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[2021.04.08] This was originally a huge reddit thread where I had more than 100 comments, which resulted in so many posts to this site. I decided to merge most of the top level content into this large single post.

Posted on r/Philippines: 2016 Senatorial Candidates Information Megathread

Hello /r/Philippines!

As we all know, the presidential and vice-presidential races are quite controversial and getting a lot of attention. This leads to the Senate race getting less attention and comparably less information is available about the senatorial candidates. The senators matter too, since they affect the legislative agenda and may also run for higher office in the future.

I was thinking that maybe we as a community might help put together some information on the candidates to help us voters decide who to include in our ballots come election day.

Here's what I propose: I'll post a comment below for each of the senatorial candidates, along with a short summary of what party they are running under and what positions they have held previously and a link to their wikipedia article, if any. Feel free to upvote candidates you support, but please don't downvote candidates you dislike (that's not how the ballots work after all!)

Then let's reply to each comment with more information about each candidate, whether pro or con. Please note that some positions may be held which are pro for some voters yet con for others. Please be respectful of the others' opinions! I have to admit I don't have too much information yet about many of them, but I'll try to add what I can as well!

Edit: Whew, ang effort ilagay lahat, over 50 candidates! I had a script to generate the comment for each one but it turns out I had to edit individually dahil sa reddit formatting. Sana hindi masayang ang effort hehe. I'll take a break first and try to provide any additional info later.

Edit: Wow, reddit gold! Haha thanks. A helpful redditor also provided the following resource on Facebook:

UP Polis (UP Political Science Society) has a great photo set featuring the senatorial candidates on Facebook. You may check it here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153957220613374.1073741974.242541193373&type=3

I've posted the links to the individual profiles in the thread of each candidate (they don't have a complete set yet though)


Edit 4/21: Even though I said let's not downvote the top-level posts, of course meron pa din. Sorry guys, it can't be helped (not everybody reads the instructions). The mods tried setting the thread to contest mode (so that the scores aren't visible), but sadly nagka-issue where nung enabled ang contest mode, hindi na visible lahat ng comments, which was a worse outcome. So we have to live with this (unless someone has a better solution). If you want to see the candidates with negative votes, just expand the top-level comments.

/u/LeaderOfDragons has kindly added Imgur mirrors for the UP Polsoc profiles for those who could not view them before.


Edit 4/25: I've also summarized what info we have available in a spreadsheet for easy sharing to nonredditors: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aSEj5wnFbYKNhho8H0UrNnB4JMCzfQoa01SbYOrl4RI/edit?usp=sharing Obviously there was some editorial discretion in deciding what would appear in the spreadsheet, please PM me if you feel something may be unfair or have been left out.


Tito Sotto (NPC)

Tito Sotto (NPC)

History: Actor, Vice Mayor (QC), Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito_Sotto

Reddit comment thread

Recent controversies:

  • opposed the RH bill
  • plagiarized a speech
  • Sotto is one of the two senators who have inserted provision on libel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Anti-Cybercrime Law

Manny Pacquiao (UNA)

Manny Pacquiao (UNA)

History: Boxer, Congressman (Sarangani)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao

Reddit comment thread

Absentee congressman

Called LGBT's "worse than animals"

Edu Manzano (Independent)

Edu Manzano (Independent)

History: Actor, Vice Mayor (Makati), OMB Chair

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu_Manzano

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror

Franklin Drilon (Liberal)

Franklin Drilon (Liberal)

History: DOJ Secretary, DOLE Secretary, Senate President, LP Chairman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Drilon

Reddit comment thread

UP polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Some highlights from his wikipedia article:

(During GMA's time) Drilon spearheaded the Senate in confronting the excesses of the Executive branch by authorizing the Senate standing committees to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation and led the Chamber in opposing the Executive Order No. 264 which prohibits the Members of the Cabinet from going into the hearings of the Congress, the Senate in particular without permission from the President and in opposing the Proclamation No. 1017 which imposes state of national emergency in the country

(During Aquino's time) He likewise primarily authored a law that creates an oversight body of all government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) which would check them from incurring financial excesses and as well as ensuring their financial stability and makes them fiscally responsible . On 2012, after Senator Ralph Recto stepped down as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Drilon as its Vice-Chairman took over as its new Chairman and worked firmly for the enactment of the Sin Tax Law that would impose higher taxes on the cigarettes and liquors. Drilon proudly called it as "anti-cancer law" for he firmly believes that the law would discourage the people from taking cigarettes so that they will not suffer lung cancer.

