Why Noynoy Aquino is not "the one"

Can somebody please turn back the hands of time? Where is Superman?!? We don’t have enough time to convince the majority of Filipino voters that they are making a huge mistake by voting for Noynoy! I keep thinking to myself, what if I had written about the owners of SWS and Pulse Asia earlier on say, three months ago? I wonder if the Liberal Party and their media cohorts would then still have the guts to continue publishing the dubious poll results knowing that people already know that the polling firms are allied with the Liberal Party.

It’s not just me who missed the connections between the owners of the two polling firms until late into the campaign. Apparently, mainstream media overlooked it too. After I published my blog on the 30th of April, Philstar.com wrote a similar article on the 6th of May highlighting the fact that Noynoy’s kin are allies behind Pulse, SWS. I can’t believe none of the media outlets saw this earlier. As expected, none of the directors from the firms or the media outlets like Inquirer.net want to explain their activities, a lot of which are obviously favourable to Noynoy. I’m pretty sure that this information could have helped stop them from publishing these dubious survey results and prevented the conditioning of much of the minds that constitute the electorate. I think it was too late when we finally realised that the Media had been playing with peoples’ minds all along — always painting a positive image of Noynoy and ignoring the rest.

Ever since I started blogging about Noynoy, I’ve always argued that it is not really Noynoy who will be running the show but the people behind him. I am not surprised now that he has been quoted as saying: “I am sharing 50 percent to 80 percent of the job (of the presidency) with my one and only partner Mar Roxas, and I am offering him not just one, but several portfolios in an oversight capacity.”

The arrangement is quite convenient for both Mar and Noynoy indeed. I had a strong feeling the reason why Mar gave way to Noynoy is because Mar knew fully well Noynoy’s inability to do anything significant, and that it will most likely be him who will be calling the shots anyway. I also had a strong feeling too that the reason why Noynoy agreed to run for the presidency is because he knew he could just rely on the people around him, particularly Mar who has been a close family friend all along.

The author of the article quoting Noynoy’s latest revelation, Ninez Cacho-Olivares, is right in saying that Noynoy “wants to be president of the republic, but does not want to accept responsibility and accountability because he knows he is incapable of handling government”. How dishonest of Noynoy and the Liberal Party. He announces his plan of job share after the endorsement from the Iglesia ni Christo was announced. He probably thinks that his bid is already in the bag anyway. Where is the integrity in that man? Where is the justice for the rest of the people who don’t believe in him? Noynoy Aquino is one piece of work. He is so used to people handing things to him on a silver platter and this includes the highest post in the land.

Earlier, I received a comment from one of our intelligent readers Migs. He was asking me to help him refute some of the reasons why his close friends are voting for Noynoy. After I finished typing my hasty response, I realized that there might be more people like Migs who still want to help prevent a national disaster from happening. As a last attempt before everyone goes out to vote, I have put here in a more coherent form my rebuttal to Migs’ friend.

Migs’ friend said:

Well, I am voting for the Noynoy who may not have authored as many bills as his rivals, but who was present in almost all Senate sessions (because laws don’t pass without the votes) while his rivals were busy campaigning for the presidency two years before the election. I am voting for the Noynoy who sat through budget hearings to question unnecessary government spending; the Noynoy who simply did his job, but did it well.

His friend is misguided in his belief that an average person or shall I say simpleton, is what we need. If that were the case, we may as well just pick some random guy out on the street, make him wear a barong tagalog and put him in Malacanang.

It’s too shocking to read how Migs’s friend could be quite happy with Noynoy’s perfect attendance in the senate sessions and simply overlook his lack of accomplishments. Noynoy did not do his job to the best of his abilities. As a senator it was his duty not just to offer nay or yay to the other senators who were proposing new laws. He too needed to have the initiative to come up with laws that will benefit the Filipino people, especially the poor. His nine bills aren’t enough proof of a job well done. This justification is very insulting to the hard working senators like Dick Gordon and the others who have authored bills and had them passed to law. It’s like saying that it is ok for a child to simply go to school everyday just to get a perfect attendance record and not be taken to task on the whole point of the exercise which is to understand the lessons and contributing to the discussions in class.

Migs’s friend said:

While he came from one of the richest families and one of the best schools in the country, Noynoy wears cheap clothes that grow two sizes larger at his campaign sorties. He lives in the small Times St. home he grew up in. He can choose to live the good life, but he lives a life with as many comforts as discomforts.

In so many respects, Noynoy is like the guy in the middle of the class ranking, who chooses to do things quietly but is always there when you need him. We often look for the person that stands out, but this Monday, I am voting for the average student because I can identify with him and he can identify with us. Maybe we don’t need the brightest president, but we certainly need one who will trust in the people and will be humble enough to listen to us.

This is just too judgemental in my opinion. People should never base their decision on who is going to be a good leader on appearance alone. Yes, Noynoy Aquino’s taste in clothing is quite a turn-off for most people but it is only highlighted because of his lack of accomplishments. Many people like Bill Gates were considered a nerd in manner and appearance but it is his hard work and success as an entrepreneur which made him the richest man in the world — definitely someone you can’t consider a slacker. Compare this to Noynoy. Noynoy is already 50 years old and still lives in the same ancestral home, though his living in the same house is not the problem per se. It is the fact that he has not proven that he can be an independent minded person that is the real point to be highlighted here. He has always lived in the shadow of his parents. He is not his own man.

