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mighty_lion
01-24-2008, 06:08 PM
Kung ako ang tatanungin nyo gusto ko si Manny Pacquiao with Freddie Roach as Presidential Adviser and Jinkee as the First Lady. Bugbog sarado ang mga corrupt, magiging boxing capital ang Pilipinas, lalakas ng inflow ng dollars (thru boxing :P) at magkaka-isa ang mga Pilipino. ;D ;D

Kidding aside, habang malayo pa UAAP and NCAA season lets talk about the some politics here. Who do you prefer and why? Pros and cons.

Right now eto yong mga either naririnig ko sa radyo and available:
- Joseph Estrada - Eligible pa nga ba?
- Noli De Castro
- Manny Villar
- Panfilo Lacson
- MVP - For a change perhaps?
- Jose De Venecia
- Jinggoy Estrada

gfy
01-24-2008, 06:51 PM
The constitution should be amended to allow for a run-off between the two top candidates if one doesn't get 50% plus 1 of the vote. This way we will have a president elected by the majority. Never mind the expense.

GHRanger
01-24-2008, 10:44 PM
Mighty_Lion,

Honestly, wala pa ako napupusuhan sa listahan mo. Pero I'd like to list down the qualifications:
1. Least Corrupt - We all know that all great leaders in one time or the other were and are corrupt. Let's face it -- a corrupt-less person is impossible to find. So we have to judge it against his/her corruption vs. accomplishments (with the spin and with out the spin)
2. All-b@lls and a bit of a dictator - Many leaders of our time like Ferdinand Marcos, Lee Kwan Yew, etc. have succeeded because they have successfully controlled the people and put them in the right direction. Pinoys by nature need to be controlled. We need to be disciplined. And it starts from the top. However, this has a lot of drawbacks. Which leads me to my next quality...
3. Not a megalomaniac and doesn't abuse power. - quite self explanatory.
4. Walang baggage or kaunting baggage. Yup... Probably the President with the most baggage is the current one.

Please add, I know there are more to this.

For me, probably Mayor Lim as he fits 1-2 and probably 4. for 3... hmmm.... don't really know.

End of the day, our leader should have the track record and capability to do three things:
1. Ensure Security and Stability in Government -- when the political and social environment is good, business will come in.
2. Ensure Justice will be done and Justice will be blind -- again with a good judicial system, the people will know the consequences of their action as well as settle cases that financially cripple a family. I know this for a fact because all the court needed to do was to interpret a contract done 25 years ago by my father in law. Namatay na yung kabilang party, it took another 20 years to interpret it properly. By that time, both were broke and have suffered emotional distress-- the only rich people were the lawyers and the other people...
3. Peace and Order. -- same as 1. I'd like to walk the streets at night without fear of threat to my life or my family's life. I want to mall around during christmas without the fear of conmen.

In essence we need you don't need an economist to run this country, you need someone who can do the above three. The business, the economy, the rest will follow. But if you look at it again-- there's nothing different, it's plain and simple -- nasa job description ng presidente lahat ng ito... so in effect -- we just need our leader to do his/her job.

What do you guys think?

aircanda
01-25-2008, 12:03 AM
pag tumakbo si bayani fernando.. i might consider voting for him. he has a strong political will. maybe, a big maybe, he can discipline Juan dela Cruz.?

danny
01-25-2008, 04:26 AM
Teka. Baka naman maging federal-parliamentary system na tayo bago bumaba si Gloria? :D

LION
01-25-2008, 07:40 AM
Luis 'Cito' Lorenzo or Tony Floirendo na lang. Tamang tama kasi banana republic naman tayo. :P

danny
01-25-2008, 08:18 AM
Luis 'Cito' Lorenzo or Tony Floirendo na lang. Tamang tama kasi banana republic naman tayo.* *:P


Pre, hindi na daw Banana. Kamote na.

Seriously, these questions about the best president to rule this "bayan na sawi" is hallow unless put some numbers to their economic programs.

Oh by the way, I hope you guys understand that the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan we've been using since the time of Marcos, re-written by Cory, given a leftwing twist by Ramos (with the anti-oligarchy ideology of JoAl), adopted by Erap and now revised by Gloria* were* but simple collation of individual targets coming from different departments.* NEDA is there just to collate these plans and present it* with the approval of our creditors, the IMF-WB.

Same old same old IMF-WB prescription now being attacked by former WB Economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Anyway. Here* are* questions these* hopefuls should answer.

1.* * What is their target per capita GNP/GDP for the country?
2.* * In how many years can we achieve that targeted per capita income?
3.* * What country has a comparable per capita income based on their target?

Let us say Bayani Agbayani, the comedian, is our perfect candidate. He promised us that the Philippines will be comparable to Singapore. By some miracle, he actually delivered.

