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The Party List

  1. 1-AANI
  2. 1-Aangat Pilipino (1-AK)
  3. 1st Consumers Alliance for Rural Energy (1-CARE)
  4. 1-Ako Babaeng Astig Aasenso (1-ABAA)
  5. 1Guardians Nationalist of the Philippines Inc. (1Ganap/Guardians)
  6. 1st Kabalikat ng Bayan Ginhawang Sangkatauhan (1st KABAGIS)
  7. A Blessed Federation of Farmers and Fishermen International inc. (A Blessed)
  8. Aangat Tayo (AT)
  9. Abakada Guro (ABAKADA)
  10. Abang Lingkod Inc. (Abang Lingkod)
  11. Abante Ilonggo (aba Ilongg)
  12. Abante Katutubo Inc. (Abante Ka)
  13. Abante Mindanao (Abamin)
  14. Abante Tribung Makabayan (ATM)
  15. Abono
  16. Action Brotherhooda for Active Dreamers Inc. (Abroad)
  17. Action for Democracy and Development for the Tribal People (Add Tribal)
  18. Action for Dynamic Development Inc. (ADD)
  19. Act Teachers
  20. Action League of Indigenous Masses (ALIM)
  21. Adhikain at Kilusan ng Ordinaryong Tao para sa Lupa, Pabahay, Hanapbuhay at Kaunlaran (Ako)
  22. Adhikain ng mga Dakilang Anak ng Maharlika (ADAM)
  23. Adhikaing Alay ng Marino sa Sambayanan Inc. (Alon)
  24. Adhikaing Tinataguyod ng Kooperatiba (ATING KOOP)
  25. Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment Through Action Cooperation and Harmony Towards Education Reform (A Teacher)
  26. Advocates for Special Children and the Handicapped Movement (Asahan Mo)
  27. Agapay ng Indigenous Peoples Right Alliance (A-IPRA)
  28. Agbiag Timpuyog Ilokano (AGBIAG)
  29. Agila Pwersa ng Nagkakaisang Magsasaka (AGILA)
  30. Agila ng Katutubong Pilipino (AGILA)
  31. Agri-Agra na Reporma para sa Magsasaka ng Pilipinas Movement (AGRI)
  32. Agrarian Development Association (ADA)
  33. Agricultural Section Alliance of the Philippines (AGAP)
  34. Ahon Pinoy (AHON)
  35. Akap Bata
  36. Akbay Pinoy OFW-National (APOI)
  37. Akbayan Citizens Action Party (Akbayan)
  38. Ako Ayoko sa Bawal na Droga (Ako)
  39. Ako Bicol Political Party (AKB)
  40. Aksyon Magsasaka Partido Tinig ng Masa (AKMA-PTM)
  41. Aksyon ng Mamamayang Nagkakaisa (Amana)
  42. Alagaan Natin Ating Kalusugan (Anakalusugan)
  43. Alagad
  44. Alay Buhay Community Development Foundation (Alay Buhay)
  45. Alay sa Bayan ng malayang Propesyunal at Repormang Kalakal (Abay Parak)
  46. Alliance of Advocates in Mining Advancement for Nation Progress (AAMA)
  47. Alliance for Barangay Concerns Party (ABC)
  48. Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD)
  49. Alliance for Philippines Security Guards Cooperative (AFPSEGCO)
  50. Alliance for Rural Concerns (ARC)
  51. Alliance for Association of Accredited Workers in the Water Sector (1-TUBIG formerly AAWAS)
  52. Alliance for Bicolnon Party (ABP-Bicolnon)
  53. Alliance for National Urban Poor Organizations Assembly Inc. (ANUPA)
  54. Alliance for People’s Organizations (APO)
  55. Alliance of Regional Coalitions Against People’s Povery (ARCAPP)
  56. Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE)
  57. Alliance Transport Sector (ATS)
  58. Alma sa Paghihikahos at Ignorasya (ALMA)
  59. Alyansa ng Mamamayang Naghihirap (ALMANA)
  60. Alyansa ng Media at Showbiz (AMS)
  61. Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan Inc. (AGHAM)
  62. Alyansa ng Bayanihan ng Magsasaka, manggagawang Bukid at Mangingisda (ABA)
  63. An Waray
  64. Anak Mindanao (AMIN)
  65. Anak Pawis (AP)
  66. Ang Agrikultura Natin Isulong (AANI)
  67. Ang Asosayon Sang Mangunguma Bisaya-Owa Mangunguman (AAMBIS-OWA)
  68. Ang Galing Pinoy (AG)
  69. Ang Laban ng Indigong Filipino (ALIF)
  70. Ang Ladlad LGBT Party (ANG LADLAD)
  71. Ang Mata’y Alagaan (AMA)
  72. Ang Tao Muna at Bayan (A TAMBAY)
  73. Angat Ating Kabuhayan Filipinas (ANAK)
  74. Arts Business and Science Professionals (ABS)
  75. Atong Paglaum
  76. Asosasyon ng mga Maliliit na Negos-yanteng Gumaganap (AMANG)