Alma Moreno (UNA)

Alma Moreno (UNA) - Lacsamana, Alma on the ballot

History: Actress, Councilor (Paranaque)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Moreno

Reddit comment thread

Interview with Karen Davila: http://manila.coconuts.co/2015/11/15/karen-davila-interviewed-alma-morenoand-it-got-awkward

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan)

Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan)

History: Journalist, Party List Representative

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risa_Hontiveros

Reddit comment thread

Some of her stands on various issues, from the 2013 elections: http://filipinofreethinkers.org/2013/05/03/know-their-stand-risa-hontiveros-senatorial-candidate/

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Lorna Kapunan (Aksyon)

Lorna Kapunan (Aksyon)

History: HR Lawyer

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Mark Lapid (Aksyon)

Mark Lapid (Aksyon)

History: Actor, Pampanga Governor, TIEZA general manager

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lapid

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

His platform is mostly on tourism: http://stylewisemanila.blogspot.com/2015/12/an-interview-with-senatorial-candidate.html

Larry Gadon (KBL)

Larry Gadon (KBL)

History: Lawyer

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Romeo Maganto (Lakas)

Romeo Maganto (Lakas)

History: Retired General, Traffic Czar under Ramos admin

Reddit comment thread

Profile from UP Pol Soc:

https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12963755_10154066543648374_5627731788691644643_n.jpg?oh=28134ecb07bf9f529125677eba31e5ef&oe=57AD4FC4

Martin Romualdez (Lakas)

Martin Romualdez (Lakas)

History: Congressman, Leyte 1st District

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Romualdez

Reddit comment thread

He authored the recently signed into law PWD Bill which removes the VAT for PWDs.

Ina Ambolodto (Liberal)

Ina Ambolodto (Liberal)

History: Educator, Vice Mayor (Northern Kabuntalan, Maguindanao), Acting Governor (Maguindanao), Asst Sec for Muslim Affairs and Special Concerns, DILG

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ina_Ambolodto

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Leila de Lima (Liberal)

Leila de Lima (Liberal)

History: CHR Chair, DOJ Secretary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_de_Lima

Reddit comment thread

She's running on a platform of judicial reform.

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

TG Guingona (Liberal)

TG Guingona (Liberal)

History: Congressman (Bukidnon), Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TG_Guingona

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Francis Pangilinan (Liberal)

Francis Pangilinan (Liberal)

History: Councilor (QC), Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Pangilinan

Reddit comment thread

Jericho Petilla (Liberal)

Jericho Petilla (Liberal)

History: Governor (Leyte), DOE Secretary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_Petilla

Reddit comment thread

Ralph Recto (Liberal)

Ralph Recto (Liberal)

History: Congressman (Batangas), Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Recto

Reddit comment thread

From http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/730238/profiles-liberal-partys-senatorial-slate: "Drilon said: Recto is the most hardworking and one of the most productive senators. He has authored bills for free health insurance for senior citizens, special discount for persons with disability, and the scrapping of tax in 13th-month pay bonus."

Joel Villanueva (Liberal)

Joel Villanueva (Liberal)

History: Party-List Representative (CIBAC), TESDA Director General

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Villanueva

Reddit comment thread

From http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/730238/profiles-liberal-partys-senatorial-slate "Drilon called Villanueva as an “MVP for education and jobs, who gave livelihood and decent life to millions of youth, women and overseas Filipino workers returning to the country.”"

