Manny Villar

Battle Royale: Mar Roxas, Jejomar Binay, and Grace Poe

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Finally, Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay has an opposition in the race to Malacanang. With President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s “anointment” of Interior and Local Government Manuel “Mar” Roxas as the Liberal Party’s presidential candidate in next year’s elections, Roxas will give Binay a run for his money. Although polls show that Roxas is far behind Binay and Sen. Grace Poe Read More …

Jamby-Madrigal

By Angie M. Rosales The Daily Tribune The ruling Liberal Party (LP)-led coalition that included the Nacionalista Party is proving to be unwieldy as it reported to have suffered a setback, just as when it’s supposedly already shaping up its senatorial slate, due to the inclusion of former Sen. Ana Ligaya Esperanza Consuelo Madrigal, better known as “Jamby,” in the coalition ticket. The LP-led coalition, Read More …

Pacquiao-and-Villar

By Paolo Romero The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – With a net worth of over a billion pesos, world boxing champion and Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao remains the richest member of the House of Representatives, based on the 2011 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) he filed, a Congress official said yesterday. Ricardo Bering, director of the Records Management Office of the House, Read More …

Noynoy-and-Manny-Villar

By Gil C. Cabacungan, Michael Lim Ubac Philippine Daily Inquirer  Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and former Surigao del Norte Governor Robert Ace Barbers confirmed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Thursday that the talks for a coalition of the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nacionalista Party (NP) in 2013 were in the works. “We are open to coalition with everyone based on principles, shared Read More …

PerryScope by Perry Diaz  Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister, once said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”  By these words, Goebbels pursued his work for the Nazis and became the undisputed master of psychological warfare — psy-war for short — during World War II. Indeed, following World War II, psy-war has become Read More …

PerryScope by Perry Diaz A little over a week ago, columnist Billy Esposo’s article, “How Manny Villar lied and used the death of his brother Danny,” created a maelstrom of controversy that unleashed a torrent of criticism against presidential candidate Manny Villar for his claim that his family was so poor that his brother died because they couldn’t afford to buy him medicine. It all Read More …

PerryScope by Perry Diaz A little over a week ago, columnist Billy Esposo’s article, “How Manny Villar lied and used the death of his brother Danny,” created a maelstrom of controversy that unleashed a torrent of criticism against presidential candidate Manny Villar for his claim that his family was so poor that his brother died because they couldn’t afford to buy him medicine. It all Read More …

PerryScope by Perry Diaz With the recent announcement by former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson of his support for Sen. Manny Villar’s presidential bid, it signals the final movement of the allies of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from Lakas-Kampi-CMD (LKC) to Villar’s Nacionalista Party (NP). Although the exodus has been going on in earnest for sometime now, Chavit’s coming out for Villar is timed to Read More …

PerryScope by Perry Diaz A few weeks ago, a group of mostly Dumagat farmers made allegations that presidential candidate Manny Villar and his wife Cynthia grabbed 480 hectares of their land in Norzagaray, Bulacan. According to the farmers, Villar and his wife Cynthia — through their companies, Capitol Development Bank and Manila Brickworks, Inc. — obtained a loan from the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Read More …

Balitang Kutsero by Perry Diaz Text message of the week: “Now the cat’s out of the bag… Manny Villar is the secret candidate of GMA… Mike Arroyo himself met with Villar at the house of Mike Defensor last Jan. 7… Villar secretly agreed to make GMA as Speaker of the House and protect her should Villar win the presidency… Villar agreed to GMA’s offer of Read More …