Aquino leads launch of administration coalition

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ADMINISTRATION COALITION SLATE President Aquino (sixth from left) proclaims the senatorial candidates of the administration coalition at a rally in Club Filipino, San Juan City. From left: Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Francis Escudero, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Jamby Madrigal, Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares, Sen. Loren Legarda, Rep. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. Seated at right are Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Sen. Francis Pangilinan and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. LYN RILLON

Setting the tone for next year’s elections, President Benigno Aquino declared Monday that the administration coalition would echo his reform agenda during the campaign season.

As he presided over the official proclamation of the administration coalition’s senatorial ticket at Club Filipino in San Juan City, Mr. Aquino underscored the importance of having key allies in the Senate to ensure the passage of his legislative agenda for the remaining three years.

“Every three years, our nation faces a crossroad. The question is: Where are we headed? Do we continue to tread the path we have taken, or do we revert to the old way of doing things? Are we optimistic about the future, or would you prefer the previous condition?” he asked in a speech delivered in Filipino.

The coalition consists of the Liberal Party (LP), Nationalist People’s Coalition, Nacionalista Party, Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino and Akbayan party-list group.

The President took time to mention the credentials of each candidate, starting with Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, son of outgoing Sen. Edgardo Angara, followed by Mr. Aquino’s cousin, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, the youngest candidate on the administration slate.

Included in the slate were Senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Antonio Trillanes IV; former Senators Ramon Magsasay Jr. and Jamby Madrigal; former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros and former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar, wife of outgoing Sen. Manuel Villar; and Grace Poe-Llamanzares, daughter of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr.

Three of the administration candidates—Legarda, Escudero and Llamanzares—have also been adopted as candidates of the rival United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

“This I assure you: The 12 candidates being offered by this coalition will help harvest the fruits of reforms we have laid down the last two years, three months and one day. They promise us that they will not steal. They will expedite the pace of change that we’re enjoying, and they will not betray your trust. You—the people—are the Boss,” Mr. Aquino said.

‘Orchestra’

He explained the vote of his “bosses” come May 2013 would eventually decide whether the nation would “continue with the right” path he had set at the beginning of his term.

“The resounding message should be—the reform and change undertaken the past two years were right. We want to speed up change, and we’re now offering to you those who would help you achieve this,”  the President said, referring to the slate.

Assuming the role of a conductor, he likened the nation to an “orchestra” that was expected by the audience to come up with a “harmonious sound instead of an out of tune soloist who thinks only of himself.”

Campaign line

Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, an LP stalwart, told reporters that the administration’s nationwide and grassroots’ campaign would carry the message, “Kapag walang corrupt, walang mahirap (There is no poverty if there is no corruption).”

“You may add economic growth and expansion because, I think, that’s where we’re at right now, and we want to go deeper into. We need to go faster in the legislation—tax reforms and social policies, freedom of information,”  Abad said.

“You have to define yourself in relation to the administration. You have to have a clear message to the people. If you are the alternative, why are you the alternative? In the same manner that the President made it very emphatic why this administration wants to win this election,”  Abad said.

 

‘Us vs them’

In his speech, Mr. Aquino reiterated the gains so far achieved by his two-year administration vis-à-vis the failures and inefficiencies of the Arroyo administration.

He said that just two years and three months into his six-year presidency, “we have not just carried the burdensome problems they had left, we even surpassed the challenges.”

Thus, he said, the sides taken by the two rival election coalitions were clearly delineated.

Apparently taking the first jab at UNA, he stated the obvious.

“The critics are with them; those willing to cooperate are with us. Isn’t it that the characters who are always critical of what we do every time they open their mouths are on their side?” he asked.

The President acknowledged the citizens who were willing to rally behind the achievement of his goals.

“Our belief is that we should keep an open mind because free speech brings forth clear solutions unlike others who are always critical of what we say. We can’t be in one boat where the crew would row backwards… while we are striving in earnest to move forward,” the President said.

He gave a noticeably longer introduction to both Llamanzares and Pimentel, but gamely teased Bam Aquino and Trillanes.

“Koko was given a six-year mandate, but was only given with more or less two years,”  Mr. Aquino said, emphasizing that Pimentel was a duly-elected senator in 2007, and thus wisely rejected calls for him to run again in 2010 pending the outcome of his electoral protest.

Pimentel assumed office in 2011, after Juan Miguel Zubiri resigned.

