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Willie Revillame apologizes to ABS-CBN

In a private meeting yesterday May 24, Willie Revillame apologized to ABS-CBN management for his outburst on Wowowee last May 4. In that particular episode, Willie had threatened to resign if ABS-CBN did not give in to his demand that radio commentator and The Buzz co-host Jobert Sucaldito be fired for airing negative comments about Wowowee over the latter’s radio program. Willie has since been on leave from the leading noontime show.

In an official statement, ABS-CBN has expressed its acceptance of Willie’s apology. The network also announced that Willie will continue to be on indefinite leave but will remain under contract with the Kapamilya network. (Willie’s contract is valid until 2011.)

ABS-CBN also revealed that there will be further discussions with Willie about his work with the network as well as the future of Wowowee.

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao for “congressman”?

World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao showed confidence  that he was about to win a new title as congressman in the Philippine House of Representatives.

Preliminary results from Monday’s ballot with over 80 percent of votes counted showed Pacquiao delivering a knockout punch, winning double the number of votes for his rival in a seat representing the southern province of Sarangani.

We all know that Manny is a pro when it comes to boxing, but there are questions regarding on his credibility as a congressman. Many questions and many intrigues are showing if he can really do his job if ever he will be announced as the new Sarangani congressman.

“I am excited about serving my fellow Filipinos. This has long been my dream,” Pacquiao was quoted as saying by the broadcaster ABS-CBN’s website.

I believe that we are all capable of serving our country. Even if you’re just a high school gradute and it’s in your will to help those who are in need, then just go do your thing. Just like Manny, if helping and serving his fellow Filipinos is what he likes, then why not give him a chance.

Philippines First Automated Election

May 10,2010, crowds flocked to their respective precints Monday as the Philippines held its first national election using electronic voting machines also known as the PCOS Machines. The voting started 7am and expected to close the bid by 6pm but the Lines were long and the polls extended the voting time by an hour in order to accommodate everyone. Ever since, election in the Philippines was partnered by violence and election fraud. That’s not new to hear but compare to previews elections, this 2010 election was the most less violent and can be considered as the most peaceful  when compare to the previews one.

The first automated election in the Philippines did went well though there were some related problems when it comes to the use of the machines. Some of the crowds liked the new system of voting and some were disappointed maybe because of the long hours of waiting. But disappointed or not, still we are glad that the first automated election somewhat did went well.