Noynoy Aquino: Desperate to win

I don’t cry too much anymore when I’m upset. I realized that after I’ve had a crying session that aside from getting puffy eyes, I always regret making a big deal out of a situation. Most of the time, the situation is not worth crying about. One such situation not worth crying about is the Liberal Party’s desperate attempts at claiming victory even before the election is over. This is just blatant messing with the minds of the public and I just can’t let them get to me. We can’t let them get to us because what they want is for everyone else to give up the fight or abandon what they say is a sinking ship. They also want us to think that if they don’t win, the election was rigged. This to me is a reflection of their corrupt mentality.

We’re almost at the home stretch and everyone who has been involved in campaigning in this year’s momentous occasion is probably on edge and very jittery. I mean, I for one was never as involved in campaigning in previous elections as I am now. Most of us were probably still too young to get involved or just didn’t care in the past. I’m proud to say that for the first time, I see real potential in a presidential candidate or two and I am willing to join the fight to bring him to Malacanang. This is a personal experience that will go deep down my memory banks hopefully to extract with pride in my twilight years. I’m sure a lot of you reading this right now can say the same thing. There are just a few better candidates running this year, and there are even brighter volunteers who got involved with them. That’s probably because there are a lot of people who do not want to settle for “lesser evils”. It’s too bad Noynoy Aquino is trying to ruin this exciting time for all of us.

Most of us are very serious about this election. I don’t think I can say the same thing for the Liberal Party and in particular, Noynoy Aquino. When I wrote my first article about Noynoy I have to admit, I was just working on a hunch. Now, it appears that I have been right about him all along. There have been so many articles documenting his continued gaffes and errors of judgement through credible media outlets over the past months and this latest one is just too disturbing.

His talk of rallying the Filipino people again to hit the streets of Manila if he suspects cheating on election day is just too baffling not just for me, but for everyone who doesn’t believe in his embarrassing bid for the presidency. His interpretation of cheating involves a scenario where his loss in the election necessarily means a rigged counting of the votes. The only way he would accept the result of the election is if he wins. I don’t know why his supporters and even those who are just sitting on the sidelines cannot see or admit this blatant attempt at rousing anarchy.

To those who keep saying that he is a good person, do you really think that someone promoting chaos, someone who has a disregard for loss of businesses opportunity, possible loss of lives, and continued political instability, is someone who is a good person? What ever happened to being good by promoting peace and harmony? I don’t see Noynoy being involved in this kind of move. His party and their cohorts which includes the biggest media outlets and their army of esteemed writers and reporters have been involved in spreading all kinds of negative stuff about their opponents from the very start.

At this stage, everyone’s hopes are still high. As far as all of us are concerned the election isn’t over yet. We are too smart for their dumb tactics. They just have the widest resources and can reach the public sooner and faster. But to see this situation as hopeless for the other candidates rivalling Noynoy is equivalent to being apathetic. Being apathetic is not good for the country and the poor people’s well-being. We can’t let them down. We have to care about the people who will ultimately be victims of another Aquino in Malacanang.

Whenever we are at a crossroad or find ourselves between a rock and a hard place, some of us may wonder if there is a God and if God is really is looking out for the Filipino people. My answer to that is of course, that there is a God. God is in each and everyone of us. We have the power to look out for ourselves. The outside forces, the corporations who continually bombard us with false information are the ones who benefit when we lose the battle with our own demons. We need to fight for our right to vote on Election Day for the candidate we believe in. Noynoy Aquino is not the Messiah that some would have us believe. We are the Messiah and we have the power to choose the person who will serve us. Noynoy Aquino is not the one who can do that.

I will not cry if Noynoy Aquino wins the election. That situation is just not worth crying about. If Noynoy Aquino wins, it simply means that the majority of the Filipino people lost the battle with their own demons, succumbed to popularity over substance, and therefore sealed their fate.

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64 Responses to Noynoy Aquino: Desperate to win

  1. guilbautedsookie says:

    To be honest ilda, I would cry and most probably, just lose hope if Noynoy wins. My uncle and my residual schizophrenic aunt said, “inayos naman yung sa Hacienda Luisita ah. Mabait naman talaga yan si Noynoy” and I told them that if he’s really serious about it, why did he have to wait for this long to fix it, and they just said, “mabait kasi siya.” This reflects the naivete of illogical voters who just–want to vote for the sake of doing it oh to just like say I voted but I don’t care.

    Anyhow, you know what they say…things earned in bad ways are bad in its own end

    • Joe Jireh says:

      So riddle me this, Batman?
      WHEN Gordon wins, would it be proper to have shirts made that say:
      “That’s my DICK!”

