LP REBUKES COMELEC FOR UNSEATING ISABELA GOV. GRACE PADACA
Liberal Party officials today slammed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for allowing itself to be used by the Arroyo government for its “vendetta” politics against local executives who have allied themselves with the opposition.
“Kredibilidad ng Comelec at ng halalan sa 2010 ang nakasalalay dito. Bakit pumayag ang mga opisyal ng Comelec na magamit ang kanilang institusyon para sa ginagawang harassment ng Palasyo sa mga kritiko nito? (What is at stake here is the credibility of the Comelec and the 2010 elections. Why did Comelec officials allow their institution to be used by Malacañang for its bullying tactics against its critics?)” asked LP President Sen. Mar Roxas.
“Biglaang binuhay itong electoral protest laban kay (Isabela) Gov. (Grace) Padaca matapos siyang makipag-alyansa sa Partido Liberal. Halatang-halata na harassment lamang ito (The electoral protest against Gov. Padaca was suddenly revived after she allied herself with the Liberal Party. This is obviously a harassment scheme),” he added.
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Si Governor Grace Padaca ay isang huwaran ng tuwid at maaasahang serbisyo-publiko. Ang desisyong ito ng Second Division ng COMELEC ay isang halimbawa ng sistematikong pagsupil ng Malakanyang sa mga tumutuligsa sa kanilang baluktot at mapagmalabis na pamamahala.
Kamakailan lang, ginawa na rin nila ito sa Bulacan kay Governor Jon-Jon Mendoza, at patuloy nilang pipiliting mapatahimik ang mga nagnanais ng pagbabago. Sinabi ng kanyang mga kalaban na dinaya daw po sila pero hindi naman nila maipaliwanang kung paano sila dinaya. Bukod pa rito, hindi pinahalagahan ng Second Division ng COMELEC ang mga boto ng 31 presinto sa Isabela dahil sa pagkawala o pagkabasa ng kanilang mga balota. Ibinasura rin nila ang mga ebidensyang magdodoble ng lamang ni Governor Grace sa kanyang katunggali.
Sa kabila nito, hindi tayo magpapatinag. Nakita na natin sa Maguindanao ang bunga ng isang gobyernong lulong sa korapsyon at lasing sa kapangyarihan. Galit na galit na ang sambayanang Pilipino. Hindi tayo titigil hanggang mawakasan natin ang katiwalian at kawalan ng pag-asa sa pamamagitan ng pagsulong sa isang pamahalaang malinis at mapagkakatiwalaan.
SANA HINDI TOTOO
Gov Grace Padaca
December 7, 2009
We received notice that the decison on the election case filed against me by Benjamin Dy will be promulgated tomorrow, December 8, 2 pm.
Okay lang sana iyon kasi talaga namang hinihintay rin namin ang desisyon para alam na kung ano talaga ang mga nangyari noong eleksyon – pero sa mga nakakarating na kaalaman sa amin , they also say that panalo daw si Benjamin Dy sa kaso niya laban sa akin na nagpaparatang na dinaya ko siya sa eleksyon
One tv reporter called me up as early as last Thursday ,wanting to get my reaction sa pagkatalo ko daw sa election case.
Tinext din ako ni Gov Panlilio na may information na pagkatapos daw ng adverse decision laban kay Gov Jong Mendoza ng Bulacan, kami na raw ni Among Gov ang susunod na idedeklarang talo at patatalsikin sa aming puesto.
Ang hirap namang intindihin ng ganoon – kasi iba-iba naman ang detalye ng aming mga kaso. Naikwento na sa inyo ni among gov ang kaniyang kaso. Ganito naman ang sa akin… Read the rest of this entry »
LIBERAL PARTY SLAMS ‘FOUL’ TACTICS VS LOCAL ALLIES
The administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has resorted to bullying tactics to harass candidates of the Liberal Party in a bid to prevent its impending and embarrassing defeat in the 2010 synchronized elections, party officials decried Monday.
“Lahat ay gagawin ng administrasyon para manatili sa poder. Lahat, gagawin nila para mabawi ang mga dati nilang balwarte (The administration will stop at nothing to stay in power. They will do everything to regain their stranglehold on their old bailiwicks),” said LP President Sen. Mar Roxas, who is also the party’s vice presidential candidate.
He added: “Patuloy na gumagamit ng maruruming taktika ang gobyernong ito upang takutin ang ating mga kandidato. Kitang-kita natin ito sa pagbuhay muli sa mga electoral protest laban sa mga kandidatong kaalyado ng Partido Liberal.(The government continues to use foul tactics, in an attempt to scare our candidates. This motive is very obvious in the revival of electoral protest cases against candidates who are allies with the Liberal party).” Read the rest of this entry »
by Roy Sangil,
Association for the Socioeconomic Advancement of Pinoys, Inc (ASAP)
Noynoy Aquino is a leader who can lead the Filipino people toward social change through good governance, transparency, and honest leadership.
While Noynoy is known as a low profile son of President Cory Aquino and Ninoy, he is a leader in his own right and would stand out in times of crisis, which is a proven test of a leader.
Unknown to Filipinos, Noynoy was instrumental in the survival of government and democracy when, in November 1989, renegade soldiers wanted to seize the government and perpetuate themselves to power. It was the bloodiest coup d’etat staged by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) and soldiers loyal to the Marcos administration. The coup attempt left 99 people dead and 570 wounded. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
DISCLAIMER: This text is redacted from Jun Mercado’s blog on GMA News. Read the full text here.
“These were the actual arrangements in the political chess board when the Massacre occurred in the Province of Maguindanao that fateful morning of the 23rd of November 2009.”
Background: What is warlordism?
The Maguindanao massacre brought to the fore the issue of ‘warlodism’ in Muslim Mindanao.
Warlordism in the Philippines, especially in Muslim Mindanao, is primarily based on a feudal system that continues to characterize the power relations not only between clans and families but also between the central power (Manila) and the periphery.
Warlordism is often associated with two major issues. The first issue involves the control over the machineries of the state that includes the security sectors (PNP and the AFP).
The second issue is about lawlessness with impunity.
The ‘warlords’ are sort of ‘sui generis’ – ‘the rule of law’ is understood as the execution of their whims and caprices.
In modern times, the power basis of the warlords is no longer measured by the blood ancestry but by the actual ‘connection’ of the warlords to the all powerful Presidency of the Republic.
People cite the infamous three “Gs” – guns, goons, and gold – in the making of the warlords.
But the sad tragedy is that these three “Gs” are government’s ‘properties’.
Under the present dispensation, particularly in the ARMM, people speak in whisper of yet another ‘G’.
That fourth ‘G’ refers to Gloria or President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Read the rest of this entry »