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House panel formed to canvass votes for president, VP

Posted by akosistella on May 22, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – UPDATE The House of Representatives completed the members of its panel that would work with the Senate in canvassing the votes for president and vice president starting next week, Speaker Prospero Nograles announced Friday.

The nine-member group will be composed of Nograles as chairman, majority leader Arthur Defensor, minority leader Ronaldo Zamora, senior deputy majority leader Neptali Gonzales II, senior deputy minority leader Roilo Golez, Representatives Crispin Remulla Cavite, Didagen Dilangalen Shariff Kabunsuan with Cotabato City, and Matias Defensor Quezon City, and Michael John Duavit Rizal.

Alternate members include Representatives Teodoro Locsin Jr. Makati, Rufus Rodriguez Cagayan de Oro, Lorenzo Tanada III Quezon, Liwayway Vinzons-Chato Camarines Norte, Simeon Datumanong Maguindanao, Giorgidi Aggabao Isabela, Pedro Romualdo Camiguin, Joseph Emilio Abaya Cavite, and Eduardo Zialcita Paranaque.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Noynoy cries foul over plan to delay proclamation

President-apparent Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Friday cried foul over House Speaker Prospero Nograles’s reported plan to move back the proclamation of president and vice president from June 4 to June 30, the same day President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo steps down from office.

Nograles, who lost the mayoralty race in Davao City, was quoted as saying that the Senate and the House of Representatives, convening as the national board of canvassers, would proclaim the winning president and vice president “on or before high noon of June 30.”

“Offhand yung aabutin ng June 30, meron pang on or before, noon na sinasabi. Parang napaka hindi tama na sabihin ng Speaker yan,” Aquino said in an interview with reporters after he was visited in his Times Street home by US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr.

Via GMANews.TV

ALSO: Tatad to ask High Court to nullify poll results


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Don’t vote for Noynoy

Posted by akosistella on May 7, 2010

By Jojo A. Robles

For whatever it’s worth, consider this a final appeal before you go to the polls on Monday: Do not vote for Benigno Simeon “Noynoy”Aquino III.

Do not vote for Noynoy because he is lazy and incompetent. He has done nothing, good or bad, to deserve your vote; he will most likely do nothing—which most certainly cannot be good—if he becomes president.

Do not vote for Noynoy because he is not his own man. He is heavily indebted to his relatives, political advisers, command-vote gatherers and financial backers, all of whom will most likely call the shots, make the important decisions and rule the country (even if no one elected them or even knows who they are) if he becomes president.

via Manila Standard Today.

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Winners, losers in HARAPAN senatorial debate

Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – As expected, there were winners and losers among the 12 senatorial candidates who participated in ABS-CBN’s HARAPAN: Mga Isyu ng Bayan debate Sunday night at La Consolacion College, Manila.

At least three candidates – Nacionalista Party’s Adel Tamano and Liberal Party bets Neric Acosta and Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel – topped the debates after getting consistently high votes in text and online polls as well as the wireless audience response system (WARS), which gauged audience reaction to the candidates.

On the other hand, Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino bet Francisco “Kit” Tatad rated poorly in the WARS and online polls while placing only eighth in number of text votes in the debate. (Read: Results of HARAPAN senatorial debate voting)

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


A contrast of styles mark Acosta-Maza exchange

MANILA, Philippines—Both candidates were asked tough, hard-hitting questions on poverty and agriculture but only one was the clear victor in the debate.

Gabriela party-list representative Liza Maza lost the first and second round of debates against Bukidnon 1st district representative Neric Acosta in ABS-CBN’s HARAPAN: Mga Isyu ng Bayan, according to real-time feedback from select audience members using the Wireless Audience Response System (WARS).

Maza began the discussion by emphasizing the need for the local agriculture industry to be developed. “Ang susi ay ang usapin ng lupa. Dapat maresolbahan ito,” said Maza. She added that land must be given to farmers in order to develop local industries.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

AND: Satur loses 1st round vs Palparan in HARAPAN debate

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Pulse Asia told to publish sponsors

Posted by akosistella on February 28, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad yesterday urged the survey firm Pulse Asia to make public who paid for its regular surveys on candidates for the May 10 elections.

Tatad issued the call after Pulse Asia reportedly sent invitations to national candidates to avail themselves of its Ulat ng Bayan survey for the month of March.

Tatad criticized the pollster for selling its services to the highest bidder.

Click Philippine Star.

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