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PLM statement on Philippine President's 100 days in office (tags)
Failure of Leadership Marks P-Noy’s 100 Days in Office President Noynoy Aquino’s first 100 days in office accentuated the problem we will be facing under the six-year term of the new administration: an incompetent leadership that lacks political will to carry through changes in the government and in society at large.
National Victory? Local Defeats, Political Dynasties Consolidates. (tags)
BANTAY PILIPINAS correspondents and media news broke the sad news that political dynasties and hweteng lords defeated the good guys in the last elections. This while there was wide spread rejoicing over the national victory of the LP. Isabela Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo “Grace” Padaca and Pampanga Gov. Eddie “Among Ed” Panlilio—who both had to contend with politically entrenched families—were among the casualties in the country’s first automated national elections. This is the local level. Questioning her loss to Rep. Faustino Dy III in the gubernatorial race, Padaca on Friday said: “I weep for Isabela … Padaca, a crusader broadcaster was swept to power by the people's mandate.
Panimulang Analisis sa Nakaraang Eleksyon (tags)
Tapos na eleksyon sa Pilipinas at nagsalita na ang taumbayan! Sa lakas ng agos ng sintimyentong anti-GMA ang mga hidhid na alipures ni GMA tulad nina Gonzales,Ermita, Esperon, Devanadera, Bolante, Atienza ay hindi binoto ng masa. Sa Isabela, balik pwesto si Grace Padac na tinalo ni Bodjie Dy ng dinatiyang Dy ng Isabela at si Among Ed ay tinalo ng kilalang hweteng queen ng Pampanga na si Lilia Pineda, kumare ni GMA. Nakakalungkot din na ang mga Marcos ay balik-pwesto dahil sumakay sila sa agos na anti-GMA. Maging si Erap na nag-anti-GMA ay sumegunda pa kay Aquino. Ngunit ang mahigit na limang milyong lamang ni Aquino ay napakahirap ng dayain kahit nang COMELEC. Malayong-malayo sa pagdaya ni GMA kay FPJ noong 2004.
Reform: The Making of a Philippine Presidential Campaign (tags)
There is real possibility for a significant leap in the reform process in the Philippines after the 2010 elections. If, as seems likely at this time, Noynoy Aquino wins the presidency, a number of converging developments could produce the conditions necessary for change. The first is Noynoy himself, who has successfully embodied the political legacy of his mother Cory, and his father Ninoy. This, in turn, has introduced a new dimension of enthusiastic voluntarism to the election campaign. Finally, the people running Noynoy’s campaign constitute the leading core of an enlarged reform constituency.
Mammoth electoral fraud in Philippines elections: Padding and shaving (tags)
Nearly three weeks after election day, there are still no definitive results for the Philippine elections to the Senate and House of Representatives. Counting is still continuing and in a number of provinces it has not even begun. This has nothing to do with inefficiency and everything to do with ballot-rigging. The Philippines is one of the most corrupt ‘democracies’ in the world. During the 2004 presidential election, the victory of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was widely attributed to large-scale fraud. A tape was massively circulated of a conversation between the President and Virgilio Garcillano, head of Comelec, the national election commission. Arroyo was heard addressing him familiarly, ‘Hello Garci’, and the election chief proudly assured her that he would guarantee her a million-vote majority.
Political Fiefdoms Dig In (tags)
A look at the election outcome in some of the political turfs would show whether the geopolitical balance of power has changed without necessarily shaking the infrastructures of political dynasties in those areas. The clan of Macapagal-Arroyo has been in power for 58 years, broken only by the Marcos dictatorship. Even if the clan has spun out its political presence in Camarines Sur and Negros, it has a lot of damage control coming up what with the province of Pampanga - considered Mrs. Arroyo's bailiwick and father Diosdado's birthplace - going to a new governor,