Take Your Pick: Philippines Senatorial Candidates

Study each candidates track records if you have the time, find out their platforms and examine them carefully before choosing your magic 12. Our country’s future depends on the laws and legislations they will pass when the new Senate convenes after the May 2007 Philippine senatorial elections. God help us all Filipinos.
The 2007 Philippines Senatorial Election Candidates:

  1. Joker Arroyo
  2. Ralph Recto
  3. Prospero Pichay Jr.
  4. Edgardo Angara
  5. Tessie Aquino-Oreta
  6. Vicente Sotto III
  7. Cesar Montano
  8. Luis “Chavit” Singson
  9. Miguel Zubiri
  10. Michael Defensor
  11. Sultan Jamalul Kiram III
  12. Vicente Magsaysay

Genuine Opposition:

  1. Loren Legarda
  2. Benigno Aquino III
  3. John Osmeña
  4. Ana Dominique “Nikki” Coseteng
  5. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III
  6. Sonia Roco
  7. Francis Escudero
  8. Alan Peter Cayetano
  9. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson
  10. Antonio Trillanes IV
  11. Manuel B. Villar, Jr.
  12. Francis Pangilinan *

* has not attended GO’s campaign sorties

Check out the links to the senatoriables’ online presence. Some of them really put an effort in to making their online presence informative. I intentionally did not include the other Senatorial candidates on the list because it’s just a waste of space. Let’s all face it, the 12 Senators would definitely come from these two groups anyway.

So who will you vote for in the coming senatorial elections in May? Who will be in your magic 12? Leave a comment and let’s start a discussion here.

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  1. election is around the corner and I only have a magic 5, have yet to decide on the other 7.

    My general rule on how to select senators… BILLS PASSED. That’s what they’re really supposed to do anyway, I don’t give a damn what bridges they built or what they handed out to the poor, or what donations they gave to one group or another, they’re supposed to pass bills to deal with issues of national importance and that is how I will choose them.

    Joker Arroyo – I wish he provided more online info about bills he passed, but he’s always been on my radar as one of the good guys anyway. Seldom in the limelight, but quietly attends the sessions and makes decisions anyay. Any comment guys? You can still sway me in one way or another on this one.

    Ralph Recto – even though he came from my province, I always thought he is just another ex-mayor who rode on a TV star’s popularity. Then I checked the bills he passed and WOW, this guy knows what he’s doing. Most of the bills passed are about taxation/economic reform/poverty alleviation. His bills speak for him, you can’t dissuade me on this one.

    Ed Angara – Considering the absence of Winnie Monsod (a more outspoken critic and more focused on our educational system), I think I’ll vote for him to deal with our country’s educational needs. He knows how to present his case well, so it’s kinda like choosing a lawyer you hate simply because you think he can win the case for you. But someone mentioned he voted to hide the evidence during Erap’s trial (I seem to be the one with short term memory), is this true?

    Francis Escudero – I don’t agree with him on most issues. Hell I wish he didn’t pass most of the laws he did pass. But bottomline is he’s doing his job. (if you’re on the other side of a political issue, I’d rather have this guy representing you) Any comments guys?

    Francis Pangilinan – Just like Recto, I thought he is just riding on Sharon’s popularity. And he seems to have no particular focus, got a hodge podge list of bills. At least I know he’s doing his job. And while I disagree with some of the bills and some are of little significance, many are quite good also.

    The other seven, I have yet to decide, some of these senators I already scratched off the list, some I have yet to decide due to lack of information, some already gave me a positive image in the past (at least as positive as a politician can get), but I still need to be reminded of their achievement before I decide. So if any of you guys have something to show (BILL wise at least), then tell me about it. Sayang isang boto.

    BTW, I have some skills in PHP/ASP, a bit too late to offer it, but I’ll offer it just the same. If I think any of you senatoriables is worth it, no need to pay me, just give me what you want to publish and cover the cost of webhosting (for such a short term purpose, you may not even need to spend anything, we can always take advantage of free webhosting services).

