‘SWS survey is Aquino government’s propaganda tool’—Gordon

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Senatorial candidate Richard “Dick” Gordon

MANILA, Philippines—Politics may likely be behind a Social Weather Stations survey recently presented by the Liberal Party candidate which showed that 81 percent of Filipinos are “satisfied with their lives,” opposition senatorial candidate Richard “Dick” Gordon said Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters during the sidelines of United Nationalist Alliance’s proclamation rally for its local bets in Makati City, Gordon said the survey is a “tool” that is allegedly being used as a “propaganda” by the administration for the upcoming election.

Gordon questioned the seemingly “timely” release of the survey, quoting Archbishop Oscar Cruz as saying that the survey was conducted December.

“Bakit ngayong April ilalabas? Nakita niyo ang propaganda? (Why did they release it only in April? Did you see the propaganda?)” Gordon said.

Liberal Party bet, former Senator Jamby Madrigal said Tuesday that an SWS poll conducted on December 8 to 11 last year showed that four out of five, or 81 percent, said they are satisfied with their lives.

She said the result goes to show that majority of Filipinos feel that the government is working for them.

Gordon cited lack of jobs available to the public, as well as the power crisis in Mindanao and the Sabah issue.

“Are they happy . . .you don’t have to have a survey to do that . . . Even Ramon Ang . . . Shell is unhappy . . . Happy ba yan?” Gordon said.

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  • mark_john21

    He is saying this because he hasn’t any chance of winning. All he has is whining!

    • Bisdak_kaayo

      Bakit ba gumagamit ang PNOY admin ng SWS survey gayong this is the same survey organization which told us GMA won. Kapag ang survey results pabor sa kanila, sinasabing tama ang SWS, pero kapag sinabi ng SWS GMA won, dinoktor na at dinaya na ang survey.

      Selective use of survey results. Walang pinag kaiba sa mga TRAPO. Using SWS survey as a propaganda tool indeed.

  • PinoyPower1

    This certified loser is in a state of denial. He is out of the top 12 even in the latest pulse asia survey.

    A loyal arroyo tuta like gordon will do more harm to the country if elected, he will be a protector of the arroyos. The same with zubiri.

    It is good they are losing!

    • kulittwit

      Siguradong talo si gordon. Pilit nyang pinagtatanggol ang kurakot na si arroyo. Mas bilib ako sa mga taong natauhan at nakita ang kamalian ng corruption ni arroyo at nagbago. Itong si gordon, walang pagsisisi at pagbabago.

    • EOJ

      Dick’s stupidity is slipping.

      • bryanbrian

        He and his big mouth. I cant forget his statement last month that he is in favor of dynasty.

      • rinom

        he said, he is in favor of DYNASTY, that is his big mistake, i will campaign to make him zero in my precinct.

      • regd

        So it means he’s going toward the opposite meaning smart?

    • yesyesyo

      Desperate gordon propaganda. Even if PNoy is not the president, SWS has been there during ramos, estrada, and arroyo. He doesnt make any sense.

    • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

      Gordon is a liar! He is no different from his boss, the corrupt gloria arroyo.

    • tadasolo

      Too bad for gordon and his desperation is very obvious. He is trying to deflect the latest bad news about his sons responsibility in putting the city of olongapo 4 billion pesos in debt for non payment of electric bill.

      • akongednamzug

        Totoo ba yang sinasabi mo na may utang ang siyudad ng Olongapo na 4 na billion piso sa kuryente. Eh kung ganon, bakit ang lakas ng loob ng Gordon na ito na banggitin ang tungkol sa power crisis sa Mindanao. Anak ka ng tatay mo, magbayad na kayo ng utang ninyo, para malutasan na ang power crisis sa Mindanao na pinuputak ng tatay mo, na akala mo naman ay alam niyang lutasin ang problema.

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      hindi dw corrupt ang mga Arroyo, ksi may due process pa dw na dapat sundin… hanggat hindi na ko-convict ang mag asawa hindi sila corrupt.

      yan siguro ang nasa isip ni gordon.

  • marlaw

    Maayos sanang magtrabaho itong si Gordon kaso nga lang sa maling barkadahan napasama. Sana nag independent na lang siya kesa sumama sa mga walang kredibilidad at mga oportunistang grupo ng mga pulitiko. Paano maniniwala ang taumbayan sa sinseridad ng kanyang pagseserbisyo kung ang mga kasamahan niya ay mga oportunistang trapo? Kaya puro pagpuputak at pag iiyak ang pinaggagagawa. Nasaan ka ba Gordon nung pinagpapasasahan ni Gloria at ng asawang si Mike ang kaban ng bayan?

  • Bisdak_kaayo

    Bakit ba gumagamit ang PNOY admin ng SWS survey gayong this is the same survey which told us GMA won. Pag pabor sa kanila ang resulta ng survey, sinasabing tama ang SURVEY, pero kapag the results show GMA won in the SWS survey, dinoktor na at dinaya na ang survey.