People are wrong in thinking that Noynoy is humble. A humble person will not utter such bold statements as “If the counting of the votes is accurate, we will be victorious” He even dared to say that the bloody demonstration in Thailand will be insignificant if there is a failure of elections. He was suggesting that he does not care about risks of disruption to business, exposing innocent lives to danger, or destabilizing society. He is of the opinion that it is already a secure win for him and any other result is unacceptable. That is not an attitude of someone who is humble. Someone who is humble is someone who still believes that there is a possibility that people actually prefer another candidate other than him. Noynoy Aquino is full of himself.

A humble person would have admitted that he had an unfair advantage over other candidates because of his popularity and media connections especially his sister who is a movie star. A humble person would have admitted from the beginning that he plans to job share with Mar because he is not competent enough on his own.

What has become a great national illness is our propensity to look for a national messiah. We voted Marcos the bar topnotcher because he possessed the skills and the brains supposedly needed in the presidency. We elected Erap because he seemed to promise an end to poverty (sounds familiar?) We elected GMA because, with a Ph.D. in Economics, she should’ve possessed the working knowledge to build a stronger economy founded on stronger institutions.

Noynoy supporters who say that we cannot trust intelligent people are putting all intellectual people in the same mould. Again, they are being judgmental. If people will continue to think that intelligent people become evil, our society will not strive for excellence anymore. People will think that they will be shunned if they appear to be more intelligent than the average Filipino. Tell your friend to look at results or past achievements of the candidate rather than the number of diplomas then. Noynoy Aquino still fails in this department. Noynoy supporters it seems are being anti-intellectual.

Noynoy supporters are wrong in thinking that Noynoy will listen to the people. Over the whole campaign season there has been no evidence of him listening. The people around him seem to have busied themselves protecting Noynoy from all the news that was unfavorable to him. He has not addressed any of the issues. Any further calls for a presidential debate were considered too insignificant by Noynoy. This further insulted the thinking class. If he had addressed issues that were important to his opponents, people could have had the chance to see the real Noynoy. Instead, he was unavailable, too committed or uninterested. Noynoy is not someone who will listen to the people.

He does not even care that the SWS or Puls Asia surveys owned and operated by his family and friends were conducting surveys that suspiciously had him on top all the time. And the media owners who also have alliances with the Liberal Party, marched to all this in lockstep releasing the same poll results to the public to make everyone believe that their man is always winning.

He might not own a business empire but he has the backing of the biggest media outlets like ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. They have been controlling the flow of information from the beginning. The media outlets backing Noynoy Aquino have been mainly responsible for playing with the minds of people. They repackaged Noynoy and made him look like a saint. As I wrote earlier: with friends like these, who needs big campaign budgets?

I hope people will realise this before going to the polls.

These sorts of things would have been important and insightful information that could have contributed to making the Vote this year an informed one. If only we had more time to disseminate it. Perhaps it is not too late. If dissemination is the only challenge now, there is still a day or two left. I hope many here who are reading this will step up to that challenge.

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  2. guilbautedsookie says:

    PLEASE…JUST FUCKING VOTE FOR ANYONE ELSE BUT NOYNOY. If he wins, again and again and for another time, we prove that we are an inefficient nation–we don’t know how to get what we want cause we don’t even know what we want.

    I don’t wanna stress myself anymore of the Noynoy burden. I am going through a lot and his fucking face on TV makes me wanna kill myself honestly.

  3. Goop says:

    “People should never base their decision on who is going to be a good leader on appearance alone.”

    You hypocrite!! Hahaha! I’m outta here!

    • ilda says:

      Now, that’s a mark of a true Noynoy supporter for you. To write one liners that doesn’t make any sense and then run away ASAP. Real classy…not! 🙂

    • Goop says:

      Don’t you get it? You criticize Noy for his appearance, tacitly implying that he would not make a good president by looks alone. And now this blog is saying otherwise. I am confused.

      Anyhow, I won’t troll along any longer. What you think, how, and why you think it is up you. I could care less who would win, really, for as long as there is no cheating. Long live kakistocracy!

      • ilda says:

        Try not to be confused because I said this in my article above:

        “Yes, Noynoy Aquino’s taste in clothing is quite a turn-off for most people but it is only highlighted because of his lack of accomplishments.”

        And if you are referring to this blog:

        I hope you realise that it was the TIME author who pointed out his awkward appearance. And please read my own write up below the quote from the TIME article. Here’s a reminder:

        “Respected news magazine TIME recently featured a profile of Presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino and there was really nothing much in the article that could convince anyone to vote for him. First, they noticed the frail figure of Noynoy and how unimpressive he is in person:”

        Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III slouches in his chair, a glass of Coke in one hand and a cigarette in another. He’s tired and bleary-eyed and wracked by a cold.

        And this…

        Yet when 50-year-old Noynoy emerged, hunched and bespectacled, amid blaring music and streams of confetti, he cut an awkward figure. Shirt loose, pants baggy and hair thinning, he looked more an abashed computer nerd

        “It’s not that there is anything wrong with looking like a computer nerd, but it would have been better if he were a real nerd. We’ve all noticed it before, how Noynoy does not have the same charisma as his father; how, when he is in rallies and doing the standard meet and greet, it’s as if he is too frail to be doing it. No wonder he needs the help of his sister Kris, a popular showbiz personality, to keep the crowd entertained.”

