Three-step process Noynoy needs to take to become President

Every day that’s gone by since his “presumptive win” in this year’s elections, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III turns into a bigger and bigger chump. As we follow the self-created drama that now embroils his first step into the Presidency — the “big” issue of his oath taking (the bigness of this issue an ironic but laughable resullt of his and his media lackeys’ own doing) — we find more and more of his own Yellow Army coming to their senses and re-aligning themselves with the correct argument.

Most recently it is Mr Ahrrrneo himself, Fr Joaquin Bernas who speaks out [my boldface]:

It is known that Senator Aquino toyed with the idea of taking his oath before a barangay captain. It could have been a gesture of thanksgiving to the masses who elected him to office. As it turns out, however, it might not be just a barong Tagalog which a barangay captain lacks but also legal authority. But contrary to what the Malacañang “constitutionalist” Saludo claims, the Constitution does not obligate Aquino to take his oath before Corona. Nevertheless, taking the oath before the Chief Justice would be an assurance, addressed to an anxious public, that he does not intend to be a rogue President and that he recognizes the Court as a co-equal body, warts and all. If he has any qualms about it, he might assuage his feelings by remembering what someone greater than he said about the Pharisees: Listen to what they say but do not do what they do.

Even that old lapdog that belted out the loudest yipping over most of the entirety of the Yelllow One’s campaign is calling for a bigger person to emerge from the stooped frame of the soon-to-be President of our great Republic…

[Noynoy Aquino] is the president now in all but the formality of being sworn in, and should begin being the president of his nation and not of his party.

It’s time, Mr Noynoy Aquino to come out of your politician’s-son frame of mind and take the following three-step-process to becoming the person the Filipino people elected you to be:

* * *

Step 1: Be a Man

Grasp the bull by the horns rather than sidestepping it while cloaking your groin with a yellow cape. Your pedigree got you to where you are, but consider for a moment how space-bound vehicles shed their booster rockets after escaping the Earth’s gravity as they enter the next stage of their voyages. You need to do the same with your 1980’s emo politics. The next stage of your journey — the next six years you face — requires a different engine to propel it.

Step 2: Be a Statesman

Throwing tantrums about who the Chief Justice is (among others non-issues you’ve raised in the last few weeks) no longer cuts it, bossing. Despite your riding on the illustrious backs of your parents, you are no “revolutionary” (though you somehow hoodwinked an entire army of bozos into thinking so). The real tragedy here is that you now seem to plan to continue wearing this revolutionary’s costume into the Office of the President. If you want to do things differently, Noyboy, show us that you can influence with words and subtle persuasion skills rather than deferring to the perverted sense of entitlement that you continue exhibiting.

Step 3: Be a Leader

By creating divisiveness and undermining institutions with your glib adolescent edicts, you simply shoot yourself on the foot. A real leader points in the direction of a remote goal, looks back at his troops one last time, and yells “Let’s go over there and kick ass!” before charging forward. In the unlikely event that you even manage that battle cry, the REAL TEST will be when you glance back midway through your charge: Will there be people charging behind you with swords drawn as well? That is the question you need to ask yourself, Noyboy. Make sure you don’t trip over yourself as you shuffle into that comfy seat in Malacanang.

* * *

Right now you rely on reports of American “endorsement” of your “mandate” to assure the nation of your entitlement. You even dispatched your lackeys in the Media to publish stories that imply how “powerful messages” to effect that assurance necessarily come from representatives of old colonial masters:

Flowing from this fundamental premise, [US ambassador to the Philippines, Harry Thomas Jr]’s visit implicitly recognized the result of this credible electoral exercise—that Aquino had won an overwhelming mandate, in fact, a landslide victory, in the first automated election count system in this country’s history.

All the while we are now seeing some indications that the election that gave you that deep sigh of relief from your campaign may not be so perfect after all. In case you hadn’t noticed Mr Noyboy and Mr Inquirer Editor, sovereign institutions within the Republic are working frantically to turn the election results into an official outcome. That outcome will not come from a foreign dignitary’s handshake. It will come from due process that exists within the sovereign framework of the Republic.