  2. My list:

    Arroyo
    Angara
    Lacson
    Defensor
    Zubiri
    Recto
    Pangilinan

    Maybe:
    Pichay
    Roco
    Singson

  3. Me i will vote for the following:

    1.Joker Arroyo

    2.Loren Legarda

    3.Ralph Recto

    4.Mike Defensor

    5.Noynoy Aquino

    6.Migs Zubiri

    7.Antonio Trillanes

    8.Gringo Honasan

    9.Ping Lacson

    10.Chavit Singson

    11.Manny Villar

    12.Prospero Petchay

    I mixed up the administration and opposition candidates.Not all adminitration or opposition candidates are bad candidates.

  4. Me i will vote for the following:

    1.Joker Arroyo

    2.Loren Legarda

    3.Ralph Recto

    4.Mike Defensor

    5.Noynoy Aquino

    6.Migs Zubiri

    7.Antonio Trillanes

    8.Gringo Honasan

    9.Ping Lacson

    10.Chavit Singson

    11.Manny Villar

    12.Prospero Petchay

    I mixed up the administration and opposition candidates.Not all administration or opposition candidates are bad candidates.

  5. TEDDY CASINO OF “BAYAN KO” PARTYLIST WAS SPOTTED AT THE NPA HITMAN’S HYBOL(DZBB SOURCE) WAT WAS HE DOIN DER HAH???? THE ISSUE WILL EXPLODE AFTER THE ELECTION, SOON AT YOUR FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS AND TV. CHANNELS!!!!

  6. grabeh naman ang advertisements ng iba parang walang respito..laga lang away ERAP To GLRIA..kulang na lang ring at glove..tayo namang nakapag aral. pag alam nating mali ang ginagawa wag na tayong magdagdag ng problema. dapat tayo na na dito sa baba ang siyang mag kapit bisig. hindi na natin dagdagan ang kaguluhan sa itaas.. GOD KNOW IT… thank you

    isa pa pag marinig mo ang mga ads..ng iba nakakaiyak promise isa na ang kay PITCHAY “gusto ko pong kumain ng masarap na pagkain” “gusto ko pong magkaroon ng sariling bahay” kay mike defensor nakakaiyak din..yung “sa eleksyon ginagamit kami,puro pangako”

    solution dito vote wise!!!

    kung sabihin ninyo di ninyo like ang political system dito sa atin..wala tayong magawa sa iyong idiye pero alalahanin naman natin na kahit anong pag takas na tin JUAN DE LA CRUZ pa rin tayo..

    thanks..

    i go for these following candidates..

    1. JUAN MIGUEL ZUBIRI
    2. PROSPERO PITCHAY
    3. JOKER ARROYO
    4. NOYNOY AQUINO
    5. MANUEL VILLAR
    6. MIKE DEFENSOr
    7. LOREN LEGARDA
    8. KOKO PEMINTEL

  7. i have 9 on my list. help me decide on who will complete my list. have until sunday evening. text me 09163869591
    1. kiko pangilinan
    2. loren legarda
    3. nikki coseteng
    4. chiz escudero
    5. noynoy aquino
    6. joker arroyo
    7. sonia roco
    8. ed angara
    9. manny villar

  8. to kisses complete your 9 candidates by adding the following candidates..

    1. JUAN MIGUEL ZUBIRI
    2. MIKE DEFENSOR
    3. KOKO PEMINTEL

    choose between the two…
    4. PROSPERO PICHAY
    4. SULTAN KIRAM

  9. hoy.. mayang tanga ka ba? o nag papatangahan lng…gumising ka…niloloko mo lng sarili mo kay gloria wat evr!!!hindi mo ba nkkta kng anu tayo ngayon?isipin naman natin yong dapat…pnaglalaban lng n cayetano at escodero yong tama sa bansa natin…kng sa bagay hndi natin ma-ipaglaban karapatan natin,mg-pasalamat tayo na nanjan sila…GISING!!!!!

  10. si PICHAY wlng kwenta yan…gnawang fiesta yong lugar namin dto!hamakin…na iinis na ko sa itsura nya…kahit saang sulok sya yong nkkta k…itanim si PICHAY sa senado at pagkatapos pa layain….ang pangit mo pichay ilan na bha na gasto mo sa pgka kandidato mo?i know subra pa ung babawain mo kng manalo ka!!hndi ka naman mananalo kng hndi ka man daya…kng mananalo ka,sure ako nanadaya ka!!!peste!!!!

