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The token opposition

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Apparently fed up with the opportunistic straddling of two horses of three of its senatorial candidates in the May elections, the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has dropped Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda and political neophyte Grace Poe-Llamanzares from its Senate ticket.   The UNA campaign manager, Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco, announced that the [...]

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is Zubiri boycotting own poll counter-protest?

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It is becoming increasingly clear that there was massive cheating during the 2004 and 2007 elections and that a number of elective public officials should not be in the positions they are now occupying while others who supposedly lost in the elections should be occupying those positions instead. Circumstantial evidence point to that. In the results of the senatorial elections in Maguindanao, Luis “Chavit” Singson, who is from Ilocos Sur, placed first while several opposition candidates got zero votes. A Muslim opposition candidate lost in that Muslim province.

Posted: August 2nd, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Doy Laurel never was Ninoy’s counsel

IN BOY del Mundo’s June 23 Special Report, he wrote: “Cory Aquino refused to see Laurel, a  former senator who had organized the opposition during the martial law years, gave up his lifelong ambition to rally the anti-Marcos forces behind the widow of his boyhood friend in the snap election of 1986 that preceded the [...]

Posted: June 30th, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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