Are you going to rest easy from hereon, assured that your “landslide” victory and that golden handshake from the American Ambassador served yours and your Kamaganak Inc’s interests even as uncertainty continues to grip appointments to the other posts in the government you will be presiding over in the next six years?

Or are you gonna re-double your efforts to ensure that all the loose-ends get tucked in — even those that don’t normally serve your personal agenda?

The answer to those questions, President-Elect Noynoy Aquino lies in how successfully you step up in three steps and grow up.


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25 Responses to Three-step process Noynoy needs to take to become President

  1. J.B. says:

    1-3 are tall orders for Noynoy but who knows he’ll do at least one of it after realizing that assailing the supreme court decision is downright unassailable.

    I wonder who among his legal troop Noynoy consulted from on his stand. Bernas, a constitutional expert, should have been few to be consulted first.

    • benign0 says:

      Actually it is his advisers that are really suspect here. I wonder how the people who surround him could actually allow this guy to stumble from one gaffe to another…

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  3. noynoy says:

    parekoy, be original naman. parang nabasa ko na to kahapon a, open letter to me from mang sionel. only this one is cheaply worded, cliche-ridden and it reeks bitterness over my victory. don’t worry benigno baby, i will make it up to you. ano yun? be a man, be a statesman, be a leader. soooo original! c’mon loverboy, you can do better than that . (=

    • benign0 says:

      Yes, it is quite simple, dude. Noynoy should be a man, be a statesman, and be a leader.

      Kung baga the call to President-Elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III can be summed up thus:

      Step up in three steps™ 😀

      The question is, if Noynoy had not been able to exhibit those three simple and “unoriginal” qualities during his campaign (which supposedly would be him putting his best foot forward before the people), what would be the basis for expecting even more than that once he is sitting in Malacanang?

      Yes, please. “Make it up” not for me, but to the Filipino people.

      We will be watching.

      You can tell your FV pals that too. 😉

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

    • Dr. José Rizal II says:

      Noynoy, please don’t give us a government run like hell by Filipinos!

      • NFA rice says:

        I love that quote. Manuel L. Quezon was either an idiot twat or a brilliant prophet!

      • J.B. says:

        He’s good in trumpeting the value of national freedom from the claws of US except that he’s not good mathematician.

        Quezon miscalculated that half a century hence, according to BongV, for every Gordon, there would be 40+ Noynoys or 30+ Eraps.

      • killem says:

        the proper quote should be… “”I would rather have a country run like hell by Filipinos than a country run like heaven by the Americans, because however a bad Filipino government might be, we can always change it.”

        dont misquote someone to favor your proposition… leave the misquoting to abscbn and inquirer =)

      • ChinoF says:

        Still, he preferred his country to be run like hell… so one can question whether he loves his country at all. 😉

  4. innagadda54 says:

    I find this notion of him being a leader just laughable. He never was one. Now he is supposed to flip on a switch and be one?

    His alibi for running was people demanded it. If your kid demands ice cream for breakfast does not make it right.

  5. benign0 says:

    Run like hell by Filipino politicians is one thing. Run like hell by Filipino voters is another. Noynoy Aquino is an embodiment of the tyranny of the latter. 😀

  6. benign0 says:

    Poor old Conrado de Quiros. All he can latch on now is to some nebulous idea of “hope” for the future of our sad nation:

    I am hopeful Noynoy Aquino can do it. I am hopeful Noynoy Aquino will do it. As it was during the time of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini, he can make this nation great again. He has to.

    Feel the pained way that the word “hope” is bandied in the above platitude. Very palpable, isn’t it?

    That’s because this “hope” that de Quiros encourages us to harbour lacks basis and is devoid of substance.

    Look back not only to Noynoy’s campaign but to his entire track record as a politician. On what basis can we expect much from this flaccid excuse for a “president”?