Do the math. How many years will it take the country to be a Singapore given a 10% growth that is comparable* to China? ;D

By the way despite Glorietta's bad rep, the country's GDP grew an average of 4.9% under her with a relatively low inflation rate to boot.* Gosh. A higher growth rate than Tito Eddie's. If you do not feel the wealth effect, blame the Gini coefficient (measures wealth disparity between rich and poor). In short, the rich benefit more from the wealth that was created. Just listen to Bamboo's rendition of Tatsulok. That's wealth disparity. The country should be really freaking wealthy before any sort of trickling down effect to materialize.

Just look at China. Despite the the double digit expansion during the last decades, the rural farmers are rioting in defiance of the State. There are filthy rich Chinese, but Mao's peasant army from the rural communities are still poor peasants.

Expect a long march to universal* propserity even if we have a perfect president who can deliver a 10% growth.

Again, do the math. How many years can we achieve the level of per capita income comparable to Singapore given a 10% growth rate delivered by Maestro Bayani Agbayani?

GHRanger
01-25-2008, 11:47 AM
Danny,

I'm not sure with my figures, but I was told that the present GDP includes remittances of OFWs, PRs, Immigrants. Which is biggest source of income for the Philippines. Could you confirm this?

Thanks.

jayverns
01-25-2008, 10:17 PM
haaay...it shows kung gaano kaluwag ang batas natin, kahit convicted criminal o kaya may pending na kaso pwedeng tumakbo sa public office tsk tsk tsk.

danny
01-26-2008, 03:55 AM
Danny,

I'm not sure with my figures, but I was told that the present GDP includes remittances of OFWs, PRs, Immigrants.* Which is biggest source of income for the Philippines.* Could you confirm this?

Thanks.




Adding the Net Income Factor* from Abroad (which includes remittances) to the GDP ,we will be able to obtain the GNP of a country.

Check the figures below. Big, but not really the largest. However,* what is really substantial is the multiplier effect this money have created inside the economy. That amount could not have been earned, obviously, inside our own economy by these workers. These remittances kept* the economy afloat especially* in times of economic crisis.


Share of Remittances to Gross National Product,Philippines: 2000-2005(In percent)

YEAR* Share to GNP

2000* * * 7.9
2001* * * 9.3
2002* * * 9.7
2003* * 10.1
2004* * 10.3
2005* * 10.6

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board, National Income Accounts.


What is funny is the fact that Foreign Direct Investments, despite all the BOI incentives we've given, still pale in comparison with remittance. Some would argue that* political* risk, corruption and lack of* infrastructure are the hindrances to our economic development. Since these things are also true to other Asian countries who are developing at a faster rate, we then assume it's all about leadership and vision.*

Gloria is doing better than FVR, supposedly the best president we ever had in terms of economic performance. Then what* is really lacking?

Remittances and ForeignDirect Investments,
Philippines: 1999-2004(In million pesos)
Year* * * * *Remittances* * Foreign Direct Investments
1999* * * * *222,793* * * * * *30,102
2000* * * * *281,672* * * * * *89,266
2001* * * * *365,332* * * * * *50,042
2002* * * * 402,791* * * * * * 92,230
2003* * * * 450,048* * * * * * 18,795
2004* * * * 493,138* * * * * * 26,289
TOTAL* * *2,400,741* * * *306,724


Then again, remittances are* smaller compared to the top five merchandise export but the potential to eventually approach the earnings from export is already apparent. Good or Bad? From a* sociological point of view, this is a devastating trend to the very fabric of pinoy society especially those who are forced to live separate lives.

YEAR* * Remittances* *Receipts from Top FiveExports
1999* * * * 222,793* * * * * * * *977,518
2000* * * * 281,672* * * * * * *1,113,287
2001* * * * 365,332* * * * * * * * 987,233
2002* * * * 402,791* * * * * * *1,105,189
2003* * * * 450,048* * * * * * *1,120,069
2004* * * * 493,138* * * * * * *1,269,296
TOTAL* *2,400,741* * * * * * 7,446,815

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board,National Income Accounts



What then would be the foundation of my* Utopian 10% yearly growth?

Honestly, given what we have,* I have no answer. A wannabe president with a compelling program to address this concern of mine* will have my* support. I'll even be a foot soldier for that "messiah". :)

stonecold316
03-19-2008, 01:36 AM
None of the above.

Walang deserving eh.
;D ;D ;D

stonecold316

Sam Miguel
03-24-2008, 12:41 PM
Bayani Fernando. A kupal country deserves to have a kupal President.

I hope his first official act will be to give shoot-to-kill orders on all public utility drivers who jam roads and streets with their incessant waiting and illegal terminals.

His second official act should be to burn or bomb every structure within a kilometer from every shore, river bank, lake shore and estero. Any one who resists should be shot.

yungha
03-24-2008, 01:42 PM
BF had one heck of an interview a few weeks back.

reporter: ser, gusto niyo rin po ba maging presidente?
BF: aba oo naman.
reporter: mahihirapan ho kayo manalo niyan, eh palagi niyong pinaaalis mga skwater eh. hindi na kayo iboboto nun.
BF: ganun na nga siguro.

aircanda
03-24-2008, 05:26 PM
Bayani Fernando. A kupal country deserves to have a kupal President.

