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Saturday, May 4, 2013

I’m Not Voting For These Senators Because…

Disclaimer: Most of these information are taken from Yahoo! Philippines, Wikipedia, the Senate of the Philippines website and various websites on the Internet. I don’t claim accuracy to these information. Other information on this article are simply my opinion.


Photo courtesy of GMA New Online.

We have our own reasons why we are not voting for a certain senator. I’ve already posted yesterday the 12 Senators that I will vote in the coming May 13 Election. Now here are my reasons why I’m not voting for the senators that didn’t make it on that said list. I know some of my reasons are lame and pathetic but it’s my 1 vote. As far as my 1 vote is concern, I’m voting from my conscience.




  • Alcantara began working as a law professor in 1967, specializing in political law and labor law. At present, he serves as a law professor for the University of Santo Tomas, the Manuel L. Quezon University, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, the University of the East, and the New Era University.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? Although he has an impressive resume, he's generally unknown to the public. I even have to Google him to get information about him. He has a very slim chance on landing on the Top 12. A waste of vote in my opinion.




  • Christian, Pastor.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I believe that he should focus on his religious obligation than immerse himself in politics. Similar to Samson Alcantara, he's generally unknown and has a slim chance of winning.




  • Between 1998 and 2001 she performed administrative duties as personal assistant to her mother who was the then Mayor of Makati liaising between the Mayor's office and other governmental departments and offices as well as with the private sector.
  • From 2010 she has been functioning as personal assistant to her father who is the current Vice President and head of the Housing department. In this role she liaises between the Office of the Vice President and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, as well as with other local government offices on matters related to housing.
  • Is Nancy Binay a messenger running for Senator? That is the question.
  • Why I'm not voting for her? I'm not impressed with her resume. Anyone can be a personal assistant to one's parents.




  • He voted in favor of RA 8749 Philippine Clean Air Act (11th Congress)
  • He voted "No" to the 2005 & 2006 junking of the impeachment complaint against President Arroyo (13th Congress)
  • Endorsed verified complaint for impeachment against President Estrada (11th Congress)
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I was very pissed off on how he and Juan Ponce Enrile argued on national TV about debts. I find his performance as a Senator unimpressive.




  • President of the Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
  • Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the Department of the interior and Local Government (March 10-September 24, 2004)
  • Governor of Tarlac (1992 to 1998)
  • President, Philippine Public Safety College (8 years)
  • She served as a Presidential Assistant to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2004)
  • Full colonel, Reserve Forces of the Philippine Army (1989-present)
  • Columnist of Philippine Star (1999-present).
  • Why I'm not voting for her? I never seen progress in Tarlac during and after her term as governor. Tarlac was never in the news when it comes to progress. Tarlac is only mentioned because of Hacienda Luisita.




  • Former radio broadcaster
  • Any other qualifications I failed to Google?
  • Why I'm not voting for him? Unimpressive resume. I would rather vote Papa Jack for Senator.




  • Previously ran for president (2010 elections)
  • Listens to Christian artists like Two For The Road
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I would rather sing the song "Di Na Natuto" for him than write his name on the ballot.




  • In 2004, he was elected as senator. During his first term, he introduced at least 617 bills and resolutions and steered the passage of at least 16 bills either as principal sponsor or principal author.
  • On September 11, 2007 Estrada introduced Senate bill 1556, proposing to make ROTC mandatory for all college students.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? Although he has an impressive record as Senator, I dislike the Estrada clan in general simply because they have been in power for so long. I don't like political dynasty.




  • Son of incumbent Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
  • Responsible for shooting to death the son of a former Navy officer during a party altercation in 1975, said a TV report that quoted a Catholic priest, the uncle of the victim. Source
  • His political career started in 1998 as Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan in the Congress of the Philippines, serving from 1998–2007 and from 2010 to present. He is the principal author of the Batas Kasambahay, Food for Filipinos First, Credit Access and Protection Reform and the Anti-Monopoly Bill.
  • Enrile was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of JAKA Investments Corporation and the JAKA Group of Companies from 1994 to 1998.
  • He founded the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) in 1982. He is the President of PPSA. Enrile is also the Regional Director of the International Practical Shooting Confederation.
  • Why I'm not voting him? I don't like his father and I believe, like father like son. I don't believe in political dynasty as well.




  • Master in Business Management (M.B.M.) at the Asian Institute of Management / AIM Makati
  • Graduate at the Trust Institute Foundation of the Phil (TIFP) / AIM Makati
  • Securitization Specialty at Union City, New Jersey USA. It is the art/skill of generating developmental Capital funds for new businesses and creation of Jobs.
  • National President, DPP or Democratic Party of the Philippines / Democratic Party of the Poor
  • Executive Director, Sagip Bansa Filipinas Foundation Inc., an NGO dedicated to helping provide jobs and houses and lots to the poorest of the poor in Philippine society
  • President, Millennium Industrial Commercial Corporation (MICC)
  • Why I'm not voting for him? Similar to Samson Alcantara, Bal Falcone has an impressive resume but lacks publicity. Slim chance of winning.




  • He is principal author and co-author of, among others, the Clean Air Act of 1999, Clean Water Act, the National Security Policy, Disaster Risk Reduction Management Act of 2009, the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms Law (CARPER).
  • Why I'm not voting him? I'm not impressed with his performance as Senator. He never overcame his image as former rebel.




