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Rizalito David wants God back in center of governance

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SENATORIAL CANDIDATE DAVID. Rizalito David: We’re doing our homework. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“Speak softly but carry a big stick.”

Finding inspiration in this West African proverb, radio commentator Rizalito David of Ang Kapatiran Party believes that this time around, he is closer to winning a Senate seat.

During the 2010 elections, David also ran for senator but lost.

“[The adage] ‘Speak softly but carry a big stick; you’ll go far,’ that’s what we’re doing now. Kapatiran candidates may not be as visible as the senatorial candidates of other parties, but we’re definitely doing our homework to win,” David told the Inquirer in an interview.

The 51-year-old David said his extensive experience in crafting laws when he was a legislative staff and consultant to several senators and congressmen makes him qualified to serve as a senator.

“I spent more than half of my career life in legislation in the Senate and Congress. In fact, I was among the people behind many of our existing laws,” he said.

He noted that his work involved, among other things, conducting research and providing background information on issues being addressed by legislation.

From 1993 to 1995, David worked as executive assistant and committee secretary or the supervising legislative staff officer of then Sen. Francisco Tatad. He later became Tatad’s political affairs director.

In 1997, David became consultant on political affairs and head of the political operations for Mindanao under the Office of Deputy Speaker Hernando Perez at the House of Representatives.

He worked as former Sen. Robert Jaworksi’s head executive assistant and concurrent director for political affairs from 1998 to 2004.

David credited Tatad for the kind of intellectual discipline he instilled in him. He said he was also happy to have served Jaworski as he cited the latter’s inspiring “never say die” attitude toward work.

 

Environmental issues

A sociology graduate and a holder of a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), David said many of the legislation he worked on were about the environment and natural resources.

Among these laws include the Clean Air Act, Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Water Act and the Philippine Mining Law.

David emphasized that his love for the environment goes beyond taking to the streets to rally or protest about certain environmental issues.

“You won’t see me shouting on the streets, calling for protection for this and that. I tend to look at the environment more in an academic fashion. I’m usually out on the mountains, studying how best to conserve soil and water, scientifically, empirically … That is the type of environmentalism I follow,” he said.

Prior to his stint at the Senate, David served as a research assistant for the UPLB Program on Environmental Sciences and Management. He later became an instructor at the UPLB Department of Social Sciences and Graduate School.

He then became development management officer for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Upland Development Program. Years later, he worked as the agency’s chief of the Strategic Planning-Planning and Policy Studies Office.

He entered mainstream politics when he became chief of the Research and Monitoring Staff of the Liberal Party-PDP Laban for the 1992 elections.

 

Greatest influences

David, a father of three grown-up kids, said his family was supportive of his attempt to join politics again.

A product of a broken home, David, who was born in Tondo, Manila, said he considers his grandfather Tiburcio among his greatest influences in life.

“He taught me basic good manners, like never to look at other people’s plates with envy. I learned so much from him.”

He also counts Kapatiran founder Nandy Pacheco and Prolife Philippines as among those who have a strong impact on his life.

“Their passion for their faith is amazing. In addressing social issues, their fundamental grounding always lie on their faith,” he said.

If he wins, David said he would use his experience and technical expertise in crafting more science- and empirical-based legislation.

“It’s not sufficient that you consult a few people, which is what’s happening now. They come up with laws based on say-so of only a few people. The issue is not widely discussed,” he said.

Catholic vote

David admits that since Kapatiran candidates could not match the electoral machinery of traditional politicians, they are banking on the Catholic vote to make them win seats in the Senate.

But how confident is he that these organizations would back the Kapatiran candidates?

“They have no other option. We are the only party that upholds the social teachings of the Church,” he said, adding that the party’s bets also enjoy the backing of the Muslim community and other religious sects.

He said the country’s Catholic lay organizations would again band together to conduct a voter’s education drive against candidates who support the “anti-life” reproductive health (RH) law.

He said he decided to run again because he believes he is on a mission.

“You don’t stop just because you once lost. You just have to keep on fighting,” David said, admitting that there are times when he feels tired and frustrated pushing for the causes he is fighting for.

“I started fighting when I was 17 when I joined the underground movement. At 19, I was among those included in the military’s order of battle,” he recalled.

But while he then fought for a just and humane society based on ideology, David said he is now fighting based on his faith.