    Just a bit of food for thought for a people bent on doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. 😀

  7. ChinoF says:

    De Quiros is all out of hope… somebody give him a pack of cigarettes… 😆

  8. ArticleRequest says:

    Noynoy Aquino is the most Competent and Credible Candidate to be the Next President of the Philippines
    by Wilfrido Villacorta

    I AM FOR NOYNOY because

    1. Only an incorruptible leader like Noynoy would have the determination and the daring to combat rampant corruption– the root of poverty and injustice in our country;

    2. Noynoy has a legacy to protect, and this legacy has concretely manifested itself in his personal life and public-service record;

    3. Noynoy’s achievements have lived up to his advocacy to serve the poor and the underprivileged; and

    4. Noynoy has the competence and credibility to represent our nation in the global arena and is the best leader who can rebuild our international image.

    A. State of the Land

    What problems will the next President face? In order to fully appreciate what kind of leader is needed by our people at this point in our nation’s history, let us examine the present Philippine condition and its implications for the next generations:

    · The Philippines is in the list of “In danger of becoming a failed state,” in the company of Bhutan, Cambodia, Togo, Bolivia, Comoros, Moldova, Angola and Azerbaijan (The Fund for Peace, 2009 Failed States Index study).

    Indicators of a Failed State:

    • a highly ineffective central government without full control over much of its territory and over rampant criminality and public corruption,

    • inability to provide adequate public services and infrastructure,

    • big numbers of economic and/or political refugees and involuntary movement of populations, and

    • wide social inequality and sharp decline in economic opportunities and wealth distribution.
    · The Philippines risks having the highest poverty incidence in East Asia: “If our low growth rates continue into the future, the ADB projects that our poverty incidence will remain at a range of 21 to 28% by 2020—the highest in East Asia. The poverty incidence would be higher that those of Cambodia, Mongolia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam” (Dr. Fernando Aldaba, Poverty in the Philippines, Asian Development Bank, 2009).

    · It is the poor children who are the primary victims of the consequences of massive poverty: malnutrition, disease and substandard education.

    · Severe malnutrition, which has afflicted 24.6% of Filipino children, is linked to more than half of child deaths, poor cognitive development and low productivity. According to the Council for the Welfare of Children, malnutrition is not only the effect of inequity but it is among the factors that give rise to conditions that create inequities.

    · The UNESCO’s Education-for- All Global Monitoring Report for 2010 on the Philippines: “There is a real danger that the country will fail to achieve universal primary education by 2015.” Its net enrolment ratio in 2007, where about one million children are out of school, is “comparable with countries at far lower levels of average income, such as Zambia, and below the levels attained by other countries in the region, such as Indonesia.” The gap separating the poorest 20% from the rest of society is far wider than in most countries in the region.

    · It is estimated by NGOs that about 60,000–100,000 children are trafficked annually. Such trafficking cases are increasing.

    · The Department of Social Welfare and Development reports that anywhere between 60,000 to 600,000 street children are victims of child prostitution. The Philippines ranks fourth among countries with the most number of prostituted children. A study by the Psychological Trauma Program of the University of the Philippines notes that prostitution may now be the country’s fourth largest source of GNP.

    (http://www.unicef. org/philippines/ 8895_9845. html)


    For an archipelagic nation, we have ironically one of the worst maritime transport facilities and regulation. We are notorious for having one of the highest incidence of annual maritime disasters, and one of the worst road traffic and accidents in Asia.

    • The World Health Organization, whose regional HQ is in Manila, has been imploring our government to control the production of firecrackers that become more potent each year and to strictly ban the use of guns for holiday revelry. In the region, we have the highest rate of fireworks- and gun-related injuries and deaths during new-year celebrations. We are infamous for widespread electoral fraud and violence and for being the transit point for illegal drugs, gun smuggling and human trafficking.

    • In last year’s first National Summit for Firearms Control, Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa referred to the 2005 Report of the World Health Organization and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, which showed that the Philippines ranked 10th in the number of gun homicide rates worldwide. He revealed that the current estimate of loose firearms in the country is now at 1,110,372.

    • Personal ownership of guns and carrying them in public are justified by the need for self-defense against criminals. But the PNP report in the Firearms Control Summit indicated that of the 5,752 crime incidents recorded in 2008, 6,030 involved firearms, 5,999 of which were loose firearms and only 31 licensed. In addition, the most common crimes committed with loose firearms from 2006 to 2008 consistently included murder, homicide, physical injury and robbery.

