Bumoto ng maaga sa Halalan 2022. Kung maari ay matulog matapos mananghalian para handa tayo sa GRAND PUYATAN. Dala ng Automated Election System, mabilis ang pasok ng mga bilang ng boto. Kagaya ng 2010 at 2016 Philippine presidential elections, kaunting oras lang ay alam na ang resulta. Yun lang, tila nagkaroon ng malaking MIRAKULO sa nagwaging Bise Presidente nuong 2016. Sa maraming taon ng protesta mula sa panig ng natalo, umabot at natapos ang laban sa Korte Suprema. Yan ang rason kung bakit hanggang ngayon ay mayroong tinuturing na FVP o Fake Vice President ang ating bansa. Huwag na po nating hayaang mangyari muli na MADUNGISAN ang proseso ng pagpili ng mga mamumuno sa ating bayan. Sa isang demokrasya, ang boses ng mamamayan ay naririnig sa pamamagitan ng balota. Dapat lang na ang pinili ng mga botante ay ang mga magwawagi.
Batay sa mga poll survey, sina Senadora Leila de Lima, na kasalukuyang nakakulong, at si dating Senador Antonio Trillanes ay malabong manalo sa Halalan 2022. Si Senadora Risa Hontiveros naman ay malamang magtagumpay muli.
Magugunita na nuong 2019 ay na ZERO ang Otso Diretso (sa Inidoro) ng Partido Liberal kung saan walong kandidato nila sa pagkasenador ay natalong lahat (kasama ang mga dating Senador Bam Aquino at Mar Roxas).
Sapagkat marami sa 2022 senatorial ticket ng Partido Liberal ay mga batikan (mga Senador o dating Senador Escudero, Villanueva, Gordon at Zubiri at si dating Pangalawang Pangulo Binay) marami sa mga ito (kasama si Senadora Hontiveros) ay hindi na MABOBOKYA ang Partido Liberal sa 2022. NOTE: Si Gordon malamang malaglag habang LIMA sa kanila ang mananalo.
Sa pagkapangulo si VP Leni Robredo ay malayo sa nangungunang kandidato. Sa pagkapangalawang pangulo si Senador Kiko Pangilinan ay pumapangatlo lamang sa mga survey.
Instant celebrity Gwyneth Chua who skipped her mandatory quarantine to go partying then tested positive for Covid 19 and in the process infecting her friends and resto bar staff, has a lot of anger frothing from her social media post. 1. She just called the hard working Philippine President Duterte as INCOMPETENT 2. She stated that FRONTLINERS are LAZY 3. She said that the Philippines is KJ (killjoy) and walang pakisama (no camaraderie) referring to party restrictions and protocols. 4. She dismissed her irresponsible behavior as “simpleng party lang” (it was just a mere party) as if to minimize the public health hazard that she has caused. 5. She also considers the fuss she is generating as an over reaction (OA or over acting).
At the very least, she has a lot of explaining to do, hopefully, in a court of law.
Internet sensation Doc Willie Ong had an outstanding, though not winning, performance in the 2019 Philippine midterm senatorial elections. Garnering more than 7,000,000 votes enough for 18th place, Doc Willie missed the Magic 12 list of winners but at the same time showed that he may have what it takes to challenge the big guns the second time around (2022).
The current pandemic that hit in 2020 gave Doc Willie more media exposure as he explained health issues and dispensed medical advice. The road to another run at the Senate was, however, derailed as presidential wannabe, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, invited Doc Willie to run for vice president instead.
While the Senate will have 12 available slots to fill, the Vice Presidential derby will only have one winner. If elections would be held today, Doc Willie would be a far and distant fourth placer (behind front runner Davao City Mayor Inday Sara, the presidential daughter; second in the surveys Senate President Tito Sotto (himself a showbiz personality) and running third is Senator Kiko Pangilinan (with Megastar Sharon Cuneta as his wife).
Less than five months till the May 2022 presidential elections, Doc Willie’s vice presidential campaign is not gaining any traction, is not creating waves and does not show signs that victory may be attained. In the final analysis, the chances of Doc Willie winning the senatorial race are far much greater than getting the second highest executive position in the land (spare tire or VP).
