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“Environment is Key in Ensuring Our Safety” – Dorothy Lenore Llariza Reflects on Nick Perlas’ ANC Interview

September 29, 2009 1 comment

Environmentalist and presidentiable Nick Perlas’ short segment at the ANC Channel with Ricky Carandang this evening touched a core in my being when he specifically mentioned how his own house went underwater during typhoon Frank last year. Being an Ilongga myself and having personally seen the devastation in Iloilo last year, I understood what he was saying.

Clearly, Nick said we have a need as a nation, beyond political lines and beyond personalities, to prepare for global climate change which was predicted by a scientist 20 years ago. Ricky commented that perhaps, none of us really believed that global climate change would – or could – happen to us in this particular time.

One major move for preparedness, Nick said, would be to remove residences from river areas because, in the coming seasons when waters will inevitably rise due to changes in the Arctic region, those areas will be the first to be hit the hardest. Other preparations will be to transfer evacuation areas to elevated places, and strengthen telecommunication lines and strategic points of communication so that NDCC’s monitoring will be accurate. Nick also mentioned PAGASA’s plan to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to accurately measure weather patterns, which was somehow shelved due to ‘interests’ of some parties.

I personally agree with everything that was taken up for such a short time. The inevitable changes in world weather patterns should make us human beings flexible enough to also change our ways of thinking, our lifestyles, our behavior towards the environment, and our views of social responsibility. If environmentalists all over the world have revised and updated over and over again their data on climate change, then we should also keep ourselves in the same pace and space, because, Nick  Perlas said in conclusion, this is now “a matter of survival.”

Legarda mulls against running in 2010

September 28, 2009 Leave a comment

September 28, 2009 15:04:00
Maila Ager
INQUIRER.net

 

MANILA, Philippines – After seeing the destruction caused by tropical storm “Ondoy,” Senator Loren Legarda is now thinking of not joining the 2010 elections.

Legarda is said to be eyeing either the presidential or vice presidential post next year.

“Maybe it would be better not to be a candidate, right? Maybe it’s better not to run and whatever you will spend, just use this for humanitarian help. Maybe it’s better not to run,” she told reporters in Filipino at the Senate on Monday.

“Hindi talaga [Really]. You realize, I think that politics and campaigning gets in the way of governance. Nagiging balakid ang pangangampanya sa maayos na pamamalakad ng ating pamahalaan at pagtulong sa mahirap e [Campaigning has become an obstacle to the systematic administration of our government and in helping the poor],” she said.

Instead of campaigning and spending money for advertisements and other campaign materials, Legarda said she would rather help those in need.

And one does not have to be in power, she said, to help the poor.

“I don’t need to be famous anymore because I’m already famous. I don’t need to prove anything anymore…because really, what I wan to do is humanitarian help,” she said.

Legarda said it was “unconscionable” for politicians like her to campaign while many people, like the victims of “Ondoy,” were crying for help.

“You known in such a poor country that is disaster-stricken, it’s so unconscionable to be spending so much on campaign and politics,” she further said.

Resources: http://politics.inquirer.net/view.php?db=1&article=20090928-227324

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Nicanor “Nick” Perlas and PANGMASA Platform: Social Justice, Peace and Order, Fiscal Management, and Infrastructure Development

September 26, 2009 Leave a comment

poster3Social Justice, Peace and Order

Improve social justice, peace and order.

