Last Inquirer forum pits antidynasty pols, scions


Former Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri of United Nationalist Alliance is the latest to sign up for the 3rd Inquirer Senate Forum in Cebu on Friday, which will center on the issue of political dynasties.

He will join other candidates with relatives in government office: Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, whose father is outgoing Sen. Edgardo Angara, and Bro. Eddie Villanueva, whose son Joel, a former congressman, is chief of the Technical Education and Skills Development Agency. Grace Poe, like Angara one of the new faces of the Team PNoy coalition, is the daughter of the late presidential candidate and movie star Fernando Poe Jr.

Other candidates are Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Teddy Casiño, Ang Kapatiran candidates Rizalito David and Ricardo Penson, and lawyer Samson Alcantara. All four are strongly against political dynasties.

With the participation of Zubiri, the son of Bukidnon Gov. Juan Zubiri Jr. and the younger brother of Bukidnon Rep. Juan Zubiri III, the number of candidates taking part in the Inquirer Senate Forum series reaches 23, about two-thirds of the 33 official candidates allowed to run by the Commission on Elections.

The third and last Inquirer forum, cosponsored by the Bosconian International Chamber of Commerce and Waterfront Cebu City, will start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the Cebu Cultural Center. It is open to the public and the media.

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    • etomacq

      Hindi lang mga Binay ang duhapang sa kapangyarihan… isama mo ang magtyuhin na Noynoy at Bam Aquino.2 Cayetano sa Senado. Jinggoy at JV Ejercito. Mr. and Mrs. Villar. Father and Son Enrile. lahat sila mga magkakamag anak na ganid sa kapangyarihan

      Wag ka bias.

    • magiting78

      Pag cla tyak ang Pilipinas ang Binay-bayo ng problema at corruption

  • Oscar Diaz

    End political dynasty! Vote for #1 ATTY. SAMSON ALCANTARA!

  • buttones

    “..allowed to run by the Commission on Elections” .Yes indeed, not many can get through Captain Brilliant’s criteria….name, wealth, acting ability, criminal record, “How many family members now in politics? Only four? FOUR?- sorry you need at least eight- kindly leave the office……” – “Next please!”

    In walks Nancy, the Captain rises from his seat blushing- “Nancy my
    dear!” exclaims the Captain, “How delightful to see you, how’s the family and yer
    dad? OK? That’s nice, super, would you like some iced tea? Kris dropped of a
    carton a while ago.” – “No? a box of ceramic tiles maybe? Well never mind, just sign here and you can beon your way…lovely dress by the way, did you make it yourself?” Exit Nancy,
    well on her way to the Senate …..

  • Hellomr

    Kapag Hinayaan mo silang maging president Tataas din ang kanilang mga net worth imagine from mayor at naging millionaryo at kung maging presidente pa lalo mas malaki…

  • Lucio V. Liwanag

    Why not invite Nancy Binay to the debate so we can test her sanity and maybe her knowledge on whats going with our country, Being a senator means a lawmaker and not being an assistant to her father,mother and for Christ sake , show us if you have anything at all in your coconut, we are not bullying you but simply wanting to know how you will handle yourself as a senator because with the way things are going on you are a sure winner.

  • patrickinca

    From house wife to president – cory
    From admin assistant to senator – nancy binay
    From Congressman to Jail in HK and back in becoming a congressman – Ronald Singson
    Rapist pedophile in Prison but still became a governor – jalosjos
    Boxer to congressman – Pacquiao
    No problem is getting a sit in government – Movie stars!

    Only in the Philippines!!

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