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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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Did Peping camp campaign for Noy-Bi?

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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•Tingting Cojuangco says Roxas camp only looking for someone to blame for prospective loss

MANILA, Philippines – A faction among the relatives of leading presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III junked his running mate Manuel “Mar” Roxas II in favor of their long-time political ally, Jejomar “Jojo” Binay of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, according to Aquino-Roxas tandem supporter Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado.

“Ang dala ng mga Cojuangco ay Noy-Bi, not Noy-Mar (The Cojuangcos are carrying Noynoy-Binay, not Noynoy-Mar). They all came here [in Mindanao]. Tingting Cojuangco was here with Jun Simon,” Mercado, a professor at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City and founder of the Mindanao Leaders Coalition or Kusug Mindanaw, told abs-cbnNews.com/Newsbreak in a phone interview.

Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco is Noynoy’s aunt. She is the wife of Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., the younger brother of the late President Corazon Aquino whose alleged deals and influence-peddling during her administration led a columnist to coin the word Kamag-anak Inc. (Relatives Incorporated).

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

Uhm. Maybe it’s time we resurrect the old Cory Aquino aides who tried to secure former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ jewelry in Malacañan Palace, the day after the Marcos family was deposed. I’m sure they have juicy stories to re-tell.

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Roxas: Fight for VP post not yet over

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010

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Roxas hints at betrayal: There are no secrets in RP

Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—No secret has remained untold and the truth will out.

This was what Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said Thursday when asked about reports that some major supporters of LP standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III had junked him (Roxas).

Roxas appeared before TV cameras Thursday for the first time since Monday’s election during the celebration of his 53rd birthday with supporters and family at the Balai Aquino-Roxas in Cubao, Quezon City.

Via Inquirer.net

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Inside story: Hyatt 10 vs Kamag-anak Inc.


MANILA, Philippines—The fight between the “Noy-Mar” and “Noy-Bi” advocates has been traced to the rivalry between the Hyatt 10 and groups identified with the so-called Kamag-anak Inc. of ex-Tarlac Rep. Jose Cojuangco, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has learned from sources in the camp of presidential front-runner Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

The “Noy-Bi” tandem of Aquino for president and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay for vice president was purportedly fielded to derail the “Noy-Mar” tandem of Aquino and Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, which was seen as “not good” for Cojuangco and his allies, the sources said.

Pastor “Boy” Saycon, who is Cojuangco’s colleague in the Council for Philippine Affairs (Copa), which was pushing for the “Noy-Bi” tandem, denied Cojuangco’s involvement. “Peping is out of this,” Saycon said.

via INQUIRER.net.

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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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PART 1

PART 2

(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 stands by Roxas, slams Binay ‘illusions’

Posted by akosistella on May 6, 2010


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MANILA, Philippines—Going into the final days of the campaign, Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is going out of his way to convince voters that his running mate is Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and not Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.A week after the launch of the “Noy-Bi” ticket endorsed by Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Ang Ladlad party-list, Aquino reiterated his support for Roxas after Binay claimed that he was offered by Aquino to head the Department of Interior and Local Government should he win the elections.“From day one, my only vice president is Mar. That will not change and nothing will change that fact,” Aquino said in a press statement.

via INQUIRER.net.

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Cardinal Rosales clarifies stand on people power

After receiving flak on the matter, Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales blinked and clarified he is not against the use of people power if the elections are thwarted.

At the same time, Rosales said he did not mean to hurt anyone when he branded calls for people power at this time as “crazy,” and that he should have reflected on the matter.

“He was not against People Power, by itself, against dictators and injustices, for which he prayed much during the first EDSA 1986. The interview words he used should have been well reflected on, words he (lately and now) admittedly did not mean (much less to hurt the sensibilities of others),” a statement from Rosales’ office said.

Via GMA News.TV

AND: Miriam: I was cheated, but didn’t call for people power

Comelec sustains decision unseating Panlilio as governor

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has upheld the decision unseating Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio in favor of former board member Lilia Pineda, a poll body official said Thursday.

Comelec Commissioner Lucenito Tagle confirmed that the en banc, in a split decision, upheld the decision of the second division saying Pineda actually won in the 2007 Pampanga gubernatorial race.

