• Sen. Drilon: LP has 15 potential senatorial candidates to choose from

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    WHILE there have been reports that former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd is having a hard time finding a running mate, the Liberal Party (LP) on the other hand is experiencing the opposite. In fact, the ruling party has more than what it needs to fill up its senatorial lineup, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon, vice chair of the LP.

    Drilon disclosed on Thursday that there are 15 candidates for Senator the party will choose from and they expect to finalize the lineup before the end of September.

    “We have a timeline and we have to finish it (lineup) next week (September 30). We want to present to the people best senatorial line up,” he said.

    Senators Ralph Recto, Teofisto Guingona 3rd and Drilon are three incumbent LP senators who are still eligible to run for re-election and are surely included in the LP senatorial list.

    Former senator Francis Pangilinan, also a member of LP, is likely to be included along with other members of President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s cabinet like Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) chairman Joel Villanueva.

    Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino, who has been a subject of criticism by Metro Manila residents for his failure to address the worsening traffic congestion, is also reportedly eyeing a senate seat.

    “In my view the senatorial line up must be completed by next week, there should be no more postponement,” Drilon added.

    It is not however clear if LP would be able to present its candidate for Vice President next week, considering that the choices is limited between Senator Alan Peter Cayetano of the Nationalista Party (NP) and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.

    Roxas already asked Robredo to be his running mate but the latter is still contemplating on whether to accept the offer of not.

    Robredo has expressed unwillingness to run for vice presidency, but admitted being open to running for a seat in the Senate.

    If Robredo turns down Roxas’ offer, the LP standard bearer will be left with Cayetano, who admitted in an earlier interview that he is willing to be Roxas’ running mate.

    Cayetano is willing to be Roxas’ VP even if his party mate Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th already declared his intention to run for VP next year.

     

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    1. Among all candidates Sec. Joel is the most deserving. Hindi sya puro satsat lang nagtatrabaho sya kaagapay ni Pinoy pagpupuyat para sa bansa. He is the man!

    2. Dapat pumili ng mga candidates na tunay na nag pakita na mga pagbabago at gawa isa si sec. Joel villanueva sa mga taong dito lets support him..

    3. Joel Villanueva is the one of the best that need to be a senator! Si Joel Villanueva ay napakaganda ng nagawa sa TESDA, napakaraming natulungang tao at nabigyan ng pag-asa para umangat ang buhay. Kaya karapat-dapat lang na maging senador si Joel Villanueava sa 2016!

    4. Ndi man sya popular o ndi kilala sa ibat
      Ibang lugar sya naman ang maraming naipundar………… go sec. Joel Villanueva.
      OUR LORD KNOWS YOUR HEART

    5. Sec. Joel is deserving to be put in the Senate, grabe nagawa nya sa Tesda & tulong sa mga Kapos nating mga kababayan na walang kakayahanan namakapagkolehiyo pero nabigyan ng pagkakataon na makapagaral ng Vocational Courses! He definitely deserve my support! I am promoting this kind of man who really can contribute for the REAL TRANSFORMATION of this Nation!

    6. People should look on what someone has contributed and not believe what others are accusing Sec Joel, the proof is not real. He is a man of God. And he will never do such things. He has inspired many of what change he did for TESDA. Go Sec. Joel!

    7. Nararapat lang na yung mabubuting tao ang ilagay sa government.. and also madami na nagawa si Sec. Joe Villanueva especially sa TESDA. I will vote for him. Wag po tayong maniwala sa mga negative feedbacks patungkol sa kanya haha ganyan talaga pag madami gusto manira. Go for Sec.Joel Villanueva!! #SecJoelV #Tesdaman

    8. Sec Joel Villanueva is my senator. He deserves to be elected, kitang kita naman kung gano kadaming naaccomplished ng TESDA. Ngayon lang sa pamumuno ni Sec Joel mas nakilala at nalaman ng tao ang pwedeng maitulong ng TESDA sa mga Pilipinong na gustong magsikap at makaroon ng trabaho. Cheers for Sec. Joel’s exellent leadership :)

    9. There are many more who are deserving to run this election for the REAL CHANGW, not just in words but also in ACT, I think truly that Sec. Joel Villueva deserves to be put in the Senate!