  77. Association for Righteousness Advocacy in Leadership (ARAL)
  78. Association of Laborers and Employess (ALE)
  79. Association of Administrators and Professionals and Seniors (AAPS)
  80. Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)
  81. Babae Para sa Kaunlaran (BABAE KA)
  82. Bago National Cultural Society of the Philippines (BAGO)
  83. Bagong Bayan na nagtataguyod ng Demokratikong Ideolohiya at Layunin (BANDILA)
  84. Bagong Henerasyon (BH)
  85. Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency (BANAT)
  86. Bayan Muna
  87. Bayani
  88. Batang Iwas sa Droga Foundation (BIDA)
  89. Bigkis Pinoy Movement (BIGKIS)
  90. Binhi-Partido ng mga Magsasaka Para sa mga Magsasaka (BINHI)
  91. Biyaheng Pinoy Labor Association (Biyaheng Pinoy)
  92. Biyayang Bukid
  93. Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Buhay)
  94. Butil Farmers Party (Butil)
  95. Champions for Innovative Employment (CHINOY)
  96. Citizen Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC)
  97. Citizen Power Movement (CPM)
  98. Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Country (SENIOR CITIZENS)
  99. Cocofed-Philippine Coconut Producers Federation (COCOFED)
  100. Coconut Farmers Association of Linamon Lanao del Sur (COFA)
  101. Confederation of Nonstock Savings and Loan Association Inc. (CONSLA)
  102. Cooperative Natcco Network (COOP-NATCCO)
  103. Democratic Independent Workers’ Association (DIWA)
  104. Filipino Muslim Organization (FIL-MUS)
  105. Firm 24-K Association (FIRM 24-K)
  106. First People’s Representative for Indigent Student Athletes (1ST PRISA)
  107. Gabriella Women’s Party-List (GABRIELLA)
  108. Green Force for the Environment Sons and Daughters of the Mother Earth
  109. Itenerant Vendors Alliance of the Philippines (IVAP)
  110. Kababaihang Lingkod Bayan sa Pilipinas (KLBP)
  111. Kabalikat ng Mamamayan (KABAYAN)
  112. Kabataan party-list
  113. Kabukluran ng mga Kababaihang Filipina sa Timog Katagalugan (BUKLOD FILIPINA)
  114. Kalahi Sectoral Party (KALAHI)
  115. Kalinga Advocacy for Social Empowerment and Nation-Building Through Easing Poverty (KALINGA)
  116. Kapatiran ng mga Nakakulong na Walang Sala (KAKUSA)
  117. Kasangga sa Kaunlaran (ANG KASANGGA)
  118. Kasosyo Producer-Consumer Exchange Association (AA-KASOSYO PARTY)
  119. Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan All Filipino Democratic Movement (KAAKBAY)
  120. Katribu Indigenous Peoples’ Sectoral Party (KATRIBU)
  121. Kaunlaran ng Agrikultura Asensadong Bayan Probinsiya Angat ng Bayan (KAAGAPAY)
  122. Koalisyon ng Katutubong Samahan ng Pilipinas (KASAPI)
  123. One Advocacy for Health Progress and Opportunity (1-AHAPO)
  124. Organization of Regional Advocates for Good Governance Onward Nation Building (ORAGON)
  125. Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation (OPO)
  126. Parents Enabling Parents Coalition (PEP)
  127. Partido Katutubong Pilipino (KATUTUBO)
  128. Partido Manggagawa (PM)
  129. Pilipimo Association for Country – Urban Poor Youth Advancement and Welfare (PACYAW)
  130. Pro-active in Climate Change Leaders (PCL)
  131. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA)
  132. Social Movement for Active Reform and Transparency (SMART)
  133. Sulong Barangay Movement (SB)
  134. The True Marcos Loyalist (For God, Country and People) Association of the Phils. (BANTAY)
  135. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP)
  136. Una ang Pamilya (1 ANG PAMILYA), which is formerly Alliance of Neo-Conservatives (ANC)
  137. United Movement Against Drugs Foundation (UNI-MAD)
  138. United Transport Koalisyon (1-UTAK)
  139. Vendors and Traders of the Philippines
  140. Veterans Freedom Party (VFP)
  141. Women Power (WPI)
  142. Yes We Can
  143. You Against Corruption and Poverty (YACAP)
  144. Youth Leagues for Peace Advancement (LYPAD)

