By DEE AYROSO
Category: Politics & Governance
“We expect the fraud that will happen, because Comelec allows it and made it even easier to do.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), in a report published by interaksyon.com April 27, 2016, revealed that the candidates for president, vice president and the Senate, and their political parties have already spent P2.7 billion ($57.4 million), or an average of P54 million ($1.148 million) a day or P2.5…
The highlight of the May 9, 2016 national and local elections is arguably the election for president. The Comelec is supposedly helping voters to choose by co-sponsoring with media conglomerates three Presidential Debates. But because of time constraints, and perhaps weaknesses in the format, the five candidates for president hardly had the time to elaborate on their respective programs of government. Television viewers were merely treated to colorful mudslinging and vapid motherhood statements.
The coverage of the media on the candidates, on the other hand, has focused more on what has been happening during the campaign sorties of the candidates.
To do its share in helping the public in making an informed choice, The following are Bulatlat’s short articles on each of the five presidential candidates, focusing on their track record. After all, as they say, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” A cliche but nevertheless true.
Being a political newbie has worked both for Poe’s advantage and disadvantage.
Notorious for spitting fire on controversial issues and against her detractors, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago tails in the presidential race.
Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte | Will his penchant for shooting from the hip propel him to the presidency?
During the first presidential debate, he said, “Criminals, well, I go after them…As long as I do it in accordance with the rules of law, I will continue to kill criminals.”
In his website, Jejomar Binay claims that he was “not born into wealth and political prestige, nor did he taste the privileges accorded to the scions of the rich and powerful.”
He knew even then that the key to winning the elections was “convincing the lower classes that the person running had their interests at heart.” But that has been a problem for him.
“The thousands of farmers will only be affirming to the government officials what they actually already know – that the extreme drought results in death not only of the crops but also the people who plant them!”
MANILA — Groups led by Kabataan Partylist stormed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila on Friday, April 22 protesting what they call the “lackadaisical” response of the poll body to what was dubbed as “one of the biggest government-related data breaches in history.” The group said the massive data leak may be…