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The Noy Chronicles

Posted by akosistella on July 13, 2010


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By Yoly Villanueva-Ong*

PART 1


A good beginning


MANILA, Philippines – This three-part series is a first person account of our experience with the 15th President of the Philippine Republic. Despite the chaos, rough sailing and dubious characters we encountered in the so-called people’s campaign, I firmly believe that our nation has been handed one more miraculous chance at grabbing our place in the sun, after nine years of merciless darkness.

This is an attempt to set a piece of history on record, even if admittedly the view is long but narrow, as seen only from my personal lens. Six years from now we may look back and hopefully earn the right to give ourselves a pat on the back because we did not squander our potential; that we were able to prevail over vast differences and vested interests; that we managed to climb Mount Nebo and have a glimpse of the Promised Land.

via The Noy Chronicles part 1.

The campaign that never was
(The Noy Chronicles part 2)

MANILA, Philippines – “This election is ours to lose,” was the ironic statement of Danny Gozo, as he briefed me over coffee. Atty. Henry Gozon echoed the same sentiment, when he told Noy with a chuckle, “The only way you will lose is if you make major mistakes.” This wasn’t just cockeyed optimism.

An internal survey done by Mercy Abad with field work in late August 2009 placed Noy at 54 percent, with a trajectory that could reach as high as 63 percent, and a deep commitment measured at 41 percent. In layman’s terms this means that 6 out of 10 Filipinos was inclined to vote for Noy, and a hardcore 4 out of 10 said they would surely vote for him. This is important because research has shown that 33 percent of the electorate will likely change their mind.

Via The Noy Chronicles part 2

As it was in the beginning
(The Noy Chronicles, Part 3)

MANILA, Philippines – The campaign sputtered along like an overheating car just trying to make it to December for a tune-up. We assumed that Comelec would disallow pre-election activity after the last day of filing. But they did not. That favored “he who has gold”, but not those who needed a pit stop. Noy was still ahead, but Villar was gaining, fuelled by burning big bucks. (SWS, Dec 09 Aquino-46.2%, Villar-27%; Mar-43.3%, Loren-32%)

The confidence had considerably lessened. Reinforcement was badly needed. So the informal family effort developed into a parallel shadow group dubbed “Pinball” after Pinky and Ballsy. Talk was that COPA and other “Coryistas” who felt excluded in the campaign, found their bearings here.

Via The Noy Chronicles part 3

*Yoly Villanueva-Ong is chairperson of the Campaigns Group of Companies

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Boy Abunda open to joining Cabinet after ABS-CBN contract ends

Posted by akosistella on June 2, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – After saying that he was “not inclined” to accept a Cabinet position in president-apparent Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s government, television host and talent manager Boy Abunda is now singing a different tune.

Abunda clarified that he is not closing his doors to the possibility of serving the Aquino administration, at least, not “while I am under contract with ABS-CBN.”

“Kasi baka sabihin nila kakainin ko ang mga salita ko ngayon. I am not closing my doors. But am I going to accept any offer, halimbawa, today? I am not. No, I am not going to take the position,” he told ABS-CBN News.

Abunda said his contract with ABS-CBN will end in 2011.

Aquino, older brother of Kris Aquino, is eyeing Abunda to become tourism secretary. He took note of “The Buzz” host’s ability to clearly communicate ideas and understand the audience.

When sought for reaction, Abunda initially said that although he is grateful to be considered, he is not “inclined to accept it.”

“I can help ‘Noy in another capacity. I have a personal relationship with Noy. I think it will be more effective if I continue what I am doing now… giving him advice — devoid of agenda and bias, devoid of politics,” Abunda said. (Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News)

Ayan, binawi na.

Lemme see.. among our past tourism secretaries were: Joe Aspiras, Tony Gonzales, Raffy Alunan, Narz Lim, Mina Gabor, Dick Gordon, and lastly Ace Durano. And Sen. Noynoy Aquino can only come up w/ Girl Abunda?!?!?

Cripes! I don’t think even Erap nor Manny Villar wouldn’t have been this idiotic to come up w/ an idea like this. What a big effing joke on everyone who voted for Noynoy Aquino. Nay, on the entire Philippines!

Time to pack our bags folks.

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Joke the vote, pun the bets

Posted by akosistella on May 19, 2010


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Barring last-minute surprises in the election count, the Noynoy-Nognog tandem will lead the next casting at Malacañang Palace in the next six years, according to funny-boned Filipinos.

