The Liberal Party Slate

PRO-REFORM FORCES TO WIN THIS TIME — LIBERAL PARTY

With reforms and good governance as its campaign battle cry, the ranks of the Liberal Party have grown stronger at the ground level as thousands of new members joined the party and making it the dominant minority party to battle the old behemoth of traditionalist political parties that seek to preserve the corrupt, old system of political patronage and transactional politics in the 2010 national elections, party officials claimed today.

The LP is fielding the formidable presidential and vice presidential tandem of Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, a complete “Peoples’ Reform” senatorial ticket and a strong local line-up in the 2010 elections.

Aquino and Roxas have been leading in all presidential and vice presidential surveys conducted by reputable polling firms, leading their rivals by wide margins and reflecting the people’s pulse for serious improvements in government policies and direction and their aspiration for a better Philippines.

Roxas, the President of the Liberal Party, said the people’s thirst for change has made the LP a shining beacon in the midst of the seeming hopelessness that many Filipinos are feeling because of the corruption that has gnawed at the principles of honesty and decency that government was expected to emulate.

Pagod na ang lahat sa bulok na sistema ng ating gobyerno. Uhaw sa pagbabago ang ating mga kababayan. Sandali na lang at makakamit na nating lahat ang ating pangarap ng isang bagong Pilipinas (Everyone’s tired of the rotten government we have. Our people thirst for change. I can say it won’t be long before will realize our dream of a better Philippines),” he said.

The Liberals’ “Peoples’ Reform” senatorial slate  is comprised of former Senate President Franklin Drilon, Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon, Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto “TG” Guingona, former Bukidnon Rep. Nereus ‘Neric” Acosta, Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chief Ralph Recto, Sonia Roco of Aksyon Demokratiko, former Sen. Sergio Osmeña, detained Brig. Gen. Danny Lim, lawyer Alex Lacson, Dr. Martin Bautista and women’s right advocate Yasmin Busran Lao.

Lacson is a lawyer who finished law at the U.P. College of Law in Diliman, and took post- graduate studies at Harvard Law School. He also studied at the Philippine Military Academy for three years. He is the author of the bestselling “12 Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.”

Bautista is a member of the “Ang Kapatiran” (Alliance for the Common Good) political party. He is a gastro-enterologist, married to a pulmonologist. He ran under a platform of change during the 2007 senatorial elections but lost due to financial and logistics support.

On the other hand, Yasmin Busran Lao is a peace and civil society advocate who seeks gender justice for Muslim women by founding the only institutional Muslim women NGO in the country, the Al-Mujadillah Development Foundation (AMDF). The US government conferred on Lao the Ninoy Aquino Public Service Award for her work in uplifting the plight of the marginalized.

The complete senatorial slate will be complemented by service-oriented and trustworthy local executives, who are committed to Aquino’s and Roxas’ platform of reforms and good governance. The party leadership has recently sworn in hundreds of new Liberals following an exodus of members from other political parties, defections which have boosted the party’s local base support and strengthened its foothold on the countryside.

Among the Liberal Party’s local candidates are: Victor Agbayani (for Pangasinan governor), Nani Braganza (Alaminos City, mayor), Grace Padaca (Isabela, governor), Josefina dela Cruz (Bulacan, governor), Joselito Andrew Mendoza (3District, Bulacan), Ed Panlilio (Pampanga , governor), Adonis Simpao (2D, Pampanga), Oscar Rodriguez (San Fernando City, Pampanga mayor), Genaro Mendoza (2D Tarlac), Marco Manuel Mendoza (Tarlac City, mayor).

James Gordon Jr. (Olongapo City, mayor), Rosa Vilma Santos-Recto (Batangas, governor), Joseph Emilio Abaya (1D, Cavite), Plaridel Abaya (2D, Cavite), Erineo “Ayong” Malicsi (3D, Cavite), Jose Lina Jr. (Laguna, governor), Rafael Nantes (Quezon, governor), Erin Tañada (4D, Quezon), Lorenzo Yu Sumulong III (Antipolo), Edmundo Reyes Jr. (Marinduque),  Alfonso Umali Jr. (Oriental Mindoro, governor), Abraham Kahlil Mitra (Palawan, governor), Liwayway Vinzons Chato (2D, Camarines Norte), Jaimes delos Santos Jacob (3D, Camarines Sur).