        To be more accurate, Noynoy supporters are the ones who say no to Gordon just because they think that “his wife is ugly, or because he’s vertically challenged and kind of pudgy.” That’s according to commenter wanderwoman

        Don’t let the door hit you on your way out! 🙂

  4. helios says:

    Ilda, i can feel the urgency in your words… im almost afraid to be your keyboard 🙂 People are easily blinded by all the glitz the color yellow brings. they refuse to see what Noynoy is all about. We must stand firm with our convictions and principles….. On Monday, we shall vote for Mr. Gordon because we believe he can bring the change and the reform this country so badly needs… On Monday, the real work for you and the AP writers (and hopefully for the other millions of Filipinos) will start. On Monday we shall be enabled, ennobled and free because we shall vote for what we think is right, not because the survey says your candidate will win.

    dont give up yet Ilda… much needs to be done. This country needs more “anti-pinoy”s

  5. ChinoF says:

    Mig’s friend typifies the most obvious profile of Noynoy’s voters – they want someone as lazy as themselves. They prefer someone who will let them stay within their own comfort zones and not make them do anything. The very opposite of Kennedy’s, “ask what you can do for your country.” All they’ll do is vote, then go back to their homes and watch ABS-CBN crap. When the government comes knocking on their door requiring something of them, they’ll scream, “Don’t disturb me, I’m watching TV!” Or they’ll even think the government is declaring martial law. Makes me wonder if they really want change for the country at all.

    • ilda says:

      To tell you the truth, I feel like I have been writing about this for months already. I sound like a broken record now. We are up against media giants and Filipinos who are both ignorant and arrogant. Repeating things might just help in bringing the message across. It’s like pushing the tide though.

      • ChinoF says:

        Don’t you wish you broke that record on the heads of those fanatics? 😛

        Repeating the message is what they’re probably doing… repeating, “ah, basta!” Anyway, I agree, let’s keep doing that too. LOL

    • Aimee says:

      Ok. We should not vote for Noynoy based on his clothes. BUT at the same time, we SHOULD NOT call on people not to vote for him just because his supporters have terrible arguments. Otherwise this will be called hipocrisy and this is what I see in this blog

      • ilda says:

        Try to be more specific please when you call a blog hypocritical, ok?

        You and commenter Goop got stock with the clothes issue. What about the more important issues I brought up?

        Non-sense arguments from Noynoy supporters should be a national concern for every citizen because it shows that Noynoy supporters have been duped into thinking that Noynoy has integrity when he actually has none. It is very alarming to be putting someone in Malacanang based on sham.

      • benign0 says:

        Well, the fact that Noynoy supporters consistently exhibit moronic arguments is a reflection of the sort of campaign Noynoy effected in his bid for the presidency this year. I don’t think smart people in general get drawn to vacuous candidates. Indeed, if there is anything that made the Noynoy campaign look bad, it was the type of supporters he attracted — mainly people who are backward looking (fixated on 1980’s emo politics) and seemingly unconcerned with the lack of any real semblance of substance in what Noynoy stands for.

        In effect, the truly astounding thing about Noynoy’s campaign is that his so closely reflects what the Filipino not only stands for (i.e. nothing) but also the manner by which Filipinos respond to challenges (i.e. in a flaccid and unsustainable manner).

        Pinoy nga naman talaga
        Parang aso
        Matangkad lang kapag naka-upo
        😀

        Look who’s laughing
        all the way to the bank…

      • CPCook says:

        @Benign0: I disagree your assessment that “Noynoy supporters consistently exhibit moronic arguments”. First, I am for Noynoy and the reasons for this is because he is the best candidate around with a plausible chance of winning. Second, my informal survey (vs. formal surveys of SWS or Pulse Asia) shows that among my circle of friends, he is the consistent choice. My friends are all professionals who came from the best schools in the Philippines and abroad. Suffice to say that by training (or income), these friends are all probably in the top 10% in the Philippines. Third, personal character is not a “moronic argument”. Noynoy has shown honesty and integrity. He truthfully say things and never once did he show inconsistency during the campaign.

        Another way to analyze to whom to vote for is identify qualifying and criteria. Among the qualifying criteria are honesty, sound judgment and trustworthiness. By these qualifying criteria, only Noynoy, Bro. Eddie and Nick Perlas would be considered. Among them, I can’t honestly say that Bro. Eddie or Nick Perlas has a chance to win the election. So, my vote goes to Noynoy. (Gordon may say that I was being influenced by the surveys. I disagree. It was actually the opposite… my choice influences the surveys. Anyway, just check among people you know and see how many will vote for either Bro. Eddie or Nick Perlas. Also, surveys are good guage of sentiments hence the reason why companies use them to develop products to sell to the public, and the basis for such is highly empirical)

      • Ma Xianding says:

        I don’t care who voted for Noynoy. Voting for him is stupid and stupid is as stupid does. Those voting for Gordon are the ones who can really discern but unfortunately majority of Pinoys will let the country go to the dogs by wanting Noynoy (I hope the surveys are wrong).

      • benign0 says:

        @ CPCook,

        Apart from you saying that…

        (1) Noynoy is winnable “plausibly”;

        (2) that your friends who will vote for Noynoy are all professionals and came from the best schools (ergo “intelligent”? hmmm… didn’t Noynoy study at the Ateneo and was once a “professional” at Mondragon?); and,

        (3) that Noynoy is “honest” and has “integrity”…

        … I don’t really see any non-moronic arguments in what you say above. 😀

      • ChinoF says:

        he is the best candidate around with a plausible chance of winning.

        This is only an opinion, and another demonstration of fixturing on winnability.

        my informal survey (vs. formal surveys of SWS or Pulse Asia) shows that among my circle of friends, he is the consistent choice

        Why should you let your friends influence your vote? A vote is a purely personal choice.

        Noynoy has shown honesty and integrity. He truthfully say things and never once did he show inconsistency during the campaign.

        Nope. He once told Gordon, “I will not entertain a question from a tailender.” That’s arrogance, and it definitely shoots down integrity. Then he flipflops in statements, like one day saying Luisita is hard to distribute to farmers, then the next he will distribute to farmers by 2014. That confuses people, and is a strong sign of lack of integrity. There’s more… the paragraph will get too long.

