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Malolos, Bulacan 1st District Congressional race deferred

Today, April 20, the Supreme Court ruled with finality that Bulacan’s Malolos District, one of the newly-created districts via RA 9591, is nullified due to the city not meeting the crucial 250,000 population requirement.

As a result, the Congressional race in Malolos City will be deferred. Consequently, the Congressional race in the 1st District of Bulacan, where Malolos originally belongs and will be part of again, will be deferred as well.

There is no showing in the present case that the City of Malolos has attained or will attain a population of 250,000, whether actual or projected, before the 10 May 2010 elections
“SC nullifies Malolos district with finality”, Philippine Daily Inquirer (via inquirer.net Breaking News), April 20, 2010

“At this point in time, it will be difficult to conduct election for congressman for the first district because you have people running for the first district (and) you have people running for congressman of Malolos City.”
– COMELEC Comm. Gregorio Larrazabal, as quoted in “Polls for Bulacan district deferred”, by Sheila Crisostomo, The Philippine STAR, April 20, 2010

Please note that this affect the Congressional race only, and the other three districts of Bulacan will not be affected. To the residents of Malolos and Bulacan’s 1st District, please be guided.

“Meanwhile, sources in the House of Representatives said the SC could also invalidate the splitting of the first congressional district of Camarines Sur.

They said like Malolos, the two districts do not meet the population requirement of 250,000 per legislative constituency as prescribed by the Constitution.”
– as quoted in “Supreme Court: No new Malolos district”, The Philippine STAR (via philstar.net Headlines), April 20, 2010


Local Candidates 2010: Muntinlupa City

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The Liberal Party plans another “yellow invasion” in the south, this time in Muntinlupa City, a Lakas-Kampi-CMD territory.

Incumbent Mayor Aldrin San Pedro seeks another term in his post, while former Mayor Jaime Fresnedi returns in the Mayoralty scene and runs for another three-year tenure.

Incumbent Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac looks for another term as well, and is up against 2nd District Coun. Marissa Rongavilla.

Outgoing Sen. Rodolfo Biazon looks forward for another legislative stint, this time as Muntinlupa’s Representative in Congress. (His son, outgoing Rep. Ruffy Biazon seeks a Senate seat.) However, six others stand in his way, among them NPC’s Ricardo “Dong” Puno, Bangon Pilipinas’ Rudy Viloria, outgoing 1st District Coun. Ermie Espeleta, and outgoing 2nd District Coun. Rey Bulay.

Names in italics are candidates running for re-election.

LP Others
Mayor Aldrin
Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac
Marissa Rongavilla
Rodolfo Biazon NPC: Ricardo Puno, Jr.
BP: Rodolfo Viloria
Rey Bulay
Rafael Burgos
Ermie Espeleta
Herminio Sorilla
1st District
Dan Hubert Barlis
Raul Corro
Ma. Victoria dela Rea
Alexander Diaz
Amy Labios
Baldomero Niefes
Ringo Teves
Allen Ampaya
Carlo Argana
Pat Boncayao, Jr.
Gabriel Dolleton
Ivory Hernandez
Erick Lorica
Ronald Solomon
Benjie Trozado
NP: Louie Arciaga
NP: Abegail Camilon
PMP: Marita Calalang
Gregorio Abanes
Rommel Abanto
Espino Arciaga
Romy Calderon
Epifanio Caro, Jr.
Antonio Oliva
Zosimo Ponce
Edgardo Trozado
2nd District
Robert Abas
Robert Baes
Luvi Constantino
Grace Gonzaga
Rufino Joaquin
Rafael Sevilla
Bernardo Escobedo
Allan Miranda
Rodolfo Moldez
Ma. Consuelo Navarro
Ariel Nofuente
Don Nolasco
Delia Pascual
Neptali Santiago
PMP: Joselito Arevalo
PMP: Vergel Ulanday
Chris Balbanero
Santiago Carlos, Jr.
Alejandro delos Reyes
Elmer Espeleta
Willie Frias
Nelson Pausal
Edwin Rivera
Joselito Salud
Geraldine So
Nicholo Sunpayco
Alberto Tabulog

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Local Candidates 2010: Las Piñas City

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Las Piñas City is known to be Manny Villar’s home base, and is a strong citadel of the Nacionalista Party. This is why the Liberal Party is looking forward to paint this city yellow, if you will.

Incumbent Mayor Vergel Aguilar runs for a second consecutive term as Mayor, and is up against LP’s Felix Sinajon and two more candidates. Aguilar chose 2nd District Coun. Luis Bustamante as his running-mate.