Senatorial Candidates

  1. Henry Caunan (PDP-Laban)
  2. Gwendolyn Pimentel (PDP Laban)
  3. Miriam Defensor Santiago (People’s Reform Party)
  4. Ramon Guico (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  5. Silvestre Bello III (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  6. Bong Revilla (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  7. Raul Lambino (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  8. Rey Langit (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  9. Lito Lapid (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
  10. Satur Ocampo (Bayan Muna Party)
  11. Sergio Osmeña III (Independent)
  12. Liza Maza (Independent)
  13. Jovito Palparan Jr. (Independent)
  14. Rodolfo Plaza (NPC)
  15. Vicente Sotto III (NPC)
  16. Adel Tamano (Nacionalista Party)
  17. Gilbert Remulla (Nacionalista Party)
  18. Susan Ople (Nacionalista Party)
  19. Ramon Mitra (Nacionalista Party)
  20. Ariel Querubin (Nacionalista Party)
  21. Pia Cayetano (Nacionalista Party)
  22. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (Nacionalista Party)
  23. Reginald Tamayo (Ang Kapatiran)
  24. Hector Tarrazona (Ang Kapatiran)
  25. Adrian Sison (Ang Kapatiran)
  26. Zosimo Paredes (Ang Kapatiran)
  27. Ma. Gracia Riñoza-Plazo (Ang Kapatiran)
  28. Manuel Valdehuesa Jr. (Ang Kapatiran)
  29. Jo Aurea Imbong (Ang Kapatiran)
  30. Rizalito David (Ang Kapatiran)
  31. Francisco Tatad (Grand Alliance For Democracy/Gabaybayan)
  32. Hector Villanueva (KBL)
  33. Ma Judea Millora (KBL)
  34. Alma Lood (KBL)
  35. Sharuff Ibrahim Albani (KBL)
  36. Imelda Papin (KBL)
  37. Regalado Maambong (KBL)
  38. Nereus Acosta Jr. (Liberal Party)
  39. Yasmin Lao (Liberal Party)
  40. Martin Bautista (Liberal Party)
  41. Franklin Drilon (Liberal Party)
  42. Rozzano Rufino Biazon (Liberal Party)
  43. Sonia Roco (Liberal Party)
  44. Teofisto Guingona III (Liberal Party)
  45. Ana Theresia Baraquel (Liberal Party)
  46. Ralph Recto (Liberal Party)
  47. Alexander Lacson (Liberal Party)
  48. Kata Inocencio (Bangon Pilipinas)
  49. Zafrullah Alonto (Bangon Pilipinas)
  50. Israel Virgines (Bangon Pilipinas)
  51. Reynaldo Princesa (Bangon Pilipinas)
  52. Ramoncito Ocampo (Bangon Pilipinas)
  53. Alexander Tinsay (Bangon Pilipinas)
  54. JV Larion Bautista (PMP)
  55. Joey De Venecia (PMP)
  56. Jinggoy Estrada (PMP)
  57. Juan Ponce Enrile (PMP)
  58. Apolinario Lozada (PMP)
  59. Danilo Lim – recently added
  60. Nannete Espinosa – recently added
  61. Adz Nikabulin – recently added
  62. Emilio Osmena – recently added

The Historical Event: May 10, 2010

First time in the Philippine history that we are using the ONLINE VOTINGS in our election this coming 2010.

The Machine: PCOS, what is this?

