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The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
 
 
  Horrendous to bizzare. From the horrendous to the bizarre, close to 60 of them came down the Comelec office in Manila this week desirous to run for president as if it were some kind of a vacancy in a job fair. After all, the qualification to become president is a simple read-write capability, over 40yrs old, natural-born Filipino and a resident of this country. So even the most stupid moron can qualify to be president, because there is no STRICT AND SERIOUS REQUIREMENT.  
 
 
  OCTOBER 18, 2015 EDITION  
   
   

 
      406 enlist for 2016 showdown    




No less than 409 local aspirants from Negros Oriental’s 20 towns and five cities have filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) as of 5pm deadline last Friday with no extensions available, said the Commission on Elections.

A total of 29 candidates for different elective positions in Dumaguete City have filed their respective certificates of candidacy (COCs) at the city Comelec office as of closing time at 5:00 o’clock Friday afternoon.

City election officer Atty Gildu Agoncillo said that it appears that all of them are qualified, and apparently there are no nuisance candidates...
 
   
     
 
       
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From all over the country our city and province included, we see the familiar political circus is back in town — with the filing, during the whole week, of certificates of candidacy of all bets for the May 9, 2016 natioinal synchronized elections.

The big change we see in this circus is that nobody cares so much about political parties these days. IN FACT only the Liberal administration party is fielding a full force down to its last lineup. For the obvious and simple reasons that the administration party HAS THE MONEY . That is why people”flock” to them not for the candidates but for the money but not all. Remove the money, and you end up with, not even a party platform to genuinely advocate.

Unbelievable but the demonetized PDAF funds are still very much alive in the guise of agency resources. Just imagine, programs like Pantawid, Seal of good governance, whatever, conditional cash transfers CCT, you name it, the PDAF funds are hidden in these pretentious programs made official. So the administration indeed has funds to give away this election in the guise of government programs virtual dole outs. The worse part is many pro- administration candidates will lose instead.
 
   
   


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From the horrendous to the bizarre, close to 60 of them came down the Comelec office in Manila this week desirous to run for president as if it were some kind of a vacancy in a job fair.

After all, the qualification to become president is a simple read-write capability, over 40yrs old, natural-born Filipino and a resident of this country. So even the most stupid moron can qualify to be president, because there is no STRICT AND SERIOUS REQUIREMENT.

Our Constitutional framers should have had the temerity and the common sense and respect to give dignity to public office; that no one can just hold public office without the talent, education, training, and experience if possible in order to assure 100 million Filipinos that their vote is worth their time and intellect. Here, in the name of freedom, any Tom, Dick and Harry, who has the money, can run for president and any elective position for that matter, and look, who’s going to the dogs.
 
   
   


         
FAITH  
“We are slow learners,
so it takes so long to
change our bad habits
and lifestyles.”
 
   


   
 
   



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