“Ang alam ko na-uphold din, di ko alam kung na-promulgate (From what I know, it was upheld, I don’t know if it has been promulgated),” he said in a phone interview with GMANews.TV. Tagle is a member of the second division.

Via GMANews.TV

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Columnists endorse Aquino, Roxas

Posted by akosistella on May 6, 2010


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Mar is my choice
ASK GONEGOSYO By Joey Concepcion

On Monday, May 10, Filipinos will elect a new President, Vice President and other officials in government. With the computerized election being done for the first time, we hope it will really work and generate the results faster than the usual.

Go Negosyo advocates have their own choices of candidates, as the views of each vary as to who will run the country better. But, what is common among entrepreneurs is the choice of a leader who will find a solution to corruption and will create a negosyo climate that will help them grow and expand their business.

Click Joey Concepcion

Noy-Mar
WHAT’S IN A NAME? By Atty. Adrian S. Cristobal Jr.

Like elections before this, the Filipinos are presented with basically two choices: continuity or change. In the language of electoral campaigns, it will be “more of the same” or “change and reform.” Although all parties and their candidates promise the latter, only one party and its tandem credibly represents change and reform.

That party is the Liberal Party (LP). That tandem is that of Sens. Benigno S. Aquino III and Mar Roxas II.

Click Adrian Cristobal Jr.

Iglesia endorsement seals win for Noynoy?
POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual Jr.

SOLID PUNCH: Whatever detractors think, the public endorsement of Sen. Noynoy Aquino for president by the Iglesia ni Cristo may have sealed the victory of the 50-year-old son of democracy icon Cory Aquino whether the polls, set on Monday, are postponed or not.

The INC is the only religious group that can throw a solid punch of at least five million votes. In contrast, the Catholic Church does not have a tight hold on its members estimated at 80 million. Neither can El Shaddai, which is more into a kind of evangelism business, sway its more than four million followers to any politician’s side. As for Kingdom of Christ’s Apollo Quiboloy of Davao, who has anointed administration bet Gibo Teodoro, he is more of a local preacher than a political force on a national platform.

Click Federico D. Pascual Jr..

Two to trust
The Long View By Manuel L. Quezon III

Together, Benigno Aquino III as president and Manuel Roxas II as vice president, have the necessary personal characteristics of leadership and managerial ability to provide an administration characterized by self-control: one that can bring our country back from the brink of executive self-aggrandizement, legislative cynicism and reckless legal experimentation and institutional subversion that has been the path of choice of the present dispensation.

Theirs is a political partnership forged from the deep frustrations we have all felt: whether exasperation with petty scheming of the present gang, or alarm and outrage over the relentless empire-building of its principals and associates. They are at the head of a deeply Centrist coalition that represents the centrist values the majority holds; and because of this, offer the best prospects of healing and stability.

Click Manolo Quezon

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Political parties and social movements

Posted by akosistella on April 17, 2010


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PUBLIC LIVES
By Randy David

IN MODERN DEMOCRACIES, the ideal role of political parties is to listen to the problems and aspirations of citizens and, in the course of this, to organize and empower them. The outcome of this effort should be a collective force devoted to a vision of the common good and subscribing to a set of well-defined policies and programs. On this basis, parties compete for the right to govern.

Yet, even the best democracies often do not measure well by these standards. Political parties may be captured by professional politicians whose dominance rests solely on their ability to exploit the weaknesses of the prevailing political culture. Instead of allowing fresh blood to renew their ranks, parties may ossify and become no more than tools of vested interests and personal ambitions. As such, they fail to adapt to the realities of a complex society.

via Randy David.

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Stories from Sunday’s Phil. Star

Posted by akosistella on April 11, 2010


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Noli supports Mar’s vice presidential bid

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Noli de Castro will not endorse a presidential candidate but is supporting the Liberal Party’s Manuel “Mar” Roxas.

De Castro said it was his decision not to publicly support a presidential candidate because he does not want to be tainted with “political color” when he returns to broadcasting at the end of his term.

The Vice President kept mum when asked if he is supporting Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Manuel Villar Jr. Both of them belong to the Senate’s Wednesday Club.