The PCOS machine or Precinct  Count Optical Scanner is the latest in Philippine Election!  We know that for the first time, our nation is aiming to conduct a nationwide  automated election… And why not? The COMELEC is now busy preparing for this PCOS machine which will solve the problems encountered by every Filipino in a the past elections.

Technology will give a more reliable result.

The Sample Ballot: Is this real?

This is the new face of our sample ballot.

NOTE: DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN PEN THE COMELEC WILL PROVIDE IT TO YOU.

How to vote this coming election?

There would be a video streaming that will provide the information on how to vote this coming 2010 election. Watch this!

vote with heart this coming 2010 election!

Senatorial Candidates 2010

Posted: March 26, 2010 in POLITICS TODAY

These are the senatorial candidates in this coming 2010 Election. Choose your beat! Make it 12!

Senatorial Candidates: (In alphabetical Order)

Nereus Acosta Jr. – LP

  1. Sharuff Ibrahim Albani – KBL
  2. Zafrullah Alonto – Bangon Pilipinas
  3. Ana Theresia Baraquel – LP
  4. JV Larion Bautista – PMP
  5. Martin Bautista – LP
  6. Silvestre Bello III – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
  7. Rozzano Rufino Biazon – LP
  8. Bong Revilla – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
  9. Henry Caunan – PDP-Laban
  10. Pia Cayetano – NP
  11. Rizalito David – Ang Kapatiran
  12. Joey De Venecia – PMP
  13. Miriam Defensor Santiago – People’s Reform Party
  14. Franklin Drilon – LP
  15. Juan Ponce Enrile – PMP
  16. Jinggoy Estrada – PMP
  17. Ramon Guico – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
  18. Teofisto Guingona III – LP
  19. Jo Aurea Imbong – Ang Kapatiran
  20. Kata Inocencio – Bangon Pilipinas
  21. Alexander Lacson – LP
  22. Raul Lambino – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
  23. Rey Langit – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
  24. Yasmin Lao – LP
  25. Lito Lapid – Lakas-Kampi-CMD
  26. Alma Lood – KBL
  27. Apolinario Lozada – PMP
  28. Regalado Maambong – KBL
  29. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr – NP
  30. Liza Maza – Independent
  31. Ma Judea Millora – KBL
  32. Ramon Mitra – NP
  33. Ramoncito Ocampo – Bangon Pilipinas
  34. Satur Ocampo – Bayan Muna Party
  35. Susan Ople – NP
  36. Sergio Osmeña III – Independent
  37. Jovito Palparan Jr. – Independent
  38. Imelda Papin – KBL
  39. Zosimo Paredes – Ang Kapatiran
  40. Gwendolyn Pimentel – PDP Laban
  41. Rodolfo Plaza – NPC
  42. Reynaldo Princesa – Bangon Pilipinas
  43. Ariel Querubin – NP
  44. Ralph Recto – LP
  45. Gilbert Remulla – NP
  46. Ma. Gracia Riñoza-Plazo – Ang Kapatiran
  47. Sonia Roco – LP
  48. Adrian Sison – Ang Kapatiran
  49. Vicente Sotto III – NPC
  50. Adel Tamano – NP
  51. Reginald Tamayo – Ang Kapatiran
  52. Hector Tarrazona – Ang Kapatiran
  53. Francisco Tatad – Grand Alliance For Democracy/Gabaybayan
  54. Alexander Tinsay – Bangon Pilipinas
  55. Manuel Valdehuesa Jr. – Ang Kapatiran
  56. Hector Villanueva – KBL
  57. Israel Virgines – Bangon Pilipinas

Lakas Kampi CMD

Posted: March 26, 2010 in POLITICS TODAY

Gilberto Eduardo Gerardo “Gilbert”/”Gibo” Cojuangco Teodoro, Jr

(born June 14, 1964)
Manila, Philippines

Nationality Filipino

Political party Lakas Kampi CMD (2009–present)

Other political
affiliations Nationalist People’s Coalition (1998–2009)

Spouse(s) Monica Prieto-Teodoro

Children Jaime Teodoro

Alma mater Xavier School, De La Salle University
University of the Philippines
Harvard Law School

Occupation Lawyer
Politician

Religion Roman Catholicism

Website Official Website of Gilberto Teodoro

He is a former Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines, having assumed the post in August 2007 and resigning last November 15, 2009. From 1998 to 2007 he was a member of the House of Representatives, representing the First District of Tarlac province. In March 2009 he announced his intention to run for President of the Philippines in the May 2010 elections.

