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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, Roxas top overseas absentee votes

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Senators Benigno Aquino III and Manuel Roxas II of the Liberal Party topped the overseas absentee votes from Hong Kong and Singapore for president and vice president, respectively, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

The DFA-Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (DFA-OAVS), in a statement, said election results transmitted by the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong and the Philippine embassy in Singapore were successfully transmitted to the Commission of Elections server in Manila Monday night.

In Hong Kong, 39,383 out of 95,355 registered Filipino voters cast their ballots in 96 clustered precincts.

Via Inquirer.net


Noynoy victory hinges on Pinoys’ sense of history

Benigno Aquino III sat through an impromptu press conference when he was about to vote in his home province in Tarlac. There was a glitch in the machine and he had to wait, about four hours as it would turn out, before he could cast his ballot in the country’s first automated elections.

He himself had to put order in the confusion of reporters grabbing his attention, answering questions one at a time. Does he know of any incidents of cheating? Of vote buying? Of violence? For him it was just the beginning of the day. There had been no sign of any threats of putting the elections to waste.

The other major candidates had done their thing of casting their ballots with no apparent major problem – the machines worked well although the lines were long and the heat was unbearable. Their body language spoke of their resignation (Gibo Teodoro), anger (Loren Legarda), dejection (Manny Villar), cautious and worry (Mar Roxas), confident and arrogant (Jejomar Binay), alone and superstitious (Joseph Estrada).

Via GMANews.TV


Ocampo, Maza: We’ll watch Aquino presidency closely

MANILA, Philippines–As they congratulated Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for his clear victory” in the presidential race, militant senatorial candidates Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza on Tuesday said they would be watching how the incoming President will work to solve the country’s most pressing woes.

“We congratulate president-elect Noynoy Aquino for his clear victory in the May 10 elections,” Ocampo and Maza said in a statement.

The two ran under the Nacionalista Party of Senator Manuel Villar, but have failed to make it to the top 12 as of latest canvassing.

Via Inquirer.net

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Partial unofficial tally of returns from Comelec

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


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

The presidential race

Vice Presidential race


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


4 presidential bets concede defeat

Legarda concedes in VP race

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

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Binay, Roxas dead heat in SWS exit poll

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – The vice-presidential election could go down to the wire, based on the partial results of an exit poll conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay and Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas ended up tied in the SWS exit poll sponsored by TV5 and conducted in cooperation with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG).

The partial results of the exit poll, uploaded on the SWS website on Tuesday, had Binay and Roxas in a dead heat, with both getting 40% support from respondents.

Sen. Loren Legarda came in third with 10%, Bayani Fernando was fourth with 3%, Edu Manzano and Perfecto Yasay were tied for 5th place with 2% each. Dominador Chipeco and Jose Sonza got less than 1%.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

FROM SWS website:


Exit polls Vice President (TV5-SWS)

Aquino grateful to supporters, backs beleaguered VP bet

TARLAC CITY, Tarlac – Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III thanked the voters for the “significant lead” he is enjoying in the presidential race but at the same time called for vigilance in ensuring that every vote for his runningmate, Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas would be counted “fairly and honestly.”

“Based on a partial election results, it’s clear that I have a significant lead over the next contender in the presidential race. I’m grateful to the Filipino people for the support and to our loyal supporters in our people’s campaign who made this achievement possible,” Aquino said at a press conference here, reading from a prepared statement, shortly after his rival Senator Manny Villar conceded the presidential race.

“It has been an honor to share this humbling experience with all of you as we begin to accept the responsibility of leading our nation of over 90 million Filipinos. However, our commitment to get integrity from this election was and remains that the vote of each and every Filipino be counted fairly and honestly,” he said.

Via Inquirer.net

NEWSFLASH! Jun Yasay concedes VP race. Loren Legarda to hold presscon within the next hour. Jojo Binay claims cheating in Mindanao but doesn’t offer proof, just rumors.

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Poll results as per this morning’s Comelec presscon

Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010


Aquino leads in 30 million of votes cast (of estimated total 50 million registered voters.)

Partial Comelec tally as per 615 am

Results before the presscon:

As pf 5:22 a.m.