Salvador  Escudero III (1D Sorsogon), Victor Tanco (Capiz governor), Antonio del Rosario (1D Capiz), Roberto Lastimoso (2D Capiz), Raul Tupas (Iloilo governor), Niel Tupas Sr. (4D Iloilo), Niel Tupas Jr. (5D Iloilo), Cesar Montano (Bohol, governor), Hilario Davide III (Cebu, governor), Jesus M. Durano Jr. (5D Cebu), Jesus Durano (Danao City, Cebu, mayor), Tomas Osmeña (2D Cebu City), Richard Gomez (4D Leyte), Paul Daza (Northern Samar, governor), Raul Daza (1D Northern Samar), Maria Isabelle Climaco (1D Zamboanga City), Socorro Acosta (1D Bukidnon), Ruth Guingona (Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, mayor), Rodolfo del Rosario (Davao del Norte, governor), Antonio del Rosario (1D Davao del Norte) and Mujiv Hataman (Basilan, governor).

In the metropolis, the Aquino-Roxas tandem is enjoying the support of Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, his Vice Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and his daughter Joy. Belmonte and Joy will run as the mayoralty and vice mayoralty bets, respectively, of the Liberal Party in what is known as the “City of Stars.”

The LP will likewise field Enrico “Recom” Echiverri in his reelection bid as Caloocan City mayor, Del de Guzman as Marikina City mayor, Antolin Oreta III as Malabon City vice mayor, Shalani Carla San Ramon Soledad as Valenzuela City councilor, Jaime Delarosa Fresnedi as Muntinlupa City mayor, incumbent Sen. Rodolfo “Pong” Biazon as Muntinlupa congressman, Ediwn Olilvarez as Paranaque City congressman and Antonio Calixto as Pasay City mayor.

Hindi tayo aatras. Tuloy-tuloy ang ating laban para sa pagbabago. Hindi namin pababayaan ang taumbayan(We will not back down. Our fight for change shall continue. We will take care of our countrymen),” said Roxas.

18 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Don Junio said,

    Please make the necessary correction:
    Belmonte and Joy will run as the mayoralty and vice mayoralty bets, respectively, of the Liberal Party in what is known as the “City of Stars.”

    I think Belmonte should be Bautista.

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    aaron said,

    It is Vice Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and not Belmonte.

    In the metropolis, the Aquino-Roxas tandem is enjoying the support of Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte, his Vice Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Belmonte and his daughter Joy. Belmonte and Joy will run as the mayoralty and vice mayoralty bets, respectively, of the Liberal Party in what is known as the “City of Stars.”

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  4. 4

    Red said,

    Team Pagbabago Noynoy-Mar BABAGO FR D YRS

    Biazon
    Acosta
    Bautista
    Alex Lacson
    Guingona
    Osmena

    Frank Drilon
    Ralph Recto

    Danny Lim

    Yasmin Busran-Lao
    Risa Hontiveros
    Sonia Roco

    • 5

      Jackc said,

      Sorry I am unable to vote for those not in the list below.

      Osmena (I admire his principle. Really for change and very supportive of Noynoy in particular) Even when he has bolted LP due to Ralph, he supports Noy.

      Danny Lim – Highly principled person. Showed his contempt for the present admin, when they held out at The Pen. Maguindanao issue reveals they were right to accuse to the gvt of giving arms to warlords_as arms cache have been unearthed in once staunch ally of GMA, right in the backyard of the Ampatuans. I believe still is an ally. Martial Law in Maguindanao would be an escape route for Ampatuans to be cleared of Murdering the Media Folks and the rival clan. They (Ampatuans) would be charged with rebellion which is hard to prove. Thereby finding them NOT guilty. Presto…Ampatuans are absolved of heinous crime that has besmirched the country’s global image.

      Yasmin Busran-Lao – need to read through her dossier. I don’t know her that much.

      Risa Hontiveros (She is for change. Clashed with present regime head-on. Supports Rodolfo Noel “JUN” Lozada of NBN-ZTE issue).

      Sonia Roco ; Name speaks for itself. Good people.
      Biazon – Done wonders for Muntinlupa. Just wish he would finish what his dad, Sen Pong, would want to finish in the Seanate. Uncover and investigate the “wiretappings” as presented by Jun Lozada during hearing. Imagine, the PSG people who abducted Jun from NAIA, being able to hear and read comm between Senate Segeant at Arms and the Senate itself. Also look into South Rail Project. Wonder why it passed Senate???

      Acosta – Need to do more redaing on this fellow. Sorry.

      Bautista – As above need to do more reading.

      Guingona – Good people.

      I believe in “True Change”. Reason I would be attending Dec. 11 Rally For Real Change.

      Parting words: LP should be more careful in accepting “jumpers” especially those from the LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD. They could be Trojan Horses, riding on the popularity of Sen Noy and Sen Mar to get elected and would jump back to GMA, especially when she bats for Prime Minister position.

      I Pray that there would be Clean, Honest and Fair elections come May 10, 2010. Before we know it, the whole Philippines could be under Martial Law.

