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Philippine Senatoriable 2013 Social Media Ranking

Social media has earned a prominent seat at the table with the large media companies of the world and has birthed an entirely new way to cover the world of politics. As we approach the 2013 Philippine Election, political chatter will continue to snowball and generate enormous heaps of data. Data can drastically impact how [...]

September 29, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 2

Comelec allocates council, board seats for new districts in Palawan, Quezon City, Bacoor City, and North Cotabato

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued resolutions allocating seats for Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan in Palawan, Quezon City, Bacoor City, and North Cotabato. The resolutions are in line with laws on the “districting” of these localities. Under Resolution No. 9524, the Comelec said Palawan was reapportioned into three legislative districts [...]

September 29, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Gatchalian to replace Garcia in UNA senatorial ticket

MANILA, Philippines – Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian will likely be replacing Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia in the senatorial lineup of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) after she reportedly decided to run for Congress instead of the Senate in the May 2013 elections. “I do not want to speculate, I do not have any authority to [...]

September 22, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Reelectionist Trillanes may lose LP Senate slot

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV may have committed political suicide by picking a fight with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. Former President Joseph Estrada, a close friend of Enrile and his fellow leader in the United Nationalist Alliance, practically predicted Trillanes’ downfall in next year’s elections. “[It looks like he’s [...]

September 22, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Joel Villanueva exclusion from Liberal Party for 2013 senatorial election

MANILA, Philippines – TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva seems to be among the last to know about his possible exclusion from the administration senatorial slate in the May 2013 midterm elections. Asked about reports that he is being dropped from the Liberal Party slate, Villanueva said in a text message, “Still waiting for that meeting [...]

September 18, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Reelectionists Senator top in 2013 Senate Election by Pulse Asia

If elections were held between August and September, 15 out of 36 possible candidates, most of them incumbent officials, have “statistical chance” of winning the senatorial race, Pulse Asia says Monday. Citing a national survey conducted from August 31 to September 7, Pulse Asia showed that reelectionist senators and first-time senatorial bets running under the [...]

September 18, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Teddy Casiño confirms to run for Senate

MANILA — Leftist groups have officially proclaimed Bayan Muna party-list Representative Teddy Casiño as its lone candidate for the 2013 midterm elections. In its 2nd national convention, the Makabayan Coalition vowed to spearhead a progressive and alternative campaign on issues and platforms. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, former Las Piñas City Representative Cynthia Villar, House Speaker [...]

September 18, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Grace Poe on United Nationalist Alliance

MANILA, Philippines – The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) also wants Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Chairman Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares in its senatorial slate. In fact, her name now completes UNA’s line-up for the 2013 senatorial elections, together with that of re-electionist Francis “Chiz” Escudero. This was announced on Monday morning by Senate [...]

September 18, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Legarda leads senatoriables in Pulse Asia survey

MANILA, Philippines—If the 2013 midterm elections were held in the first week of September, Senator Loren Legarda would have emerged as the top choice for the Senate based on the results of a nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia Inc. The survey showed that 67.3 percent of Filipino adults would have voted for Legarda if [...]

September 17, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Loren Legarda is now with United Nationalist Alliance

MANILA, Philippines – United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) secretary general and Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco reiterated Senator Loren Legarda will run under the coalition. Tiangco said, however, that she will become a “common” candidate if the administration Liberal Party decides to include her in its ticket as well. Legarda, the leading senatorial candidate in pre-election surveys, [...]

September 17, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Garcia cites support of Pampanga execs to Senate candidacy

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said officials of Pampanga will support her senatorial bid in 2013. Governor Garcia said she had a luncheon meeting with Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan, who was with the city’s barangay captains and councilors when she visited there last Sunday. “I went to Pampanga on the invitation of the officials of [...]

September 16, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Gwen to consider clamor of mayors to stay in Cebu

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said she is “considering” the clamor of some mayors for her to give up her Senate bid and run for elective office in Cebu. “Since I started as governor, you know that I was always with the towns. The mayors have been my partners in our efforts in pushing for Cebu’s [...]

September 16, 2012 Marianne-Castro 2013 Philippine Election 0

Elections 2013 Where have all the good leaders gone?

Less than three weeks away and many of our political leaders and aspiring candidates will be filing their respective certificates of candidacies for the upcoming 2013 national and local elections. As in any democratic country such as ours, each one of us is given the unique chance and privilege to choose whom we want to [...]