    10. Deserve ni sec Joel villanueva ang senatorial position.kitang kita naman any pamamalakad nya sa Tesda. Sana mamulat din ang mata ng taong bayan.

    11. di na dapat pagtagalin o pahirapin pa ang pagpili kay SEC. JOEL VILLANUEVA ng TESDA. Sya ang karapat-dapat sa lahat ng pagpipilian. Alam ng lahat yan.. dahil sa napakaganda nyang ginawa, ginagawa at magagawa pa! TESDAMAN, kilalang-kilala na sa kakayahan at subok na subok na sa paglilingkod.

    12. very common ang magandang plataporma / speech ng bawat kandidato kapag malapit na election— kumbaga salita muna bago gawa — i-elect muna bago gumawa ang nakasanayang gawi ng mga pulitikano kaya kapag d seryoso ang nahalal wala na tyo magawa kundi hintayin na lng na matapos ang knilang termino… Sec. Joel Villanueva deserve to be elected , kasi sa mga nagawa niyang maganda sa Tesda at kitang kita naman how proud si Pres. Pi-Noy tuwing SONA nakahanda ang list of accomplishment na nagawa ni Sec.Joel sa Tesda pr sa mga Filipino.

    13. Kailangan natin ng isang Leader na una sa lahat may takot sa DIYOS at syempre may malasakit sa bansang Pilipinas . Ganyan si Sec. Joel Villanueva . ang isang anak ng DIYOS ay kailanman hindi magiging corrupt !

    14. If Electing of leader is based on popularity,
      our nation will never improve or change…
      I will vote for someone who has proven track record and vast capability. A Graduate of Economics in UST, Having the MASTERY in Harvard University, 9 Years CIBAC Party List Representative, 5 Years TESDA Director General. No other than Sec Joel!!!
      I also beg to disaggree that he is not popular. How come there are millions of TESDA graduates for 5years without knowing him! Common people, vote for deserving not for someone who is just popular!

    15. ilagay ang nararapat sa posisyon …..karapatdapat si TESDA DIRECTOR JOËL J.VILLANUEVA…..sa d’ami n’a Ng n’a tulungan at Nagawa sa TESDA….walang ta tapât sa MGA nagsulputang sénatorial candidates n’a gustong Umupo sa senado….at sa corruption n’a binabanggit nyo pa tungkol sa kanya….sa nangyaring paghalukay….May nakita ba KAYONG ni katiting n’a ébèdensya?mga kababayan….gumising n’a kayo sa katotohanan at hwag magbulag bulagan…para umasenso naman ang ating ba yan..WALANG PERSONALAN!!!!!!!

    16. Joel Villanueva deserves to be included in LP Top 12. His excellent performances as TESDA Secretary are widely known. No one can deny the fact that our nation needs a SENATOR like him. And nowadays we really need God-fearing and nation-loving Senator! GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES! GOD BLESS SEC. JOEL VILLANUEVA!

    17. Obvious naman na c secretary Joel Villanueva lang ang miembro ng gabinete ang may malasakit sa masang pilipino, daming nagkatrabaho dahil sa gumanda pamamalakad sa tesda…dati di kilala TESDA pero ngayon TESDA pinagmamalaki ni PINOY sa SONA…JOEL VILLANUEVA is the man for the senate..let’s support him.

    18. ,Among the candidates Sec. Joel Villanueva is Exceptional in achievement & integrity!
      #Mr. Tesdaman for the Senate!

    19. haha… unpopular? unpopular pa daw si Villanueva… baba den sa bundok pag may time. patakbuhin nyo AlDub kung gusto nyo popular!

      • HAHA! Panalo to! Agree! Popularity lang ang basehan? Kaya walang pagasenso eh. Open up our minds! Wag puro bibig!

