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Noynoy voters pick Mar more than Binay – SWS

Posted by akosistella on May 21, 2010


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ONLY 1 in 4, or 26.4 percent, of those who voted for apparent president-elect Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd voted Mayor Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of Makati City for vice president, results of the recent TV5-Social Weather Stations (SWS) exit poll showed.

And a larger percentage of those who voted for Aquino picked Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd (64.4 percent), his official running mate.

Seven out of 10 (71.5 percent) of those who voted for former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada also voted for Binay.

Both Binay and Roxas admit that the endorsement of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero of the Aquino-Binay tandem, also known as “NoyBi” resulted in a surge in Binay’s ratings.

VIa Manila TImes

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Special elections on May 28 still tentative

Special elections will be held on May 28 for provinces that declared poll failure during the May 10 polls, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday.

Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larra-zabal said the poll body would be holding special elections in seven municipalities of Lanao del Sur, in two municipalities of Basilan, in the towns of Guimbal, Iloilo, Pagsanjan and Western Samar to make up for the failure of polls declared earlier.

But Larrazabal also mentioned that the schedule might be moved, because May 28 will fall on Islam’s worship day.

via Manila TImes.

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9 of 10 Pinoys will vote according to their conscience – SWS

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Nearly nine in 10 Filipinos say they will vote according to their conscience and are unlikely to be swayed by endorsements or political machinery, a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

The SWS Pre-Election Survey, conducted from April 16 to 19, found that 86 percent of registered voters will vote according to social interest rather than self-interest.

A majority or 86 percent chose to say that “I will vote for a candidate if most will benefit from him/her, even if I myself will not,” and only 14 percent chose to say that “I will vote for a candidate if I will benefit personally from him/her, even if most will not.”

The latest percentage of social-interest answers is higher compared to 79 percent in April 2007, the SWS said.

via Philippine Star.

CLICK SWS for the complete survey results.

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118,053 absentee votes cast – DFA

Posted by akosistella on May 8, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – The number of overseas absentee voters has exceeded the voter turnout of 81,732 in 2007 to 118,053 for this year’s elections.

The Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (DFA-OAVS) said yesterday it is expecting more voters to come in or mail their ballots in the next three days.

The deadline for receipt of mailed ballots for postal voting and casting of ballots for personal and automated modes of voting is on May 10 at 6 p.m. (Philippine time), the DFA-OAVS said.

Via Phil. Star

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AkoBicol tops SWS party list survey

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—New regional party list group AkoBicol Political Party (AKB) topped the Social Weather Stations (SWS) party list survey released Friday. The survey, which was conducted from May 3 to 4, 2010, showed that 5.64% of voters preferred the group over 186 rivals.

With one statistical point equivalent to about 500,000, AKB’s ratings translates to some 2.8 million votes. This will entitle the group to at least 2 seats in the next Congress.

AKB edged out seasoned party list groups, which have already served in Congress.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

AND: 3,664 teachers mobilized for manual vote audit

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Sen. MAR Roxas speaks on breaking cartels and lowering prices on cement, medicines (Bandila, Hot Seat)

Posted by akosistella on May 7, 2010


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(via ABS-CBN News)

Liberal Party vice presidential candidate MAR Roxas also explains in this interview that EVAT/taxes in themselves are not bad. Taxes fund the operations of the government, and build the needed infrastructure such as roads, ports, and bridges all over the country. It’s when these taxes are stolen by corrupt government officials and are used for their personal purposes that makes VAT/EVAT evil. These taxes also enable local officials like mayors to give benefits to their constituents like free birthday cakes to their senior citizens, etc. Just to be fair, Roxas did not author the E-VAT Law.

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Aquino pads poll lead-BWorld/SWS survey

Posted by akosistella on May 7, 2010


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•Gap now 22 points; Estrada overtakes Villar

WITH THE MAY 10 elections just around the corner, Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III has picked up steam to widen his lead in the presidential race, results of the final BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (BW-SWS) Pre-Election survey showed.

The May 2-3 poll, conducted roughly a week before Filipinos troop to the precincts, gave Mr. Aquino the support of 42%, up four points and ahead of former President Joseph “Erap” E. Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masa who was now in second place with three-point gain to 20%.

Erstwhile second-placer Sen. Manuel “Manny” B. Villar, Jr. of the Nationalista Party (NP) was a point behind at 19%, a result within the survey’s error margin of 2.2%. His support was down seven points from the prior BW-SWS poll of April 16-19.

via BusinessWorld Online.