The Aguilars (both Vergel and his wife Imelda) have held the Mayoralty post since 1995. Sinajon, on the other hand, is Charter President of Kiwanis Club of Metro Las Piñas.

Outgoing Rep. Cynthia Villar (wife of Presidential candidate Manny Villar) selects his son, Mark Villar, to replace her in Congress. But on his way is LP’s Francisco Antonio Jr., son and namesake of the city’s Mayor from 1959 to 1963.

Names in italics are candidates running for re-election.

LP Others
Mayor Vergel
Vice Mayor Luis Bustamante
Benjamin Gonzales Teodoro Baldomaro
Estelita Salentes
Representative Mark Villar Francisco Antonio, Jr. Filipino Alvarado
Zarah Veloria
1st District
Dennis Aguilar
Alfredo Miranda
Oscar Peña

Ben Quilatan
Rex Riguera
Mark Anthony Santos
Harry dela Cruz
Elmer Gregorio
Giovanni Lavilla
Vilma Miranda
Winnie Tanudra
Raul Trinidad
Mario Acuna
Anllan Apolonio
Larry Bugaring
Gladys delos Reyes
Noel Fortuna
Adriano Mendoza
Salve Musa
Marlon Secuya
Loie Tarpe
Robert Villanueva
2nd District
Carlo Aguilar
Leopoldo Benedicto
Renato Dumlao
Danilo Hernandez

Henry Medina
Ruben Ramos
Mario Casabal
Modesto Domingo
Ronald Dominguez
Danilo Lopez
AKP: Luigi Casimiro
Elsa Alcover
Lannie Aranas
Pepe Fernandez
Nonita Menil
Nerissa Murillo
Danilo Paez

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Local Candidates 2010: Parañaque City

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The Stand has already listed local candidates running in seven cities and one town in central Metro Manila. Now we go down south, to three “politically-charged” cities this coming 2010 Elections. And we’ll start with Parañaque City.

Incumbent Mayor Jun Bernabe and Vice Mayor Gus Tambunting of Lakas-Kampi-CMD are seeking re-election. Bernabe, son of former Mayor Florencio Bernabe Sr. (1972-86), hopes for a third straight term as Mayor.

Meanwhile, actor Joey Marquez seeks “redemption” as he runs alone for Mayor, a post he held from 1995 to 2004.

Outgoing 1st District Rep. Ed Zialcita joins the fray, as he runs for Mayor as well, with Anjo Yllana as his running-mate. Zialcita is in his third and last term as Representative. Yllana is a former Vice Mayor, and in 2007 ran for another term but lost.

Rolando Bernabe, and Edwin Olivarez of LP joins KKK’s Ding Wenceslao and three other candidates looking forward to replace Zialcita in Congress. Rolando Bernabe is the son of Mayor Bernabe (and Secretary to the Mayor), while Olivarez is the son of former mayor Pablo Olivarez (1992-95). Wenceslao is a businessman who owns a big piece of land across Baclaran church.

Incumbent 2nd District Rep. Roilo Golez runs for re-election as well, and is up against lawyer Pedro Montaño.

Names in italics are candidates running for re-election.

Mayor Florencio
Vice Mayor Gustavo Tambunting
Anjo Yllana, Jr. [PMP]
1st District
Rolando Bernabe Edwin Olivarez [LP] NPC: Jun Jun Densing
Edison Javier
Naty Magsombol
Ding Wenceslao, Jr.
1st District
Rufino Allanigue
Ricardo Baes, Jr.
Joy delos Santos
Raquel Gabriel
Florante Romey, Jr.
“Alma Moreno” Salic
Bodjie Salvador
Jason Webb
Dong Brigola [NP]
Brillante Inciong [NP]
Roselle Nava [NP]
Benito Aragon [LP]
Lorna Campano [LP]
Jim Ferrer [LP]
Jaime Nery, Jr. [LP]
Eric Olivarez [LP]
NPC: Romeo Arcilla
NPC: Jerry Biboso
NPC: Antonio Duñgo
NPC: Joan Villafuerte
Sonny Bobadilla
Odi de Leon
Julie Estrera
Axel Gonzalez
Tito Isunza
Dino Ross
Andre San Juan
Junior Unizan
Fortunato Yabut
2nd District
Roilo Golez
Pedro Montaño
2nd District
Florencia Amurao
Carlito Antipuesto
Edwin Benzon
Florencio Bernabe III
Hilario Bonsol
Baby Bustamante
Jose Enrico Golez
Valmar Sotto

Rina Cadano [NP]
Karlo Davila [NP]
Maritess de Asis [NP]
Binky Favis [LP]
Mon Panaligan [PMP]
Generoso Puzon [PMP]
Felix Resuello [PMP]
Ryan Yllana [PMP]
Arnold Castillo
Ronald Macaraig
Chit Serrano
Roberto Serrano, Jr.
Albert Visitacion, Jr.

