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Showing posts with label elections. Show all posts

Lacson stands by his record and experience

Sen.  Ping Lacson: The most qualified, the most competent, the most experienced candidate.

Senator Panfilo “Ping” has once again proven he is truly the  corruption-buster “Mr. Clean” he is touted to be. In recent articles, the  presidential candidate known for his strong anti-corruption stance, was recently vindicated for previous crimes he was unjustly accused of during the Arroyo administration. No less than  former President Sen. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her recently launched memoir entitled “Deus Ex Machina,” admitted that the accusations against Sen Lacson were fake.   

“The information that was made public could not be substantiated,” GMA wrote in her memoir.  

Years later, Marquez recanted accusations against Sen Lacson and apologized.  Corpus also issued a publicly televised apology to Lacson for falsely accusing the senator.   

Lacson to reduce poverty through education

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson plans to solve the country’s serious poverty problem by providing more people the opportunity to get an education.

In his latest video, the presidential aspirant, who has battled government corruption throughout his career in public service, points out that many young people are forced to drop out of school because of the need to help their families and because being in school is  proving to be a heavy financial burden. Thus, they remain mired in poverty because without a good education their prospects are limited so they often have to settle for jobs that do not pay much.

This is Where We Currently Stand in Voter Registration—and How Far We Have to Go

Vote Pilipinas, the official voter information registration campaign of the Commission on Elections, holds the first of three Town Halls calling more people to register to vote.

With three months left until the deadline of voter registration, where do we stand in terms of the number of registered voters? There are now 60 million registered voters and 4.3 million new voters who will place their ballots in the 2022 Local and National Elections, according to the Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) Director James Jimenez. COMELEC projects that the number of registered voters will be at 62 million in time for elections next year. This data was released and presented during the Magparehistro Ka! virtual town hall organized by non-profit and non-partisan campaign Vote Pilipinas. The virtual event held over Zoom on July 8, 2021 featured a line-up of speakers including Jimenez,  who talked about the current state of voter registration in the Philippines and the collective action Filipinos must take to close the gap before registration closes in September 2021.

DFA reminds overseas Filipinos to register now as overseas voters for 2022 Philippine National Elections

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through its foreign service posts and media partners, reminds all Filipino citizens overseas to register now as overseas voters for the 2022 Philippine National Elections.

What you need to register:

An accomplished and signed application form (check the website of your local Philippine Embassy or Consulate General);
  • A valid Philippine Passport;
  • If you don't have a valid passport, submit your NSO birth certificate and a valid Green Card (original and photocopy for both);
  • If you are a Seafarer: a photocopy of your Seaman’s Book or any other document that will prove that you are a seafarer should also be submitted in addition to “1” and “2” above; and,
  • If you are a Dual Citizen: please submit your Dual Citizenship certificate (original and photocopy) in addition to “1” and “2” above.

Enrile Is Happy When You're Happy

It’s surprising that Juan Ponce Enrile wants to run for Senator despite his age of 95. Usually many would retire at age 60 but JPE has gone beyond that and is now the oldest living senator of the country. 

But why he does not want to retire?

Let's Take A Tour San Juan City With Mayor Guia

Last time we had our lunch with Mayor Guia Gomez, she wanted to take us on a tour of the city of San Juan where she will proudly show how the city has grown. Yesterday we were able to take a tour of the city the Estradas and Ejercitos built along with its rich history especially its role in the Philippine Revolution.

San Juan City maybe the smallest city in Metro Manila but it holds important places in Philippine history which has shaped the course of country in many ways. Known as the small town of San Juan Del Monte, the rolling hills of this town provided a strategic point and geographical center of national capital region.

Anti-Catfish Law And Free Public Wifi Pushed By FICTAP Partylist

First nominee, Estrellita “Neng” Juliano-Tamano
Who does not want free wifi? But in the first place it is very rare to have that in public spaces like parks, libraries, schools and public offices. There is also the issue of poor internet speeds that affects productivity and quality.

These are some of the concerns that FICTAP partylist (Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Association of the Philippineswants to author if given a seat in congress. The partylist was formed by cable TV operators of the Philippines who actively lobbied for policies for cable regulation which took them years since they depend on supporter legislators. They hope to push for laws related to telecomunication, internet, and cellular consumer rights at a faster pace if elected. With a wide network of operators from urban and rural areas, they saw the opportunity to present laws that will lead to their vision of “Bawat Pilipino, konektado” (Every Filipino is connected).

Angkas Gets Support From Senate Aspirants During The Safety Fiesta

With the annual Angkas Safety Fiesta bringing existing and new riders into the network, it was a great opportunity for all to voice out the concerns of the app-based ride-hailing service that has been pushing for legislative support to make their operations completely legitimate and uphold rider and passenger rights and safety.

Held at the Vertis North grounds, it is the perfect venue where riders from all over the metro and also nearby provinces to converge for the gathering that works as a place for entertainment, knowledge, and even support from senatorial candidates.

LGBTQ Community Finds Ally With ACTS-OFW

Despite the modern age of progress and acceptance, there is still a long way to go in terms of the rights of the LGBTQ people and communities.  The Anti-Discrimination Bill SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Equality Bill is still waiting to be passed by congress. There is a need for it to be passed quickly due to the limited number of days needed to complete the process.

With legislation a very important part of building laws and legislative intervention for the progress of the Filipino society. The role of both houses is to pass these laws but without support from individual congressmen and senators, these key bills would not be passed and implemented.

Overseas Filipinos voting to commence on April 13

Overseas Filipinos will be given one month to cast their votes for the 2019 mid-term election, which will start on April 13 until May 13 at 5:00 p.m. (Manila time)

The overseas Filipinos are now counting days before the start of the overseas voting for the 2019 mid-term election, which will start on April 13 and will last until May 13 at 6:00 p.m. (Philippine time).