I hope his first official act will be to give shoot-to-kill orders on all public utility drivers who jam roads and streets with their incessant waiting and illegal terminals.

His second official act should be to burn or bomb every structure within a kilometer from every shore, river bank, lake shore and estero. Any one who resists should be shot.


I like Fernando's political will.. kelangan ng mga iresponsable at walang disiplinang mga Pilipino ang isang tulad niya.. pero I have this strong feeling na he is a corrupt guy.. remember yung pink urinals? My prof is Philippine History (who is an active Gabriela member) said that each urinals cost at about P40,000.. parang sobra naman ata yun? Dont if it is true.. pero sana wag naman...

Sam Miguel
03-25-2008, 01:46 PM
^ Air, of course he's corrupt, the guy is a career politician! And at the risk of offending the feminists hereabouts, word to the wise about anybody affiliated with Gabriela and its ilk: take every thing activists say with MANY HUGE GRAINS OF SALT. ;D

Still, at the rate Pinoys are turning more and more kupal every day in this country no one deserves to be President more than Bayani Fernando.

danny
04-19-2008, 03:40 AM
^ Air, of course he's corrupt, the guy is a career politician! And at the risk of offending the feminists hereabouts, word to the wise about anybody affiliated with Gabriela and its ilk: take every thing activists say with MANY HUGE GRAINS OF SALT. ;D

Still, at the rate Pinoys are turning more and more kupal every day in this country no one deserves to be President more than Bayani Fernando.


Pare naman. Wala namang babuyan. Bayani Agbayani for President! ;D

gfy
04-19-2008, 04:51 AM
About illegal terminals, I have brought to the attention of the U.P. Vice-Chancellor for Community Affairs many times that the ikot jeepneys make the 2 waiting sheds along C.P. Garcia - one near the playground and the other a hundred meters ahead - their terminals. If U.P. couldn't do it, papano pa kaya ang bansa? I was also pulled over for making a turn from the second lane. WTF I complained. The jeepneys were occupying the turning lane forever. I was also pulled over for swerving. I asked the hapless traffic enforcer to define swerving ;D.

Bayani Fernando for President!

danny
04-19-2008, 07:07 AM
^^^^

I was once given a ticket for "stepping on the line". Ano to , patintero! Bwisit!

Para mas comedy, Bayani Agbayani! ;D

Dark Knight
04-19-2008, 08:48 AM
GH Ranger

I agree. People of our caliber (Filipinos) who doesnt follow rules, no discipline whatsoever and corrupt in one way or anaother deserve a Dictator. erdinand Marcos is still the best president Philippines ever had. A visionary. Lee Kuan Yew is also a good example. Even if i havent been to Singapore, i can sense a very disciplined country. Remember when an American was caught vandalizing in that country, he was given public lashes i think. Like what Lee said to Ramos.

"What good is a democracy when your people are hungry?"

Aircandia

Bayani Fernando is a possibility. With the way he imposes the law, i think people will either love him, or hate him. We need leaders like him. Pag mali ka, mali ka.

aircanda
04-19-2008, 06:07 PM
GH Ranger

I agree. People of our caliber (Filipinos) who doesnt follow rules, no discipline whatsoever and corrupt in one way or anaother deserve a Dictator. erdinand Marcos is still the best president Philippines ever had. A visionary. Lee Kuan Yew is also a good example. Even if i havent been to Singapore, i can sense a very disciplined country. Remember when an American was caught vandalizing in that country, he was given public lashes i think. Like what Lee said to Ramos.

"What good is a democracy when your people are hungry?"





kahit bata pa ako at sa murang edad kong ito.. sang-ayon na ako sa isang diktador.. aminin na naten na wala tayong pag-asa.. sige, pinagbigyan naten si Gloria 7 years ago.. what happened to us? Sa susunod na eleksyon? sino uupo? Si Noli? Si Mar?.. Kahit matino pa ang umupo.. ang mga nakapaligid at naiingit ang titira sa kania pababa.. kelangan ng isang tao na kokontrol sa ating lahat... pero nakakatakot dahil paniguradong aabuso iyon at kokonti ang populasyon naten.. mga ka-gamefacers, may pag-asa pa ba tayo? May pag-asa pa ba tayong maging ala-Singapore? Nakakahiya mang isipin pero gusto ko na ren umalis dito sa Pinas kahit na sobrang mahal ko ang bansa naten.. Sana magkahimala..

God bless the Philippines na lang..

bluegirl
04-19-2008, 07:38 PM
i used to think that BF had good ideas. but tumatagal, sumasama ang tingin ko sa kanya. what's up with the new "structures" with his faced plastered on the most part of it? ang aga mo na ngang nangampanya, eh pera pa ng tao ginagamit mo. kamag-anak ata ni GMA...

danny
04-20-2008, 12:21 AM
O man. Are we on the road to serfdom? Are we going to back to the police state?

