1 Lito Atienza

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Lito Atienza 1

VICE-PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATE

Jose Livioko Atienza Jr.

Aug. 10, 1941

Leo

80 years old

PROMDI

  • B.S. in Architecture, University of Santo Tomas

Professional Experience

  • House of Representatives

    2020–Present Deputy Speaker, 18th Congress

  • BUHAY Partylist

    2013–Present Representative

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    2007–2009 Environment Secretary

  • Manila City

    1998–2007 Manila Mayor

  • Manila City

    1992–1998 Manila Vice Mayor

  • National Housing Authority

    1998 General Manager

Significant Works/Projects

  • Mahal Ko si Lolo, Mahal Ko si Lola Foundation

    Established as part of a movement to promote the welfare of the elderly and a model for today's Office of Senior Citizens Affairs

  • Home for the Angels

    Crisis center for abandoned babies

  • Buhayin ang Maynila

    Renovation project to improve most of Manila's decaying public facilities such as lighting, sidewalks, and libraries, schools and hospitals by the Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard

  • RA11643 / HB09087

    Principal Author

    An Act Granting Survivorship Benefits to the Surviving Legitimate Spouse and Dependent Children of a Deceased Retired Member of the National Prosecution Service and Appropriating Funds Therefor

  • Unified Governance

    • Emphasizes strong unity and collaboration between him and Manny Pacquiao
  • Anti-corruption

    • Advocates for stronger enforcement of laws regulating smuggling at the borders
  • Pro-life Measures

    • Strongly opposes "anti-life" messures such as abortion, divorce, and the death penalty

Agriculture

  • Decreasing import, increasing export

    For

    Atienza advocates for supporting local livelihood (such as fisheries) for export. Government corruption is to blame for unnecessary imports and shortages.

  • Increased budget for local livelihood, farmers, fishermen, etc

    For

    Atienza has called out that the government is not doing enough to support farmers and that there should be more support for them.

Infrastructure

  • Road improvements/expansion (skyways, etc.)

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  • Improved public transport (PUVs, Jeeps, etc)

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  • Accountability of telcos for slow internet speeds

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Environment

  • Advanced mining

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  • Satisfaction with Climate Change Efforts (Is the PH doing enough)

    Against

    When asked if the Philippines was doing enough to address climate change, Atienza responded "No."

  • Dolomite beach

    Against

    Atienza slammed the dolomite beach project and said, "That is a waste of money. And the government shouldn't spend on that. Manila Bay will be cleaned up when water concessionaires build wastewater treatment plants."

Family and Women's Rights

  • Divorce

    Against

    Atienza has expressed that he does not believe in absolute divorce, yet he acknowledges that proper interventions need to be given to couples with troubled marriages.

    "I don't believe in it but I would agree that there are problems for some couples whom we have to attend to. Let us attend to the problems of those who cannot succeed in marriage, but let us not make a law that will allow divorce in the Philippines," he said.

  • LGBTQ rights (same-sex union, SOGIE)

    Against

    Atienza had strongly voiced his stance against same-sex marriage. He states, "Marriage is a matter of natural law. Marriage is for procreation."

  • Legalization of Abortion

    Against

    In a Facebook live interview, Atienza expressed that abortion should not be legalized in the country because it takes a human life. He is also known to be a devout Catholic with "pro-life" stances.

Labor/Worker's Rights

  • Increase of minimum wage

    For

    Atienza has expressed wanting to improve the conditions for the Filipino working class and has advocated for profit-sharing measures for workers.

  • Increased budget and support for OFWs

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Global Politics

  • Ukraine's Freedom from Russia (Russia-Ukraine)

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  • Philippine-China Relations

    Against

    Atienza opposes the pro-China ties of the current government and said, "The West Philippine Sea is a contested area. Duterte is "overacting" and "pro-China."

Previous Administration

  • Drug war

    Against

    Atienza is against the current measures taken in the drug war and calls for government accountability. He stated, "Drugs are allowed by corruption in the government." 

  • Current COVID and Disaster Response (lockdown, government measures, etc)

    Against

    "The government measures were not solutions. The lockdown doesn't solve the problem." Atienza expressed dismay at the current administration's COVID-19 meassures.

  • Political Dynasties

    Against

    When asked about his opinion on political dynasties, Atienza said he was against the issue.