  • Renegotiate the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA AD) with special provisions, among others, for adequate consultation on both Muslim and Christian sides and for clearly defining the relationship between the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE) and ARMM and BJE and the national government.
  • Advance Muslim concerns including, among others, the expansion of the Office of Muslim Affairs (OMA) to other regions and provinces with large Muslim populations; the appointment of non-political or neutral OMA executives and officials; the hiring of more Muslim staff in Muslim-dedicated government offices including OMA; the expedited flow of Muslim Official Development Assistance (ODA); and the availability of “hallal” slaughterhouses in cities and towns with large Muslim populations.
  • Reopen negotiations with NDF/NPA communist rebels.
  • Ensure that all peace negotiations with Muslim and NDF/NPA combatants are anchored on the government’s demonstrated political will towards reforming the structural roots of conflict and the pursuit of social justice, including the equitable delivery of government social services, infrastructure, and business incentives.
  • Ensure the meaningful and organized participation of indigenous peoples and communities in all matters of governance affecting their interest and future.
  • Strengthen the capacity and resources of the council for indigenous people and neutralize the heavy interference of traditional politicians in this council.
  • Remove the high-level military and police support for criminal activities and drug trade and clean both the military and police from corrupt elements. (See program details in the Moral and Effective Governance section below.)
  • Expedite the removal from public service of rogue military and police officers and personnel.
  • Reinstate, to full position and honors, any military or police officer unjustly placed in detention or removed from public office.
  • Professionalize the military and police forces by means of adequate incentive systems that reward moral and exemplary conduct and punish violations of law and order.
  • Provide adequate comprehensive support to civil society efforts towards a holistic and comprehensive approach to peace.
  • Implement and reinforce zoning laws and regulations.

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NPC to pick bet on Sept 29

September 26, 2009 Leave a comment

From abs-cbnNews.com

MANILA – The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) will announce their bets for the 2010 presidential elections in October, Senator Loren Legarda said on Wednesday.

Legarda and Senator Francis Escudero are the NPC’s top bets for the 2010 polls, but she said a Legarda-Escudero tandem is “almost sure.”

The NPC meeting was rescheduled to September 29, originally scheduled for Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Legarda said she is not bothered by the number of celebrities endorsing Sen. Benigno Aquino III.

She said that despite the draw of celebrities towards Aquino, she is already a veteran politician, and since she has been through several campaigns, she said she has won and can win without the help of any celebrity.

“Di ko minamaliit ang mga celebrities dahil siguro meron din namang mag-eendorse sa amin… pero ang tao ngayon, ang concern nila ay ang kalunasan sa gutom,” she said.

The final decision of the voter still depends on the candidates, she said. With a report from Maricar Bautista, ABS-CBN News

Resources: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/09/23/09/npc-pick-bet-sept-29

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the euphoria noynoy enjoys that puno says is a bad thing – belat!

September 24, 2009 6 comments

we are amused to no end on secretary ronaldo puno’s recent pronouncements on noynoy aquino’s campaign. 

A word on the euphoria … those things are not enough to win an election. You will have to deal with the issues that the people are concerned about. Those have to be dealt with over a long period,” Puno told the Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC) on Tuesday night at Hotel Intercon in Makati City.

lets get real here — “euphoria”  shown by the public on day 1 that a candidate announces his candidacy is EVERY CANDIDATE’S DREAM to have. it is in fact an excellent, even brilliant way to start a campaign. it is what campaign managers and marketing people want and plan for. 

having euphoria early on sets the candidate at a very high staging point for the next things to follow. equally important, it places the candidate above the competition and in fact sets the bar or price of entry for all other opponents at a very steep place. a campaign that starts at that very high level means it has a strong foundation for future moves and makes it difficult for competition. 

similar to a political campaign, any marketing and advertising practitioner plans for generating excitement and interest at the very start of a product launch.  in marketing how you start the campaign matters a lot. a good start launch helps ensure a successful end year. it is at that point where you get momentum, not attaining one usually spells disaster, getting it too late will not matter but getting it at the very start is brilliant.

compare aquino’s start to that of LAKAS-KAMPI’S gilbert  teodoro. he did not even get anywhere close to anything euphoric, much less close to what aquino enjoyed. teodoro got headline and top page  news coverage at most for 2 days after his formal declaration. aquino on the other hand has been getting headline news for many days after his declaration of candidacy and in fact got headline coverage many days before the actual announcement.

not only did aquino get media coverage because of the euphoria he enjoyed at the start, it also got his followers and the general public excited and rooting for aquino. almost overnight,  individuals and groups formed to do their share of supporting the candidacy of aquino all of it without being asked by aquino or anyone else. all were voluntary.  the latter part is the most important part – grass roots people involvement.  no other candidate enjoys that benefit and strength now.  