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Local Candidates 2010: San Juan City

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After the 2010 Elections, the city of San Juan may remain to be an “Estrada territory” or may become a pro-administration city, as the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD Party is attempting to do so this year.

Outgoing three-termer Mayor JV Ejercito stands unopposed to replace three-termer Rep. Ronaldo Zamora in Congress. Seeking to replace him is his mother, Guia Gomez, under the Magdiwang ticket. Her running-mate is 2nd District Coun. Francis Zamora, the son of outgoing Rep. Zamora.

Leading this “Lakas-Kampi invasion” in San Juan are Manuel Andrada and Alex Enriquez.

Names in italics are incumbent candidates running for re-election.

Lakas-Kampi Others
Mayor Guia
Vice Mayor Francis Zamora
Alex Enriquez
JV Ejercito [PMP]
1st District
Angelo Agcaoili
William Go
Onil Mendoza
Vincent Pacheco
Edgardo Soriano
Ferdinand Velasco

Bernard Drilon
Joseph Galarosa
Garry Reyes
Jeremy Tayson
Johnny Young
AJ dela Cruz
Emiliano Pillarina
2nd District
Rolando Bernardo
Doni Carballo

V. Mayor Leo Celles
Jannah Ejercito
Richard Peralta

Jose Noel Rozon
Lani Duran
Justin Jhocson
James Lim
Belinda Surian
Joanna Torre
Dittor Torres
Amador Turla
Glenn Acol [NPC]
Carlos Yan [NPC]
Jose Warren Villa [BP]

Kindly state corrections, if there are any, at the comments section below.

Local Candidates 2010: Mandaluyong City

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Mandaluyong City is home to the Abalos and Gonzales families of politics. And they’re seeking to retain their places once again in the City Hall and Congress in the 2010 Elections.

The ruling party, Lakas-Kampi-CMD, makes its strong presence known in the Tiger City, as incumbent Mayor Benhur Abalos, Vice Mayor Rene Sta. Maria and Rep. Neptali Gonzales II seek re-election. Gonzales II stand unopposed. However, on April 12, Gonzales defected to the Liberal Party.

The Aksyon Demokratiko ticket, although lesser known than the Lakas-Kampi-CMD candidates, looks forward for a major upset, and a new force in Mandaluyong politics, if they win in this year’s elections. Leading the team is the tandem of Erbert Buan and Danilo de Guzman.

However, Buan was arrested after a buy-bust operation by police last January 30 for selling drugs.

Names in italics are incumbent candidates running for re-election.

Aksyon Others
Mayor Benjamin
Ernest Albert
Vice Mayor Renato Sta. Maria
Danilo de Guzman
Alexander Soriano
Neptali Gonzales II
1st District
Jonathan Abalos
Luisito Espinosa
Luisito Pillas
Alex Santos
Berong Servillon
Anthony Suva

Ayla Alim
Benito Francisco III
Adel Inocentes III
Eduardo Pañoso
Edwin Santos
Arsenio Abalos
Edgar Bais
Bernardo Buella
Chito Dumas
Vic Española
Jonas Fernandez
Caloy Manansala
Gerardo Pe
Jose “Joey” Reyes
Domeng Sta. Maria
2nd District
Edward Bartolome
Noel Bernardo

Francisco Esteban
Darius Razon
Mchael Ocampo

Alex Sta. Maria
Jun Almonicar, Jr.
Ka Ed Geronimo, Jr.
Renato Mallillin
Eugene Rebulado
Davidson Santos
Romeo Alday
Resty Cancicio
Gerard Castillo
Jose “Totoy” Chan
Rolito Cruz
Romeo Cruz
Julio de Quinto
Jessie Garcia
Frncisco Junsay, Jr.
Tony Vicuña

The Abalos and Gonzales families have produced former mayors and representatives, and has even alternated in holding these positions. Case in point: Gonzales II was the city’s representative from 1995 to 2004, then Abalos Jr. took over from 2004 to 2007. Gonzales II was re-elected in 2007, and here he is in 2010 seeking a second term.

