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Pilipinas, kumusta ka na?

Noynoy’s first few days in Malacanang brought nothing but more proofs as to his incompetence to lead the Philippines. From his appointments in his Cabinet when he started his administration, to his most recent trip to the US, he has shown no promise of hope nor adherence to his campaign slogan of choosing the “daang matuwid”.

I want to write some more but my work schedule does not permit me at the moment. So, I will just wait for now for this administration to reach 100 days before I start blogging once again.

See you after your honeymoon, Noynoy!

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Noynoy is the complete embodiment of how I do not want my president to be. He is arrogant, inexperienced (dangerous combination!), and incompetent.

He did not pass any bill that he authored (I am not sure, by the way, if he authored any — my apologies for the this poor research skills of mine).

He doesn’t know anything. He listens to his sisters… especially to the youngest one. I just hate that girl. He do not respect social institutions.

He is incompetent (did I say that already?).

And most important of all: Wala siyang “b”!

Let me just say that I am so proud I am not part of this election. And now, please allow me to practice my right as a tax payer:

noynoy-kaboom


UMAYOS KA NOYNOY!!

xxx

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Arrogance + Ignorance (+/- Power) = Dangerous!

Proof A

Noynoy Aquino on the Chief Justice Succession Issue
Sen. Benigno S. Aquino III on the Chief Justice Succession Issue

If elected president, I will not recognize a Chief Justice appointed by the outgoing President, contrary to the constitutional ban on appointments during the wee hours of her presidency, and contrary to propriety and delicadeza and long-standing precedence of prohibition against appointments two months before the outgoing president’s term expires.

Let me forewarn any member of the Supreme Court who shall accept to be Chief Justice by appointment of the outgoing President, that not only shall he not be recognized, but he risks even his presence in the Court as an associate member.

http://www.noynoy.ph/blog/2010/01/14/noynoy-aquino-on-the-chief-justice-succession-issue/

Proofs B and C: Here and here.

No, I am not about to argue that GMA is constitutionally mandated to make an appointment–that I leave to the experts. I just want to say how stupid and arrogant it is for Noynoy to make such stupid statements. How can you issue those statements purely based on a hypothetical scenario? He’s politicking!

Working on the hypothetical scenario he has just presented, I can only assume of course that the JBC deemed it necessary for them to make a recommendation. And with that recommendation comes the need for the President’s appointment. So, should you attack the president or the JBC?

PS: Kris Aquino (Noynoy’s sister in case you don’t know) walked out temporarily, I think, of her relationship with James Yap because of a domestic/personal problem. If Noynoy can do nothing about that, what can you expect from him when he gets elected and the whole Philippines becomes his family? Maybe Noynoy will just walkout of Malacanang if he cannot solve the problem of increasing sugar and oil prices…

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Last Monday, a forum attended by the four leading presidential aspirants, around 100 local government champions, and some more was held in Asian Institute of Management, Makati City. I was just a few blocks away from that place and had I known this in advance, I am sure I’ll do my best to find my way there (although the event was probably by invitation only). Well, short story is I wasn’t able to watch it at AIM nor at ANC. But the good things is, it was replayed last night.

The presidential aspirants who attended the forum were Noynoy Aquino, Chiz Escudero, Manuel Villar, and Gibo Teodoro. They were asked about the following issues (I copied this from http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/anc/10/05/09/local-execs-grill-noynoy-chiz-gibo-manny):
changing the sharing scheme between the national and local governments in the internal revenue allotment (IRA), from 60-40 to 50-50, and changing the current formula of computing the share of each level of local government unit (LGU);
changing the rules in utilizing the calamity funds of LGUs which, at present, limits it to relief and rescue, and prohibits allocating the fund for disaster preparedness activities;
changes in the pork barrel system, which currently leads to duplication in the programs of the local governments and the congressmen;
handling the Mindanao peace process; and
addressing the reproductive health issue.
If I were to make a ranking on how they answered the questions posted, I’d say Gibo is number 1, then, Escudero, Noynoy, and finally, Villar. IF they will perform based on how they answered, I’d probably campaign for Gibo. Thing is, knowing something has to be done and actually implementing it through political will are two different things. Gibo is specific about what he wants, why he believes in it, and how he plans to do it. Chiz is a classic “man of a few words” — he says something in Filipino, then, translates it in English. (Why would he do that?) Noynoy only shows his lack of experience and knowledge on most questions thrown to him — pag-aaralan pa daw niya ang mga bagay-bagay. And Villar is not fit for such public forum (I can only imagine how he would fare in a presidential debate).
I hope this kind of event becomes a regular thing in Philippine politics. In fact, I hope a presidential debate weeks before the 2010 election will be conducted. This blog (http://idioticfilipinos.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/a-debaters-wet-dream/) has summarized what I want to happen:
all the candidates running for the office of the President of the Republic;
on air over free TV and major AM radio stations;
live, with no assistants;
for three hours and with no commercial breaks;
each candidate will have 8-10 minutes to introduce his/her platform;
then be interpellated by one randomly picked co-candidate for three minutes on the speech for the platform; and
once all candidates have spoken about their platform, an impartial moderator will then ask pertinent questions about the Presidency, and shall give five minutes for each candidate to formulate a response to each question.
Wow. Imagine if this happens next year.