Down to the wire VP race as Binay, Roxas share lead

MAKATI MAYOR Jejomar “Jojo” C. Binay has caught up with Sen. Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas in the vice-presidential race, tying with the former solo frontrunner in the final edition of the BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Pre-Election Survey.

Both scored 37% in the May 2-3 poll, conducted roughly a week before the elections, but SWS said it was mentioning Mr. Binay’s name first in announcing the results “because the survey gave him a 0.2 point lead over [Mr. Roxas].”

The Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino bet has seen a resurgence in the surveys, first eking out a one-point lead versus erstwhile second-placer Sen. Loren Legarda in the last poll and now gaining 12 to tie with Mr. Roxas.”

VIa BusinessWorld

Last Senate slot up for grabs?

JUST ONE SLOT in the “Magic 12” senatorial race appears up for dispute, with recognized politicians — most of them incumbents and former senators — bolstering their hold in the rankings, results of the final BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Pre-Election Survey showed.

The top two were described by the SWS as “well ahead” and next nine “clearly above the 12th place”. The first three, the independent survey research organization said, have consistently been on top since a March poll, while the first 10 have always been in the winning circle since early December.

In first and second, with just a point separating them, were reelectionists Senator Ramon “Bong” B. Revilla, Jr. of the administration Lakas-Kampi-CMD (51%) and Jose “Jinggoy” E. Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino or PMP (50%). Both lost three points each from the previous survey of April 16-19.

Via BusinessWorld

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(Updated) SC nullifies NP-NPC coalition

The Supreme Court has nullified the coalition of the Nacionalista Party and the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NP-NPC) due to the failure of the two parties to submit the necessary requirements.

In a 29-page decision penned by Associate Justice Arturo Brion, the court overturned a Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruling recognizing the NP-NPC merger as a bona fide coalition.

The coalition, along with the Liberal Party (LP) and the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino, are all vying for the Comelec’s nod to become the dominant minority party that will be entitled to the sixth copy of the election returns (ERs) and a server showing the election results as they are transmitted on the May 10 automated elections.

Via GMANews.TV

Religious groups’ endorsements may come with a price, analysts say

In the homestretch to the May 10 elections, religious groups Iglesia ni Cristo and Kingdom of Jesus Christ have declared the presidential candidate they are backing. This weekend, the El Shaddai movement is set to announce who it will endorse.

Iglesia ni Cristo has picked Sen. Benigno Aquino III while KJC leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy has endorsed administration bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr. The El Shaddai is perceived to be supporting Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. because of his close ties with the group’s leader, Mariano “Mike” Velarde.

Religious groups said they choose their presidential bets because of their competence and moral credibility.

via GMANews.TV.

Palace says Macalintal resignation was his own doing

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Thursday squelched speculation that President Macapagal-Arroyo compelled her election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, to quit over his call to defer the presidential elections.

“He was the one who asked to resign because his position is not in line with the Palace position,” Secretary Ricardo Saludo said in reply to questions about whether Macalintal was forced to resign.

Malacañang on Wednesday night issued a press statement that it had accepted Macalintal’s offer to resign.

Via Inquirer.net

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Now it’s overpriced Comelec contract for ballot packaging

Posted by akosistella on May 1, 2010


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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) paid more than double the expected price for materials and services used for packing and sealing ballots for the May 2010 polls, an official in Comelec Chairman Jose Melo’s office said.

The contract, which involves sealing ballots in clear, airtight plastic bags and placing them in boxes, should only cost anywhere from P70 to P80 million, Atty. Melchor Magdamo told GMA News.

Instead, the deal was secured by Noah’s Paper Mills Inc. for P175 million, excluding labor costs, said Magdamo, the same person who blew the whistle on the P690 million ballot secrecy folder contract that was later canceled.

via GMANews.TV.

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1 of 4 voters intends to guard votes –survey

MANILA, Philippines–For every 4 voters that will go to the polls in May, 1 intends to watch the counting of votes, according to a special survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The survey was conducted in February 2010 to determine the planned personal activities of Filipinos voters for the May elections.

It showed also showed that 1 out of 5 wants to get involved in groups helping to have an orderly and clean election.

Via ABS-CBN News

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Comelec says delivery of ultraviolet lamps starts

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) awarded yesterday the contract to supply some 80,000 units of ultraviolet (UV) lamps for P28 million to Philand Industries Inc.

Speaking to reporters, Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said Philand was required to begin delivering the UV lamps yesterday.

“Each UV lamp costs P350,” he said.

Via Phil. Star

Comelec: Poll random audits will not deter proclamations

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday said that although the random manual audit (RMA) will be conducted right after voting closes, it will not prevent the poll body from proclaiming the winners of the elections.

