- Nagdadalawang isip si Lacson re running for mayor in Manila?
Manila update. Sen. Panfilo Lacson is having second thoughts about running for mayor of Manila after lawyers warned him of possible disqualification due to lack of residency. Mayor Joselito Atienza is still undecided on who will be Ali Atienza’s vice mayoralty partner. Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna has stepped up his organizational efforts. He met with 150 coordinators from Sampaloc last Wednesday at the NDC Clubhouse at Pureza, Sta. Mesa. Mark Jimenez braved the rain and distributed fried chicken and cash during the fiesta of Our Lady of Loreto at Plaza Bustillos, Sampaloc, last Sunday. Sen. Alfredo Lim is concentrating on his radio and TV programs. Rep. Joey Hizon insists he’s decided on running for mayor.
Who gains most by a Lacson withdrawal? I would say Lim and Lacuna. But it will certainly encourage Jimenez to go ahead and run despite his denials.
It looks like 4th District Rep. Rudy Bacani would slide down to vice mayor with either Lim or Jimenez.
- GMA gives mayors "Christmas love" worth about P20,000-P50,000. Reaction ni Manong Ernie:
Despite Malacañang denials, Mayor Liberty Manzano of Candoni, Negros Occidental, admitted she had received P30,000 and a Christmas card from GMA during her Iloilo visit. Multiply that by 1,600 mayors, that’s a huge amount. Where was it sourced, private or public funds?
- Sabi ni Philip Tiongson: "Why are we so scared of changing the constitution? Why are we so scared of change?"
I don't think most people are afraid of CHA CHA per se. What they are afraid of are the people behind such moves.
If Erap in the past failed to get support for his reasonable and modest CONCORD proposals to amend the consti, si Arroyo pa kaya with her plans to change the ENTIRE constitution and system of government to her and her allies benefit?