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

Erap endorsement expected to get Mindanao for Poe

It was almost midnight when Sen. Grace Poe made it to retired Col. Ariel Querubin’s birthday at the Clubhouse at Camp Aguinaldo last Monday. But she looked happy and energized. She told the remaining few guests that she came from the proclamation rally of former President Joseph Estrada, who is running for re-election as Manila […]

March 30, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Elections 2016  7 Comments

Binay biggest gainer in ‘destroy Grace Poe’ crusade

The “Eliminate Grace Poe” from the presidential race crusade has benefitted Vice President Jejomar Binay who has regained the lead in the latest survey of candidates for president in the 2016 elections by the Social Weather Stations. Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas, whose allies in the Commission on Election delivered the strongest blow against […]

January 18, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, surveys  4 Comments

It still won’t be Roxas even if Comelec eliminates Poe

If Pres. Aquino believes the strategy that if Mar Roxas’ lawyers in Comelec succeeds in eliminating Grace Poe from the presidential race, the presidency would be an easy clinch for his anointed, he is dreaming. If the fight is three-way – Rodrigo Duterte, Jojo Binay and Roxas, Duterte will win. If it’s between Binay and […]

December 18, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, surveys  29 Comments

When Duterte took on Pope Francis

Living up to his macho image of a crime buster that discriminates no one, in Tagalog, “walang sinasanto,” Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took on the well-loved Pope Francis whose arrival in the Philippines last January caused him to be stuck in traffic he had to pee in his car. Last Monday at his declaration […]

December 1, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  51 Comments

The latest from Duterte

The May 2016 elections is now more fun with the entry of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the race. Last Monday, Duterte, after months of flip flopping – even writing an open letter last Oct. 12 saying, “The country does not need me” – he declared last weekend in a birthday party in Cavite, […]

November 25, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  20 Comments

Marcos biggest gainer after COC filing, Poe widens lead

Updated Oct. 24,2015 Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. is the biggest gainer among those who filed their certificates of candidacy last week, placing second in the vice-presidential race that has always been dominated by Chiz Escudero, running mate of presidential candidate Grace Poe, results of the survey conducted by the Magdalo group four days after the […]

October 22, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  3 Comments

A good list to choose from for next batch of senators

Filipinos just love elections. A total of 130 have filed certificates of candidacy for president in the May 2016 elections and 19 for vice president. There are 172 who are vying for the 12 slots in the Senate. The five reelectionist senators – Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto, Teofisto Guingona III, Sergio Osmeña III, Vicente Sotto […]

October 19, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Politics  4 Comments

Concerns of everyday Filipinojs

The findings of Pulse Asia’s survey on most urgent national concerns should be of interest to candidates in the 2016 elections. Last month, Pulse Asia listed several national issues and asked 2,400 respondents nationwide to name three that the Aquino administration should act on. They were also told to include other concerns that were not […]

October 9, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  8 Comments

The worst is yet to come for Binay

Pulse Asia’s latest poll on approval and trust ratings of top government officials showed Vice President Jejomar Binay suffering a huge minus 15 drop in performance and minus 18 in trust in the span of three months. Approval of President Aquino’s performance remained the same at 54 percent in June 2015 and during last month’s […]

October 2, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Elections 2016  18 Comments