    These transgressions that we see everyday are mostly due to corruption in law enforcement and the consequent impunity enjoyed by wrongdoers.

    · Half of our national budget’s allocations are lost to “s.o.p.’s” or bribery. Targets for tax collection are not met and our national debt payments keep on rising because of corruption.

    · Public education, health, infrastructure and financial services do not meet world standards because of corruption. It is poor governance that is behind unmitigated poverty, civil unrest and insurgency in the countryside.

    · Foreign investors avoid our country because of the high cost of business rooted in corruption. Because there are not enough jobs, millions leave for overseas employment. Medicines and medical care are beyond the reach of most Filipinos. Even the magnitude of damage inflicted by natural disasters has been exacerbated by corrupt mismanagement.

    The Asian Development Bank has repeatedly expressed its concern for the Philippines, a country with so much potential and yet mired in poverty and social inequality. In its study of Critical Development Constraints in the Philippines, the Philippines scored lowest among countries with similar per capita GDP levels on control of corruption, as well as on political stability and rule of law since 2002. The study indicated that the Philippines had lost momentum in controlling corruption, and had allowed Viet Nam and Indonesia to surpass it in economic performance.

    In 2009 Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, the Philippines is ranked 139th out of the 180 countries surveyed. We are way behind Singapore, which placed as the 2nd least perceived to be corrupt; South Korea, 39th; Malaysia, 56th; Thailand, 84th and Indonesia, 111th.

    B. Needed: An incorruptible leader with the determination and the daring to combat corruption.

    If your company is sinking because it is ridden with corruption and you are looking for a CEO, what would be the principal quality that you will look for in the candidates for the position? Wouldn’t it be good character?

    Character is Noynoy’s strength. His character embodies his parents’ legacy: integrity, decency, commitment to democracy and people’s welfare, a modest lifestyle.

    We all know that the main problem of our country is poverty. As we have said, the root of poverty of most Filipinos is corrupt governance. It is corruption that deprives the poor of access to essential public infrastructure, services and opportunities to improve their lives. For this reason, corruption is the worst violation of human rights in the Philippines.

    In order to extricate the nation from its wretched condition, the next President must not only be incorruptible but must have the audacity to dismiss corrupt officials and file charges against them. He can have this courage and determination only if he has had an unblemished record of public service and has not violated any law. Fortunately, we have found a leader with a clear moral compass.

    C. Noynoy has a legacy to protect, and this legacy has concretely manifested itself in his public-service record.

    Some critics are saying that Noynoy is simply riding on the fame of his parents. They ask, how can we be sure that he will be as committed as Ninoy and Cory were to the Filipino people?

    We must not forget that Noynoy, along with his sisters, experienced firsthand the ordeals that his parents courageously underwent and the sacrifices that they had to make: the persecution of his father and their family during martial law; the threats to the newly restored democracy after EDSA (he almost died when the coup plotters attacked Malacanang), the crusade of Cory for good governance. The values of Ninoy and Cory could not but have a lasting impact on Noynoy’s character formation.

    Text Box: On 25 August 1973, when Noynoy was only 13 years old, his father wrote him a letter—to bequeath to his only son the legacy of the Aquino family and to pass on to him the responsibility of caring for his mother and sisters and of “living with honor”: “You are my only son. You carry my name and the name of my father. I have no material wealth to leave you. I never had time to make money while I was in the hire of our people. For this I am very sorry. …The only valuable asset I can bequeath to you now is the name you carry. I have tried my best during my years of public service to keep that name untarnished and respected, unmarked by sorry compromises for expediency. I now pass it on to you, as good, I pray, as when my father, your grandfather passed it on to me. “Forgive me for passing unto your young shoulders the great responsibility for our family. I trust you will love your mother and your sisters and lavish them with the care and protection I would have given them. … “Look after your two younger sisters with understanding and affection. … Finally, stand by your mother as she stood beside me through the buffeting winds of crisis and uncertainties firm and resolute and uncowed. I pray to God, you inherit her indomitable spirit and her rare brand of silent courage. “I had hopes of introducing you to my friends, showing you the world and guide you through the maze of survival. I am afraid, you will now have to go it alone without your guide. The only advice I can give you: Live with honor and follow your conscience. “There is no greater nation on earth than our Motherland. No greater people than our own. Serve them with all your heart, with all your might and with all your strength. Son, the ball is now in your hands.”