With presidential survey frontrunner Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, the presidential daughter, settling to run for vice president instead, the stage is set for a replay of the 2016 vice presidential contest between Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos but this time for the highest elective position of the land.
Former Congresswoman Leni beat former Senator BBM by a slight margin that dragged the subsequent electoral protest (for years) all the way up to the Supreme Court.
For the 2022 presidential race, FM Jr. (the son of his namesake former president and much reviled dictator) is leading widely in all surveys. It does not help the opposition that at least four big anti government names (Robredo, Isko Moreno, Manny Pacquiao and Ping Lacson) can not unite under one candidate to give them a better chance to win. On the President Duterte side of the contest, BBM has the support of significant numbers of DDS (Duterte Diehard Supporters) plus getting Inday Sara as his VP running mate in spite of the fact that Tatay Digong has fielded his alter ego, Senator Bong Go, to join the presidential derby. Senator Bong Go for president has adopted Inday Sara for his VP despite the situation in which she is in the BBM ticket.
Leni and FM Jr. have recently dominated mainstream media as well as the now preeminent social media (mostly Facebook) making it very difficult for the other presidential candidates to have their voices heard.
Be that as it may, the 2022 national elections are still many months away with the official campaign period to start in February, 2022 and the Presidential elections to be held in May, 2022. A lot of things can still happen. At the very least, from what has happened so far, the political exercise of the right to suffrage would be very exciting with all the twists and turns worthy of a blockbuster telenovela.
- PhilHealth Double Filing Case 2. Baby Switching 3. Expiring HIV and Drug Testing Kits 4. Unutilized Machines worth PHP 15 million pesos
The Presidential Complaint Center endorsed a letter from Novaliches District Hospital employees alleging breach of warranties in a PhilHealth double filing case, a civil case involving alleged baby switching, misuse of funds of the Local Government in the purchase of laboratory machines that have remained unused and irregularity in the acquisition but non-utilization of HIV and Drug Testing Kits. The Department of Health would be conducting the investigation on the LGU owned NDH.
The then incoming Mayor of Quezon City Joy Belmonte was informed of the complaints against the incoming Medical Director (a certain Dr. Aldana) but the problematic physician was appointed nonetheless. Said physician on his first day of office terminated 22 contract of service employees and consultants of NDH. Mayor Belmonte came out on record that there would be no firing, termination or non-renewal of contracts of city employees which contradicted the action of the medical director who caused the separation from service of the NDH personnel. Significantly, the power to fire and hire for the city is vested upon the mayor so the medical director acted without authority to do so. Seven weeks after the easing out of the NDH employees, and even after the Office of the President ordered an investigation on the alleged illegal termination, the concerned employees remain unemployed.
The Office of President Duterte thru the Office of Executive Secretary Medialdea, on July 5, 2019, endorsed for evaluation and appropriate action the complaints of several concerned employees of the Novaliches District Hospital, managed by the local government unit of Quezon City.
Fifteen COS (contract of service) employees and seven consultants were unceremoniously informed on July 1, 2019 that their contracts would no longer be renewed. July 1 was the first day of office of senators, representatives, governors, vice-governors, provincial board members, mayors, vice mayors and councilors. In Quezon City, Mayor Joy Belmonte assumed office and her appointed Novaliches District Hospital Medical Director, with the name of a certain Doctor Aldana, also on his first day to return to that position, promptly issued walking papers to the twenty-two. Said memorandum of the Medical Director was in direct conflict to the pronouncement of the new mayor that no contract of service would be terminated.
Analysis: The Office of the Mayor of Quezon City proclaimed that it has the sole prerogative of hiring and firing as far as city employees are concerned. If that is the case, then on whose authority did the Novaliches District Hospital Medical Director issue the termination memorandum? A grave abuse of authority/discretion case against the Medical Director is a legal option available to the aggrieved parties. Aside from that, how come it has taken weeks to start an investigation to the detriment of hospital patients and services? In the same span of time the City of Manila has progressed by leaps and bounds under the able leadership of new Mayor Isko Moreno. On the other hand, Quezon City is being left behind on the garbage clearing and road obstruction (illegally parked vehicles and vendors taking over sidewalks and streets) fronts.
CA rejects Gina Lopez as environment secretary
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, May 3, rejected the ad interim appointment of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez after 3 confirmation hearings.