(My apologies for this late post.)

Last Monday (05-Oct), a forum attended by the four leading presidential aspirants, around 100 local government champions, and some more was held in Asian Institute of Management, Makati City. I was just a few blocks away from that place and had I known this in advance, I am sure I’ll do my best to find my way there (although the event was probably by invitation only). Well, short story is I wasn’t able to watch it at AIM nor at ANC. I was in front of my PC trying to catchup with whatever is happening via TweetDeck.

But the good things is, it was replayed last Wednesday — but unfortunately, I was only able to draft this a while ago.

The presidential aspirants who attended the forum were Noynoy Aquino, Chiz Escudero, Manuel Villar, and Gibo Teodoro. They were asked about the following issues (I copied this from http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/anc/10/05/09/local-execs-grill-noynoy-chiz-gibo-manny):

  1. changing the sharing scheme between the national and local governments in the internal revenue allotment (IRA), from 60-40 to 50-50, and changing the current formula of computing the share of each level of local government unit (LGU);
  2. changing the rules in utilizing the calamity funds of LGUs which, at present, limits it to relief and rescue, and prohibits allocating the fund for disaster preparedness activities;
  3. changes in the pork barrel system, which currently leads to duplication in the programs of the local governments and the congressmen;
  4. handling the Mindanao peace process; and
  5. addressing the reproductive health issue.

If I were to make a ranking on how they answered the questions posted, I’d say Gibo is number 1, then, Escudero, Noynoy, and finally, Villar. IF they will perform based on how they answered, I’d probably campaign for Gibo. Thing is, knowing something has to be done and actually implementing it through political will are two different things.

Gibo is specific about what he wants, why he believes in it, and how he plans to do it. He was clear on how he wants to solve the problem in Mindanao (focus on disarmament, then, multisectoral approach to development).  He is also very clear on his stand on Charter Change — the provisions needing amendment, when the amendment will be done, and how this amendment should be done.

Chiz is a classic “man of a few words” — he says something in Filipino, then, translates it in English. (Why would he do that?) He is very vague in most of his answers. I have to admit though that he is a good public speaker — but nothing more than that.

Noynoy only shows his lack of experience and knowledge on most questions thrown to him — pag-aaralan pa daw niya ang mga bagay-bagay. He also keeps on saying he is an economist (so?). I am really, really convinced that Noynoy’s time is not yet this 2010. (Don’t vote for Noynoy, please.) This is supposed to be Mar’s time…

And Villar is not fit for such public forum (I can only imagine how he would fare in a presidential debate). Oh, yeah, he is a textbook case of a trapo. Increasing revenue is not the answer; proper allocation is the answer!

I hope this kind of event becomes a regular thing in Philippine politics. In fact, I hope a presidential debate weeks before the 2010 election will be conducted. This blog (http://idioticfilipinos.wordpress.com/2009/09/17/a-debaters-wet-dream/) has summarized what I want to happen:

  • all the candidates running for the office of the President of the Republic;
  • on air over free TV and major AM radio stations;
  • live, with no assistants;
  • for three hours and with no commercial breaks;
  • each candidate will have 8-10 minutes to introduce his/her platform;
  • then be interpellated by one randomly picked co-candidate for three minutes on the speech for the platform; and
  • once all candidates have spoken about their platform, an impartial moderator will then ask pertinent questions about the Presidency, and shall give five minutes for each candidate to formulate a response to each question.

Wow. Imagine if this happens next year…

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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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