        Another way to analyze to whom to vote for is identify qualifying and criteria. Among the qualifying criteria are honesty, sound judgment and trustworthiness.

        And Noynoy continues to fail in these…

        Gordon may say that I was being influenced by the surveys. I disagree. It was actually the opposite… my choice influences the surveys.

        Wow. How did you do that? Do you go to the survey office and you declared, “this is my choice,” and then they suddenly changed results to suit your choice? Interesting.

        And if your choice – if you mean Noynoy – is influencing the surveys, does that mean he’s paying them to give out the results he wants? Influencing the surveys means cooking the surveys. Still interesting. Thanks anyway for trying.

      • Jay says:

        First, I am for Noynoy and the reasons for this is because he is the best candidate around with a plausible chance of winning.

        Oh wow you don’t call that moronic? That honestly has to be one of the most moronic reasons to vote in the first place. And if you want to base that via the polls, and the media showing the polls which happens to be owned by family friends of the Aquinos, then you are were a moron to never see through that to begin with.

        Second, my informal survey (vs. formal surveys of SWS or Pulse Asia) shows that among my circle of friends, he is the consistent choice. My friends are all professionals who came from the best schools in the Philippines and abroad. Suffice to say that by training (or income), these friends are all probably in the top 10% in the Philippines.

        And they won’t explain to you exactly just why they choose a specific candidate and settle for their word because they as well are influential and powerful? You’re a moron for not asking and being influenced by your peers with a personal, independent choice such as your secret ballot.

        Third, personal character is not a “moronic argument”. Noynoy has shown honesty and integrity. He truthfully say things and never once did he show inconsistency during the campaign.

        True. He didn’t tell the entire truth but enough to leave moronic people like you feel satisfied. While others have been completely effusive about the truth and actually want to help educate people.

        The rest of the stuff sounds like a poor attempt at a noynoy fan to sound partially logical by justifying their vote. Besides the rest of the noynoy fans on facebook don’t seem to have a problem at being proud to be stupid.

    • Viktor says:

      “Mig’s friend typifies the most obvious profile of Noynoy’s voters – they want someone as lazy as themselves.”

      I am in no way a Noynoy fanatic (I’ll leave the yellow-ribbon-tying to my mother, thank you very much) but I must say your comment is quite ignorant. It’s obvious that you have not read what Migs’ friend wrote in its entirety. A lazy citizenry is exactly what he wishes to avoid by voting for Noynoy.

      Perhaps it would be a good idea to read the original entry first before making comments. Ilda’s response, though will written, fails to mention some of the more salient points raised by Migs’ friend.

      • ChinoF says:

        I understand that reasoning you are getting at. Migs’ friend wants a run-of-the-mill schmuck, someone who’s just like every one of us, instead of someone from a special class. Problem is, even that reasoning fails in the choice of Noynoy. One, he is no run-of-the-mill schmuck being a Cojuangco/Aquino scion, despite packaging himself as such, and two, if he is like the average Filipino – and I define this as one who prefers to do the minimum just to get by instead of go the extra mile to get the right result – then he’s a bad choice for a national leader. Even if Noynoy gives the appearance of ordinariness by wearing non-label clothes and has perfect attendance in Senate sessions, even ordinariness can hide engaging in illegal activity (registering companies under his name even if the law prohibits it) and being useless (no bills passed at all). When you read between the lines, his being ordinary is the disguise of his true nature – a lazy, inheritance dependent, actually corruption-tolerant laggard. Migs’ friend wants the ordinary guy because they think this kind of person is more industrious, when in fact, he is lazier. In other words, Migs’ friend forgot that things are not what they seem.

      • ilda says:

        @Victor

        Please feel free to respond to his friend’s reasons if you think that my rebuttal is not enough.

        Thanks 🙂

  6. ArticleRequest says:

    Before may 10 it is important to disprove that “Honesty and Integrity”/Integrity over Competence” Crap that Noynoyistas tell you all the time.

    Wilfredo Villacorta (Professor Emeritus DLSU), Edilberto de Jesus (President of AIM), Conrado de Quiros(PDI columnist) same bunch of educated idiots who profess this crap.

    Noy hindi ka nag – iisa talaga. Ang daming katulad sa iyo sa Pilipinas. Tamad at tigas ulo.

    • ArticleRequest says:

      BTW, kilala sa lahat dito si C. de Quiros pero nabasa ba ninyo yung “Noynoy is the Most Competent Candidate” by DLSU professor emeritus Wilfredo Villacorta, or President of AIM, Edilberto de Jesus’s “honesty and integrity” crap? Google please.

  7. Amino Acid says:

    Not meaning to take the conversation a bit off-topic but has anyone seen this? http://piclyf.com/vote

    Seems like an interesting set of numbers and pictures there, especially the 1st and 4th.

  8. peter nash says:

    Why Noynoy is not the one? Uhmmm, DUH! 🙂

  9. boombox says:

    oh well, Noytards would be probably label this black propaganda at the exchange of lives from the massacre..

  10. Toons, puns and solds says:

    “The mere fact that you cannot understand why there are more ignorance than intelligence is already a fact that you are an ignorant.” – a frustrated thinker..