aquino got a lot of other positives from his euphoric start. teodoro on the other hand not only did not get any euphoria, he even got problems instead, one of which is arroyo cabinet members and officials defecting to the  aquino camp. on top of the problem of defection, DOUBTS and INSECURITIES started to crop up among the public and even among their own party members on the viability of teodoro’s candidacy. many more negatives came out of the non-euphoric start of tedoro’s campaign, an exact opposite of what aquino enjoyed.

the aim of political campaign managers and marketing managers is not only to attain euphoria at the start but also to sustain it till the end. keeping that feeling as high possible till election time helps ensure winning the election at the end of the campaign period.

puno is not being honest as  the master strategist who put 3 presidents into office when he belittled euphoria at start of the noynoy’s political campaign. he knows its a great thing but is not honest enough to admit it only because he belongs to the opposite camp. the only saving grace of puno is the use of the word “euphoria” to describe what has occurred after aquino declared his candidacy. it is the strongest word to use in describing it. at least he is honest in that he recognizes the extent of the positive reaction. it is a superlative.  

there is a very simple way to explain why euphoria is great to get at the start – aquino started with many good things, happy news,  all positives with enthusiastic supporters because of the euphoria he obtained. teodoro on the other hand because of the lack of euphoria at the start now need to put off fires that erupted everywhere – the defections, the doubts, insecurity and negativity that sprung up when he announced his candidacy.

we understand though why puno needed to be dishonest by belittling euphoria – not only did teodoro, his partner in this election not get anything near it, he himself did not get it. the most immediate aftermath of  his declaration as vice presidential candidate was – nothing. well not really nothing,  his party-mates very publicly said the party should consider another party-mate for the vp position – governor vilma santos. nobody celebrated, not at all euphoric in him getting the vp slot, it was instead greeted by an idea to replace him.

his views on why euphoria is a bad thing, one word comes to mind – BELAT!

 

ronaldo puno mr. euphoria

Mr. Euphoria

Puno: Aquino euphoria not enough to win 
 By Alcuin Papa, Jhunnex Napallacan
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 03:43:00 09/24/2009

MANILA, Philippines—Take it from the man touted to be the architect of the electoral victory of three Philippine presidents since 1992.

Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno said euphoria may not be enough to win elections, referring to the chances of Liberal Party standard-bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in the 2010 elections.

Puno said that from experience, euphoria from the commemoration last month of the 26th death anniversary of Noynoy’s father Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and the passing away of former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino would not last until Election Day.

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Nicanor “Nick” Perlas and PANGMASA Platform: Jobs and the Economy

September 23, 2009 4 comments

NP_LogoPastelTYStarting today we will unveil policies and programs that will ground the six priority thrusts of the Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan (PANGMASA) in the life of the nation and which will also be the thrusts of the presidency of Nicanor “Nick” Perlas.

Provide meaningful self and/or work employment for the economically poor as outlined in the various policies and programs that follow below.

Increases government resources for the sustainable modernization of agriculture and fisheries and place priority on agricultural policies and programs that will eradicate poverty.

  • Accelerate the passage of a comprehensive land use for the country.
  • Speed up the implementation of the Agrarian Reform Program on private lands.
  • Provide, on a priority basis, agriculture-related support services to Agrarian Reform Communities including, but not limited to, new technologies, roads, credit, post-harvest facilities, and access to broadband Internet services.
  • Irrigate all rice lands using both large-scale irrigation infrastructure and artesian wells for small farms.
  • Provide branding, packaging, and marketing services to farmers and fisherfolks to enhance their market penetration.
  • Remove local monopolies and oligopolies that suppress the prices of farm and fishery products and which extract usurious lending rates from the poor.
  • Design, together with microfinance NGOs and banks, an agriculture-oriented micro-finance program that would receive the appropriate financial, technical, and guarantee support from the government.
  • Move towards strategic micro-finance where individual micro enterprises (in both rural and urban areas) are interlinked vertically and horizontally into new enterprise networks of larger value added on the basis of mutual solidarity and benefit.
  • Build upon existing micro-finance initiatives and set up new micro or small industries based on strategic partnerships between academic institutions (which have pro-poor mature technologies that harness local resources), socially responsible businesses (which have the capability to move mature technologies from the lab to the market place), government institutions (which can provide the necessary supportive policies and incentives) and NGOs (which can ensure the social and ecologically acceptability of the new micro-industries).
  • Implement special adult education programs for the rural and urban poor that would improve their knowledge, creativity, planning, and entrepreneurial and management skills.