September 16, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Liberal Party stalwart Tomas Osmeña more likely to win party nod

At least one senior member of the Liberal Party (LP) confirmed that Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district will be endorsed as the mayoralty bet next year. “For the official LP candidate in Cebu City, of course I’ll endorse ‘Tommy’. I think that’s the LP opinion but I’ll still consult with the others. [...]

September 16, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Mayors say Gwen can’t afford delay; LP unfazed, stages show of force

While Cebu mayors urged Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to decide on a run for congress in the 3rd district, the rival Liberal Party-Cebu chapter yesterday remained confident it can meet her head-on. “We are ready to face anyone in any district, in any towns,” said Cebu-LP chairman Hilario Davide III  after a mass oath-taking of LP [...]

September 16, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Comelec to bar midnight filing of COCs

THERE won’t be any midnight filing of candidacies for next year’s elections, said the Cebu City office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) last Thursday. Cebu City north district election officer Marchel Sarno said a new resolution from their central office fixed the schedule of the filing of certificates during office hours from 8 a.m [...]

September 16, 2012 Marianne-Castro Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Senator Angara proposes online voting for overseas Filipinos

Thursday, August 16, 2012 MANILA — Less than a year before the May 2013 elections, Senator Edgardo Angara proposed an online voting system for Filipinos working and living abroad to make the absentee voting process more convenient and effective. Around P200 million was allotted for the assistance to overseas workers this year, but Angara noted [...]

August 17, 2012 admin Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Senatorial Election 2013 – Pimentel to run as Liberal Party’s guest candidate

MANILA — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III will be joining the senatorial ticket of the Liberal Party in next year’s elections. Pimentel confirmed this Thursday in an interview with reporters following his “brief talk” with President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang. “I have accepted the President’s invitation to join and be part of his senatorial [...]

August 17, 2012 admin Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Davao City Election 2013 – PWDs urged to vote this

More than a hundred differently-abled persons came to participate in a forum that sought to educate and urge them to exercise their rights to vote. Initiated by The Asia Foundation and supported by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the event was held at the Bishop Ulama Conference Hall of the Karpentrade Building located [...]

August 17, 2012 admin Region 11 0

Bacolod Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Party should stick to usual selection process

Bacolod Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez  Party should stick to usual selection process Wednesday, August 15, 2012 VICE Governor Genaro Alvarez said he hopes the United Negros Alliance (UNA) will observe the usual selection process for its bets for governor and vice governor of the province. Under the party’s selection process, the incumbent governor, vice governor [...]

August 15, 2012 admin Negros Oriental 0

Cebu Election 2013 – Annabelle Rama for 1st District Representative

Annabelle Rama to register as voter in Cebu City, eyes north congressional seat to help mayor Talent manager Annabelle Rama announced Friday her intention to run as representative of Cebu City’s north district in Congress next year. She said in a Twitter message she was eyeing the congressional post, contrary to earlier reports she might [...]

August 12, 2012 admin Cebu 0

Palace to study Cha-cha proposals

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino, who has made known his opposition to Charter change under any mode, is taking a second look at the proposal of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to amend the Constitution. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the economic and legal clusters of the Cabinet are set [...]

August 8, 2012 admin Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Senate approves 7 more courts in Cebu

Sun Star – Tue, Aug 7, 2012 A BILL creating seven more trial courts in Cebu was approved by the Senate on Monday, over a year after the House of Representatives gave nod to the same measure. Of the seven courts, one branch will be located in Naga City while another will be created in Carcar City. [...]

August 8, 2012 admin Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Sandiganbayan excuses Arroyo in pre-trial

Sandiganbayan excuses Arroyo in pre-trial ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan excused former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from her pre-trial in connection with the plunder case involving the botched NBN-ZTE deal. The justices of the anti-graft court apparently took pity on Arroyo, who had to attend Monday morning’s pre-trial hearing against the wishes of her [...]

August 7, 2012 admin Philippine Election 2013 News 0

Koko joining LP coalition

Koko joining LP coalition By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III will join the coalition of the administration Liberal Party (LP) after leaving the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada, according to sources. Pimentel, according to two reliable sources, had [...]

August 6, 2012 admin Philippine Election 2013 News 0