    “Son, the ball is now in your hands.” These prophetic words of Ninoy were in his letter written ten years before he was assassinated in August 1983. As the one whose destiny it was to be the people’s candidate, would Noynoy dishonor the noble legacy of his parents? Having witnessed the people’s outpouring of love and respect for his parents during their funerals, wouldn’t Noynoy reciprocate their trust by protecting the good name of his father and mother?

    D. Noynoy’s achievements live up to his advocacies.

    Who says that Noynoy has no advocacy and does not assert the principles he believes in? Who claims that he has no experience and achievements?

    Noynoy’s advocacy is clear and uncompromising. He believes that a true working democracy provides not only political freedoms but a better life for all Filipinos. A working democracy must be able to provide jobs, education, social services and equitable economic prosperity for everyone, not just the privileged few.

    In his eleven years as a Representative and a Senator, Noynoy has faithfully served the Filipino people. He is now Chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government and Co-chair of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He is a member of, among others, the Committees on Economic Affairs, Education, Environment and Natural Resources, Justice and Human Rights, Peace, Trade and Commerce, and Urban Planning, Housing and Development.

    The following were the bills he sponsored in the Senate, which reflect his pro-poor, pro-good governance conviction:

    · Senate Bill No. 1370–granting an annual productivity incentive to all workers in the private sector;

    · Senate Bill No. 1719–limiting the re-appointment of presidential nominees by-passed by the Commission on Appointments;

    · Senate Bill No. 1710 –banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council who has already served the full term;

    · Senate Bill No. 2035–requiring the regular maintenance and preservation of all public infrastructures;

    · Senate Bill No. 2036–increasing the penalties for non-compliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 6727;

    · Senate Bill 2159–adopting the doctrine of superior responsibility to all actions involving military personnel, members of the Philippine National Police and other civilians involved in law enforcement;

    · Senate Bill 2160–amending Section 4 of RA 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act to further restrict exemptions to the requirement of public bidding;

    · Senate Bill 2978–amending the DILG Act to further clarify the relationship between local chief executives and their respective local police chiefs; and

    · Senate Bill 3121–the Budget Impoundment Control Act—strengthening legislative oversight over executive spending.

    Before he was elected to the Senate, Noynoy served three terms as a member of the House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. He was Deputy Speaker of the 13th Congress and was a member of the Committees of Banks & Financial Intermediaries, Energy Export Promotion, and Public Order & Safety.

    One of his key legislative initiatives was to make the procurement of the petroleum, oil and lubricants requirements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines transparent by requiring public bidding.

    Among his priority bills were House Bill No. 4251–granting annual productivity incentives to all workers in the private sector; House Bill No. 4397–strengthening the regulatory power of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to effectively enforce consumer laws; House Bill No. 4252–increasing the penalties for non-compliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers; House Bill No. 3616–extending the reglementary period for the educational qualification for PNP members; and House Bill No. 1842 –providing for the codification of criminal laws.

    He introduced House Resolution No. 65–inquiry in aid of legislation into the policies and processes of the Energy Regulatory Commission in granting rate increases to electric utilities, and House Resolution No. 788–creating a select Congressional Oversight Committee on intelligence funds to check and study the use of intelligence funds by government agencies to ensure that funds allocated therefore are utilized for the purpose they are intended.

    He initiated an amendment to the General Appropriations Act requiring public bidding in the purchase of petroleum, oil and lubricant products for the Department of National Defense.

    In 2004, he was stripped of his post as Deputy Speaker after he joined leaders of the Liberal Party in calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the height of the “Hello Garci” scandal.

    A man of strong convictions, he lived up to his constitutional responsibility as an opposition Senator to fiscalize the executive branch of government. Noynoy thoroughly examined the General Appropriations Act for 2009 and proposed key amendments to the 2009 GAA that seek to tighten congressional oversight on the executive’s use of public funds.