The President thanked Llamanzares for choosing to run on the LP-led slate, after turning down many politicians who “courted her.”

Turning to Trillanes, Mr. Aquino described his back-channel negotiator in talks with China as an “example of a persistent and brave soldier.”

“In his (second) term, perhaps he would show to us what it means to be a senior senator,” the President said, triggering chuckles from the audience as the cameras panned to show Trillanes flashing a pained smile.

The President did recognize Bam Aquino as his cousin, but issued a warning: “If you lose your way, forget my mother and father; you will have to answer first to our grandmother. And when she’s done (with you), I will be next.”

LP officials earlier said the administration candidates may be adopted by other parties, but they do not want members to join the campaign sorties of the other groups because that would be akin to campaigning for their fellow candidates’ rivals.

Llamanzares said it was important that she respect the rules of the administration coalition because she works for the administration as an official of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Escudero said he would campaign on his own but would work with the rules of both coalitions that adopted him. Asked if he would appear on stage with any of the two slates, he said had not talked about it with coalition officials.

Legarda said she wanted to bring her campaign directly to the people. As to whether she would join the sorties of the coalitions, she said those operational details could be worked out later.

Legarda also said it was the President himself who asked her to join the administration coalition after he invited her to Malacañang last week.

According to her, she told him she did not have to join the slate and did not want to ease anybody out of it, but he replied that he wanted her to join his line up and that a slot was reserved for her.

She said she would have continued supporting the President even if she was not made part of the administration coalition.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004409230342 Calvin Flores

    I-BOYCOTT ANG 2013 NATIONAL ELECTIONS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004409230342 Calvin Flores

    I-BOYCOTT ANG 2013 NATIONAL ELECTIONS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004409230342 Calvin Flores

    I-BOYCOTT ANG 2013 NATIONAL ELECTIONS!

    • El_Gran_Capitan

      boboto  pa rin ako

  • Carl2012

    WALA NA BANG IBA DYAN?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

      alam mo ba ang sinasabi mo?

      simulan na namn ng mga bayaran at walang kwentang komento…

  • superpilipinas

    I don’t like all these candidates.

    We need people who generate results out of ingenuity, limited time, and resources.

    I’d rather have Efren Penaflorida, CNN hero. With almost nothing, he did great things. Imagine what he can do given more. I wish someone would try to get him or people sponsor him as an independent.

    I’d name Father Panlilio. He generated millions of pesos income for his province that his predecessors never did and in spite of opposition.

    For our progress, we need to set the bar is higher. If you aim very high, you get acceptable level. If you aim low, then you get lower.

    If we choose old politicians, has beens, people with no proven records, relatives, then the Philippines will just go round and round with mediocre growth at best. These are the kind of people I am seeing in the lists. WALANG KWENTA! 

  • boybakal

    Pnoy is only two years in office but he is already boring.
    His crusade of integrity, decency, honor is like lumang tugtugin, sirang plaka.
    It is becoming redundant, as always the same or in filiipino english  repeating again for the second time.
    We need change, this administration is getting monotonous. No more thrill.
    Even his senator candidates are reused recycled.
    We need change and change is not voting these candidates.

    • manual47

      So…..who would vote if you’re saying, “we need change”.   Name the candidates thats’ worth voting for.  We’ll see if you choose right……I am sure you got a few in mind.

  • farmerpo

    Piliin lang mabuti and gulay na ihahalo sa sinigang. Baka sumarap yan. Yun bang subsidy sa mahirap na kauumpisa lang e, pang election lang o parang social security na? Pag pang election lang, masahol pa ito sa lumang estilo ng naunang administrasyon. Dito po sa amin, may subsidy para sa mga anak na menor de edad pa ng mga mahihirap at di masyadong mahirap.. sa di lang pang election ito..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

    hay lord wala na bang ibang pwedeng mag senator dyan? karamihan mga anak o kamaganak ng dating namumuno sa ating bansa na puro salita laang, ilang taon ng nakalipas nong umalis si Marcos la pa ring asenso ang pinas.

  • seewell

    I think it’s better that the people need to judge how effective, efficient, true and morally fit this candidates nor politicians are?  Voters should not forget the people needs to be happy, fulfilled and morally clear on their life. And this will only happen – if the politician themselves are clear and visionary on their plata forma………………not cirang plaka nor lumang tugtugin nor puru lang promise and not doing anythinggggggggggggggggg……………………

  • Commentator

    I think the media like the inquirer should also publish the names of other independent candidates so that people and other organizations  will have options of voting and supporting them.