He was also known for his contributions to the people after Typhoon Ondoy hit the Philippines. During that time, he was still the Secretary of the DND or Department of National Defense (Philippines).

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Teodoro completed his grade school and high school education at Xavier School, an all-boys school run by the Society of Jesus, which is considered to be one of the most elite and selective private schools in the Philippines.

Teodoro attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from De La Salle University in 1984. In 1989, he completed his law studies at the University of the Philippines, where he was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. In the same year, he topped the Philippine Bar exams.

For seven years, he honed his skills as a lawyer in the EP Mendoza Law firm. He went to the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts for his Master of Laws and completed it in 1997. He was also admitted to the State Bar of New York during the same year.

POLITICAL CAREER:

Congressman

From 1998 to 2007 he was a House Representative for the First District of Tarlac province. He assumed the position of Assistant Majority Leader in the 11th Congress and head of the Nationalist People’s Coalition House members. He was also a member of the House contingent to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council.

Following his three terms in office—the maximum number allowed by the constitution—he was succeeded by his wife, Monica Prieto-Teodoro.

While being a member of Congress, he was part of the “Bright Boys” political clique, labeled by then president Joseph Estrada, as he thought they had a bright future in congress.[2]

Secretary of National Defense

Teodoro was appointed Secretary of the Department of National Defense in August 2007 at the age of 43, the youngest person to ever hold the position.

Vice President: Edu Manzano

Senatorial Line Up:

Silvestre Bello III

Bong Revilla

Ramon Guico

Raul Lambino

Rey Langit

Lito Lapid

NACIONALISTA PARTY

Posted: March 26, 2010 in POLITICS TODAY

NACIONALISTA PARTY:

Manuel “Manny” Bamba Villar, Jr.

Born December 13, 1949 (1949-12-13)

(age 60)
Tondo, Manila, Philippines

Birth name Manuel Bamba Villar, Jr.

Nationality Filipino

Political party Nacionalista (2003-present)
Independent (2000-2003)
LAMMP (1998-2000)
Lakas-NUCD (1992-1998)

Spouse(s) Cynthia Villar

Children Manuel Paolo Villar III
Mark Villar
Camille Linda Villar

Residence Las Piñas City, Metro Manila

Alma mater University of the Philippines

Occupation Businessperson; Politician

Profession Businessperson; Politician

Religion Roman Catholicism

Website www.mannyvillar.com.ph

He is a Filipino businessman and politician. He is currently a Philippine Senator, president of the Nacionalista Party, and a candidate for president in the 2010 presidential election.

Villar was born in Tondo, an impoverished and densely populated district of Manila. After graduating from the University of the Philippines, he worked as an accountant and financial analyst, then launched a highly successful business in real estate. The number of homes built by Villar’s companies has totaled to over 200,000 units, and his business career made him one of the country’s wealthiest persons.

Villar entered politics in 1992 when he was elected Congressman representing the district of Las Piñas-Muntinlupa, and later became Speaker of the House of Representatives. As Speaker, he presided over the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada by the House of Representatives in 2000. In 2001 he was elected Senator, and served as Senate President from 2006 to 2008.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Manuel Bamba Villar, Jr. was born on December 13, 1949 in Tondo, an impoverished and densely populated district of Manila.[1] He was the second of the nine children of his parents.[2] His father, Manuel Montalban Villar, Sr., was a government employee from Cabatuan, Iloilo, and his mother Curita Bamba was a seafood dealer from Orani, Bataan.[1] The family lived in a small rented apartment located in a run-down slum area.[3]

As a child, Villar attended Holy Child Catholic School, a private Catholic school in Tondo.[4] He also assisted his mother in selling shrimp and fish at the Divisoria Public Market in order to help earn the money to support his siblings and himself to school.[1] He finished his high school education at the Mapúa Institute of Technology in Intramuros.[4] He attended the University of the Philippines – Diliman and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1970.[4] He returned to the same school to earn his master’s degree in business administration in 1973.[4] He later characterized himself as being impatient with formal schooling, and eager to start working and go into business.[3]