Neri Colmenares (Makabayan)

Neri Colmenares (Makabayan)

History: HR Lawyer, Party-List Representative (Bayan Muna)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neri_Colmenares

Reddit comment thread

Someone PM'd me this:

"He's the author of Airline Passenger's Rights Bill. It requires airlines to provide free food for 2-hr flight delay and free phone or internet and hotel for cancelled flights."

Colmenares is more recently well-known for pushing for the SSS pension increase which was vetoed by the president.

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Susan Ople (Nacionalista)

Susan Ople (Nacionalista)

History: Chief of Staff of former Senator/DFA sec Blas Ople, DOLE USec

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Ople

Reddit comment thread

Sherwin Gatchalian (NPC)

Sherwin Gatchalian (NPC)

History: Congressman, Mayor (Valenzuela City)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwin_Gatchalian

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Aldin Ali (PMM)

Aldin Ali (PMM)

History: ??? (if anyone has info, I can edit it in)

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Melchor Chavez (PMM)

Melchor Chavez (PMM)

History: Journalist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchor_Chavez

Reddit comment thread

Sandra Cam (PMP)

Sandra Cam (PMP)

History: Jueteng whistleblower

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Isko Moreno (PMP) - Domagoso, Isko on the ballot

Isko Moreno (PMP) - Domagoso, Isko on the ballot

History: Actor, Councilor, Vice Mayor (Manila)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isko_Moreno

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Princess Jacel Kiram (UNA)

Princess Jacel Kiram (UNA)

History: Daughter of the late Sultan of Sulu

Reddit comment thread

[UP Polsoc profile](https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/13051508_10154096868943374_8633539075478217717_n.jpg?oh=557bbe64ebc2f09436f56c144d3b7314&oe=57A13CEB&gda=1471101993_9699bfbdcc71c7773b34612ac52ff34d

Imgur mirror: http://i.imgur.com/1ER4KsJ.jpg)

Rey Langit (UNA)

Rey Langit (UNA)

History: Journalist, radio host

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rey_Langit

Reddit comment thread

[UP Polsoc profile](UP Polsoc Profile: https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/13055303_10154096868948374_4640866045759035840_n.jpg?oh=55bddbf0b99fdeb65149f0b0d6a0d33a&oe=57B8CE02

Imgur mirror: http://i.imgur.com/cAz7O6v.jpg)

Allan Montano (UNA)

Allan Montano (UNA)

History: Labor lawyer

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Getulio Napenas (UNA)

Getulio Napenas (UNA)

History: SAF Commander

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getulio_Nape%C3%B1as

Reddit comment thread

[UP Polsoc profile](https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/13015498_10154096869208374_3665080132849127612_n.jpg?oh=ddb4263f29b47c19e7812f4d3a603f19&oe=57749BEA

http://i.imgur.com/QeDaJEU.jpg)

Shariff Albani (Independent)

Shariff Albani (Independent)

History: 2010 senatorial candidate under KBL, consultant

Reddit comment thread

Rafael Alunan (Independent)

Rafael Alunan (Independent)

History: DOT secretary, DILG secretary

Reddit comment thread

[UP Polsoc profile](https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12795322_10153957226628374_5044648007940425341_n.jpg?oh=7f7212d9cffb1d21834f7b67edf52f54&oe=57B4DDBC&gda=1467625449_c80daeea13d27a79ea872611fc3f85a4

Personal opinion: Wow, that's some track record!) :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Godofredo Arquiza

Godofredo Arquiza

History: Party-List Representative (Senior Citizens)

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Levito Baligod (Independent)

Levito Baligod (Independent)

History: Anti-PDAF Lawyer

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Greco Belgica (Independent)

Greco Belgica (Independent)

History: Councilor (Manila), filed and won cases against PDAF/DAP in SC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco_Belgica

Reddit comment thread

Some of his stands on various issues, from the 2013 elections: http://filipinofreethinkers.org/2013/04/24/know-their-stand-greco-belgica-senatorial-candidate/

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Walden Bello (Independent)

Walden Bello (Independent)

History: Professor (UP Diliman), Anti-Marcos Activist, Party-List Representative (Akbayan)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walden_Bello

