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    ^ Manny Pacquiao.

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    Duterte takes early lead | The Manila Times Online

    Duterte takes early lead

    DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took an early lead in the partial and unofficial count of votes late Monday, securing a wide margin ahead of his closest rival, Sen. Grace Poe.
    In the partial tally of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), the tough-talking mayor got 11,084,850 votes as of 8:30 p.m. Poe trailed with 6,303,528 votes, while Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd placed third with 6,117,430 votes.
    Vice President Jejomar Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance got 3,755,745 votes and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago had 1,150,924 votes.
    The partial results from the transparency survey covered 49 percent of the clustered precincts and do not include the votes from overseas and local absentee voting.

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    Looks like he will get there.

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    Philippines Presidential Election: Rodrigo Duterte headed for victory

    ‘Trump of the East’ Rodrigo Duterte poised for huge victory

    RODRIDO Duterte, the foul-mouthed candidate who’s been dubbed the “Trump of the East”, is headed for a huge victory in the Philippines’ presidential election.

    After more than half of the population of 100 million people lined up in the blazing heat on Monday to elect a new president, an unofficial partial tally suggests the 71-year-old former lawyer holds a strong lead with 38 per cent of the vote. Polls have now closed and while a result isn’t expected for a few hours, his nearest rival Senator Grace Poe, who’s hovering around 22 per cent, has conceded defeat.
    Duterte, the brash mayor of the southern city of Davao, told CNN Philippines after receiving the early results: “I ain’t there until I am there. If it is my destiny to be there then I accept it.”
    Duterte has been making headlines with his controversial and extreme stance on crime. If elected, he has promised to end corruption within three to six months, pledging to kill all the criminals in the country, feed their bodies to fish, then pardon himself if found guilty of mass murder. Rights groups allege Duterte allowed vigilante squads to kill more than 1,000 suspected criminals during his years as mayor.
    In addition to being likened to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Duterte has been nicknamed “The Punisher” and “Duterte Harry”, a reference to Clint Eastwood’s character in 1971 film, Dirty Harry.
    On Saturday, outgoing president Benigno Aquino launched a fierce verbal attack on the insurgent candidate, likening his rise to that of Adolf Hitler. “I need your help to stop the return of terror in our land. I cannot do it alone,” Aquino implored. “We should remember how Hitler came to power. If you allow them to oppress your fellow man and you do not speak up, you will be the next one to be oppressed.”
    Duterte responded by dismissing Aquino as a “son of a wh***”.



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    Very quiet then.

    At least 10 dead in PH election day violence

    At least 10 dead in PH election day violence

    Authorities describe the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections is peaceful

    MANILA, Philippines – At least 10 people died across the Philippines in election day violence on Monday, May 9, as gunmen attacked polling stations, ambushed vehicles and stole vote-counting machines, police said.
    However authorities described the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections – which saw tens of millions of people cast their votes for president and 18,000 other positions – was peaceful.
    From 12 midnight to 2 pm on May 9, the Armed Forces of the Philippines National Election Monitoring Center monitored 22 election-related violent incidents, it said in a statement, leading to 10 deaths and 3 wounded.
    In the worst attack, 7 people were shot dead in an ambush before dawn in Rosario, a town just outside of Manila known for political violence, Chief Inspector Jonathan del Rosario, spokesman for a national police electionmonitoring task force, told Agence France-Presse.
    In Guindulungan, Maguindanao, where warlord-politicians have their own private armies, a voter was shot dead inside a polling station, police said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    ^ Manny Pacquiao.
    Very close to winning his senatorial bid. Currently running #9 with 90% of the votes in...top 12 get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    Very quiet then.

    At least 10 dead in PH election day violence

    At least 10 dead in PH election day violence

    Authorities describe the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections is peaceful

    MANILA, Philippines At least 10 people died across the Philippines in election day violence on Monday, May 9, as gunmen attacked polling stations, ambushed vehicles and stole vote-counting machines, police said.
    However authorities described the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections which saw tens of millions of people cast their votes for president and 18,000 other positions was peaceful.
    From 12 midnight to 2 pm on May 9, the Armed Forces of the Philippines National Election Monitoring Center monitored 22 election-related violent incidents, it said in a statement, leading to 10 deaths and 3 wounded.
    In the worst attack, 7 people were shot dead in an ambush before dawn in Rosario, a town just outside of Manila known for political violence, Chief Inspector Jonathan del Rosario, spokesman for a national police electionmonitoring task force, told Agence France-Presse.
    In Guindulungan, Maguindanao, where warlord-politicians have their own private armies, a voter was shot dead inside a polling station, police said.
    Yep. Quiet. Most of the dead (7) were in one incident in an election violence-prone town.

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    90% of the votes are in.

    Duterte wins in the biggest landslide in Philippine history.

    Now he's got it - let's see how he does with it.

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    Manny is running for the senate there and seems to have a good chance to make it.