    • ilda says:

      Hi guilbautedsookie

      LOL…sounds like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place with your Nonoyista relatives 🙂

    • guilbautedsookie says:

      Joe…lol. Noynoy fans won’t get the double innuendo lol kidding.

      ilda…yeah it’s hard! We often get into heated arguments at the dinner table because of their constant criticism of Gibo. You know I just say fine, if they complain about Noynoy’s shitty rule I’d kick their arse for every complaint I would hear cause if he’s like God then I’m a soul in hell and I’m loving it

  2. Jon Abaca says:

    No matter who gets elected into office, the fate of this country rests in the hands of each and every individual Filipino. Individuals aren’t really powerless.

    Every reasonable act, like recycling or being polite, makes this country a slightly better place to live in. For example, if every Filipino starts recycling, then the garbage collection problem will shrink significantly.

    However, every unreasonable act, like running the red light, littering, or cutting lines makes this country a slightly worse place to live in.

    It’s kind of sad, actually, that many people will proudly emphasize the small good things that they do, but write off the small bad things as inconsequential.

    • ilda says:

      You are too right Jon. Little things could make a big difference.


      • BernardP says:

        I would tend to agree with Jon if the system in the Philippines is as efficient and the doors of the senators are as open as to here in the US. I’m not sure if the senator in the Philippines reads the mail or e-mail sent to him by the common man since mails like that motivates the senators to make new laws for the good of the people. It seems majority of the power in the Philippines is really on the media since it can manipulate people into whatever the media tycoon wants.

  3. guest says:

    Read and weep


    A clincher
    FROM A DISTANCE By Carmen N. Pedrosa (The Philippine Star) Updated April 24, 2010 12:00 AM

    Ninoy himself sought psychiatric help for Noynoy.

    I did not want to write about Noynoy’s mental sickness. In a political campaign season, it looked like black propaganda from rival politicians.

    That was before I received information I could trust that the allegations about Noynoy’s mental illness were true. My source is apolitical but she was moved by her responsibility to her country. She decided to do her part to stop the prevarication of others who also knew. The stories about Noynoy’s mental illness are not ‘concoctions’ she said. These should not be dismissed. It should be proved.

    We must look at the issue closely and not be satisfied with mere gossip but seek to establish the facts.

    My source has no reason to invent a story. She is a private person who received information she feels must be told. She is connecting a story many years ago when Noynoy was a young boy in Boston, not a presidential candidate but as the well-loved only son of a father frustrated that he will not be able to carry on with his legacy.

    Were Ninoy alive today, he would have been shocked at the cruelty of those who would use his son for their personal ambitions. He would have been angered by the insensitivity of those who would stop at nothing to push Filipinos, herd them into a crying mob and then set up his sick son as a presidential candidate.

    * * *

    This is her story:

    Ninoy was worried about his son and his future because he loved him. He expressed frustration that he could not rely on his son to take up his legacy but that was not his main concern. He was more worried about his happiness as a person. That is what led him to seek help from his doctor friend.

    My source said that when she read about Tomcat’s (a classmate in Ateneo) letter and other stories about Noynoy’s mental problem her mind clicked and related it to Boston days. “Ay totoo pala yung sinabi sa akin many years ago.” Both the Aquinos and the doctor’s family were living in Boston. (Ninoy and his family lived in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston in self-exile from 1980 until his assassination in 1983.)

    The psychiatrist in question became a close friend of the Aquino family. The doctor is now dead but he still has relatives living in Boston. Ninoy sought the doctor and his exact words to him were: “Tingnan niyo nga si Noynoy, walang ka-drive drive (for a young boy he was lethargic). He must have a problem.” The doctor told the story to some close friends among them, the source of this story. When Tomcat’s letter came out in Manila and with Noynoy a leading presidential candidate, she thought her story ought to be known. She is not a politician. She is not indulging in malicious rumors or black propaganda. She is recalling a story told to her and a circle of friends in Boston.

    * * *

    Psychiatry is a tradition in the doctor’s family. His mother was also a known psychiatrist and at one time headed a top mental hospital. She wrote a paper on how family interaction in the Philippines can cause mental sickness. The paper was published in American medical journals.

    His strange behavior has been told by those who knew him closely, like the classmate from Ateneo, who hid under the pseudonym Tomcat. His recollections give details and can be verified by others who knew Noynoy then. These plus how Ninoy sought help for his son can be the starting point for a serious investigation.

    In Tomcat’s letter he mentions the name of a psychiatrist, Dr. Manuel Escudero. He is not the doctor in Boston to whom Ninoy talked to about Noynoy.

    Noynoy’s mental illness was a recurring problem, exploding in bouts while a student in Ateneo and again when they lived in exile in Boston. That belies claims he has been cured.