It seems that the middle class has lost it's belief in freedom and democracy. It's not the small people that must be blamed guys.

It's the oligarchy. They make the rules. The herd simply follows.

danny
04-20-2008, 12:30 AM
The simple pinoy is like a herd. They simply follow the lead of the those above the economic ladder.
I cannot believe the clamor for dictatorship when in fact we are living in a militarized state already.

Lose your freedom now, and you might not even be able to get it back. The choice should not be between Totalitarianism and Democracy. The choices should be found within the available framework of a democratic state. If not presdiential nor parliamentray, we need to create a new way of governing ourselves discounting the totalitarian option.

Not all totalitrian regime worked.

People, whose going to be our dictator? The same oligarchs lording over us?


But if you are asking for a dictatorship, I'll gladly offer the services of GMA. Remarkable economic growth under her term. Imagine what she can do if we have a formal dictatorship already. Dictator Bayani Fernando is also an option. :D


Seriously, the Philippines is in a revolutionary situation already. This is the assessment of Partido Democratiko Sosyalista ng Pilpinas, a pseudo-Democratic but Stalinist group lording over our National Security office.

If all hell breaks lose, a totalitarian state will arise from the Left (Communist/Socialists or whatever) or the Right. Probably GMA herself will grab the totalitarian option.

Like what I said in the other thread, pakainin mo lang ang tao, oks na. Kapag ginutom, rebolusyon. With the rice crisis, we might as well expect for the worse.

stonecold316
04-20-2008, 04:15 AM
Like I always said, hindi lang presidente ang problema natin kungdi tayo ring mga Pilipino.

Most of us Filipinos don't love our country. Ni disiplina nga wala tayo eh. Look at Japan, South Korea and other countries na maunlad ang bansa. Disiplinado at mahal ang bayan nila na kung saan sila isinilang. Kung ang mga kababayan ba natin ay may sipag at tiyaga rin to work their way out of poverty, that will be enough for our country to move forward.

Ok rin si Bayani Fernando as President kasi may paninindigan pero kung hindi rin siya susuportahan ng tao wala talagang mangyayari sa atin. Likas ata na watak-watak ang mga tao sa Pilipinas. Sana nga lang at talagang may pag-asa pa ang bansa natin.

stonecold316

jiggerman04
04-20-2008, 11:31 AM
stonecold,

Nagiging mahal ng tao ang pilipinas kapag nananalo si pacman.. after nun,, back to narmal na.. hehe

erichubert
04-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Bayani Fernando for President, Ping Lacson for vice president! ;D

Seriously though, I agree that we Filipinos need a disciplinarian as president, I think we have to instill to our nation the fear of the law.

Jaco D
04-22-2008, 01:44 PM
Disciplinarian yes, dictator no.

JonarSabilano
04-22-2008, 03:26 PM
If Paraguay now has an ex-bishop for a president, why not Among Ed Panlilio in 2016?

erichubert
04-22-2008, 05:23 PM
Among Ed? I don't think so, I really do not like the concept of Church people crossing over to politics. I think they are better off helping the poor through their vocation. Besides, what does he know about being president, if we are basing it only on good intentions and noble character, then FPJ should have easily won the presidency last 2004. Of course they say he was cheated, but that's another story all together.

aircanda
04-22-2008, 07:38 PM
How about Dick Gordon? di ba nadisiplina ren nia ang Gapo at napaunlad ang Subic..

Joescoundrel
04-22-2008, 11:28 PM
Atty JOSE MIGUEL ARROYO for President!

Dark Knight
04-23-2008, 10:36 PM
How about Spam? :P

bluegirl
04-24-2008, 03:39 PM
If Paraguay now has an ex-bishop for a president, why not Among Ed Panlilio in 2016?


i think among ed will do and is probably already doing wonders for his beloved pampanga. but i don't think it'll do the same thing for the country if ever he wins.

i am fairly religious, but in my opinion, the church has meddled a bit too much in the affairs of the state. nawawalan na ng saysay ung batas na naghihiwalay sa dalawang sangay na yan.

BigBlue
04-24-2008, 04:39 PM
but bluegirl, it is only the state that can violate the separation of church and state, not the other way around.

JonarSabilano
04-24-2008, 04:52 PM
Ang alam ko, the provision on the separation of Church and State was meant mainly to prevent the establishment of a state-sponsored church, such as the Church of England, and to uphold the equal protection of all religions under the law.

However, the Church itself has other rules concerning this. For example, priests such as Among Ed are "suspended" from the priesthood (e.g., barred from giving Communion, celebrating Mass, etc.) during the duration of their term(s). Others choose to leave the priesthood once they decide that public office is a better option for service.

Lucas Palaka
04-24-2008, 04:59 PM
but bluegirl, it is only the state that can violate the separation of church and state, not the other way around.