“Our intent is really to put back faith in the center of things, put back faith in God, in governance,” he said, stressing that they aim “to evangelize politics to bring about change in the Filipino people’s lives.”

“So when I get to the Senate, I am, firstly, a Catholic Christian before I’m a senator, as simple as that. And I want every piece of legislation, every program and policy that will be made by government to reflect my faith,” he said.

 

Common platform

And the RH law is certainly not one of those things, according to David, an active member of the Pro-Life Philippines.

“We will repeal the RH law. If the Supreme Court fails to rule that it is unconstitutional, we will go for the repeal of the law because it is not in accordance and reflective of our Christian faith,” he explained.

David said Kapatiran canditates share a common platform. They vow to fight political dynasty and push for the abolition of pork barrel, a legislated gun control and the passage of the freedom of information bill.

But personally, David said he would like to advocate for industrialization.

“Having a new oil refinery is a step toward industrialization. Enticing local government to invest on mining ventures on their own, for example, would be a step towards industrialization. There are a lot of ways to do it,” he added.

David said he would also push for a strengthened environmental protection provision in the existing mining law.

“If it needs further strengthening, I will introduce amendments to strengthen environmental protection side. It should be an industry that should serve the purpose of industrialization,” he added.

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  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Mr. David, you need to get Judy Ann Santos in your TV ad. If Jajajajamby can do it, yes you can.

    • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

      I don’t think he needs Judy Ann. Nasa likod daw nila ang Catholic vote.

      Ah, the smell of theocracy in the morning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    isa na naman how-shaw na kandidato sa pag ka senador ..on the mission daw siya nag silbi kay tatad at kay hernani perez at isang dating aso ng kumunista hay ano na yan,,tapos aso pa ng mga damaso yhhhaakkksss

  • Islander

    Let us see if God will let you win.  

    • AntonioPeYangIII

      You mean like how God let JC De Los Reyes win during the presidential elections? 

      • Islander

         Exactly!  Let’s see if God can help them.  They were not able to defeat RH so I am not sure how exactly they would win.

      • catherine sien

        you sound like the jews who were crying “crucify him”.  they said exactly like what you are now saying  “if you are the son of God, go down from your cross and save yourself”.  its eerie and scary asking God to come down and let these candidates win. God have mercy on you po NY_Pinoy.

      • AntonioPeYangIII

        Cathy, Rizalito David is no Jesus. 

        //God have mercy on you po NY_Pinoy.//So where was God’ mercy when his priests raped children, you bloody hypocrite?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Vote for Mr. David and the other independent candidates. NO to LP & UNA.

    • AntonioPeYangIII

      The dude fought tooth and nail against the RH Bill – and vowed to repeal it once he gets into power. 

      Remind all of us again why we should vote for a man who is blatantly against a woman’s rights. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

        No looking back now, RH bill is now a law. national interest is our concern. change the old and corrupt political parties.

      • AntonioPeYangIII

        //change the old and corrupt political parties./

        The whole point of changing the guard is to improve move forward, not perpetuate the downward spiral. 

        Tell me again why you are voting for this scumbag.

      • http://pulanglangaw.blogspot.com/ sapula saputi

         and why should  people listen to you? sino ka ba peyang ka?

      • AntonioPeYangIII

        Same question I ask you, lass: Why should I believe you?

        At least the evidence is on my side. All you have is hot air, and a juvenile attempt at mangling my name.

        What are you? A fourth-grader?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAK477MX7KDU3CMHJ6PQM3VRAI Koneksyon

    the better of valor of suffrage in this 2013 is for filipinos to TRY and get to know these “unknown” candidates…….there might just some “treasure” to unfold amongst them…….and hmmmmmm may Divine Intervention really be amidst the 13 million or so qualified voters…….the biggest excruciating reality is that more than 83% of those qualified voters DO NOT HAVE THE FOGGIEST idea of what is suffrage; what is “valor”; let alone, what is “better”……comelec should invest in SUFFRAGE 101!!!! – as in, 3 years campaign of SUFFRAGE 101!!! – beyond preparing ballots and picos machines and campaign rules and discerning so-called “qualified candidates”…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       Suffrage is rice, noodles, sardines that politicians distribute during election in order to buy votes. . . . . .