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Track Record

  • House of Representatives

    2020–Present

    Deputy Speaker, 18th Congress

  • BUHAY Partylist

    2013–Present

    Representative

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    2007–2009

    Environment Secretary

  • Manila City

    1998–2007

    Manila Mayor

  • Manila City

    1992–1998

    Manila Vice Mayor

  • National Housing Authority

    1998

    General Manager

Platform Key Points

  • Unified Governance

    • Emphasizes strong unity and collaboration between him and Manny Pacquiao
  • Anti-corruption

    • Advocates for stronger enforcement of laws regulating smuggling at the borders
  • Pro-life Measures

    • Strongly opposes "anti-life" messures such as abortion, divorce, and the death penalty

Stances on Issues

Controversies

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2 Walden Bello

Track Record

  • Akbayan Partylist

    2017–2015

    Representative

  • Focus on the Global South

    1995

    Co-founder and Executive Director

  • Institute for Food and Development Policy

    1990–1994

    Executive Director

  • Freedom from Debt Coalition

    President

Platform Key Points

  • Economic Development

    • Reorienting the economy to meet domestic needs
    • Upholding principles of workers’ control
    • Welfare of farmers
    • Taxing individuals with net worth of more than P100 million
    • Cancellation of debt repayment for five years
    • Recovery of ill-gotten wealth from the Marcoses
  • Social Development & Human Rights

    • Fight against the persecution of media outlets and guarantee the freedom of expression and right to information
    • Facilitate the passage of the proposed measures on divorce, decriminalizing abortion, and same-sex marriage
    • Promoting transformative social protection

Stances on Issues

Controversies

  • ABS-CBN News | March 07, 2022

    Ex-Davao City PIO Jefry Tupas files cyberlibel complaint vs Walden Bello

    Former Davao City public information officer Jefry Tupas filed Monday cyber-libel charges against vice presidential candidate Walden Bello. In his complaint filed at the Davao City Prosecutor's office, Tupas said Bello issued "utterly false" statements that he was "nabbed" for "snorting P1.5 million worth of drugs on November 6, 2021", supposedly in relation to an anti-drug operation at a beach party in Davao de Oro that day.

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3 Rizalito David

Track Record

  • Senator Robert Jaworski and Senator Kit Tatad

    1998–2004

    Head Executive Assistant, Concurrent Director for Political Affairs

  • Political Operation for Mindanao

    1997

    Consultant on Political Affairs and Head

  • Liberal Party-PDP Laban

    1992

    Chief of Reseach and Monitoring Staff

Platform Key Points

  • Faith-centered Revolution

    • Creation of a national commission on moral regeneration and cultural restoration
    • Seeking to re-establish moral standards and norms, restore confidence on public service
  • Covid-19 Protocols

    • Disagrees with mandatory vaccine or other protocols
    • Basing strategy on scientific knowledge and informed consent of the public
  • Anti-corruption

    • Establish a truth commission to investigate all corruption of all past administrations
    • Establishing a separate commission to investigate the management of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Education

    • Return emphasis on teaching good manners and right conduct at the elementary level, poetry at the high school level and quantum mechanics and relativity principles at the tertiary level

Stances on Issues

Controversies

  • PhilStar | Dec. 09, 2015

    Comelec declares Rizalito David as nuisance candidate

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division on Wednesday declared presidential aspirant Rizalito David as a nuisance candidate. David, a defeated senatorial candidate in the 2013 elections, filed the disqualification case against Sen. Grace Poe before the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET). The Comelec panel canceled David's certificate of candidacy (COC) for president for the 2016 national elections.

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4 Sara Duterte

Track Record

  • Davao City

    2016–Present; 2010–2013

    Mayor

  • Davao City

    2007–2010

    Vice Mayor

Platform Key Points

  • Mandatory Military Service

    • Mandatory military service in the AFP for Filipinos aged 18 years old with paid a subsidy in return
  • Disaster Preparedness

    • Execture disaster preparedness training performed by Sangguniang Kabataan in Davao City on a national level
  • Youth and Adolescence Development

    • Highlighting programs that address mental health wellness such as Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression, teen pregnancy and sex education, and HIV incidents among the youth
  • Healthcare Support

    • Supporting the efforts of legistlators under her senetorial line up to implement and improve Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) processes

Stances on Issues

Controversies

  • ABS-CBN News | July 11, 2011

    Sheriffs file case againsts Duterte

    The Sheriffs Confederation of the Philippines Inc (SCOPHIL) on Monday filed a complaint against Davao Mayor Sara Duterte for punching a court sheriff serving a demolition order in Agdao district earlier this month.

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5 Manny Lopez

Track Record

  • Labor Party of the Philippines

    Present

    Vice Chairman, National Advisory Board

  • CISCI Technology Solutions

    2019

    CEO

  • The Lincoln Place

    Managing Director

  • NFA Grainscor

    President and General Manager

Platform Key Points

  • Economic Recovery

    • Creating a new Omnibus Investment Code) to improve the way the Filipinos do business that to attract more foreign investments, propel jobs and business opportunities, and livelihood
    • Proposing and passing a bankruptcy law to aid businesses badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Providing low-interest loans for MSMEs, entrepreneurs, workers, farmers, and profressionals
  • Systematic Change and Structural Reform

    • Implementing e-Government systems and digitalization of the tax collection system to reduce systemic corruption
    • Developing audit procedures in tax collection
    • Renationalizing public utilities, particularly power and water utilities to lower rates, protect consumer rights and welfare
    • Improving fiscal policy
    • Supporting the reallocation of up to 40% of national government revenues and devolution of essential public services to local government units
  • Agriculture