My view is it's much easier for the Church to take a stand on secular and political matters than for the State to tax the Church, the clearest example of the State's violation of this principle.

bluegirl
04-24-2008, 10:17 PM
but bluegirl, it is only the state that can violate the separation of church and state, not the other way around.


yes precisely. kasi here's how i see it. some of the policies that the state has to impose might not meet the approval of the church. and we have witnessed this happen many times. now, among ed, being a man from/of the church even if he is suspended, would be greatly influenced by the church.

for example, i believe that the death penalty should be imposed. i think the church would disagree on that matter. so among ed, most probably, would feel the same way as the church.

a_ron
11-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Ping Lacson for president hindi kaya i pressure kahit nag CBCP..

wolfy
11-12-2008, 10:42 AM
Ping Lacson (for his disciplinarian style)

Pero ok din si Manny Villar (from rags to riches)

BigBlue
11-12-2008, 02:49 PM
Makati Mayor Binay yesterday declared his intent to run for the country's top position in 2010. Personally, i'm not buying into that "Pinoy Obama" crap :D tingin nyo will he be a good president for our country?

JonarSabilano
11-12-2008, 02:56 PM
Binay has too much of the Erap baggage to even rank in the top three in 2010. He isn't even an Obama -- he is not young, he doesn't have charisma and rhetorical skills, and he does not come from an ethnic minority.

salsa caballero
11-12-2008, 03:30 PM
1. Mar Roxas
2. Dick Gordon
3. Gilbert Teodoro

Mar or Dick for prexy. As of now, my first choice is Mar. Gilbert would be third choice, but I think either Dick or Gilbert would make GREAT VP's for a Roxas administration.

Mar has the requisite background in finance and economics. As a former Wall Street investment banker, Mar will be comfortable with the lingo of international financial institutions. The coming years will prove just how critical the likes of the ADB, IMF and WB will be to perennially developing economies such as ours. Too, Mar's time in the senate has given him an insight into the workings of a combative congress, even as his time in Erap and GMA's cabinets has given him a working knowledge of the executive branch.

His family background as well will mean that he will not be uncomfortable rubbing elbows with foreign heads of state. His sophistication ensures that protocol will not be an issue, and his Mr. Palengke mystique will continue to give him an aura of the "common touch". IMO, a wedding with Korina Sanchez will seal the deal, as far as running is concerned.

Dick is a proven administrator, which should serve the dysfunctional governmental infrastructure well. He is aso a great salesman for the country, as when he transformed Subic into a manufacturing and transshipment hub. FDI's will definitely be a focus of a Dick administration, as will tourism, thereby guaranteeing jobs during a critical time in our history which should (I still hope not!) see a great deluge of returning OFW's displaced by the global economic downturn. If there is an eloquent a'la Barack candidate who can inspire and capture the imagination fo the electorate with his rhetoric, it is Dick.

If Dick gets enough money to run, don't be surprised to see him challenge party-mate Villar for an NP nomination.

Gilbert is the wildcard here. The guy is a bar topnotcher, a former congressman and the nephew of perhaps the most powerful MAN in the country today. Assuming he gets his uncle's nod/endorsement, campaign funding will certainly not be an issue. What is iffy though is how a GMA endorsement would affect his putative candidacy. It may not necessarily be a "kiss-of-death" in Gilbert's case. The man is, after all, obviously intelligent. He is also doing a credible job as secdef. The knock on him though is whether his background will not be a hindrance to his ability to effect meaningful, societal transformation.

Will we have more of the same in a hypothetical Teodoro administration? Or will we have transparency, meritocracy and true development? From where we sit, Gilbert has all the tools to effect the latter. What remains to be seen is the will to see it through.

bchoter
11-12-2008, 05:09 PM
Tabako for President

I was never a fan of ex-military politicos and Ramos in particular but the way he managed the economy during the trying times in the late 90's makes him the best candidate to lead us through again in the coming even greater economic challenges. Although he proved to be an adept politico, he is, at least, more decisive than all these poseurs. Among those who are trying to project a strong character either they're just posturing (Bayani) or are too scary (Ping).

Tita Cory for VP

The chief comlpaint about her is that she wasn't qualified to lead the nation and that she was to beholden to those whom she had "utang na loob" (and she unleashed Kris Aquino among us :D). But with 6 years of ACTUAL experience, she already possess the biggest prerequisite. What gives her an edge is that she is no longer beholden to anyone and that she is genuinely a good person and really not corrupt.

Grace Padaca for senator and, eventually, Senate President

This Ramon Magsaysay Awardee has Ramos' governing skills and is as genuine as Tita Cory. She has toppled a political dynasty and has the political will to stop illegal logging even if it is the main source of income of very large number of people (voters). She did not do this in the comfort of her office but she did it by going to the people and having a dialogue with them. People thought she was committing a grave mistake but, as shown in TV interviews, the people ended up agreeing with her and will cooperate with her with her livelihood projects. As a former (hard-hitting) commentator, she knows the pulse of the people. But she, too, knows her numbers, being a certified public accountant who practiced her craft before entering politics. The only drawback of her going national is that old dirty politics might make a comeback in her home province.

danny
11-13-2008, 03:28 AM
Just a food for thought. I posted this before in B.com.

