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Uncharitable, unkind

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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NEWSSTAND By John Nery

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

I trust they will forgive my temerity.

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

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The one who cuts through the BS.

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Cleansing

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


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LOWDOWN By Jojo Robles

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

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

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

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Infighting in Aquino camp goes public

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

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

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

Via ManilaStandardToday

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

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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 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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GMA attends EDSA rites today

Posted by akosistella on February 25, 2010

PRESIDENT Arroyo will lead the 24th People Power Edsa 1 revolution anniversary for the last time as president today a year after she skipped last year’s celebration to attend a job fair at the POEA building in Mandaluyong which was only a stone’s throw away from the People Power Monument.

In 2006, Arroyo also did not attend the Edsa rites because of a supposed attempt to overthrow her government by what she said were the political opposition, the extreme Left and “military adventurists.” She later declared a national state of emergency.

Click Business Insight Malaya.

MEANWHILE…

Noynoy unsure of following Peping’s direction in sports

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has been acknowledged as the surest ticket for Jose “Peping” Cojuangco’s continued ride as the country’s top sports official.

But the leading presidential bet for the May 2010 elections admits he doesn’t exactly agree with the direction currently being taken by the Philippine Olympic Committee president, who happens to be his uncle.

“Like everything else in this country, we have limited resources to fulfill unlimited wants,” Aquino told the Inquirer late Tuesday evening. “[So] I don’t know if we will even agree on what direction sports should take.”

Click INQUIRER,net

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Empowerment is cure to poverty, says Noynoy’s sis

VICTORIA Elena Aquino-Dee, sister of Liberal Party standard bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, yesterday blamed corruption for the increasing number of people living under the poverty line.

“Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap (referring to Noynoy’s slogan). We really need to do something about corruption. It is one of the causes of underdevelopment and poverty,” she said during the fourth anniversary of Pinoy Micro Enterprise (Pinoy ME) at the barangay hall of Kalawaan in Pasig City.

Click Malaya.

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