Tag: 2016 Election

Do INC votes matter?

May 31, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 21, 2016   The votes of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members might matter for some contests, and some candidates. What is the voting strength of the INC?  In the 2016 TV5-Social Weather Stations Exit Poll, we asked those leaving the voting centers their religion, and got: […]

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Duterte and the economy

May 13, 2016

DEMAND ANS SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 13, 2016   The day after the election, when it was clear Duterte will be the next Philippine President, the PSEi went up to 7,174.88 or 183.01 points… and the next day it ended at 7,396.52 up 221.64 points. So it turns out those fear […]

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A new era with President Duterte

May 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 12, 2016   Firstly, my congratulations to Rodrigo Duterte. He ran an amazing race, from nowhere to president. It was a phenomenon that sent a very strong message to anyone who wants to listen. That “anyone” is a politician. The public has had enough of […]

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Keeping faith with our democracy

May 12, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 11, 2016   I guess my decision to take a break during the week before election was a good one. It gave me a perspective that would not have been possible from the frontlines of the campaign battles. For one, it made me appreciate a […]

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Show democracy works

May 10, 2016

SUPPLY AND DEMAND by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 9, 2016   BANGKOK – It is Election Day so what am I doing in a foreign country? By the time this column sees print, I should be back in Manila and ready to vote. But I have to write this column here in my […]

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What sort of president?

May 10, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 5, 2016   Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. And […]

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What sort of president?

May 5, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 5, 2016   Last week I said, if the polls are to be believed, Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Philippines. The most recent, desperate attempts in the past two weeks to discredit him are too late to make any impact. And […]

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Is local business wary of Duterte?

May 4, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 4, 2016   Foreign analysts writing country risk assessments in recent weeks are adopting a wait and see attitude on the Philippines until after next Monday’s election. They are worried about Rodrigo Duterte and how he will lead the country in the next six years. […]

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The economy and the next president

May 4, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo Sicat (The Philippine Star) May 4, 2016   With just one week to go, the campaign frenzy for president has gone high stakes. With one candidate as front-runner (Duterte), there are three candidates chasing (Roxas, Poe and Binay), according to voter preference polls. The chasers, of […]

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Survey Halloween time

May 2, 2016

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas (Philippine Daily Inquirer) April 30, 2016   FOR SURVEY researchers, the homestretch of an election campaign is like Halloween time: Weird things happen. Fakery happens. On April 26, we learned of the appearance of a one-page sheet of voter preferences for mayor, vice mayor and councilors of Dumaguete City—under a […]

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