Click Phil. Star

Mar the technocrat has funny side, too

During the forum, he started to hum along with a Carlos Santana song playing in a videoke joint beside The STAR office.

The music grew louder as he was explaining a serious issue, and when he could no longer be heard, he decided to join in and sing along.

Roxas describes himself as “kenkoy” (playful) and down-to-earth, but admits he can be rigid and detailed.

Click here

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Villar: I’m mentally healthy


MANILA, Philippines – Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. yesterday said he is mentally healthy as he challenged his rival Sen. Benigno Aquino III to address the issues contained in an alleged psychiatric report, which claimed among other things that the Liberal Party (LP) bet suffered from depression and smoked marijuana.

Interviewed over dzMM yesterday, Villar boasted that he has never smoked cigarettes, more so marijuana, and that he keeps himself in good shape.

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Noynoy admits talking to a psychologist, but only about other politicians

MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III admitted yesterday he had indeed talked with a psychologist – but about other politicians, not himself.

He recalled that in The STAR’s series of interviews with presidential candidates, he was asked if he had consulted a psychiatrist.

His reply that he spoke with a psychologist friend about the personalities of some politicians drew laughter from The STAR editors, columnists, and reporters, he said.

Click here

AND:

Indelible ink deal rebidding eyed

Palace downplays report on 35 polling precincts without power

DH, teacher cast first ballots in HK, Palau

LP now focused on guarding votes


Mar: I’ll be a partner and conscience of the president
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The Vote 2010: Manuel ‘MAR’ Araneta Roxas.

Kapatiran files complaint vs ABS-CBN

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Why I will vote for Noynoy, and why he will win

Posted by akosistella on April 10, 2010


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By KRIP YUSON
Reprinted with permission from ROGUE magazine, April 2010

Actually, there’s no correlation. Either won’t be contingent on the other.

The first is a sure thing. I know what I will do come May 10 when I step into the polling place for Valle Verde residents in Pasig City. I will shade that oval, the way the Sexbomb Dancers have sufficiently enlightened me, right before the second presidential candidate’s name: Benigno Aquino III. And I’ll make sure to fight off the temptation to spit at the name that appears before his, whatzisname Acosta.

Just because I think the usual suspects have done their darndest to knock off Aquino from the uppermost perch, and succeeded somewhat despite Acosta’s tardy disqualification, shouldn’t make me express my disgust at Comelec’s apparent ministrations. No, I won’t soil and spoil my ballot.

I will vote for Noynoy and I will vote for Mar, primarily because — and this is the most fundamental of many reasons — I know our country deserves 12 consecutive years of good governance. Yes, I’m scanning far ahead. I’m looking beyond Noynoy’s six-year term. If the Liberal Party’s main ticket wins, it will mark the first time in ages that the tandem for the highest positions in the land gets elected together.

I don’t think they’ll ever quarrel over policy or girls or governance, from 2010 to 2016. Most likely, VP Mar will be highly supportive of Prez Noy2, and that they will conduct themselves in office as a true partnership. They’re friends, they’ve been friends, they’re the sons of a former LP tandem that was just as formidable, maybe even more so.

Both are intelligent, decent men advantaged not so much by wealth but by good upbringing, including education and having nice families. That is why Mar should then become president in 2016, and proceed from the foundation of stability and optimism we hope to have been put in place by then — by Noynoy with the help of his sisters and brethren, which will include all of us who vote him into power so that national corruption is drastically, dramatically decreased. Then Mar can continue the same and push an even stronger economic program forward.

By 2022, and I hope I can still be around to applaud those dozen years as they end, our yet nascent republic would then have attained more than a semblance of competitiveness with our neighbors. I also hope that by then the Catholic Church would have finally taken a backseat in the busybody observance of affairs of governance.

Noynoy thence Mar might have then conducted such a turnaround in national ethics and spirit that the usual bully pulpits would have been silenced on the use of strawberry-flavored condoms. Why, maybe even the matter of divorce might start to stand a chance for official consideration.

