Is Noynoy Aquino just another conspiracy theorist?

Good news to all Aquino supporters! Noynoy Aquino has recently guaranteed that he will continue his mother’s legacy, a legacy of incompetence and mediocrity. How do I know this for sure? Well, we hardly hear Noynoy talk in public about his policies or platform because he doesn’t see any point in discussing them. Yet he has expressed his fears about the possible failure of elections this coming May. He was adamant in his aspiration to be first on the streets to organise another people power revolution if it happens. Wow! Noynoy went straight to a Plan B and skipped coming up with a Plan A altogether.

Has Noynoy stooped to engaging in fear mongering or what?! The worse thing is, a lot of journalists are hopping onto the bandwagon and adding fuel to rumours of factions in the military. Why is everyone scared of failure of elections to begin with? To be fair, it is the first time that automated elections will be conducted in the country but then Commissions on Elections (Comelec) Chair Jose Melo dismissed fears as “pure fantasy”.

To quote the guy courtesy of the Inquirer.net:

“This talk on the failure of election is pure fantasy. It could happen in the localities but not nationwide,” Melo said. He added he did not expect these problems to affect the outcome of the contests for president or vice president.

Melo said that those apprehensive of the balloting were not open to full automation of the electoral process.

“Some of our candidates still prefer the manual counting of votes because they know that they can cheat. Whereas under the fully automated elections, they don’t have any idea how to cheat,” Melo said.

Mr Melo further added that small hiccups in some precincts could happen or, in the event of natural calamities, the automation might not work in some towns that are affected but it is unlikely that failure could happen at a nationwide scale. Even Election commissioner Rene Sarmiento dismissed doomsday scenarios.

There is also that scenario where the military is portrayed as itching to take over. For me, this is just another conspiracy theory. Ramon Capsiple who is a member of the Comelec Advisory Council says that the “alternative scenarios stemmed from fears that President Gloria Arroyo wants to stay in power.”

C’mon Noynoy, please take the words of the people who work for the Comelec as it is and don’t read between the lines. If you find them hard to believe, don’t make statements that are obviously just shots in the dark. You see, this is why I don’t bother God so much. I know he is busy so, If there is something I can do before I even elevate something to Him, I will try and do it myself first, after all, they say “God helps those who help themselves.”

So Noy, if you fear for a failure of elections, be more proactive and don’t do what your late mother used to do all the time. The last thing we need is another “prayerful” president. You can take all the necessary precautions to avoid a “failure”. You have so many days left to ring up every precinct to find out for yourself if they are ready or not. If you can’t do the ringing around yourself, you have legions of volunteers who can do it for you and give you a report. Don’t try to guess what’s going on and what the likely outcome will be. Go out there and get facts.

As per the Comelec, a failure of elections can only be declared if the voters are not able to cast their votes due to force majeure — earthquakes and tsunami, terrorism and violence are a few examples. Again, I wonder what measures Noynoy could propose in the event that such things happen? If I were him, I would take some initiative to find out what type of security measures will be in place in hot zones like Mindanao, and suggest some ways to beef them up where needed. Indeed there are many risks that could be mitigated. Power failures are something that Filipinos are used to, generators for high-risk precincts would be nice. In case there aren’t enough generators, the Comelec has assured also that the ballots can be counted manually anyway. Rather than be part of the problem by heckling and imagining conspiracies, Noynoy, why not suggest solutions?

Failure makes those who survive it strong, Noynoy. Your personal development goal should be to learn how to embrace risk rather than fear it. Consider this a first test on how President Noynoy would handle crises. If you are certain that the election will fail, then step up starting now and propose a system that is resilient enough to withstand it. As president, the Comelec — an agency of the government — will be part of your responsibility someday. Why not show us now how you plan to manage it?

If Noynoy Aquino, who is currently very vocal about his fear of an election failure does not proactively do anything to alleviate his fear, then he comes across to me as merely someone who is (a) trying to find a good scapegoat in case he loses the election (b) just plain vanilla incompetent or, worse, (c) just another conspiracy theorist!