    • manual47

      I agree with this.  Let the other candidates be known so voters would have better choices.  All I see are LP and UNA candidates.  If this newspaper are really for fair election, they should list those other candidates……regardless who their teams are.

  • TAMBULI

    Ang pwede lang maasahan sa grupong ito ay si Koko Pimentel,Chiz Escudero,at Trillanes..ang iba ay dapat mangaling sa independent parties na magagaling pero walang pondo para sila makilala ng publico…Baguhin natin ang takbo ng pamumulitika ng ating bansa at ibasura ang mga traposs.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAIMCK4DSUFZAKIAU4HJI6APQ Gil del Rosario

      Si “bayong” ay mahahatulan nitong eleksyon. Hindi dapat iboto ang isang “traydor” na tulad ni Trillanes.

      • TAMBULI

        Kung kay Enrile lang na tumanda na sa maduming pamumulitika nya..ay minabuti ko na supportahan si Trillanes na malinis ang record sa bayan..hindi yan trahidor sa bayan.

  • Rap88

    Lunurin and mamangka sa dalawang ilog.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAIMCK4DSUFZAKIAU4HJI6APQ Gil del Rosario

    Si ” Broker” Trillanes ay kasama sa LP line-up. Baka ibentana na ng buong Liberal Party sa China ang ating Spratley Islands , in exchange for their campaign funds this coming elections.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLPCCEL5ADIWVG7GICVNRNP3OA I Love This game

      So you REALLY BELIEVED in what JPE said? (!) Mikey is that you? :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAIMCK4DSUFZAKIAU4HJI6APQ Gil del Rosario

    Walang kwenta ang mga candidates ng Liberal Party. Pati “traitor” isinama sa line-up.
    Makapal na ang mukha ng LP, only their guest candidates plus a few incumbents, can win.

  • pedronimo

    In this election, there’s rhyme, meter, and reason
    not to cast my vote and commit the sin of omission
    than be part of a political exercise of perdition
    of a national joke this coming 2013 election

    BOBO ANG BOBOTO SA DOBLE CARA, DYNASTIA, AT ARTISTANGA.

  • Ozamis7

    I’m going for straight LP no more no lease…wala ka ng ma pag pilian pa…no choice kung baga…

    • spearheads

      Sige bahala ka kung gusto mong madagdagan ng isang K yang KKK ni PNoy as in, Kousin.

  • pedronimo

    This is a perfect Rhyme and Reason
    In this time Election Season

    BOBO KA KUNG BOBOTO KA
    SA DOBLE KARA AT ARTISTANGA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Battle of the Brainless…2013 Edition.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/35VA37BXE7VWELCFTVJPR4WRGI geneper

      battle of the trapos…pweee nakakasawa na!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

    Ops ingat kayo sa comment nyo CYBER CRIME BILL NA!!! MARTIAL LAW NA!!!

  • spearheads

    LP’s glaring brouhaha:

    1. They are calling their ticket as LP coalition pero si Magsaysay lang ang original LP, the rest are pirated candidates like Quiapo’s pirated DVDs (maybe it’s the Political Adviser LLamas suggestion, no wonder);

    2. Selection of candidates was based on “winnability” kaya pinili nila ang mga dating talunan na si Jamby Madrigal at Risa Hontiveros Baraquel;

    3. Finally, no to KKK and political dynasty, except Bamban Aquino who told the media that he needs the help of his relatives, friends and classmates, Di pa tinagalog dahil mahalatang Kamaganak, Kaibigan, at Kaklase. Neophyte daw pero magaling ng gumaya sa style ni PNoy. To top it all, the aunt Tingting Cojuangco runs in the UNA ticket. Another mystery? Not exactly. Masyado na kasing halata kung Aquino-Cojuangco magkasamang tumakbo sa isang ticket.

    My conclusion:

    People are in for a grand zarzuela. The super coalition is the hidden LP-UNA grand coalition itself. No wonder they have common candidates, the rest are stooges and props to show to the people that their is an existing tight race when the reality is that all is scripted.