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

The only negative I've heard about him so far is his association with Greenpeace - my scientist friends don't like how they derailed the GMO progress in the country with the recent SC case

Ray Dorona (Independent)

Ray Dorona (Independent)

History: CEO and President Blue Rays Unified Solutions

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Richard Gordon (Independent)

Richard Gordon (Independent)

History: PRC Chair, SBMA Chair, DOT Secretary, Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_J._Gordon

Reddit comment thread

Some of his stands on various issues from the 2013 elections: http://filipinofreethinkers.org/2013/05/01/know-their-stand-dick-gordon-senatorial-candidate/

Some of the highlights for me are that he is against RH and is pro-Political dynasties

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Eid Kabalu (Independent)

Eid Kabalu (Independent)

History: MILF Spokesman

Reddit comment thread

Oplan Eleksyon interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8qmZ4HfrFM

Panfilo Lacson (Independent)

Panfilo Lacson (Independent)

History: PNP Director-General, Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panfilo_Lacson

Reddit comment thread

Lacson has been linked to two issues during his tenure in the PNP:

  • the coverup of the Kuratong Baleleng rubout

  • the Dacer-Corbito double murder

Both cases have been dismissed by the courts

More recently, he served to coordinate rehab and recovery efforts after Yolanda.

While in the Senate, Lacson never availed of the PDAF.

In the Senate, Lacson primarily authored the following:

  • Republic Act No. 9160, as amended by Republic Act 9194, otherwise known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act

  • Republic Act No. 9163, The National Service Training Program (NSTP) Act of 2001

  • Republic Act No. 9166, An Act Increasing the Base Pay of the Members of the AFP

  • Republic Act No. 9208, The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

  • Republic Act No. 9416, Anti-Cheating Act of 2007

  • Republic Act No. 9484, The Philippine Dental Act of 2007

  • Republic Act No. 9485, Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007

He also served as fiscalizer by initiating various investigations (details in the Wikipedia article)

[UP Polsoc profile](https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/13076629_10154096868978374_9181576192278627280_n.jpg?oh=74e38aeb01f1b45a86eb71f985da1d2c&oe=579EFF26

Imgur mirror: http://i.imgur.com/iLZEazA.jpg)

Dante Liban (Independent)

Dante Liban (Independent)

History: Congressman (QC)

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Ramon Montano (Independent)

Ramon Montano (Independent)

History: Military officer during Cory admin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Monta%C3%B1o

Reddit comment thread

UP Polsoc profile :: Imgur mirror (c/o /u/LeaderOfDragons)

Sergio Osmena III (Independent)

Sergio Osmena III (Independent)

History: Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Osme%C3%B1a_III

Reddit comment thread

Some more details: http://www.manilaspeak.com/horacio-paredes/serge-osmena-independent-senator/

Cresente Paez (Independent)

Cresente Paez (Independent)

History: Party-List Representative (Coop-NATCCO)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coop-NATCCO

Reddit comment thread

He is endorsed by a coalition of cooperatives. Source: http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/108935-cresente-paez-nariman-ambolodto-liberal-party-2016

Samuel Pagdilao (Independent)

Samuel Pagdilao (Independent)

History: Police Director PNP CIDG, Party-List Representative (ACT-CIS)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pagdilao

Reddit comment thread

Interview on his platforms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q10pKuVBtOY

Rappler profile: http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/128658-samuel-pagdilao-advocacies-senatorial-elections

Jovito Palparan (Independent)

Jovito Palparan (Independent)

History: Army general, Party-List representative (Bantay)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovito_Palparan

Reddit comment thread

From the Wikipedia entry: He earned the nickname "Berdugo" ("The Butcher") for his alleged involvement in numerous human rights violations, such as the Murder of Eden Marcellana and Eddie Gumanoy and the Disappearance of Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno. He was arrested in Manila in 2014 after three years of hiding.

Roman Romulo (Independent)

Roman Romulo (Independent)

History: Congressman (Pasig City)

Reddit comment thread

He's the author of the Iskolar ng Bayan law, which gives free tuition to State Colleges and University for the top 10 students of each HS.