    (Aquino’s household help have said he regularly takes seroquel and abilify, both medicines for mental illness. It is alleged that he is suffering a variant of labile disorder. Dr. SamVaknin writes that the “main dynamic in the Borderline Personality Disorder is abandonment anxiety.”

    Tomcat wrote that in Ateneo his temper was well known and he had puzzling sudden mood swings. “Isang minuto, nakikikain ka kay Brudda Francis, mamayamaya nagagalit ka na.”

    There are other reports of aberrant behavior. Bel Cunanan of Inquirer wrote in her column, “Some mayors relate that at a Tarlac festival, Noynoy was enjoying some halo-halo with local officials and other guests when quite suddenly, he blew some of it over the face of a friend. To the shock of those around him, Noynoy then began to laugh, as if it were a big joke.”

    * * *

    As one columnist put it “If psychiatric and psychological tests are required for a judge or a soldier, how much more for a president who has in his hands the fate of 92 million Filipinos?”

    We must save our country from vultures who will feast on the carcasses of a doomed country. They are willing to sacrifice everything and everyone for the sake of their ambitions.

    In saving our country, we also save Noynoy. He has a right to a happy, quiet life and should not be derided because of his mental problems. He needs help but not to become president of the Philippines.

    Only a psychiatric test and the results made public can resolve the issue. Until then, people will continue to doubt his mental stability.

    The stories of his friends in Ateneo, his Jesuit teachers and colleagues in Congress and the Senate must be collated and verified — every one and each of them. It should not be treated as mere gossip.

    * * *

    The Liberal Party ought to be more responsible. When the results of the test are known he should be persuaded to withdraw as Missouri Senator Eagleton withdrew his candidacy for vice-president in 1972 just 18 days after his announcement as George McGovern’s running mate after his shock treatments for depression were known.

    There are enough of us to stop the recklessness of those who persist in putting up Noynoy as president. They should have done their homework. We must support sources who are afraid to identify themselves in fear of the unthinking mob. There is enough time before May 10 to conduct psychiatric tests on him and all the other presidential candidates for the sake of fairness.

    • ilda says:

      I’m just wondering, would Philstar risk being sued by publishing false claims? I’m sure they have considered the fact that they can be charged with libel if this is not true. I’m also wondering why Noynoy’s camp is very quiet about this. It’s as if they just want it to die down so they don’t have to explain it while they are still campaigning. tsk-tsk

  4. cath says:

    do we still have hope? this country is doomed 😦

  5. benign0 says:

    Noynoy is waaay out of touch with reality. Edsa “revolutions” have long been discredited. The last one was this so-called “interfaith rally” back in 2008 and by then the remaining bozos in the blogosphere still fixated on these “rallies” were characters like Abe Margallo and a few other emo pundits.

    A look back in time to 2005 will reveal the beginning of the end of Edsa ocho-ocho “revolutions”:

    Thus another irony that is lost in the sea of intellectual bankruptcy that is Philippine society. In a country peppered by souls still heady and giddy about Fiesta Revolutions of past, the rallying cry in response to an impeachment bid against President Gloria Arroyo that catastrophically failed to pass Congress on 06 Sep 2005 was once again — you guessed it — FIESTA REVOLUTION! Led by no less than Madame Ex-President, former Time Woman of the Year, and Ms 1986 “Revolution” herself — Ms Corazon Aquino, what may now be billed Edsa IV (or Commonwealth Avenue I, as the case may be), promised to be another spectacle of sorts. This time there was no particular heir-to-the-throne around which the fete was organised. If it succeeded in its bid to amass enough warm bodies in the streets to make a statement, it would have marked a new low in the practice of a concept that Filipinos fancy themselves to have invented back in 1986. If it had failed, it will have further served to highlight the utter ridiculousness of how Filipinos conduct their affairs.

    And failed miserably it did. Bursts of little street protests sporadically erupted in Manila’s streets in the days following the House dismisal of the impeachment bid, but none even remotely approached the kind of numbers these would-be anarchists crowed in the days leading to Tueday. Each were in fact smaller in number than the equally ridiculous street gathering in Makati on 25 July.

    And for a full sorry-a$$ history of Edsa “people power” ocho-ocho revolutions from 1986 to 2008, check out my private collection (or shall we say, museum):

    Hall of shame: Philippine street “revolutions” – The scorecard so far

    Perhaps 2010 will be see another artifact added to the above. 😀

  6. usi says:

    i’m still doing what i can to campaign AGAINST Noynoy.
    your post reminded me of my prayer 2 nights ago, ‘Lord, wala ka na bang nakikitang kahit isang righteous man man lang dito sa bansa namin kaya ganito kami ngayon?’
    i have not cried and prayed for PH this much before..

