San Juan to Makati

San Juan elections

Posted in elections,government by yangiwei on May 12, 2010

My reflection is in the shot.

I brought my parents to their polling place off Pinaglabanan at around 6+ am.  They finished at around 7:40 am.

Senators’ term limits

Posted in elections,government,Senators,Uncategorized by yangiwei on May 9, 2010

RR wants to know how long a senators’ term is.

According to the Senate site:

“Of the Senators elected in the election in 1992, the first twelve obtaining the highest number of votes shall serve for six years and the remaining twelve for three years.

It must be remembered that the 24 Senators first elected under the 1987 Constitution on May 2, 1987 served only for five years ending on June 30, 1992. Of the senators elected in 1992, the first 12 obtaining the highest number of votes served for the full term of six years expiring in 1998, and the last 12 served only three years and ended in 1995. After which, the 12 Senators elected in 1995 shall serve the full term of six years or until year 2001. Those 12 to be elected in 1998 shall also serve the full term of six years. In fine, beginning 1992, 12 Senators shall be elected every three years, so that unlike in the House of Representatives, the Senate shall not at anytime be completely dissolved. One-half of the membership is retained as the other half is replaced or reelected every three years.”

Is May 11 a Non-Working Holiday?

Posted in elections,government by yangiwei on May 9, 2010

At the bottom of the Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, c. April 2, 2010.

As early as last Friday, May 7, Perry’s secretary Cynthia has been searching the Net on news that the day after elections would be declared a holiday.  It’s two days away and there’s gossip that it might be declared a non-working holiday.  I’ve searched GMA 7, ABS-CBN, DZMM, Inquirer, and all of them have not released any news on this.  I’ve also emailed them, and searched their archives.  Philippine Star‘s archives need registration, so I didn’t bother with them.  I get their news delivered to an inbox that I hardly read these days.

Nicanor Perlas Roundtable

Posted in elections,government by yangiwei on April 7, 2010
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I’m actually a Dick Gordon-Bayani Fernando fan, but thought this email from my Maven 2.0 classmate might be of interest to some of you.  Better to side with any goodie than, dot dot dot.  Jhoey is from Maven 1.0.

“Hi, guys!  If it’s not yet that obvious, hehehe.  I am an active volunteer for Nicanor Perlas.

We were going through various industries and sectors through round table discussions.  This was done not only to introduce Nick but also plant the seed of how the vision of a New Philippines can take place.

If you are not yet aware, Nick Perlas is running for President, people know him to be an environmentalist, but his experience goes beyond it and has an in-depth grasp of how economy, politics, culture should be harnessed to move our country forward.

With the inspiration of Jhoey’s request for an interview, I have initiated the request with the campaign manager, for each one of us who are interested to submit our own Q&A and for Nick to answer them himself.

We were contemplating on doing a round table with him, but given the very tight schedules already, this is the most feasible for now.

However, if you are really interested to have a round table with him, I can still arrange it as long as we are a confirmed 20 in attendance.

For the Q&A. It would be best to ask based on your advocacy.

Mine would be run something like his initiatives to help the Eco movement finally reach critical mass in our country, or tips to integrate the lifestyle as a way of life for all Filipinos.

So you can submit questions within the week, deadline is Saturday, April 10.  Anything goes, I would just recommend that the questions be direct to your advocacy to make it more valuable to you.  Please let me know if you would be sending your questions so I can expedite the process.

If I missed anything, do let me know and I will clarify it.

Tet Mora-Uy
Where green living meets pink
(0917-5404455), (632)2117726

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always be at your back,

May the sunshine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”