    Hay naku. walang pinagka-iba sa mga trapo. Using SURVEYS as propaganda tool.

    • Mr Moonlight

      hoy kwanggol tonto boang

  • CPCook

    Really, Mr Gordon? How does comments like that uplift the national discourse? I think Mr Gordon is out of his depth. SWS is a professional service provider, and if Mr Gordon has anything to say about SWS’s methodology or the accuracy of its findings, Mr Gordon should present evidence to back up any claim. To insinuate that SWS as doing something less than professional is unfair not just to SWS as an institution, but to the public in general. Mr. Gordon may not know this, but statistics is a real technical discipline, and if he does not understand it, the more that he should not malign SWS for doing its business. Mr Gordon’s “proof” that SWS is doing something unprofessional is that a survey result performed in December was just recently released. Did Mr Gordon state where he got information? Well, SWS actually printed that information in its own report. What Mr Gordon is really saying is that SWS should not publish any research that may show something favorable to the administration.

    • Bisdak_kaayo

      Bakit ba gumagamit ang PNOY admin ng SWS survey gayong this is the same survey organization which told us GMA won. Kapag ang survey results pabor sa kanila, sinasabing tama ang SWS, pero kapag sinabi ng SWS GMA won, dinoktor na at dinaya na ang survey.

      Selective use of survey results. Walang pinag kaiba sa mga TRAPO. Using SWS survey as a propaganda tool indeed.

      • Mr Moonlight

        hoy edyot boang tonto pendeho

      • kizz

        ang sws or pulse asia ay nagpapahayag lang kung sino ang may mataas na pag asang manalo ayon sa kanilang survey. never nilang sasabihin na ‘mananalo’ ang isang kandidato.

      • redsnow

        Pre nitou ka ni Dick Gordon sa ngalan lang ganing Dick kuyapan ka!!! hahahahah pisot mana

    • Bisdak_kaayo

      In short the PNOY admin is telling us to believe in the SWS and pulse asia if the survey results favor him, but do not believe in the SWS and pulse asia when it said GMA won.

      Ayan, ang laking sampal sa mga mukha. Ginagawa tayong tanga.

      • Mr Moonlight

        hoy edyot boang tonto

      • ernievictory

        ikaw lang ang tanga. ‘wag ka ng magdamay . pwede pa magsama kayo ni big dick gordon !

      • pubringjuandelacruz

        what a shallow response…

  • Simplify1

    Everytime “the dick” opens his mouth, the more people can see how ignorant he is and how hard he tries to turn the tide against them (specially himself). He must have been asleep in the recent while after December 2012! He must have forgotten that the President’s popularity soared even more after December 2012…. i.e. the succesful impeachment of the impeached chief justice corona the number 1 protector of gma in the court system…., international rating upgrades including an investment upgrade for the Philippine investment climate… if a survey is taken today, I think a few more unsatisfied people in December will be satisfied today….

    • Allen Douglas

      and when you go going around your neighboorhood or in city streets with many who are jobless or whose income are below minimum, you will realize that your statement is coming from that of someone who is dreaming….

      • Simplify1

        I beg to disagree…. you just saw or spoke to the unhappy 19%, including yourself….

      • Allen Douglas

        excuse me, i am happy and satisfied with what i have now, i have more than enough….but that is not what i see in the majority….are you still dreaming or are you an employee of sws….. or carandang?

    • Ragnar Pendon

      “He must have forgotten that the President’s popularity soared even more after December 2012″

      “the succesful impeachment of the impeached chief justice corona the number 1 protector of gma in the court system”

      and here you just proved Dick’s point…. the SWS survey announcements are crafted to make you ignore… oh say, Sabah, China, the Moros down south, and Herr President’s Dear Sister’s latest dalliances

      dude, just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t make him an idiot, he’s an idiot if he refuses to see context and truth

      • Michael John Mercado Yanes

        Corona handled the Hacienda case and he got Impeached. Nice Job Aquino…

      • Simplify1

        How easy can you forget? The hacienda case was a “collegial” decision of the supreme court and not just Corona….do you really want to go back to that debate? Just a tip…. Corona was not able to make “palusot”….

      • Allen Douglas

        Indeed. And here’s Ruffy Biazon, a KKK, having lost control of corruption at the BOC but he’s given an “OPTION” by this govt to resign or not to resign….

      • Simplify1

        Pls take note that the survey (December 2012) was conducted before the sabah debacle of Kiram and the moros that he fooled to follow him blindly to Sabah (Feb – March 2013)…. and besides a recent survey already came out stating that PNoys popularity was not negatively impacted by the Sabah issue… or haven’t you read about this…

        What are you talikng about? The Thief Justice Corona’s expulsion from the SC only came out after the SWS Survey… As I was saying, PNoy became more popular after the successful termination of corona….

        The “president’s dear sister’s latest dailliances”? Are you kidding? Are you telling me that you’re unhappy in your life because kris filed a restraining order against James? geeezz! And again, this Kris issue happened a week ago… the survey was conducted in December….

