Archive for April, 2010

Erap edges out Villar in number two position in Magdalo poll

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) has edged out Manuel Villar, Jr. of the Nacionalista Party (NP)in the number two position in the May 10 presidential race in a survey conducted by the Magdalo, a group of reformist junior military officers . The survey conducted from April 19 to 24 […]

April 30, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, surveys  224 Comments

Violence marks battle for Abra towns with big IRA

by Artha Kira Paredes VERA Files BANGUED, Abra.—In the afternoon of March 23 this year, 50 heavily armed guards of mayoral candidate Cromwell Luna appeared at the kindergarten graduation of Tineg Central School in Barangay Agsimao in Tineg town. Eyewitnesses said children wailed, old men and women cried, while the rest scampered for cover as […]

April 30, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Peace and Order, Vera Files  6 Comments

Pray that this does not happen to your mother

JJ Domingo, a 20-year old student of international relations, relates in his Facebook wall the harrowing experience of his mother in the hands of people who introduced themselves as members of the Quezon City police. JJ , who is now in Japan with his mother, said he has emailed this narration to the Philippine National […]

April 30, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  39 Comments

It’s Noynoy vs Villar vs Erap; Mar vs Jojo

The latest pre-election survey of Pulse Asia showed former President Estrada of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino tied in second place with Nacionalista Party’s Manuel Villar with 20 percent each. Liberal party’s Benigno Simeon Aquino III surges some more to 39 percent for a 19 point lead over his two closest rivals. In the vice-presidential, it’s […]

April 29, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, surveys  83 Comments

Kasapi ng INC: ‘Hindi oportunista ang INC’

9 pm, May 3, Got this message from a friend who said the other day that INC will endorse Erap-Binay: INC changes mind, goes for Noy-Mar.” Inquirer: Quiboloy endorses Teodoro Got word from a friend yesterday that INC leadership chose Estrada over Aquino. Sumulat sa akin si Generoso Arinuelo tungkol sa aking sinulat noong Martes […]

April 29, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante  98 Comments

Is Aquino preparing for repeat of EDSA One?

Update: Cardinal Rosales: Calls for People Power irresponsible and crazy Aquino Says Philippine Poll Fraud May Trigger Turmoil By Francisco Alcuaz Jr. and Haslinda Amin April 27 (Bloomberg) — Philippine presidential frontrunner Benigno Aquino said only fraud can stop him winning next month’s election and any such attempt would trigger unrest comparable with the protests […]

April 28, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  150 Comments

Local politics: hot spots and confusing alliances

Since March when Vote 2010 was unveiled in VERA Files website, our local partners have been actively sending us stories which give us a picture of the situation in the provinces this election season. In Iloilo, Melvin Purzuelo of Green Forum Western Visayas said there is no clear party lines. It’s halo-halo. His report: “As […]

April 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files, Vote 2010  21 Comments

We will miss you, Neonate.

The April 24, 2010 post in Neonate’s blog, “Winks and Blinks” says: This is Grace, the daughter of neo.nate. My family and I regret to inform you that my father passed away on April 19, 2010. Thank you for taking an interest in his blog and his writings – it was one of the things […]

April 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Media  24 Comments

Mga sigurista at oportunista takbuhan na kay Noynoy

Huwag lang mangisay si Noynoy Aquino (Liberal Party) habang nangangampanya sa naiwang dalawang linggo bago eleksyun, mukhang siya na ang magiging sunod na pangulo ng Pilipinas. Sa pinakahuling survey ng Social Weather Station na kinumisyun ng diyaryong Businessworld, lumaki ang lamang niya kay Manny Villar ng Nacionalista Party. Nakakuha siya ng 38 per cent, si […]

April 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  79 Comments

Noynoy in double digit lead over Villar; Mar firms up lead as Jojo overtakes Loren

Latest (April 16 -19) survey by Social Weather Station commissioned by Businessworld: • Liberal Party’s . Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III gains 38 percent over closest rival, Nacionalista Party’s Manuel Villar,Jr who got 26 percent for a 12-point lead. • Pwersa ng Masa’s Jejomar “Jojo” C. Binay with 25 per cent overtook Nationalist People’s […]

April 26, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, surveys  47 Comments