BUSINESS CAREER:

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Villar began his professional career working as an accountant for Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co), the country’s largest accounting firm.[4] He resigned from SGV & Co. to start his first business, delivering seafood in Makati.[2] However, when his largest customer was unable to pay him, he negotiated a debt restructuring of sorts, selling discounted meal tickets to office workers in exchange for receivables.[5] He then worked briefly as a financial analyst for the Private Development Corporation of the Philippines.[1]

In 1975, with an initial capital of P10,000, Villar purchased two reconditioned trucks and started a business delivering sand and gravel for construction companies in Las Piñas.[3][2] This eventually segued into building houses, as Villar took out a seven-year loan from a rural bank offering low interest rates[5], and began what would become the country’s largest home building company, with an emphasis on low-priced mass housing.[1] A notable innovation of Villar’s companies was to sell house and lot packages, when the common practice at the time was to sell lots for future homeonwers to build upon.[2] He initiated mass housing projects through economies of scale, utilizing the cost advantages of developing a large scale project in order to bring down housing prices.[2] The number of homes built by Villar’s companies totaled to over 200,000 units.[5]

In July 1995, Villar’s flagship property, C&P Homes, was listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange and grew by more than a third in one day, ballooning Villar’s 80% stake in the company to $1.5 billion.[6] As of 2009, Forbes magazine ranks him as the 9th wealthiest person in the Philippines, with a net worth of US$530 million.[7]

In July 1998, Philippine Daily Inquirer obtained documents that revealed conversion of many Villar landholdings (around 5900 hectares) from agricultural to residential use was made without the required clearance from the Department of Agrarian Reform. [8]

POLITICAL CAREER:

House of Representatives

Villar entered politics in 1992 when he was elected to the House of Representatives, representing the district of Las Piñas-Muntinlupa (and later the district of Las Piñas City).[1] He served for three consecutive three-year terms, consistently posting landslide election victories.[1]

Villar was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1998.[1] In August 1998, Rep. Joker Arroyo accused Villar of various conflicts of interest and breaches of ethical standards with regards to his status as both lawmaker and real estate developer. [9] During 2010 presidential campaign Arroyo defended Villar against the same accusations saying the Senate rules being used are wrong.[10]

As speaker, he presided over the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada over corruption allegations in November 2000.[11] Along with a large group of lawmakers which include the Senate President, Villar defected from Estrada’s Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino (LAMMP) coalition in order to hasten the process of impeachment.[12] Seconds after the opening prayer, and skipping the traditional roll call, he immediately read a resolution sending the impeachment case to the Senate for trial, bypassing a full vote and ignoring attempts by Estrada allies to delay the proceedings.[11] Hours after the impeachment proceedings, congressmen allied with the president led a move to oust Villar from his post as speaker, replacing him with Estrada ally Arnulfo Fuentebella.[11]

In 2001, barred by constitutional term limits from seeking re-election to a fourth term in the House of Representatives, Villar was succeeded by his wife, Cynthia Villar.

Senate

Villar ran for Senator in the 2001 election. Having recently resigned from Estrada’s LAMMP coalition, he ran for Senator as an independent politician, but campaigned as a member of the People Power Coalition, the administration coalition party which was supportive of the recent 2001 EDSA Revolution. He was elected to the Senate with more than 11 million votes, ranking seventh out of 37 candidates.[13] He later won re-election in 2007, running as a member of the Genuine Opposition coalition, ranking fourth out of 37 candidates.[1]

In July 2006, Villar was chosen Senate President.[1] He had previously held the position of Senate President pro tempore, as well as the chairmanship of the Committees on Finance, Foreign Relations, Public Order, and Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries.[1] In November 2008, he resigned the position due to a lack of support in the Senate, and was succeeded by Juan Ponce Enrile[14] who later on investigated Villar for C5 scam.[15] Enrile later claimed that Villar allegedly tried to buy off Enrile.[16]

Vice President: Sen. Loren Legarda

Senatorial Line up:

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

Sen. Pia Cayetano

Sen. Bong Revilla

Col. Ariel Querubin

Rep. Bongbong Marcos

Atty. Adel Tamano

Susan Ople

Ramon “Mon-Mon” Mitra

Atty. Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana

Liza Maza

Gilbert Remulla

Satur Ocampo

Liberal Party

Posted: March 26, 2010 in POLITICS TODAY

LIBERAL PARTY:

Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III

Born February 8, 1960 (1960-02-08)

(age 50)
Manila, Philippines

Birth name Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III

Nationality Filipino

Political party Liberal (1998–present)

Spouse(s) Single

Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University

Occupation Politician

Religion Roman Catholicism

Website www.noynoy.ph/

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Aquino studied in Ateneo de Manila University for his elementary, high school, and college education, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After college, he joined his family in Boston in exile.