  • disqusted0fu

    This to me looks like one big children’s party and the ones in front are a bunch of clowns headed by a big buffoon in the middle trying to entertain the people…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DEU7VDYWEDLWONECWJ47FFNH7A Danny

     Hwag kalimutan…. mga tao pa rin ang mga ito….. samakatuwid, “prone”
    din sila na makagawa at gumawa ng mga pagkakamali at magkasala. Kung ang
    mga politikong ito – mapa administrasyon man o mapa oposisyon – ay
    magkamali, kaawa-awa ang bansang Pilipinas dahil kulelat na naman ang
    reputasyon sa buong mundo. Kung sila ay magkasala sa kanikanyang sarili
    at sa bayan, mga sumpa ang mamanahin ng lahing Pilipino…. Ang
    rekomendasyon ko….subaybayang maigi ang bawat kilos at usisaing mabuti
    ang bawat binibitiwang pananalita, sapagka’t sa mga pamamaraang ito,
    mababanaag natin kung sino sa kanila ang may kababaang loob at may bahid
    ng pagsisisi sa mga kasinungalingan at pandaraya sa taong bayan. Ang
    bawat Pilipino ay nagnanais na umunlad ang Bansa. Sino ba naman ako para
    di suportahan ang mga “leader” na may “godly-wisdom” at may matuwid na
    plataporma. Sana, maipalasap natin sa susunod na mga generasyon ang
    kasaganahan at pantay-pantay na oportonidad sa lipunan.

  • Mananandata69

    Why run for senator Grace Poe when you are effective as MTRCB chairman. Marami ka pa sanang gawin sa MTRCB, by improving the moral values of the people thru media.

    • nakatutok

      MAS MALAKI KITA SA SENATE………..kailangan bawiin ang nagastos ni FPJ..kaya nga yun na-stroke dahil sa KAKAISIP ng nawalang ari-arian niya at yung mga NANG-UTO sa kanya na susuportahan daw siya…

  • manual47

    With this team of Ninoy Aquino, in all honesty, better than the UNA team.  However, having said that, I just hope that these LP candidates will set their mind into something different from what the filipinos have used to see from the candidates………”nothing to show as an accomplishment”.  Filipinos have been yearning for quite sometimes that the candidates that they vote will show some honesty and think of the country and the people as their priority.  Ninoy Aquino started what you call “daang matuwid”.  Let this to continue as the benefits will not only be earned by the people but by the candidates themselves.   2016 is not that far and if filipinos see that the candidates they have voted are accomplishing what they have been expected to do, for sure the voters will want them back.  No doubt about that…….

    • Malik62

       BS Aquino X3 is dreaming! What accomplishments is he talking about when the incident of poverty increased, the economy is taking a sharp dive and crimes have dramatically increased?  BS is only good in giving speeches!

      • manual47

        Do you have any evidence that you can give showing that the economy was in sharp dive. It is a global problem, the way I see it. Do you have any suggestion that you can provide to solve these problems you have mentioned.  It is easy for you to criticize the current adminstration but what have you done or even given a tiny contribution to solve these problems.  I am not depending the president but Mr. Aquino has only held his position just over two years and do you expect to solve the problem in a blink of an eye.  Just look at the past administration and tell me if they have done any thing at all to solve what you are whining about.  The best thing you can do is vote for the candidates that can best contribute and help the current administration in making sure that their plan and policies will be successful.  To think of the opposition using all their might to oppose and making sure that those plan and policies will not be successful will bring the country back to where it was…….poor and corrupt.  Therefore, who would you rather be……part of the solutions OR part of a problems.  What have you got to loose.  You have tasted the last 40 years of corruptions.  Why not try and be more positive……you have the tool ( your vote) to do it.  Use it wisely and intelligently.  Be vigilant, be active and be smart…..tell you friends and relatives that change can only be achieved if filipinos will come together for a common goal.  Whining and rhetoric will not solve the problem, I can tell you that……..

      • Malik62

        BS Aquino X3 is the root of all problems. he made a grand promise before the Filipino people during the campaign. Now his Ego’s writing cheques his mind and body can’t cash! Most of all his mind!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTIHZXFXCFQX7I5DMD4AH32F2I Danes

    I think the LP-NP coalition has better options than the UNA coalition. UNA is just but a combination of GMA minions and  power-hungry traditional politicians. It shows the true colors of its members. 

  • disqusted0fu

    The question is: Where are we headed? – We are headed to a downward spiral as long as you are heading the country and most of the people are sucking up to you.

    Do we continue to tread the path we have taken, or do we revert to the old way of doing things? – we neither do both. what we need is change… change the one on top. good leaders lead by example. if our leader will change, the rest will most likely follow.