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GDP per Capita of selected Asian countries based on PPP at 2007 International Dollar Exchange rate:


Philippines $4,770
Thailand $8,542
Malaysia $11,160
Singapore $29,607

Ceteris paribus and using Time Value of Money( zero population growth included), with a 10% annual growth, it will take us more than 19 years to equal the GDP per capita of Singapore (Assuming also that Singapore will be stagnant for that entire 19 years). With a more realistic 6% annual growth, it will take us 31 years. At 6% annual growth, we can catch-up with Thailand in 10 years (assuming again that Thailand will be stagnant while we catch them by surprise.)


Who among the hopefuls are giving us a blueprint with the respective targets and budget to achieve salvation?* Hopefully, such pencil pushing will add spice to the discussion.*

Even with a perfect president* with a perfect economic plan, the simple computation with extreme bias for the Philippines suggests that we are in deep shit for at least 31 more years compared to Singapore.

Should we add inflation to the equation? With a 10% inflation we are having right now, we might experience a negative growth in REAL TERMS (Growth Rate less Inflation Rate)

gfy
11-13-2008, 08:10 AM
Mar Roxas or Manny Villar. First, they have masa appeal and can win. Second they have business and management experience. This country needs a manager for a change not a politico. Re Danny's per capita, much of that is due to population. Thailand has only about 65 million people while Malaysia has about 30 million. Tayo? 88 million.

yungha
11-13-2008, 10:32 AM
a true businessman like MVP, enrique zobel de ayala or jose cuisia.

danny
11-15-2008, 03:40 AM
Can I ask you guys something?

Let's focus on the economy and your wealth expectations for the country. What do you guys expect from these people really? What is your time line?

Tabako's Philippines 2000 is now but a dream. Gloria's vision for a first world Philippines in 2020 is hoax as shown by my simple calculation. What about these guys?

Quantify their promises/goals. Are these goals achievable? Are their individual strategies aligned with these goals?

Then and only then we can make an better choice. Otherwise, a Bayani Agbayani Presidency should not be so bad after all. ;)

gfy, that's why the computation is per capita income ( Total GDP/Population) not just in peso terms but Purchasing Power Parity in international dollar terms... It makes non equal parameters comparable. It makes apples and oranges comparable by converting them both to bananas. Basic math, finance and economics. Thus your point about population is irrelevant. On the other hand, mine has solid theoretical foundation ;) ;D

gfy
11-15-2008, 08:23 AM
^ My point was simply things would have looked different and our prospects been better if our population were only, say, 55 million. In terms of land area, for example, Thailand is about 20% larger than the Philippines but its population is 30% lower. Malaysia is only slightly smaller than the Philippines but its population is just one-third of ours.

I was in no way commenting about or disputing your facts and figures. Besides I don't claim to be an expert on the micro stuff. I just look at the big picture.

danny
11-16-2008, 12:54 AM
Let me put your point in a macroeconomic perspective. A bigger picture.

If the country's growth rate is higher than the population growth, we would be better off.


Actual population count would not matter in a strict sense. It's population compared to factors like growth rate that would make sense. Not just population per se. ;)

gfy
11-16-2008, 07:28 AM
^ Of course. Our economic growth rate is about 6% and population growth rate is more than 2%. Trouble is our population base is already so large and our GNP or GDP not that huge. To have greater impact in reducing poverty, our population growth rate should be reduced to less than 1%. And more equitable and just distribution of wealth.

Schortsanitis
11-16-2008, 11:57 AM
Well, nice to know there are a lot of like-minded people here in this forum when it comes to the country's economy. You guys might also want to check out PEx's LaFI (Local and Foreign Issues) section when it comes to discussing politics.

bluewing
11-17-2008, 12:44 AM
si Fr. Bernas.

danny
11-18-2008, 05:56 AM
Here's my last take on this Presidency issue.

Use a developed country as a benchmark. Compute for the number of years it will the Philippines to achieve their economic status given certain parameters.Then convince us why this candidate can achieve that benchmark within his term.

Opinions are ok. But it is imperative that we also do the math.

So far, nobody would bother asking the candidates the budgetary requirements to achieve their goals for the country vis-a-vis a benchmark. It's always about the "soft" issues that we look at. Character, management skills etc. Never the math.

I hope gamefacers will at least start pencil pushing. ;D

bchoter
11-18-2008, 04:57 PM
Sana mabago ang mechanics at contents ng debates for presidentiables para naman may clear tayo na picture of who the candidates really, what their goals are, and how do they intend to achieve them. Madalas kasi ang mga tanong are best suited for the search for Bb. Pilipinas. Of course those who are glib can dance around the questions pero, at the very least, matatanggal na agad yung mga katulad ni Noli boy.