Nognog, dark-skinned Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in real life, will also be installed as the country’s “first black vice president,” they say.

But before he could become president, Noynoy, who goes by the full name Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, may need to convince closest rival Joseph Estrada to concede.

Estrada can’t and won’t, supposedly because when he voted, his victory had been guaranteed. Proof of this, and so the tale is told, was that after Estrada fed his ballot into a PCOS machine, it popped this message: “Congratulations!

”In the most serious moments, trust Filipinos, acclaimed to be among the world’s happiest peoples, to joke and pun and laugh at themselves.

via Newsbreak Online.

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Uncharitable, unkind

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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NEWSSTAND By John Nery

The iconic Conrado de Quiros and the redoubtable Billy Esposo, two columnists I look up to and who have never been less than generous with me, have written recent columns that strike me as more partisan than necessary, or indeed as intended. On the junking of Mar Roxas, Noynoy Aquino’s running mate, Conrad has written much the more nuanced analysis; Billy’s defense of this political maneuver is ruder and rawer, and thus harder to digest. But I hope I am not mistaken in taking their columns the second part of Conrad’s is in today’s edition as all of a piece.

I trust they will forgive my temerity.

I was not involved in any political campaign, but I do have many friends in many of the political camps. Although I think I now understand the big picture, it will take me some time to sort out all the facts; for now, I will only take issue with Conrad’s analysis, and expose Billy’s illegitimate arguments.

Click John Nery.

The one who cuts through the BS.

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Cleansing

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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LOWDOWN By Jojo Robles

Since it now appears that the Yellow faction is going to handily beat the politicians’ camp in the in-house battle for access to and control of the presidency, it’s good to know who the movers and shakers in this ascendant sub-group in N/A’s organization are. At the very least, the following information will help those people who are right now desperately trying to find out who to send their resumes to, in the hopes of snagging some of the spoils that the incoming administration will be handing out.

The Sisters—all of them, yes, Kris included—belong to the most exclusive inner circle of N/A’s camp. These women, to whom Cory entrusted the care, feeding and even the clothing of N/A, will hold the most power next to the incoming president himself, when it comes to matters of policy, appointments and most of the other day-to-day stuff that require N/A’s attention.

The Sisters were the first to start campaigning to junk Roxas by quietly asking financial backers and local supporters of N/A to start considering a “Noy-Bi” tandem behind Roxas’ back. The Designated Girlfriend, Valenzuela’s Shalani Soledad, may soon join this club, if she passes muster and improves her standing to First Lady during N/A’s term.

Click Jojo Robles.

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Infighting in Aquino camp goes public

THE infighting in the camp of president-elect Benigno Aquino III went public Monday, after a leader of his volunteers group accused Liberal Party politicians and the Hyatt 10 of hijacking reform.

“From the start, the rift was between the reformist volunteer groups and the trapo political party,” said Conrado de Quiros, a columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and a member of the Volunteers for Noynoy [Aquino] Movement’s executive committee.

On one side of the rift are the supporters of Aquino’s vice presidential running mate, Manuel Roxas II; the so-called Hyatt 10, composed of former Cabinet members who broke with President Gloria Arroyo; Liberal Party officials led by campaign manager Florencio Abad; and former Arroyo Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz.

Via ManilaStandardToday

Interesting points raised in both these pieces. I’m surprised though that a distinguished columnist like Mr. De Quiros allows himself to be involved in these issues. Affected, kasi totoo ang mga bintang?

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Can 13th senator take Aquino’s seat? Miriam says yes, Enrile no

Posted by akosistella on May 17, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines — Can the Senate seat to be left by likely president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III be filled up by the senatorial candidate ranked 13th in the vote count, once Aquino is proclaimed President?

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said the candidate ranked 13th in the counting could occupy Aquino’s seat if Congress passed a concurrent resolution, but Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile disagreed, saying special elections should be held for the vacated position.

Interviewed over dzBB radio, Santiago initially disagreed with the idea of allowing the 13th-ranked senatorial candidate to become the replacement for Aquino but changed her position when told this happened in the 2001 elections when Congress passed a concurrent resolution.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Santiago warns Aquino on an ‘opposition’ Congress


MANILA, Philippines — Likely president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III may face an opposition Congress, with defeated presidential candidate and Sen. Manuel Villar Jr., and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, incoming Pampanga representative, working to gain the Senate presidency and the House Speakership respectively.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago raised a potentially challenging situation for the would-be Aquino government, as she stressed that Villar had the “numbers” to regain the Senate presidency. She added that Ms Arroyo, being a shrewd leader and having made preparations for her new life in Congress, could just clinch the House leadership.

