• MIRIAM’S CHOSEN RUNNING MATE

    Leads point to Bongbong

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    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who had announced she was running for President in next year’s elections, said on Wednesday she is teaming up with someone who has declared his bid for the vice presidency.

    Sources of The Manila Times believe Santiago is referring to Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the only “serious” candidate available for her to draft.

    One of the sources confirmed that Santiago’s camp has been in talks with Marcos, but gave no other details.

    During her book launch where she announced her presidential run, Santiago hinted that her running mate was male and had already declared his intention to run for Vice President.

    She declined to give more information about her prospective running mate, because “his wife might scold him,” she said in jest.

    The Marcos camp declined to make any statement on the matter.

    Santiago, 70, said she will be filing her COC on Friday.

    Among the so-called “serious” candidates for VP, Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Gregorio Honasan, and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo already have partners for next year.

    Escudero will be the running mate of Sen. Grace Poe; Honasan had filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) under the United Nationalist Alliance with Vice President Jejomar Binay as standard-bearer; and   Robredo will be the administration candidate, partnering with presidential bet Manuel Roxas 2nd.

    The other “declared” aspirants, Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes 4th, said they have not spoken to Santiago.

    Cayetano said he remains committed to teaming up with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who, despite having announced he would not run for President, is still expected to spring a surprise on October 15, the deadline for the filing of COC.

    “She [Santiago] has a friend who asked us about it, but we were very honest to say that we’re committed to Mayor Duterte,” Cayetano added. “I really believe he’ll be the best President at this point in time so until the last minute, I will really push for him to run and give people a choice,” he added.

    Trillanes, meanwhile, told The Manila Times that he has made a commitment to adopt Poe as his running mate.

    “Well, unfortunately I haven’t talked to her [Santiago] and besides, we have already given our endorsement to Sen. Grace Poe,” he said.

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    1. >>> Most ( Voters) Filipino People ( Natural Born Citizen and Naturalized Citizen) WILL ONLY CHOOSE AND VOTE FOR CANDIDATES ON THE FOLLOWING BASIS AND REASONS.
      1). PERSONAL PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.
      2). PERSONAL POPULARITY.
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      AND INTRIGUES AND ALLEGED ISSUES.
      4). CANDIDATES WITH FULL BACK-UP DANCERS, SINGERS, ACTRESSES &
      ACTORS IN THEIR CAMPAIGN VENUE.
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      6). MONEY DISTRIBUTIONS THRU BARANGAY OFFICIALS.

      >>> Voters usually AND ALWAYS WILL NOT CHOOSE OR SELECT THE CANDIDATE(S) BASED ON CAPABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS LEGALY AND EXPERIENCES OR PREVIOUS ACCOMPLICEMENTS BEING A PUBLIC SERVANT IN ANY LEVEL AS GOVERNMENT (LOCAL OR NATIONAL LEVEL).

      BECAUSE ONLY 1 to 3 out of every 100 FILIPINO VOTERS (especially from age 18 to 22 years old) DOES NOT KNOW OR DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW WHO IS WHO THE REAL AND CAPABLE CANDIDATE TO VOTE.

      “PARE-PAREHO LANG SILA KAHIT NA SINO PA ANG MANALO”…. KAYA BAKIT PA SIYA O SILA BOBOTO? IYAN ANG KARAMIHAN KASABIHAN NILA.

      “WALA AKONG PANAHON DIYAN” Isa pa rin dahilan ng mga Filipino sa araw ng eleksyon.

      “Mag-sabong, madyong, tong-hits, mag-facebook na lang”…iyan ang isa rin siguradong dahilan ng mga Filipino sa araw ng eleksyon.

      “Barangay officials lang naman ang makikinabang tuwina magkakaroon at pagkatapos ng eleksyon”. Dahil karamihan pinamumudmod na pera ng mga candidate sa kanila ipararaan para bumili ng boto, ang nangyayari barya na lang ang napupunta kadalasan sa mga taong bayan nasasakupan ng bawat barangay.

      IYAN ANG “TATAK AT UTAK PILIPINO”

    2. Santiago has a great brain. But some thought she goes bonkers ocassionally. If she does team up with Bongbong, it goes to prove she her there is something wrong with her. What a pity, cos I used to have great respect for her.

    3. Ikaw iyon macawili anong palagay mo c Merriam Bobo.For the sake of argument if what they said about Marcos Sr are true do u think Jr will do the same kong ikaw iyon uulitin mo ba iyon di ba hindi bec he want to prove that his father is good and has done nothing wrong which if u are honest to urself this govt is more corrupt

    4. Count my vote for Santiago-Marcos for 2016. I suggest that those miseducated about the Marcoses to research deeper. I was once an anti-Marcos but I found out that I was wrong. Marcos was our greatest President our country produced. Of course, he had his flaws. But economically, we were no. 2 next to Japan in his time. The people’s lives are way better than we are in today. The Aquino government has only collected us but never gave back. The UN says that we are the only democractic country that is corrupt today. That is a very shameful legacy PNoy has inspite of sugar-coated slogan of Tuwid na Daan. Almost 30 years had already passed after the EDSA Revolution but we were not able to progress and the government service had deteriorated to a government of the thieves and sectarian. Other countries such as South Korea, Japan and China went ballistic with their progress. That can’t be attributed to the Marcoses. So it is a lame excuse to throw the ball to the Marcoses with how our government is faring right now. Let us be critical and fair.

    5. tHIS IS THE TEAM TO BEAT BY ANY PARTY… Reference to the comments by above noytards, Never in my life will associate yellow regime who is not really a Filipino in blood. Never, never, never we true Filipino will delegates the evil doer of yellow noytard people..
      Gising mga Kababayan.. Tandaan ang mga traydor sa ating bayan at sa mamayang Filipino…Sila ang salot sa ating bayan…
      ZERO VOTE TO ALL LIBERAL PARTY AND TO ALL ALLIES OF THIS MORONIC LEADER .

    6. Roxas and Aquino now panicking. North is solid, Roxas will get nothing in leyte. Negros is split. Miriam will carry Iloilo. Capiz votes will make no impact for Roxas. Bicol is split. So where else would LP get the votes that could prevent Aquino and Abad going to jail.
      Poor Roxas, he’ll just be a runner forever for Pnoy. End of Roxas as a politician.

    7. The marcos who is running for VP for 2016 national election will prove that he is different from his father. for a better philippines. for this nation will be great again. vote for sen. bongbong marcos to see and compare….

    8. willie macawili on

      I don’t know how short is the short memory of Filipino voters. Bongbong grew up in a corrupt environment. He had a life of a pampered prince while the Philippines is mired in misery and poverty. He is not his father? I agree with that. He tasted luxury and it won’t be easy for him to turn his back on that. Besides, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. If I were Madam Santiago, I will not associate my name to a Marcos.

      • yes… right. and will never associate to an Aquino, which family did worst than any other in the Philippines.

      • apolonio reyes on

        I am for Sen. Alan Cayetano but I believe that BBM will not follow the footsteps of his late father. Those who touched a ” live 220 volts electric wire ” will never touch it again.
        BBM is a good VP Candidate but I’m still for Sen. Alan Cayetano, even if DU30 runs or not.

    9. Felimon A. Soria on

      Here is a brilliant lawmaker, educator, judge, if Filipinos really want a woman president again

    10. Miriam and Bongbong is a good team up ,duterte has already said his intentions that he is not running for the presidency .this is the most logical choice at least for me….