Who will I vote for this coming elections?
Check out my personal thoughts, experiences and how an ordinary voter like me would vote given the resources shared at websites and Facebook.
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Here are some of the senatoriables and my personal thoughts on them:
Philippines, you forget quick.
Dick Gordon was on the roads during heavy rains and typhoons. Have you forgotten how he, through Philippine Red Cross, was helping out our fellow kababayans who were stranded at their homes, had nothing to eat, had no possessions saved from the rampage of rains.
People like that do not grow old, they remain young. Hell, people like that do not age, they youth-en. Or they get better with age, like wine.
Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/52251/young#ixzz2SwytlbYz
My mom had a "boarding mate" decades ago and she was a person who used to work as a helper in Magsaysay's house. And she had all good words to say about the family of Magsaysay. She said they were treated very well, their quarters don't look like the usual helpers' quarters you see on television, and the family specifically Magsaysay indeed lives a simple, humble life. There were many security personnel around the house, she added.
Asked if he is referring to any senatorial bets in particular, the 37-year-old comedian said, "Sila Nancy Binay, sino pa ba?"
Here's what Nancy Binay has to say on Vice Ganda:
And to my sanity, why the many shootings involved? Who are Lucas, Anido, Manalad, Santillan? I have hear a piece of story from ABS-CBN news, please read further here. I also thought this was a personal website of Jack, but I was surprised to see content: http://www.jackenrile2013.com/.
Bam Aquino is one kind of candidate who I must say might be better off not running, so as not to be tainted by dirty politics. I've been watching GoNegosyo television shows, saw some articles from magazines and websites how dedicated Bam Aquino is towards entrepreneurship.
I think the only negative comment about him is that he is leveraging on the popularity of his brother, most specifically the surname "Aquino." But why not? Will you not do the same if you were in his shoes? I would think that Bam Aquino may be one of those "better" candidates (given that you know, we have less choices and so many "bad" candidates around). It's just that the post may be too high for him? (But do I have the right to say that. Just realize the senators we have now).
If you were a Facebook lurker, you might just laugh at a comment made by a certain Facebook user who said if she was daughter of FPJ, then she should have just been content being an action star.
First of all, lamenting over the issue of FPJ being cheated during the presidential elections, must not be the reason for voting today. Situation today is different.
Second, I think as an MTRCB chair she did well. But may be the post is just too high for me? (Again, who am I to say this. Just realize the current senators we have now).
Intention-wise, I think she has good intentions as she doesn't look like a corrupt person or someone who would take advantage. Her mom is a legend in the showbiz industry. Her father is an equal legend too. She has no businesses to protect (as far as I know). But then again, how I can really these things, given very limited knowledge of her political background? Will the looks be enough for me to say she's right candidate?
You can check out her credentials here: http://www.philippineelection2013.com/senatoriables/grace-poe-llamanzares.html
Well, her comment has infuriated a number of Filipino nurses worldwide, I'm not sure if she would get votes from that sector. I'm just feeling quite uneasy with the fact that you know, when you passed by C-5, most of the housing developments there are actually managed by the Villar.
She does have a site and I think it's worth looking at if you want to check out her achievements. I just want to ask what this UN Award for Best Water Management is all about?
But what I like about her is being a super woman. I think her achievements are very good, and inspiring for all females out there to be achievers and goal-seekers.
Alan Peter Cayetano
PTK Presyo Trabaho Kita - that is the mission that Cayetano promotes.
I think what I like about his political ad is that it's direct to the point, no nonsense endorser or jingle. It's just purely focused on his mission.
Here is a website of the senator if you want to check out his achievements:
Another candidate weighing on family names. But unlike his father, JV is not being gossiped about women or drinking.
Here is a website of the senator if you want to check out his credentials:
This list is taken from Rappler.com's related article.
