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Arroyo to run for Congress
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will run for a congressional seat in her home province in Pampanga, according to the government-run dzRB.
When asked about her political plans for 2010, she said in a taped interview with dzRB to be aired later in the afternoon, “I will file.”
Arroyo, who served nine years in office, becomes the first Philippine president who will seek a lower position as a member of the House of Representatives after her term ends.
Arroyo is expected file her certificate of candidacy before the deadline tomorrow, December 1.
the 2010 Presidentiables Poll officially closed – will restart on december 1 with official list of presidentiables
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november 7, 2009; 10pm
villanueva’s lead in this poll drops signficantly to 38% due to a surge in votes for escudero at 2nd with 20%. aquino remains at 3rd with 17%
october 23, 2009; 10pm
loren legarda was removed from the presidentiables list. villanueva continue to lead, followed by escudero, then aquino.
september 23, 2009; 7pm
villanueva continue to lead at 43% followed by escudero and aquino who are tied at 2nd with 15%. villar follows a far 4th at 9%, then bayani at 6%
november 22, 2009; 10pm
mar roxas goes on a big time surge from last place to now 1st place with 29%. binay follows at 2nd with 26%, legarda is 3rd at 24% and manzano is last at 22%.
november 18, 2009; 8am
legard jumps to 1st place to tie binay with 28% behind the formal announcement that she is the NP VP bet together with villar. manzano is at 3rd with 25%, then roxas at 19%. the ratings are clustering close to each other.
november 16, 2009; 10 pm
binay goes on a big time surge, now front runner at 32%. legarda also surges to 2nd at 28% while manzano is close at 3rd with 27%. roxas who was the early front runner is now last at 13%.
november 14, 2009; 10am
on day 2 since opening the 2010 Vice-Presidentiables Poll, mar roxas, running mate of noynoy aquino of the Liberal Party takes a commanding lead of 43%. a far 2nd is binay at 29%. manzano and legarda follow and tied at 14%.
- bayani fernando added december 1, 2009
- poll started november 13, 2009
- edu manzano added november 13
- binay, legarda, roxas added october 25
- ronaldo puno and francis pangilinan removed october 25
i don’t know if this will matter but dolphy just endorsed manny villar. does doplhy still have an audience and does he have political pull?
Help Tondo native to Palace, says Dolphy
By Maila Ager
First Posted 21:25:00 11/29/2009
MANILA, Philippines– Comedy king Dolphy on Sunday endorsed Senator Manny Villar saying its time to put someone from Tondo in Malacañang.
Dolphy, wearing orange polo-shirt and cap and white jeans said like Villar, he was also born and raised in Tondo.
“Tiga Tondo ang tatakbo, kelangan tulungan natin [He is from Tondo, we have to help him," he said.
"Ayaw nyo ba nun? Taga-Tondo ang magiging presidente? [Don’t you want someone from Tondo to become President],” he said.
Dolphy was introduced by TV host Willie Revillame, who has been supporting Villar’s presidential bid.
Ebdane quits presidential race
By Philip Tubeza
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 10:08:00 11/29/2009
MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE 3) His voice cracking in front of the TV cameras, an emotional former Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. withdrew from the presidential race, on Sunday, citing the lack of funds to mount a nationwide campaign.
Speaking at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, a teary-eyed Ebdane also hinted that some people who had promised to support him failed to fulfill their word.
“I have decided. I will not run for the Presidency…Much as I wanted to serve and get the job done, the realities of a presidential electoral contest have forced me to reassess my bid,” Ebdane told hundreds of his supporters who had gathered at the Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman.
The former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief was expected to announce his running mate but instead revealed that he was bowing out of the presidential race.
“I realized that I cannot wage a decent presidential campaign without sufficient funds. Ugly as it may sound, lack of funds can unmake a viable presidential run,” Ebdane said.
“After much reflection, I have decided to formally end my presidential bid. I have come to this decision to spare my friends, supporters and my family from the agony and burden of joining a fight which we cannot win,” he added.
A SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH THE FILIPINO PEOPLE
THE PLATFORM OF SENATOR BENIGNO “NOYNOY” S. AQUINO III
A National Leadership in Need of Transformational Change
- Its legitimacy is under question;
- It persecutes those who expose the truth about its illegitimacy and corruption;
- It stays in power by corrupting individuals and institutions;
- It confuses the people with half-truths and outright lies;
- It rewards, rather than punishes, wrongdoing;
- It offers no lasting solutions for the many problems of the country;
- It weakens the democratic institutions that hold our leaders accountable.
- It hinders our local governments from delivering basic services;
- It has no vision of governance beyond political survival and self- enrichment.
