‘J.Lo’ tops senatorial mock poll

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In mock elections where mostly Hollywood stars and singers stood as candidates instead of senatorial aspirants in the May 13 balloting, actresses with Spanish roots were the top choices of voters—Jennifer “J.Lo” Lopez and Cameron Diaz.

J.Lo topped the polling, according to results printed at the University of the Philippines Integrated School—one of the 20 voting centers in 10 areas across the country where simulated balloting was conducted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday. She garnered 77 votes.

Completing the Magic 12 were Diaz with 68 votes; Frank Allison (61); the late astronaut Neil Armstrong (61); Michael Jackson (58); Tom Cruise (54); Michael Bublé (50); Mariah Carey (49); Harrison Ford (48); Sylvester Stallone (48); Drew Barrymore (46); and David Pomeranz (46).

The Comelec used the names of Hollywood stars instead of actual candidates to avoid controversy, Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. explained.

“Jennifer Lopez was the clear winner,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.

During the 2010 mock elections, the Comelec used the names of Filipino heroes. Jose Rizal beat Emilio Aguinaldo for the presidency.—Jocelyn R. Uy

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    News ba to?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

       hindi sya news. ang tawag dito sidebar or sidestory sa main story. makunat ka siguro at di ka bumibili ng print edition kaya di mo alam ang itsura ng mga sidebar/sidestory. minsan suportahan mo naman ang print edition wag lagi free online edition ang basahin ha? heheh.

      • Drillon Recto

        Pero nasa “news”paper tong sidebar na to? I know right? I rest my case for @yahoo-4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM:disqus 

  • pinoyobserver

    Idiotic.

  • UrHONOR

    HEY, how about a MOCK CBCP meeting?  I will volunteer my neighbor to be one of the bisyaps…tamang-tama, mahilig sa toma at tsikboy.

  • Jomex

    Inquirer at its best!

  • $23257130

    Diaz with 68 votes; Frank Allison (61)? the who sila, sikat ba sila?

    • Drillon Recto

      Just shows that name recall favors candidates even if you don’t know who they are.

  • VeryDisgusted2

    Even UP students are “tanga” in their choice. Immoral stars were ahead of the calculating astronaut.

    If the “idealistic” and “bright” UP students voted like above,  I am concerned the quality of our province mates’ votes in coming elections.

    Are we hopeless as a nation in terms of voting quality candidates?  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2DAZWQGRABQ742P6J6XNTSLGJQ dark matter

      Ikaw ang “tanga.” That was a mock election, the purpose of which was to test the voting machines.

      • GilArellano

        even though it’s just a mock election…why don’t they used the names of our heroes not the americans whom they hate…

      • Drillon Recto

        Exactly!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

         Then why is the media making the point of “spanish” actresses being the top choice? Why is the story not about the performance of the machines instead of focusing on the results of the vote.???

      • Pulokoy

         it’s just a brief description of JLO ?? seriuosly??

      • Drillon Recto

        I so totally agree!

    • Pulokoy

       seriously??

    • GilArellano

      i agree with you 100%

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WX4JRWIYF33Q7IECU47EXTJTZQ Art

      Ikaw ang tanga. Hindi lahat ng bumoto dun sa UPIS ay UP students. Baka nga walang UP student na kasali dun sa mock poll. Isang malaking komunidad ang UP, kakikitaan ng lahat ng uri ng tao. 

      • Drillon Recto

        Pero UPIS ang nagconduct ng mock election? I rest my case.

      • maypakialamtayo

        ama po sila nga po ang nagconduct ang mga utak IPIS at utak communista.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WX4JRWIYF33Q7IECU47EXTJTZQ Art

        at ikaw, utak ano ka?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WX4JRWIYF33Q7IECU47EXTJTZQ Art

        You should rest your case kasi di mo naintindihan yung balita. UPIS ang isa sa voting centers. Comelec ang nagconduct ng mock polls. Walang kinalaman ang UP (the University) dito except for UPIS being a voting center for voters I suppose from Brgy. UP Campus. 