    • ilda says:

      That’s good to know usi

      I'm sure a lot of people will cry whoever wins. Everyone is working hard, especially on Noynoy’s side. They work very hard to spread negative stuff around because they are very desperate.

  7. rmb says:

    there are many deserving candidates why this noynoy
    villar,gibo,gordon are ok

  8. Jon Abaca says:


    No. Worse situations have happened in reality. We could be in Nazi Germany or Democratic Kampuchea. Worse situations are actually happening right now. We could be in North Korea.

    We can still probably fix things. Funny how the French were able to accoomplish more change in one revolution, than we have, in 3. Then again, the French Revolution was called The Reign of Terror.

    I wouldn’t want that for this country. Having a foolish population resort to violence is never a good thing.

    • J.B. says:

      France can easily get a critical mass of change that reflects the true sentiment of the French people. I reckoned that had we have a single land mass, Joma could have bulldozed the oligarchs by repeating ala Long March of Mao.

      But then again, his followers became like their enemies. It’s like, you have a problem, the Philippines. Now to think of a solution — a revolution…Now you have 2 sets of problems.

  9. guest says:

    What can you make of this letter?

    Funny read especially the Kris Aquino and Alvin Patrimonio part.


    Jojo A. Robles

    ‘Tomcat’ recalls Noynoy

    Readers of this column know that I rarely surrender my space to others in the form of extensive passages quoted verbatim. But today I willingly cede my allotted quota of words, editing only for style considerations, to someone who calls himself “Tomcat,” who recently wrote the following open letter (via Facebook) to leading presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino:

    Dear Noynoy:

    We were classmates at the Ateneo and I have no doubt that you would remember me even if we were not close. Hint: I was one of those who ribbed you about the low grade that Father Kreutz gave you in math because you could never seem to get your fractions right. Remember going ballistic over that ribbing? [Reverend Wiliam “Bill” Kreutz, SJ, is a long-time Ateneo teacher from New York who founded the Jesuit Volunteers of the Philippines—JR. All subsequent bracketed phrases are mine.]

    Anyway, reading the psychological report that was posted on the Internet a few days ago certainly made me remember you. I heard you say on the news that the report was fake but you did admit that there were some things in it that were true. “Part truths” I think were your exact words. It fascinated me enough to want to read the report carefully to check out which were those things that were true.

    Obvious things first, those facts that any of our classmates can confirm if asked. One of these is, as the report says, you have a labile disorder. This is whole truth. Even Father Gorospe would be distracted by your drooling during our oral exams. [The late Reverend Vitaliano Gorospe, SJ, was connected for a long time with the Ateneo Theology Department.] Father Ferriols, who made a point of showing he didn’t like you, would make side comments about it that led your classmates to give you the nickname “Cooper,” a reference to Cupertino school where we would teach Catechism to retarded children. I, however, never called you Cooper. [Reverend Roque Ferriols, SJ, taught Filipino Philosophy at Ateneo.]

    The report says that you have a “major depressive disorder.” Well, I honestly don’t know if that is true. What I do know is that in school you were very temperamental and had sudden mood swings. Isang minuto, nakikikain ka kay Brudda Francis, maya’t maya nagagalit ka na. Many of our classmates can attest to witnessing scenes like this.

    The report said that you used to go with your mom to see Dr. Manuel Escudero. That is a whole truth. I remember seeing you at Tito Maning’s high-rise apartment on Roxas Boulevard when we were still kids. Tito Maning was a consultant with the WHO here in Manila but he was also a psychiatrist who treated only the high society people in Manila. Even Imelda Marcos was his patient. Unfortunately, so was my mom who suffered from insecurities due to my dad’s numerous infidelities.

    Tito Maning’s wife, Tita Jo, was a very good artist who had a couple of exhibits of her work before they left Manila for good a few years after martial law was declared. They lived in Topeka, Kansas. After they left, I kept a correspondence for a while with their very cute daughter Nina who I am sure you remember. I had such a crush on her. Maybe you did too. She used to talk to us “little folk” in the sala of their apartment while the “big folk” would lock themselves in the room and discuss “big folk” matters. She wanted to go to ballet school or some dance school which she did, I think, and I eventually lost track of her.

    About your smoking marijuana, I also can’t say if that is wholly true. What I do know is that you would try to tag along with a group of students that would hang out with Ma’am Gloria Arroyo. [Yes, President Arroyo herself.] Mga students niya sa Economics. She was always surrounded by bright and handsome students kaya hindi ka pinapansin. Pati si Ma’am Placer, she never gave you the time of day kasi people said you were “medyo weird” and your grades were mababa per her standards.

