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Pulse Asia august 2009 presidentiables survey – villar’s lead jump aggressively, overtakes de castro

August 25, 2009 2 comments

some points on this new poll results:

the major candidates:

  • villar catapults to top place, overtaking de castro with an impressive  gain this polling period versus  previous. he showed greatmanny-villar-jp1 strength with a significant increase of +11 pts from previous period. he  continues to  be very strong in leading across the board, in all geographic  areas and among socio-eco classes. villar is way ahead versus other presidentiables except in mindanao and the E socio-eco class where he ties estrada on the lead.
  • estrada moves up from 3rd to as he continue to show strength and is surprising to be now at second. his strengths are in mindanao and the E socio-eco class.
  • de castro from lead drops to 3rd place but is within range from estrada who is in 2nd. 
  • escudero is a strong 4th. his strongholds are NCR and the ABC socio-eco class. this can be a problem as he also needs to reach and build appeal in areas outside NCR and the poor. he needs advertising.

the “other” candidates: 

  • the other candidates need to look at this data seriously and must start some very serious  marketing and advertising efforts as soon as possible if they intend to be a contender in next year’s election.
  • or decide to bow out of the presidential race  in the coming weeks.
  • binay is just an NCR candidate as he gets a double digit rating only in NCR while in the other areas weak single digit ratings.
  • it is shocking that fernando is not making any dent at all even at NCR, his theoretical stronghold. for binay to rate better than fernando at the NCR shows just how weak fernando’s candidacy is.
  • teodoro not even getting a vote in almost all areas and socio-eco classes inspite of heavy advertising says he is totally not a factor in this election. he needs to rethink strategy or bow out of the race.
  • we are getting very close to that time when the “other” candidates will need a miracle to even have a fighting chance to win.  


The survey fieldwork was conducted from July 28 to August 10, 2009 using face-to-face interviews. Among the major developments immediately prior to and during the conduct of the interviews for this survey were the prolonged hospitalization due to terminal illness and subsequent death of President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino; the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her latest visit to the United States (US); the unexplained growth in the President’s wealth since assuming the presidency in 2001; the increasing number of probable presidential candidates for the May 2010 elections; the controversies surrounding the selection of two new members of the Supreme Court and this year’s National Artist awardees; and the loss of lives and destruction of infrastructure caused by two powerful typhoons. On the economic front, inflation in July fell to a twenty-two year low.


Breaking News: Fr. Ed The Unlikely declares he will run for President, will leave the priesthood

July 21, 2009 3 comments


fr. ed, the unlikely has declared he will run for president and as a trade-off, he will leave the priesthood. he is the the nobody priest who was the unlikely winner of the election for governor ifr. ed the unlikely will run for presidentn pampanga. he won over the candidate supported by the administration, lilia pineda a member of one of the richest families in pampanga rumored to be a family involved in illegal gambling and the incumbent, Gov. Mark Lapid  who ran for reelection. fr. ed, the unlikely won by only 1,147 votes a very close race among the three contenders.

fr. ed the unlikely had no experience, no machinery, no funds and no connections but he won just the same. in a province where the rumored king of illegal gambling lives and operates, this unlikely priest won. ironic or is it fitting that a catholic priest won in a province known for gambling and arroyo’s hometown. many saw it as good winning over evil. we see it as the unlikely happening that is very much deserved and someone the country needs.

we wish fr. ed, the unlikely well in his pursuit for the presidency. God speed, fr. ed.



Priest-governor to run for president in 2010 Panlilio says ‘God is calling’
By Dona Pazzibugan
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 16:25:00 07/21/2009

MANILA, Philippines – Pampanga Governor Eddie Panlilio announced on Tuesday his intention to run for president in 2010 and leave priesthood.

“I have every intention to file my candidacy on or before November 30 [the deadline of filing of candidacy]. I’m ready for all the consequences, including dispensation from priesthood,” he declared at the weekly forum arranged by the Catholic Media Network in Intramuros, Manila.

Panlilio, who became the first Filipino priest to sit in public office when he was elected governor in President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s home province in 2007, said he believed running for president was God’s calling. “When I decided to offer myself [as candidate] I felt at peace. I’m doing this not for me, not for myself. I felt God wanted me to go on a higher service,” he said. “I have said time and again I have no political agenda. There have been groups telling me to run for the presidency and thought I would pray again. After a period of discernment I said, yeah God is calling me to run for the presidency,” he continued.

Panlilio said he was not expecting the Catholic Church leadership to campaign for him since the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines never endorsed and would not endorse candidates. He said he would formally request for dispensation from the Church “anytime between next month and November.”

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Fr. Ed, The Unlikely And The Not So Little Brown Envelope From Malacanang

July 21, 2009 1 comment

it is a miracle! no. we’re not just talking about fr. ed the unlikely winning in the election for governor in pampanga. that is also a miracle but the picture below we think is the biggest miracle we have ever seen in philippine politics.

this is a picture of a governor showing to media and the world the contents of the not so little brown envelope from malacanang. we wanted to to say little brown envelope but after seeing this picture, we figure with such a big bundle, the brown envelope cannot be small, it needs to be big.

now is a good time to read about fr. ed, the unlikely and the story of the not so little brown envelope from malcanang.  


fr. ed the unlikely shows the conents of the not so little brown envelopes from malacanang

fr. ed, the unlikely shows the contents of the not so little brown envelope from malacanang


Panlilio to Palace: Tell truth on money
More officials admit getting P500,000

By Tonette Orejas
Central Luzon Desk
First Posted 02:32:00 10/16/2007

MANILA, Philippines — Declaring no one could suppress the truth, Pampanga Gov. Eddie Panlilio Monday showed on television the bundle of P500,000 he said he received in Malacañang, triggering similar admissions from another governor and a congresswoman.

Their decision to go public about the monetary handouts that Malacañang had tried to downplay prompted calls in the Senate for an investigation to find out who was behind the handouts and if President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was involved.

“It’s very crucial that Malacañang should confirm which particular office the funds came from,” Panlilio said during a press conference in the City of San Fernando.

He said if subpoenaed by the Senate, he would appear and tell the truth.

Bulacan Gov. Joselito “Jonjon” Mendoza and Pangasinan Rep. Rachel Arenas also came out in the open to admit they had received money from Malacañang, amid Palace attempts to douse an impeachment move against Ms Arroyo.

Cebu City Rep. Antonio Cuenco had also previously admitted receiving monetary “gifts” from the Palace. Several other congressmen and governors made the same admissions but chose to remain unidentified.

“I am a priest … I cannot lie,” Panlilio, a Roman Catholic priest who defeated well-entrenched politicians in the May elections to become governor, said at the Pampanga capitol.

Asked if he was declaring war on Ms Arroyo, his province mate, the governor said: “I am not declaring war on anybody … I am declaring war against untruth and lies.”

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