        And dude, you said that an idiot is an idiot if “he refuses to see context and truth”… I totally agree with you here…. so, do you see the context and truth of what I am saying…peace

      • Concur_Dissent

        “Moros down south”… do you mean the MILF?? It may be of interest for you to know that the current peace talks with MILF is the very first peace talks with these rebles….because of PNoy, we can actually see a brightlight at the end of the tunnel for permanent peace in Mindanao…. PNoys popularity grew not only among peace loving pinoys. His popularity also grew in muslim mindanao…

  • nes911

    Sour graping lang si gordon. Kung nasa top 10 siya sigurado na he will praise sws. Kaso he could not even reach first base.

  • Kiro Nazakato

    Everytime bumuka bunganga nito ni Gordon, lalong sumadsad sa standing sa surveys. Hoy Gordon tumigil ka na! Laos ka na! At kailanman di ka na makakabangon! Buwisit na sau taong bayan! You will never have a chance, sampu ng mga kasama mo sa UNA, LOUDMOUTH!!! Magsama sama kayong mga laos at sour grapes- TATAD, MACEDA, ZUBIRI,MITOS MAGSAYSAY, ALL ARROYO LOYALISTS!!!

  • japokjackpot

    laos and losyang

  • farmerpo

    What put you down Mr Gordon, was yourself. How you conducted yourself when you were booted out of Subic by Erap. Ngayon, quote mo pa si exbishop Cruz, lumalalim hukay mo. I use to be a Gordon fan but now, parang kung kelan tumanda, tsaka nasisira. When a man ages, he accumulate wisdom, not floatsam. Lahat ng sinabi mo, non issues. Parang tismis sa barberya.

  • oh_noh

    mr. gordon, nilaglag kayo ni vp binay… laki ng binayad sa mga survey companies na yan para makapasok ang dakilang alalay na si nancy!!!

  • JV Velarde

    bitter gordon …. a certified loser, the more he talks the more chances he loses his spot in the top 12….. pity him, he must have been losing his cool thinking nancy “the kasambahay” binay has a better chance than him in the senate…. tsk..tsk..tsk.

  • http://totocausing.com Berteni Cataluña Causing

    To Dick Gordon, read this please.

    POLITICAL DYNASTY’S DEFINITION IS LIKE THAT OF NEPOTISM

    By BERTENI “TOTO” CATALUÑA CAUSING
    Author of the book entitled “Simplified Libel Law in the Philippines”

    The wisdom behind prohibition against NEPOTISM is substantially the same as POLITICAL DYNASTY.

    Under
    the present laws, it is prohibited for any appointing authority to
    appoint a relative to the fourth degree of affinity or consanguinity.
    One reason here is the law avoids the possibility–to repeat, mere
    possibility–that the appointing power and his appointees will raid and
    abuse the office where they serve.

    Please take note that one
    thing in common between the law against nepotism and the Constitutional
    declaration against political dynasty is that both seek to avoid only
    the “possibility” and not the actual happening of a possibility.

    Another thing that is common between the two is that not all persons involved in nepotism or political dynasty are bad.

    But
    again, even if there are good nepotism appointments, as there are good
    political dynasties, too, the law and the constitution prohibit nepotism
    nevertheless.

    If nepotism is defined as an act of tending to
    collect, concentrate and perpetuate powers in the clan concerned, so is
    political dynasty.

    The only difference between nepotism and
    political dynasty is in the manner of getting the office: in Nepotism it
    is through appointment while in Political Dynasty it is through
    election.

    Those who are for allowance of political dynasties may
    argue that we have to respect the voice of the people, too, who voted
    relatives to virtually all powerful offices or to one high office in
    perpetuity.

    However, the argument that the voice of the people is
    the voice of God so that it must be respected is true only if there is
    that REAL and GENUINE election.

    In our country, there is no such a thing as GENUINE ELECTION.

    This is because of the fact that MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS HAVE NO GENUINE FREE CHOICE AND FREE WILL TO CHOOSE.

    This
    lack of genuine freedom to vote is due to the fact that majority of the
    voters are either easily bought in local elections where it is already a
    tradition that only those who can buy votes can win or easily swayed
    when there is a sustained expensive national campaign advertisements
    that only those national candidates who have plenty of money can mount
    and maintain. When added with a name to boot, a candidate would have a
    bigger edge as in JV EJERCITO who suffixed his name with “ESTRADA” and
    BAM AQUINO.

  • ed_dAVAO

    Dick gordon is a man of deeds, Kaya di tayo makapili ng maayos na mga leader natin because we are too emotional. Maturity is what we need to rise above our present problems. Gumamit naman tayo kahit kaunting brain power.

  • Mr Moonlight

    hey “dickhead” some people aged gracefully, you, however, as the years go by appears to lose your sanity
    time for you to fade away into darkness

  • Pio Pusli

    if this gordon dude can dance gangnam style, instead of opening his useless mouth, he could be in the top 24.