  11. JOn says:

    I think our best strategy is to go head to head with this survey companies. I blamed them for deceiving our leaders of the INC for endorsing them. I believed our leader of the INC has been deceived by the people like Butch Abad, Kris, and Noynoy himself. Keep everyone well inform in Facebook, Twitter etc.. keep informing everyone of whose the man behind SWS and Pulse Asia. If we convince 30-40% of the electorate, I believe we have cure some of the roots of the problem. I saw Gibo’s ad saying “Hindi ako tinanong ng survey”. That is a powerful message to convey to the voters especially the supporters of the kamag-anak inc.. 2010presidentiablessurvey.wordpress.com.
    This could be a turning point of our nation either between good governance (with Senator Gordon) or ineffective governance with the (Kamag-anak.Inc.). May God help us all.

    • I am ngoyngoy says:

      wrong bro, surveys was only a part to blame why the INC decided to go with noy., I’ve seen an article stating that noy is the frequent visitor inside central he already visited central for the third time.. well I guess they easily gives in to a man who constantly visits them… well I’ve seen another blog saying that kris was not allowed to enter while meeting with the INC leader..

      about the links on those two well I guess I have to browse for them again If ever you need them

      • JOn says:

        I was told by a reliable sources that Noynoy was seen there three times not because he is visiting because he was invited. I could not decipher what did they see in him? One member from another blog states “I will never vote for the Aquino. Have they forgotten the massacre in 2004? Many of our brethren died that day”. DEal or no deal the Church will be ok. They should focus more of the welfare of the whole nation because if Noynoy wins with the INC’s help, it will effect the whole country including the brethren of the Church….in a bad way. Because of his incompetency, it is disaster waiting to happen.

      • ilda says:

        was told by a reliable sources that Noynoy was seen there three times not because he is visiting because he was invited.

        That to me, is not something that a man of integrity should be doing.

        So, the announcement of the endorsement wasn’t really a surprise to the LP I suppose. It seems that they have been courting the organization for a while now.

  12. JOn says:

    If you analyze it very closely, if I were a Noynoy supporter and if I was confronted by a Gordon supporter and start talking intelligently, I will look in to my cheat sheet and find something to defend him too. However, I don’t have anything to brag about Noynoy other than he is the son of Cory, spent many years in congress and as a senator doing absolutely nothing. But he is always present of all senate session. He was merely a spectator or an audience just enjoying the view. The only thing I can throw back to a Gordon supporter is garbage materials such as we have Kris, we have Boy Abunda, we have Jobert, we have Vice Ganda and syempre we have “Pokwang”. No wonder why our country is doomed to be in shambles and impending disaster when the Kamag-anak Inc. takes over the government. My fellow countrymen, it does not have to be this way. William Pesek, an American journalist states “The Philippines frustrates me. I absolutely love visiting the place, and its vast potential dates back decades when it was tipped to be the Japan of Southeast Asia. It’s got ample natural resources, a rapidly growing, largely English-speaking population and a physical beauty that borders on the otherworldly. It’s well positioned geographically to harness Asia’s rapid growth. ”. Are we going to allow history to repeat itself? I currently reside in the US; I still would like to see my homeland become a progressive country with a good effective leader like Senator Gordon. I already sent my share of $$$ donations for his campaign along with my coworkers to promote CHANGE in our democracy, but we can only do so much…it’s up to the voters now. I was lucky enough to help a friend to change his mind to vote for Gordon during his family visit in the US.

    • ilda says:

      It’s like this JOn, Filipinos can’t be bothered with deep analysis. The reason why they are voting for Noynoy is because they think he is safe. Since the media is saying he is good and everything will be ok once he is in Malacanang, for them it’s Ok – ayos na, no more thinking necessary – just go to the polling station on the 10th of May and write his name down. Filipinos are not really known for thinking about the consequences of their action. And then they will blame the government for everything.

      • JOn says:

        IIda, I think this is it. There will net be another Gordon around….he has to win this election in order for the whole nation to change….
        This video of Carmen Pedrosa (a columnist from Philippine Star) that I just stumbled in my FB just went to youtube to talk about Noynoy’s mental disorder. Help me pass this on to all the voters before May 10. people has the right to know who he really is. Our country can’t afford to be manage by a crazy person. Its slowly gaining momentum when it comes to viewers the last I checked it jumped from 3,000 to 13000 viewed.

      • ilda says:

        Ok JOn

        Will discuss with the brightest minds in AP and see what we can do! Thanks 🙂

      • CPCook says:

        Between Gordon and Noynoy, Noynoy has my vote. Gordon may be a good manager (although I am having questions about this), but Noynoy is the leader I think the Philippines needs at this time. Noynoy’s resume may be thin, but I don’t trust Gordon. Above all else, I think this election is about knowing (or trusting) that the person being elected is always for the nation. Noynoy spoke his truth quietly but clearly (it actually reminds me of Desiderata) e.g., RH Bill.

        Also, the only issue being thrown to Noynoy is Hacienda Luisita, but this is a totally a non-issue for me. Foremost is that Noynoy does not have control of Hacienda Luisita. He owns less than 2%. One way to put this is, try buying 10 shares of PLDT and let’s see what you can do. Second, I am against his plan to give away Hacienda Luisita. I think that as a matter of policy, the government should protect property ownership. Lastly, I think that the stock distribution option is actually very progressive mechanism. Rather than insisting of land distribution, the workers should make Hacienda Luisita should cooperate to make the company profitable because as shareholders, they are co-owners of the hacienda.

        I followed this election very closely, and given all the information available, I choose Noynoy.

      • BongV says:

        CPCOOK:

        He does not control HLI, he is being controlled by HLI 😆

        SDO – HLI version is not progressive – it is a switik job.

        crap.

      • ilda says:

        You did not even explain why you do not trust Gordon. That is unfair and too judgmental of you. You did not even try to get to know him and what he has done for the country. You would rather go for someone who is only perceived to be good and hasn’t done much.