But Santiago said Ms Arroyo could only be the next Speaker if her alliances would hold after Aquino’s proclamation by Congress.

Via Inquirer.net

Belmonte ready for Speakership fight

MANILA, Philippines – Congressman-elect Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte of Quezon City is ready to be the candidate of the Liberal Party (LP) for the House Speakership against outgoing President and congresswoman-elect Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

“I’ve expressed interest. Dati na akong naging Speaker and I know how it works,” said Belmonte on Sunday.

Belmonte, who is on his last term as Quezon City mayor, made the statement after Rep. Amelita Villarosa of Occidental Mindoro turned over the chairmanship of the Lakas-Kampi (Lakas) party to Arroyo.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND: Power blocs gear for Senate leadership showdown

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Estrada camp hits ‘massive selling’ of CF cards to cheat in May polls

Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010


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The camp of presidential aspirant Joseph Estrada on Saturday claimed the May 10 polls were riddled with what it considered “massive marketing and selling” of pre-programmed Compact Flash (CF) cards, which contain instructions for the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to read the ballots.

At a press conference in Mandaluyong city, Ambassador Ernesto Maceda, former president Estrada’s campaign manager, claimed that before the elections, some people offering CF cards – supposedly programmed to make a candidate win – approached the camp of the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

Maceda claimed the CF card brokers sell the programs for the PCOS machines from P30 to P50 million each.

via GMANews.TV.

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No more glitches in transmission of data to PPCRV—Comelec

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) assured the public that there would be no more glitches in the transmission of data from various precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in its servers at the Pope Pius Center in Manila where its accredited citizen arm Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has been doing its own tally.

Renato Garcia, consultant for ICT Operations of the Comelec, along with Cesar Flores, Smartmatic Asia Pacific President went to Pope Pius to repair the glitch of its servers which has caused delays in the tally being conducted by PPCRV.

“We would like to apologize for the delay here in Pius. The Pope Pius has a server that Comelec and Smartmatic has provided here to be able to access the results from the PCOS machines.”

via INQUIRER.net.

Over 300 clustered precincts had near-unanimous choices for president

If the 2010 elections are a gauge, bloc voting is alive and well in the Philippines.

According to an analysis of the GMA election tally, over 90 percent of voters in 326 clustered precincts around the country had the same choice for president. Benigno “Noynoy’ Aquino was by far the main beneficiary of this voting pattern, with 164 clustered precincts in 19 provinces and the national capital region voting nearly 100% for the presumptive winner of the presidential race.

At least 54 precincts voted almost exclusively for former president Joseph Estrada, while 67 and 61 precincts, respectively, went nearly 100 percent for Gibo Teodoro and Manny Villar.

Via GMANews.TV

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Surprise! Jamby says Villar was cheated

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal does not believe that her most hated presidential candidate, Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, is that far behind Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in the tallies of the Commission on Elections Comelec and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting PPCRV.

Madrigal, in an unexpected statement over ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda on Friday, said he thinks Villar’s votes may have been shaved.“

Maski si Villar na ayaw ko ay hindi natin mapaniwalaan na ganyan din lang ang kanyang boto Even Villar, who I hate, I don’t believe that he would only get votes that few,” said Madrigal, who had asked Filipinos not to vote for Villar because of his alleged corrupt and immoral acts.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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Opinions

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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Estrada’s amazing performance
By ELLEN TORDESILLAS

But the fact that Estrada, invariably dismissed by analysts early in the election campaign as the either a “spoiler” or “a kingmaker”, one who can help ensure the victory of one candidate in a close contest by his endorsement, running second, overtaking the high-financed campaign of Manuel Villar, showed his strong hold on the masses who comprise the bulk of the 50 million voters despite his being convicted of plunder . (Estrada was convicted of plunder in 2006 after more than six years in detention but was pardoned by Gloria Arroyo a month after.)

Click Ellen Tordesillas

Belmonte will be speaker
AS I SEE IT By Neal Cruz

STOP THINKING OF GLORIA MACAPAGAL-Arroyo as speaker of the House of Representatives. The next speaker will be Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, who has been elected congressman. He is the choice of President-to-be Noynoy Aquino.

Contrary to popular opinion, it is not the congressmen who choose their speaker. The president does. Congressmen only ratify what he orders.