  • Atty. Llasos worked as an Instructor in Social Science, heading the Social Science Department, and was the coordinator for Research, Extension and Development Services of Computer Arts and Technological College in Old Albay District, Legazpi City from 1996 to 1998.
  • After finishing his Bachelor of Laws, he served as Law Education Specialist in the Institute of International Legal Studies of the UP Law Center in 2005. In 2006, he taught in The Manila Times Institute for Paralegal Studies while practicing law in various firms. He became a professional lecturer at the School of Law and Jurisprudence of Centro Escolar University in Makati City in 2009.
  • Llasos is currently teaching Economics, Philippine Government and Constitution, and other law subjects at Siena College in Quezon City and Siena College of San Jose in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
  • He authored and published several legal articles and studies.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? Similar to Samson Alcantara and Bel Falcone, Atty. Llasos has an impressive resume but has low chance of winning.




  • Currently 78 years old.
  • Dubbed "Mr. Expose" by the Philippine Free Press.
  • No notable bill authored.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I believe Ernie Maceda should follow what Pope Benedict XVI did -- he resigned and is now spending his time in peaceful retirement.




  • She has filed bills in the areas of education, juvenile justice, gender equality, empowerment, anti-trafficking and anti-pornography.[6] She has also authored bills on the protection of the indigenous peoples and their ancestral domain as well as the protection and conservation of the environment.
  • She likewise sponsored bills advancing national economic interests, such as the repeal of the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998, as well as measures seeking to place LPG under price control and for the recovery of PETRON and Malampaya.
  • She recently filed a bill repealing RA 7942, the "Mining Act of 1995" and a bill for the imposition of a total log ban.[citation needed] Both bills aim to protect the last remaining natural resources from wholesale plunder.
  • She was elected during the 2004 general elections as a Senator. She ran for president in the 2010 presidential elections but lost.
  • Why I'm not voting for her? I'm not impressed with her performance when she had the power. Why give her the power again?




  • Former Constabulary chief
  • He is a retired Filipino major general who served as Chief of the Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police during the administration of President Corazon Aquino.[1]
  • Why I'm not voting for him? Like most Filipinos, I'm not impressed with someone from the PC, INP or PNP.




  • He is a Filipino business executive and social activist. At present, he is the president and chief executive officer of Ausphil Tollways Corporation, a Manila-based infrastructure development company.[1][2] He is currently running as an independent candidate for the 2013 Philippine Senate elections.[2]
  • He advocates for an end to political dynasties in the Philippines and believes that family members should be prohibited from running for public office regardless of the place or position.[3] In November 2012, he launched the Krusada Kontra Dynasty movement in order to further campaign for this advocacy. If elected as senator, he vows to pass a bill prohibiting political dynasties and that he would resign if it fails to become a law.[4]
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I like his point of view about the political dynasty in the country. However, I don't think he'll win. I'll just allot my vote for him to someone that shares the same view but has higher chances of winning.




  • Pimentel filed an electoral protest against Zubiri in the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET). The SET resolved to proceed with the protest finding grounds for a recount.[6] Pimentel won the protest and was proclaimed as the rightful winner on August 11, 2011, days after Zubiri resigned.[7]
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I can't find an impressive bill that he authored even on the Senate website.




  • Former Buhay party-list Rep. Christian Seneres said in an interview that in order to forget about the stresses of his job as a lawye, he "I collect Transformers toys and Batman toys, Harry Potter toys, Star Wars, GI Joe, Superman. Lately, anime with Final Fantasy and Voltes V and toy collecting basically and Comics to," (from Yahoo Philippines)
  • Buhay Hayaan Yumabong (Let Life Prosper) is a party-list in the Philippines founded by El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde.
  • The closest health-related Republic Act involving BUHAY party list is RA 9502 or the “Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008,” an act prescribing special measures to lower the cost of medicines and other purposes.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I'm not impressed with his career as a Buhay Party-List Representative. Why give him a higher post if he did absolutely nothing on the smaller role?




  • His Wikipedia article is focus on the details of the Manila Peninsula Incident.
  • Similar to Koko Pimentel, he has no bills authored even on the Senate website.
  • Why I'm not voting for him? His political career centered on the Manila Peninsula Incident. Such a waste of people's fund if ever he received full senator's wages all this time.




  • Villanueva is against homosexuality; he said in an interview "Sabi ng Good Book, huwag gayahin 'yung nangyari sa Sodom and Gomorrah dahil darating ang paggunaw sa isang bansa 'pag 'yun ay ginawa" (According to the Good Book, don't imitate what happened in Sodom and Gomorrahbecause judgement will befall on the country if it's done.)
  • Why I'm not voting for him? I believe Senators should champion the people's right not his religion's belief. Also, like what I said about JC delos Reyes, I offer the song "Di Na Natuto" to Eddie Villanueva.




  • This part of Villar's response became controversial: "Actually, hindi naman kailangan ng nurse na matapos ang BSN (BS Nursing). Kasi itong mga nurses, gusto lang nilang maging room nurse, o sa Amerika o sa other countries, ay mag-aalaga lang sila. Hindi naman kailangan na ganoon sila kagaling". (Nurses don't actually need to finish BS Nursing. These nurses only want to become a room nurse or caregivers in America or in other countries. They don't need to be that good.)"
  • I don't know why the word "HANEPBUHAY" is listed on her name on the COMELEC website. Is that her middle name now?
  • Why I'm not voting for her? I hate political dynasty and personalities who are "tatanga-tanga sa interview" (people who are stupid when it comes to interviews). Tirahin mo ba naman yung isang grupo ng mga professional eh sino matutuwa sa 'yo (She criticized a group of professionals so nobody is happy about that).

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