  5. 6

    Abraham said,

    How about Mayor Alfredo Lim of Manila? Why is he not included in the list of major supporters? Noy-Mar and Mayor Lim signed an Alliance Pact so he should be included. Besides, Mayor Lim is as important as Mayor Belmonte in star power and prestige.

  6. 7

    rirol said,

    Wala po silang mga tao sa Davao City???

  7. 8

    rirol said,

    I mean wala pong mga candidates for Davao City???

  8. 9

    teddy perena said,

    may we know the entire LP People’s slate- national and local so we will be guided accordingly.
    others like lito atienza is still confusing the public by claiming his is the LP candidates.
    pls don’t call it People’s Reform slate as it may sound like Miriam’s People’s Reform Party

  9. 10

    sychitpin said,

    LP also means Lapiang Panalo or Lahat Panalo or Lahing Pinoy or Lupong Pilipino or Lahing Pinoy

  10. 11

    Carlo Religioso said,

    Neric Acosta would be a good choice. Several of Neric’s contemporaries in Congress served merely as “benchwarmers,” taking over their relatives for one term, after which those who had sat there previously made a comeback. Neric, however, was not a benchwarmer.

    As soon as he came in, he created his own niche, it took Neric just one term to establish his name, and beyond Bukidnon even. By the time the 11th Congress adjourned in 2001, Neric had steered to legislation the Clean Air Act, the only rookie legislator in that term to have passed a proposal into law. Neric has since been the principal author of laws on solid waste management, biodiversity, protected areas, caves resources management, coastal resources, and plant variety protection. He has also taken “unsafe” positions on controversial issues such as reproductive health.

    Neric is the current Vice President of the Liberal Party of the Philippines for Mindanao and Secretary General of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats. He was former Secretary General of the Liberal Party and served as representative of Bukidnon province in Northern Mindanao to the House of Representatives for three consecutive terms (1998-2007).

    An academic and civil society stalwart, he earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii as an East West Center Scholar. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of the Philippines, an MA in Public Affairs (International Relations and Political Studies concentration) from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and attended the special programs on Leaders in Development Program (1999) and Environmental Economics (2002) at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. In 2004 he was named the first Filipino World Fellow of Yale University.

    Neric is now Associate Professor at the Asian Institute of Management and the Ateneo de Manila University. He is the Vice President for Mindanao of the Liberal Party. He continues to be active in microfinance, rural development and environmental protection projects in his native Bukidnon.

    • 12

      Jackc said,

      Thanks Carlo, on headsup about Neric Acosta. That leaves me with more reading on Bautista and Yasmin Busran-Lao.
      Really, unless I could be persuaded, I am not voting for Frank and Raplh. Would rather go for Querubin. That allows me one more for the senate.
      Cheers!

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  12. 14

    Chuck said,

    I think Liberal Party has the support of the Dutertes in Davao. Mayor paraded Mar around the city when he visited.

    Mayor Jesse Robredo of Naga and the entire local slate of Kaya Natin, including Padaca, Panlilio, Acosta, etc!

    The Senatorial Slate seems solid with only Recto seeming to be trapo, but a necessity for Ate V.

    For the local slate, i think, often, they may have to choose the lesser evil. Just as we may do in the national election. Just as Noy was hesitant to run at first, he had to, or we may end up with a plunderer, a Prime Minister Arroyo’s dog, or a landgrabber.

    On the positive side, Noy seems qualified to me, with his two senate-approved bills (oversights for selection of JBC and local police chiefs) co-sponsoring of senate bills and co-authoring of an RH Bill as congressman. He has an Economics degree from AdMU.

    Have some questions on his role in Hacienda Luisita though.

  13. 15

    mark said,

    I will support the Noynoy-Mar tandem and most probably majority of the senatorial candidates.

    I will however not vote for QC local posts as i have seen how corrupt Belmonte and co. are.

  14. 16

    roy benzon said,

    here in cebu every municipality has its own liberal party slate…..the party is getting stronger in cebu……..

  15. 17

    nemhie08 said,

    ask ko lang po sen.noynoy dito sa general santos wala ba LP dito kasi im capaining you here i talk to every person here to vote for you pls assign also LP incharge here tnx po

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    sychitpin said,

    my family,relatives and friends will vote for NOYNOY-MAR for Pres and VP respectively and Senate President Franklin Drilon, Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon, Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto “TG” Guingona, former Bukidnon Rep. Nereus ‘Neric” Acosta, Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, former , Sonia Roco of Aksyon Demokratiko, former Sen. Sergio Osmeña, detained Brig. Gen. Danny Lim, lawyer Alex Lacson, Dr. Martin Bautista and women’s right advocate Yasmin Busran Lao for senators.


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