Grace Poe-Llamanzares

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Recently, Teodoro Daniel Misael V. Llamanzares has come to the limelight of Philippine politics. For “Neil” – that’s his moniker — who had held a top secret job in the United States, he’d be expected to avoid publicity, let alone people spying into his background. That would certainly make him uneasy because his former employer, Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), happens Read More …

Duterte-Pagbabago

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Just a few weeks ago, the man to beat for the presidency was Jejomar “Jojo” Binay. As a sitting vice president, Binay had the advantage of incumbency. He used his position as second-in-command to President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III and as the administration’s “Housing Czar.” It was no wonder then that his popularity ratings were consistently high in all the years Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares declared her candidacy for president of the Philippines, she confessed that she didn’t have the organization or the resources to run a presidential campaign. With no political party to provide the resources, manpower, and a nationwide political network — and without tons of moolah, which she admittedly lacks – Grace’s campaign vehicle would be like a Mercedes Read More …

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Not only can a presidential candidate with a shoestring budget win but when he also promises to stamp out corruption, he would be the butt of jokes. He’d be called a nuisance candidate or a quixotic wannabe, someone who dreams big and accomplishes nothing. And in today’s big-bucks presidential campaigns, it’s like racing the “Indianapolis 500” with a go-kart against the Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Just when the issue of Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares’ “qualifications” to run for president had been put to rest and allowing her to run for president, the dissenting opinion of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio revealed that Llamanzares did not get a majority vote because the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on her citizenship was 7-5-3. Yes, seven is not a majority; it Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Just as Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares had secured the Supreme Court’s 9-6 ruling allowing her to run for president of the Philippines, she is facing another obstacle.   This time it has nothing to do with her qualifications to run for president but something more personal: Why does she have two U.S. Social Security numbers, one of which belonged to a long dead Read More …

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PRESS RELEASE February 23, 2013 Liberal Party senatorial candidate Ramon Magsaysay Jr. today appealed to Filipino voters to find time to know well the candidates in this year’s mid-year elections and dismiss irrelevant issues being raised during the campaign period. “I call on our voters to study the profile of their candidates, their characters and platforms of government,” Magsaysay said, as he stressed that the Read More …

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By DUCKY PAREDES MALAYA ‘We would have to choose between a Filipino family and an Asean ally. That is a no-win situation for us. Better to let them sort it out themselves – Muslim to Muslim.’ WE shouldn’t just identify Mary Grace Llamanzares as the “daughter” of Fernando Poe Jr., without any explanation. Everyone knows that Ronnie and his wife Susan Roces never had any Read More …

Grace Poe: lessons from 2004 elections should be used for lasting electoral reforms.

By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya It’s good that Grace Poe, daughter of the late Fernando Poe, Jr and Susan Roces, brought up the issue of cheating during the 2004 elections in Cebu in the meeting of Team PNoy in that province last Wednesday. The people should be reminded of that again and again because no one has been punished for that crime against the Filipino electorate. Read More …

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Source: philstar.com  MANILA, Philippines – The United Nationalist Alliance has dropped from its senatorial ticket re-electionists Loren Legarda and Francis “Chiz” Escudero and former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chair Grace Poe-Llamanzares. “The United Nationalist Alliance has decided that it is no longer obligated to include the names of Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe-Llamanzares in its list of candidates,” Navotas Read More …