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Palparan files Senate bid, vows to fight militants
November 30, 2009 17:43:00
Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–Bantay representative and Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. filed his candidacy for senator with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday.

The former military official, also known by names “The Butcher” and “Berdugo,” said he intends to campaign against left-wing solons, hinting at Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo and Gabriela Representative Liza Maza, who filed their senatorial bids Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bonifacio Day marks start of political ‘circus’

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:16:00 11/30/2009

Filed Under: Politics, Elections, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines–This year’s Bonifacio Day turned into a “political festival” complete with bands, thousands of cheering crowds and three of the top presidential bets for next year’s elections – former president Joseph Estrada, Senator Manny Villar and evangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) legal chief Ferdinand Rafanan described it as an attempt by candidates to attach a symbolic meaning to their filing of certificate of candidacy. Read the rest of this entry »

Evangelist Villanueva files presidential bid

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 10:50:00 11/30/2009

Filed Under: Politics, Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) Jesus is Lord Movement founder Brother Eddie Villanueva filed his candidacy for president with the Commission on Elections Monday.

With Villanueva were former Security and Exchange Commission chairman Perfecto Yasay, who will run as his vice president; and his senatorial candidates former Senator Noldy Alonto, Kata Inocencio, Ramon Ocampo, Israel Vigenes, and Alex Tinsay to represent different sects. Read the rest of this entry »

Arroyo to run for Congress

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 09:56:00 11/30/2009

Filed Under: Politics, Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will run for a congressional seat in her home province in Pampanga, according to the government-run dzRB.

When asked about her political plans for 2010, she said in a taped interview with dzRB to be aired later in the afternoon, “I will file.” Read the rest of this entry »

Cayetano files candidacy for senator

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 09:21:00 11/30/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Politics

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) Incumbent Senator Pia Cayetano filed her certificate of candidacy for senator at exactly 8:55 a.m. Monday.

Cayetano filed ahead of the rest of the candidates of Nacionalista Party. She arrived with several bikers just before the NP mass at Manila Cathedral. Read the rest of this entry »

Sotto files Senate bid

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 09:40:00 11/30/2009

Filed Under: Politics, Eleksyon 2010, Elections

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) Former Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Monday filed their certificates of candidacy for senator under the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Sotto was accompanied by his wife Helen Gamboa and their children, including daughter Ciara Sotto. Incumbent Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan was also with Sotto to lend him support. Read the rest of this entry »

Villar formalizes bid for president

Coup colonel files candidacy for Senate
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 09:50:00 11/30/2009

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010, Politics, Manny Villar

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 2) Wearing the Nacionalista Party’s signature orange color, Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar filed his candidacy for president with the Commission on Elections on Monday at exactly 9:37 a.m.

Together with Villar were his running mate Senator Loren Legarda and part of the party’s senatorial lineup composed of Senator Pia Cayetano, Ilocos Norte Representative Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Adel Tamano, Susan Ople, Gwendolyn Pimentel, and Ramon “Mon-Mon” Mitra. Read the rest of this entry »


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