Create macro-economic conditions conducive to the appropriate broad-based and inclusive growth and development of the Philippine economy.

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arroyo cabinet secretary bello says he supports aquino – snow ball effect started?

September 23, 2009 2 comments

 another defection from the aroyo administration, this time cabinet secretary bello. yesterday when secretary romulo made known his suppot for noynoy aquino, we wondered if that was the start of a snow ball effect where other arroyo officials will

WHOS NEXT? Days after Foreign Affairs Sec. Alberto Romulo (seen here with Mrs. Arroyo in a summit in Egypt) threw his support to Sen. Noynoy Aquino presidential bid, Cabinet Sec. Sylvestro Bello III (inset) admits Wednesday his sentiments also go with Noynoy. PCPO, DOJAfter Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, another member of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Cabinet indicated Wednesday his sentiments are for Liberal Party standard bearer Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy Aquino III.

WHO'S NEXT? Days after Foreign Affairs Sec. Alberto Romulo (seen here with Mrs. Arroyo in a summit in Egypt) threw his support to Sen. Noynoy Aquino presidential bid, Cabinet Sec. Sylvestro Bello III (inset) admits Wednesday his sentiments also go with Noynoy. PCPO, DOJAfter Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, another member of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Cabinet indicated Wednesday his sentiments are for Liberal Party standard bearer Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy" Aquino III.

announce their support for noynoy aquino.

we wonder once again if that was the start of a long list of arroyo officials supporting aquino.

 

Arroyo man Bello admits pro-Noynoy Aquino sentiments

After Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, another member of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Cabinet indicated Wednesday his sentiments are for Liberal Party

 standard bearer Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III.

But Cabinet Secretary Silvestre Bello III stopped short of saying he would support Aquino’s presidential bid this early, saying he would quit his post should he finally decide to do so.

“Eh, siyempre medyo ang sentiment ko para kay Noynoy. Pero kung mag-iisip ako na susuporta sa kanya, bago pa man ako gagalaw, magbibitiw muna ako (My sentiments are for Noynoy. But if I would think of supporting his presidential bid I would resign from my post first),” Bello said in an interview on dzXL radio.

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sec. alberto romulo supports aquino – a major blow to LAKAS-KAMPI and teodoro

September 22, 2009 1 comment

Romulo favors Aquino
But Malacañang tells execs: ‘Toe the line’

By Christian V. Esguerra, Leila Salaverria, Inquirer Southern Luzon
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:48:00 09/22/2009

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang Monday served notice to its troops to “toe the line” after Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo—one of its most senior Cabinet officials—broadly indicated his support for Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the Liberal Party’s standard-bearer in the 2010 presidential election.

News that Romulo was favoring the senator came the same day that another administration official—Commissioner Jaime Jacob of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC)—announced he was resigning his post in order to support the presidential bid of the late former President Corazon Aquino’s only son.

Jacob’s resignation was the latest sign of cracks in the facade of administration unity and came just two months before the official start of the campaign for the May 2010 national elections.

Romulo was in London accompanying no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself in her three-nation foreign trip when he indicated in an interview with an ABS-CBN correspondent where his heart lay.

“In 2007, I voted for Noynoy Aquino [for senator], so my ties with the Aquino family have been deep and lasting,” Romulo said in the interview. “I’ve always been with Tita Cory and voted for the Aquinos.”

Asked if he would support Noynoy, Romulo answered: “I have voted for the Aquinos all the time.”

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090922-226363/Romulo-favors-Aquino

 

romulo declaring he is supporting noynoy aquino and not gilbert teodoro, LAKAS-KAMPI and admin presidential candidate is a major blow and embarrassment to the administration and teodoro’s candidacy.

it is not as much as number of votes as romulo is not a politician nor do we think he has a political base but it is a huge psychological and morale disaster for the administration party. romulo is a senior official of the arroyo administration.