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56 Responses to Is Noynoy Aquino just another conspiracy theorist?

  1. ChinoF says:

    Don’t you love a guy who just hates to lose?😛

    • ilda says:

      He should concede like a true gentleman if he loses the election.

      And if he really wants to unite the country, he should avoid any further hullabaloo. The last thing we need is another sitting president who is accused of cheating the election results.

  2. jonphil says:

    “trying to find a good scapegoat in case he loses the election”

    – script of his advisers.

    • UP n grad says:

      Didn’t Conrado deQuiros write in past weeks that only mass cheating will prevent Noynoy from
      assuming what is his by right of inheritance Pilipinas presidency?

      • BenK says:

        Yes, I believe I saw something to that effect from him. And wasn’t the implication that Villar would be doing the cheating?

      • ilda says:

        Hi jonphil, Upn and Benk

        I’m sure this Conrado de Quiros guy already has that rockstar syndrome. Who could blame him when every thing he says is like Gospel to most Filipinos especially Noynoy himself and his supporters.

        It’s so disappointing to know that so many supposedly educated Filipinos are such suckers for unfounded views. They are so beholden with his credentials as an esteemed journalist and fail to check his logic sometimes.

      • ChinoF says:

        If not rockstar syndrone, it’s streetside doomsayer syndrome… like those guys wearing placards saying “repent, the world will end today…” he “prophesies” that Noynoy will lose to cheating, so he wants people to “repent” and turn to Noynoy. So he comes out as a sort of quack or weirdo like the placard wearer, with his “prophecy” that Noynoy will automatically win the election. What a reality twister. hehe.

      • ilda says:

        That’s true too…doomsayer syndrome – LOL🙂

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  4. abcdef says:

    oh noy. naghahanap na siya ng sisisihin pag natalo. marami na kasi naliliwanagan na hindi karapat dapat si noy

    • abcdef says:

      puro ka reklamo noy. if your not part of the solution, you are part of the problem

      • ilda says:

        Hi abcdef

        It’s so weird how he talks to reporters as if he actually knows what he is talking about. All his talk of failure of elections without even gathering information to back it up is just silly to me.

        Noynoy supporters should realise that it is not enough that they think he is a “nice” guy. He is just not equipped to handle a crisis. Unfortunately, almost every aspect of the country is in crisis.

      • abcdef says:

        gusto din ata ni noy maging commissioner ng comelec eh. daig pa niya comelec magsalita, parang sure na sure na siya. gumagawa lang ng story yan, pang-gulo ata eh hindi pangulo.

  5. bone91 says:

    He is just creating problems and not solutions. I’m sorry Noy, People Power wasn’t planned It just happens and the truth is no one believes in People Power anymore.

    • ilda says:

      Hi bone91

      You’d be surprised at how many Filipinos still believe in People Power. I think that the moment Noynoy organises one, they will all come out and support him. A lot of Filipinos are quite nostalgic and simply prefer gathering around like a herd unmindful that they are being led to the slaughterhouse. Thank goodness you and I won’t be one of them🙂

  6. benign0 says:

    Didn’t Conrado deQuiros write in past weeks that only mass cheating will prevent Noynoy from
    assuming what is his by right of inheritance Pilipinas presidency?

    @ UP n grad, these are the kinds of dangerous ideas put out there to serve as the seeds of unrest to be incited by those who feel that they are entitled to win the coming elections.

    Ocho-ocho revolution 2010? Perhaps we have become too comfy with the notion that Pinoys have grown tired of moronisms like that. Well, that’s to be expected in a society with a world-renowned and extensive track record of zero-learning.

  7. Zadkiel says:

    i found this somewhere out there

    • ilda says:

      Hi Zadkiel

      That’s a very clever diagram showing the truth. Filipinos have been blinded by this so called Aquino “legacy” for so long. I’m so glad a lot of people are finally seeing the light.

      What was the result of their influence after all these years? Their legacy hasn’t done anything but keep the landlords (which includes their family) happy and the rest of society with the short end of the stick.