    • Drillon Recto

      So you’re saying voters from province are more “tanga”? I call this “domestic” racisim and you are a racist.

      • maypakialamtayo

        sa buong bansa po marami talaga ang tangang botante, imagine sa senado merong high school graduate, merong fugitive, may nangongopya, sa mababang kapuluan may nakakulong, may ex-convict may rapist, ngayon sa maynila may tatakbo na namang isang malaking.. ewan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    hollywierd or i should say hollywood is following the stupidity of pinoys,

    • Drillon Recto

      “weird”. Just sayin’…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    Typical of the media reading into a stupid result as meaning more than it really does.

    How about this, the reason JLo was voted was because of the usual filipino mentality of voting for celebrities, instead of intelligence.

    If you had held a “mock” election with people known to have made a significant contribtion to the world and economy, you would have a pretty screwed up result because your voting public would more than likely never heard of most people on the ballot unless they have been in telenova series or their face on television every ten minutes.

    • Pulokoy

      Given above, who would you think had contributed to world or economy?? Neil Armstrong?? He just went to the moon but did not gave any contributions, ?? same as the other candidate they are all just STARS

      • Drillon Recto

        Neil Armstorng did not give (not did not gave) any contributions? Seriously? Are you some kind of out of touch nincompoop living in a cave? You have not heard of that “one small step for man, a big leap for mankind”? That set the stage for the space exploration as we know today. Geez! This happens when people with little understanding start speaking their mind out.

      • maypakialamtayo

        pasensya kana gusto ni jhun santos ay mga local showbiz personalities ang mga kandidato, baka hindi nga kilala nyan sila aldrin at collins eh!

    • Drillon Recto

      And to think that this was initiated by UP. Jologs na talaga UP e.

  • divictes

    Subliminal?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

    congrats, J.Lo!!! ano kaya isusuot nya sa opening ng Senate? heheh.

  • huseng_batute

     Balita ba ‘to?  Sayang ang bandwidth.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

      oo balita yan. bandwidth ka dyan. tapos nag comment ka pa noh?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Kung mag lipsynch si J-Lo ng kanta ni Mariah Carey, plagiarism kaya?

    • Drillon Recto

      Ano yun? Walang kwentang comment.

  • Yobhtron

    Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nito. Mga JoLOgs mga botante. Ahehehe

  • Drillon Recto

    And yet we wonder why PHL voters elect celebrities. Even mock elections are tool for trolls. 

    • buttones

      Yes indeed, maybe next time they should use the names of great philosophers.. Aristotle – who he? Or maybe the dead poets, Byron -pardon? Old pop stars would work, Elvis would be up there, next to Englebert Humperdink as well , and Cliff Richard, and maybe even Mick and Keef as well…

      • tuldok

        truly a better idea… and some people who dont know them might be tempted to google for details… and learn more in the process..

        wala na talagang pag-asa ang politics natin because of this fixation with celebrities. biro mo, mock election na nga, kung sino sinong celebrity pa ang ginamit…  great philosophers, authors or inventor/scientists would be the better  names to use.

  • virgoyap

    Mabuhay is J.Lo sa eleksyon na walang dayaan!!! hehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EGVP3UL7WAF3VAZII55S74TMQQ yahoo-EGVP3UL7WAF3VAZII55S74TMQQ

    and you call this news??

  • mulanay

    What is the purpose of this stupid mock election?

  • malek_abdul

    This mock election only shows Filipinos still vote based on who is the most popular.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWBCXJ6H7YYSGTTUS7NIL2GJWI Ale

    It doesn’t make any difference with the real election. Look at the Senators elected. Sotto, Revilla, Jinggoy, Lapid, etc…

  • PureBloodedPinoy247

    Pati ba naman ito pagtatalunan pa natin ha ha ha. Kanya kanyang trip lang po iyan, sabi nga walang basagan ng trip. San ka pa naiiba talaga tayong mga pinoy eh…..

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