    • Ragnar Pendon

      the reason why i’m voting for him is BECAUSE he won’t insult human intelligence by dancing to cheap, vapid K-Pop songs AS A CAMPAIGN PLATFORM

      i seriously hope you are joking… because this one statement is stupid enough to be ingeniously funny

  • Telecom Snooper Super

    Gordon is really the “Biggest Dick!”…

    • UrHONOR

      PARA walang gulo sa interpretation…..hanggang sa pangalan lang yan. Kung tungkol sa iba, you’d really get disappointed and disheartened per Olongapo girls.

  • Hellomr

    Walang boboto sa iyo Gordon kung ganyan ang style mo bulok…… Hehe…

    • Allen Douglas

      are you sure wala? Me and the whole of my family, neighbors and friends are voting for this guy, with or without the lutong-macao sws suvey…..duh

      • Michael John Mercado Yanes

        oo kasama din ako dun sa di nagpapauto sa mga survey survey. I always make some research in education, background, achievements. Kasi ang election ay hindi popularity contest!!!!

    • Brax82

      I’ll be voting for him as well. Marami rin nman ksi kming gumagamit ng utak at di nagpapauto… Try nyo minsan mag isip, it might help.

  • ernievictory

    huh ?? SWS has the same survey result as pulse asia . UNA subscribe to the latter survey firm ! oh by the way dickie gordie , you are out of the magic 12 in both surveys !

  • boybakal

    Gordon cited lack of jobs available to the public, as well as the power crisis in Mindanao and the Sabah issue.

    Agree….Gordon nagsasabi ng totoo.
    Vote for Dick Gordon.

    • Ragnar Pendon

      as a rule, i don’t take news sites with moderated comment sections seriously

      they tend to be biased

      i should’ve voted for him last presidential election, Gibo was my second choice and i figured he’d have a better chance at winning

      of the 6 people who ran for prez, those two were the only ones with the credentials accompanied with properly functioning brains

  • Paulstronghold

    Patriotic and freedom loving Filipinos would not want an Arroyo protector in the Senate. Sayang magaling pa naman ang utak at disposition n taong ito. Kaya lang walang magagawa. He seem to have a twisted moral judgement on the past administration.He appears to be in a wrong party and an untimely candidacy.I dare say it’s hard for him to win this time. Even his good rhetorics is simply a farce.

    • Herman Near

      Please. You call someone who had GMA grilled over the ZTE deal a protector?

  • adriel0104

    “GORDON IS GLORIA ARROYO”S PROPAGANDA TOOL”!that’s the correct headline.

    • Herman Near

      Then tell me why a protector would have GMA investigated over the ZTE deal.

  • Fancy Tan

    nasa list kona sana sya !!!!

  • prince_janus

    Non sense Gordon. Go to hell!

    • Herman Near

      The only one who does not make sense here is you.

  • UrHONOR

    ALL talk. Hanggang sa dada lang naman ang tsong na ito. Nalagay sa pwesto, anong ginawa maliban sa dada? WALA!

    Ngayong rumerekta na ang ekonomiya at ang kabuhayan ng tao ay unti-unti ng lumulutang, dadaanin na naman sa dada ang pangyayri. When the tide rises. all boats float. Higit na maraming kabayan ngayon ang may trabaho dahil sa pag-unlad ng ekonmiya sa bayan….factories, construction, office jobs, entreprenueurship, power, tranportation, atmpb. OP KORS, hindi lahat ay masisiyahan at mabibiyayaan…lalo na yong mga TAMAD at mahilig lamang sa DADA. Pero yong mga masisipag at tahimik lamang sa paggawa….umuunlad ang buhay at nagtatagumpay sa kanilang mga maliliit na negosyo. Ilang libong kabayan na ang naging milyonaryo at multi-milyonaryo sa nakaraang mga taon na ito sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni PNoy? Hanggang sa mga sandaling ito, parami-ng-parami ang yumayamang mga kabayan dahil sa sipag at tiyaga….hindi sa DADA!

    • Herman Near

      Haha. All talk huh? Someone’s so eager to discredit Gordon they didn’t read up his track record!

      • UrHONOR

        So, why are you trying to debit the dickie, huh?

      • Herman Near

        Let me throw the question back at you; what’s with the blind assumptions and obvious complete ignorance of his achievements? You’re just like the trolls that’s out to brainwash clueless people in the comments section.

      • UrHONOR

        Let me throw the question back at you; what’s with the blind assumptions and obvious complete ignorance of his achievements? You’re just like the trolls that’s out to brainwash clueless people in the comments section.

      • Herman Near

        Haha. Devoid of sense, I see. As expected from one who assumes and ignores.

      • UrHONOR

        Haha. Devoid of sense, I see. As expected from one who assumes and ignores.

  • jpmd88

    I bet that he will automatically change his tune about SWS when he finds himself landing in the top 12 of their surveys. The problem with loser politicos is that when the survey is not favorable to them obviously it is the handiwork or agent of their political opponents. If it is favorable and they get high marks then the survey instantly becomes an absolute good.