    He has consistently championed human rights and people’s participation. Noynoy has sought the proper relocation of informal settlers and the delineation of authority of parties involved in demolitions such as the MMDA.

    Through his privilege speeches, Noynoy has drawn attention to the plight of desaparecidos and victims of extra-judicial killings. He is also part of the bicameral debates on the Anti-Torture Act.

    He introduced substantial amendments to the Cooperative Code to make it more responsive to the needs of the marginalized sector for whom the code was enacted.

    Noynoy actively participated in the hearings that investigated the alleged misuse of public funds, such as the ZTE-NBN deal, the “Euro Generals” and the Fertilizer Fund scam. These hearings highlighted the need for increased transparency and accountability in the disbursal of taxpayers’ money.

    Noynoy was vigilant in the hearings regarding the sale of TRANSCO and PNOC-EDC. He questioned the sale of revenue-generating assets of these two key corporations prior to their privatization.

    Noynoy has also had executive experience in the private sector. His first job, at age 23, was at the Philippine Business for Social Progress (1983). It was interrupted by the tragedy of his father’s assassination on 21 August 1983. He had always to be at the side of his mother and sisters during these difficult times. Two years later, he took up managerial and marketing positions at Nike Philippines and Mondragon Philippines (1985-1986). When his mother became President, Noynoy left Mondragon for reasons of delicadeza. He joined their family corporations: Strata Assurance Corp. as its vice-president, and the Best Security Agency Corporation as its vice-president and treasurer (1986-1993). He later worked for the Central Azucarera de Tarlac, starting out as executive assistant for administration and later, becoming field services manager (1993-1996). It was again out of delicadeza that Noynoy entered politics only in 1998, six years after the term of office of his mother. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998 and was re-elected in 2001 and 2004.

    I believe that I have provided more than sufficient evidence of Noynoy’s achievements and have amply demonstrated that his achievements have been consistent with his avowed principles. But the greatest proof of his competence to be President is that he has upheld his integrity. He never abused his status as a member of the presidential family during and after President Cory’s term, and never took advantage of his positions as Congressman and Senator. Integrity – the proven resolve and capability to remain honest, transparent and accountable despite one’s possession of immense power and influence – is the best competency for any office, whether public or private.

    E. Noynoy has the competence and credibility to represent our nation and to rebuild our
    international image.

    Because of our dismal record in governance that has led to wretched conditions for most of our people, our international image has suffered tremendously. We are known as a nation of servants, as a laggard in economic development, as a center of crime and corruption in Asia.

    Once elected, Noynoy can draw from the goodwill and good name that Cory and Ninoy Aquino had built for the Filipino people, as he strives to repair the tattered image of our country. As one retired senior diplomat pointed out, “for the Philippines, the best foreign policy is domestic reform and decisive action on national issues.” A nation is only as strong internationally as its national conditions allow it to be.

    Having been exposed internationally, having been formally trained in economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, and having had extensive experience as a statesman, Noynoy is comfortable in the company of foreign leaders. I was with him when Thai Prime Minister Abhisit visited him at the Sofitel last August, to extend his condolences. I felt very proud to see Noynoy conduct himself as befits a future head of government, discussing international issues such as the global recession and the future of free trade in ASEAN with such depth and confidence.

    Singapore’s Foreign Minister George Yeo met with him last November during the latter’s visit to Manila. It was a significant opportunity for the Minister to get a glimpse of Noynoy’s views on foreign relations.

    I am fully convinced that it is Noynoy who can best represent our nation internationally. Under his watch, the Philippines will once more be a leading member of ASEAN. With the restoration of respect for our country and our people’s dignity, our diplomats will be more effective in advancing our national interests in negotiations with our strategic and trade partners. More investors will be attracted to come, and the rights of our overseas workers will be more protected.