The_Big_Cat
11-18-2008, 05:49 PM
It maybe best if they can trim down the presidentiables to at least 4 or 5. Para kung may debate hindi gaanong magulo tulad noong 1992 presidential debate.

a_ron
11-24-2008, 06:17 PM
None of the Presidential Candidate now n before can beat the program n Vision of Emilio Lito Osmena...One of his policy is to decongest manila and bring the development to the Provinces and create economic activities in the respective provinces,For its the best Solid and Concreate economic plan for the country...

a_ron
11-24-2008, 06:19 PM
None of the Presidential Candidate now n before can beat the program n Vision of Emilio Lito Osmena...One of his policy is to decongest manila and bring the development to the Provinces and create economic activities in the respective provinces,For its the best Solid and Concreate economic plan for the country..

aircanda
11-25-2008, 08:11 PM
Here's my last take on this Presidency issue.

Use a developed country as a benchmark. Compute for the number of years it will the Philippines to achieve their economic status given certain parameters.Then convince us why this candidate can achieve that benchmark within his term.

Opinions are ok. But it is imperative that we also do the math.

So far, nobody would bother asking the candidates the budgetary requirements to achieve their goals for the country vis-a-vis a benchmark. It's always about the "soft" issues that we look at. Character, management skills etc. Never the math.

I hope gamefacers will at least start pencil pushing. ;D





sir danny, sana ang mga presidentiables eh parang katulad mo.. seryoso :)

Joescoundrel
12-13-2008, 08:51 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the Republic of the Philippines, MANNY "PACMAN" PAC-QUIAAAAOOO...!

a_ron
01-02-2009, 02:05 PM
PAc-youuu.........

paul_theking
01-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Mr. Palengke

LION
01-06-2009, 09:02 AM
W. Revillame. Wowowee Philippines.

AnthonyServinio
01-06-2009, 09:15 AM
W. Revillame. Wowowee Philippines.

- Mass Murderer (ULTRA*stampede)
- Smuggler (Ferrari)
- Wife-Beater (Liz Almoro)
- Sexual Harasser (TV dancer)
- constant violator of Anti-Mendicancy Law
- suspended several times by MTRCB for exceeding the bounds of decency
- makes people lose their dignity on national television over a few pesos
- soooo plastic and fake
- an overall obnoxious and offensive individual

Sam Miguel
01-06-2009, 09:58 AM
^ To complete the ticket he should get Korina or Kris as his VP.

LION
01-06-2009, 11:00 AM
W. Revillame. Wowowee Philippines.

- Mass Murderer (ULTRA*stampede)
- Smuggler (Ferrari)
- Wife-Beater (Liz Almoro)
- Sexual Harasser (TV dancer)
- constant violator of Anti-Mendicancy Law
- suspended several times by MTRCB for exceeding the bounds of decency
- makes people lose their dignity on national television over a few pesos
- soooo plastic and fake
- an overall obnoxious and offensive individual


Strangely, these are the "credentials" that will make him a strong contender for the position. ;D

tigerman
01-10-2009, 08:46 PM
To Mr. Rufus "Manny's gonna get pwned by Oscar" Rodriguez:

Your boss can no longer run for President in 2010. He's disqualified under section 4 of Article 7 of the present constitution. Is that clear? :D



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

Wang-Bu
01-30-2009, 06:28 PM
Mikee Romero! Yaman rin lang ang PhD pala ni Sir Mikee ay sa Political Economy.

BigBlue
02-15-2009, 01:27 PM
Bayani Fernando has finally done it. it took him a few years, but in the end, he got what he wanted. Bayani Fernando finally destroyed the trees along Katipunan. It was done so quickly that people who stopped him from doing it in the past had no chance to stop him now.

Bayani Fernando, you are a tree killer. Shame on you.

Kid Cubao
02-15-2009, 05:08 PM
tsk, tsk. di man lang inisip na i-replant na lang sa loob ng ateneo o miriam campus ang mga uprooted trees.

BigBlue
02-16-2009, 12:39 AM
according to my brother who stays in one of the buildings along katipunan, work began thursday night, and by friday morning, everything was gone. it's not funny anymore how this government just loves to do things in the dead of night. I saw a video posted at the GMA News websit (http://www.gmanews.tv/largevideo/latest/36535/MMDA-uproots-trees-along-Katipunan-Avenue)e, and having virtually grown up in the area, it is just heartbreaking to see the trees being cut down like that.

In the past decade, Katipunan has grown into a pedestrian area, with the trees and the island acting as a safe zone for people walking in the area. With the trees gona, im sure many will be worried. Katipunan will never be the same.

john_paul_manahan
02-21-2009, 07:06 AM
Bayani Fernando has finally done it. it took him a few years, but in the end, he got what he wanted. Bayani Fernando finally destroyed the trees along Katipunan. It was done so quickly that people who stopped him from doing it in the past had no chance to stop him now.

