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Bro. Eddie dares rivals to undergo lie detector test

Bro. Eddie dares rivals to undergo lie detector test
By Evelyn Macairan
The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Bangon Pilipinas presidential bet Bro. Eddie Villanueva dared yesterday his rivals and all vice presidential candidates to take a lie detector test and fully disclose the contents of their bank accounts, aside from a psychological test.

He told reporters that people running for elective positions should take tests that would determine the soundness of their minds and their honesty to serve the public.

Villanueva assured the public that he and his running mate former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Perfecto Yasay Jr. are willing to submit themselves to a psychological test.

“All presidents and vice presidents should be subjected to lie detector tests (to prove) that we are not involved in any corruption activity from the past up to the present,” he said.

He said all the candidates who promised to stop corruption should open their bank accounts to the public by waiving the bank secrecy law.

“They should be physically, mentally, emotionally sound and psychologically sound and most of all morally sound,” Villanueva added.

Villanueva, founder of the Jesus is Lord (JIL), believed that it is not only Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino who should undergo psychological test but also the other candidates including those running for mayor, congressman, and senator.

Yasay said that while the rumors about Senator Aquino’s alleged psychological problem in the past were mere black propaganda, the LP standard-bearer should not only deny the accusations, but he should prove himself.

“It is not enough that he would say that these rumors are not true, he must be straightforward. He must take a pro-active role in dispelling all of these doubts because he owes that to the Filipino people. The real health of our future leaders is important and the concern of the people. This is not a personal issue, this is a public concern and I think that he must do something to dispel these doubts,” Yasay said.

Meantime, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari yesterday urged all leaders, members and supporters of the former rebel group to support the presidential bid of Villanueva.

Tamano wants end to NP, LP mudslinging

Tamano wants end to NP, LP mudslinging
By Marvin Sy and Evelyn Macairan
The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial candidate Adel Tamano called yesterday for an end to the mudslinging with the Liberal Party (LP).

Meanwhile, Archbishop Angelo Lagdameo, former Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines president, said all the candidates must undergo a lie detector test.

“So that we would know who is really lying,” he said.

Lagdameo told Catholic Church-run Radio Veritas the candidates were not setting good examples for the youth when they engage in mudslinging in public.

“Is this what they want the next generation to inherit?” he asked.

“This may be the reason why there has been no improvement in the political system in the country because our candidates are narrow-minded and are more focused on their personal interests.”

Speaking at a Senate forum, Tamano said the endless exchange about the mental health of LP standard-bearer Benigno Aquino III and the questions about the humble origins of NP presidential candidate Manuel Villar Jr. have left a lot of voters lost.

“I think it’s a disservice to the public if it’s all gutter politics, when it’s all about personal attacks and then you don’t really give the public a chance to know your platform,” he said.

Tamano, also the NP spokesman, said he would stick to the issues based on facts alone and not dwell on any personal issues.

“I think for us, as a tactical strategy, it really makes more sense for us because I believe the NP has a solid platform and I think just on the basis of platform versus platform, I think we have a stronger one,” he said.

Meantime, Prospero Pichay, Lakas-Kampi-CMD campaign manager, said President Arroyo is no longer an issue in this year’s elections as she is not even running for reelection.