HOW YASMIN GOT DRAFTED TO THE LP SENATORIAL SLATE,
WHY SHE ACCEPTED AND WHY WE SHOULD ACTIVELY CAMPAIGN FOR HER
Dear Sisters (and Brothers na rin),
Many of us should be aware by now that our very own YASMIN BUSRAN-LAO filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) as the 12th senatorial candidate of the NoyMar slate.
Here’s an abridged version of how it happened:
For quite sometime, the NoyMar campaign team had been headhunting for a Muslim candidate who would embody the reform-oriented politics of the Team. Several candidates were recommended, including Aminah Rasul who declined the nomination. Noynoy, however,asked for more nominations, so Ging boldly put forward Yasmin’s name. And the rest is herstory!
Needless to say, the nomination came as a shock, not just to Yasmin, but also to her family, friends and fellow NGO workers. After the initial adrenaline rush of her filing had worn off, the reality check of buckling down to the nitty-gritty of campaigning hit us.
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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 »
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 »
Paanyaya para sa Paglulunsad ng
BOTO KO SAGRADO, HINDI PRODUKTO!
Vote-Buying-Free-Zone Advocacy at Voter’s Education Campaign ng Change Politics Movement and Urban Poor Alliance
Samahan si Ms. Emmy Boncodin, Ms. Dinky Soliman at mga Lider ng Maralitang taga-lunsod sa kanilang panindigan na magmulat at mangampanya laban sa tiwaling pamimili at pagbebenta ng boto.
Monday, 30 November 2009, 12:00 noon People’s Power Volunteer Center, Expo Center EDSA-Cubao, Quezon City
Pete 920-2595 loc 107/939-641-9286
With profound gratitude, great humility and deep awareness of the responsibility, I am extremely honored to have been included in the historic slate of Liberal Party’s senatorial candidates.
I am very positive with Senator Noynoy Aquino’s programs in solving the nation’s problems as he challenged the administration of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to provide good governance. First task of national leadership is to set honest and realistic priorities in our policies and our budget. I believe that the administration of Senator Noynoy Aquino will do that and I trust that he will continue the fight for democratic reforms. Read the rest of this entry »