    20. Among the other candidates Sec. Joel Villanueva is very much qualified & exceptional according to his achievement as Tesda Gen. Director Secretary napatunayan ang kanyang kasipagan, kakayanan, intigridad at tunay na pagmamalasakit sa kapakanan ng mamamayang Pilipino lalo na sa mga kabataan.
      Sec. Joel Villanueva ang tunay na kailangan sa Senado para sa masayang pagbabago at pag-unlad ng Pilipinas!
      Go to Senate #Mr. Tesdaman!

    21. Too bad for Villanueva’s accuser…if they have evidence let them present it not the 21 pages fake documents as the BNI itself said earlier. They have been accusing Villanueva for so long yet until now what they have is that fake documents. For sure all Villanueva’s accuser cannot prove it. Well, he is a man of integrity just like his dad.

    22. Only a corrupt mind and heart can’t see Sec.Joel Villanueva’s service in our country.He deserved to be no.in the Senate bec.of his good governance and dedication to serve our country through TESDA.

    23. Dahil sa mga nagawa at ginagawang tulong ng TESDA sa ating mga kababayan… SEC. JOEL VILLANUEVA is ONE ofthe BEST na kailangan sa Senado.

    24. toothless the dragon on

      Joel Villanueva is PNoy’s best choice for the Senate. A Graduate of Economics in UST, Having the MASTERY in Harvard University, 9 Years CIBAC Party List Representative, 5 Years TESDA Director General.

    25. The enormous and significant accomplishment of Sec. Joel Villanueva in Tesda for the last 3 years is a very convincing proof that he is truly a genuine public servant and deserves to be elected in senate come 2016 Elections.
      Let us set an unconventional trend in choosing leaders in our nation.

    26. Ang dapat na batayan sa pagpili ay ang nagawa nang kontribusyon: “Performance o track record” ng kandidato sa paglilingkod at pagtulong sa bayan at mamamayan. Si Joel Villanueva ay napakaganda ng performance sa TESDA, napakaraming natulungan, nabigyan ng pag-asa, umangat ang buhay at nagkaroon ng magandang pagbabago. Kaya karapat-dapat lang na maging senador si Joel Villanueava sa 2016!

    27. Sec. Joel Villanueva deserves to be included in this line up. I believe he has done a bunch of good works with the authority given to him.

    28. Being accused doesn’t mean being guilty. Just like if I accused you of being paid to criticize someone, evidences still matters. Track record speaks of capability for higher position. And being announced by the president himself every SONA won’t let be recognized? Well it’s hard to speak without an action yet. Let’s see.

    29. I beg to disagree with the two of you about Villanueva ,natividad and renzo.First it’s not with the popularity. you just mentioned how narrow minded u are NAtividad. Second, renzo, you said it. He was just ACCUSED. no way was it proven that he got kickback from his Pdaf. it was actually proven that the documents saying that he got money from Pdaf were all FAKE!! and who said those were FAKE? it’s NBI! it’s DOJ! who happen also to be the one forcing the accusation. kundi ba naman tayo gawin nilang tanga. Sabihan mong walang sapat na ebidensya, pero kakasukan mo. o sinong niloloko nila? masabihan lang na walang pinipili ang batas?? ganon??– now who’s the fool. it was a clear action of turning Villanueva down. Btw, renzo, these were already mentioned in the previos updates. you could have researched more.

      I’m definitely voting for Villanueva! – he deserves to be in the Senate!

      • Agree. If Tolentino will not win in Manila how would he make it in the provinces. Villanueva is accused of corruption and to think that he is the son of a church leader. No way will they win..

      • Kung totoong performance ang pag-uusapan, kay Joel Villanueva ako. Sana mamulat mga Pilipino na track record dapat ang tingnan. Hindi kung anu-anong mga balita sa media lang.

      • Sec. Joel Villanueva inspired millions of Filipino so his achievement as Sec of TESDA heard across the country! I will support him! We will support him!