This is what I pray for (gulp, okay, that’s being tongue-in-cheek, since I usually just send tons of sunshine vibes to anyone in distress or critical health): that we Filipinos move forward not a hundred steps behind the ways of the rational, pragmatic Dutch, Belgians, Scandinavians, etc. — but only by about 50. Maybe by the time Baby James gets elected as Mayor of Quezon City, our capital can allow cafés to display rainbow colors not just for the aesthetics of it.

But to get back to the present — next month when we troop to the polls, as they say, it should be with much hope.

That is why we won’t vote for Nicky Perlas. Because he can only project himself as an environmentalist, albeit I recall that the organic pechay he grew on the edge of UP Diliman decades ago was priced nearly double that on supermarket shelves, and looked rather unfortunate.

That is why we won’t vote for that young fellow De los Reyes, whose youthful idealism only seems to translate itself into a certain picaresque weepiness — in mien, in voice, in articulation.

That is why we won’t vote for someone with a titular Bro before his name, because he can only be self-righteous, even if he properly belongs to that questionable breed of televangelists who indulge in an industry more than a poor excuse for faith.

That is why we can’t vote for Dick, because he hasn’t quite grown up from the Atenean cheerleader he was, so that the wurz-wurz motormouth capability doesn’t ever give us a chance to reflect and discern our way through matters of intellect and emotion, both.

We are sorry we can’t vote for Gibo, not because he has no chance of making it anyway, but simplistically because of the albatross on his back. He obviously has the intelligence, the youth, the idealism, and very likely the decency to do right by his countrymen. But he cannot proxy for someone whose dislike and distrust rating is much too heavy for anyone’s backbone.

Voting for Erap would have nothing to do with hope. He doesn’t even smoke that kind of cigarettes. Instant Alzheimer’s could wipe away any memory of plunder, but would we want anyone slurring his oath once again, with Ernie Maceda right behind him for the photo op?

That leaves us the top two candidates by virtue of the survey ratings. All the skeptics not in my payroll (meaning of my particular ilk) may spoof the way Conrad de Quiros has pared it down, again simplistically, to a mythical fight between good and evil. But there is something there, whether or not it tallies with our appreciation for complexities or the grays in between.

Sure, it isn’t a black-or-white world. But the specter of a Money Villarroyo as a Goliath of Mammon cum Mordor versus a bespectacled son of heroes who hasn’t had Botox or follicle transplants comes very close to silhouetting the protagonists.

I believe Noynoy will win the presidency because that kind of narrative pitting a crusader against a giant crustacean will appeal to most Filipinos.

Sure, the kids may sing along to the earworm of a jingle that professional admen have brilliantly concocted. But their parents will give it a good think as May Day Eve turns the corner, and they will say that Dolphy can entrust his kids to whomever, seeing as how a few of them went astray anyway, and that Manny Pacquiao can endorse anyone as much as he wants, but he’ll still be on a different page from where we regard our politicians and legislators, and that Sarah Geronimo has simply taken up where she left off with Sen. Ed Angara and STI, and that Willie Revillame’s support can only show what sort of company this free-spending candidate keeps… Blah blah blah. But they have heard enough of canny banking and land development practices, let alone “C-5 at Taga,” to take those testimonials for their pure word.

And if we were to see a 60-second TV ad that features Kris, Korina, Shawie and Vilma saying they’re related or married to certain men, but that beyond being kapamilya or kapuso they’re asking us to vote for Noy-Mar because “Para sa Bayan Ito!” — then I think we win pulling away.

That’s not even counting PBA MVP James Yap and son Baby James, who already commands such adulation as what got our matriarchal society gushing over the cutesy-tot stereotype of the Sto. Niño since Reina Juana of Cebu first held him in her hands.

Finally, I am confident of a Noynoy electoral victory because someone up there, his Mom more than what you think, will continue to do the supernatural for her countrymen’s sake.

It is also time, and it is our destiny, to break off that slough of despond that has characterized our civil service, once and for all — slash through that Gordian knot of corruption that we sneer at but still laugh about.

It is time for positive change, no doubt. Let’s get it on. And reward the yellow army of volunteers and all of the decent-minded kin and friends and barbers and masseuses we know who’ve asked for yellow ballers and yellow-ribbon stickers for their cars and tricycles.

