Politics 2013

VP Binay regains personal-high satisfaction rating, other officials gain – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 29, 2013

Vice President Jejomar Binay regained his personal high satisfaction rating while the country’s top officials and institutions saw their ratings improve as well in the second quarter of 2013, pollster Social Weather Stations said Monday.

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SWS: Public satisfaction with gov’t dips

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2013

Public satisfaction with the Aquino administration remains “very good” despite a drop in its ratings from the last quarter, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey has found.

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Binay, Villar break into top 3 – SWS survey

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2013

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A month before the May 13 polls, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s daughter, Nancy, and former Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar broke into the top 3 despite being first-timers in the senatorial race.

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Loren, Chiz, Alan Peter top Pulse Asia survey anew

Published by rudy Date posted on March 12, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Fifteen of the 33 senatorial candidates have statistical chances of winning in the May elections, a majority of them from the administration-led coalition Team PNoy, according to results of the latest survey by Pulse Asia. Re-electionist senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano topped the pre-election survey anew, which was…

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Aquino in, Enrile out of ‘Magic 12’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2013

MANILA, Philippines (Update) – The surveys are moving like crazy. In the latest survey of Social Weather Stations reported by BusinessWorld, Team PNoy candidates gained points and walloped United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) candidates who suffered big losses.

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Aquino’s overall approval rating dips – Pulse Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on February 12, 2013

President Benigno Aquino III still enjoys high trust ratings, but his overall approval rating has gone down since last year, the most recent survey by pollster Pulse Asia revealed Tuesday.

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Political reform

Published by rudy Date posted on January 10, 2013

IT’S THE big elephant in the room. No one wants to talk about it, but the broken political system has been a major constraint to growth in the Philippines. Real political parties don’t exist. Candidates for public office are chosen not by well-established political parties through a rigid process of selection but by polling agencies…

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Key political risks to watch in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2012

MANILA – In October, the government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group agreed a preliminary deal that may end a 40-year conflict that has killed more than 120,000 and displaced 2 million.

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Philippine politics – it’s a family affair

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2012

Imelda Marcos and Joseph Estrada are two of the best-known names in the Philippines. Both have been ousted from the presidential palace – Mrs Marcos as the wife of President Ferdinand Marcos, and Mr Estrada when he himself was president.

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‘More than 50% of LGUs controlled by dynasties’

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – More than 50% of local government units nationwide are controlled by political dynasties, a political analyst said Tuesday. Professor Prospero de Vera of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG) said dynasties are more pronounced at the local level than at the national level since…

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Satisfaction with gov’t back to ‘very good’

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2012

PUBLIC SATISFACTION with the Aquino administration has rebounded after a two-quarter decline, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that also found the government scoring better on specific issues. The poll, conducted last Aug. 24-27, found 72% of respondents satisfied, 10% dissatisfied, and 17% ambivalent with the administration’s performance, yielding a “very good” net…

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FACTBOX: Key political risks to watch in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2012

In October, the government and the country’s largest Moro rebel group agreed a deal to end a 40-year conflict that has killed more than 120,000 and displaced 2 million. President Benigno Aquino hopes this will pave the way for economic growth and development in the south, a poor region but one that sits on considerable…

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Chiz, Legarda top Pulse Asia senatorial survey for 2013

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda remain as the most popular senatorial candidates in the 2013 midterm elections, based on a recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia. The survey, conducted last July 27 to 30 in Metro Manila, showed that the preferences of the voters were split between the Liberal Party (LP)-led…

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Suddenly, the admin Senate ticket looks awesome

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2012

A month ago, the UNA (United Nationalist Alliance) looked like they’ll be dominating the 2013 senatorial elections. Recent developments, a good part of it the making of UNA itself, would now indicate that the administration’s coalition will win more seats.

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