As per Comelec chairman Jose Melo, they will be able to proclaim the winner in the presidential race by 12 noon. For president, vice president, senators, “We have 30 million of estimated 50 million registered voters,” as per Melo. Anthony Taberna of DZMM/ANC results so far are based from 90% of NCR ballots cast, Panay region 60%. In Capiz, Roxas wins in all districts except for two.

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Partial election returns give Aquino, Binay early leads

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


(Updated 9:55 p.m.)Liberal Party standard bearer Benigno C. Aquino III is leading his rivals in the presidential race, based on a partial and unofficial consolidation of data from election returns as of 9:36 p.m. Makati Mayor Jejomar C. Binay of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan was leading the vice presidential race in a GMA News tally based on 36.57 per cent of election returns nationwide.

The unofficial data culled from 76,347 precincts nationwide showed Aquino, son of Philippine democracy icons Corazon C. Aquino and Benigno Aquino Jr., garnering 5,580,630 votes. Binay accumulated 5,605,074 votes.

via GMANews.TV.


Comelec to reassess precinct clustering after long queues

The clustering of precincts in the country’s first nationwide automated elections will be the subject of an “utmost post-election analysis” by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) after it caused long queues of voters on election day.

“This is the first time we did nationwide automation. Let’s see what we can do to improve in the next election. Definitely, it’s the queuing system that we should look into,” said Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal at a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

For this year’s elections, the Comelec has clustered six to eight precincts into one, causing long lines that tested the patience of many voters nationwide. In some precincts, voters even collapsed due to exhaustion while waiting for their turn to vote.

Via GMANews.TV

AND: Watchdog wants review of voter disenfranchisement

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Voters remind Loren to follow the queue

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Some registered voters in Malabon got irritated when Nacionalista Party NP vice-presidential guest candidate Loren Legarda went ahead of the queue at the precinct when polls opened on Monday.

Some supporters in Potrero, Malabon cheered “Loren, Loren, Loren” when she arrived, while other voters reminded Legarda that she should fall in line.

“Ma’am, pila po kayo,” some voters said.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


Roxas rides tricycle to polling center

ROXAS CITY, Philippines – Senator Mar Roxas, the running mate of Liberal Party standard-bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, rode a tricycle on his way to the polling center at the Rufina Andrada Santos Memorial School on Monday.

A supportive crowd welcomed him at the school when he got off the tricycle to enter Precinct Number 0244A in Barangay 5.

It only took a few minutes for Roxas to cast his vote.

Via ABS-CBN News

Did Erap not vote for a vice president?

MANILA, Philippines – Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard-bearer Joseph Estrada’s spokesman Margaux Salcedo has denied reports that the former president did not vote for a vice president.

The reports were apparently prompted by viewers’ impression of how he shaded the ovals on his ballot when he voted at an elementary school in San Juan City in Metro Manila at high noon Monday.

Estrada’s running mate is Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay.

Via ABS-CBN News

Villar, Nanay Curing vote in Las Piñas

MANILA, Philippines – Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr. cast his vote in Las Piñas at around 10:50 on Monday.

The NP presidential bet was voter No. 188 in precinct No. 222.

Villar was joined by his wife, Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar.

Via ABS-CBN News

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Gibo: Still an uphill climb ahead, even after Quiboloy’s endorsement

Posted by akosistella on May 4, 2010


DAVAO CITY , Philippines – Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard-bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro yesterday said the presidential race is still a tough fight for him despite the endorsement given by evangelist Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Name Above Every Name congregation.

“It is still an uphill climb ahead. That is why I need your prayers, I need the prayer of every Filipino. The climb uphill is not an easy one. But truly, I am humbled, let us all pray together as we all go together in this endeavor. I ask of you to be with me,” Teodoro said.

On Sunday night, Quiboloy endorsed Teodoro in a global worship service attended by 50,000 of his followers. The endorsement was also broadcast by congregation-owned Sunshine Media.

Via Phil. Star

Aquino admits asking Binay to be DILG chief

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Liberty Party (LP) standard-bearer Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has admitted offering a Cabinet position to Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in case he wins in the presidential elections.

