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Phil. Star editorial: Gerrymandering

Posted by akosistella on April 13, 2010


The province of Camarines Sur used to have four congressional districts. As of the midterm elections in 2007, the first district had a population of 417,304; the second, which includes Naga City, 474,899; the third, 372,548; and the fourth, which includes Iriga City, 429,070.

Republic Act 9716, passed by the 14th Congress, carved out a fifth district, made up of five municipalities with a total population of 176,383. The towns were from the first district, which had the second smallest population under the previous representative distribution. This smaller district now has two congressional representatives – and double the pork barrel allocation.

via Philippine Star.

Crooked thinking from crooked minds
By William M. Esposo

In a court of law, when one person charges another person with a very damaging accusation and it has been proved that the accusation is founded on fake and fabricated evidence – the tables are turned and the accuser becomes the accused. The accuser becomes liable for slander, libel, defamation and could be jailed and slapped with having to pay moral damages.

Following that legal precept, Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Manny Villar, should now be answering for the spreading of that fake psychiatric report against Liberal Party (LP) leading presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino. ABS-CBN News Chief Maria Ressa had confirmed that the fake psychiatric report was furnished by the NP camp of Villar.

Despite having denied being the source of the fake psychiatric report, Manny Villar challenged Noynoy Aquino during his DZMM/Teleradyo morning interview last Saturday to address the discredited contents. That is out of order and adds insult to injury, to say the least.

Click Billy Espospo


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