Rejection of a presidential appointee by the CA is rare in Philippine history. Once rejected by the CA, an appointee cannot be reappointed, unlike when the body bypasses an appointment.
It is also the CA’s second rejection of a Cabinet secretary appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The first was former Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.
The back-to-back rejections are unprecedented.
This, after her controversial orders in February to close down or suspend mining operations in the country, and to cancel mineral production sharing agreements.
She also required suspended mining companies to give P2 million for every hectare of farmland affected by their activities, but this order she said is “almost moot and academic” because of the stay of execution issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
More recently, Lopez banned “prospective” open-pit mines in the country – a move questioned by the mining industry for excluding quarrying. Taysan, Batangas once it secures a permit from the provincial government.
But despite the controversial issues hurled against Lopez, President Rodrigo Duterte has thrown his support for her until the very end, even reappointing her twice after she was bypassed by the CA.
During Lopez’s last confirmation hearing on Tuesday, May 2, most of the questions were on her standards as environment secretary, and the legal basis of her recent decisions. – Rappler.com
Quezon City Mayor Joy CONVENIENTLY FORGOT that during the Bistek Admininistration, most of the top JUICY positions in the city were (and still are) manned by loyalists of Sonny Belmonte, her father (the real powerhouse in QC even during the Bistek Administration), who was the mayor prior to Bautista. The newly elected QC mayor is currently suffering from a public relations DISASTER mainly to her being compared to the rock star new mayor of the city of Manila, Isko Moreno. She only has herself to blame for her infamous statement that she is running a MARATHON to explain her SLOW START in clearing garbage, illegally parked vehicles and vendors occupying sidewalks and streets as she was reacting to Mayor Moreno working quickly, decisively and effectively. Mayor Joy should also know that not only her political opponents in the last elections are against her since a large number of those who actually voted for her are DISAPPOINTED, DISMAYED and FRUSTRATED at her performance in office. In truth, pointing to Bistek as her tormentor only allows those against her to gravitate towards Herbert who could be her opponent in the mayoralty race in 2022 or he can possibly play KINGMAKER for someone else. By firing a shot across the bow too early in the game, Mayor Belmonte telegraphs her INSECURITY and possibly her incompetence and inability to take the initiative and actually prove to her constituents, including her detractors, that she was really the BEST CHOICE among the candidates. Unfortunately, with this latest interview, she once again demonstrated that she can TALK much more than she can DO (again, in comparison to Isko who keeps on doing with less talk). The DILAWAN (the yellow color of the Aquino Administration), DYNASTY (Belmonte family members and in-law in appointed and elected positions in QC) and BALIMBING (turncoat) issues hound the mayor but they could have been easily forgotten had she started on the right foot on day 1, July 1, 2019. Unfortunately, she, figuratively, is often caught with her FOOT in her MOUTH.
Bistek backed my opponent, says Joy Belmonte
Running mates when they first ran together for the top local positions in Quezon City in 2010, Herbert Bautista and Joy Belmonte’s political partnership gradually fell apart with the mayor supporting his vice mayor’s opponent in the last elections.
In an interview on “Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie”, the incumbent Mayor Joy Belmonte cited differences in governance styles as the reason for the political split with the former local chief executive.
Belmonte said she eventually felt left out while serving as Bautista’s vice mayor.
“Sa unang termino po namin ni Mayor Herbert Bautista, tingin ko I was in because we were running mates,” Belmonte said.
“Kaya lang habang tumagal ang panahon, napansin po namin na magkaiba ang aming pananaw patungkol po sa aming mga trabaho,” she added.
“Kadulu-duluhan naghiwalay na kami, hindi na po ako ang kaniyang sinuportahan bilang mayor ng lungsod ng Quezon,” Belmonte said.
Asked who Bautista backed in the last elections, Belmonte said, “My opponent.”
While she didn’t name the other candidate Bautista supported, it was former Quezon City Representative Bingbong Crisologo who placed second in the 2019 polls.
Belmonte said there were moves inside city hall against her re-election in 2022.
“Siguro yung predecessor ko may mga tao pa siya na nandito na permanent na I was willing to work with because I’m not a vindictive person… pero baka ‘yung agenda nila ay pabagsakin ako, to make me look bad. There are moves for me to be a one-term mayor,” Belmonte said.