Interviewed in a campaign rally in Albay on Monday, Aquino said he asked Binay, who has been a local official since 1986, to be his secretary of interior and local government.

But Aquino pointed out that he had made the offer before Binay decided to run for vice president and running mate of his rival, former President Joseph Estrada of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

via ABS-CBN News.

Erap to Noynoy: ‘Here I come’

FORMER President Joseph Estrada yesterday told Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino not to be so confident about winning the May 10 elections despite leading in surveys since last year.

“The race is not yet over, we believe we can still catch up. The surveys showed that we are catching up very fast,” Estrada said in a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Mandaluyong City yesterday.

“The undecided voters have increased. As you know my supporters are the silent majority,” he added.

Via Malaya

Villar, Loren confident of victory on May 10

VIGAN CITY , Philippines — Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar Jr. and his running mate Loren Legarda are confident of victory on May 10.

Speaking to reporters yesterday, Villar said he is not bothered that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ the Name Above Every Name congregation had endorsed Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro Jr.

“It’s fine,” he said. “As I said, there are groups who will support and others who will not. If they do, thanks. If they don’t, it’s not a problem.”

Via Phil. Star

Teachers ready for polls, says DepEd

INFO-TECH capable.

This is how the Department of Education (DepEd) described teachers who will sit in the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in next Monday’s automated local and national elections.

Secretary Mona Valisno said at least one of the three members of the BEIs in every precinct has the capability to perform the task professionally.

Valisno made the assurance as 137,200 teachers have been certified by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as information technology capable after they got an average passing rate of 91% in the DOST Certification Program.

Via Malaya

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Erap overtakes Villar, Binay edges Loren – poll

Posted by akosistella on May 3, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada has overtaken Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, Jr. to take second place in the presidential race, according to the latest Manila Standard Today (MST) pre-election survey.

The survey, which interviewed 2,500 registered voters nationwide from April 25-27, showed Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in the lead with 38%, which is 16 percentage points above Estrada’s rating of 22%. Villar was in 3rd place with 20%.

According to MST resident pollster Pedro Laylo, the negative attacks on Villar have taken a toll on his survey performance.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

THE survey results: Estrada overtakes Villar; negative attacks take toll

Binay pulls away form Legarda, has Roxas in sight


Erap willing to join People Power revolt if elections are rigged

Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard-bearer former President Joseph Estrada, who was ousted through a mass public uprising in 2001, expressed his willingness to join another People Power revolt if May polls results are discovered to be rigged.

Estrada, who was convicted of plunder, said he will join hands “join hands” in another mass uprising with Liberal Party presidential bet Senator Benigno Aquino III should massive cheating attempt to manipulate the results of the coming elections.

“If there will be cheating, I’ll be joining hands with him [Aquino] to protect the sovereign will of the people… We can have this People Power again if there is glaring cheating or manipulation of the election,” the former president said in a press briefing on Monday.

Via GMANews.TV

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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


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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Think tank sees Aquino victory, warns of tough job ahead

Posted by akosistella on April 28, 2010


MANILA, Philippines—There is now only a slim chance that no winner will be proclaimed after the May 10 elections but the presidency may not prove to be a light crown to wear for front-running presidential candidate Senator Benigno Aquino III, according to the US-based think tank Global Source.

“In contrast to a failure of automation, which seems almost certain to happen in some parts of the country given the sheer difficulty of the exercise (moving from manual to automated national elections) and the apparent lack of preparedness of the government, a no-proclamation scenario can be no more than a 10 percent chance particularly if there is a convincing lead where a faulty count in parts of the country will not greatly influence the overall result,” Global Source said in a quarterly report on the Philippines dated April 27.

In its commentary, titled “Hope Versus Fear,” Global Source said Aquino as of now appeared to be the most likely to win the presidential race as his widening lead in the past survey was too large a chasm to overcome even with acknowledged superiority of Senator Manuel Villar’s campaign in logistics and political machinery at the local level.

Via Inquirer.net


Noynoy confident Villar can’t cut lead

Tacloban City — What command votes? From Maguindanao?

Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III yesterday threw this question at the Nacionalista Party as he dismissed its claim that NP presidential candidate Sen. Manuel Villar would still be able to catch up with him come election day.

