrada gave his Easter message of hope, saying that even as he suffered the worst humiliation and the most unjust of trials, he never lost faith.

“This Easter Day, let us remember Christ’s message of hope. We Filipinos have had our own share of sufferings, as I have had my own share of trials. But let us remember that even in times when it seems that you have nothing, as long as we still have our faith, we have everything,” said Estrada.

He said this was a lesson that he learned in his darkest moments in prison as he was tried for crimes he claimed he did not commit.

Click Phil. Star


Gordon: Teodoro needs more experience in executive duties

MANILA, Philippines – Bagumbayan presidential bet Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday said Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilberto Teodoro Jr. should have gained more experience in executive duties before running for the highest position in the land.

“He is still young and he is coming up too fast. His chances are as good as anybody else’s,” he said during a campaign sortie in Lucena City.

Gordon said Teodoro should have capitalized on strong political experience instead of relying too much on the support of his political party.

Click Phil. Star


Gibo eyes political peace zone

He said politicians can argue about their political differences but must agree to unite on important policies like health, education, and foreign affairs.

“I’ve been playing on like a broken record on the need for some principled political zone of peace, for lack of a better term, I think a zone of peace is a good thing to describe what I mean,” Teodoro said during a campaign sortie in Bicol.

“My paradigm is simple. We as political leaders in the future, whoever wins, must agree on something. We can fight all we want in the political arena, but certain things must be left untouched – basic education reform, health care, amelioration of farmers, infrastructure programs, investment policies, most of all and this is not exclusive, foreign policy.”

Click Phil Star


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