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EDITORIAL: Body count (Phil. Star)

Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010


In the annals of Philippine elections, the body count in the ongoing campaign is still quite low: 27 people killed and 37 wounded in confirmed election-related attacks from Jan. 10 to April 25. The death toll does not include the 57 who were massacred in Maguindanao on Nov. 23 last year, over a month before the official start of the campaign period. The figure also does not include 61 other incidents since the start of the campaign, which investigators believe were not election-related.

Via Phil. Star


The desperate moves of very desperate people
AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo

The most recent presidential polls have placed Liberal Party presidential candidate Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III leading his closest rival, Nacionalista Party’s Manny Villar, by a double digit margin that ranges from 12% to as high as 18%.

In the latest SWS (Social Weather Stations)-BusinessWorld April 16-19 nationwide poll, Aquino’s lead over Villar expanded to 12%, 38% for Aquino versus 26% for Villar. In the latest Manila Standard April 18-20 nationwide poll, Aquino led Villar by 15%, 38% for Aquino versus 23% for Villar.

Click William M. Esposo.


Comelec insists it can do the job. So, let it be!
POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual Jr.

SIGE NA NGA: The Commission on Elections insists that it is ready to conduct credible national elections two short weeks from now.

Having grown tired, I am tempted to throw up my hands and say, “Sige na nga, ready and able na po kayo!” Yes, let us leave the Comelec alone so it can concentrate on its difficult task of managing the country’s first semi-automatic elections.

Kibitzers, including politicians, may want to minimize their presence and lower their noise level to zero so Jose Melo & Co. can work in peace.

Click Federico Pascual


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