Archive for May, 2009

Philippine Politics: Who’s Leading The Polls For The Next Philippine President in 2010

Posted in All About The Philippines, Philippine News, Philippine Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by South Arts Festival
Vice President Noli de Castro

Vice President Noli de Castro

As of today, it seems that the polls are favoring VP Noli de Castro and Senator Manny Villar. However, Senator Manny Villar is getting a lot of bad publicity because of the Senate hearings that are digging into Senator Villar’s alleged corruption scandal with the C5 expansion project. It seems that former Senate president Manny Villar has a lot of questions to answer with regards to the funding and budget allocation for that project. Of course, the ones bringing this out are none other than Senator Ping Lacson, who is also looking into the possibility of being a bet for President in 2010. A lot of surveys have Senator Ping Lacson with a good percentage, and maybe his continued strikes at Manny Villar may earn him some points, especially if Manny Villar is found guilty.

Senator Dick Gordon is also in a good position in the surveys, probably also because of the good publicity he received during the hostage negotiations. Senator Mar Roxas also has a high survey ranking, but it may seem that his lack of a First Lady might bring him down. And certainly a few eyebrows are being raised if his current girlfriend Korina Sanchez will be his First Lady.

Senator Chiz Escudero has a good survey ranking, but I doubt if anyone will bank on him considering the tough opposition he faces with the other presidential bets.

Philippine Music: David Cook and David Archuleta Live In Manila

Posted in All About The Philippines, Philippine Events, Philippine Music on May 15, 2009 by South Arts Festival
David Cook and David Archuleta To Perform In Manila

David Cook and David Archuleta To Perform In Manila

American Idol Season 7  winner David Cook and his very worthy runner-up David Archuleta will be in the Philippines for a one-night-only concert at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds this coming Saturday, May 16, 2009.

A lot of American Idol enthusiasts are very eager to catch David Cook, who was among the Philippines’ favorites to win American Idol Season 7. David Archuleta, who came in second to David Cook, during that season of American Idol, is also another favorite, and it looks like Filipino fans wiol certainly be treated to a wonderful concert featuring some of the best talents to come out of American Idol.

Tickets are fast selling-out if they haven’t been sold out already. But don’t fret – the organizers have stated that they will accommodate everyone – including last-minute concert-goers – at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. After all, they can fit a lot of bodies there.

I think the David Cook and David Archuleta concert will be a good one.  The concert after-party is rumored to be at Embassy, but too bad that the 2am curfew at The Fort might shoot down that idea.