    Are we optimistic about the future, or would you prefer the previous condition?” – our future will be the same, if not, even worse than our past and present if either our leaders wont change or if we dont change our leaders. i would like to be optimistic about the future but from what ive seen so far, its hard to be.

  • nakatutok

    CHOP SUEY coalition….BARNUM and BAILEY Circus is in town…tataas ang sales ng rubbing alcohol sa dami ng makikipag-kamay na mga politiko….

  • billy gunner

    a coalition of turncoats! LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AHVDH6EE2FNYSMYU3X3ARBNJFI Ricky

    dapat patayin lahat ang 7 years old up para new generation. para mawala talaga trapo.

    • mon key

      talaga? ang lupit mo naman. simulan mo na sa sarili mo. now na!

  • sam_aquino

    maybe 3-4, (hontiveros, escudero, poe) the rest are only garbage…

    • caliber45

      Escudero opportunist, nag kunwari sa senate..in other words walang nagawa…nag ingay noong congressman para maging senador…pagdating sa senado natulog sa pansitan…noynoying ika nga…nag iingay ngayon dahil eleksyon na naman…nag showbiz pa…won’t waste my vote on this one

      • sam_aquino

        as you like, bro…  walang pilitan, hehe…

  • AngelMananquil

    Angel’s Observation:Election appears to be a happy “Family Reunion”…. Candidate’s father, mother, sister brother niece, nephew as well as the extended family participate during the campaign period! This is an exciting gathering of family, friends and foe alike…. The same faces, same clans, and the same promise…Do we have a choice? There are candidates sleeping with their enemies, do they have a choice? Just asking…(Dr. Angelito Mananquil)

    • AngelMananquil

      Philippine politics & election is like Television
      Network such as “Kapamilya”, “Kapuso” and “Kapatid”…It’s “Fun” in the
      Philippines…

  • Yxon

    “They promise us that they will not steal.”

    pero Pnoy, bakit maraming magnanakaw dyan? 
    sna binawasan mo na rin yung mga sumasakay lamang sa apelyido ng mga lumang politiko.

  • Francis81

    Klarong klaro na attack dog ng Malakanyang si Tonto Trillanes para tanggalin si Enrile bilang Senate President.

  • kypros

    “……pace of change that we’re enjoying, and they will not betray your trust. You—the people—are the Boss,” Mr. Aquino said.

     ████████████████ [ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛ ʙʟᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ.] (ʀᴀ ɴᴏ. 10175)

    see that Mr. President? you just betrayed our trust!! your father left us a legacy about freedom of expression and freedom of speech, now what the heck are you doing about it?

    if i am your boss, should i fire you?  i might as well start w/ the namesakes of those who sign that bill running for you:

    legarda, villar, escudero, pimentel, cayetano, angara ..sa kabila estrada/ejercito, honasan

    si sotto taga eat bulaga po yun at graduate ng wanbol university

      
       

  • Pok2

    I agree Kypros. Pnoy, you’re a clown.

  • mon key

    Choosing between this list of candidates and the other slate – all i can say that this is the lesser evil. Civil Society just has to get it’s act together and make government FEAR THE VOTERS! and listen to THE PEOPLE!

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>hanggang kailan mananatiling bingi at duling (kung hindi man bulag) ang mga Pilipino ! ! ! ! >>>hanggang ngayon naniniwala at maniniwala pa rin sa mga magagandang walang katapusan at paulit-ulit na pangako at kadahilanan kung bakit sila kakandidato.  TANYAG o POPULAR NAMAN ANG MGA SALITANG  “MAHIHIRAP, NAGHIHIRAP, NAGUGUTOM NA MAMAMAYAN”, “SA IKAUUNLAD NG MAMAYAN AT BANSA”, “SA IKAUUNLAD NG MGA MANGGAGAWA , MAGSASAKA, MANGINGISDA”, ” SA  PATULOY NA PAGBABA NG BILIHIN (na para bang bumaba nga ?), “ITATAS ANG SAHOD NG MGA GURO ( na hanggang ngayon nakatingala pa rin sa ulap ).  >>>lahat ng mga salitang yan ay muli at muling maririnig ng taong bayan sa mga kakandidato sa 2013, AT SINU-SINO NAMAN SA KANILA ANG MAGSALITA NIYAN AY HUWAG NANG IBOTO……DAHIL  LAHAT NG GUMAMIT AT NAGWIKA NG MGA SALITANG GANIYAN AY HANGGANG NGAYON WALA RIN NAGAWA AT GINAWA AT HIGIT WALANG GAGAWIN maliban sa nais nilang magkaroon lamang ng hanap buhay at magtulo laway sa MILYONES NA PORK BARREL ! ! !.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKPNHSPBMK74VZ3GBIPNTJA7KE Edwin

    kampanya na naman….ala pa kayong nagagawang maayos mga yellowtards aka mongols, kampanyahan na ulit….kaban ng bayan na naman ang uubusin..