    • Integrating agro-industrial-resource development program to enhance the competitive advantage of MSMEs, agri-fishery, mining and strategic industries.
    • Optimize local production, attract more investments to generate jobs, livelihoods and opportunities nationwide
  • Disaster Preparedness

    • Science-based, cost-effective approach to pandemic management and pragmatic strategy for public health and safety protocols
    • Having decision-makers in pandemic response and recovery enact policies that will specifically address the issues beyond commercial and political interests
  • Education

    • Improve quality of education in all levels, aligned with industry needs, socio-cultural values and national development goals

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6 Doc Willie Ong

Track Record

  • ABS-CBN's Salamat Dok TV Show

    2008–2018

    Residential Medical Expert and Volunteer Doctor

  • DZRH's Docs on Call

    2009–2017

    Resident doctor and Host

  • Department of Health

    2010–2014

    Consultant

Platform Key Points

  • COVID-19 Response

    • Free RT-PCR testing to lower COVID positivity rates
    • Better pay for health workers
    • Additional P100 million fund for hospitals for poor patients
    • Creating more hospitals, including field hospitals
    • Providing more COVID-19 medicines like remdesivir and tocilizumab
    • Improving data to better reflect actual utilization of hospitals and other health facilities
    • Appointing a doctor to head IATF-EID - Introducing simplified quarantine categories: only enhanced community quarantine, modified ECQ, general community quarantine
  • Health Care

    • Providing free laboratory tests under PhilHealth
    • Providing free health consultations
    • Providing mental health care and psychiatry for the poor
    • Making medicines more affordable to the public
    • Improving health care facilities and equipment
    • Creating bills for universal health care, and cancer

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7 Kiko Pangilinan

Track Record

  • Philippine Senate

    2016–Present

    Senator

  • Philippine Senate

    2017–2020

    Minority Leader, Commission on Appointments

  • Otso Diretso Senate Slate

    2019

    Campaign Manager

  • Office of the President

    2014–2015

    Cabinet Secretary, Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization

  • Liberal Party Senate Slate

    2010

    Campaign Manager

  • Philippine Senate

    2004–2008

    Senate Majority Leader

  • Philippine Senate

    2003–2012

    Senator

  • Quezon City Council

    Councilor

Platform Key Points

  • Climate Protection

    • Investing in and promote sustainable and climate-friendly agricultural practices, including water resource management
  • Business and Trade

    • Boosting local production and provide incentives to the private sector that will provide support to agri enterprises
  • Social Welfare

    • Building the largest Public-Private Partnership against hunger: Food banks per barangay supported by churches and the private sector.
  • Agriculture

    • Double the budget for the agricultural sector
    • Create meassures to increase the profits of fishermen and farmers
    • Promote the full implementation of the Sagip Saka Act and buying directly from farmers at the right amount
    • Advancing the Magna Carta for Small Farmers

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8 Carlos Serapio

Track Record

  • Office of the Executive Secretary of President Benigno Aquino

    Lead of Consultant Pool

  • Office of the Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs

    Consultant

  • National Coastwatch Center – Office of the President

    Consultant

  • United Nations Development Programme Local Democracy Project in Asia

    Consultant

  • USAID Inventory and Database Project for the Court of Tax Appeals

    Project Manager

  • Local Government of Catanghalan, Obando, Bulacan

    Councilman

Platform Key Points

  • COVID-19 Response

    • Treating respiratory-related sickness such as COVID-19 traditional indigenous practices such as the popular 'suob' practice and the use of virgin coconut oil, among others
  • Government System

    • Shifting towards federalism and people empowerment

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9 Vicente Tito Sotto

Track Record

  • Philippine Senate

    2018–Present

    Senate President

  • Philippine Senate

    2010–Present

    Senator

  • Philippine Senate

    2016–2018

    Senate Majority Floor Leader

  • Philippine Senate

    2010–2013

    Senate Majority Floor Leader

  • Office of the President

    2008–2009

    Dangerous Drugs Board

  • Philippine Senate

    1992–2004

    Senator

  • Quezon City

    1988–1992

    Vice Mayor

Platform Key Points

  • Illegal drug policies

    • Advocates for a more holistic approach in solving the lingering problem of illegal drugs in the country
    • Focusing more on more on the prevention and rehabilitation of drug users
    • Applying supply and demand reduction strategies
  • Anti-insurgence

    • Supports the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict but says its officials who make "irresponsible" statements should be dismissed.
  • Budget Reform

    • Advocating for budget reform that will empower local government units and solve budget distribution imbalance in the country

Stances on Issues

Controversies

  • Rappler | Aug. 16, 2012

    Sotto’s staff admits plagiarizing blogger

    The chief of staff of Sen Vicente “Tito” Sotto III finally admitted that parts of his speech against the RH bill on Wednesday, August 15, were copied from a blog by a foreign author who calls herself the “Healthy Home Economist.”

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