Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paranaque City Mayoral Debate

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Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Paranaque City Mayoral Debate
Less three months from now, the Philippines will have its 2013 midterm elections. The elections will cover the positions in the Senate, Congress and Party-list, City and municipal Mayors, Vice-Mayors, municipal council and other regional posts like Governor.

For those Overseas Filipino Workers like me who have registered, we can only vote for the national positions like the Senators and the Party-list (correct me if I'm wrong).

Anyway, I'm a proud citizen of Paranaque City and once again the politicial dynasty families (Bernabe and Olivarez) are head-to-head for the mayoral seat. Jun Bernabe is the incumbent mayor and since it's already his last term as Mayor, his son (Councilor Benjo Bernabe) has to run. As early as last elections, the Bernabe has already planned to introduce Benjo to the Paranaquenos with the Councilor post first.

On the other hand, 1st District Congressman Edwin Olivarez is the son of the former Mayor Pablo Olivarez. Even though Congressman was formerly the Vice Governor of the Province of Laguna, he returned to Paranaque to serve his fellow Paranaquenos.

I have attached the two-part video below of the debate from ABS-CBN featuring the two contenders. Topics discussed in the debate includes the 24,000 squatters, corruption, senior citizens, political dynasty, budget and garbage problem.

Part 1


Part 2


I hope the people of Paranaque can vote for the best man for the job.

On the lighter note, Benjo looks like Anjo Yllana?

13 Responses to “Paranaque City Mayoral Debate”

Chubskulit Rose said...
February 28, 2013 at 10:52 PM

He does looks like Anjo Yllana hehehe. I am not into politics but may the constituents vote for who do the job right for the citizens of paraƱaque.


filipinobloggersworldwide.com said...
March 1, 2013 at 4:17 AM

Good luck to both of them, may the lesser evil win.


Prettymom said...
March 1, 2013 at 7:53 AM

I hope the debate would help people to decide who to vote in this coming may election..good luck to both of them


~Ms. Joy mH~ said...
March 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM

I'm not really fond of listening debates especially on politicians but this is something good to know though in order for people to find the best candidate in the position. All i can say is good luck to the city of Paranaque to find the best leader for them.


Mary Anne Vinzon said...
March 1, 2013 at 2:31 PM


For me, every politicians should done whatever they promise to their constituents. Whoever wins must do their job by taking in consideration the well fare of the people and not for their own sake.


Mharms said...
March 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I hope whoever wins, should be responsible enough to implement what he is trying to promise.


wifetoalineman02 said...
March 1, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Good luck and whoever wins I hope that they will make Paranaque a safe and better place with opportunities for everybody :-)

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melandriaonline said...
March 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM

honestly, i hate watching debates of politicians , it's all lies and made up performances, if there is truth on their words, it's probably 10% out of 100.


working mama said...
March 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

i watched this episode, well all I can say is good luck to them


Kaye Figuracion said...
March 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Debate is one great way to assess the intellectual capability of a candidate. I hope whatever words they insinuated in this debate will be put into action when they won the position.

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Makoy said...
March 2, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Thanks Kaye for that comment. I have enabled it already.


Peachy Adarne said...
March 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Good Luck to both candidates! Who are you voting for?


Makoy said...
March 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Kaye, I have removed it again. Spammers starting to return when I enabled it.


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