    Noynoy is the leader that will transform this changeless, long suffering land of ours. Ito na ang ating huling pagkakataon. Huwag nating isugal ang ating boto. Huwag nating ipagsapalaran ang ating kinabukasan sa mga napatunayang mangungurakot o sa mga konsentidor sa pangungurakot na lalong magpapalubog sa ating bayan. Ipaubaya natin ang ating bansa sa isang mapagkakatiwalaang pinuno—walang iba kundi si Noynoy Aquino!

    Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta is a Professor Emeritus of De La Salle University, former Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), and former member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission (sponsored among others, the provisions on education, rights of children, and the right to public information) .

    Villacorta’s lame platitudes tell me he is delusional. 😆 Legacy of his parents? ROFLMAO. Pare, ikwento mo nga sa akin yung mga sexcapades ni Kris Aquino at paunawaan mo ako. “Kung ano ang bunga ganun din ang puno” philosophy lang ang paliwanag ni Professor Emeritus Wilfredo Villacorta. LOL.

    The sad thing is that UP Economics, investors forums and the MBC endorsed Noynoy Aquino for the same “legacy of his parents”, “honesty and integrity” BS.

    Noynoyistas are so quick to point out that he is the vote of the intellegentsia class cos he got the vote of the ABC class. LOGICAL FALLACY! IF Isaac Newton endorsed Noynoy Aquino but gave dumb@$$ reasons for it, it’s still NOT a good reason! 😆


    • killem says:

      this article is a joke!!! =)

    • ChinoF says:

      I guess the so called “intellectuals” of the country decided to cross their fingers and make the anti-intellectual choice, thus revealing their own nature… probably in the hope of getting favors from this supposedly all-powerful Aquino god. 😛 They even rationalize it as a moral choice without admitting the subjectivity of their choice.

      • HalleluyahHymen says:

        An Abnoyan Mythology created by a so called PhD…

        He defined societal ills of PH and tried to connect Abnoy as its “savior”. Katarantaduhan talaga ng mga lintek na PhD na yan. Abnoy never did anything in his lifetime but scratch his crotches…. leaving his positions in family owned corporations out of “delicadeza”?????? TAMAD KAMO. Sira ulong tao lang ang maloloko ng sumulat nitong article ‘to. Neways… he won technically… kaya lang 60 percent of those who’ve been able to vote still think he’s ABNOY!!! HAIL ABNOY!!!!

  9. Kulelat says:

    Belat mga ungas!!!


    Ilang boto ulit si Dick?


    • HalleluyahHymen says:

      Mabuhay si ABNOY!!!! HAIL ABNOY!!! Congratulations!!!

    • HalleluyahHymen says:

      Honga ano… isa sa mga kulelat si Dick Gordon. Ibig sabihin nun… MARAMING SIRA ULO SA PILIPINAS!!! BWAHAHAHA!!! MABUHAY SI ABNOY!!! PRESIDENTE NA ABNOY PA RIN!!!

    • Pastor_Art says:

      I was mocked like this when I voted for Al Gore, who lost to George Dubya on the US Presidential Elections. It turns out I was right. At the end, George Dubya left a terrible legacy of a worsened US economy and bad image of America around the world, while Al Gore eventually won the Nobel Prize, leaving a positive legacy to his credit.

      The Presidency is a curse to people who are not fit to rule. If I could, I would vote for Dick Gordon over again, because I would vote from my conscience and not swayed by “winnability” or popularity brought about by a misguided society. The popular vote is not always the good one. Remember, a terrorist group won the popular vote in Lebanon. The voice of the people is not always the voice of God.

  10. killem says:

    during those time, we were under the colony of the U.S. If you truly analyze the quote, you will know that it was said to emphasize that, no matter what the american gives to the filipino, it cannot replace the freedom which the american forcefully taken away….

    50 years thereafter, here we are, although consider as technically free, still the affairs of the nation are directed or needs approval of the US gov’t…. and i can say that we are not govern by a real filipino who will put the philippine interest above all…

    • J.B. says:

      In fairness to Quezon, US interest on Philippines was heavily one-sided in favour of the Americans. It was not the same US we know today most likely dressed down by civil rights movement by M. Luther King and others.

      Remember Rizal who visited US and said that the “nation is great except that it’s only for whites”.

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