  • UrHONOR

    THE ONLY good gordon si FLASH GORDON na na sa komiks page. Yong iba pa, komikero lamang.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    SORI NA LANG SIR RICHARD. SAYANG KANG POLITICO. OKEY KA NA LANG DIYAN SA RED CROSS. SOUR GRAPES!

    • Herman Near

      Bumagay pangalan mo.

  • amado_guerero

    Demonyo ang tao na to akala mo ang bait bait ginamit ang magandang pangalan ng Red Cross para lang sa kapakanan nya…kahit magpa survey ka sa loob ng Red Cross walang boboto sa demonyong to…

    • Herman Near

      Another illusionist, ginamit daw ang red cross, e kita mo maganda palakad nya.

      Bayarang mamumutik?

      • amado_guerero

        Ay may tanga…wala ka sa loob ng organization kaya wag ka mag sabi ng ganyan….

      • Herman Near

        Hah. And you think you are? What a hypocrite.

      • Brax82

        Kaw po,ang nagmumukhang Tanga… Wag na po manghimasok dito. Nuod ka nlang ng showtime like most of you noytards do.

      • amado_guerero

        opsss may isa pang dakilang tanga….bwahahahahahahahahaha kahit mamatay ka pa di mananalo ang demonyo ninyong manok….bwahahahahahahahaa

      • Brax82

        ???

  • droccu

    Only NOW that Gordon is NOT doing good in the surveys that he is saying that “the SWS surveys is Aquino government’s propaganda tool”. I’m sure he wont say this if he’s rating well in this surveys……

    • Herman Near

      He’s not into surveys either, whether he’s top or not.
      He knows it is good for business predictions, but never for politics.

  • kobe

    bobo kase mga Pilipino nagpapauto sa Yellow media

  • Albert Einstien

    of COURSE SURVEYS are for the MONEYED only..no money no survey..kawawa mga walang perang kandidato..there should be a law banning survey 2 years before elections…….dont worry senator gordon….number 1 ka sa balota ko…number 10 ka sa FINAL ELECTION RESULT….i can sense it already……congrats in ADVANCE… : > )

    i like GORDON stand on sabah issue he has balls & his RED CROSS brigade..they are th ONLY ones serving the calamity victims not the national or local govts…gordon could be the leader this country needs…..FULL of VISION, CARE & VOLUNTEERISM…people should see his quality leadership…

    GORDON is CORRECT PNOY MAKAPILI & LACIERDA are WRONG..the law is EXPANDED by GMA so that GMA could claim the NEW TERRITORY BENHAM
    RISE…which she did and filed it in 2009..NOT only that …….the effect of
    the GMA LAW is that … ALL the OIL & GAS FIELDS claimed by MALAYSIA &
    CHINA ( both spratly’s & panatag islands ) are covered by the GMA expanded
    TERRITORAL LAW…the BEST thing is that the UN..AKNOWLEDGED the GMA LAW by
    GIVING to RP the BENHAM RISE…so if WE file NOW our CLAIM for SABAH ,SPRATLY’s & PANATAG to UN… it will be GRANTED as WELL because there is ALREADY a PRECEDENT the BENHAM RISE of GMA which she won for the COUNTRY…

    ASIDE from VOLUMINOUS RECORDS for SABAH claim from ICJ,FOREIGN GOVTS, RP GOVT, CONSULTANTS & HEIRS……….. Also, Sen. Richard Gordon said Aquino might not only be liable for betrayal of public trust but also for culpable violation
    of the Constitution. “Section 2 of Republic Act No. 5446 states that, ‘The
    definition of the baselines of the territorial sea of the Philippine
    Archipelago as provided in this Act is without prejudice to the delineation of
    the baselines of the territorial sea around the territory of Sabah, situated in North Borneo, over which the Republic of the Philippines has acquired dominion and sovereignty,’” Gordon (I will vote this LEADER a TRUE PATRIOT,
    pro-active with IRON BALLS )

    PALACE is WRONG GORDON IS CORRECT…GMA ra 9552
    EXPANDED the territorial law which include ALL GAS & OIL claimed by
    MALAYSIA , VIETNAM & CHINA in spratly as well as panatag islands..&
    BENHAM RISE..not REPEALED as MAKAPILI govt wanted to PROJECT…!!!

    By NOT CLAIMING SABAH now…..PNOY GOVT is
    ALLOWING & collaborating h wit MALAYSIA to ROB our GAS & OIL RESOURCES
    in south china sea..….that is why MALAYSIA will GENOCIDE anyone who will
    ATTEMPT to take SABAH AWAY from them…they have been robbing us for 50 years KASABAY yan ng PAG-ANGKIN ng mga OLIGARKIYA sa HACIENDA LUISITA 50 years ..1968 …sabay na sabay ..at mag-kaibigan si NINOY at MALAYSIAN leaders…
    & malaysia will SOON open another EXTRACTION of OIL & GAS in our SABAH
    TERRITORIAL WATERS…to OUR LOSS AGAIN..
    they are DEPLETING Our RESOURCES and it seems pnoy GOVT is HAPPY about
    it….HOW MUCH is PATRIOTISM WORTH?

