Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The 2016 Election Report

The latest count prior to the Congressional official report on May 24, 2016, regarding the results of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates, are cited below. The results came from a report that 95.87 percent of precincts all over the country had reported.

The first column are the candidates for the presidency, and the other names opposite them are their candidates for the vice-presidency. The last column shows the difference between their votes.


DUTERTE
15,914,972
CAYETANO
5,663,670
10,251,302
ROXAS
9,681,731
ROBREDO
13,992,311
-4,310,580
POE
8,929,823
ESCUDERO
4,806,960
4,122,863
BINAY
5,616,535
HONASAN
758,383
4,858,152
MIRIAM
1,420,535
MARCOS
13,775,388
-12,354,853
SENERES
25,117
TRILLANES
842,498
-817,381
TOTAL
41,588,713
TOTAL VP
39,839,210
DIFFERENCE
1,749,503
TRILLANES
817,381
TOTAL VP
39,814,093

From the votes cast for the Presidents, there appears to be a difference of about 1.7 million votes cast for the Vice-presidents. Even assuming that those given to the late Seneres were deleted from those cast for Trillanes, the total number went beyond the million attributed to the total or 39,814,093. (The votes for Seneres were considered “void” and thus only 817,381 were credited as votes for Trillanes.)

The last column shows that, for the first line, the candidate for the presidency had ten million votes difference, or that the voters considered that candidate as more qualified to be their choice. The interpretation holds true for those in the lines where the numbers are positive; Honasan and Escudero were considered “less qualified” than their principals. On the other hand, since the difference is quite high, in a total amounting to more than twelve million, Senator Bongbong Marcos, is considered more than qualified than his principal, even as his other opponent, Congresswoman Robredo, had more than four million votes than her principal.

In the meantime, Senator Marcos is complaining and objecting to the “win” of Congresswoman Robredo of more than two hundred thousand votes (216,923), claiming of having been “cheated” of his win.

With more than five percent (100-95.87=4.23) votes or 1,792 thousand still to be counted, the complaint will have to be resolved.

I have a few questions on these numbers:

1.      How many precincts are there? And on an average, how many voters are there per precinct?
2.      Since every sheet to be accomplished the voter had to shade the names of those s/he voted for, why are the totals for the presidential and the vice presidential candidates different?
3.       If I add all those votes given to the Vice Presidents (39,814,093) and compare them with those given to the Presidents (41,563,596) there will be a total only of about 40 million.  I can only surmise that almost one million did not shade or vote for any VP.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

THE ELECTIONS OF 1986 AND OF 2016


In the middle of April 2016, I wrote that the Solar Return of the Philippines on Sunday, 12 June 2016, has the planets Sun and Venus conjoined on the Rising Sign or Ascendant of the chart. I was asked to explain what the positions meant for the country. Earlier, an astrologer-friend of my wife, Resti Santiago, had written his own chart of 20 March 2016 or the Ingress Chart of the Sun claiming that it represents the results of the elections for the year but without saying who will win the contest. I recalled that his astrological chart has nothing in the place where the ruler is indicated.
These items led me to thinking about my own experience in late November 1985 when I met some members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement and had claimed that my own chart for 1986 showed that a woman will head the country.  Most everybody, including ex-UP President Noel Soriano, said that Mrs. Imelda Marcos will be winner. In that month, nobody had been campaigning yet, but the Opposition had as its candidate ex-senator Laurel. But later in the year, an announcement was made to hold a Snap Election in February of 1986 with (both late) Mrs Cory Aquino and Senator Laurel as candidates. (I am attaching the writeup of the Internet about the situation:)
 “On 3 December, the Batasang Pambansa passed a law setting the date of the election on 7 February 1986.  The campaign period lasted 45 days, from 19 December 1985 to 5 February 1986
“The polls were marred by electoral fraud as well as violence. By virtue of Resolution No. 38, the Batasang Pambansa proclaimed Marcos and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senate President Arturo Tolentino as the duly elected President and Vice-President after receiving the highest number of votes for their respective positions. The opposition, headed by Coraz√≥n C. Aquino (the widow of assassinatedSenator Benigno Aquino, Jr.) and former senator Salvador Laurel refused to accept the fraudulent results.
“On 9 February, thirty five computer programmers (from NCC) walked out of the COMELEC's electronic quick count at the Philippine International Convention Center, some fearing for their safety and seeking sanctuary in Baclaran Church. The technicians claimed that the Marcos camp had manipulated the election results.
“This chain of events eventually led to the resignation of Marcos' Defence Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, and Armed Forces Vice-Chief of Staff General Fidel Ramos. Enrile and Ramos then secluded themselves in the military and police headquarters of Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame, respectively, leading to the People Power Revolution from 22–25 February 1986, which toppled the Marcos regime.
“On 24 March 1986, the Regular Batasang Pambansa passed a "people's resolution" signed by 150 lawmakers. The resolution nullified the election returns that proclaimed Marcos and Tolentino as the winners, and instead confirmed the victory of President Aquino and Vice-President and Prime Minister Laurel.”
I recalled the time when I remarked that “a woman” will head the country, although everyone thought that Marcos will have his wife, Imelda, as his candidate. I checked and found that my astrological chart for the Ingress Chart for 1986 has Venus, alone, in the First House or Government, although the Sun is conjoining the Rising Sign but in early Twelfth House. Thus, based on this factor, I checked the Ingress Chart made by Resti Santiago for 2016 but found that the First House is “empty” although the Sun conjuncts or joins the apex or its Midheaven. I had commented that the chart shows Uranus in the Ninth House in a “square” to Pluto in the Seventh House which, to me, show “unwanted changes”. I also inspected the chart made by Resti and cannot see anything in the First House. Nothing.
As I always claimed, I am not really an astrologer but merely one who enjoys computing charts, so I tried two methods when I tried to find out how the planets affect the birth charts of all the personalities involved in the Elections of 2016. Both methods show that the presidential winner is Roxas, although the vice presidential winners are tossups between Bongbong Marcos, Leni Robredo, and Alan Cayetano. However, the recent poll surveys showed that Duterte is the winner. How do I choose since the Ingress Chart of Santiago and my own astrological processes do not clearly show anything?