“In no way shall the results of the RMA delay the proclamation of the winning candidates based on the results reached by the automated election system,” said Comelec Resolution 8837, which was promulgated Friday.

In Republic Act 9369, which amended RA 8436 or the law on automated elections, Section 24 requires an RMA to be conducted in one precinct per congressional district in each province and city. But after much prodding from groups, the poll body decided to increase the number to five precincts per district, which adds up to 1,145 precincts.

Via GMANews.TV

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Estrada on improved survey ratings: I told you so

Posted by akosistella on April 30, 2010


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Spokeswoman Margaux Salcedo said Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino will spend the remaining days of the campaign showing that the LP’s promise of change is empty without an experienced executive like her boss, who was ousted from power in 2001, convicted of plunder afterwards and subsequently pardoned by President Macapagal-Arroyo.

“As I told you, I will give them the surprise of their lives,” Estrada said in a telephone interview, recalling previous interviews in which he said he expected to peak in the surveys in the run-up to the elections and win come May 10.

Estrada answered in the affirmative when asked if the game was now between him and Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the consistent survey leader.

Via Inquirer.net

ANALYSIS:

Villar loses support among poor – survey

“Were not really surprised that President Estradas ratings rose. We stuck to our strategy of going directly to the people, and they have realized that Estrada is the real leader of the poor,” said PMP spokesperson Ralph Calinisan.“I think people are starting to realize…that Estrada is the real ally of the masses…. We’re winning back the D and E votes, which are really the Estrada votes,” said Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco, PMP spokesman in Metro Manila.

Aquino stays on top with 39 points. It’s 1-percentage point less than the combined numbers of Villar and Estrada, who are tied at 20 points.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

ALSO READ: Gordon not surprised by 2 percent rating in surveys

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Aquino, Roxas still lead Pulse Asia survey; Erap catches up w/ Villar, Binay edges out Legarda

Posted by akosistella on April 29, 2010


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With almost four in ten Filipino registered voters (39%) supporting his presidential bid, Senator Aquino remains the leading presidential contender in the May 2010 elections. Tied for second place with an overall voter preference of 20% are former President Joseph M. Estrada Ejercito and Senator Manuel B. Villar, Jr. The other presidential hopefuls have the support of at most 7% of registered voters. Less than one in ten registered voters (9%) does not support any presidential candidate.

Despite a 6-percentage point decline in his overall voter preference during the period March to April 2010, Senator Roxas still has the lead in the vice-presidential race with 37% of registered voters supporting his candidacy. However, the 20-percentage point lead enjoyed by the latter over Senator Loren B. Legarda in March 2010 (43% versus 23%) has now been reduced to a 9-percentage point lead over Makati City Mayor Binay (37% versus 28%). Riding on a 9-percentage point gain in electoral support, the Makati City Mayor now finds himself in second place in the vice-presidential race. On the other hand, Senator Legarda, who is now ranked third, is supported by 20% of registered voters – slightly lower than her March 2010 voter preference (23%). The other vice-presidential candidates register voter preferences of at most 3% while 9% of registered voters do not have a preferred candidate for vice-president.

via PulseAsia.

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New MST poll: Aquino, Roxas still lead May race for top 2 electoral posts

Posted by akosistella on April 26, 2010


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LIBERAL party candidate Benigno Aquino III maintained a 15-percentage point lead over his closest presidential rival, Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr., 38 percent to 23 percent, in the latest Manila Standard poll.

Conducted between April 18 and 20, the poll asked 2,500 respondents to cast their votes for president, vice president and 12 senators on a ballot similar to the May 10 form. The survey had a margin of error of 2 percent on the national level.

Ousted President Joseph Estrada moved up one point to 19 percent, closing the gap between him and Villar, who lost three percentage points amid a continuous barrage of negative news against the Nacionalista standard bearer.

via Manila Standard Today Poll.

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Roxas widens lead over 2nd-placer Legarda

SENATOR Manuel Roxas II widened his lead to 18 percentage points over vice presidential rival and fellow Senator Loren Legarda, as Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay continued to catch up in the latest Manila Standard poll.

Binay was the choice of 22 percent of the 2,500 respondents in the April 18 to 20 survey, placing him in a statistical tie with Legarda, said Manila Standard resident pollster Pedro Laylo Jr.

Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando obtained 3 percent, while administration bet Eduardo Manzano took 2 percent.

Roxas regained the lead in Metro Manila with 37 percent, but Binay was at his heels with 35 percent. Compared to the April 4 to 6 survey, Binay lost 4 percentage points while Roxas gained 6 points. Legarda also picked up a 2-percentage point increase, staying in third place with just 13 percent. The number of undecided voters slipped to 9 percent from the previous month’s 11 percent.