Still, Belmonte said that it was actually Bautista—not her father former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte—who encouraged her to enter the politics.
“It was Mayor Bautista that asked me to join. I was actually a teacher at the University of the Philippines. At that time, my father and Mayor Bautista were very close. Mayor Bautista was the vice mayor of my father for nine years,” Belmonte said.
“Mayor Bautista asked me to run with him because he thought it would help him to have a Belmonte as a running mate,” she added. —NB, GMA News
3 nabbed over alleged extort try on Bong Go, Jolo Revilla
Three men who allegedly posed as a district representative and extorted money from a local government official were arrested by operatives of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) in Malabon City.
Police on Thursday identified the suspects as Dennis Jose Borbon, 24; Edgar Paulo Bularan, 30; and Menard Bassa, 20. Borbon and Bularan were nabbed on Wednesday while Bassa was arrested in a separate entrapment operation on Tuesday in Camarines Sur.
According to authorities, the suspects posed as Camarines Sur 4th District Representative Arnulf Fuentebella and tried to extort money from Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla.
Fuentebella and Revilla asked for assistance from the operatives of PNP-ACG.
Police said one of the suspects called Revilla and introduced himself as Fuentebella. Citing information from Revilla, police said the caller claimed that he lost his wallet while on a travel going to Palawan and asked for P25,000.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go was also supposed to be victimized by the suspects but the senator called Fuentebella to verify if he was really asking for money.
Seized from Borbon and Bularan were the following: one Oppo cellphone, one Starmobile cellphone, one micro sim card, 3 Globe prepaid load cards, one Metro Bank debit card, four GCash card, one Commission on Elections (Comelec) identification card, one SM Advantage card, one Mineski Infinity card and one Happy Plus card.
The suspects will be facing charges for violating Section 4 (b) (3) of Republic Act 10175 (Identity Theft) and Article 315 Revised Penal Code (Estafa) in relation to Section 6 of RA 10175. —KBK, GMA News
‘Don’t believe a scammer’: Bam Aquino denies hiring ‘blogger’ to discredit Bong Go
Aika Rey, Rappler
August 01, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV on Thursday, August 1, denied hiring an alleged scammer for an online smear campaign against administration candidates in the recent elections.
Aquino was reacting to the claim of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, who based his allegation on the say-so of alleged scammers police presented to the media on Thursday.
The alleged scammers – Dennis Borbon and Edgar Buluran – were arrested for posing as a congressman to solicit thousands of pesos from lawmakers and a vice governor.
In text message to Rappler, Aquino said that Borbon apparently wanted to change the narrative of the story to divert attention away from his crime.
“Kulang sa pansin itong si Borbon at malinaw na iniiba ang kuwento para makalimutan ang mga krimeng nagawa niya. Wala tayong kinalaman sa kanya,”Aquino said.
(Borbon wants attention and it’s clear that he’s trying to change the story so that people will forget the crimes he committed. We don’t have anything to do with him.)
Borbon then volunteered the information that he was an “anti-administration” blogger and claimed that he was hired by the chief of staff of Aquino to discredit Go and their allies.
He also alleged that he rendered his services to former Magdalo congressman and defeated opposition senatorial bet Gary Alejano.
Aquino warned against believing scammers.
“Huwag sana nating paniwalaan ang mga tao gaya ni Borbon na manloloko at nakasangkot sa mga scam (Let’s not believe people like Borbon that is a fraud and has been part of a scam),” Aquino said.
Like Aquino, Alejano also denied hiring Borbon, saying that his entire social media campaign was managed by professional volunteers. He said that his general rule is to “never resort to smear campaign”.
“May our government officials be more responsible in releasing information to the public especially if their source is a scammer,” Alejano said.
Meanwhile, Trillanes said that Go should stop hatching new conspiracies against him.
“Puwede ba tigilan niya ako sa mga kalokohan niya? Wala akong pakialam sa kanya (Can he spare me from his antics? I don’t care about him),” Trillanes said.
Since Go had not made a formal complaint based on Borbon’s allegations involving the opposition figures, Philippine National Police spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac said the police was not investigating the matter. – Rappler.com