PDI SEPT 22 wawam _ romulowhat makes this more telling is that he is not the only one who is moving away from the administration and ruling party.

vice president noli de castro was the first major political figure who did that. de castro though he ran as an independent during the election is still part of the arroyo administration.

he was courted ardently by arroyo herself to be the standard bearer of the party, so much as saying he is the anointed one, but de castro declined to be part of it.

add to that the fact that de castro has been consistently one of the leaders in the presidentiable polls making him the most viable candidate among admin/ruling party affiliated presidentiables. that underscores the magnitude of de castro’s refusal to join the ruling party.

another arroyo administration official, Commissioner Jaime Jacob of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) has announced his resignation from his post to campaign for aquino.

for these defections, if you can call it that, to the aquino camp is happening too soon. the campaign period has not even began yet with many blanks still open among the political parties. these things usually occur towards the end of the campaign period.

for it to occur this early is definitely bad news for the ruling/admin party. it is starting too early and can create a snow-ball effect. more admin officials and ruling party members might follow romulo and jacob’s lead and that will mean the admin/ruling party’s campaign for the presidency might collapse even before it starts or right after it starts.

philippine politicians are known to shift their alliances to the team that has the most likelihood of winning regardless of stand or principles. the shift might be seen by them as a major crack and a significant weakness giving the ruling/admin party as the losing political party.

if this happens, the ruling and admin party is again another inch moved towards the margins of philippine political life.

gilbert teodoro so very much wants arroyo’s kiss of death! mwah! mwah! mwah!

September 22, 2009 2 comments

gilbert teodoro declares boldly – he is closely aligned with president arroyo and will in fact use the economic achievements of of arroyo’s administration as part of his platform.

Instead of shying away from Ms Arroyo’s shadow, Teodoro said he would make use of the achievements of her administration in pushing his platform of governance. (source: http://tinyurl.com/lc5h62)

the other statement and this is even more bold is that he does not thinkarroyo's kiss of death arroyo’s support is a kiss of death for his presidential aspirations.

“There will come a point when the public will already get to brush off this ‘kiss of death’ thing. It’s a politically expedient tactic right now. The more important thing is what you want to do for the country in the future,” he added. (source: http://tinyurl.com/lc5h62)

we congratulate teodoro for his bravado and courage but it looks like he is in denial. that or he was hiding under a rock in the last national senatorial election.

arroyo went out to campaign for the admin senators. the malacanang media machine was on hyper drive hyping the arroyo administration’s achievements in the economy. but it did not matter in that election, most of the opposition candidates won while most of the admin/ruling senators lost.

arroyo’s performance and trust ratings were on the negative at that time and the people chose not to believe what malacanang was saying about the economic gains. the people themselves knew where the economy was – they were still hungry if not hungrier and the their wealth has not increased. it either decreased or remained the same.

the people’s disfavor towards admin senatorial candidates was so great that it did not matter that the pichay who spent the most money in advertising among all the candidates did not win the election while trillanes, an opposition senator who was in jail during the campaign period, did not have money and had little advertising won in the election with margin to spare.

trillanes’ call to fame was nothing more than his failed attempt by the military to unseat arroyo. it showed being against arroyo and in his case in a most emphatic and dramatic way was enough to get elected to the senate.

pichay on the other hand was one of the most closely associated with arroyo and that overturned the mega pesos he spent in political ads.

these are bold statements from teodoro, hoping against hope, but come to think of it what choice does he have?

PDI SEPT 22 wawam kiss of death

he did give up his party affiliation with NPC and joined the ruling party LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD for this election. he obviously has no choice as otherwise he will not be able to use the supposed political machinery that the ruling administration has.

teodoro is fighting a very hard fight. not only is he against opposition presidentiables who are much ahead in the polls, he is also fighting the ghosts and demons present in his ruling party and arroyo, the one with the kiss of death.

megastar sharon cuneta to campaign for aquino-roxas

September 21, 2009 5 comments

this is a major development and pledge. it’s strong enough that kris aquino and korina sanchez are there to campaign for the aquino-roxas tandem, adding megastar sharon cuneta to the list is, well pretty mega.

the aquino-roxas tandem has the potential to bring in a very wide crowd to their cause. they will not only attract people from across the board, they will more importantly attract the young.