Knowing that the anniversary of the republic is due on Sunday, 2016, I did a Solar Return for the occasion at 5:22 a.m. This time, I have the Sun coupled with Venus in conjunction with the Rising Sign… wow!
I had been asked how this configuration affects the elections. Since the conjunction is too close at almost one degree, it can only mean that the rulers will come from a male-female combination. And to my selective mind, there is only one combination among the five pairs that have a “male-female” partnership and that of the Roxas-Robredo. I looked at the Santiago-Marcos combination, but this is the reverse of my own selection. All the others were “male-male” combinations.
On the other hand, I can say that of the pair, only the Roxas combination has very very dominant women in the life of a candidate: the mother and also the wife of Roxas. Thus, the ruler in my chart may show Roxas, but “pushed on” by mother and wife in ruling the country.
Which is which? (Do not push me.)
This time, Saturn, retrograde, in the Sixth House is in an exact square to Neptune in the Tenth House of Government which is conjoining the apex or Midheaven. To me, the decision of the Government is opposed/against or square to that of the people or Saturn in this sector. The Sixth House is supposed to reflect those who are in the Service Sector, among others. Thus, the behavior of the Overseas Filipino Workers in their votes seem to reflect their opinions on government policies.  I recalled that a large number of OFW working abroad in 2016 are “maids” or servants of foreigners, and have “passed” several “unfavorable” government sectors in their passages abroad? Are their votes reported by the media favoring a personality who is not a government favorite reflected by the “square”? (I had been an OFW in 1981 in a Filipino company, but had not gone through the government offices the present ones had experienced.)
Noticeably, the difficult position is reflected as well in the squares of the Moon (people) conjoined with Jupiter (judgment) in the Fourth House (domestic area) not only towards Neptune but also towards the combined forces of Sun-Venus and even towards Saturn! Add these to the “opposition” of Mercury (thought) to retrograde Mars (behavior) in the Sixth.
These pictures surely give me the creeps and I cannot truly give any good interpretation.
I can only say – the interpretation of the interpreter is as good as his interpretation.


Monday, April 11, 2016

THE ELECTION CHARTS FOR 2016

Early in the year 2016 there were several surveys done in order to predict the outcome of the elections for the year. Earlier in late 2015, a journalist wrote me asking for an astrological prediction, but I told her that my efforts are merely to compute charts and the interpretations are the forte of my wife. Nevertheless I did what she asked. At the time, one of the personalities, Rodrigo Duterte, had not yet withdrawn from the race. He got back later after learning that a Filipina, Mrs Grace Poe-Llamanzares, had withdrawn her “loyalty” from the US and was authorized by the Philippine Supreme Court to run despite her disqualification by the Commission on Elections. The decision was made final by the SC in early April 2016 despite several attempts to disqualify her based on the conditions stated by the Philippine Constitution regarding foundlings and residences in the country.

A friend of my wife, Mr. Jon Hermosisima, from the Theosophical Society in the Philippines, a serious supporter of Duterte, asked that we lecture about astrological forecasting for his group, concentrating on the chart of his personality. Unfortunately, me and my wife ran out of time and could not discuss fully Duterte’s life based on his chart. By the way, my wife was impressed by what the chart said and had supported him in the race although it was the only chart I computed and not for the others. The persons supporting Duterte who attended our lectures nevertheless copied my wife’s report in their own presentation.

