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The Kabataang Liberal ng Pilipinas, the youth wing of the Liberal Party, with its partner, Student Leaders Forum (SLF) praised the Filipino youth for its active participation and interest in the just-concluded midterm elections last 14 May 2007.

“Aside from the many first-time voters who enthusiastically exercised their rights last May 14, we’re happy in the level of overall interest in the election among young people, particularly in the importance of the right to vote and what the youth can do to help safeguard the ballot,” Ace Gomez, SLF chairman, said.

Gomez pointed out that aside from casting their votes, many young people volunteered for electoral watchdogs like the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).

Gomez also said that the large number of viewers of the blog put up by SLF as part of its voter’s education campaign showed that many young people were interested in the vote. The blog, http://www.getinvolved.wordpress.com, garnered more than 12,000 hits since it went up last 29 May 2007.

“We were very impressed with the traffic the blog was receiving,” Eric Caliboso, KALIPI executive director and project director for SLF’s info campaign, said. “We can only assume that young people were very interested in knowing about the elections, like more information on the candidates, what to do when casting one’s vote, and how to protect their votes.”

“Now that the elections is over, its time to tackle other important issues for the youth,” Caliboso added. He said that SLF, KALIPI, and its other partner organizations will now look into ways to reform the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and the promotion of blogging as a tool for issue advocacy campaigns (end).

A Thank You Message from SLF

TO THE FILIPINO YOUTH

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May. 29, 2007 08:16:08

MANILA, Philippines – Buhay, the party-list that has the support of the religious group El Shaddai, remains on top of the party-list race, outshining the 92 other party-list groups vying for a seat in Congress. (More on Inquirer)

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May. 29, 2007 08:14:48

MANILA, Philippines — The party-list system is slowly being swallowed up by the traditional political system, leaders of the militant Bayan Muna party-list group said.and Bayan Muna president Satur Ocampo said the… (More on Inquirer)

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May. 29, 2007 08:10:25

TACLOBAN CITY—Winners of mayoral positions in Eastern Visayas include two women, whose politician-husbands were gunned down before the elections, and several newcomers. (More on Inquirer)

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May. 29, 2007 08:01:22

MANILA, Philippines — Amid reports that minors were able to vote in Maguindanao province, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday the law must prevail over cultural practices in election matters. (More on Inquirer)

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Senatorial Candidates Tally Sheet

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Local Election Results

Updated partial results of the local elections are now available in Portable Document Format. Some of the results are unofficial while others are official counts by the Commission on Elections. (More on Inquirer)

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Party list tallies

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Posted May 20, 2007 05:51:00(Mla Time)

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BACOOR, Cavite—Mayoral candidate Minerva Castillo officially filed a petition for a declaration of failure of elections in Bacoor at the Commission on Elections, citing among other reasons the alleged buying of votes by candidates in the province for P500 per vote.

In her five-page petition dated May 18, 2007, Castillo accused Strike Revilla of employing “massive fraud and terrorism” to ensure his victory. (More on Inquirer)

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Posted May 20, 2007 05:53:00(Mla Time)

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MANILA, Philippines—Amid slow count in other areas, the Commission on Elections proclaimed more winners in Southern Luzon.

In Laguna, newly elected representatives Justin Mark Chipeco (2nd district), Ma. Evita Arago (3rd district), and Edgar San Luis (4th district) have been proclaimed by the Comelec. (More on Inquirer)

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An explosion occurred near a school here, where ballot boxes from a neighboring town were earlier brought for safeguarding, but no one was injured, police said Sunday, confirming earlier reports.

Senior Superintendent Joel Goltiao, police chief of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said the explosion near the Parang Elementary School near midnight Friday could have been caused by a rocket grenade. (More on Inquirer)

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May. 20, 2007 13:41:00

Reelected Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay is to lead a parade in the city’s high-end financial district in celebration of the city’s founding anniversary.