Via MST Poll

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Double-digit lead for Aquino; Roxas still leads VP race-SWS

Posted by akosistella on April 26, 2010


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Double-digit lead for Aquino

With the race to Malacañang nearing the homestretch, presidential bet Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III has gained a double-digit lead over his colleague and main rival, Sen. Manuel “Manny” B. Villar, Jr., in the latest BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Pre-Election Survey.

The April 16 to 19 nationwide poll, conducted three weeks before the May 10 elections, saw Mr. Aquino — the Liberal Party bet — gaining a point to 38% compared to a two-point drop to 26% for the Nacionalista Party’s Mr. Villar.

The lead between the two opened up to 12 points from nine previously in the BW-SWS survey of March 19-22.

Six percent of the respondents were classed as “undecided/others” — these included votes for disqualified bet Vetellano “Dodong” S. Acosta of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan and responses that could not be properly read.

via BusinessWorld Online: Double-digit lead for Aquino.

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Binay overtakes Legarda, Roxas still on top in VP race

Makati Mayor Jejomar “Jojo” C. Binay of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) has caught up with Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) bet Sen. Loren B. Legarda in the race for the vice-presidency but Liberal Party candidate Sen. Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas continues to enjoy a large, albeit narrower, lead.

The latest BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Pre-Election Survey, conducted last April 16 to 19, saw Mr. Binay gaining four points to 25%, just edging out Ms. Legarda who lost a point to 24%.
Mr. Roxas’s score, meanwhile, fell to below 40% for the first time: he was down three points to 39% with three weeks to go before the May 10 elections.

Mr. Roxas’s score has been dropping since the start of the year, as has Ms. Legarda’s although not to the same extent. Mr. Binay, meanwhile, has been gaining from last December’s 10%.

via BusinessWorld

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Eleven out of Magic 12 slots all but in the bag?

Established politicians, most of them incumbent and former senators, appear to have cemented their hold on slots in the so-called Magic 12 Senate race, the latest BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Pre-Election Survey showed.

The top two were described as “well ahead” and nine said to have “always been in the winning circle” since December, leaving just one seat being fought over by three newcomers.

Five other senatorial candidates, however, are not far behind, according to the results of the April 16- to-19 survey, conducted three weeks before the May 10 national elections.

via BusinessWorld

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Noynoy, Mar keep survey lead

Posted by akosistella on April 23, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his running mate Sen. Manuel Roxas II have maintained their leads in various surveys three weeks before the elections.

The Manila Broadcasting Co.-dzRH survey on April 16 with 6,900 respondents showed Aquino leading the race with 38.6 percent, followed by Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. with 22.8 percent. Former President Joseph Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino got 21.2 percent; former Defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD, 11.3 percent; Eddie Villanueva of Bangon Pilipinas, 2.7 percent; Sen. Richard Gordon of Bagumbayan, 1.6 percent.

Vetellano Acosta, who had been disqualified, got 0.3 percent, while environmentalist Nicanor Perlas and Sen. Jamby Madrigal each got 0.2 percent. Olongapo City Councilor JC de los Reyes scored 0.1 percent.

via Phil. Star

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Man who took a bullet for Noynoy in 1987 feels “spooked’ by him

THE man who took a bullet for Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno Aquino III at the height of the 1987 failed coup attempt is reportedly in hiding amid fears that his former boss is hunting him down, supposedly in an apparent attempt to “silence” him.

Joseph Galleta, a member of the so-called “Yellow Army,” has secured himself and his family after he was informed that Aquino is looking for him to prevent him from revealing that after saving the LP bet’s life in August 28, 1987, he was neglected and was dropped like a hot potato.

Members of the Yellow Army were former security men of Hacienda Luisita that were brought to Malacañang and operated under the command of the Presidential Escort Unit.

via BusinessMirror.

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AFP intel official confirms Noynoy meeting with general

A military intelligence official has confirmed the reported meeting between Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer and presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

“It’s confirmed that they [Aquino and Ferrer] met. The meeting occurred about four days ago,” said the security official who requested anonymity. He said the meeting, which was also attended by several officers, took place in Davao four days ago.

The officers were allegedly disgruntled over their recent assignments within the military organization, the official said.

via GMANews.TV

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Key posts for GMA manicurist, gardener defended

Posted by akosistella on April 23, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang justified yesterday President Arroyo’s move to appoint her manicurist and gardener to top-level posts in two government agencies.