In 1983, shortly after the murder of his father, Noynoy had a short tenure as a member of the Philippine Business for Social Progress. From 1985 to 1986., he was retail sales supervisor and youth promotions assistant for Nike Philippines and later an assistant for advertising and promotion for Mondragon Philippines. In 1986, he joined Intra-Strata Assurance Corp. as vice-president of the family-owned corporation.

On August 28, 1987 , eighteen months into the presidency of Aquino’s mother, rebel soldiers led by Gregorio Honasan staged an unsuccessful coup attempt, attempting to siege Malacañang Palace. Aquino was two blocks from the palace when he came under fire. Three of his four security escorts were killed, and the last was wounded protecting him. Aquino himself was hit by five bullets, one of which is still embedded in his neck.[2]

He went to work for the Central Azucarera de Tarlac in 1993, the sugar refinery owned by the Cojuangco clan.

Aquino is a leading member of the Liberal Party. He currently holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Liberal Party, having assumed the post on 17 March 2006. He was previously Secretary General of the party (1999-2002), Vice-President of the Luzon Liberal Party (2002-2004), and Secretary General of the party (2004-16 March 2006).[3]

Aquino is associated with a faction of the Liberal Party which opposes the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, citing alleged human rights violations.

POLITICAL CAREER:

House of Representatives

Aquino was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, representing the 2nd District of Tarlac. He won re-election in 2001 and 2004, and served until 2007.

Aquino served on numerous committees as a member of Congress: the Public Order and Security, Transportation and Communications, Agriculture, Banks and Financial Intermediaries, Peoples’ Participation, Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, Appropriations, Natural Resources, and Trade and Industry committees (11th Congress), the Civil, Political and Human Rights, Good Government, Public Order and Security, Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Diplomacy committees (12th Congress), and the Banks and Financial Intermediaries, Energy, Export Promotion, Public Order and Safety committees (13th Congress).[4]

Aquino was also Deputy Speaker from November 8, 2004-February 21, 2006.[3]

Senate

Barred by term limits from seeking a fourth term as the Representative for the second district of Tarlac province, Aquino was elected to the Senate in the May 15, 2007 midterm elections under the banner of the Genuine Opposition (GO), a coalition comprising a number of parties, including his own Liberal Party, seeking to curb attempts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to amend the Constitution. In his political ads, he was endorsed by younger sister, TV host Kris Aquino, and mother, the late former President Corazon Aquino. Although a devout Roman Catholic, he was endorsed by one of the largest Protestant churches in the Philippines, the Jesus is Lord.[5][6][7] With more than 14.3 million votes, Aquino’s tally was the sixth highest of the 37 candidates for the 12 vacant seats elected from the nation at large. He assumed his new office on June 30, 2007.

During the campaign, Aquino reached out to his former enemy, Senator Gregorio Honasan, supporting his application for bail. “I endorse Honasan’s request for bail para parehas ang laban. I was hit by bullets from Honasan’s men in the neck and hips but that’s past now. The principle of my father was, ‘ Respect the rights even of your enemies.’ Ito ang nagpatingkad ng demokrasya. Genuine reconciliation is democracy in action,” Aquino told Job Tabada of Cebu Daily News on 5 March 2007.[citation needed] He was referring to two bloody coup attempts against his mother in 1987 and 1989, in the first of which Aquino was seriously injured.[8]

Vice President: Sen. Mar Roxas

Senatorial line up:

Rep. Ana Theresia Baraquel

Teacher Nereus Acosta Jr.

Dr. Martin Bautista

Sen. Franklin Drilon

Teofisto Guingona III

Alexander Lacson

Ralph Recto

Sonia Roco

Rozzano Rufino Biazon

Yasmin Busran-Lao

Serge Osmena

Danny Lim