    Pero, you still tried to hang out with those guys. Trying hard to belong ba. I know those guys would drink na kasama pa si Miss Rosales na pag lasing na, kumakanta ng Spanish songs in Spanish. They would drink dozens of bottles of beer at Shakey’s Katipunan because Mrs. Ramos (our Spanish teacher in case you don’t remember) owned the restaurant. This group was also known to also smoke joints in the college auditorium, up in the closed space where the spotlights were. So, if you were hanging out with them then, you were probably also smoking marijuana too.

    The report said you had a flight attendant girlfriend. This is another whole truth. I will not mention her name here to protect her but she was a PAL stewardess. I found out about this because I was on a flight with Father Samson [probably Ateneo de Davao president Reverend Antonio S. Samson] once and she was the one who seated us. When she found out we were from Ateneo, she introduced herself and said she was the girl friend of an Atenean and mentioned your name. Father Samson then asked jokingly if you were a good boyfriend to her. She shrugged and said you were “okay” but she was bothered because you were “too conservative.” You didn’t even like to kiss her daw because you were saving her for the wedding night. And you insisted that she dress very conservatively. Jealous boyfriend ka daw. No wonder that relationship ended. Maybe that’s why you got so depressed over it.

    About the report. I know that [Ateneo-based Jesuit psychologist Reverend] Tito Caluag is one of your best friends. His group of “friends” are some of the richest and most influential people in the country today. I know that you used to frequently visit his home. He hosts get-togethers where things that are too esoteric for me are the subjects of discussion. At one time, this group of yours even discussed the ousting of [Ateneo president] Father [Bienvenido] Nebres because Tito Caluag had his own ideas on how Ateneo should be run. Maybe your closeness to him is why he was the one you went to when you were depressed and why he was the one who handled your case and signed your psychological report. To keep things quiet.

    But I confess I actually don’t know. I do know that Tito Caluag was at one time your sister Kris’ father confessor. He may not be a very trustworthy father confessor, though, because many have heard him say aloud that “walang ginawa si Kris Aquino dito sa Ateneo kundi habulin si Alvin Patrimonio at mag-emote sa quadrangle”.

    Anyway, yun muna. Good luck on your presidential run. If you become president of the Philippines, that would be really something, huh? From “Cooper” to “Mr. President” when brighter and more scheming Ateneans like Mar Roxas and Dick Gordon have not been able to make it is an achievement that Ripley should feature.

    Your old friend,


    • ilda says:

      All I can say is that Noynoy’s camp should address this issue. People will always have doubts especially since he is an underachiever and he is sometimes caught on camera asleep while in a meeting/conference. Tomcat should also reveal his true identity if he still has any concern for the country.

  10. guilbautedsookie says:

    “main dynamic in the Borderline Personality Disorder is abandonment anxiety.”

    I think our main concern if he wins would be his safety not from outside malicious intents but from his internal drive for suicide and self-harm. A client with BPD is prone to suicide, self-harm and very fast mood swings. Also a splitter, he idolizes someone one minute and the next may cuss at him. When that person leaves him he goes begging to not abandon him. These people are also emotionally exaggerated, such that someone going to the CR will be termed as “abandoning” him.

    It’s so naive for people to be continually blinded by his Cory drama, when they are already putting our country in jeopardy. Noynoy might be the highly-functional BPD client, but the erratic qualities of BPD would not make him quite the man for the job. One minute he might be cooperating the next he might shut them out.

    Of course, drama lovers would say, OH YEAH, DRAMA YAN. BOTO NATIN KASI MAS KAILANGAN NIYA. Fuck this shit. As I said, when asked whether one would vote for a tricycle driver or a Harvard suma for president, majority would vote for the tricycle driver because he needs it more. The kind of logic of “mas kailangan niya” should not be the defining logic of our political and social system. Though it is a triage mechanism, it should not always be a determining case.

    These revelations are slowly telling me that oh well, if Noynoy wins, it would not be his haters knocking on doors.

    • ilda says:

      You sure know a lot from your nursing course. 🙂

      • guilbautedsookie says:

        That is why I am immigrating to Brazil, my family rather if he wins lol. No room for people with minds. My fear is that Noynoy will be a dictator. That is if he will be

  11. Poppy Seed says:

    I am doing my best to convince my so-called friends in Facebook to vote for anyone but Noynoy/Villar.

    Now, aside from a few friends I know that will surely vote for other candidates besides those two, most of them are either indifferent or a Baldy/Cory/ABS-CBN fan. It is really disheartening to see my old classmates/”friends” not giving a sh*t about the aftermath of the election. The irony is I am living in another country and am more concerned of what is happening there than they are. I got a few messages saying why should I care when I am not in that “place” anymore?!

    • ilda says:

      Keep it up Poppy Seed. Just don’t mind those people who ask stupid questions.

