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Erap camp junks Pulse, SWS surveys By Gerry Baldo 02/11/2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Erap camp junks Pulse, SWS surveys

By Gerry Baldo

The public pulse on the ground is not reflective of the so-called non-commissioned surveys.

The Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) yesterday expressed serious doubts on the results of various surveys conducted by polling firms, saying that the findings are not reflective of what is happening on the ground.

According to PMP presidential candidate former President Joseph Estrada and PMP senatorial candidate Francisco “Kit” Tatad, there is clearly a big disparity between the reception of the people from the publicized survey results showing voter preferences for candidates for the presidency, vice presidency and the Senate.

“I’m surprised at the results of the surveys, because on the ground, the people have not changed toward me ...the reception is very warm,” Estrada said in an interview at the Urdaneta City University where his entourage landed for a provincial swing that included a courtesy call on Mayor Amadito Perez of Urdaneta City and a motorcade through the towns of Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Bayambang, San Carlos City, San Fabian and a visit to the Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine.... MORE

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Poverty blues EDITORIAL 02/11/2010

Poverty blues

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For Liberal Party bet, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, the way to solve the poverty problem in the country is to eliminate corruption.

For Nacionalista Party standard bearer, Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar, the way to eliminate poverty is to have a pro-poor economic program.

For the Pwersa ng Masa presidential bet, former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, to solve the poverty issue is to restore peace and order in this country, for the investment climate to grow, and for the country to be able to move forward.... MORE

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The good of mudslinging FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 02/11/2010

The good of mudslinging

Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Mudslinging is certainly a part of, and expected in, Philippine electoral politics — and even elsewhere in the world.

In truth, mudslinging is one good way for the Filipino electorate to know whether a presidential candidate is what he says he is by way of expensive television advertisements, which merely gives the voters a false image of the candidate, as he is being projected without warts and all.
When mud hits a presidential candidate, the response of his and his camp always is that this is black propaganda. Maybe yes, maybe no. It all depends on the mud flung at him.... MORE

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Latin America distances itself from US on drug war focus 02/11/2010

Latin America distances itself from US on drug war


LIMA — Latin America is shifting focus in counter-drug strategies, moving away from a US strategy of a “war on drugs” that is widely seen as having failed, experts here said.

Researchers from Latin America, the United States and Europe agreed that the debate is now centered on a search for local solutions rather than the broader policing strategy long dictated from Washington.
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