MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If Philippine elections were held today, Senators Grace Poe and Bongbong Marcos would be elected president and vice president, respectively.
In a new poll conducted by The Adobo Chronicles, the Poe-Marcos pairing garnered 41.46% of the votes, compared to Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo who got 29.27% to land in second place.
The unique poll paired presidential candidates with vice presidential aspirants of a political party other than their own. The survey was premised on the fact that in Philippine presidential elections, voters can elect a president and vice president that belong to opposing parties. (Incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay does not belong to the same party as President NoyNoy Aquino.)
In third place was the Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Gregorio Honasan with 19.51% of the votes.
The rest of the pairings garnered less than 5% each, with Binay and Chiz Escudero gaining 4.88%. Mar Roxas and Alan Peter Cayetano were in the bottom with 2.44%, along with Antonio Trillanes who was not paired with any presidential candidate.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Every Filipino knows that he or she doesn’t have to vote for the vice presidential running mate of presidential candidates. Philippine presidential elections are like chop suey, you can mix and match. In fact, incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay does not belong to the same Liberal Party of President NoyNoy Aquino.
So, in the spirit of chop suey, we are conducting a national poll never conducted before by any polling organization. We’re calling it the ‘Great Presidential-VPD Mix-Up Poll.’
Here are the rules: we’ve chosen to mix and match the presidential and vice presidential candidates across party lines; all you have to do is vote for your favorite pairing. No substitutions, please!
THE VATICAN, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The Philippines, a country of more than 100 Million people, about 80 percent of whom are Catholics, has its share of saints.
There are now two Filipino saints, both male — Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod.
There is a growing clamor in the Philippines to name former President Corazon Aquino as the third Filipino saint, and the first woman.
Sainthood is a long and tedious process.
The process of documenting the life and virtues of a holy man or woman cannot begin until 5 years after death. This waiting period insures that the person has an enduring reputation for sanctity among the faithful. It can be waived by the Supreme Pontiff, and has been done on two occasions. Pope John Paul II waived 3 years of the waiting period in the case of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Pope Benedict XVI waived all five years in the case of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.
It’s been six years since Aquino passed away from cancer.
Aside from being president, Cory is the widow of former Senator Benigno Aquino who was assassinated in Manila upon his return from years of exile in the U.S.
Many consider the senator as a martyr. So it is their belief that it would only be fitting for the widow of a martyr to be named a saint.