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RECTO ON ISKO MORENO: Ang tunay na lider na may utak sa bayag at may bayag sa utak

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto Recto said he is batting for Isko Moreno to be the next president because the Manila mayor “has the competence, courage and empathy needed to bring the country to its feet and uplift the lives of all Filipinos in this time of the pandemic.”

Recto, to further stress why Filipinos need an Isko Moreno to lead the country, cited a famous Batangas saying to describe the presidential candidate: “Ang tunay na lider, kailangan may utak sa bayag at may bayag sa utak.”

Recto dished out the ego-busting praise for the presidential candidate in the 2022 elections, in his speech at the joint One Batangas – IM Pilipinas convention held in Lipa Cit.y.

The event was attended by district representatives, provincial board members, municipal and city mayors, municipal and city councilors, as well as barangay chairs.

Recto elaborated on the Batangueno motto in Pilipino: “Ang ibig sabihin nun, kailangan may talino, may competence, courage, at dadagdagan ko, kailangan may puso para sa mahirap. Si Isko, na ilang buwan ko nang kasama, may competence, courage at tapang, at may empathy para sa pangkaraniwang mamamayan.”

“Kaya ang paki-usap ko sa ating mga kababayan, pag-isahin na natin si Mayor Isko para maging susunod na pangulo ng bansang Pilipinas,” Recto said.

Moreno is taking a crack at the presidency in the 2022 polls and will compete in a crowded field that includes Senators Manny Pacquiao and Ping Lacson, Vice President Leni Robredo and former Senator Bongbong Marcos. Being eagerly awaited to make the presidential election a six-man race is presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

DUTERTE to lead start of roadshow for Bato-Go tandem in 2022 election

By ROGER M. BALANZA

No less than President Rodrigo Duterte will lead start of a national roadshow for the BAGO tandem (Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa for President and Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go for Vice President) of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the 2022 elections.

The faction led by party president Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi iPDP-Laban will fire the starting gun to kick off the event in Iligan City on Saturday, October 16.

“It would be like a political rally that would include acknowledgment and raising of the hands of our official candidates in local posts, new members would take their oath and everyone would be given a chance to give their commitment to support the candidates of the party,” Melvin Matibag, party secretary-general, said on Friday.

Duterte in the event expected to be attended by some 250 local candidates, officials and leaders of PDP-Laban, will endorse the party’s local candidates, said Manubag.

DE LIMA, TRILLANES in Robredo’s Senate slate for 2022 election

Vice President Leni Robredo n Friday, October 15, announced 11 names for her senatorial ticket in the 2022 polls.

It includes a former vice president, five incumbent senators, two returning senators, and one former congressman representing seven parties from across the political spectrum.

They are :

  1. Teddy Baguilat Jr.  (Liberal Party)
  2. Jojo Binay (United Nationalist Alliance)
  3. Leila de Lima (Liberal Party)
  4. Chel Diokno (Katipunan ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino)
  5. Chiz Escudero (Nationalist People’s Coalition)
  6. Dick Gordon (Bagumbayan VNP Movement)
  7. Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan Party)
  8. Alex Lacson (Kapatiran Party)
  9. Antonio Trillanes IV (Magdalo)
  10. Joel Villanueva (Independent)
  11. Migz Zubiri (Independent)

Robredo is running as an independent candidate, while her running mate Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is seeking the vice presidency underopoosition Liberal Party (LP).

PDP-Laban fields Bato-Bong tandem

MANILA – Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is the presidential bet of the ruling party, Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), a decision which has long been arrived at but was kept under wraps.The neophyte senator and former Philippine National Police chief filed his… Read More

Duterte attends PDP-Laban bets’ COC filing

MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte showed up at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City to support the administration’s senatorial bets as the filing of certificates of candidacy ended on Friday.Duterte raised the hands of the eight Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipinas – Lakas ng… Read More

BONG GO: ‘I can work with anyone’

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said he can work with anyone if elected as Vice President in the 2022 polls.

He said his priority is to pursue the continuity of programs of the current administration and expand it further to sustain the positive change that President Rodrigo Duterte has started.

“I can work with anyone. Mula noon hanggang ngayon, walang pili naman po ang pagseserbisyo ko sa tao. Rerespetuhin ko kung sino ang ihahalal ng taumbayan sa pagka-pangulo (Right from the start, I serve without discriminating anybody. I would respect anyone who would be elected for president by the people),” Go said in a statement on Wednesday.

Go has pledged to be a “working vice president” if the Filipino people elect him, stressing that he will not merely be a “spare tire,” but rather a public servant who ordinary Filipinos can rely on.

At kung mabibigyan naman ako ng pagkakataon ng mga kababayan natin, I will be a working Vice President na gagawin ang lahat para makapagsilbi sa mga Pilipino hindi lang sa salita, kundi sa gawa. Hindi ako magiging spare tire o reserba lamang (If given a chance by our people, I will be a working Vice President who would do everything to serve the Filipinos, not only in words but also in action. I won’t be a spare tire),” he said.

Go filed his Certificate of Candidacy in Pasay City on October 2, accompanied by President Duterte.

He said his decision to run was motivated by his desire to carry on the Duterte Administration’s legacy.

Bilang opisyal at kandidato naman ng PDP-Laban, kaisa ako ng aking mga kapartido sa aming hangaring maipagpatuloy ang mga magagandang programa at makabuluhang pagbabago na nasimulan ni Pangulong Duterte (As an official and a candidate of PDP-Labas, I’m one with my party mates in our goal to continue the programs and genuine change that President Duterte has started),” he said.

The senator added that the party “will support a presidential candidate who can push for the continuity that the people want.”

Meanwhile, Go thanked Filipinos for their continued support for him and the Duterte Administration.

He assured them that he would keep pushing for programs that would continue the change that the present administration had started.

Go, on the other hand, said despite his vice presidential bid, he remains focused on his duties as a senator and public servant especially in assisting the government and the general public in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. (PR)

BREAKING NEWS: Robredo files COC for president in 2022 polls

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday, October 7, filed her Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president as an independent candidate and not under the Liberal Party that she chairs.

Robredo filed her COC, hours after she announced her presidential bid on Thursday, October 7. 

In a speech to announce her presidential bid earlier Thursday morning , Robredo said she wants to put an end to the incompetence, corruption, and culture of violence that has persisted under the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

56-year old Robredo, widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, was accompanied by daughers Aika and Tricia, and her election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal.

Meanwile, reports have it that Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is running for vice president in the 2022 elections, in tandem with Robredo.

Pangilinan, 58, is president of once-ruling Liberal Party.

The senator and Robredo have opposed several key policies of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, including the war on drugs, stance on the West Philippine Sea, and push for death penalty.