Platform details: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2016/03/02/romulo-promotes-advocacies-pushes-programs-students-460448

Dionisio Santiago (Independent)

Dionisio Santiago (Independent)

History: AFP Chief, PDEA Chief

Reddit comment thread

Some platform details: http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/129438-dionisio-santiago-advocacies-senatorial-elections

Francis Tolentino (Independent)

Francis Tolentino (Independent)

History: Mayor (Tagaytay), MMDA Chair

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Tolentino

Reddit comment thread

In my opinion his stint as MMDA chair wasn't too good, particularly on traffic management (although that was a really tough job anyway)

He's also responsible for the lewd dancing girls incident at an LP sortie (he owned up to it and withdrew from the LP Senate slate)

Platform: http://www.rappler.com/polads/947-tolentino/114179-francis-tolentino-campaign-platform-infographic

Diosdado Valeroso (Independent)

Diosdado Valeroso (Independent)

History: Retired police supt.

Reddit comment thread

claimed to have a copy of an audio recording between a “ranking government official” and a “lawmaker” who were supposedly talking about an alleged attempt to cover up the real turn of events on the Mamasapano incident. - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/758540/duterte-valeroso-should-voluntary-appear-at-new-mamasapano-probe

Advocacies: http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/130308-diosdado-valeroso-advocacies-senatorial-elections

Juan Miguel Zubiri (Independent)

Juan Miguel Zubiri (Independent)

History: Congressman (Bukidnon), Senator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Miguel_Zubiri

Reddit comment thread

Some of his stands on various issues, from the 2013 senatorial elections: http://filipinofreethinkers.org/2013/05/12/know-their-stand-migz-zubiri-senatorial-candidate/

[03:29] Edu Manzano (Independent)

History: Actor, Vice Mayor (Makati), OMB Chair

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu_Manzano

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[deleted] said...

Thank you for this very informative post OP. Any chance you're making one for Presidents and VPs?

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hungryroy said...

I feel like there's already an abundance of information on the presidential candidates. People just need to decide which flaws they are willing to overlook. That being said, I do have a spreadsheet I've been using to help decide, but it is quite specific to my own stand on the issues. If you are still undecided you may find it useful: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MTPMAhGCiG_7jWC0vLNnJNQLPXGbBBLlfHri8-RqgaI/edit?usp=sharing

For VP, I have no inputs as I have already made my choice.

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kim169xm2 said...

still vote for him tho.

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hungryroy said...

No problem. It would be better if you can list some pros for him though as other people might also want to consider him

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lordeddardstark said...

History: MILK Spokesman

Sponsored by Birch Tree! IT'S EVERYBODY'S MILK!

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hungryroy said...

LOL sorry :p Corrected :D

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TeachMuahMaster said...

why reply with only cons when you are the OP. you should remain neutral, unless of course you want to insinuate who the horrendous ones so that we wont vote for them.

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hungryroy said...

The first post remains neutral. The additional info I put in a separate post. I only put cons here because that's the info I have. The whole point of the exercise is for people to provide any info they have also, so if you have additional info (whether pro or con), you can comment them also.

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15an9 said...

UP Polis (UP Political Science Society) has a great photo set featuring the senatorial candidates on Facebook. You may check it here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153957220613374.1073741974.242541193373&type=3

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hungryroy said...

Wow that seems really useful! Thanks!

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hungryroy said...

Wow that seems really useful! Thanks!

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hungryroy said...

Turns out they didn't have a complete set yet (I guess they will still update it in the future). I went ahead and linked to the profile for each candidate in their respective threads here.

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salawayun said...

Can we have this added to your post above? It's useful and might get buried.

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hungryroy said...

Sure, will edit it in.

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Vordeo said...

I know you said not to downvote candidates, but are you absolutely sure I can't downvote this piece of shit?

Btw, kudos for the effort, OP!

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hungryroy said...

LOL. Well people are actually downvoting some of the entries anyway haha. But it's better if you can post info regarding the negatives so that people would know WHY not to vote for particular candidates.