      The best thing to do when you are losing hope in Da Pinoy society is to continue believing in yourself.


  12. alab says:

    I’m afraid history will repeat itself if NA wins. Here are some passages from a great writer on his firsthand account on Cory’s time, F. Sionil Jose’s , We Filipinos: Our Moral Malaise, Our Heroic Heritage,

    “We were ecstatic when Cory took over; she had promised agrarian reform which we waited for eagerly. By this time Pepe (Diokno) was already sick. Then some 20 farmer demonstrators were massacred in Mendiola- a senseless tragedy that never happened even in the darkest days of the dictatorship. And all because Cory refused to see the farmers…..”(Dedication part)

    “Even , with his unlighted cigar clamped in his mouth-his signature-President Fidel V. Ramos did not have charisma….He has achieved, however, spectacular success from the lethargy and monumental incompetence of the Cory government. The most impressive of this is the restoration of electricity in the country….Too, the telephone monopoly, once controlled by Cory’s relatives, has been broken…”(p.27)

    “I cannot but be nostalgic about February 1986-what they call EDSA Revolution- but I know only too well that it was not a revolution; it was a restoration of the oligarchy which Marcos has emasculated….There was real democracy in EDSA- it was heady, it was real, but it died soon after, for there was no transfer of power from the oligarchy to the people.”(p.31)

    • ilda says:

      I love the passages, alab

      No one can argue with history. Da Pinoy society doesn’t learn from history though.


      • guilbautedsookie says:

        The reason why we refuse to learn from our old mistakes is that historians write history by their viewpoint–subjective. Filipinos are naturally subjective and that is something that cannot be undone. I too was brainwashed as a kid that Marcos was bad and Cory was good but when I reread my books and interviewed people who lived in Marcos’ time they said they didn’t see worse shit than in Cory’s times.

      • ilda says:

        And that is why and GetReal Philippines are writing the correct history for the future generation 🙂

      • guilbautedsookie says:

        Well, if majority of Filipinos never really took their education seriously, well, it won’t work as expected. They all live in beliefs like “makasulat lang ok na…”. Sigh.

  13. GabbyD says:

    “His talk of rallying the Filipino people again to hit the streets of Manila if he suspects cheating on election day…”

    to be fair to him, he didnt say he would instigate rallying.

    he said: ““If we have a correct counting of the votes, I think we will be very victorious,” said Aquino, whose mother toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos amid protests that followed a rigged election in 1986. If “the people’s will is frustrated,” demonstrations could make this month’s protests in Thailand seem “mild” by comparison, he said in an interview in Manila yesterday.”

    obviously, he was alluding to the past experience of the philippines. i.e. in the past there was cheating =>this resulted in protests.

    • ilda says:

      To be fair to the Filipino people GabbyD, no one should be making those statements this early. He shouldn’t even mention the words rally, protest, people power or demonstrations. There are other peaceful, legal ways of resolving conflicts.

      Don’t you just find this statement a little bit silly?: “If we have a correct counting of the votes, I think we will be victorious”


      • guilbautedsookie says:

        Uh, the counting will definitely be correct since it’s automated. So that follows he is gonna win?

        Now who’s the one with the secret CD

    • BongV says:

      “If we have a correct counting of the votes, I think … (substitute GORDON, TEODORO, PERLAS, VILLAR, ESTRADA), will be very victorious,” .. simple?

  14. Joe America says:

    I think all the wailing hereabouts regarding Mr. Aquino’s likely victory misses the point. Rather than respecting democracy in action, people are prepared to condemn a whole people (Filipinos who are so “stupid” as to elect this man) or flee for other lands emulating Chicken Little’s friends scrambling about like so many lunatics lost in the asylum gardens. The electoral process, even if handed clumsily as COMELEC is doing, is the voice of the people. Yes, the people as influenced by big money and manipulations of public discourse. But the people. The choice is what, a president picked by a committee? A military junta? A dictator?

    The constructive approach would not be to tear down the people or the process, but to recognize it as fundamentally the right approach, but poorly done, and start working to make that approach better. And start working to influence whoever is elected toward the values and actions that one believes in. Not rip the country and everyone who thinks differently to shreds.

    Democracy is a discussion, and has no requirement to be your way.

    I rather think this “if it is not my way, it is worth shooting” is the underlying theme that bolsters Amputuan style resolution of debate, and it is the form of thinking in which most here engage.

    Where is the vaunted Filipino pride? It only plays if you are winning?


    • BongV says:

      Democracy in action is in the polls. There’s no more martial law or Marcos to deal with. Arroyo is a bogeyman as far as this election is concerned.

