Admin coalition confident to take lead in surveys

(Source: LiberalPartyPhils)

THE administration coalition is confident that its candidates will grab the lead in survey rankings as their first television advertisement for the midterm elections is aired ahead of the official campaign period.

In a latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on preferred 2013 senatorial candidates conducted on January 17 to 19, members of the administration coalition entered the so-called “Magic 12″ but none of these bets are part of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), which President Benigno Aquino III chairs. Read the rest of this entry

Guv: Let’s work for peaceful polls

Governor Lilia Pineda has enjoined all candidates in Pampanga province to work hard for peaceful elections, during the covenant signing held at the San Guillermo Parish Church in this town Tuesday.

According to Pineda, she signed the treaty as a manifestation of her serious advocacy to make Pampanga the most peaceful province during the campaign and election periods.

She added that the promotion of an orderly election starts with presenting platforms truthfully, and not with mudslinging. Read the rest of this entry

Talisay LP bets go on separate sorties

ARE Talisay Liberal Party (LP) bets heading for a split?

Members of the City’s ruling party said they saw LP bets going on separate sorties.

But an LP official said this is the party’s strategy to cover more ground during the campaign. Read the rest of this entry

Leyte lawmaker to be named Lakas-CMD president

ASSISTANT Minority Floor Leader and Leyte 1st district Representative Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez will replace Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as president of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) in preparation for his bid for speakership in the next Congress.

Maguindanao Representative Simeon Datumanong, vice chairman of the once-dominant ruling party, bared this in an interview with members of the media. Read the rest of this entry

Folks welcome Pelayo’s congressional bid

MACABEBE – Residents here warmly welcomed Candaba mayor and fourth district congressional candidate Jerry Pelayo during a consultative meeting held in this town Monday.

“Ang maganda kay Mayor Pelayo ay mayroon siyang bitbit na programa at malinaw ang gusto niyang mangyari sakaling maupo siya bilang congressman. Nakakatuwa dahil narito siya para makinig sa aming mga pangangangailangan,” Mario Sunga, a resident of Macabebe, said. Read the rest of this entry

Dinagyang Feast places Iloilo in world tourism map

THE Dinagyang Festival has succeeded in placing Iloilo City in the world tourism map and tourist destination following the presence of numerous foreign tourists and guests came here to witness the festivities.

Tourism Regional Director Helen Catalbas said the Dinagyang was remembered by the tourists because of its highlights such as the Kasadyahan Mardi Gras and Ati-Atihan Tribe competitions. [Read more]

Is technology a job killer? A few history lessons

To workers being pushed out of jobs by today’s technology, history has a message: You’re not the first. From textile machines to the horseless carriage to email, technology has upended industries and wiped out jobs for centuries. It also has created millions of jobs, though usually not for the people who lost them. “People suffer ...