    BENHAM RISE new
    Philippine territory 250 km wide –GMA LEGACY

    Despite its proximity to the archipelago, the plateau was
    previously not included in the territory of the Philippine Islands. On 8 April
    2009 ( GMA govt. filed the claim to UN now we owned it.. eventually our history
    & after the political vendettas ….legislature might rename the benham rise
    to GMA rise to give honor to its finder/claimant .. ), the Republic of the
    Philippines lodged a partial territorial waters claim with the United Nations
    Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in relation to the
    continental shelf in the region of Benham Rise. The UN has officially approved
    the claim in April 2012. The Philippines may soon be able to provide its own
    energy through Benham Rise, an underwater ridge to the east of Luzon which is
    believed to have mineral and gas deposits. Solidified methane was found during
    mapping activities and the “probability is very high” there are oil
    deposits. There may be more natural gas than oil, and is considered better
    because it is cleaner. Benham Rise, which is bigger than Luzon, Samar, and
    Leyte combined. NOW we OWNED it….

    RA 5446 sept 18, 1968

    Section 2. The definition of the baselines of the
    territorial sea of the Philippine Archipelago as provided in this Act is
    without prejudice to the delineation of the baselines of the territorial sea
    around the territory of Sabah, situated in North Borneo, over which the
    Republic of the Philippines has acquired dominion and sovereignty.

    RA 9552 march 3, 2009

    Section 2. The baseline in the following areas over which
    the Philippines likewise exercises sovereignty and jurisdiction shall be
    determined as “Regime of Islands” under the Republic of the
    Philippines consistent with Article 121 of the United Nations Convention on the
    Law of the Sea (UNCLOS):a) The Kalayaan Island Group as constituted under
    Presidential Decree No. 1596; andb) Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Scarborough
    Shoal.

    Section 8. The provisions of Republic Act No. 3046, as amended by Republic Act No. 5446, and all other laws,
    decrees, executive orders, rules and issuances inconsistent with this Act are
    hereby AMENDED or MODIFIED accordingly ( NOT REPEALED but EXPANDED ) .

    “No worse fate can befall a man than to be surrounded by
    traitor souls.”William S. Burroughs

    THEY are LYING to their TEETH..GRABE..!!!

    SPREAD this PATRIOTS for OUR CLAIMS in SABAH, SPRATLY & PANATAG..UN will give us these territories the GMA LAW is ACKNOWLEDGED by UNITED NATIONS already..they gave GMA BENHAM RISE…

    please senator GORDON make a SIGNED PUBLIC DECLARATION a CONTRACT with the PEOPLE .. ..that once ELECTED as SENATOR ..you will CLAIM these TERRITORIES NEGLECTED by pnoy GOVT for the FILIPINO PEOPLE. then you WILL have my vote…

    • Johnny

      Rough si Gordon pero maganda peformance – ganyan quality ng mga leaders ng mga western countries (Visionary/Reformist) – kayang makipaglaban/protect. Gusto ko din mag-volunteer to help pero siya ginagawa na niya (kahit hindi election).

      Overall siya top choice ko sa senatorial bets.

      ***
      Sour grape nga cguro siya kung sour grape pero maayus naman mag-work. Understandable naman na ang main reason is nasaksihan niya na ang ka-work niya na “do-nothing” naging president. What a DISGRACE!

  • http://twitter.com/BatalloneP Orlando P. Batallone

    In fairness to Gordon, he is one of the better performing senators of this country as compared to a number of them. He may lose this elections but it doesn’t negate the fact that he did a lot better during his terms. Bad for him, the tide is not on his side at this time but who knows he might pull a surprise.

  • Spidekick

    We need to remember that this is the same Dick who turned a blind eye on the rampant prostitution in Olongapo when he was mayor.

    This is also the Dick who literally wailed publicly when he was being booted out of SBMA.

    This family also maintains a dynasty in Olongapo, with a son named after himself who mismanaged the city’s electric utility, incurring billions in unpaid bills.

    Now, he is the opportunistic trapo who’s using the Red Cross in his papogi campaign.

    Minsan may sense magsalita pero may konting angas. Kung pumapalo siya sa survey sigurado walang reklamo yan.

    Tsaka bago siya magsalita, tingnan niya muna mga kasamahan niya sa linyada.

    Sir Dick, marami pa ring Pinoy ang ‘di magpapa-uto sa mga gaya mo!

    • Herman Near

      Oh please. We’re talking about a senatoriable, NOT a clean image.
      Plus those allegations are cooked up by a mortal enemy of his– a priest.

      Plus his son’s management is his son’s management, not his own’s.

