Tag Archives: election campaign

Filipino voters should be blamed for the Philippines’ problems

I don’t think there is a point in holding elections in the Philippines. It’s so expensive and the whole process just disrupts normal activities and keeps Filipinos from moving forward. What is the point in going through something that won’t … Continue reading

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SC upholds candidates’ freedom to air as much TV and radio political ads as they want!

Perhaps if our “activists” focused more on creating buzzes around real issues rather than on presuming to police the campaign tactics of our politicians and auditing their token fly-by-night “platforms” we’d gain more traction around creating a more issues-based political … Continue reading

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Noynoy Aquino’s greatest accomplishments: campaigning against his enemies and campaigning for his allies

Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino is one dedicated man. His passion and commitment to following through his support for the Liberal Party’s senatorial bets is unmatched and unprecedented. Despite all the problems facing the nation, he still finds the … Continue reading

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Do showbiz politics and ‘brown presidents’ make a good mix?

Things haven’t changed much in Philippine politics despite efforts to impart upon Filipino voters the finer cognitive skills involved in choosing their leaders. Of course, it is really foolish to expect more from candidates like Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada and Jejomar … Continue reading

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Noynoy Aquino's yellow bus of convenient circumstances

Philippine blogosphere commentator par excellence Mr Joe America is on a roll! Over at FilipinoVoices.com, he adds yet another very insightful set of ideas (now in the form of a really hard question) to the national “debate” with regard to … Continue reading

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The official campaign period: Does it even matter?

[…] our political practice is more oriented towards coalitions; and the coalitions, too, require time to hammer out a common platform as the basis of uniting to support specific candidates. The broader the coalition, the longer and more complicated the … Continue reading

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Noynoy Aquino's vblog

Over at Barrio Siete, a commentor issued a challenge to another commentor that illustrates an aspect of the Philippine National “Debate” that is a Filipino favourite and a cherished tradition of our “democracy” — gossipping about who thy neighbour planeth … Continue reading

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