  11. isa pang na iinisan k sa lahat yang RAUL GONZALES jr. na yan….bka siya pumalit ky garci..bka mg HELO RAUL GONZALES na naman….malaking pera ang pinatong niya dto sa iloilo para manalo yong pesteng TEAM UNITY na yan wat ever!!!

  12. korek ka jan…u know what, gonzales don’t deserved to be the secretary of justice, jusme, wala syang modo…sory for the term but thats what i see..ako wala p me list ng ivovote ko sa may 14..hehe..but anyway, guys please vote the right person to be the leaders of this country..

  13. alam ba ninyo na noong newscaster pa lang si loren legarda ay subra ang ang aking papuri sa galing nya bilang newscaster at bilang journalist? hanggang sa siya’y tumakbong senator noon? ngunit nag-iba na ang paningin ko sa kanya at medyo na discourage na sa kanya dahil siya ang nag-author tungkol sa pasahod ng mga guro… na hindi na susuwelduhan ang mga guro both in public and private schools kapag summer dahil hindi nagtatrabaho ang mga guro sa panahong yon. hinid ba iniisip na ang guro na halos madaling araw na matulog para lang mag prepare sa kanyang lesson for the following day? palibhasa ay di nya naranasan ang buhay ng isang guro. na kung susumadahin seguro ang trabaho ng guro ay lampas pa sa 15 buwan bawat taon… tapos hindi pa paswelduhan kung summer? kakarampot pa ang pasahod ng mga guro ngayun at kulang pa sa mga araw-araw na gastusin at bilihin ngayun… pinipilit budget-tin para lang mabuhay ang mga kani-kanilang pamilya. hindi ba niya alam rin na kahit kakarampot lang ang sahod na natanggap ng mga guro kadalasan sila pa ang bibili ng mga gamit sa paaralan galing sa kanilang sariling bulsa, tapos ganoon lang lang at gagawa siya ng batas na hindi na sasahuran ang mga guro pag summer? hindi niya ba alam na dahil sa kakarampot na kita ng mga guro ngayon ay karamihan ay pumunta na sa ibang bansa para lang matustusan ang mga pangangilanga nila lalong-lalo na kapag may pinag-aaral na mga pamilya? Bakit kung wala ba ang mga guro sa palagay ba niya ay naging journalist siya? nadjan kaya siya ngayon sa kanyang kinatatayuan ngayon kung wala pa ang mga guro?

    kung ganyan lang ang mangyayari… seguro halos lahat na mamaya ng mga guro, lalung-lalo na ang mga magagaling na mga guro ay mapilitang magtuturo sa ibang bansa dahil mas malaki doon ang pasahod, nang sa ganoon ay mabuhay naman ng marangal ay kani-kanilang pamilya. Pag nangyayari yon,ano ng mangyayri sa ating philippine education? di kaya mas lalo pang ma-deteriorate? yon ba ang gusto niya? hayaan nalang ba natin na mangyayari yon sa pamamagitan ng pagbuto nyo sa kanya? kaya…. kaya abgo natin isulat sa balota, mag-iisip muna tayo ng mabuti kung ano kaya ang mangyayari sa ating philippine education pag ma-appove na yong kayang batas na ginawa nya against teachers salary during summer?

    LET’S VOTE WISELY THIS COMING MONADY, MAY 14

  14. WAAG NAMAN SANA NATING IBINTA ANG BUTO NATIN PARA SA PANADALIANG MATATAMASA. ISIPIN ANTING MABUTI KUNG SINO ANG DAPAT NATING ILAGAY SA PWESTO. ISIPIN DIN NATING MABUTI NA KUNG SINO TONG MARAMING SATSAT AY SIYANG WALANG MASYADONG MAGAGAWA. ISISPIN DIN NATING MAIGI NA KUNG SINO YONG MALAKING PERA ANG NAGAGASTO FOR CAMPAIGN AND ADVERTISEMENT NA SIYA YONG BABAWI MAMAYA PAG SILA NA ANG MAKAKAUPO SA PWESTO…. PAANO? DI NA KAILANGAN PANG SABIHIN DAHIL ALAM NATING NATING LAHAT KUNG PAPAANO.