Click Neal Cruz

President of all Filipinos
VECTOR By Sonny Coloma

Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III’s comprehensive victory in last Monday’s elections underlines a most salient reality: he is expected by his countrymen to govern and lead as President of all Filipinos.

Click Sonny Coloma

Calls mount for Corona to decline appointment
GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc

As expected outgoing President Arroyo announced her choice of new Chief Justice even if incumbent Reynato Puno is yet to retire on May 17. She is kicking up a firestorm for not letting the next President on June 30 do it. A day after assuring Filipinos of smooth transition to a new admin, Arroyo is back to divisive spiteful politics. A day after being proclaimed winner — in an unprecedented congressional run while in Malacañang — she revived suspicions of her ploy. That is, to gain immunity from suit for plunder and abuse via prolonged stay in power and a Supreme Court wholly appointed by her.

Click Jarius Bondoc

Churlish parting shot
ANALYSIS By Amando Doronila

DEPARTING PRESIDENT MACAPAGAL-ARROYO fired a churlish parting shot Wednesday when Malacañang announced that she had “chosen” Associate Justice Renato Corona to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Court upon the retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno on May 17.

Click Amando Doronila

Dumb
FRONTLINE By Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Just what makes Noynoy think that it is his right, and not Gloria’s, to appoint the next CJ? Who is the sole interpreter and arbiter of the law? The president of the republic or the SC? Who the heck does Noynoy think he is? Hello, he has not even been proclaimed president-elect and he thinks he is higher than the law itself!

Click Ninez Cacho-Olivares

‘Administration’ and ‘government’ are not the same
BIG DEAL By Dan Mariano

I am sometimes made to feel that TV reporters should stick to simply delivering breaking news. Far too often, whenever these self-styled broadcast journalists try to engage in news analysis, they not only reveal their ignorance, they also mislead their viewers.

Click Dan Mariano

Understanding the power-rate increase
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS By Dean dela Paz

The recent increase in electricity rates saw our bills increase by as much as 80 percent, with some households and small businesses paying the cost equivalent of a small secondhand generator. Despite information campaigns and a policy of transparency in electricity pricing, the sudden increases have led to wild speculations on its rationale—going from the plausible to the absurd.

Click Dean dela Paz

Election results 2010
AMBIENT VOICES By Ma. Isabel Ongpin

It took me the longest time to vote on Election Day, but I was not alone. The neighborhood trooped to the public school designated as the polling place and amid a welter of papers, posters, banners—all representing a candidate or other, through a crowd of people from all walks of life, assaulted by heat and chaos trying to organize itself into some order. I finally got the picture, which was to line up along a corridor near our polling booth to get a designated number. The line had to make a u-turn and it was slow going but I met a neighbor and we carried on a catch-up conversation. In the time of about an hour and a half, all those with numbers were put into a holding room, which was a classroom with school desks. There we sat moving from row to row as numbers were called into the next room where the PCOS machine was and where we looked up our names, signed and received the long, unfamiliar ballot.

Click Maribel Ongpin

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Alleged fertilizer scam point man loses gubernatorial bid in Capiz

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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CEBU CITY — It’s official: Capiz reelectionist Gov. Victor Tanco (Liberal Party) has won his reelection bid against the controversial former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, the alleged architect of the fertilizer scam.

Bolante lost not only the gubernatorial post but a chance to gain political vindication from the public drubbing that he got when he was made to face a Senate inquiry on the fertilizer scam. The Senate hearings had recommended charges to be filed against him and several government officials.

Likely president-elect, Sen. Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Mar Roxas, a native of Capiz and Aquino’s running mate under the Liberal Party, personally campaigned in the province against the election bid of Bolante.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Dy beats Padaca in Isabela’s race for governor

ILAGAN, Isabela, Philippines —- Rep. Faustino Dy III derailed the reelection bid of Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo Padaca after votes from the two remaining Isabela towns were canvassed by the provincial board of canvassers at past 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dy, whose brothers were defeated by Padaca in the 2004 and 2007 gubernatorial races, received 274,757 votes while Padaca got 271,319 votes from 35 towns and one city.

Padaca was leading by at least 3,000 votes on Thursday afternoon before votes from Angadanan and Palanan towns were received by the PBOC.

Via Inquirer.net

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Congress leaders move to advance vote canvass

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—Moving for an early canvassing of votes for the two highest elective posts in the land, the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives started talks Thursday to change the legislative calendar.

