The following are the Congressional Election Results for Albay in Region V based on the May 16, 2010 data from the Commission on Elections: First District LAGMAN, Edcel C. LAKAS KABALIKAT NG MALAYANG PILIPINO CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS 129,083 BRIZUELA, Wilfredo L. LIBERAL PARTY 24,993 Second District BICHARA, Al Francis D. NACIONALISTA PARTY 117,611 APIN, Amelia … Continue reading 2010 Congressional election results — Albay
The Bicolano vote generally is an opposition vote when it comes to the national elections and an administration vote in the local elections. This is what I found out when I did my paper, "Post-Marcos Elections and The Changing Mentality Behind the Bicolano Vote". But with the sinking of the Palaka or Partido Lakas-KAMPI and … Continue reading Is political realignment for real in Bicol?
Former Daraga Municipal Mayor and 2010 mayoral candidate, Gerry R. Jaucian, extended his sympathies to the family and relatives of the late Cong. Carlos "Papay" Imperial last Monday, April 12. Imperial died after battling with pneumonia and other complications at Medical City Hospital last April 11. In the recollection of Mayor Jaucian, Cong. Imperial is … Continue reading Daraga Mayor Jaucian extends sympathies to Cong. Imperial’s family
Camarines Sur is one of the provinces that experienced redistricting. From four, the province's congressional districts increased to five allegedly to give a turf to Presidential son, Datu Arroyo. Kapot na kaya kan Andaya an Primer Distrito, kan Villafuerte an Segundo Distrito, kan mga Fuentebellas an Tercer Distrito asin kan mga Alfelor an ika-apat na … Continue reading Congressional Candidates — Camarines Sur
The September 27, 2008 editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer entitled “Plugging the Leak” gave us an insight on some of the realities surrounding the budget process of the country. It implied that while the “power of the purse” remains with the Congress, the “power over the contents of the purse”, the way and how … Continue reading Leak-plugging or Re-piping?
Condor Piston Bicol is now poised to stage a massive transport strike to complement the Black Friday Protests being held against the weekly oil price hike. But will these help solve lower the costs of fuel as well as curtail the impending increase in the transportation fares? Apart from the one or two days gas … Continue reading The Politics of Oil
An interesting write from Carrick Irwin of Canada which supports the idea of "unity in diversity". Canada, by the way, also has a federal system of government and is actually one of the models Philippine federalists are looking into. A portion of his write is as follows: I have always been a fan of multiculturalism … Continue reading Multiculturalism vs Assimilation