      Thanks for sharing the truth

    • benign0 says:

      Nice one Zadkiel. I fixed your code so that your brilliant diagram is visible right here.🙂

    • rafterman says:

      I love this diagram! Thanks for sharing it with us Zadkiel.

    • BenK says:

      Zadkiel, this is awesome. If you don’t mind, I’d like to repost this myself sometime.

    • Homer says:

      Wow…this chart says so much with so little.

    • ChinoF says:

      The credit is BSS_Dragonslayer. If I’m not mistaken, he may be in PEX.

  8. benign0 says:

    Noynoy and his Yellow Army are pretty much engaging in a massive set up for the whole thing — the May elections and the whole post-May scenario — to FAIL.

    I make a comprehensive sweep of all the dots that need to be connected in my latest piece on GRP.net:

    The 2010 Presidential Elections: Deferring to God’s will

    Read it and weep!😀

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  10. gordon bayani says:

    Kung talagang ANTI PINOY KA – STOP BEING A FILIPINO AND GET OUT OF THE F*CKING COUNTRY!
    WHAT A USELESS DUMB

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  12. Bonifacio says:

    Another useless blog.

  13. benign0 says:

    he he

    Check this out guys:

    –😀

  14. abcdef says:

    mga kapartido ni noy nagaaway away hahahaha

  15. msg says:

    sabi ni noy nun waste of time daw ang debate tapos may bagong balita na pagod na daw siya kakahintay sa one on one nila ni manny villar. ano ba talaga noy?!

    • benign0 says:

      I just heard from a friend of mine that parties interested in organising that debate with Villar have been trying to contact Aquino to set a specific date and have so far been unsuccessful. Mukhang nagtatago na.😀

      • msg says:

        noynoy is eating his own words. he dared manny villar for a debate but now he’s the one hiding and avoiding. paano pag naging presidente pa yan, magtatago at iiwas na lang sa mga issues? o si kris na lang ang haharap?

      • gritch says:

        “Aquino has expressed exasperation with the foot-dragging of Villar, who, after all, has a marked disinclination to engage in interpolation in the Senate, unlike Aquino’s dogged reputation (dating back to his days in the House) for being the “last man standing.”

        Accdg to mlq3, it’s villar that’s “avoiding” the debate.

      • ilda says:

        Hi msg and gritch

        Thanks for the link.

        Of course someone who supports Noynoy will say that it is Villar who is avoiding a debate. MLQ3 was suggesting that there’s just too many invites for a debate that’s why it’s impossible to say yes to all of them but how many has Noynoy gone to anyway? And what’s keeping him busy that he cannot go to them? He’s just resting on his laurels now because the “surveys” keep telling him that he is going to win the election.

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Here’s an excerpt from the Daily Tribune:

        Noynoy backing out on debates
        By Angie M. Rosales
        03/13/2010

        Smarting from the Quiboloy “no word, no honor” incident, Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is no longer keen in joining future presidential debates.

        “I’ll be honest with you, who do you think really listens to those debates? It’s not our target market,” he told reporters who covered LP’s campaign sorties in Surigao City and Zamboanga City, pointing out that a program like a three-hour debate would eat up one day for review of notes.

        Aquino said attending a debate sometimes proved disadvantageous to a candidate, especially if it is hosted by a partisan moderator.

        The LP presidential bet admitted that the incident with Pastor Apollo “Quiboloy involving his “snubbing” of the religious leader’s presidential forum in Davao City last Tuesday, left an impact on him.

        “For the first time, it’s only now that I’ve been called such…that I have no word of honor. All’s well between us now though, I don’t want to dwell on it further,” he stressed.

        Quiboloy, a leader of the influential Kingdom of Jesus Christ, chastised Aquino during the start of the forum, telling the crowd that the senator who was given preference in scheduling the event attended by other presidential aspirants, doesn’t have a word of honor.

        “Commitment is your word of honor. When you fail to fulfill your commitment, you have no word and you have no honor,” Quiboloy told the crowd after reading Aquino’s letter to him sent through email notifying him of the latter’s absence.

        Si Noynoy walang isang salita. Sana patulan siya ni Villar.