  • basilionisisa

    o sh… a pawn of the CBCP, a candidate from hell, dressed in white to hide a black heart…

    people abhor Muslim fundamentalists, but here is a Catholic-Christian fundamentalist seeking legitimacy by running for office! BEWARE!

    don’t waste your vote, folks! a vote for any independent candidate is a vote for UNA (Nancy, JV, Jackie), a vote for Dynasty and a vote for fraudulent Pork Barrel, a vote for lies and corruption… simple as that!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

    I will not vote for TeamPinoy, I do not like the way Aquino is handling the Sabah crisis, It may not even have occurred had noynoy not ignored the appeals of the Sultan of Sulu in year 2010. Now there is blood in his hands. . .  An incompetent leader we have. . .

    • basilionisisa

      know what you are talking about before you Like or Dislike… unless you’ve buried your brain somewhere in your farm.

    • catmanjohn

      Do you even know the variable forces behind the Sabah standoff? Not even the British could figure it out, how can a boyot like you can? Just a PNoy hating b!tch. My bet is that they made another oil discovery there. What a shame, such a beautiful place.

    • pnoyjudge

      ibang issue ata yan boyfarmer….

  • Iamtommy

    Eto yung ungas na nagsabi sa RH debate ng PTV na pills are abortificient when in fact he was being corrected already by an ob-gyne that that is not the case. How can it be abortificient when pills prevent fertilization and there is nothing to abort to start with

    • catherine sien

      you are wrong and David is RIGHT!  which obgyn did you hear this from?  one of the functions of the pill is indeed to prevent fertilization but there is such a thing as a breakthrough ovulation in which even the mother herself does not know that an egg has been fertilized.  the next function of the pill is to prevent the growing embryo attaching her/himself to the uterine wall. hence, it is eliminated = aborted.  this is called silent abortion.  the ob gyn you heard has wrong information.  this doctor should refer to scientific studies about the functions of the pill.

      • Iamtommy

        Yes it also prevents the fertilized egg in attaching on the uterine wall. Your argument holds if you consider 6-12 day old fertilized egg as something that can be aborted. And you do realize that fertilized eggs not attaching onto uterine wall is a natural phenomenon? In fact only minority of the time that it attaches to the uterine wall? So if that is the case women are commiting murder everytime their fertilized egg dont attach?

      • Dina Jones

         there is no such thing as fertilized egg. once nag meet ang sperm at egg, yun na yun. pauso ka. fertilized egg. ano yung nanay mo, manok?

      • tamumd

        Hahahaha another moron who has no clue about the science of reproduction making an ignorant comment. Of course those are called fertilized eggs! What else would you call them..fertilized stones? Funny how you exclusively attribute the word “egg” to chickens..when all living things that undergo gametogenesis have sperms and eggs. Geez!

      • AntonioPeYangIII

        Actually Cathy, The Philippine OB/GYN Society has already declared that contraceptives do not cause abortions. 

        From their press release, which is readily available on the net:

        //We support the REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE BILL in the context of our mission‐vision to uphold the equality of the rights to life for both mother and child, freedom of religious beliefs, a right to proper education on health and right to health services as may be necessary for patient’s need and also the rights of the physician to his/her beliefs on certain provisions on services.//

        Also…

        //There is much disinformation and misconception in media and other fora on the following issues. We would like to state that:

        – Contraceptive pills:Do not cause abortion; in fact they prevent unwanted pregnancies hence nothing to abort.

        – Do not cause death and disease when used appropriately. Pregnancy and childbirth cause more death and disability than taking oral contraceptives. The hormones in the pills are synthetic hormones that are comparable to those produced by women’s ovaries.   They are modified in doses and composition to make them better, safer and predictable in their medical effects.

        – Do not cause cancer; in fact they reduce cancer of endometrium and ovaries.

        – The reported slight increase in the risk for breast cancer is obviated by taking pills based on the national clinical guidelines

        – Availability of Family Planning information and materials will not cause promiscuity but will reduce unwanted pregnancies, teenage pregnancies, criminal abortions and consequently reduce maternal and fetal mortality.//

        My dear Catherine, I suggest you do your homework before saying something as inanely misinformed and rife with anti-choice propaganda as your last few exchanges.

      • ora_et_labora

         Antonio you say it’s from a “press release”??? did you cross checked with any medical journals or laboratory results?