In addition, former COMELEC Commissioner Benjamin Abalos Sr. was Mayor of the city from 1988 to 1997, then his son Benhur was elected as Mayor from 1997 to 2004, and from 2007 until the present. The mayor of Mandaluyong from 2004 to 2007? Neptali Gonzalez II.

Kindly state corrections, if there are any, at the comments section below.

Local Candidates 2010: Pasig City

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The 2010 local elections in Pasig City is a clear example of a classic LP vs NP battle.

Incumbent Mayor Bobby Eusebio and Vice Mayor and actor Yoyong Martires sided with Manny Villar’s Nacionalista Party, while activist Ricardo Reyes and running-mate businessman John Javier joined forces with Noynoy Aquino’s Liberal Party.

Incumbent Rep. Roman Romulo of Lakas-Kampi-CMD faces off against LP’s Francisco “Sonny” Rivera for a seat in Congress.

Judging from the COMELEC list of official candidates for the city, the NP fielded nine candidates for Councilor in the 1st District. Also, LP only filled each district with three candidates for Councilor.

Names in italics are incumbent candidates running for re-election.

NP LP Others
Mayor Robert
Vice Mayor Rosalio Martirez John Javier
Wainwright Rivera
Representative Sonny Rivera Jr. Roman Romulo
1st District
Reggie Balderama
Iyo Bernardo
Lorna Bernardo
Onofre Capco
Atoy Co
Angelito Comsti
Renato Lipana
Rey San Buenaventura
Lex Santiago
Jocris Gonzales
Christian Sia
Jose Tatco IV
Papi Ycay
2nd District
Rodrigo Asilo
Charmie Benavides
Roberto Benito
Virgilio del Rosario
Ricky Eusebio
Boy Raymundo
Emil Ambagan
Macario Cruz
Roland Vasquez
Teofilo Pascual
Bert Vidayo

Kindly state corrections, if there are any, at the comments section below.

Local Candidates 2010: Pateros

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Pateros is the only town left in Metro Manila; San Juan, Navotas, Malabon and Taguig have been declared cities within the past seven years. But don’t underestimate this small town.

Its local economy is as good and strong as its neighbor cities, businesses are booming, and its local officials are outstanding in terms of local services. This makes the 2010 local elections in Pateros very interesting, and its residents would surely have a tough decision to make.

Incumbent Mayor Joey Medina, Vice Mayor Jojo Sanchez and some councilors under their “Samahang Mas na Mas” ticket are running for re-election. A Capco reemerges, as Patrick Capco Umali, nephew of former Mayor Rosendo Capco, runs for Mayor. Former 1st District councilor Jojo Nicdao, without a running-mate, runs for Vice Mayor.

Meanwhile, we see again Ren-Ren Cayetano and former Pateros Coun. Arnel Cerafica vying for a Congressional seat, as Pateros is included in the 1st legislative district of Taguig (aka Taguig-Pateros).

Names in italics are incumbent candidates running for re-election.

SMM* PMP/LP Others
Mayor Jaime
Vice Mayor Jojo Sanchez Jorge Nicdao
Ren-Ren Cayetano Arnel Cerafica
1st District
Rolando Dolon
Jaime Flores
Rosario Muñoz
Pio Joel Reyes
Dominador Rosales
Mil Villegas
Lauro Capco
Allan dela Cruz
Ruel Gatpayat
Gerald German
Oscar Ongmanchi
Antonio Saez

Joseph Manzon
2nd District
Edgar Castillo
Ernesto Cortez
Daisy Reyes
Jeric Reyes
Elmer Reyes
Gerardo Sanchez

Arturo Enriquez
Ernesto Gallano
Alden Mangoba
Jowell Raymundo
Albert Tañga
Julio Ungco
Ayie Ampe
Arthur Arancel
Juday Arteza
Joseph Dayco
Ricardo Santos
Angelito Yari

* Some candidates, if not all, in the “Samahang Mas na Mas” ticket are associated with the Nacionalista Party.

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Overseas Voting starts; Senatoriables’ light sides

Today, April 10, marks the start of the Overseas Absentee Voting period, and the registered Filipino voters in Hong Kong and Singapore would be the first ones to vote.

Also, there’s an interesting article by ABS-CBN News posted on Yahoo! news regarding the Senatoriables’ lighter sides. Check it out.

Polls for President, Vice President

We are on the last month before the 2010 Automated General Elections on May 10. The Stand would just like to know who you’re voting for. So please cast your votes on the poll for President and Vice President at the sidebar, on the right side of this post.

Thank you very much!


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