      Aquino should aid in getting the process to work instead of agitating for civil unrest if the ballot results don’t go his way – plain stupido.
      And if majority support estupido – it rubs off on the non-estupido. Therefore, all non-estupido Pinoys are telling the stupido Pinoys to stop doing stupid stuff because we are affected and labelled as stupido despite not having done stupid acts. When we say they are stupido, kami pa ang masama? Syet – stupid is stupid.

    • ilda says:


      Well, what can I say? How many Adam Carolla’s do we need to tell us we need to get our sh*t together before we believe it?

      Democracy is a discussion, and has no requirement to be your way.

      Where is the vaunted Filipino pride? It only plays if you are winning?

      I think you should be saying that to Noynoy, the Liberal Party and including some of the FV bloggers. I think that your FV friends are writing worse stuff about Villar, Gloria, Gibo and the rest. Well, actually, most of them just dismiss Gordon as a nuisance candidate which is bad.

      Some of the bloggers go to great lengths investigating Villar’s money. Why can’t they go to even greater lengths investigating Noynoy’s Hacienda Luisita and this latest one about his mental disorder? It’s about time they dig up the information about their candidate. They just keep saying his is a good person.

      You make it sound like Noynoy is already the president. You can’t deny that his latest statement is promoting anarchy instead of harmony.

      The constructive approach would not be to tear down the people or the process, but to recognize it as fundamentally the right approach, but poorly done, and start working to make that approach better

      Noynoy could sure use this advice.

    • guilbautedsookie says:

      Democracy, in its purest sense, from what my prof told me, is when one votes for someone BECAUSE OF HIS OWN WILL. If he is coerced to vote for that person through manipulation, or money or even threat, that would be pseud-democratic, with pseudo meaning false

    • Shaddap says:

      You miss a lot of points, Joe.

      Noynoy made what is pretty much a threat: If I don’t win, we’ll unleash another round of civil disturbances.

      • Joe America says:


        I always do, as I have not figured out how to wrap the universe up in a blog, so I try to make the points I try to make. My point is that the Philippine elections is a constructive thing, and Filipinos ought to have at least a measure of pride or pleasure in the “event”. I am not pro-Noynoy, I am anti being anti without at least striving for a positive frame of mind. I thought Mr. Aquino’s comment on civil disturbances was about as irresponsible as a presidential hopeful could possibly be.


    • Jon Abaca says:


      The goal of democracy is progress. Is progress happening?

      I see a lot of professional working in Makati. Maybe the democratic process is working for them.

      However, for the Filipinos still living below the poverty line, the democratic process has failed them.

      Mr. Aquino is asking people to take to the streets assuming the elections don’t go in his favor. Have civil disturbances helped the disenfranchised Filipinos in the past? No.

      Asking them to participate in another one, when it has never helped them, shows that Mr. Aquino doesn’t think highly of their intelligence.

      I’m not voting for Mr. Aquino, simply because other people have produced more progress. If the rest of the country doesn’t agree with me, then fine, okay, it’s their choice. I still retain the right to criticize them for their choice.

      • Poppy Seed says:

        This statement says a lot about this man:
        ” demonstrations could make this month’s protests in Thailand seem “mild” by comparison ”
        Come to think of it. I think de Quiros wrote an article about taking to the streets if things don’t go their way. 😀

  15. benign0 says:

    @ Joe America, you said:

    The constructive approach would not be to tear down the people or the process, but to recognize it as fundamentally the right approach, but poorly done, and start working to make that approach better. And start working to influence whoever is elected toward the values and actions that one believes in. Not rip the country and everyone who thinks differently to shreds.

    Democracy is a discussion, and has no requirement to be your way.

    I rather think this “if it is not my way, it is worth shooting” is the underlying theme that bolsters Amputuan style resolution of debate, and it is the form of thinking in which most here engage.

    Excuse me, Mr America but:

    (1) If there is any kind of “tear[ing] down of the process” going on here, I believe it is being instigated by no less than the very person we are criticising here — Noynoy Aquino. He is the one suggesting that the outcome of the process — if not favourable to him — be discredited by another one of these idiotic street revolutions he has grown so comfy with as his Plan B; and,

    (2) Indeed, I among others here have made an online career of what you term as “tearing down of a people“. And indeed, the “tearing down” going on here, see, is really what I’d consider to be the initiative of putting forth of a hypothesis about the the very nature of the Filipino people that contributes to the chonic failure to prosper that so inescapably describes the last 60 years of our history. That is a hypothesis I and quite a number of us here have tested for the longest time and are willing to defend. If we defend it AGGRESSIVELY, and even viciously well, then, why have we so far not seen anyone who has mounted a commensurate and as well-organised a CHALLENGE to our aggressive tabling of said hypothesis in the National Debate?

