Monday, May 2, 2016

Who's Your President?

Philippines National Election is fast approaching, as a matter of fact we only have 8 more days to go! Have you already decided to whom will you give your vote to? Me, personally had made my decision 2 months ago and haven't change a second-LOL.FYI, this would be the first time that I will be voting. 

But how do we choose who to vote? Do we watch their campaign adds and simply base our votes there? Or have you watched the past three presidential debates? I did!
So let's get to know our presidential candidates.

Before that thou, please check this. Got this from one of the blogs I use to read. credits to the owner. link of the blog is below the picture.

Jejomar "Jojo" Cabauatan Binay, Sr.
(born November 11, 1942) is the fifteenth Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines under President Benigno S. Aquino III and is one of five remaining candidates in the 2016 Philippines presidential election.
He went to the University of the Philippines Diliman for college and graduated in 1962 with a degree in Political Science.He continued on to the UP College of Law and graduated in 1967 then passed the bar examinations in 1968. He got a master's degree from the University of Sto. Tomas in 1980 and a master's degree in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines.
He was appointed by former President Corazon Aquino as officer-in-charge of Makati City from 1986-1987. After his assignment, he was elected as Makati City mayor from 1988-1998.[2] During this term, he acted as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman from 1990 to 1991. In 2001, he was reelected as mayor until the end of his term in 2010. He resigned as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and as Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers in June 22, 2015.[3]
Binay is a member of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), which is a coalition between the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipinoand the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan. It was founded as an electoral alliance in 2012, and later became an official political party in 2014.

Binay's platform:

photo credit to CNN

Binay: Higher economic growth
As far as the vice president is concerned, Gary Teves, former Finance secretary and current UNA treasurer, said Jejomar Binay wants to continue higher economic growth by investing more in infrastructure and ensuring that action is taking place quicker.
"We first have to generate more resources externally by inviting foreign investors and making sure that environment is really conducive to foreign investments," said Teves.
"We were amending economic provisions of the Constitution to allow foreign investors to invest in areas that have been disallowed or limited — land, public utilities. He will also emphasize on inclusive growth, and provide emphasis on health and education."
Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte

 He was (born March 28, 1945), nicknamed Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayandescent. Duterte is among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines and has been mayor of Davao City, a highly urbanized city on Mindanao island, for 7 terms, totalling more than 22 years. He has also served as vice-mayor and congressman in the city. Known for his zero-tolerance policies against criminals, he earned the nickname "The Punisher"


Duterte's platform:

For 22 years, he is the Mayor of Davao City, ranked as the 5th safest city in the world. A lawyer by profession, he was elected during the time when Davao City was dubbed as a killing field.
He restored law and order, engineered the development of Davao's economy while suppressing criminality. Tough talking and no nonsense but with a soft spot for the poor, women and children, Duterte is committed to restore order in the government and bring peace and development to every province in the Philippines.
Grace Poe
Date of Birth:September 3, 1968
Husband:Teodoro Misael Vera Llamanzares
Father:Ronald Allan Kelley Poe aka Fernando Poe, Jr.
Mother:Jesusa Sonora Poe aka Susan Roces
Children:Brian, 23 | Hanna, 16 | Nikka, 11
Grace Poe is driven by a desire to serve. Her effectiveness is at least in part due to a trait that is rarely found in politicians: strong empathy. She believes that it is from learning from the people themselves about their concerns, and lending her voice to a collective vision for the nation, that she can help find solutions that will really be felt by the majority.
enator Grace excelled in sports and became a champion debater at Assumption High School.  She attended the University of the Philippines, Manila from 1986 to 1988 under the BA Development Studies program.  She was chairman of the College Freshman Assembly in SY1986-1987, and Sophomore Batch Representative to the Student Council in SY1987-1988.  Poe was a College Scholar in 1987.
She finished her tertiary education at Boston College with a degree in political science.  She moved to the U.S. to join her husband in 1991.  There, she taught geography and math to preschool children, then worked in the scientific technologies field until 2004.
Grace's platform:

Manuel "Mar" Araneta Roxas II is a Filipino politician and the grandson of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas. He is a candidate in the 2016 Philippine presidential election. Wikipedia
BornMay 13, 1957 (age 58), Quezon City
SpouseKorina Sanchez (m. 2009)

Initially one of the leading contenders in the 2010 presidential election, he slid down to become a vice-presidential candidate in order to make way for fellow Senator Benigno Aquino III, who eventually won. He was defeated by MakatiMayor Jejomar Binay of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) by the narrowest margin in the history of the Fifth Republic. However, Roxas filed an electoral protest with the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal. On June 7, 2011, President Aquino appointed Roxas as the new Secretary of Transportation and Communications to replace outgoing Secretary Jose de Jesus, and he took office on July 4, 2011.Afterwards, on August 31, 2012, President Aquino nominated him as Secretary of Interior and Local Government, replacingJesse Robredo, who died in a plane crash.
Roxas is the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party for the 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines. On July 31, 2015, at an event dubbed as "A Gathering of Friends", he was officially endorsed by President Benigno Aquino III to continue the present administration's reforms, collectively dubbed Daang Matuwid ("straight path"). In the presence of their political allies at Club Filipino, where Roxas had announced his decision to withdraw from the 2010 presidential election to give way for Aquino's presidential bid in 2010, Roxas formally accepted his party's nomination.[10][11][12] On August 3, 2015, Roxas officially tendered his resignation as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in order to focus on his presidential campaign.

Miriam Defensor Santiago
is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. Wikipedia
BornJune 15, 1945 (age 70), Iloilo City
SpouseNarciso Santiago (m. 1970)
EducationUniversity of Oxford (1997–1997), more

She earned the degree, Doctor of Juridical Science, in the United States. Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago is a globally famous personality, because of her legal brilliance and courageous example in fighting corruption.  In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or suspected, of plunder, her honesty shines like a light in the darkness.
She has brought honor to the Philippines in several ways.  She is the first Filipino and the first Asian from a developing country, to be elected in the United Nations as judge of the International Criminal Court. The ICC hears cases against heads of state.  Thus, she put the Philippines on the global map in the 21st century.  Unfortunately, grave illness forced her to waive the privilege of being an ICC judge.
For two years, she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. In June 2014 she was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4 (the last stage). But with her signature humor and bravery, she fought back, and her cancer has regressed.  Even cancer cells are afraid of her!
She was chosen as laureate of the Magsaysay Award for Government Service, known as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. She was cited “for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency.” She was named one of “The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World” by The Australian magazine.

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