  • Mon Sparks

    For the life of me, I can’t understand why sure losers have the guts to run, despite the funding requirements. They look harmless, though, Perhaps they want to be part of history. Or, well, yes, they want to create a tiny, albeit unnoticed, splash on the political ocean.

  • AntonioPeYangIII

    So here we have a candidate who openly vows to insert religion back into gov’t, and set back women’s health issues by decades. 

    I had to double-check the headline – I thought I was reading news from Pakistan and Iran. 

    • marionics

      Anti-RH Rizalito David threatens and assaults RH advocate inside the House of Representatives
      (May 24, 2011) Quezon City, Philippines — A pro-RH advocate was recording RH Bill interpellations inside the House of Representatives (HOR) when an anti-RH advocate made threats of violence and ultimately resorted to it.
      Kenneth Keng, the RH advocacy director of Filipino Freethinkers, was threatened and then assaulted by Rizalito David, former senatorial candidate of the Ang Kapatiran Party and resource person of Pro Life Philippines.

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    Anybody wants to vote for this guy??
    Just a precaution to those who are willing!!!
     He is the person behind the questionable three senators, namely Tatad, Jaworski and H. Perez?? What he will do in the senate is more than that what this three senators did. That is to have more financial gain for personal reason not making laws in favor to every citizen of this land.
    Another bad guy for the Senate! Not anymore please!!

  • marionics

    There are Jews in the
    world, there are Buddists,
    There are Hindus and Mormons and then
    There are those that follow Mohammad, but
    I’ve never been one of them.

    I’m a Roman Catholic,
    And have been since before I was born,
    And the one thing they say about Catholics is
    They’ll take you as soon as you’re warm.

    You don’t have to be a six footer,
    You don’t have to have a great brain,
    You don’t have to have any clothes on,
    You’re a Catholic the moment Dad came, because

    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is great,
    If a sperm is wasted,
    God gets quite irate.

    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is great,
    If a sperm is wasted,
    God gets quite irate.

    Let the heathen spill theirs,
    On the dusty ground,
    God shall make them pay for
    Each sperm that can’t be found.

    Every sperm is wanted,
    Every sperm is good,
    Every sperm is needed,
    In your neighborhood.

    Hindu, Taoist, Morman,
    Spill theirs just anywhere,
    But God loves those who treat their
    Semen with more care.

    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is great,
    If a sperm is wasted,
    God gets quite irate.

    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is good,
    Every sperm is needed,
    In your neighborhood.

    Every sperm is useful,
    Every sperm is fine,
    God needs everybody’s,
    Mine, and mine, and mine.

    Let the pagans spill theirs,
    O’er mountain, hill and plain.
    God shall strike them down for
    Each sperm that’s spilt in vain.

    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is good,
    Every sperm is needed,
    In your neighborhood.

    Every sperm is sacred,
    Every sperm is great,
    If a sperm is wasted,
    God gets quite irate. 

     

    • Pedro_Gil

      WTF? baka bariotik ka dong. pls improve LOL!

      • marionics

        A little 12 year old boy is such a devoted Catholic that he
        decides to quit school and become a priest. (FORSHADOWMENT: Little
        boy+catholicism= not good). He goes to the church and there is the Pope with 9
        other older guys who want to become a priest too. The Pope says “As a priest,
        you must be free from lúst, therefore in order to test your faith, you will all
        strip down your pants and attach a bell around your pěnis. A naked woman will
        walk across this room. If any of you have an ěrection, the bell on your pěnis
        will ring.”

        So then the Pope left and this super gorgeous hot blonde stepped in. She was
        completely naked, and sensually strolled across the room, teasing the priest
        hopefuls. None of the other guys recieved an erěction but as the woman passed
        the boy (who by the way was just going through puberty) he could no longer
        control himself and has such a hard ěrėction, the bell flies across the room.
        Crushed that his dreams of priesthood were shattered he tries to conceal his
        pain and says “I’ll just go and pick the bell up and leave then” As
        he bends over to pick up his bell, 9 other bells were heard.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

        nonsense talking

      • Jomex

        hahaha! pakopya ha!

      • AntonioPeYangIII

        Pedro, google Monty Python, and “Every Sperm is Sacred”

  • constantcrusader

    I will vote for Lito David! I will vote for Jc delos Reyes! I will vote for Marwil Llasos! 