    Indeed, as you say, sir, democracy is a discussion. We have tabled our hypothesis in this “discussion”. Perhaps it is only the means and the tone of voice we use that you find distasteful. But stripping away your emotional response to said means and tone-of-voice, you will find that the underlying soundness of the idea not only remains intact, but STANDS TALL amongst a morass of muddled and insubstantial chatter — the latter being the conventional national “debate” every traditinal “expert” has been comfy with for the longest time. Deal with it. The kernel of our message is there, and we send instances of this CONSISTENT message in various packages, flavours, and media.

    That, sir, is the “discussion” within said democracy that you take us to task. And I believe we as a team have STEPPED UP to that task with utmost grace, elegance, and CLASS.

    – 😀

  16. cath says:



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  18. Do we really still have the chance to rescue this country from a mediocre President? 6 years is too long… paano ba yan? See you in the embassies and NAIA na lang, kung si Noynoy na nga. 😦

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  20. Mr.__________ says:

    “Vox Populi, vox Dei”

    – If the Abnoy wins them maybe God just said, ” Filipinos get what they deserve- Noynoy Aquino, the dumbass.”

    – too bad we are in for this six-year sh*t ride.


    I don’t wanna cry if the lie named Aquino wins but, I think I can’t take it 😦

    Seriously, I wanna say to Cory, ” Why did you die last year and let this f*cked up country be f*cked up more?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. rmb says:

    Kris to Pacquiao: Unlike you, Noynoy undefeated in polls
    Posted at 04/30/2010 7:19 PM | Updated as of 04/30/2010 8:10 PM
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – In an apparent jab at Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, actress-TV host Kris Aquino said her brother Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has an undefeated record in politics, while the “Pinoy sports icon” still has to prove that people want him in public office.

    The actress, who is actively campaigning for her brother, said in her Twitter account that she has seen the TV endorsement of a “Pinoy sports icon” indirectly claiming her brother has not proven his real worth in politics.

    Kris was referring to Pacquiao, who is endorsing Aquino’s rival, Sen. Manny Villar of the Nacionalista Party.

    In the ad, which showed him together with actors Dolphy and Willie Revillame, Pacquiao said: “Merong iba d’yan, laban ng laban sa salita pero wala pa namang nagawa.”

    In response, Kris Tweeted on Thursday: “In politics, Noy has won 3 straight terms sa Congress and won almost 15 million votes sa senatorial [race] in 2007.”

    “How sad na he didn’t think na in politics, knock out nga s’ya,” she added.

    Kris was referring to Pacquiao’s failed first attempt in politics, when he ran against Darlene Antonino-Custodio for a congressional seat in South Cotabato in May 2007.

    Kris also said that unlike the “sports icon,” her brother has already proven that voters want him as a public servant by winning all the elections he has entered.

    “In politics, si Noy ang may napatunayan because Noy has never lost an election! Ika nga, undefeated ang record n’ya,” said the actress.

    Pacquiao, who is running against Roy Chiongbian, who, like Antonino-Custodio, comes from an influential political family, shrugged off Kris’ comment.

    “Hindi kami nang-aaway ng ibang kandidato, kasi kung mang-aaway ka, maganda ang intensyon mo tapos mag-aaway ka, hindi magandang halimbawa [iyan],” he said.

    Despite Kris’ statement, Pacquiao said he still considers the actress a friend.

    The boxing superstar added that he is confident he will win this time around.

  22. luis says:

    anti pinoy is nothing but anti noynoy
    ang babaw naman ng website na to

    • jethernandez says:

      naks… at ikaw … MALALIM? bwahahahaha….

      pogi este fafa luis… pag sasabihin mong mababaw ang isang website… magsite ka ng malalim na website… para mag agree o mag disagree kami sa kalaliman mo.

  23. Lalaine says:

    I hope that Noynoy wont win, everyday I pray for it!!
    I will cry for my country if Noynoy wins. This isn’t right!!!
    What will happen to our country if he will win?

    Noynoy? his only good only sleeping while on a meeting.
    and you have to believe it!!! and in the first place did he even
    done something for our country? NADA!!! nothing!!!!

  24. cd3k!m says:

    Let’s all hope Noynoy won’t win. It’s May 10, please vote wisely. In our country, corruption is rooted to slow progress or no progress alone. Other candidates can do this. Noynoy will just be running around the bushes, at the end of his term, he will just be someone who seated in the presidentinal seat, nothing more.

  25. elabuendia says:

    YES, we inflicted the torture upon ourselves.

  26. twentyeighteenie says:

    Visiting this after 5 or 7 years, this blog post and comments herein, seem to vindicate all your claims about Noynoy. If we can only turn back the time ….

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