    Recently retired eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao cast his ballot Monday in the Philippines and is close to winning his bid to become a senator, running a solid ninth with 14.7 million votes, according to Pacquiao spokesman Fred Sternburg.
    With 89% of the precincts counted, Pacquiao has 14,696,558 votes. The three vote-getters behind him each have 13 million-plus votes. The top 12 make it to the Senate.
    Pacquiao won a month ago against Timothy Bradley in what he said was his final professional fight. Afterwards he said he was officially retired.
    Pacquiao voted in his home area of southern Sarangani province Monday morning. According to the Washington Post, voter preference surveys put him near the top of the senatorial candidates, recovering from an earlier drop in his ratings due to his remarks about same-sex marriage.
    Pacquiao is the most famous Filipino athlete of all time and is among the wealthiest athletes in the world.
    He has represented Sarangani in the House of Representatives since 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Manny is running for the senate there and seems to have a good chance to make it.

    Recently retired eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao cast his ballot Monday in the Philippines and is close to winning his bid to become a senator, running a solid ninth with 14.7 million votes, according to Pacquiao spokesman Fred Sternburg.
    With 89% of the precincts counted, Pacquiao has 14,696,558 votes. The three vote-getters behind him each have 13 million-plus votes. The top 12 make it to the Senate.
    Pacquiao won a month ago against Timothy Bradley in what he said was his final professional fight. Afterwards he said he was officially retired.
    Pacquiao voted in his home area of southern Sarangani province Monday morning. According to the Washington Post, voter preference surveys put him near the top of the senatorial candidates, recovering from an earlier drop in his ratings due to his remarks about same-sex marriage.
    Pacquiao is the most famous Filipino athlete of all time and is among the wealthiest athletes in the world.
    He has represented Sarangani in the House of Representatives since 2010.
    Let's hope now that he's 'retired' he actually shows up occasionally.

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    That would help eh Davis? Do your legislators sleep through most of the proceedings as they do here?

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    Most....but not Manny, who has almost never shown up.

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    John Oliver has weighed in on the 'Trump of the East':



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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Duterte wins in the biggest landslide in Philippine history. Now he's got it - let's see how he does with it.
    That's the million dollar question.

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    One of his dream is to build up a local steel industry in the Phils, well better than only thinking of pocketing the money as to many did in past..

    I seen the Thaksin drug elimination in Thailand, hopefully he will not be as radical, but the shaboo trade is to be taken care off, Cebu is said to be a difficult place now with too many addicts to the stuff...

    Hostages, corruption, calamities, poverty, traffic, one that want to work has quite a few problemaic mandate here, wishing him well...

    I not fully understood about vice, Cayetano is his choice but eventually it will be Marcos...let's see
    Monday,Tuesday, then it goes WTF !

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme View Post
    I not fully understood about vice, Cayetano is his choice but eventually it will be Marcos...let's see
    President and Vice-President run on separate tickets here unlike, for example, the US where the two are one package. Total number of votes wins here - thus a President could end up with a VP he wants...or one he detests.

    Cayetano just conceded. It will be Marcos or Leni Robredo. Robredo currently has a very slight lead in a very close election. Look for major whinging if Marcos loses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    President and Vice-President run on separate tickets here unlike, for example, the US where the two are one package. Total number of votes wins here - thus a President could end up with a VP he wants...or one he detests.
    Sounds like an effective balance mechanism to prevent tyranny or dictators.
    Maybe the US should try it? Hillary as Potus and Trump as Veep. snigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post

    Sounds like an effective balance mechanism to prevent tyranny or dictators.
    In theory, yes. But it's pretty much up to the President how much, or little, he gives the VP to do. Most VPs are non-entities - remember Biden?

    Unless, of course, the Prez croaks.......

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    Interesting call of a Filipina to her fellow Pinoys..

    Just so this is clear: When you voted for Duterte, you didn't vote for change.

    What you voted for was the candidate that could help you change.

    Yes, it's YOU that has to change.

    So stop cutting lines. Stop promoting ignorance. Stop jaywalking. Stop littering. Pay your taxes. Know the law. Follow the rules. Study your lessons. Get a job. Go help someone. Plant a tree. Invest in goodness. Make a positive impact.

    Because the statement "Change is Coming" is not a battlecry you shout to the world; it's a solemn promise you make to yourself.

    And if that change does not come, it's less of his failure as a President and more of our collective failure as a nation.

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    Another First.

    Geraldine Roman to be Philippines' first transgender politician - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Geraldine Roman to be Philippines' first transgender politician


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    Link with the acceptance ... Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte claims huge win in Philippine election - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte has claimed a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections after an incendiary campaign dominated by his profanity-laced vows to kill criminals.

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    ^Wow! The Aussies really went all out on that reporting! Well done for your one sentence.

    Now back to the roo news for today...............Thanks David...added a lot.

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    Lets hope 'bongbong' doesn't get VP
    Though I realize Ilocarnos seem to still like that family

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