Why I Won’t Vote For Loren Legarda

07 Mar
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I used to admire Ms Loren Legarda when she was in broadcast media, then with Kabayan Noli de Castro. I admired her work, her accomplishments academic-wise and concern for the environment, among other else. But things suddenly changed when she decided to enter politics.

She was one of those who voted for the impeachment of Ex-President Joseph Estrada. When it was time for the controversial second envelope to be voted on, and NO won, she was one of those who was saddened, and CRIED.

When Fernando Poe Jr ran as president on 2004, she was the running mate as vice president. FPJ and Erap are known by the entire country as best of friends. I guess even Erap wasn’t happy too with this partnership as it seemed Loren swallowed her principle and pride just to find a person who can fuel her ambition of a higher position. She lost to her competitor Noli de Castro whom she accused of cheating his victory. I can’t exactly recall if she filed for a recount but I remember there was some financial matters involved.

On 2007, she ran again as a senator and won. I was told by a source that during this term, she was one of those who worked for the ouster of then Senate President Manny Villar, which Senator Enrile took over.

But on 2010, she again ran as vice president for Manny Villar. Erap ran too as president last 2010 but then due to her participation for the impeachment why would he choose her to be his running mate? If it was true that Loren was one of those who maneuvered for the ouster of Manny Villar, I cant understand how she can stomach running with him. Principle compromised again for the sake of machinery that will boost her candidacy? Or political whoring? Of course, with a very stiff electoral contest back then, camps of Manny Villar and PNoy were exchanging gaffes and indiscretions against each other.

Now that its 2013, midterms election for the senate seat, she formed part of the Team PNoy. While she ran independently, she indeed was a guest candidate for both ruling parties Team PNoy and UNA. Where’s that principle again? Fine that she is running as independent, but she could have declined to accept being a guest candidate for both parties eh?

She is leading in the surveys, and she may win. Who am I to affect her chances in the senatorial slate but personally I love to choose a person with strong convictions and not someone who is a political butterfly. Now, would you blame me if my vote for her would instead be cast to the…


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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Personal, Politics


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14 responses to “Why I Won’t Vote For Loren Legarda

  1. Claudine

    March 8, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Let me give you reasons why would I vote for Loren Legarda She has an amazing record being a senator, protected the rights of children and women, authored laws such as Anti-Domestic Violence Act , Anti-Abuse of Women in Intimate Relationships Act, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. Isnt that amazing? She made all of this despite of being a women, she makes me proud and safe 🙂

    • drclintonb

      March 8, 2013 at 3:39 am

      The title of my blog said “I” and not “we” right? Thus this comment is unnecessary. Go if you wish but I personally dont want a political whore.

  2. Leighton

    March 8, 2013 at 5:23 am

    ‘m also very particular about the candidates that I won’t vote for. Political butterfly and traitor like Chiz Escudero, and bad thing about him pa, nilalaglag nya pa and dati nyang partido.

  3. Dens

    March 8, 2013 at 5:29 am

    hope you can also blog about other candidates and controversies about them like Allan Cayetano’s “alleged” control over Taguig city hall where his wife serves as mayor right?

    • drclintonb

      March 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

      i will have to gather facts first… its hard to write something you’re not adept with. problem is i am not a manila resident.

  4. Rosa

    March 8, 2013 at 5:44 am

    You’re already decided but you were not sure about a lot of things in your blog… do more research para no regrets. Get to know other candidates as well, baka marami pang butterflies.

    • drclintonb

      March 8, 2013 at 6:13 am

      i am speaking my mind. thank you for your comment.

  5. Gaspar

    March 8, 2013 at 5:55 am

    If I were you, I’d rather vote for a hardworking person than somebody na di nga nag-aambisyon, di rin naman nagtatatrabaho at kuntento na sumusweldo lang.

    • drclintonb

      March 8, 2013 at 6:14 am

      thanks for your opinion. this is my blog, so i guess i should have freedom of expression, of what to say eh?

  6. Irma

    April 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    You rock drclintonb………..why go for a political whore…with people like this – those with little substance get elected again for as long as media can be manipulated. Legarda is very shallow, no expert in any field except reading news. She should remain a broadcaster. she has a hard time explaining her issues. Just go watch her videos on SAbah at Youtube. TErrible !


    May 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Is it true that Loren authored the bill stopping the vacation pay of public school teachers and school officials?

    • drclintonb

      May 9, 2013 at 2:29 am

      I am sorry I am not aware of this. I will have to check on this

    • Mark

      May 13, 2013 at 4:34 am

      Yes she did.

      • drclintonb

        May 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

        She denied.


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