I would personally choose partylists for farmers and fishermen (poorest of the poor in the Philippines), ethnic tribes and persons with disabilities.
|PARTY LISTS BY CATEGORY IN 2013 MIDTERM ELECTIONS|
|Acronym||Party List Name|
|Anti-Corruption||92||CIBAC||Citizens' Battle Against Coruption|
|62||KAAKBAY||Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan All Filipino Democratic Movement|
|Anti-Drugs||122||AKO||Ako Ayoko sa Bawal na Droga|
|20||UNI-MAD||United Movement Against Drugs Foundation, Inc.|
|Athletes||25||PBA||Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta|
|26||FIRM 24-K||Firm 24-K Association, Inc.|
|128||GREEN FORCE||Green Force for the Environment Sons and Daughters of Mother Earth|
|119||1-JAMG||1 Joint Alliance of Marginalized Groups, Inc.|
|11||1-LAMBAT||Isang Lapian ng Mangingisda at Bayan Tungo sa Kaunlaran|
|107||A BLESSED||Blessed Federation of Farmers and Fishermen International, Inc.|
|71||AAMBIS-OWA||Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya-Owa Mangunguma, Inc.|
|19||AANI||Ang Agrikultura Natin Isulong|
|70||ABA||Alyansang Bayanihan ng mga Magsasaka, Manggagawang Bukid at Mangingisda|
|113||ADA||Agrarian Development Association|
|38||AGAP||Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines|
|125||AGRI||Agri-Agra na Reporma para sa Magsasaka ng Pilipinas Movement|
|15||AKMA-PTM||Aksyon Magsasaka-Partido Tinig ng Masa|
|114||ARARO||Alliance for Rural and Agrarian Reconstruction, Inc.|
|50||BUTIL||Butil Farmers Party|
|42||ANG PROLIFE||Ang Prolife|
|135||BUHAY||Buhay Hayaan Yumabong|
|73||ABANTE KA||Abante Katutubo, Inc.|
|93||AGILA||Agila ng Katutubong Pilipino, Inc.|
|130||ALIF||Ang Laban ng Indiginong Filipino|
|21||ALIM||Action League of Indigenous Masses|
|66||ANAC-IP||Ang National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples Action Na|
|99||ATM||Abante Tribung Makabansa|
|32||KATRIBU||Katribu Indigenous Peoples Sectoral Party|
|72||1-AALALAY||Isang Alyansang Aalalay sa Pinoy Skilled Workers|
|104||AASENSO||Ating Agapay Sentrong Samahan ng mga Obrero, Inc.|
|61||ABROAD||Action Brotherhood for Active Dreamers, Inc.|
|2||ABS||Arts, Business and Science Professionals|
|77||AFPSEGCO||Alliance for Philippines Security Guards Cooperative|
|40||ALE||Association of Laborers and Employees|
|58||ALYANSA NG OFW||Alyansa ng OFW Party|
|65||AMOR SEAMAN||Association of Marine Officer & Ratings, Inc.|
|6||AMS||Alyansa ng Media at Showbiz|
|85||ANG MINERO||Sectoral Party of Ang Minero|
|127||ANG NARS||Ang Nars, Inc.|
|67||ANGKLA||ANGKLA: Ang Partido ng mga Pilipinong Marino, Inc.|
|90||DIWA||Democratic Independent Workers Association, Inc.|
|96||MIGRANTE||Migrante Sectoral Party of Overseas Filipinos and their Families|
|4||OFW FAMILY||OFW Family Club, Inc.|
|27||TUCP||Trade Union Congress Party|
|LGBTs||28||ANG LADLAD||Ang Ladlad LGBT Party|
|Multi-sectoral||74||1-BAP||1 BANAT & AHAPO Party-list Coalition|
|126||AANGAT TAYO||Aangat Tayo|
|117||AKBAYAN||Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party|
|91||ARC||Alliance for Rural Concerns|
|79||BAYAN MUNA||Bayan Muna|
|81||MTM PHILS||Mamamayan Tungo sa Maunlad na Pilipinas|
|10||PWD||Pilipinos With Disabilities|
|Poverty Alleviation||133||1-PABAHAY||Isang Pangarap ng Bahay sa Bagong Buhay ng Maralitang Kababayan, Inc.|