Sharon Cuneta to campaign for Aquino, Roxas 
 By Edson C. Tandoc Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:11:00 09/21/2009

MANILA, Philippines—Count the Megastar in.

Declaring full support for the presidential bid of Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his running mate Senator Mar Roxas, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Monday said he and his wife, popular actress Sharon Cuneta, would actively campaign for the Liberal Party’s tandem.

“We have discussed about it and she will be helping in the campaign,” Pangilinan said when he attended Roxas’ announcement in San Juan City where Roxas formally accepted Aquino’s offer to be his running mate.

Cuneta is a fresh addition to the growing number of celebrities expected to join the Aquino-Roxas campaign.

Campaign manager Florencio “Butch” Abad said Aquino’s sister Kris would be bringing in many of her friends from the entertainment industry while Roxas’ girlfriend Korina Sanchez “is also actively campaigning.”

read in full here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090921-226290/Sharon-Cuneta-to-campaign-for-Aquino-Roxas

know more about bro. eddie villanueva, presidentiable

September 21, 2009 43 comments

this has been psted by jhenderv (https://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/presidentiables-as-of-mid-november-2008/bro_eddie/#comment-1812)

WHO IS BROTHER EDDIE C. VILLANUEVA? WHAT DOES HE STAND FOR? “The Bagong Pilipinas, Bagong Pilipino Movement Platform”

WHO IS BROTHER EDDIE C. VILLANUEVA?

Brother Eddie C. Villanueva is one of the nation’s leading church leaders who has touched the lives of many Filipinos here and abroad as Spiritual Director and President of Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church and Chairman of the nation-wide Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM).

Beyond spiritual commitments

But Bro. Eddie is beyond his spiritual preoccupations.

Apart from being a deeply spiritual man with strong moral convictions and high ethical principles, he is most of all a Filipino who loves his country and his people and a man who is committed to leading the transformation of the Philippines into a prosperous and respectable nation through the Bagong Pilipinas, Bagong Pilipino Movement which he also heads.

Bro. Eddie believes that pursuing nation transformation is a logical extension of his spiritual crusades. He is Chancellor of Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation (JILCF), Inc. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of International Bible Society-Philippines. Apart from these, he is the Chairman of the International Christian Solidarity on Religious Freedom, a global coalition of Christian churches fighting for religious equality and freedom for all nations of the world. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council of Christ for Asia (formerly Charismatic Fellowship of Asia, CFA) based in Bangkok, Thailand.

It is clear that Bro. Eddie, while pursuing his spiritual mandate has succeeded in shifting his focus to the affairs of the nation particularly on moral and ethical aspects. He has a national view and perspective.

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Nicanor “Nicky” Perlas to be featured in GMANews.TV web shows

September 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Get to know more and get answers to the question, WHO IS NICKY PERLAS? Join Nicanor “Nicky” Perlas on September 24, as he answers questions from Internet users in real time on the second webcast of Exchange, the first ever Philippine live chat forum for 2010 candidates and experts.

Environmentalist Nicanor “Nicky” Perlas declared his intention to run for the presidency last June 17, 2009. He has never occupied any public office but has extensive experience in advocacy work and policy-making. He says that his bid for the highest office is motivated by his desire for change.

“Somebody has to step up there, somebody that can give the people who want change a real choice,” Perlas said.

Web users may chat with Nick Perlas by registering at www.allaccess.com.ph and logging on to www.gmanews.tv.

Exchange is the first ever live chat forum where Filipinos from all over the world can log in and chat on real time with the election candidates. This gives Internet users a chance to personally interview 2010 aspirants about their opinions, plans, and advocacy platforms. (Click here to visit the Facebook fan page of Exchange.)

Nicky Perlas will be online at 11 AM (Philippine time).

He will also be interviewed for Examine, a question-and-answer web show that will be aired at a later date. Users may email their questions to examine@gmanews.tv before September 24.

Examine features election candidates and experts who will answer the top ten questions received from the public. Questions will be sent in and pooled from various sources including text messaging, email and social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.- GMANews.Tv

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