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“How shall freedom be defended? By arms when it is attacked by arms, by truth when it is attacked by lies, by faith when it is attacked by authoritarian dogma. Always, in the final act, by determination and faith.”

― Archibald MacLeish

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Pinoy 2016 Presidentiables: The CHOICE is CLEAR

The Pinoy 2016 Presidentiables: 
You've got to be honest with yourself and decide the candidate who will NOT lie, cheat or steal.
The Pinoy 2016 Vice-Presidentiables
May the BEST WOMAN win!
You've got to be honest with yourself and decide the candidate who will NOT lie, cheat or steal.
Check their families and even their godfathers! 
The choice is CLEAR!
Lumarga na ang RoRo! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
Roxas/Robledo (Ro-Ro) Team for Asia's Next TIGER! 
Why stop the MOMENTUM? 
The country formerly derided as the "sick man of Asia" has been standing its ground amid market chaos. 
Global Pinoys:Who will FIGHT Corruption? 
Can we count on the Binays and Marcoses?
Global Pinoys: Will we allow PLUNDER again in our country? 
BAWAL na ang mga CoupRakots at Mandarambongs!
We will Not forget!
From GMA News:
The Marcos family doesn't owe the Filipino people an apology over the the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' imposition of martial law, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said on Friday after she filed her certificate of candidacy to run for president in 2016.
Santiago, however, disagreed that the details of what transpired during martial law should already be relegated to the background in favor of addressing the country's current problems.
"I don't think that on a family basis, the Marcoses as a family owe us an apology. In the first place, it was not the case that President Marcos the father pooled all the Marcoses in one table and they all decided jointly to do certain activities," Santiago said in a news conference at the Commission on Elections.
"That was not the case.... This was all a result not of a familial discussion but a result of policy decisions of the executive department of the government—President Marcos and his advisers," she added.
Santiago is running for president for a third time since 1992 and has chosen Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the sone and namesake of the former strongman, to be her vice presidential candidate.
Santiago, however, said she did not agree with remarks attributed to Bongbong that people should discuss present-day problems rather than the past.
"Things that happened in the past need to be validated, so it's really important to go over the details of Martial Law," Santiago said.
"I would disagree with Mr. Marcos that the details of Martial Law would have to be buried or forgotten. No. On the contrary, the historians of tomorrow should make the study deeper so they'll know the importance it holds," she added.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is 
that good men do nothing. "
Edmund Burke 
Grace Poe: citizenship is one of the most important gifts that a country can bestow.
 Grace Poe spent much of her adult life in the United States. She returned to the Philippines after learning that her father, who ran in a disputed presidential election in 2004, died later that year.
Following her father's death, Poe permanently returned to the Philippines, where she started getting involved in politics. From Wikipedia
Don't flip flop on citizenship! (Pinoy-Kano-Pinoy)
"The citizenship issue is not just a technicality for someone seeking the presidency.This is not about her being a foundling." 
LENI ROBREDO
Why were you using American passports AFTER your renunciation of American citizenship?
From GMA News:
Traveling to the Philippines reportedly 21 times using her US passport as late as 2009 could hurt Senator Grace Poe's chances of  qualifying to run for higher office next year.
Former University of the East law dean Amado Valdez said Poe's use of a US passport as late as 2009 was "indicative" that she still does not consider the Philippines her domicile at the time.
"Na-lose niya ang Philippine citizenship niya noong nag-American citizen siya. She lost her residency when she established permanent residence in the US," Valdez told GMA News Online.
"This is considering that she renounced her Filipino citizenship [when she moved to the US and acquired citizenship there], unlike Imelda," said Valdez in a text message, referring to a 1995 Supreme Court ruling that allowed the former First Lady to run for a post in Leyte despite her long absence there.
Domicile is defined as the "permanent home, the place to which, whenever absent for business or pleasure, one intends to return, and depends on the facts and circumstances, in the sense that they disclose intent."
Former UP law dean Pacifico Agabin meanwhile said Poe's residency in the Philippines should "presumably" start in 2010, given that she was still using her US passport a year before that. It was in 2010 that Poe said she had renounced her US citizenship so she could be appointed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
Agabin had said the 10-year residency rule for those aspiring for the highest posts of the land should be followed because it was "explicitly" stated in the Constitution.
The Daily Tribune reported that based on immigration logs it has obtained, Poe has traveled to and from the Philippines at least 21 times using her US passport.
The newspaper said arrival logs showed Poe arriving to the Philippines using a US passport on Nov. 9, 2003; Dec. 13, 2004; September 2005; March 11, 2006; July 5, 2006; July 23, 2007; Oct. 5, 2008; May 21,2009; and Aug. 3, 2009.
Poe also used her US passport for her departures on July 2, 2006; July 26, 2006; Sept. 11, 2006; Nov. 1, 2006; Oct. 31,2007; April 20, 2009; July 31,2009 and Dec. 27,2009, aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 112.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has refused to confirm or deny the authenticity of the travel records, stressing that members of the media inquiring about the issue are "not concerned parties" and that travel records of Poe are "not being checked."
Valdez insisted the determination of Poe's residency in the Philippines should commence on the time of the renunciation of her American citizenship. Acquiring a foreign citizenship would be indicative of her intent to abandon her former domicile, which is the Philippines and transfer it to the US, he added.
Also, he said that whenever Poe would travel, the assumption of her intent to return to her domicile would be in the United States and not in the Philippines.