It gratifies me that when I vote for Noynoy and Mar, I am assured that most of the writers, artists and musicians I’ve beered, whiskied, videoke’d and GRO’d with will do the same. That all my brothers and cousins and aunts and nephews will do, too. That most of my Bedan batchmates of H. S. Class of 1960 will also shade the oval before Aquino, Benigno III.

Not only do we owe it to Ninoy and Cory and their supreme sacrifices for Pilipinas, but to our self- respect as Pinoys.

I recall a night in the late ’90s, when it was still Giraffe at the back corner of the 6750 Tower on Ayala, and the place was jumping in the name of a private party. I went out for fresh air and smokes, that curious oxymoron, and ran into Rapa Lopa, who intro-ed me to his smiling cousin Noynoy, who had also lit up. We exchanged light banter. Someone pulled Noynoy away. Still light-years away from any attempt at gravitas, Rapa and I got to talk about the coming presidential elections, how Erap was posing such a threat for a comedown after FVR.

I said Noynoy should think of running for the Senate after his stint as Congressman, well, sometime, before the Marcos children beat him to it. And who knows, maybe from there something even better will happen in the distant future. I thought I glimpsed a furrow of gravitas overtake Rapa’s brow, but only momentarily, before he smiled again. “Sabi mo yan, ha, Krip?”

Yup. I said it. And now I want to prove myself a prophet in my own country. Unless — or else — it isn’t mine at all.

(Preview of an article for ROGUE Magazine, April 2010, out in the bookstores and your favorite newsstands this week.)

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The VP race: Mar

Posted by akosistella on April 9, 2010


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SKETCHES
By Ana Marie Pamintuan

Mar refused to respond to taunts from his closest rival, Loren, who now trails him in the surveys by 20 points. Loren told The STAR when she visited our office recently that Mar’s sliding down was not an act of sacrifice; he had no choice, she said, because his ratings refused to improve.

“Ang napipikon, talo,” Mar told us, borrowing a phrase from his former boss, Joseph Estrada, who still resents the fact that Mar was the first of his Cabinet members to quit in the days leading up to his impeachment.

If recent surveys are accurate, nearly half of voters want Mar Roxas to be the next vice president. Mar allowed himself the luxury of showing us his elation over his ratings.

But he won’t be lulled into complacency. When people congratulated him for his seemingly insurmountable lead in the surveys, he brushed them off with jokes. “Bakit, nanalo na ba ako (Why, have I already won)?” he asked.

Click Ana Marie Pamintuan.

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Speech of Sen. Noynoy Aquino* at the People Power anniversary

Posted by akosistella on February 26, 2010


*Sen. Noynoy Aquino is the Liberal Party candidate for President in the May 2010 elections.

For Sen. MAR Roxas’ speech at the same event, click this.

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Noynoy calls for ‘new people power’

Posted by akosistella on February 10, 2010

CONCEPCION, Tarlac, Philippines – Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his running mate Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II called for a “new kind of people power” to propel them to victory in the coming May elections.

Aquino and Roxas said this new people power would be volunteerism in spreading their message to the people that the country should now have a clean government to finally achieve much needed development.

Click Philippine Star.

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Noynoy, Mar kick off campaign in ‘Aquino country’

Posted by akosistella on February 9, 2010

Roxas tags NP bet ‘Villarroyo’

TARLAC, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Liberals began their campaign with a Mass in Aquino country, in the town of Concepcion, Tarlac, where the late Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. began his political career as the youngest mayor to be elected into office.

In his talk at the end of the Mass, Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III said Concepcion was also special to him for another reason.

He recalled that his first time to speak publicly was at the town plaza in 1976 when his father was given an award during martial law.

Click ABS-CBN News Online Beta.

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Aquino goes back to where he had first speech with dad

Posted by akosistella on February 9, 2010

TARLAC, Philippines – (UPDATE) Liberal Party standard bearer Senator Benigno Aquino III and his running mate Manuel Roxas II began their campaign with a mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Concepcion, Tarlac, at 9:30 am.

In a brief remark after the mass, Aquino explained that he chose to kick off his bid for Malacañang in the place where he first plunged into politics – in 1976 when he made his first public speech with his late father, Senator Ninoy Aquino.

Click INQUIRER.net.

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