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No backing out of race — Erap By Gerry Baldo 02/23/2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


No backing out of race — Erap


By Gerry Baldo
02/23/2010

“No way will I back out of the presidential race.”

This was what former President Joseph Estrada yesterday said during the morning news program at dzBB, hosted by anchor Mike Enriquez, in answer to a question on rumors that Estrada would be withdrawing from the presidential race and endorse another presidential bet.

“I won’t back out of the presidential race. No way. I cannot leave Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and (Senate Pro-Tempore) Jinggoy (Estrada) and any of my senatorial candidates who are running under the banner of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).”

He also stressed that the reason he is running for the presidency this time around if that he wants to fulfill his promise to the Filipino people of uplifting the lives of the masses.

He said that if elected, he will prioritize three items on this agenda: the achievement of peace and order, food security, and ending graft and corruption.... MORE


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No bringing back the Edsa ’86 spirit EDITORIAL 02/23/2010


No bringing back the Edsa ’86 spirit


EDITORIAL
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02/23/2010

Edsa’s 1986 spirit can hardly be resurrected and the reason is simple: Edsa 1986 was, simply stated, a revolt, not a revolution.

But the Edsa revolt could have become a stepping stone to becoming a full-scale revolution then. After all, the Marcos regime had collapsed, and along with it, all the institutions — including the Supreme Court (SC).

The revolt created a great opportunity for the newly installed leader to institute drastic and immediate changes.... MORE


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Fraudulent polls ahead


FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
02/23/2010

Forget clean and credible presidential elections in May.

Not for such clean elections when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic-TIM are covering up for each other; when even the absence of security markings from the National Printing Office (NPO) in some 2 million ballots printed for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is being cavalierly dismissed by the poll body as not being a “critical” factor.

As Comelec spokesman James Jimenez was quoted as saying, the poll body failed to place the security marks on the ARMM ballots because the printers had not been configured in time for the printing, but not to worry, he says, as the Smartmatic and Comelec marks are in these printed ballots.

As Jimenez put it: “There are two sets of security markings. The NPO marks are not critical” since they (NPO marks) are just an added layer, adding that the ballots would still be read by the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines. “Even without the NPO security marks, the ballots would be protected.”... MORE


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Scientists shed light on sleep through the ages focus 02/23/2010


Scientists shed light on sleep through the ages


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02/23/2010

SAN DIEGO — What starts with an “s” that seniors need more of than younger adults, is great to get a bit of in the middle of the day and could cause teens to turn to drugs if they don’t get enough of it?

The answer is sleep, according to several studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) found that 68-year-old adults, on average, did better on a simple memory test if they got more sleep.... MORE


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