  15. Lets just vote for those who deserve. Wag na nating punuin yung 12 kung ang deserving ay 5 lang. Baka yung votes para sa mga alanganin pa ang tatalo sa better choices natin.

  16. PITCHAY!!! PICHAY PO TAYO!!! Matalino na, masustansya pang mag salita….MALAMAN parang pechay talaga! di katulad ng SUPOT TWINS, maingay lang at mabunganga..parang PWET NG MGA MANOK, tilaok ng tilaok.
    DArlene–karma KA hah!! ano ba ang feelings ng bawat utot ay PINAG- BIBINTANGAN, diba ganyan ang ginagawa nyo kay Glory??? kaya ngayon DOBLE KARMA sayo, sa tatay mo pah ang latay, saaakiiiit naman ano darelen??? ganyan ang karma darlene, sige iyak pa nene…iyak pa…huhuhu

  17. to all Pinoy. HINDI PO TAYO NUMBER ONE CORRUPT, according to Secretary of Commision Against Corruption. Inamin po ito ng Chairman ng PERk na nag lathala ng nasabing ISSUE, 100 expats po ang na-interview OUT OF 13 countries, nag base po sila sa PLUNDER CASE OF ERAP na sobrang tagal ng mga due process…mali po ang ENTERPRETATION NGA REPORT,sinadya ng mga opposition na gawing isleading ang report. Gagawa at maglalathala po ulit ng bagong report ang PERC, intay lang po natin.

  18. IF GO TEAM WILL WIN THIS ELECTION 2007, THE FOLLOWING GENERAL ANALYSIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED;

    1. TOO MUCH MEDIA EXPOSURE since 2004

    2. MEDIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE SIDED, proven a thousand times, telling only the negative issues to the public, and has always been a “bias”

    3. HELLO GARCI SCANDAL (altho it has not proven yet)

    4. PINOY SENTIMENTS FOR ERAP AND FOR ERAP’S PIPOL (what is more critical? being a cheater or a plunderer?, many were accused as cheaters from the past presidential elections but seldom a “plunderer”…sadly, still the choice is the latter, shame on dogs!

    5. PINOY votes more on sentimental factors rather than judgemental issues. Pinoy, most of us are not risky goer but adventurers, always have diffrent taste preferrenz instead of focusing on re-building what is suppose to be ” on the process of improving…” impatient pinoys always go the the flow of the majority……that’s why the majority of us… still economically “miserable”

    6.GO TEAM has the Youth Image, popular to most young voters

    if they won, LETS ALL SUPPORT THEM, PERO SANA TUTUONG MAGALING NGA SILA?….sana nga, lets challenge them!!!

  19. GO…MIGZ…MIGUEL ZUBIRI ROCKS BUKIDNON AND NEGROS OCC. REALLY LOVE YOU KUYA MIGZ..SANA GAWIN MO ANG MARARAPAT GO MIGZ…ALISIN MO KONG ANO MAN ANG KAMALIAN NG IBA?? PANALO KA SA AMING MGA INDIGENOUS PEOPLE MIGZ..
    SANA WRITE ME INMY E MAIL MIKE??

    GO MIGZ..

  20. yes. totoong bakla si Allan cayetano.Ako ay taal na taga-pateros maging ang aking magulang.tubong pateros yan si Allan cayetano.pumunta kayo ng pateros pra malaman ninyo ang katotohanan.

  21. Hay naku, i am 25 years now, pero hindi pa ako vote even 1 time kc malayo ako sa lugar ko and im always busy to my work….. Pero just in case na vote ako piliin ko yung may nagagawa at hindi puro salita….

  22. Dear Friends, Happy April Fool’s Day!!!

    This old gal was trying on one of those blouses with a plunging neckline and after looking herself over in the mirror, asked a saleslady if she thought it was too low-cut.
    “Do you have hair on your chest?” the saleslady asked.
    “No!” she squealed.
    “Well then,” the saleslady said, “it’s too low-cut.”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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