According to the data provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS), there are more than 1.8M registered voters overseas with the majority coming from the Middle East.

The 2016 election marked a milestone for the overseas voting in terms of voter turnout as it tripled the total number of turnouts for the 2013 and 2010 elections, while it doubled the turnout for the 2004 election.

Sara Duterte Wears Shirt In Support For JV Ejercito

The Philippine midterm elections is getting closer everyday and the candidates are now taking the game seriously with gathering the support they can get. Currently the Hugpong ng Pagbabago Party (HNP) led by Sara Duterte is actively participating in campaign rallies that goes around the country. One particular campagin stop was the vote rich province of Cebu.

The province has been pivotal in many elections as it can bring up millions of votes from the Visayan capital. Despite having a little struggle with coughing on stage, Sara Duterte continues on her speech to introduce the candidates.

Sen. JV Ejercito Is More Than Mr. Healthcare

They say that a Senator's pride is in the laws he has authored, and for reelection candidate JV Ejercito it is the universal health care (UHC) law or Republic Act No 11223 is what he banners as its principal author. With this law, it aims to provide quality healthcare for all Filipinos with structure and system that will benefit everyone especially those below the poverty line.

But this is not only the bill the JV has done in the senate. He has also authored bills that reformed local housing, economic affairs, and educational system.  Currently he is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs and the Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement and Committee On Health And Demography.

Senatoriable Angelo De Alban Steps Forward

There are new aspirants for the seats in the Senate this coming 2019 midterm elections, and lawyer and educator Angelo De Alban comes forward to take that chance to push reforms and make necessary action that favors the simple folk like him.

His name is not the usual name we usually hear in politics, at age 37, he is one of the youngest senatorial nominee that filed their certificate of candidacy. But there are some people who considers him as a nuisance candidate on the grounds that "he is just a lawyer and teacher." He quickly answered these allegations with a formal response to COMELEC (Commission of Elections), to show his capacity to run answering all points of the argument to show proof of his capacity as a candidate.

Listen: Relax Tayo playlist on Spotify

Are you having a hard time deciding on who you should be voting for during this year’s Presidential elections?

Let Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, be your companion this May 9! In the midst of all the frenzy, tune in to the Relax Tayo on Spotify.

Stay calm and cast your vote conscientiously! The Relax Tayo playlist includes well-loved OPM song from late 90s, Cool Ka Lang by Prettier Than Pink, the ever popular Tadhana by Up Dharma Down and Ready Ka Na Ba? by Kito Romualdez.

Blah Blah Blogs: My 2016 Vote Goes To...

As election is near, I would like to voice out my personal choices for the upcoming elections. And it was a very toxic campaign season for all of us. From all of the news, debates, sorties, and interviews of the candidates, the choice was not an easy task for me, as well as others who was affected by the propaganda, jingles, and all things related to the elections.

But finally after giving much thought and discernment, I finally came up with my final decision for both president and vice president. At first I had three choices for president, Santiago, Duterte, and Poe. With the debates I have watched, I was able to justify their importance as a leader. All of them have good traits that I am looking for, but there is also issues that also needs to be addressed.

#RoRo2016 Gets Support From Stars

Back in 2010, one of the machinery which led to the victory of Noynoy Aquino is the support from a lot of celebrities from different backgrounds. Now with another Presidential elections happening in a few days, the Liberal Party campaigns Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo to be the tandem to beat this elections.

A gathering of stars again showed support for Mar-Leni at MESA restaurant along T. Morato Ave. cor. Sct. Fernandez, Q.C. dubbed “Artists for Mar”.

Conceptualized as a fitting show of support from the stars, the thanksgiving press conference was also attended in full force by the various TV networks as well as editors, columnists and writers from the entertainment media.

DepEd Statement on the newly signed Election Service Reform Act

The Department of Education (DepEd) welcomes the newly signed Election Service Reform Act, which makes election duties voluntary for public school teachers. We always welcome legislation that promote and uphold the rights and safety of our teachers. We are confident that our public school teachers will always be ready to help and serve our countrymen. 

#TeamSanJuan Announces Candidates for 2016

Current San Juan City Vice Mayor Francis Zamora recently made a monumental announcement with his candidacy for the mayoral position. He even brought the entire line up that is composed of candidates for councilor, vice-mayor, mayor and congressman seats. His announcement would defy the influential Estrada family which has taken hold of the city/town for decades, and they had also announced their own line up. Together they call themselves Team San Juan, which has a battlecry of "San Juan Malaya" (Free San Juan), a bold statement for their campaign.

GMA Network allots P91 million for Eleksyon 2013

Leading television station GMA Network allots P91 million for its coverage of this year’s mid-term elections. 

Entitled Eleksyon 2013, GMA’s special coverage is set to run a full 28 hours from 4:30am on election day until the morning after. GMA’s news teams will be reporting from a total of 47 strategically selected live remote points throughout Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao including the GMA originating regional stations Cebu, Davao, Dagupan, Ilocos, Naga, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and satellite stations Bacolod and General Santos.

Support Your Senatoriables with #7Election at 7-Eleven

Elections may happen once every three years which makes it monumental at the same time changes the course of history. With a lot of people vying for positions in the government, it would be best that the people make wise decisions in choosing the right candidate for the job.

With surveys showing standings of candidates, results varies but it would also let you think what the majority would go for. Surveys are OK for me, but it also serves as a challenge for other candidates that their campaign may not be enough to convince people to vote for them. I know that there are a lot of candidates worthy of the position especially in the senate. And most of them were not even unheard throughout the campaign period.

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