    • AntonioPeYangIII

      Well, somebody got bribed early :P

    • tamumd

      We definitely WON”T! lol

  • vilmavee

    Nowadays, anyone who speaks about proper morals both in governance and in carrying oneself is immediately judged as out of his mind. Anyone who speaks of propriety guided by Divine Law is immediately sneered at. That is how it is now, and is the signs of times being spoken of in the Book of Revelation. If there are no more people who will stand up for what is morally upright ways of conducting our everyday affairs, the world surely is headed to perdition.

    Yes, let us vote for people who dare go against our current state of management for the love of our people and country. Rizalino David, may God bless your undertaking.

    • Potentiometer

      A person who wished to make an ambiguous, historically inconsistent set of moral values with numerous, often contradictory interpretations (e.g. Church’s teachings) as the basis of law is out of his mind.

      • http://pulanglangaw.blogspot.com/ sapula saputi

         wow, talino mo.

    • Kyoshiro Takeda

      LOL. If a person’s morality is only dependent on set of rules DICTATED by a few people seating on their golden seats carrying their golden staffs while claiming to be pro-poor, then one’s morality is nothing but weak.

      True morality should never be rooted from set of rules that instills fear. If you can’t do good without a dogma, then you definitely deserve to be sneered at.

      • http://pulanglangaw.blogspot.com/ sapula saputi

         so san nakabatay dapat ang morality? sa sarili lang, kung ano gusto yun ang puede? buti nang may batayan kesa kung san san lang pinupulot ang moralidad.

      • Tonton

        Lady, let’s try empathy and compassion for other human beings. You don’t need religion or any dogma for that. 

  • JosengSisiw1

    i will vote and give a chance to newbies with experience like David than Binays caretaker/daughter..

  • Alim Labixa

    satan will tell the people who can hear him speak that he is their god.

  • catmanjohn

    Blind obedience is the enemy of reason. The holy phonies have colluded with the corrupt politicians too long, and retarded the growth and progress of the Nation for their own greed and selfish interests. Corruption is the greatest enemy of the Philippines, and economic deprivation and greed is what causes this cancer to thrive. Protestantism supports reason and dialog, for Christianity to serve the communal good through dialog and action, where each sermon  welcomes dialog and honest expressions that becomes a communal therapy for progress. The Catholics in the meantime wants no challenges to their positions, just follow blindly and obediently, while their priests commits sin most foul and black, while their Bishops sends them off to another parish to continue their sins, even preaching for their forgiveness. The Philippines has become so weak and disrespected that China and Taiwan bullies their sovereignty over valuable resources which rightfully belongs to the Philippines. But as long as its corrupt leaders (UNA) sells out the people for their personal gains, while the organized Chinese drug dealers floods the Philippines with shabu poison, where they know the PNP are so corrupt that their men can bribe themselves out of prison, it is no wonder the Chinese, and Taiwanese are blatantly ignoring the rights of the Nation and determined to rob it with impunity. Clear the Senate out of the corrupt, and those who profess to be speaking in the name of Christ, but are NOT. Let reason and the desire for concrete positive change be the bearings which to navigate the Nation to a more just, honorable, and prosperous state.

  • TheHappyAgnostic

    “Our intent is really to put back faith in the center of things, put back faith in God, in governance,” he said, stressing that they aim “to evangelize politics to bring about change in the Filipino people’s lives.”
    “So when I get to the Senate, I am, firstly, a Catholic Christian before I’m a senator, as simple as that. And I want every piece of legislation, every program and policy that will be made by government to reflect my faith,” he said.

    this guy is so oblivious about the separation of church and state. it’s a good thing that he is just a nuisance candidate.

    • Horst Manure

      Front up with proof god exist first . Like al liaryers they don’t worry about proof.

  • ajca82

    Big stick indeed. Didn’t this guy slap someone about 2 years ago for disagreeing with him?

    • marionics

      Anti-RH Rizalito David threatens and assaults RH advocate inside the House of Representatives
      (May 24, 2011) Quezon City, Philippines — A pro-RH advocate was recording RH Bill interpellations inside the House of Representatives (HOR) when an anti-RH advocate made threats of violence and ultimately resorted to it.
      Kenneth Keng, the RH advocacy director of Filipino Freethinkers, was threatened and then assaulted by Rizalito David, former senatorial candidate of the Ang Kapatiran Party and resource person of Pro Life Philippines.