        Better yet, sana i-challenge siya ni Gordon! Takot lang nu’n.

      • ilda says:

        OMG! This is such great timing May party sa Dasma. I was just about to do a Google search for this very same article. I’m in the middle of finishing a new blog about this. You saved me the trouble!

        Thank you – mwah!
        🙂

  16. Louden says:

    He’s actually correct to suggest that electronic voting machines can be rigged. This has been proven in America in a court of law. Just go to youtube and search diebold voting machines. You’ll see tons of information on this. Electronic voting machines are just a way to give you the illusion you have a choice in the matter. The whole election process is rigged and your vote doesn’t count. Welcome to the NWO.

    • ChinoF says:

      Then he or any LP member should come forth and present proof or a demonstration about the cheating methods with machines. Even those Youtube videos you refer to are themselves made by pundits or amateurs with no real authoritativeness on the issue. Without proof that it’s rigged, then there’s nothing to pursue. Conspiracy theory as usual. Also, even if the elections were rigged, what will he want, street marching again? That is so outdated. Enough already. “People Power” done these days is also called “stupidity power.”

      If cheating worries you so much, then here’s a better solution: change the election process! Let the leader NOT be nationally elected anymore! Let the people vote a local representative, then let these representatives vote the top leader. Now if the representatives themselves don’t cheat, how can you cheat in that?

      • Louden says:

        Since your obviously the sort of person who just calls people conspiracy theorists rather than actually looking at any evidence yourself here is a link to fox news showing just how easy they are to hack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JESZiLpBLE
        I know you’ll probably just tell me its all hollywood special effects and even news sources are nothing more then conspiracy theorists..

      • ilda says:

        @Louden

        Of course anything can be rigged. In fact, I don’t need to watch that Youtube video to believe you. Filipinos are particularly talented at rigging. The thing is though, it’s not easy. Obviously, there’s a lot of manipulation involved and if everyone is vigilant enough, we can avoid it. The problem is, Filipinos don’t trust each other and Noynoy is number one in saying that he doesn’t trust anybody nor does he trust the new system.

        That’s why we are suggesting to him to be more proactive. Why doesn’t he suggest that each polling station be assigned with a volunteer from each candidate? Any kind of suggestion from him will be great! Reklamo lang ng reklamo eh.

        Wala ng mag-yayari satin nyan kung lagi na lang walang tiwala. Noynoy should lead by example and start showing more confidence that “Yes the Filipino can do it!”

        I knew it. Noynoy is such a negative person. He just has this overall negative attitude and he is not even the president yet.

        What is your suggestion then? Do you want us to cancel the election or go back to manual para mas madali mag-cheat?

        Chino has a point too. If Filipinos simply cannot be trusted not to cheat, we should change the election process entirely!

      • ChinoF says:

        Better look at the comments that followed the video posting. This report is criticized because it does deserve criticism. This TV demonstration was itself rigged – to show that the machine is cheating on this show. So from this, you think that every Diebold machine will be rigged? That’s the problem with some TV presentations. You think it happens in real life, when it fact it was contrived for that TV spot. And also, how do you get the virus into the machine itself? Will they be connected to the Internet? Isn’t it just the card? This video isn’t enough for me.

        Diebold makes ATM machines too. Hope you’re not suspecting those of fraud.😉

      • May Party Sa Dasma Wala Akong Wheels says:

        Louden, youtube is not a source of scholarly, arcane, or verifiably genuine inside information.

        Don’t believe everything you watch in there.

      • benign0 says:

        Ok, so you’re saying don’t invest in the technology? That’s kinda like telling people not to cross streets anymore lest they be run over by a car.😀

        I don’t think anybody’s saying here that any sort of technology to automate any part of the election process is fool-proof. Pretty much anything — even the most secure systems — can be broken into and rigged. The point here is more about the attitude Pinoys take to most things whether they are old or new ways of doing things. Either way Pinoys prefer to undermine rather than work with whatever systems they put in place.

        Trouble with some people is that their small minds limit them to a small take on the issue. And that is where the small solutions of the sort that have become the favourite of Da Pinoy come from.

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