Archive for the ‘2016 elections’ Category

LP SOCE case being eyed for oust-Leni operation?

Amid the many items in media not favorable to Vice President Leni Robredo- LeniLeaks, banned from cabinet meetings, dis-invited by Malacanang in New Year vin d’honneur, drop in satisfaction ratings – another one came up the other day. We were told that the Supreme Court is expected very soon to release its decision on the […]

January 13, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016, Supreme Court  6 Comments

Comelec probes Duterte’s campaign finance

By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL, VERA Files The Commission on Elections Campaign Finance Office (CFO) has started looking into campaign finance records of President Rodrigo Duterte after it found that he had not declared Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as a campaign donor in his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE). In a speech on Oct. […]

October 26, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  9 Comments

Questions remain about some senator winners in May election

When 17th Congress opens on July 25, the Senate will have a new set of 12 legislators -winners of the senatorial race in the recent May 9 elections. Not all are new faces in the Senate because there were re-electionists like Franklin Drilon, Tito Sotto, and Ralph Recto. There were also the balik-Senado, former senators […]

July 20, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  8 Comments

The President wears the PH flag

When outgoing president Benigno Aquino III and incoming president Rodrigo Duterte met yesterday for the traditional turnover of the reins of the government, the big difference between the two was very much noticeable by the small item they each wore on their left chest. Aquino was wearing his yellow ribbon pin, which to many, symbolized […]

June 30, 2016   Posted in: 2016 elections  10 Comments

Waiting for Duterte’s metamorphosis

Tomorrow, June 30, President Benigno Aquino III steps down as the 15th president of the Philippines and Rodrigo R. Duterte becomes the 16th president of the Philippines. From now on, every pronouncement of Duterte will be official. If he curses, every putang ina will have the stamp of the presidency. A source who was present […]

June 28, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Governance  9 Comments

Why doesn’t Roxas just pay fine for SOCE non-filing?

Would it be a less stressful option for Mar Roxas, Liberal Party presidential candidate in the May 9, 2016 presidential election not to file at all a Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE)? He didn’t win anyway so there’s no position that he would be prevented from assuming because he does not have the Certificate […]

June 20, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  12 Comments

Panelo wants to be ambassador to London?

We are going to miss Atty. Salvador Panelo as presidential spokesperson. Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte has a new spokesperson in the person for Ernie Abella, a former pastor. In the announcement of Peter Laviña, spokesman for the Duterte transition team, of the latest cabinet appointments in his Facebook page, he did not say whether Panelo […]

June 14, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Governance, Media  7 Comments

Duterte spokesmen’s damage control statements add insult to injury

To control the damage wrought by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s verbal assault on media during his press conference Tuesday justifying the extra-judicial killing of journalists, Peter Laviña, spokesman for Duterte’s transition team said media, his principal’s remarks were “taken out of context, misinterpreted, and misunderstood.” That is adding insult to injury. That is like saying media […]

June 3, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Media  11 Comments

Cayetano’s Leni remark shows he is not “in” in Duterte’s power group

After Congress, acting as National Board of Canvassers, declared last Friday Rodrigo Duterte of PDP-Laban as winner in the presidential contest and Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party for the vice-presidential race in the May 9 elections, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte’s running mate, told media that a cabinet position awaits Robredo. “Mayor Duterte is […]

June 1, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016  One Comment

The President’s live presscon is not under MTRCB’s jurisdiction

Putanginas are staple in incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s language. His supporters love it. Mas malutong ang mura, mas malakas ang palakpak. Those were in rallies during the campaign. If parents brought along their children to those events, that was their sole responsibility to expose their children to those kind of gutter language. In new reports […]

May 30, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  3 Comments