As of February 5-7, 2016, the Social Weather Station reported that the Number One spot at 29 percent was held by Jejomar Binay; Duterte and Grace Poe had tied at 24, while Mar Roxas got 18. On the other hand, for the Vice-presidency, Escudero and Bongbong Marcos tied at 26 percent while Leni Robredo at 19 and Alan Cayetano at 16. Other surveys later have Duterte overtaking the Number One position.

In the meanwhile, an astrologer friend of my wife, Mr. Resti Santiago, cast an Ingress chart or entry of the Sun in 0 Aries on the Ecliptic for the Philippines and said that this represents also the outcome of the 2016 Elections to be held in May of the same year. The time is “exact” and is noted to be at 12:30:13 p.m. or at noon in the Philippines. Notably, the chart had several “beneficial” positions called “trines” and involved the Sun and some of the major planets. He particularly showed that the planets Venus and Neptune (both in the Ninth House and close together) are in “good/trine” positions with the Rising Sign or Ascendant, which represents the People. The Ninth House, by the way, is supposed to mean “foreign affairs” or those related to foreign subjects or matters.

However, the chart also had the “difficult” ones called “squares”. The positions being targeted by these squares are the trines; such that Venus in the Ninth House squares Mars in the Fifth House and opposes Jupiter in the Third; Jupiter squares Saturn in the Sixth, while Uranus in the Ninth squares Pluto in the Seventh. I ventured to note that the square between Uranus and Pluto seems to indicate “unwanted” changes, particularly the Tenth House (government) and the Seventh House (partnership). On the other hand, one can interpret the Seventh House as “the people”.

I have written several times that I am not really an astrologer but love to dabble in it for the computational aspects involved. Thus, for my own purposes I computed the chart for the announcement of the results of the 2016 Elections, and timed it at 6 o’clock in the evening of May 9. I found that my chart has a Grand Trine or a good triangle involving the Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Pluto. However, this is offset by the squares involving Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. I will not dare state the positions in the chart although I computed it for an exact time. I think their positions really do not change much although I have not included the Rising Sign and the apex or Midheaven for the chart. Later, I moved to another method and computed for the entire date of the Elections in May 2016.

While Resti claimed that his Ingress chart of March 20 indicates the outcome without saying who wins, my effort is aimed at computing who prevails in the May 9 Elections. Eventually Resti will translate his chart in order to determine the winner.

In my case, the other procedure involves the utilization and comparison of all the charts of the personalities involved in the process. Thus, I have the charts of Binay, Rod Duterte, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Miriam Santiago for the position of President, and Gringo Honasan, Alan Cayetano, Chiz Escudero, Leni Robredo, Bongbong Marcos, plus Trillanes for Vice-President. I have included Trillanes who is running without a presidential candidate although the record shows that he is running with the late Roy Seneres.  My effort consisted of having the whole day of the May 9 Elections compared with everyone of the personalities involved. In effect, I tried to determine how the movements of the planets from Mercury up to Pluto affect each of the astrological charts of the contestants. Thus, I had to count the number of “hits” each of their birth planets got from those in the heavens that were passing at the time. I did not compute any chart for the announcement of the outcome but relied on the movement of the planets during one particular day on May 9, 2016.

For those who can compute based on various ephemerides, the table below shows the personal data on the personalities running in the 2016 Elections. Since most of them do not have any time of birth, except for a few that were mentioned by sources, all are computed as if they were born at noon on the date mentioned.

JEJOMAR BINAY
11-Nov
1942
Manila
RODRIGO DUTERTE
29-Mar
1945
Maasin
MIRIAM SANTIAGO
15-Jun
1945
Iloilo
MANUEL ROXAS II
13-May
1967
Quezon City
GRACE POE-LLAMANZARES
3-Sep
1968
Iloilo
GREGORIO HONASAN
14-Mar
1948
Baguio
FERDINAND MARCOS JR
13-Sep
1957
Manila
LEONOR GERONA-ROBREDO
23-Apr
1965
Naga
FRANCISCO ESCUDERO
10-Oct
1969
Manila
ALAN PETER CAYETANO
28-Oct
1970
Mandaluyong
ANTONIO TRILLANES III
5-Aug
1971
Manila
  
Without the gobbledygook of astrology, the outcomes of my procedure in terms of percentages in the last column are shown in the chart below. (For those still interested, the red columns are: opp for opposition; squ for square; inc for inconjunction and ssq for sesquiquadrate to indicate the difficult positions.  The blue ones: tri for trine, sxt for sextile and ssx for semisextile, are the good ones. The black one – conj -- is the conjunction or the planets are together. All the positions are weighted in order to show their values. For instance, the conjunctions are given the weights of 5, and the succeeding positions have lesser weights – from 4 to 1 -- although all are positive, both “good” and “bad”.)

