Philippine Presidential Elections 2010
Tabulation of known positions taken by candidates on selected areas of national concern
Last updated: 02 Nov 2009

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Ben Kritz
The BK Platform
(sample platform)

This is a sample platform based on actual national issues designed to illustrate proper development technique.

Economic policy (details). Banking reform. Fully implement CARP. SME support and regulation. Reduce restrictions on foreign ownership. Tax reform, including tariffs & customs. Budget reform.

Increased funding for arts. Improve management of natural preserves & parks, historically- and culturally-significant sites, and museums. Fast-track completion of agreements on indigenous lands, including indigenous waters (within the three nautical mile national limit) where appropriate. Immediately rescind the Department of Finance Dept. Order DO 17-09 with permanent effect and exempt all books and media materials from any tariffs, duties, and taxes, including VAT.
Details

Details around education, labour, and healthcare (see The BK Platform)

Terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. Propose a conference under ASEAN supervision and including China to seek a final resolution to the Spratly Islands dispute. Temporarily suspend all int'l military/peacekeeping activities pending review of budgetary req'ts and appropriateness of the missions.

Environment: Ban the use of two-stroke engines in transportation vehicles. Ban the outdoor burning of non-organic refuse. Tax incentives and government-backed financing for alt energy, water treatment, solid waste mgt.
Infrastructure: Nationalise electric power generation/dist'n. Cancel Northrail project, shift fuding to light rail system (M'Manila). Dissolve PNR. Expand Mla North Port. Expand N & S Expressways. Inc funding for provincial level roads. Seek German gov't aid in resolving NAIA T3 issue.

Implement MOA-AD on condition that Bangsamoro responsible for terrorist elements within their borders. Offer legalisation of CPP provided NPA immediately disarmed. Close PMA and decentralise officer training to military branches.

Convene Constitional Convention to change Constitution to parliamentary form and other changes to support this platform. Review and rationalise government agencies. Ban people under criminal charge or convicted of criminal offense from holding public office.

Noynoy Aquino
Official website
Platform section
(broken link)

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Be the voice of victims of injustice.
Send "some students" to private schools as alternative to building new classrooms*.

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Resist charter change. Strengthen the Senate.

Chiz Escudero
Senate Agenda

More care for the environment and natural resources to ensure availability to future generations. Tax reform: Improve tax collection efficiency, publish budget and allocations on Web, allow tax payers to suggest where their taxes should be spent*. More opportunities for micro and SME business thru favourable lending rates and improved financing facilities*.

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Affordable housing to all. Enhanced livelihood thru micro-finance and training. Priority to local and female entrepreneurs. More funding for state colleges to open college education to more youths. Universal access to medical care. Uphold freedom from discrimination.

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Improved logistics infrastructure for manufacturing industries*.

More peace talks in Mindanao*.

Uphold legislation that focuses on integrity, freedom, and peace.Put a stop to the extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances*. Independent "special" courts to investigate "extra-judicial" killing*.

Joseph "Erap" Estrada
Website

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Bayani Fernando
If elected president...
Wikipedia

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"Reform basic education". Strengthen English, Science and Mathematics curriculum in public schools; establish libraries in public schools*.

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"Reform electoral system". Reform campaign spending. Return to 2-party system. Public campaign financing.

Richard Gordon
Wikipedia
Senate website profile

Government to take lead in "creating" jobs.

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Direct pump-priming/ stimulus spending on labour-intensive infrastructure dev't projects.

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Implementation of effective oversight and accountability. Act on exposed cases (not stop at exposure) through to prosecution.

Jamby Madrigal
Blog
Official website

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Protection for indigenous people against illegal logging, mining, and "greedy corporate interests".

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To "not become" like President Gloria Arroyo.

Francis Pangilinan
Official website

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Reduce case backlog by increasing budget allocation for Judiciary*.

Ed Panlilio
(dropped out)
Wikipedia
Facebook fan page

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"No one left behind" (GK slogan)

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Seeks blessing from the Catholic Church to run for presidency. "Get rid of corruption in local government".

Nicanor Perlas
Official website
Six-pillar platform

Provide meaningful self and/or work employment for the economically poor. Sustainable modernization of agriculture and fisheries. Broad-based and inclusive growth and development of the Philippine economy.

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Change regard for electing/engaging politicians (Traditional "winnability" vs non traditional "New Politics".

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Advance concerns of Muslim and indigenous peoples. Renegotiate MOA AD.

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Increase per capita road length. Increase budget allocation to critical infrastructure as % of GDP. Motor Vehicle Users´┐Ż Charge. Upgrade nautical highway system.

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Re-open peace negotiations with NDF/NPA rebels. Reform at structural roots of conflict. Professionalise and reform military and police forces.

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Removal of pork barrel. Reform tax rate structure. Ensure the meaningful and organized participation of indigenous peoples and communities.

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Mar Roxas
(dropped out)
Political positions (Wikipedia)
Issues "that matter"

Systemic review of agriculture and trading in agricultural products to find solutions to alleviate rural poverty. Creation of 6-yr MSME development plan. Tax cuts applied to OFW remittances and low wage earners.

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Believes in use of native language as medium for early education. Curtail migration of Filipino workers to countries at war or undergoing civil unrest and others that offer unsafe or unsecure work environments. Broad public access to affordable medicines.

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Formulation of 10-yr Food Security Plan. Uphold national territory in re-negotiation of MOA-AD.

Transparency in Government - free public access to government information that has no bearing on diplomatic/national security. Pardon Erap. Celemency for Trillanes.

Gilbert Teodoro Jr
Views
Strategy

Ideas and innovation as engine for future growth. Detailed economic devt strategy per region in Strategy section of website. Allow foreigners to own land for industrial and tourism business use*.

Cultural awareness programs for Cordillera indigenous people.

Boost technical, mathematical, and English language content in curriculum; additional 2 years elementary school. Supports English as medium for instruction*.

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More competitive infra devt program (up to 5% of GDP); more private sector involvement in infra devt*. Detailed infrastructure devt strategy per region in Strategy section of website.

Restart the talks with MILF "on a solid footing"*. Enhance international military engagements and ties*.

More fiscal management autonomy in local government. More investment in investigative agents and techniques*.

Manny Villar
Official website
Facebook page
Wikipedia

Help returning OFW's start tourism-related enterprises*. Encourage entrepreneurial spirit of Filipinos thru financing incentives and improved capital raising facilities*.

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Improve judiciary thru "high level political will" to solve pending cases, witness protection, deploy "round-the-clock" resources*.

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