|118||1-SAGIP||Social Amelioration & Genuine Intervention on Poverty|
|120||AKO BAHAY||Adhikain at Kilusan ng Ordinaryong Tao Para sa Lupa, Pabahay, Hanapbuhay at Kaunlaran|
|131||KALINGA||Kalinga-Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation-Building through Easing Poverty, Inc.|
|100||PACYAW||Pilipino Association for Country-Urban Poor Youth Advancement and Welfare|
|57||UMALAB KA||Ugnayan ng Maralita Laban sa Kahirapan|
|60||YACAP||You Against Corruption and Poverty|
|Prisoners||134||KAKUSA||Kapatiran ng mga Nakulong na Walang Sala, Inc.|
|Regional Groups||123||ABAMIN||Abante Mindanao, Inc.|
|111||ABP||Alliance of Bicolnon Party|
|39||AGBIAG!||Agbiag! Timpuyog Ilocano, Inc.|
|18||AKB||Ako Bicol Political Party|
|98||ALLUMAD||Alyansa Lumad Mindanao, Inc.|
|56||AMIN||Anak Mindanao Party-list|
|23||AN WARAY||An Waray|
|97||AWAT MINDANAO||Anti-War/Anti-Terror Mindanao Peace Movement|
|Senior Citizens and|
|30||ABANTE RETIREES||Abante Retirees Party-list Organization|
|64||AMA||Aagapay sa Matatanda|
|52||VFP||Veterans Freedom Party|
|SMEs and Consumers||1||1-CARE||1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy|
|86||AA-KASOSYO||Kasosyo Producer-Consumer Exchange Association|
|12||AAMA||Alliance of Advocates in Mining Advancement for National Progress|
|22||ALAY BUHAY||Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation, Inc.|
|82||ANG KASANGGA||Kasangga sa Kaunlaran, Inc.|
|116||APEC||Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives|
|35||ATING KOOP||Adhikaing Tinataguyod ng Kooperatiba|
|51||COOP-NATCCO||Cooperative NATCCO Network Party|
|84||LPGMA||LPG Marketers Association|
|76||1BRO-PGBI||1 BRO-Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Inc.|
|94||1GANAP/GUARDIANS||1 Guardians Nationalist of the Philippines, Inc.|
|5||MAGDALO||Magdalo Para sa Pilipino|
|Teachers||9||A TEACHER||Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action, Cooperation, and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms|
|49||ACT TEACHERS||ACT Teachers Party-list|
|46||ATING GURO||Ating Guro|
|43||AVE||Alliance of Volunteer Educators|
|89||1-UTAK||1-United Transport Koalisyon|
|3||PASANG MASDA||PASANG MASDA Nationwide, Inc.|
|37||PISTON||Piston Land Transport Coalition, Inc.|
|87||1 ANG PAMILYA||Una ang Pamilya Party-list|
|54||GABRIELA||Gabriela Women's Party|
|103||KLBP||Kababaihang Lingkod Bayan sa Pilipinas|
|Youth||109||AKAP BATA INC.||Akap Bata Sectoral Organization for Children, Inc.|
|Others||55||1-AAMOVER||1-A Action Moral & Values Recovery Reform Philippines, Inc.|
|53||ACT-CIS||Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support, Inc.|
|121||ADAM||Adhikain ng mga Dakilang Anak Maharlika|
|29||ADING||Advance Community Development in New Generation|
|95||AGHAM||Alyansa ng Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan|
|108||AMA||Ang Mata’y Aalagaan|
|48||ARAL||Association of Righteousness Advocacy on Leadership|
Unfortunately, it's easier to choose who I won't vote for than those I'll vote for.
Someday, I hope that responsible and worthy Filipinos will run the Senate.
Those who are qualified, honest and passionate towards action and solution.
My sure candidates in my list: Jun Magsaysay, Jr. and Dick Gordon.
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