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Good idea. With all the noise from the presidential circus, I almost forgot about the senate. All I really kept in mind was Dick Gordon. IMO he's my MUST WIN

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Ej Tumaneng said...

Thank you. Pakopya na lang.

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Sa wakas me nagsipag. Salamat. (:

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Elridge Gammad said...

Will have a look, been busy in another thread :)

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Gerard Dacudao said...

Alunan please. Sama nyo na. An Maoi 's Agham. Vamos Filipinas! Great idea Roy!

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Roy Tang said...

Alunan is on my personal short-list (pending final review). Is he the only senatorial candidate you are supporting?

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Gerard Dacudao said...

Yup. Sya lang. Kasi sya lang may alam ng war/defense bonds to finance our border defense.

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wellimconfused said...

image yan OP? baka may imgur mirror, di maopen dito sa office.

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hungryroy said...

Yeah, it's from FB. Sorry, I don't have time to make imgur mirrors right now, maybe some kind-hearted redditor can do it

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hungryroy said...

Yeah, it's from FB. Sorry, I don't have time to make imgur mirrors right now, maybe some kind-hearted redditor can do it

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supjace said...

Guy appears in multiple TESDA print ads in MRT stations. He's the one dressed up as a barista. Nicknamed Tesdaman.

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hungryroy said...

Yeah. I'm not actually sure if ok nga ba yung stint nya sa TESDA though.

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batangbronse said...

akala ko ba in exile siya? haha di ako sure ah, somebody correct me pls

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hungryroy said...

This was for the Dacer-Corbito double murder case. He was cleared of it by the SC in 2011 so he was able to return home.

However, I think it speaks a bit ill of him that he chose to evade the law until he was cleared. (I guess some would say it's justifiable given our justice system, but as a lawmaker and police officer maybe he should be one of the first to abide by the rules)

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droonick said...

Kapunan Law offices is one of the companies/groups named in the Panama Papers leak, might be safe to say she's involved in some tax evasion or money laundering.

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I heard this guy had a hand in the $81Million scandal from a few weeks back. Can anyone shed some light on that? My info comes from my dad who works at RCBC.

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hungryroy said...

Really? He's one of the senators leading the investigation

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internatty said...

NTG: Oplan e-Leksyon: The senatorial interviews: Joel Villanueva https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxDZw3WpMH0

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hungryroy said...

Highlights from this interview:

  • platform: jobs, education
  • increased employment rate in TESDA from 20+% to 70+%
  • in congress, author of FOI bill and moved to arrest congress members leaving the plenary to avoid the bill being passed
  • He/CIBAC said to have received kickbacks from Napoles (included in 3rd batch of people charged, but he says the NBI cleared him already because the docs used as basis were fake)
  • billboards funded by JIL church
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porsia16 said...

This guys has no issues, tama ba pagkakabasa ko? And nilabanan niya yung mga corrupt and unjust politicians dati specially nung time ni marcos. Correct me if i am wrong.

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hungryroy said...

He's one of those guys who works hard but isn't too noisy, so people don't really have strong opinions about him either way.

He only really got involved in government service in the 90s, before that it was mostly business.

His martial law experience (from wikipedia):

As a son of Marcos' political rival, Osmeña was imprisoned in 1972. In November 1974, he embarked on a hunger strike along with his cellmate -- ABS-CBN's Eugenio "Geny" Lopez, Jr. -- to protest the unjust detention of thousands of innocent Filipinos. This resulted in the release of 1,022 political prisoners in December 1974. Defiant to the very end, Osmeña and Lopez escaped from their maximum security prison cell in Fort Bonifacio in 1977. This exploit was enacted in the 1995 movie, Eskapo.

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KyloRenJepsen said...

Actually has a reasonable platform. I like him.

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hungryroy said...

Do you have any details of his platform?

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Hi, is there any candidate who would focus on improving the state of Philippine agriculture? Sorry, I don't have much time to decide.

Any help is welcome! Thanks!

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hungryroy said...

Check Pangilinan's profile in this thread.

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