      • Spidekick

        OK as a senatoriable, Sir

        Issues that I’m concerned about as a voter (and mind you Sir I’m not a yellow zombie. For one, I despise the fact that PNoy pulled a fast one on us regarding the FOI; I’m also in favor of a complete return of Luisita to their rightful beneficiaries; I am wary of PNoy’s warming up to his uncle Danding. In short, I don’t trust the man fully).

        Now the issues:

        What would be Mr Gordon’s stand on political dynasties? He and his family continue to benefit from a weak anti-dynasty law. Indeed his son’s management is his son’s BUT don’t you think this is indirectly related to political dynasty? So, he’s lost my vote on this one.

        What would be Mr Gordon’s stand on strengthening of Filipino values? Remember that in the early 90s when he was still mayor, a major network thru a respectable investigative journalism show made a research about households in Olongapo and verified that a large percentage of such had at least one sex worker in the family. Mr Gordon was aware of this of course but was still adamant that the loss of the bases would mean the end for the city, which as we can see, did not happen. Lost my vote on this one as well.

        On using the Red Cross: Can’t the Red Cross put out ads without him anywhere on them? And these ads are expensive, mind you. Now, LGUs all over the country contribute to the Red Cross–YEARLY–with money automatically appropriated in their budgets. Hence, my tax money is being spent for the benefit of a traditional politician who is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A CAMPAIGN! If this is not lacking in delicadeza, I don’t know what is.

        So there, just some of the issues that matter to me, where my stand on them as a citizen are diametrically opposed to the principles of this man.

        Lastly, it’s not about a clean IMAGE. Image is the weapon of traditional politicians. Image is what made millions of people fools.

        It’s about a clean track record. And here Mr Gordon fails in my book.

        But that’s just my take on it…as a voter. I respect yours.

      • Herman Near

        But with you copypasting this with pending issues as a result of him trying to get something done… how do you expect them to be of any credence?

  • kilabot

    in fairness to sws,
    it did not deny that it is noykapon’s propaganda machine;
    nor did it deny that it didn’t include ramonang, shell and mindanao as respondents;
    nor did it deny that the survey result was fake.

  • Maldi2

    Let’s vote for Gordon! Yes, the guy with the balls!

  • Herman Near

    I see plenty of yellow zombies out to discredit Gordon over fickle lies, cases that have been closed, and simple twisting.

    These yellow zombies will tell you everything, but makes no sense.

    Gordon is one guy who should be in the senate.

    • Spidekick

      OK as a senatoriable, Sir

      Issues that I’m concerned about as a voter (and mind you Sir I’m not a
      yellow zombie. For one, I despise the fact that PNoy pulled a fast one
      on us regarding the FOI; I’m also in favor of a complete return of
      Luisita to their rightful beneficiaries; I am wary of PNoy’s warming up
      to his uncle Danding. In short, I don’t trust the man fully).

      Now the issues:

      What would be Mr Gordon’s stand on political dynasties? He and his
      family continue to benefit from a weak anti-dynasty law. Indeed his
      son’s management is his son’s BUT don’t you think this is indirectly
      related to political dynasty? So, he’s lost my vote on this one.

      What would be Mr Gordon’s stand on strengthening of Filipino values?
      Remember that in the early 90s when he was still mayor, a major network
      thru a respectable investigative journalism show made a research about
      households in Olongapo and verified that a large percentage of such had
      at least one sex worker in the family. Mr Gordon was aware of this of
      course but was still adamant that the loss of the bases would mean the
      end for the city, which as we can see, did not happen. Lost my vote on
      this one as well.

      On using the Red Cross: Can’t the Red Cross put out ads without him
      anywhere on them? And these ads are expensive, mind you. Now, LGUs all
      over the country contribute to the Red Cross–YEARLY–with money
      automatically appropriated in their budgets. Hence, my tax money is
      being spent for the benefit of a traditional politician who is RIGHT IN
      THE MIDDLE OF A CAMPAIGN! If this is not lacking in delicadeza, I don’t
      know what is.

      So there, just some of the issues that matter to me, where my stand
      on them as a citizen are diametrically opposed to the principles of this
      man.

      Lastly, it’s not about a clean IMAGE. Image is the weapon of
      traditional politicians. Image is what made millions of people fools.

      It’s about a clean track record. And here Mr Gordon fails in my book.

      But that’s just my take on it…as a voter. I respect yours.

      • Herman Near

        I don’t care about issues. If they can do their job in the
        senate, they’re in. So far, Gordon does this well than anyone else.

      • Spidekick

        Oh I see…
        Well I think it would be fair to assume that you would not like to discuss issues as well.
        Sorry if I wasted your time.
        I happen to think that these senators’ jobs are directly related to ISSUES.
        What a shame.

      • Herman Near

        Some may be real, some may be not. Versus what they can do, any person who has issues but CAN deliver the goods to the finish line is preferable. Everybody has problems is issues, can those people do it despite it all?

        That’s what we need.

      • Spidekick

        OK I get your point. Best wishes to your senator then.

