Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spotlight Philippines Special: Top 12 Picks for Senators

The election is fast approaching, and bloggers have started expressing their opinions regarding the upcoming democratic event and their top senatorial choices. If the 2013 national election was held today, the 12 candidates whom I would vote for and who I think will win come May 13 senatorial midterm election will be the following:

1. Edward Hagedorn (Independent)
2. Juan Edgardo Angara (LDP)
3. Richard Gordon (UNA)
4. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (Akbayan)
5. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. (Liberal)
6. Francis Escudero (Independent) 
7. Alan Peter Cayetano (Nacionalista)
8. Teodoro CasiƱo (Makabayan) 
9. Francis Escudero (Independent)
10. Loren Legarda (NPC) 
11. Grace Poe-Llamanzares (Independent)
12. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. (Liberal) 

We have so much senatorial candidates today; it just goes to show how diverse representation of PH democracy is. Too many perspectives, too many visions for the country. I still think there are those who are up to contest and possibly enter the Magic 12 Senators List since the fight will be really close on this one:

13. Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas)
14. Antonio Trillanes IV (Nacionalista)
15. Bam Aquino (Liberal)
16. Jamby Madrigal (Liberal) 
17. Aquilino Pimentel III (PDP-Laban)
18. Antonio Trillanes IV (Nacionalista)

I really think UNA's reputation has been besmirched knowing that its political Lions (or Kings) have been clouted with allegations of a lot of corruption controversies in the past. How on Earth could one former President, who was deposed by the Filipino people in a popular revolution for so many scandals, still be able to run for office in the capital of the Philippines? Hence, even I had to resort to choosing a few "less corruptible" candidates who would really get into the top 12. Well, this is just a personal view. Voice out your top 12 choices too! Comment them down below.

Justin Bieber attacked in Dubai concert?

In a viral video posted on Youtube that shows Justin Bieber playing the piano, a male fan is seen briskly approaching the international teen heartthrob, apparently aiming (at least in my perception) to hug him. A few seconds later, security staff runs towards, grabs the intruder and knocks the piano over and onto its side.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel EasyFame

JB then manages to walk away freely in a suave manner (as if nothing happened) after the incident. Could this be really an attack? Or just a failed attempt to show support? Justin has had ups and downs in his series of global concerts; this one could have been one at-just-a-flip-second-incident-turned-disaster scenario. Well, I guess the security were just doing their job well.