        Why is Hacienda Luisita a non-issue for you? If Noynoy is going to use his mom and dad’s legacy to win votes, this should include Hacienda Luisita. He is only willing to give it away if he wins the election.

        Noynoy is not truthful. He does not even know exactly what is going on around him. He is just obsessed with winning. People around him are trying to convince him that he is a good person and probably blocking all the issues his opponents want him to address. He is incompetent.

        Try to read my article again and address each of my arguments if you can.

        If you really followed this election closely, you should know that the media is just playing with everyone and is always painting a good image of Noynoy. Don’t be duped by the media. Use your own judgment.

  13. Jon Abaca says:

    Whoever becomes the president, I will not remain silent and let people run this country to the ground. I won’t expect elected officials to keep their promises, irregardless of their family name.

    It’s time to build a guillotine. I’ve always wanted to build one. Maybe I’ll get to use it within the next six years.

  14. Ngerario no Sekai says:

    Noynoy is destined to win… Destined to bring our country to ruins…

    He wins… Then S***** happens to us… We people power… Then he becomes another Disgraced Aquino!

    What we really need is a change of constitution. Since the constitution is easily manipulated as clay… And we need a new one!

  15. JOn says:

    CARMEN PEDROSA TALKS ABOUT NOYNOY’S MENTAL DISORDER. EVERY FILIPINO HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW BEFORE ITS TO LATE……PASS THIS ON TO ALL FILIPINOS.

  16. red says:

    don’t know how else to contact you guys
    but i saw this news article just now, and it points to a massive drug factory in quezon and how it’s somehow linked to the funding of the LP… i don’t know how else to spread the word as fast as possible since the polls open in just a few hours… :-S
    this is scary information found almost too late…?

    http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/256537/pasg-uncovers-int-l-drug-base-island-quezon

    • ilda says:

      Thanks for the link >b>red

      Unfortunately, the people have already cast their vote and if the above allegations are true, kawawa ang Pinoy.

      Will use the material for future reference.

      Cheers 🙂

  17. Ma Xianding says:

    I rather trust Gordon who did a lot than Noynoy who did nothing.

  18. ArticleRequest says:

    Noynoy: “honesty, integrity..trustworthiness.. source of inspiration…””

    I honestly don’t know why EVERY Noynoyista and the LP comes up with that as an argument. That’s a good start for an AP article!

    If a Noynoyista gets cornered on why Noynoy is a good presidentiable and has no way out they ALWAYS resort to that. Closure needed please.

  19. Iam4NOYNOY says:

    With all due respect, your agreements do not persuade. As the Vice-President of the country, Mar, if elected, is not mandated to await the death or disability of the President. He is duty bound to assist the President and to share in the responsibility to govern the country. Noynoy’s statement is nothing more than a delegation of task which is only proper. It is not an attempt to escape accountability. Perhaps, you have been accustomed to the long standing political culture of Presidents killing their VPs’ political career, especially if not an ally, so much so that you equate job delegation with job infidelity.

    It is petty to think that Noynoy would run because he knew Mar would shoulder all the responsibilities and be accountable for them. Noynoy has never been involved in corruption or any issues that will suggest that he is that kind of man. His family has no such record. And even without this background, such assertion is ridiculous. Ninez has been Cory’s critic since time immemorial.

    Assuming without conceding that Noynoy is not a humble man. Today is not the time to be humble. Noynoy is leading in the surveys, which the opposition (NP) never disputed until Villar’s popularity plummeted. It is but natural to assert himself. Otherwise, his rivals would have already succeeded in toppling him from the number one spot. I am not a political analyst but this is something that even a high school student can easily understand.

    You can attack his performance as a public official. That is valid and reasonable. But do not attack his integrity. Let the people who trust in his honesty and integrity vote for him. We are not morons. We live in a democratic country where each citizen has a freedom to choose and whose choice will dominate if proven majority. You are free to write whatever pleases you within the bounds of law but please, do not underestimate your audience. And you thought this article would have convinced people to walk away from Noynoy.

    • BongV says:

      But do not attack his integrity. Let the people who trust in his honesty and integrity vote for him. We are not morons.

      If you don’t get what HLI has got to with integrityOr what HLI has got to do with 8 bills in three years, while disbursing pork barrel you are indeed a moron.

      i don’t mind if your vote for noynoy will only affect you and you only

      – but it will also affect me – and everytime noynoy makes a stupid choice, which has already been sounded off before the election, i will remind you morons – of your moronic choice

      • Iam4NOYNOY says:

        Do you have evidence to show that Noynoy pocketed his pork barrel? What stupid choice has he made yet? Of course, the majority decision will affect you. If you can’t accept it, go somewhere else where your opinion will go unchallenged or just go back in time before EDSA I where free will is non-existent. Also, since you think you are so great and brilliant, tell your congressman whose salary you pay for to do something to convene an assembly and propose a change in the Constitution so the qualifications of a presidential aspirant will be amended according to what only you think is proper. Never mind what and how others think and feel.

        Do not call people a moron. They may be paying more taxes and occupying a more significant role in society than you do.

      • Parallax says:

        you’re the one forcing noynoy’s imaginary integrity down our throats, then YOU SHOULD SHOW US what he spent his P200M pork barrel on to benefit tarlac.

        o, ano? wala ‘no?

      • ChinoF says:

        Noynoy has never been involved in corruption or any issues that will suggest that he is that kind of man. His family has no such record.

        There’s so much proof of otherwise, and you’re shutting off yourself from it.

        Do you have evidence to show that Noynoy pocketed his pork barrel?

        Then where did he spend it? SM or Glorietta?

        What stupid choice has he made yet?

