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Mother Lily, Trillanes at Magdalo

Nakakatuwa si Mother Lily Monteverde sa kanyang “thank you lunch” noong Biyernes para kay Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV at sa Magdalo partylist at ang kanilang dalawang nominees na magiging miyembro na ng Kongreso: dating Marine Capt. Gary Alejano at Air Force Lieutenant Francisco Ashley Acedillo. Si Trillanes kasi ang isa sa ilang kandidato para senador […]

May 26, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Magdalo  124 Comments

Aquino’s LP increases hold on House of Representatives

By YvonneT.Chua,VERA Files President Benigno Aquino III has further strengthened his lock on the House of Representatives with 108 members of the Liberal Party likely to make it to the 16th Congress, official and unofficial counts of Monday’s midterm elections show. The figure is a big leap from the 92 Liberals who make up two-fifths […]

May 17, 2013   Posted in: 2013 elections, Vera Files  3 Comments

Amazing Grace

The great thing about last Monday’s election is that, Grace Poe topped the senatorial elections. It must be ego-shattering for the three re-electionists – Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero, and Alan Cayetano –whose desire for the number one slot is not a secret to the public. Other pluses about Monday’s polls are the re-election of Antonio […]

May 14, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: 2013 elections  329 Comments

Making PWD votes count

Lawyer Harry Roque tried last Wednesday to withdraw P100,000 to pay the tuition fees of his children and was told that he couldn’t because of the stupid Comelec Resolution 9688 which prohibits “the withdrawal of cash, encashment of checks and conversion of any monetary instrument into cash from May 8 to 13, 2013 exceeeding P100,000 […]

May 9, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Election 2013, Malaya  263 Comments

How much pull is an INC endorsement?

Iglesia ni Cristo’s list of senatorial candidates to be endorsed is interesting and intriguing. Crossing party lines, INC’s list includes seven from Team PNoy (Sonny Angara,Bam Aquino,Alan Peter Cayetano,Grace Poe,Loren Legarda,Antonio Trillanes, and Cynthia Villar) and five from United Nationalist Alliance (JV Ejercito,Richard Gordon,Nancy Binay,Gringo Honasan and Jack Enrile). An INC member said the day […]

May 7, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Religion  306 Comments


Spin, in media lingo, is using information to support a particular bias or slant. It’s not exactly false but some aspects of the truth may have been glossed over. As the campaign for the 2013 elections heats up, spin doctors are becoming more creative that sometimes, I get startled by what I hear and read.

May 3, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Malaya, Media, surveys  25 Comments

Crunch time

With two more weeks to go before Election Day, candidates are moving heaven and earth to get that much coveted post. Expect more black propaganda, vote buying, junkings and soul-selling. Senatorial candidates would be dealing individually with local politicians. The declaration of Albay Gov. Joey Salceda, head of the Liberal Party in Bicol, that he […]

May 1, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Malaya  322 Comments

Getting to know Trillanes at Bulong-Pulungan

Bulong-Pulungan sa Sofitel yesterday was a getting-to-know Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV with journalists asking questions not often asked of the young senator who shot into the limelight in July 2003 when he and some 300 junior officers and soldiers made a stand against Gloria Arroyo in Oakwood Hotel in Makati. Manila Bulletin’s Deedee Siytangco asked […]

April 23, 2013   Posted in: 2013 elections, Malaya  7 Comments

Made for TV campaign rallies

Election campaign is non-stop, all-season in the Philippines. But officially, for the May election, it starts tomorrow, Feb. 12. For the opening salvo, the administration’s Team PNoy will have its proclamation rally at the Plaza Miranda while the United Nationalist Alliance will have theirs in Cebu. Although campaign rallies have lessened their importance as a […]

February 10, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: 2013 elections, Malaya  19 Comments

Gun ban should go with crime prevention

By Ace Esmeralda, VERA Files The election period in the Philippines began Sunday and signalled the start of a nationwide total gun ban expected to minimize election-related offenses, particularly gun-related violence among political groups and clans. For many, the gun ban brings some relief, especially since the country enters this period with heightened fear of […]

January 14, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2013 elections, Peace and Order, Vera Files  13 Comments