The stretch of Ayala Avenue from the corner of Makati Avenue to Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia), will be closed starting 2 p.m. on Monday for the annual Makati Grand Parade, authorities said. (More on Inquirer)

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The camps of reelectionist Governor Maria Gracia Cielo Padaca and her rival, former governor Benjamin Dy, have both claimed victory in the gubernatorial race in Isabela. (More on Inquirer)

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Partial, unofficial Namfrel tally as of 5:27 a.m. of May 17

The top 12 senators based on the latest partial, unofficial Namfrel tally (35,839 out of 224,748 precincts or 15.95 percent of total):

1. Legarda, Loren, 2,115,936

2. Escudero, Francis Joseph, 2,082,908

3. Lacson, Panfilo, 1,942,396

4. Villar, Manuel Jr, 1,745,048

5. Pangilinan, Francis, 1,739,306
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The top 6 party-lists based on the latest partial, unofficial Namfrel tally (35,839 out of 224,748 precincts or 15.95 percent of total):

1. Gabriela, 61,279

2. Buhay, 53,688

3. Bayan Muna, 53,407

4. Apec, 38,918

5. Cibac, 34,481

6. Amin, 30,011
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By DANNY FAJARDO

IlOILO CITY — Twenty-three election-related incidents hit Western Visayas.

Regional Police Director Wilfredo V. Dulay Sr. ordered these incidents investigated.

The Regional Election Monitoring Action Center (Remac) recorded seven incidents each in Antique and Iloilo, five in Negros Occidental and two each in Capiz and Aklan. (More on Manila Bulletin)

Originally Posted at www.mb.com.ph

Reelectionist Jejomar Binay was officially proclaimed winner in the mayoralty race of Makati City on Thursday.

Binay garnered a total of 198,814 votes from the city’s two districts while his nearest opponent, Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid, had 22,462. A third candidate, Elias Dulalia, had 1,243 votes. (More on Inquirer)

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Reacting to reports that Board Member Lilia Pineda has already held a press conference claiming victory in the Pampanga gubernatorial race, election lawyer Leila De Lima said this was premature.
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The Supreme Court (SC) ordered yesterday the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to comment in 10 days on the petition of Genuine Opposition (GO) senatorial candidate Taguig-Pateros Rep. Allan Peter Cayetano to credit in his name all “Cayetano” votes instead of declaring them as stray votes. (More on Manila Bulletin)

Originally Posted at www.mb.com.ph

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This campaign is initiated by Student Leaders Forum (SLF), Kabataang Liberal ng Pilipinas (KALIPI), National Students League (NSL), and Center for Liberal Leadership (CLL)
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COMELEC Schedule

January 15, 2007 - Start of filing for Senatorial and Local Candidates --------------------------------------- February 12, 2007 - Deadline of filing for Senatorial Candidates --------------------------------------- February 13, 2007 - Start of Campaign for Senatorial Candidates --------------------------------------- March 29, 2007 - Deadline of filing for Local Candidates --------------------------------------- March 30, 2007 - Start of Campaign for Local Candidates --------------------------------------- May 14, 2007 - Election ---------------------------------------

Organizations Behind

Kabataang Liberal ng Pilipinas --------------------------------------- Center for Liberal Leadership --------------------------------------- Student's Leader Forum --------------------------------------- National Student's League ---------------------------------------

Bloggers

Concept and Project Director: Eric D. Caliboso --------------------------------------- Blog Master: Arlene C. Concepcion / Ivy Ganadillo --------------------------------------- Graphic Designer: Franz Robert dela Vega --------------------------------------- Writers: Reymundo de Guzman, Nysa Tolentino, Joenel Nudo, Shiella Poblete, Bless Alvero, Julie Turqueza, Rachel Bersamera, Francis Urduna, Kare Bernardo, Ace Gomez, Maricris Lorenzo, Fidel Esteban, Agape, Ivy Ganadillo, Alex Sevilla, Cecille Anyayahan, Mel Salise, Carla Vicente, Kathrina Manuel, Mark Anthony de Leon, Lawrence Villamar, RJ Rocks, Analyn Lopez, Donna Babadilla, Jhaecii Fajardo, Claudette Tolentino and Rob Ramos --------------------------------------- Spokesperson: Jan-Argy Y. Tolentino - (+63) 0917-526-2749 --------------------------------------- Contact Numbers: --------------------------------------- Smart No.: +63920 8213221 Globe No.: +63915 3152451 --------------------------------------- Landline Nos.: 7157040, 7158505 local 806 ---------------------------------------