    • AntonioPeYangIII

      Yes, same guy. Funny thing is that AKP disavowed any connection with him at the time. Fair-weather friends lang talaga!

  • http://pulanglangaw.blogspot.com/ sapula saputi

    I’ll give mr. David a try. I read Kapatiran Party’s platform, the only platform based political party we have now, and they are generally good. Di ako agree sa lahat pero kesyo naman iboto ko mga same names, dynasties at kung ano ano pa , mga political butterflies, in short mga TRAPO, edi si David nalang. Kasama pa sila Llasos, Delos Reyes, Hagedorn, Villanueva at iba pang mga independent na may maayos na background at plataporma.

    At least, di ako kaisa nga mga ibang commenters dito na puro kontra lang tapos ang binoboto naman e mga kabob*han lang na boto. kaya lugmok na tayo sa hirap.

  • marionics

    Anti-RH Rizalito David threatens and assaults RH advocate inside the House of Representatives
    (May 24, 2011) Quezon City, Philippines — A pro-RH advocate was recording RH Bill interpellations inside the House of Representatives (HOR) when an anti-RH advocate made threats of violence and ultimately resorted to it.
    Kenneth Keng, the RH advocacy director of Filipino Freethinkers, was threatened and then assaulted by Rizalito David, former senatorial candidate of the Ang Kapatiran Party and resource person of Pro Life Philippines.

  • ApoNiLolo

    Another dumB a$$ who wants theocracy inserted on a democratic society!

  • Horst Manure

    Hope he gets well soon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRJCBEOUL25WWKSSM3JV7IFFII syaoransangel

    saan ka nyo siya tumatakbo, sa karera?

  • Jane Tan

    He wants a God that tolerates violence back in the center of governance? Baka naman pag-naging senator ka na, kung sino-sino na ang sasampalin mo kapag pro-RH sila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    “Put God back in center of governance..”
    That’s what the Taliban wants to do now.
    That’s what the Catholic power did during the Inquisition.
    No, Mr David, we dont want theocracy back.
    .

  • Garibaldi_II

    “Speak softly but carry a big stick,” was U.S. President, Teddy Roosevelt’s adage – to quash dissenters and impress the American people. Also true to the Africans who traversed the vast wild land – to scare and distract flesh-eating beasts. With scant wherewithal, you should be strident to boost your fledgling support. Use carrot, not stick, to improve your chances. If you seek only for the Catholic votes and disregard the will of the majority, you’ll lose. Think not the RH bill, that’s past; seek for the benefits of all people, that’s politics. Most voters understand that no political candidate is perfect and no elective position is flawless. Take a lesser retreat for a greater advancement, will you?

  • billijo

    Industrializing the Philippines is to be anti enviromental. For a man of faith, I would question his. If God wanted to be the middle of governance then no one could keep him out. Could it be that God still believes in free choice. Writing down what your boss tell you to,only give you experience in following orders,not in governning.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    ah, sayang! you had me when you said you are an environmentalist, but lost my vote because of your reliance on the Catholic church… sorry, for me the principle of separation of church and state is inviolable. hindi lahat ng pinoy ay Katoliko, kailangan din natin unawain at igalang ang mga paniniwala ng mga kapwa nating pinoy na hindi kasapi ng simbahang Katoliko.

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    i don’t know if politicians can ever be trusted but then these represents a breathe of fresh air, perhaps it is time to give them a chance of what an honourable senator is supposed to be. all the current ones have mastered the art of deception and all tinted with great affinity to the pork barrel. and much ado about nothing by routinely scheduling senate probe in aid of their “look good” image live in colour on the telly!

    • Jane Tan

      Can’t really count on it, every abuser of pork barrel was also once “a breath of fresh air”.

      Best we can all do is to look at the candidate’s history and judge.

  • loneylonski

    Rizalito David, you just made your way in my not-to-vote list. The government should revolve around the welfare of its people and the environment, and not on some god of a particular religion.

  • http://imjinah.blogspot.com/ imjinah

    Pathetic idiots like this don’t deserve a place in the government. NEXT!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    TEAM TALIBAN

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7D5B7ZERSCTJWP4GPG3LLAR5EE GM-TristramIII

    And now, we see commies multiplying here.  Go ahead and vote for Casiño, Hontiveros and other communist candidates.

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