A People Crying out for Change
- Corruption robs our children of their protection, nutrition and education.
- Corruption destroys our families and communities.
- Corruption steals from our farmers and workers.
- Corruption deters businessmen from investing in our economy.
- This has eroded our spirit as individuals, as communities, as a people.
- We have lost trust in the democratic institutions we so courageously re-established after the dictatorship.
- Our proven capacity for collective outrage and righteous resistance has been weakened.
- We have ceased to depend on the patriotism and civic engagement that used to animate many of our efforts.
- We have become divided and alienated, focusing only on ourselves and on our individual pursuits.
- Our moral faculties as a people have been paralyzed.
- We have retreated into a dark world of self-absorption and cynicism. Our collective despair has reached its lowest point.
Then finally, the gift of Light
Cory Aquino passed on to the next life. From our sadness, we awakened to a shaft of light cutting through the darkness. She left the
Filipinos a legacy of selfless love for country and people. Filipinos’ connection with each other was rekindled.
In death, she enabled us to hope again for decent government. The millions who connected with Cory at her funeral represented something more than euphoria, sentiment or transient emotions. They represented the reverent memory of a good leader in the past and the firm hope of having a similarly good leader in the future.
A People’s Campaign of Renewed Hope…
- Anchored on Ninoy’s and Cory’s legacy of change through the ways of democracy
- Embraces the qualities of integrity, humility and trust-worthiness in public leadership
- Recognizes the absence of these qualities in government as a major cause of widespread poverty, misery and despair.
The Vision for the Philippines:
A country with…
1. A re-awakened sense of right and wrong, through the living examples of our highest leaders;
2. An organized and widely-shared rapid expansion of our economy through a government dedicated to honing and mobilizing our people’s skills and energies as well as the responsible harnessing of our natural resources;
3. A collective belief that doing the right thing does not only make sense morally, but translates into economic value as well;
4. Public institutions rebuilt on the strong solidarity of our society and its communities.
We will start to make these changes first in ourselves—by doing the right things, by giving value to excellence and integrity and rejecting mediocrity and dishonesty, and by giving priority to others over ourselves.
We will make these changes across many aspects of our national life.
A Commitment to Transformational Leadership:
1. From a President who tolerates corruption to a President who is the nation’s first and most determined fighter of corruption.
2. From a government that merely conjures economic growth statistics that our people know to be unreal to a government that prioritizes jobs that empower the people and provide them with opportunities to rise above poverty.
3. From relegating education to just one of many concerns to making education the central strategy for investing in our people, reducing poverty and building national competitiveness.
4. From treating health as just another area for political patronage to recognizing the advancement and protection of public health, which includes responsible parenthood, as key measures of good governance.
5. From justice that money and connections can buy to a truly impartial system of institutions that deliver equal justice to rich or poor.
6. From government policies influenced by well-connected private interests to a leadership that executes all the laws of the land with impartiality and decisiveness.
7. From treating the rural economy as just a source of problems, to recognizing farms and rural enterprises as vital to achieving food security and more equitable economic growth, worthy of re-investment for sustained productivity.
8. From government anti-poverty programs that instill a dole-out mentality to well-considered programs that build capacity and create opportunity among the poor and the marginalized in the country.
9. From a government that dampens private initiative and enterprise to a government that creates conditions conducive to the growth and competitiveness of private businesses, big, medium and small.
10. From a government that treats its people as an export commodity and a means to earn foreign exchange, disregarding the social cost to Filipino families to a government that creates jobs at home, so that working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity; and when its citizens do choose to become OFWs, their welfare and protection will still be the government’s priority.
11. From Presidential appointees chosen mainly out of political accommodation to discerning selection based on integrity, competence and performance in serving the public good.
12. From demoralized but dedicated civil servants, military and police personnel destined for failure and frustration due to inadequate operational support to professional, motivated and energized bureaucracies with adequate means to perform their public service missions.
13. From a lack of concern for gender disparities and shortfalls, to the promotion of equal gender opportunity in all spheres of public policies and programs.
Peace & Order
14. From a disjointed, short-sighted Mindanao policy that merely reacts to events and incidents to one that seeks a broadly supported just peace and will redress decades of neglect of the Moro and other peoples of Mindanao.
15. From allowing environmental blight to spoil our cities, where both the rich and the poor bear with congestion and urban decay to planning alternative, inclusive urban developments where people of varying income levels are integrated in productive, healthy and safe communities.
16. From a government obsessed with exploiting the country for immediate gains to the detriment of its environment to a government that will encourage sustainable use of resources to benefit the present and future generations.
This platform is a commitment to change that Filipinos can depend on. With trust in their leaders, everyone can work and build a greater future together.