Deputy presidential spokesman Gary Olivar, however, was at a loss on how to explain the actual qualifications of Anita Carpon and Armando Macapagal, reportedly Mrs. Arroyo’s manicurist and gardener, respectively.

Carpon was appointed to the board of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), and Macapagal as deputy of the Luneta Park administration.

Olivar said he has no information on the qualifications of the two appointees.

via Philippine Star.

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‘Arroyo using resources for Speakership bid’

MANILA, Philippines – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is pouring resources to her allies’ congressional campaigns to secure their support in the next Congress, according to political science Prof. Clarita Carlos of the University of the Philippines.

Carlos, who describes the President as a “master strategist,” says Mrs. Arroyo is doing this because she knows that all initiatives in the next administration, including any move to amend the Constitution, originate in Congress.

It makes sense to protect her allies in Congress because it would ensure that she has enough warm bodies to form a substantial voting bloc, the professor explains.

Via ABS-CBN News

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House Speaker Gloria Arroyo up to next President?

MANILA, Philippines – Prospects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo assuming the post of Speaker in the House of Representatives was the crux of the discussion on ANC’s “The Rundown” on Wednesday with Ricky Carandang and Ces Drilon.

Prof. Edmund Tayao of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) political science department says it would be unlikely for the new administration to choose the former President for the speakership.

“She will be a significant personality in House of Representatives, but under a new administration, someone will hesitate to have her as speaker,” says Tayao.

Via ABS-CBN News

NOT SURPISING… GMA ratings drop to lowest since 2001

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Noynoy, Mar ratings surge in latest poll

Posted by akosistella on April 20, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines – The trust ratings of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and running mate Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II have surged in the homestretch of the campaign for the May 10 polls, according to a recent survey by independent pollster Pulse Asia Inc.

Results of the survey conducted from March 21 to 28 among 3,000 respondents showed Aquino leading the pack of presidential candidates in terms of trust rating by voters, with 69 percent saying they have “big trust” in the LP presidential bet.

Aquino’s rating was up five points from 64 percent in the February survey.

via Philippine Star.

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Winning LP senators to resolve Senate presidency issue

MANILA, Philippines – Senators, or at least those from the opposition Liberal Party (LP), will resolve after the May 10 elections the issue of replacing Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, according to Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

The LP standard-bearer said there is no urgent need to settle the issue before the conduct of the elections, and explained that “the issue comes before us at noon of June 30,” when the line of succession is needed in case a failure of elections is declared.

President Arroyo’s six-year term ends on June 30. Critics have been warning that the Chief Executive, who is running for congresswoman of Pampanga, is out to extend her term, especially since the line of succession does not include Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

via Phil. Star

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Self-rated poverty at record low

Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010


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… but hunger incidence still near all-time peak

THE NUMBER OF FILIPINO FAMILIES who feel poor has fallen to a level last seen 23 years ago but hunger remains near the record high, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said, tracing the dichotomy to significant belt-tightening.

“The reason why self-rated poverty is relatively low and at the same time hunger is relatively high is because living standards have dropped so low that many families do not rate themselves as poor even if they suffered from hunger recently,” the SWS said in a report on its March 19-22 poll, the results of which were made exclusive to BusinessWorld.

The survey found 43% or an estimated 8.1 million families rating themselves as mahirap, matching the record low set in March 1987. At the same time, 21.2% or some four million households said they experienced having nothing to eat in the last three months, down from December 2009’s record of 24%.

The hunger figure, said SWS, “is still far above the 1998-2010 average of 13.4%.”

via BusinessWorld Online.

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StratPOLLS: Noynoy has ‘solid’ 37%

Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010


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WITH four major polling firms indicating a constituency of 15 million voters across all geographic and demographic sectors, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has an average “solid” 37 percent of voting share for the past four months, and enjoys an advantage that may put him on track to claiming a “historic appointment with destiny” in the May 10 presidential race.

This was the analysis of Prof. Alfredo Sureta Jr., StratPOLLS executive director, who made an up-to-date comparative research study on survey results conducted by four pollsters—Social Weather Stations Inc. (SWS) Pulse Asia, StratPOLLS and Manila Standard Today (MST) between February and April.

Here, Sureta said, Aquino posted a weighted average of a 9-percent lead over closest rival Sen. Manuel Villar.

However, the StratPOLLS chief analyst said the still-undeclared support of major voting blocs, especially the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), could still be a swing factor in the polls. The INC, in past practice, had tended to announce its choice for its 3-million flock’s command vote toward the end of the campaign period.

via BusinessMirror.

ALSO: Vilma Santos to appear in TV ad with Aquino

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