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Poll season on; Erap rally draws huge crowds 02/10/2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Poll season on; Erap rally draws huge crowds


02/10/2010

The election season officially kicked off yesterday, with all the presidential candidates staging their separate rallies in different ways, but what drew the most crowds yesterday was the Plaza Miranda rally of former President Joseph Estrada, who is gunning for his old Malacañang seat which was stolen from him by then Vice President Gloria Arroyo and her elite civil society in a coup d’etat.

Mounted on a special van stage and having his senatorial candidates, along with his vice presidential candidate Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and his Manila mayoralty candidate, Lito Atienza, former Manila mayor and Environment secretary, Estrada reaffirmed his charisma with the masses, showing one and all that he remains as strong as ever after thousands of his supporters converged on his proclamation rally at the Plaza Miranda yesterday at the start of the formal campaign season.

Estimates were anywhere from over 5,000 to 15,000 persons attended the occasion where the entire senatorial line-up of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)-United Opposition (UNO), together with local candidates in Manila and other areas in Metro Manila were introduced.... MORE


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Political infighting EDITORIAL 02/10/2010


Political infighting


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02/10/2010

Infighting for the top judicial post between two Supreme Court (SC) associate justices is fierce — and fairly dirty, that is for certain.

At least two associate justices who know they have no chance at all of being appointed, should Gloria Arroyo do the appointing, desperately want the high court seat, but knowing that they won’t get it, they came up with an acceptance of the nomination to the high seat — on condition that the next president appoints them.... MORE


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Still for the traditional way FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 02/10/2010


Still for the traditional way



FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
02/10/2010

Debates after debates, presidential forums after presidential forums have merely shown one thing: They are so boring and do not help any candidate in wooing the electorate into voting for them on the strength of the way they replied to the debate questions.

There is also always an important question thrown by audiences after these debates: Why weren’t questions on certain issues affecting candidates not asked at all by the panelists or even the audience of candidates? For that matter, why is the audience reactions to candidates not taken as the general sentiment of the electorate, in the same manner presidential poll survey findings are not being taken as the accurate pulse of the voters?... MORE


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The Ateneo, 1959 to 2009 ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 02/10/2010


The Ateneo, 1959 to 2009


ZOOMING IN
Rudy Romero
02/10/2010

The year that began on April 14, 2009 is a grand year for the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. That date marked the sesquicentenary — the 150th anniversary — of the Society of Jesus in this country.

On April 14, 1859, 10 Jesuit priests arrived in Manila to begin which was to be a 150-year love affair between the Philippines and the Society of Jesus. The Society’s fine record as a teaching order having proceeded the new arrivals, the governor-general of the day, Fernando Norzagaray y Escudero, gave the Society authority to establish a school in Intramuros. The Escuela Municipal, which was to be the only primary school in Manila, received its first students on Oct. 1, 1859.

In 1865, during the governor-generalship of Juan de Lara y Irigoyen, the Escuela Municipal became the Ateneo Municipal de Manila. The Ateneo was on its way.... MORE


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