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Binay Concedes to Duterte Formally but Lots of Laughter during Talk

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Binay and Duterte’s ties can never be faked when these two are talking to each other. They talk as they are. No formalities, no seriousness – just pure fun but with sense. They just learned to discern the important things in life from mere status, prestige and fame. They are simple but happy people.

Take it from UNA’s Press Release:

13 May 2016
Reference: Mon Ilagan

Statement of Joey Salgado: UNA Communications Director

We ask everyone to set aside partisanship and help the incoming administration move this nation towards unity and healing.

The Vice President respects the voice of the people. He congratulates the president elect and wishes him all the best. The VP called up the president-elect yesterday (Thursday) before 6PM. Mayor Junjun Binay was present when VP called up and he describes the talk as light and cordial, filled with laughter which is not surprising considering their ties.

During that conversation, The Vice President addressed the president-elect as “Mr. President.”

From UNA: UNA

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Binay-Santiago: Slow to Concede but Duterte’s Biggest Allies

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Outpouring of criticisms flooded social media when Jojo Binay and Merriam Defensor Santiago did not concede right away to the winning President, Rodrigo Duterte. Well, it obviously was not a priority for them – because they were Duterte’s biggest allies and supporters from the start anyway.

It is not hard to understand when you know that the opposition needs to unite to topple the reigning Liberal Party. We saw them play their games on TV and mind you, they were really good actor and actress. However, if you listen carefully to Duterte saying that Binay is the most qualified for president and to Santiago, action speaks louder than words – they were like a love tandem but they are really good friends with Binay as well.

Despite all these, even individual supporters did not understand the main goal to unite against LP – and continued to bully these two. Just sit back and relax – watch Duterte as he appoints good people for his cabinet from Binay and Merriam’s pool! They are for unity once and for all regardless of political party. Well done, Duterte, Binay and Santiago.

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Marcos: Win or Lose, his time for top office will come

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Bongbong Marcos just requested an official canvass and to stop the unofficial server count. He never said that there’s fraud yet. He was just fazed with so many irregularities in the inconsistent number of votes reported. Duterte, the incoming president vowed to look into this.

He said; “In this hotty contested Vice Presidential unofficial results and even reports of irregularities, we call on our supporters and the public to monitor calm and sobriety, and to maintain calm and sobriety, and to await these official results, we appeal for vigilance so that, ultimately, whoever may be proclaimed as winners, the true voice of the Filipino people will prevail.”

Win or lose, a Marcos is a Marcos and he will have his stint in the top office at the right time!

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Cut the Crap: Why Tamper the Script if only Minor Case?

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
In the middle of a tough race betwwen Vice Presidential candidates Leni Robredo and Senator Bongbong Marcos, a script was modified in the server for alleged minor correction. Comelec’s Bautista must be sick in the head when he said that; integrity of vote transmission is intact. Anything tampered must not be accepted because it can be corrupted seriously.

Marcos was right to request for the official canvass whether there’s fraud or not. They both owe that to their voters – to erase doubts.

So better get that official canvass quick and clean – then we can move on.

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You voted for your President: Remember Pnoy vs Gibo?

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
It’s not that there are no capable and dependable presidentiables in the Philippines. It’s just a matter of choice. Take the case of real life cousins from the Cojuanco clan; Gibo Tedodora and Benigno Simeon Aquino better know as Pnoy who were both eyeing for the Presidency in 2010. Who did majority of the people vote? How is it now?

It is clear that most Filipinos are judgmental and easily influenced by media propaganda. The reason why many voted for Pnoy was because he seemed like the lesser evil at that time. Not that Gibo was more evil to their eyes – but because he was the Arroyo Administration’s bet who was facing numerous plunder allegations that went nowhere as Pnoy’s term ended.

Many did not look at achievements, public service experience, character, principles, intelligence and capabilities not to mention looks. Pnoy was the choice of the majority because of his father and mother’s stories. Little do they know that his own mother detested for him to run as president because he will not be a good one. In fairness to him, he really did his best but mothers know best. However it’s not too late yet, Duterte’s announcement that Gibo will definitely get a position in his cabinet means that the majority voters got a second chance to double check on their guidelines in choosing a President hoping that it’s lesson learned for 2022. Welcome back, Gibo!