Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On the Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey for the 3rd Quarter of 2012

MANILA, September 19, 2012-The Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey for the Third Quarter shows both performance and trust ratings for the President at all-time highs. Public satisfaction with the President’s performance surged to +78, a noteworthy increase of 11 points from the Second Quarter 2012 Ulat ng Bayan survey. Trust in the President also shot up to +78 representing a significant 13-point jump from his +65 in the last rating in May 2012.
Strong positive scores across all geographic regions and social classes pushed ratings of the President to within the margin of error of his personal best of +79 for performance and +80 for trust in the Fourth Quarter October 2010 Pulse Asia survey. Moreover, the President has consistently received the highest ratings since Pulse Asia started conducting its trust and performance surveys.
These ratings further amplify the public’s overwhelming support for the President and the success of his initiatives towards positive change as shown in surveys and reports from respected local and international organizations.
We have always maintained that public office is a public trust. These sustained ratings affirm the Filipino people’s belief and confidence in the President, his leadership, and his administration’s relentless pursuit of reform.

Villar pushes Senate commendation for Orcollo’s China Open win

MANILA, September 19, 2012-Sen. Manny Villar lauded Dennis Orcollo, one of the country’s top billiards players, for winning the 2012 China Open held in Shanghai recently.
“Orcollo’s win solidifies the Filipino’s dominance over billiards. For years, more and more Filipinos are getting international fame in this sport and like boxing, people are seeing billiards as the Filipino’s game,” Villar said.
Villar authored Proposed Senate Resolution No. 875 commending Orcollo for beating Chinese-Taipei’s Lu Hui Chan with the 11-9 score.
Orcollo branded the win, his first in a Chinese pro event, as the most special win of his career.
Previously, Orcollo won in some of the biggest pool tournaments in the world, including the World Pool League, World Pool Masters, Derby City Classics, US Bar Table and Billiards Congress of America.
“Billiards now matches the popularity of basketball among Filipinos, especially the youth. Support for this sport should be encouraged and enhanced,” Villar said.
In 2009, Villar started the Villards Cup which provided budding billiards players a venue to compete against amateur players and play alongside veteran players like Orcollo, Efren ‘Bata Reyes, Alex Pagulayan, Ronnie Alcano, Django Bustamante, Gandy Valle, Warren Kiamco, Lee Van Corteza, Ramil Gallego, Roberto Gomez and others.
This year, the Cup will resume on September 23 at Starmall San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.  Sixteen amateur players from all over the province qualified for the competition.
“Villards Cup is our own little way of encouraging the youth to engage in sports, and move them away from illegal drugs. Alam kong marami pang katulad ni Efren Bata o ni Orcollo sa ating mga kabataan. Gusto kong maging instrumento ang Villards Cup na matuklasan sila at mabigyan ng pagkakataon na makilala din.” Villar said.


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