In press briefing, Aquino described a “a figment of their imagination” Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano’s claim that the NP would still be able to cut down Aquino’s 12 percentage point lead over Villar through the latter’s political machinery and the support of groups that practice block voting.

Via Inquirer.net

Still Roxas-Legarda fight

MANILA, Philippines—Another pre-poll survey showed that the vice presidential race was still between Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino’s running mate, Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, and Manuel “Manny” Villar’s partner, Loren Legarda.

Ed Malay, director of The Issues and Advocacy Center (The Center), on Tuesday said Roxas remained in the lead with 37 percent while Legarda claimed second spot with 28 percent.

However, he said, “the campaign of Senator Roxas appeared to have rammed into a concrete wall amidst disturbing reports that a group within the Aquino-Roxas campaign machinery had dumped Roxas in favor of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay.”

Via Inquirer.net

AND: Artists unite for Noynoy-Mar.

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Enrile threatens to file new ethics case vs Villar

Posted by akosistella on April 27, 2010


SENATE President Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday vowed to file a separate ethics case against Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar for “improper intervention” to exempt Villar’s realty company Vista Land from the stock market’s lockup rule preventing sale of majority-owned shares soon after its initial public offering in 2007.

“I myself will file the ethics case against Villar,” Enrile told reporters in a news conference at the campaign headquarters of former President Joseph Estrada’s Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino yesterday.

Enrile disputed the claim of Villar’s lawyer that there was “nothing illegal, wrong or irregular” with then-Senate President Villar’s appearance at the June 27, 2007, special board meeting of the Philippine Stock Exchange PSE called to discuss Vista Land’s request for exemption from the lockup period.

via BusinessMirror.

ALSO READ: Villar chief counsel faces disbarment case


Enrile: Legarda teamed up with Villar for the money
• Loren considered Villar ‘rotten’—Senate president

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda wanted Sen. Manuel Villar ousted from the Senate Presidency because she believed Villar was corrupt and had no leadership, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said in a news conference on Monday.

Enrile said Legarda only wanted a share of Villar’s billions of pesos in campaign funds when she agreed to be the vice presidential candidate of the Nacionalista Party standard bearer.

“Ang katambal mo mismo para sa bise-presidente, si Loren Legarda, ay sumama lang sa ‘yo dahil kailangan niya ng pondo para sa eleksyon. Siya ang pinakamapilit noon sa akin para alisin ka bilang Senate President (Your running mate, Loren Legarda, agreed to be your vice presidential candidate because she needed funds for her election. But she was the most persistent in having you ousted as Senate president),” Enrile said, addressing Villar.

via Inquirer.net

Legarda answers JPE’s claim she joined Villar for the money…

…by hitting Sen. Mar. Roxas. Huh?

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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


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.


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


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.


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


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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LP links NP to Ampatuan caper

Posted by akosistella on April 22, 2010


LIBERAL Party senatorial bet Risa Hontiveros yesterday said lawyers identified with Nacionalista Party vice presidential bet Loren Legarda were the ones who orchestrated the “endorsement” caper of Maguindanao massacre prime suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr.

“We have received reports that operatives of the NP were responsible for the latest smear job against Sen. Noynoy Aquino. They were the ones who rehearsed him before the presscon,” she said, referring to the press conference held by Ampatuan Tuesday in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, where he is detained.

In the press conference, Ampatuan expressed the support of his clan for Aquino’s presidential bid.

via Business Insight Malaya.


Presscon in hi-risk jail? A phone call did it

MANILA, Philippines—All it took was a phone call for jail officials to allow Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. to hold a news briefing inside a high-security prison compound in Taguig City.

Senior Inspector Lloyd Gonzaga, warden of the Quezon City Jail Annex (QCJA) at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, said Ampatuan did not file any written request for the press conference on Tuesday at the detention facility.

During the briefing, the primary suspect in the grisly killings in Maguindanao of 57 people, including at least 30 media workers, declared his family’s support for Sen. Benigno Aquino III, Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer.

via INQUIRER.net.

AND: Raps eyed vs Andal Jr., jail execs over prison presscon

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