        Running in this election.

        just go back in time before EDSA I where free will is non-existent

        Ahem… was free will non-existent? Oh my God, you mean I could only go to the bathroom at will only after 1986? 😛

        Do not call people a moron.

        You deserve to be called morons when your action is moronic. 😛 Best defend your actions several years later, when Noynoy has done his thing.

        But do not attack his integrity.

        Why not? Is he Jesus Christ? Can he really prove that his integrity is that perfect? There should be proof, or there would not be pointing out of wasted Senate money and the bringing up of the Luisita issue as well. As the guys here say, HLI totally rips apart the integrity argument.

        Sorry, your arguments continue to point to blind fanaticism for the person and flagrant disregard of strong proof of what we say against him.

      • BenK says:

        Why does he have to have evidence Noynoy pocketed his pork barrel? Who’s the elected official required by law to publicly account for his spending, Bong or Noynoy?

      • Jay says:

        Do not call people a moron. They may be paying more taxes and occupying a more significant role in society than you do.

        Two words noynoy fan. noblesse oblige. Did he and his parents ever take responsibility in uplifiting Pinoy society, despite the fact their family being in some form of political power since 1898, and the apex of that being Cory hitting the presidential seat in 1986?
        Did Noynoy himself, with all that power and influence, ever take responsibility being in the Senate for so much longer (longer than Mr. Gordon) to pass more laws, talk about pinoy society issues that needed to be addressed and start his campaign then to help end corrupion?

        Besides they probably pay less taxes considering many of the affluent in the country practice tax evasion or exploit some loophole for government kickback, whether it be business related or not. Besides don’t get to the whole tax issue.

      • ilda says:

        @ Iam4NOYNOY

        The 50 percent to 80 percent job share Noynoy is proposing is going to be a first in the history of the vice presidency in the Philippines. The Vice President usually does not wield much day-to-day political power, but is still considered an important member of the cabinet. The tradition has always been for the Vice President to be given the highest-ranking cabinet portfolio. This is proof Noynoy is already scared of the responsibility he is facing.

        As stated somewhere in the net:

        If the president is not present, dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to fulfill his or her duties, the vice president will generally serve as president. In many presidential systems, the vice president sometimes assumes some of the ceremonial duties of the president, such as attending functions and events that the actual president may be too busy to attend; the Vice President of the United States, for example, often attends funerals of world leaders on behalf of the President. In this capacity, the vice president may thus assume the role of a de facto symbolic head of state, a position which is lacking in a system of government where the powers of head of state and government are fused.

        You can’t say that Ninez is just being critical because she has valid points. Noynoy hasn’t even won yet and he’s already scared of the huge responsibility. It’s so typical of a Noynoy supporter to dismiss someone as just being critical without understanding the message. I am tempted to do the same with you but I want you to remember what you are saying for the next six years if ever Noynoy wins. I am willing to eat my words if I am proven wrong but the fact that Ninez has been writing about the Aquinos for the longest time is enough evidence that Noynoy will deliver mediocre performance.

        Here’s a look at past VP’s and their porfolios:

        The first person elected to the position of Vice-President under the constitution was Sergio Osmeña. Elected together with Manuel L. Quezonin the first Philippine national elections, Osmena was given the highest-ranking cabinet portfolio with inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines in November, 1935. Prior to independence in 1946, that cabinet portfolio was Secretary of Public Instruction, which had once been reserved only for the Vice Governor-General (an American). Vice-President Osmena held that position from 1935–1939, and a similar portfolio in the War Cabinet during World War II.

        After independence, the highest-ranking cabinet position became that of Secretary of Foreign Affairs (it is still the highest-ranking cabinet portfolio in official protocol to this day), which was given to Vice-President Elpidio Quirino. Vice-President Fernando Lopez declined the Foreign Affairs portfolio when he became Quirino’s Vice-President in 1949. However, Vice-Presidents Carlos P. Garcia and Emmanuel Pelaez also held the Foreign Affairs portfolio, a tradition revived in the Fifth Republic, with Vice-PresidentsSalvador Laurel and Teofisto Guingona, Jr. holding the Foreign Affairs portfolio. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo served as Secretary of Social Welfare and Development. Other Cabinet positions with no Secretary title was given to Joseph Estrada as Chairman of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission and Noli de Castro as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.

        Alone of the Vice-Presidents of the Third Republic, Diosdado Macapagal was not given any cabinet position, since he was the first Vice-President elected who did not come from the same party as the incumbent.

        Arturo Tolentino was proclaimed Vice-President-elect by the Regular batasang Pambansa in 1986. He took his oath as Vice-President February 16, 1986 before Chief Justice Ramon Aquino but, because of popular belief that the elections had been rigged, he never actually served as Vice President. Within a week after Tolentino’s oath, the so-called People Power Revolution brought down the Marcos regime. On February 25, 1986 Corazon Aquino and Salvador H. Laurel were sworn in as President and Vice-President.[2]

        WHY DO YOU THINK NOYNOY HAS INTEGRITY? Doing nothing is worse than doing the actual crime because he has not done much to prevent other people from doing bad things like accumulating wealth at the expense of the people. His position in the Senate is very powerful and influential but he did not utilise his power to help uplift the nation.

        I will paste here again excerpts from my article because you haven’t address the issues I brought up like the fact that he is not even willing to concede in case he loses the election. He is too full of himself.

        “People are wrong in thinking that Noynoy is humble. A humble person will not utter such bold statements as “If the counting of the votes is accurate, we will be victorious” He even dared to say that the bloody demonstration in Thailand will be insignificant if there is a failure of elections. He was suggesting that he does not care about risks of disruption to business, exposing innocent lives to danger, or destabilizing society. He is of the opinion that it is already a secure win for him and any other result is unacceptable. That is not an attitude of someone who is humble. Someone who is humble is someone who still believes that there is a possibility that people actually prefer another candidate other than him. Noynoy Aquino is full of himself.

