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There are so many reasons I will not vote for Noynoy. You may share some of these; or maybe hate me for saying them.

Foremost of all reasons: I don’t vote. So, yeah, I will not vote for anyone, anyway. But if ever I will have to choose between death and casting a vote this 2010, I will definitely not choose Noynoy.

I won't vote for Noynoy.

I won't vote for Noynoy.

Why?

(1) His mediocre performance as congressman and a senator, and as a statesman in general. When you think of Noynoy, what really comes into your mind as far as his legislative performance is concerned? Nada. Mar Roxas has Cheaper Medicines Act to boast for; Gibo is a bar topnotcher; Villar has a classic rags-to-riches story. But Noynoy? He is just the son of Ninoy and Cory, and nothing more — which brings me to my next reason why I will not vote for him.

(2) He may be a son of Ninoy, but along with this feudalistic heritage is the Hacienda Luisita issue — wait, Hacienda Luisita Massacre (Google it!). I have no doubts in Ninoy‘s capacity to lead the nation (he’s one of my idols, in fact). But look at what happened when we thought someone close to Ninoy will be a good replacement (Cory, that is): power shortage, coup attempts, executive-legislative deadlocks, CARP which didn’t apply to the Cojuangcos by the way, and of course, the Mendiola and Hacienda Luisita massacres. Yeah, massacres.

(Corollary: They say voting for Gibo is just like voting for GMA — which I don’t really agree with — then, voting for Noynoy is just voting for Cory, a textbook case of political dynasty at the very least.)

(3) His messianic complex (…a messiah complex is a state of mind in which the individual believes he/she is, or is destined to become, a savior). He is saying this is a battle of good and evil, and of course, he is the “good” part of that equation. (Review #2 above.) If the 2010 election is a battle between something and something, well, it is at most a battle of evils and lesser evils. (Unless of course Willie Revillame joins the presidential race, in which case, this would become a battle among evils, lesser evils, and a comedian.)

(4) He is indecisive. There are two things I would like to share in the matter of his indecisiveness. When a group of people made the initiative to convince him to run, Noynoy even has to go to a retreat to ask for divine guidance. What the–?! It’s not the divine guidance that I am doubting here, but his indecisiveness. Other presidentiables have long decided that they would want to run. And it’s good. You cannot just go on a retreat and then say you’ll ask for divine guidance before you do something. PLUS, I think he is just being pretentious there. When Mar Roxas made his announcement that he is backing out of the race and will just support Noynoy’s bid for the presidency, Mar said it was a result of their (Noynoy and Mar’s) series of conversations. Meaning, a decision has been made already. Why then would he still go to that retreat only if not to feel how the masses would react in Mar’s announcement? Pretentious, manipulative, evil.

So, before I get criticized by writing this article without providing a good alternative, let me say here who I want to be the president:

PaPi!
yeah, PaPi for President!

Vote for me, yeah?

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If you are feeling depressed or down and you are in need of a good laugh, I suggest you resort to the best source of laughter with comedic proportions (whatever that means!) — the Philippine political arena. Yes, the Philippine politics is probably one of the best sources of a good laugh, or at the very least, a good way to temporarily escape from the complexities of life.

Remember how busy the Filipinos became during Erap’s impeachment trial? The quotabilities (only in this blog, hehehe) of witnesses’ statements and lawyers’ and senators’ questioning are just amazing. I liked watching the televised impeachment trial more than I liked watching a Korean telenovela. Oh, and let me not forget how funny Jun Lozada’s testimony was. Imagine, he’s saying the government or the police is threatening his life through text messages! Hehehe. He even called a press conference for that. (What was funny about this is not just he being threatened through text messages but when he was asked by the press to show the message, he told them he already deleted them. Right!)

Anyway, the fast-approaching 2010 elections is just a comic relief in this very serious world. Look at the following:

  • The COMELEC is making a fuss out of the ruling party’s declaration of Gilbert Teodoro as it’s standard bearer. They are saying, it’s not yet in the election calendar, i.e., a party is not yet allowed to make such decisions. BUT look at Noynoy Aquino’s announcement that he will run for the presidency… nope, COMELEC is mum about it. What the f— ?! Also, didn’t LP already declared the Aquino-Roxas tandem? Why are they not making any issues on that? Just funny…
  • The opposition is afraid of the possibility of a failure of elections. And because of this, they are thinking of passing a law that will make a provision for a transition president in case a failure of election indeed is realized. Grabe, saan ka pa?!
  • Romulo, the DFA secretary, apparently expressed his support, through text, to Noynoy’s candidacy. Noynoy, who’s so eager to say administration people are supporting him announced to the public that Romulo is indeed supporting him. (Hay naku…) And because of that, Malacanang announced that those in the Cabinet who’s not supporting the administration’s bet should resign. (Makes sense — if you are in the Cabinet, it only makes sense that you should support it’s bet because you are suppose to be carrying and upholding the same policies.) E kasi naman… Why you be expressing your support to your opposition if you are actively serving the administration? As for Noynoy, why would he have to announce something in public if the statement was made in confidence?

Sa election pa lang yan! The totality of Philippine politics is even funnier.

  1. Erap and Lacson who were once side-by-side in politics are now the most celebrated foes in the arena.
  2. Wowowee is thinking if he is going to enter politics.
  3. Poe’s daughter is being eyed by the opposition to run for the Senate.
  4. Erap is reaaaally serious on running for reelection. (And the administration is saying he can’t because he resigned — and that he was not coerced nor  intimidated by anyone. Hehehe.)

philpol

Politics…

  • social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power; “office politics is often counterproductive”
  • the study of government of states and other political units
  • the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
  • the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
  • the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government; “unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years”; “government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics”

Bow.

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This year is going to be so exciting for so many reasons. Personally, I am so excited because I am attempting to venture into a new business endeavor. I am also considering changing career (apart from targeting the presidency, of course). But of course, I am just a speck of dust in this society/universe. So, here are things to look forward to and watch out this year:

  • Manny Pacquiao’s next fight and his bid for a Congress seat. I hope he wins all his boxing fights and lose any bids in the political arena. Why does he have to even consider doing that?
  • Pangandaman’s case. Will this even reach the courthouse? By 05 January, the complaint will be/can be filed to the proper body. Good luck! Oh, the Pangandamans appealed to bloggers to stop accusing them of anything. Good thing I don’t have my identity here and/or I don’t play golf.
  • Payment by the PDIC of the insured PhP250K account from Legacy banks. Imagine, I was actually considering opening an account at Rural Bank of Parañaque?! Good thing I needed the cash for something more important. And urgent.
  • The upcoming 2010 national elections. By mid-2009, I’m sure all the would-bes and wannabes will be flooding the media — from TV, Radio to billboards.
  • Obama’s inauguration and first few days in the White House. I really am so positive about this. If my friend who’s in the US stumble upon this post, I hope she buys me an Obama cap or shirt! (Hi, Ms. Mountaineer!)
  • The financial crisis. I really hope this would be over soon. My stock portfolio is soooo red and any positive development in the global economy is very, very much welcome. (I might be able to buy my own domain by then! Hehehe.)

And finally, and something I am really so excited about:

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie.

harry potter and the half-blood prince

Well, this is just a quick post. Welcome, 2009! Make me happy. Make us happy.

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