The figures under in the columns are the number or frequencies of a particular point or aspect multiplied by their respective weights. These are normalized so as to be part of a percentage for the whole. For purposes of wins, the ones under the red columns are not counted since these are against the personality; only the black and the blue columns are part of the percentages. Passages of the planets to the Rising Signs and the Midheavens are not included since all personalities will have similar counts under the conj and opp columns.

CANDIDATE
OPP
SQU
INC
SSQ
CONJ
TRI
SXT
SSX
%
BINAY
0
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
5%
DUTERTE
0
0
4
2
0
8
6
2
29%
POE
4
6
0
0
0
4
0
4
14%
ROXAS
8
3
4
0
5
4
6
4
34%
SANTIAGO
4
3
4
1
0
4
6
0
18%
100%
OPP
SQU
INC
SSQ
CONJ
TRI
SXT
SSX
HONASAN
0
3
0
2
0
0
6
10
16%
CAYETANO
0
3
0
2
5
4
6
4
20%
ESCUDERO
0
6
2
2
0
8
6
2
16%
ROBREDO
16
9
0
2
5
4
3
2
14%
MARCOS
4
6
2
1
10
8
3
4
26%
TRILLANES
4
0
0
0
0
0
3
4
7%
100%

 The computations show that the winners are the blue ones or Mar Roxas for President and Bongbong Marcos for Vice President. The “wish” of Duterte to have Cayetano as his Vice-President seems to be fulfilled. However, for being too “close”, there is the possibility of Bongbong Marcos and Cayetano filing “objections” to the results.

The discussions above assume that the readers know the personalities involve. For those who only know the names, the following give some of the information received by the author:

JEJOMAR BINAY – he was able to impress the late President Corazon Aquino in the year 1986 when the late President Ferdinand Marcos was overthrown by a “peaceful people power”. He was made head of Makati City and from there he was able to nurture a political dynasty and made the city as a model with the help of wealthy businessmen. Although of a different political party, he became the vice-president of the current president who is the son of the late President Aquino. Even as his family alone is loaded with a number of graft cases filed by the Ombudsman, he will have to face some after he is no longer the vice-president. During the election campaign his accomplishment in Makati City is overshadowed by his character weaknesses that tended to pull his popularity down. His candidate for the vice-presidency is Senator GRINGO HONASAN, who used to be the military leader of a mutinous group that overthrew the late President Marcos in 1986 and was amnestied by the late President Cory Aquino.

RODRIGO DUTERTE – is another political personality who rode on the “popularity” of his Davao City for its record as a “crime-free” city which helps him in the popularity contest. Although a rough person – he is known for his tough tongue and a womanizer – his stance against dope dealers and crime makes him a favorite. Initially he had withdrawn his candidacy, but since another candidate who used to be an American citizen was allowed to run, he decided to go back and run against her. It seems his only credential is of being a crime-buster, but his leanings towards communism and financial support for the ideological enemies of the state, the NPA, offends those supporting the Administration. His candidate for the vice-presidency is Senator ALAN PETER CAYETANO, brother of another senator and son of a late senator-friend of an ex-senate president.

GRACE POE-LLAMANZARES – is a foundling and adopted by a movie personality, the late Fernando Poe Jr or FPJ, who was defeated in a contentious elections against an imprisoned ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with a pending case. Mrs Poe-Llamanzares was able to wrest a high spot during the Philippine senatorial contest in year 2013 and rides on the popularity of her adopted father. Nonetheless, she gained the support of the people during the popularity surveys for the elections of 2016. It turned out that she had married an American soldier although with Pilipino background and surname; her own children were US citizens; and she owned mansions in continental USA. She “renounced” her US citizenship but short of the ten years required of her. Her faults were “corrected” by the Supreme Court by being allowed to run as president although her nationality and residence in the Philippines were being questioned. Her candidate for the vice-presidency is Senator CHIZ ESCUDERO whose second marriage was questioned by his in-laws.

MAR ROXAS – used to be the vice-presidential candidate for the current President Aquino but defeated by the present Vice-president Binay in 2010. Roxas had been assigned to various high positions in the government, but his performances were supposed to be lack-luster and indecisiveness. His candidate for the vice-presidency is Congresswoman LENI ROBREDO, the widow of the minister of Local Governments. She had merely wanted to run as a senator after being widowed, but was prevailed to candidate for the vice-presidency.


MIRIAM SANTIAGO – had been defeated by President (General) Fidel V. Ramos after the reign of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in a contentious elections process. Later, she became a senator, but lately is suffering from lung cancer, had some remissions and undergoing some cures. Her performance in the latest popularity surveys was poor. She had as her candidate for the vice-presidency Senator BONGBONG MARCOS, the son of the late President Marcos and his “famous” Imelda. He rated high during popularity surveys. He belongs to a political dynasty in the Ilocos Region and expected to convince all Ilocanos in all the Philippine regions and overseas to support him in his election bid.