        A humble person would have admitted that he had an unfair advantage over other candidates because of his popularity and media connections especially his sister who is a movie star. A humble person would have admitted from the beginning that he plans to job share with Mar because he is not competent enough on his own.

        Noynoy supporters are wrong in thinking that Noynoy will listen to the people. Over the whole campaign season there has been no evidence of him listening. The people around him seem to have busied themselves protecting Noynoy from all the news that was unfavorable to him. He has not addressed any of the issues. Any further calls for a presidential debate were considered too insignificant by Noynoy. This further insulted the thinking class. If he had addressed issues that were important to his opponents, people could have had the chance to see the real Noynoy. Instead, he was unavailable, too committed or uninterested. Noynoy is not someone who will listen to the people.

        He does not even care that the SWS or Puls Asia surveys owned and operated by his family and friends were conducting surveys that suspiciously had him on top all the time. And the media owners who also have alliances with the Liberal Party, marched to all this in lockstep releasing the same poll results to the public to make everyone believe that their man is always winning.”

        Ms. sayang ang boto mo.

      • BongV says:

        Do you have evidence to show that Noynoy pocketed his pork barrel?

        Why has Nonoy not disclosed his pork barrel disbursements then? Is that being honest? Flight is evidence of guilt. Likewise, Non-disclosure of pork barrel  spending is evidence of guilt

        What stupid choice has he made yet?

        Is he even going to make a choice at all? :lol

        Of course, the majority decision will affect you. If you can’t accept it, go somewhere else where your opinion will go unchallenged or just go back in time before EDSA I where free will is non-existent.

        That’s why I have migrated – already LEFT A LONG TIME AGO  😆

        Also, since you think you are so great and brilliant, tell your congressman whose salary you pay for to do something to convene an assembly and propose a change in the Constitution so the qualifications of a presidential aspirant will be amended according to what only you think is proper.

        Never mind what and how others think and feel.

        Look if others want to douse themselves in gasoline and light themsleves up – be my guest. But when your dousing yourself – threatens public welfare – I have the right to hose you down.

        Do not call people a moron. They may be paying more taxes and occupying a more significant role in society than you do.

        With more reason to call them morons. They pay more taxes, and have high positions – and vote for Noynoy – e talagang morons  😆

    • BenK says:

      “Do not attack his integrity.”

      Did you just blow in from Stupid Town? What part of not doing any work as a legislator exemplifies integrity to you? Or covering for Arroyo with the whole ‘Hello, Garci’ thing? Or constantly flip-flopping his positions on key issues like HLI? Or for that matter, justifying murder at HLI?

      His vaunted ‘integrity’ is a lie. If you can’t see it, you’re naive at best. If you won’t see it, you’re doing your own country harm.

      • Iam4NOYNOY says:

        How can you say that he did not do his work as a legislator? Did he not propose bills? Was he absent during deliberations? You can say someone is inefficient but that does not mean he has no integrity.

        I am not from Stupid Town. People just see things differently and that fact must be respected.

      • BenK says:

        I can say he did not do his work as legislator, because he didn’t. Go to the Senate website and look up the facts. He proposed 9 bills, did not write any of those solely by himself. None passed. He himself said in an interview that he believed there are enough laws already, which begs the question, why did he seek a job as a LAWMAKER, if he was not going to actually do that?

        Lito Lapid proposed more bills than Noynoy, actually got one passed, and Lito Lapid is a cardboard cut-out of a real person. That whacko Trillanes actually got two laws passed, and he’s in jail. Manny Villar who spends more of his time on his own business of lining his pockets actually produced 407 various pieces of legislation in the same period Noynoy produced 9. 9 that he introduced with someone else, so the amount of the work done that was really his is an open question.

        But hey, at least you made me chuckle. I think “I am not from Stupid Town” would make an awesome t-shirt.

    • Parallax says:

      He is duty bound to assist the President and to share in the responsibility to govern the country. Noynoy’s statement is nothing more than a delegation of task which is only proper. It is not an attempt to escape accountability.

      when you become vice president of whatever organization someday and your president tells you that he’ll need you to fix up to 80% of HIS problems he will encounter (regardless of YOUR share of the tasks and problems), you’ll find that you need to revisit what “delegation” means.

  20. V says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Noynoy and I will be your president. On behalf of the Cojuangcos and all of the oligarchs, I would like to welcome you to my administration, non-stop brown-outs from June 30,2010 to June 30, 2016. Our administration will last 52584 hours, much of which I will dedicate to smoking and taking a nap. We will be having a Peso-Dollar Exchange Rate of $1=PHP100. At this time, make sure your assets and valuables are protected from my mishandling of the country. Also make sure your yellow ribbon is correctly fastened. Also, we advise you that as of this moment, any green, red, blue and especially orange clothing must be turned disposed of. Thank you.

    We remind you that this is a smoking administration. Smoking is allowed in the entire country, including all public places especially in the Malacañang. Tampering with, disabling or destroying smoke detectors will be allowed by law.

    If you have any questions about our administration, please hesitate while I sleep in my new cozy pad called Malacañang. Thank you.

  21. joey says:

    voting for noynoy is like making a student pass a subject based on his personality alone regardless of all his absences and marks on tests and quizzes.

  22. Granny says:

    GOOD LUCK TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE FOR THE NOYNOY’S ADMINISTRATION. KUNG WALANG KURAKOT, MANGONGORAKOT.

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