  • wawa2172

    Be it LP and UNA, just elect wisely because those in the list of candidate for senatorial bets are the candidates that we have to choose and we have no much of a choice since almost all of them at tradpols, relatives, taga-NGO kuno and party coalitions who made politics as business career. Dynasty is never history of nationalism its far from it. It is all power and wealth that foremost in the mind of the candidate when he or she runs in public office. Anakbayan Hontiveros is not poor at all, she is social, and he Anakbayan colleagues dominates the executive. Nandiyan si Eta at Lllamas na kasama ni Hontiveros sa so called NGO and party list but they are not really from marginalized member of the society.  The LP will be banking on government machinery and some of UNA supposed candidate at the start jump to LP like Loren, Chiz, Grace-Poe succumb to moneyed LP coalition. Without doubt some members of LP grand coalition are rich like Jamby who was selected not because winning capability but she has the resources to fund the campaign.

  • spearheads

    To prove my point, ngayon palang I can predict that two neophytes are sure winners of this electoral charade and these are Bamban and Tingting that is why I fondly call them “Bamtingting” or batingting or batingaw, the new replacement of wang-wang. PNoy will absolutely piggyback them up to the finish line with the help of the the ‘three stooges” Escudero, Legarda, and Llamanzares. Events will prove me right.

  • WAJ

    If I will would be able to vote in the Philippines, I will vote a million times for the ticket of the administration. The reason being; I can see more changes directly forthcoming for the country from these candidates. GOD Bless Philippines.

  • Guest

    Which reform PNoy is talking about? The cybercrime law?

  • 4thINFSgt

    Does anyone remember that Richard Pryor movie were he campaigned for ,”Vote No?” Someone should do it in the Philippines. 

  • spearheads

    The contents of my growing list of senatorial candidates are:

    1. Richard Gordon
    2. Mitos Magsaysay
    3. Edward Hagedorn
    4-12 pinagiisipan pa.

    Standards:

    1. No to any administration candidate;
    2. No to any senators who obviously voted for RA 10175 without understanding it’s implications;
    3. No to political tikbalangs;
    4. No to pro RH proponents;
    5. No to any candidate with Chinese descent;
    6. No to any candidate who declares to high heavens to be independent but then appears at the proclamation of the administration party;
    7. No to any candidate who challenged PNoy to sign an unconditional bank waiver then keep his peace when his party coalesce with LP;
    8. No to any candidate who turned his back against his party’s commitment, adamantly refuses to resign as head of his party, then joins the administration leaving his allies disoriented;
    9. No to murder suspects;
    10. No to coup d etat plotters;
    11. No to a candidate who belatedly runs just so he can affect or diminish the voting result of his namesake;
    12, No to any candidate with broken marriages. If they can’t preserve their own marriage then with more reason that they can not unite the people;
    13. No to ingrate backdoor controversial double agents who does not even understand the essence of back channeling; 
    14. No to any candidate who destroyed a presidential hopeful for her own selfish presidential ambition then makes makes peace with the same nemesis because of her senatorial ambition;
    15. No to another Ejercito or Estrada and those who are similarly situated.
    16. But most of all, no to neophytes who only boasts of their blood relations to a political dynasty without any track record and desperately hopes for “help from relatives, friends, and classmates.

  • 1sttrol

    Why would I believe in a coalition that carries persons from the other coalition?  I thought it was “Us vs Them”?  Pnoy is a genius.

    So far only Richard Gordon has my vote.

  • GaggerAlert

    Villar…. why??

  • jopachem

    Hai nako, puede bang mag boycott this coming election? Nakakasuka na talaga! Ayaw ko nang maririnig pa ang mga salitang “mahirap, taong bayan, etc. etc.” It is no longer our right of suffrage, it has become our way to suffering Nakakasuka nnnnnaaaaaaahhh! 

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