Both chambers are scheduled to hold a joint session to canvass the votes for president and vice president starting May 31, but Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Speaker Prospero Nograles and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri agreed in principle Thursday to convene at the soonest time possible.

However, Enrile and Zubiri disclosed at the Kapihan sa Senado forum that what was preventing Congress from swiftly convening as the National Board of Canvassers was the Commission on Elections’ piecemeal submission of Certificates of Canvass.

via INQUIRER.net, .

AND: No quorum for early Canvass vote

Two election monitoring groups dispute Comelec’s claim of ‘success’ in May 10 polls

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Winners in Luzon polls a mix of old and new

BAGUIO CITY — A mix of new and old faces will lead provinces and cities in Northern and Central Luzon in the next three years.

In the Ilocos region, proclaimed governors were Imee Marcos (NP) of Ilocos Norte, Luis “Chavit” Singson (Bileg) of Ilocos Sur and Manuel Ortega (NPC) of La Union. Reelected Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) had yet to be proclaimed on Thursday pending the completion of the provincial canvass.

Marcos, Singson and Ortega supported the candidacy of Nacionalista Party standard bearer Manuel Villar Jr.

Via Inquirer.net

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Aquino-Roxas tandem overwhelms opponents in voting in US

Posted by akosistella on May 13, 2010


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WASHINGTON – Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III of the Liberal Party won more votes than all the other presidential candidates combined in the District of Colombia and 10 other states that the Philippine embassy here had jurisdiction over in the May 10 general elections.

Consul General Domingo Nolasco, chairman of the Special Board of Canvassers for the US, said of 1,723 absentee ballots cast within the embassy’s area of control, 981 went to Aquino.

In second place was Lakas-Kampi’s Gilbert Teodoro with 213 votes followed by Nacionalista Party’s Manuel Villar (181) and Bagumbayan’s Richard Gordon (141).

Similarly, Aquino’s running mate Mar Roxas received more votes than all the other vice presidential aspirants combined.

via Philippine Star.

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Partial unofficial tally from Comelec (as of 8:15 pm)

Posted by akosistella on May 12, 2010

via ANC Alerts

Presidential race (part 1)

Presidential race (part 2)

VIce President results (part 1)

Vice President results (part 2)

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Aquino to raise revenue, cut spending

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


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TARLAC, Philippines  – Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, on course to win the Philippine presidential race, said on Tuesday he will work at cutting unnecessary spending in the national budget and increase perennially tax weak revenue.

Aquino, son of democracy icon Corazon “Cory” Aquino, also said he was not in favor of raising the rate of consumption tax, adding the government needs to raise more revenue from taxes already in place.

Raising revenue also entails going after smugglers and tax evaders, he said.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

EARLIER:

Stocks surge on peaceful polls

MANILA, Philippines – Stocks surged on Tuesday as investors cheered the relatively peaceful local elections, and rally in overseas markets.

But shares of Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar’s real estate firm, Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., fell minutes after the presidential contender conceded to Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, who was leading in the partial tally of votes.

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index rose 3.85% or 120.87 points to 3,262.93, its best percentage gain since August 24, 2009.

Via ABS-CBN News

AND:

MBC lauds Comelec for ‘successful’ elections

MANILA, Philippines – The Makati Business Club (MBC) lauded the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the conduct of “successful” and “credible” elections that many investors hoped for.

“Despite the apparent lack of preparedness in case the automated system would fail on a large scale, the Comelec laid to rest many fears about automation,” it said in a statement.

Earlier, the MBC, along with other business groups, led calls for a parallel manual count of votes after glitches marred the testing of automated poll machines days before the actual elections.

Via ABS-CBN News

MEANWHILE: Noynoy vows to revive ‘Hello Garci’ probe

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Partial unofficial tally of returns from Comelec

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


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(as of 3:57 pm, via ANC Alerts)

The presidential race

Vice Presidential race

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Erap won’t concede, waits for official canvass

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Joseph Estrada on Tuesday said he will not concede to frontrunner, Liberal Party presidential bet Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, until after Congress finishes the official canvass of the results of the country’s first ever nationwide automated elections.

“Lest my silence following the recent presidential elections be misconstrued for conceding the elections to the frontrunner, I wish to assure the public that while I plan no protests, I am not conceding,” Estrada said in a statement read by his son, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

Via ABS-CBN News

ALSO:

4 presidential bets concede defeat

Legarda concedes in VP race

NEWSFLASH! Edu Manzano concedes VP race. Details to follow.

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