Habang papalapit ang November 15 deadline for substitution, sabik na sabik ang mga DDS at may halong pangamba din sapagkat walang kasiguraduhan ang pagtakbo ni Inday Sara para sa pambansang posisyon. Si Bato de la Rosa para pangulo at Bong Go para sa VP ang mga magiging pambato ng mga DDS. Kapag lagpas na ang araw ng pagpapalit, si Tatay Digong ang magpapahiwatig ng kaniyang mga manok sa pamamagitan ng pagtataas ng mga kamay nito. Umaasa tayo na kapag pinal na ang listahan ng mga kandidato ay makakausad na ang kampanya.
Most presidential and vice presidential tickets for the May 2022 national elections are still tentative because everyone is still waiting for the November 15 substitution deadline. Will Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Inday Sara Duterte finally agree to run for higher office? Will any of the already declared presidential candidates (Pacman, Isko, BBM, Leni and Ping) slide down and run for VP instead?
From the BBM camp, the ideal running mate would be Pacman. BBM is strong in Regions 1 (Ilocos), 2 (Cagayan Valley) and NCR. Pacman is from Mindanao and has a huge following there more so if Sara Duterte remains as Davao City chief executive. Pacman also has significant drawing power among the Bisayan speaking areas of the Visayas.
Assuming that Pacquiao remains a contender for the highest office of the land, BBM may tap local kingpins in the Visayas, such as Ace Durano, former Tourism Secretary and former Congressman from vote rich Cebu. Durano is contesting the Province of Cebu gubernatorial seat in 2022 against the incumbent Gwen Garcia. Governor Garcia is the odds on favorite to win re-election. Durano may thus be amenable to be “kicked upstairs” and aspire for the vice presidency.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Reply to Tulfo column
The Philippine Star
October 27, 2021
This is about the article written by Mr. Ramon T. Tulfo entitled “Plan C” in his column Sentinel on Oct. 26, 2021. The article betrayed how The Philippine STAR values its credibility and integrity as one of the country’s leading sources of news and information. At face value, it’s not very hard to know that Mr. Tulfo was peddling wild conjectures, lies, intrigues and chismis in this Plan C article, which entirely was based on hearsay.Of the more than 20 Plan C paragraphs, seven were devoted to pure chismis about me, President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bong Go.
Let me quickly and simply break it down for you.
Chismis: My little birdies in Cebu said that Sara might just run as Bongbong’s party-mate to upset Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, who’s running for the vice presidency.
Chismis: She also wants to unsettle her father, President Digong.
Chismis: Several times during the party, Sara expressed abhorrence over Go’s close bonding with her father, according to one of my little birdies (By little birdy I mean sources, not the other meaning. – RTT).
Chismis: Sara implied that even after getting elected senator, Bong Go continues to be “servile” – that’s not my choice of wording, but of my little birdies – to Digong.
Chismis: There’s nothing wrong with Bong being a servant to her father, Sara implied; it’s just that she and her siblings can’t go directly to the President without passing through him.
Chismis: As we all know, there’s bad blood between daughter and father.
Chismis: Sara hasn’t gotten over her parents’ separation; she sides with her mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman, a Filipino-German who’s a former Philippine Airlines flight attendant.
The rest of the article was either unimportant, given or another load of hogwash and untruths that we’ve all heard before.
Plan C was stitched by someone that no self-respecting individual – much more a member of the media – should find inspiration from.
Mr. Tulfo’s article should be found not in any of the main pages of The Philippine STAR – unless The Philippine STAR is a rumormonger publication or a tabloid that serves people like Mr. Tulfo.
This brings me to inevitably question the vetting process that your newspaper observes and follows before publishing articles.
Lastly, as the object of Mr. Tulfo’s journalistic irresponsibility, courtesy of The Philippine STAR, I deserve an apology – however, I am not expecting.
Daghang salamat. – Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, Davao City
Nanggagalaite ang mga DILAWAN tuwing may larawan si Pangulong Duterte sa mga proyekto ng DPWH at DOTr sapagkat pawang mga naumpisahan daw ang mga ito sa panahon ni dating P-Noy RIP at pinagpatuloy lang sa pagpasok ng Pamahalaang Duterte. Sabi naman ng mga DDS na marami sa mga plano ni P-Noy ay problemado sa simula (kagaya ng Skyway 3) at naresolba lamang ang mga isyu (kagaya ng right of way) sa tulong na ng kasalukuyang administrasyon kaya doon palang umusad at natapos ang mga airport, tulay at highway.
Isang proyektong mariing tinutulan at patuloy na tinunutulan ng mga DILAWAN ay ang Manila Bay white sand beach sapagkat hindi raw dapat inatupag ang pagpapaganda ng lugar sa gitna ng pandemya. Dapat daw ay ayuda sa mga nagugutom at trabaho para sa mga nawalan ng hanapbuhay dahil sa COVID 19 ang pinaglaanan ng pera.
Wala pa ang pandaigdigang problema sa kalusugan, ang Boracay rehabilitation ay isinagawa sapagkat malaki ang problema ukol sa sewage (dumi ng tao) na nailagay na sa alanganin ang mga lumalangoy sa beach. Todo ngawa si VP Leni sapagkat napilitan sarhan ang tourist spot ng ilang buwan para maipatupad ang paglilinis, paggawa ng mga poso negro at ligtas na pagtapon sa dagat.
Ngayong ang mga DILAWAN ay nagdaos ng pagkilos pulitikal sa Boracay para pasikatin si Lugaw Robredo at batikusin si Tatay Digong hindi na naalala ng mga walang utang na loob na ang pagpapaganda ng Boracay ay dahil sa ginawa ng Pamahalaang Duterte. So, sino na ang CREDIT GRABBER ngayon?
Let us compare two beach events. One was in Boracay, the internationally acclaimed vacation Paradise. Leni Robredo supporters staged a photo session comparable to a television production. Huge PINK banners with people spread out for maximum cinematic effect. Needless to say that the Boracay rehabilitation was through the initiative of the Duterte Administration. A similar spectacle also happened in the Manila Bay dolomite beach, a collection of people now regularly visiting the controversial improvement project. With the pandemic restrictions slowly being eased, crowds are now the usual fare along the Roxas Boulevard strip famous for its stunning sunsets. The Manila Bay white sand curious folks are spontaneous and may have to wait in long lines just to be allowed to enter. Many are even turned away planning to return on another day.
While the Boracay extravaganza was obviously political (supporting a presidential candidate), the Manila Bay gatherings have a subtle political undertone. DILAWANS, as the Liberal Party and their underlings are called, will not be caught visiting the beach front that they have consistently and persistently branded as an inappropriate undertaking at a time of an ongoing pandemic. It goes without saying that the Manila Bay dolomite beach visitors are appreciative and supportive of the national government initiated project.
2021 FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) Artistic World Gymnastics Championships
GOLD medal in men’s vault
SILVER medal in parallel bars
Yulo won a GOLD medal in the 2019 Championships and was thus the defending champion in the floor exercise event but he failed to land in the medal standings this year but won in two other events (above) instead.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Yulo was eliminated in the floor exercise preliminaries. In the vault event, he made it to the finals but fell shy of a medal finish.