  • rinom

    sure loser kasi,,,40 days to go titigil na rin iyan.

  • penoy2012

    Mismo! These surveys are nothing but campaign strategy. Or at least, a business strategy.

  • penoy2012

    Hindi dapat maniwala o magpadala sa survey. Si Poncio Pilato naniwala sa survey, kaya crucifixion ang hatol.

  • Allen Douglas

    Of course that survey is Malacanang’s political propaganda courtesy of its ally, the SWS. Eighty One Percent (81%) are satisfied? Would anyone believe that? Hell, no, who is Carandang fooling….

    • Concur_Dissent

      Don’t speak for the 81%’ers if you belong to the 19%’ers…ok?

  • Rolly257

    Binay, Erap , and Enrile are consistently (or maybe systematically) the beneficiaries of these surveys…makes me wonder the integrity of such polls.

  • Yobhtron

    Ibasura si “Dickhead” Flash Gordon! Tuta ni GMA! Ginagawang gatasan at propaganda machine ang Red Cross!!! BASTA UNA DAPAT IBASURA!!!

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      if not for Red Cross he is just a has-been senator.

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    as pnoy said before. during the presidential campaign period of 2010, makakabili ka ng resulta ng survey sa quiapo

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    results of surveys favoring the team pnoy are coming out every week. iba talaga kung if you’re flooded with money (campaign fund)

  • lapuk

    tama si Gordon……We dont believe in any survey…..either by False Asia or SWS

  • Herman Near

    Remember that people who gets something done encounters resistance. If he has enemies and has this much backlash… think about it… he does something when he’s in the position.

    This is the kind of senator the country needs.

  • Kurt Wulf

    People who are pro system will always defend their man, no matter how incompetent or corrupt he/she is, to the hilt.

    People who are against the system will always similarly find reasons ranging from petty to downright unbelievable to discredit those in power.

    Those who think rationally usually aren’t heard or are ridiculed as being ‘part of the enemy camp.’

    I am not afraid to say I believe in Dick Gordon. I sincerely wish him a seat this coming election.

  • iping2sison

    Di kita iboboto, Mr Gordon. Sa Red Cross ka na lang at tahimik pa ang buhay mo.

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    kung ke abnormal penoy abnoy lang, ke Gordon na ako, wala naman ni isang accomplishment yang penoy bilang tongresswman at senatong di tulad ni Gordon, masyado kasi nauuto sa survey mga taong tanga. Porke laging nasa news, akala magaling na, yun pala propaganda lang para meron name recall kahit nagbibilang lang ng butiki at naglalaro ng playstation

  • Hellomr

    Well that is my own opinion and everyone is entitle to that…I bet if Gordon run independently then he may have a chance …but since he was surrounded by corrupt politicians….UNA unahin muna natin ang ating sariling familia.. Bago ang iba…dahil habang maraming bobong mga botante tayo ay hindi aalisin sa puesto dahil tayo’y binoto ng mga gagong mga botante…..

  • disqusted0fu

    Aquino’s presidency itself is the administration’s propaganda tool. All the catchphrases such as tuwid na daan, kayo and boss ko, and slogans like anti corruption program or whatnot are all being used just for propaganda

  • disqusted0fu

    According to latest reports, there are 25 million people in the PH who consider themselves poor, which is over 25% of the country’s population… which makes it impossible that 81 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with their lives. It’s either Filipinos are really content and satisfied with being poor, or Gordon is simply telling the truth.

  • Guest

    Maraming tumatakbo mga senador na gusto lang magpayaman, hindi tulad ni Jamby Madrigal na gustong bumalik sa Senado apra paglingkuran ang bayan.

    • Guest

      Si Jamby ang magiging kasangga ni PNoy kontra sa corruption. Ibalik natin siya sa Senado!

  • Guest

    Tama lang na sa LP sumama si Jamby Madrigal. Matutulungan niya si PNoy para sa pagsasaayos ng gobyerno na binalahura ni GMA.

  • Guest

    Sabi nga ni Jamby Madrigal there should be a stop for contractualization to completely safeguard the rights and the job security of contractual workers. Ok ba sa inyo yan?

  • jcsantos

    In Gordon’s political history in running for political positions, “legit” polls are almost always against him:
    # (Position) – (Poll ranking), (Actual voting results)
    1. Olongapo mayor – #5 in ranking, WON
    2. Senator – #24 or lower, #8 FINAL

  • Guest

    Bakit ka pipili ng katulad ni Trillanes na nagtatapang-tapangan lang. Kay Jamby na tayo, tunay na matapang at maasahan kontra katiwalian.

  • Guest

    Huwag mo ng piliin ang mga bagito sa pulitika, doon ka sa datihan na sa Senado katulad ni Jamby na subok nang naglilingkod sa bayan.

  • Guest

    Bakit ka susugal sa mga walang kwentang kandidato tulad ni Hontiveros, kay Jamby ka na lang. Subok na matibay, subok na matatag.

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