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Posted by akosistella on April 24, 2010


Celebrities seeking posts in the May 10 polls

Over a hundred celebrities are seeking national and local posts in the May polls, the most since the 2004 elections, data collected by GMA News Research said.

In the May 2010 elections, 16 out of 109 celebrities are running for national posts while the rest are seeking local positions, mostly seeking to be councilors, based on review of the official list of candidates nationwide, GMA News Research said.

This year’s celebrity candidates — including actors, singers, beauty titlists, news reporters, broadcasters or anchors, and sports figures — make up the longest list since the 2004 elections, based on data gathered by GMA News Research and an earlier study by the Institute for Popular Democracy.


Survey says Filipinos want leader to prioritize healthcare programs

Filipinos want the next president to prioritize healthcare insurance for all, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey commissioned by the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP).

PHAP is a non-stock and non-profit association of companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution and retail of medicines, over-the-counter products, nutrionals and medicinal devices.

The survey was conducted from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 on a national sample of 1,200 respondents with +/- 2.7% national error margin.

“Seventy-eight percent of the respondents believe that an agenda for health insurance is important in their choice of candidate for the May 2010 elections,” according to the survey.

via BusinessWorld Online:.

SWS: No ban on publication of election survey results

MANILA, Philippines – The Social Weather Stations (SWS) said yesterday there is no ban on the publication of election survey results any time before election day.

SWS president Mahar Mangahas said the Commission on Elections (Comelec) recognizes the legality of poll surveys, adding that the Supreme Court has ruled as “unconstitutional Section 5.4 of Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Election Act.”

Section 5.4 of RA 9006 states that “surveys affecting national candidates shall not be published 15 days before the day of the election and surveys affecting local candidates shall not be published seven days before the day of the election.”

via Phil. Star

Noli willing to talk to Noynoy

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya , Philippines – Vice President Noli de Castro is willing to talk to Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III regarding the coming May 10 elections.

Aquino disclosed that De Castro’s chief of staff Jesse Andres had told him that the vice president wants to have discussions with him.

“It’s been there for quite sometime, the invitation to talk, but the meeting has not yet pushed through,” Aquino told The STAR.

via Phil. Star


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