Bayani Fernando, you are a tree killer. Shame on you.


he did explain that the trees were moved to another location. then again, tsk tsk tsk on you BF....

gfy
02-21-2009, 04:57 PM
OT I would have preferred that they moved the trees one lane to the right creating an extra lane for thru traffic*and the last lane for trikes and cars (one way) for the businesses there. There ought to be a zoning ordinance REQUIRING them to provide parking INSIDE their properties. I also called MMDA to make B. Gonzales street a one-way street prohibiting vehicles from entering Katipunan because the u-turn there already makes Katipunan narrower at that point.

untamed
03-08-2009, 11:49 PM
As for me it's Trillanes.

tigerman
03-13-2009, 09:39 AM
top 4 presidentiables according to a pulse asia survey
Noli - 19%
Escudero - 17%
Erap - 16%
Villar - 15%

De Castro and Erap? When will the Filipinos ever learn? Hayyyy >:(
Heck, Erap is not even qualified under the Constitution.




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

aircanda
03-31-2009, 10:16 PM
If MVP would run. Would you guys consider voting him?

salsa caballero
04-06-2009, 06:17 PM
^ If MVP were to become President, how sure would we be that free-market competition rules and principles would be observed in the industries he is involved in? If this concern is addressed sufficiently, then I would certainly consider voting for him. As of now though, I would definitely be wary of how he would fare as the ultimate regulator of business in the country. Conflict of interest being a mighty big concern in these parts.

Dark Knight
04-06-2009, 07:23 PM
If MVP would run. Would you guys consider voting him?


NO.

aircanda
04-06-2009, 07:27 PM
^ If MVP were to become President, how sure would we be that free-market competition rules and principles would be observed in the industries he is involved in? If this concern is addressed sufficiently, then I would certainly consider voting for him. As of now though, I would definitely be wary of how he would fare as the ultimate regulator of business in the country. Conflict of interest being a mighty big concern in these parts.


I see. Kasi mukhang he would be a great president in terms of managing our economy, he's a very successful businessman and could also do the same with our economy. Yun nga lang, conflict of interest nga at baka maging ala Thaksin Shinawatra tayo.. hehe

dream2babedan
07-15-2009, 02:03 PM
E kung si Chief Justice Puno?

bchoter
08-14-2009, 01:14 PM
At least we have Gloria as a barrometer... for who not to vote.

clutchjedi
08-20-2009, 05:28 PM
Re: Who would you like to be the next President of the Philippines?

Not one of these virus candidates (http://professionalheckler.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/virus-alert/).

Someone like Jesse Robredo - Naga City mayor and 2000 Ramon Magsaysay awardee for govt service. Unfortunately he isn't a household name, how I wish the country was more aware of this guy.

cobaltinee
10-06-2009, 03:56 PM
Me. If Danding Cojuangco runs, I will vote for him. Noynoy Aquino is now on the mend. I will vote for Noynoy for sure and Mar Roxas. :)
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danny
11-14-2009, 09:44 PM
Kapag naglabasan na ang mga plataporma, himayin natin isa isa. Pustahan tayo, narinig na natin ang lahat ng yan. Pero ganun pa man, masarap himayin ang papel na walang laman.

newbombay
11-27-2009, 11:00 AM
si manny v sana manok ko, but his dubious associations with people like turncoat loren and bongbong (wtf!?) made me wonder how sincere he is. Noy-Mar seems to be the next best thing to do. Or that Perlas guy from the Kapatiran party (I voted for all the Kapatiran senators in 2007)

menker
12-01-2009, 12:51 PM
^oo nga! ang plastik nung loren na yan. may pa-envi environmentalist pa! pwe. Manny Villar, please let her go! liability lang siya sayo!

AnthonyServinio
12-01-2009, 11:30 PM
GORDON-FERNANDO 2010

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=212248660158

easter
12-02-2009, 08:13 AM
^ Seriously considering the GORDON-FERNANDO tandem. :)

AnthonyServinio
12-03-2009, 03:44 PM
[S]AQUINO
DE LOS REYES
ESTRADA
RICHARD GORDON - action man with political will, proven track record as an executive
JIMENEZ
MADRIGAL
PERLAS
TEODORO
VILLANUEVA
VILLAR

diego
12-03-2009, 09:44 PM
maganda ang nagawa parehas nina gordon at fernando sa mga bayan nila.. ewan ko lang kung kaya nila pag buong bansa na...

menker
12-04-2009, 02:18 PM
now if only dick can get past his media whore reputation and bayani can soften his hardline image, they'll be contenders come may 2010. in the meantime they'll have a lot of catching up to do. pero at least may isa pa tayong viable alternative.

diego
12-04-2009, 08:15 PM
^^ and it's a good one!

tigerman
12-09-2009, 06:36 PM
Anyone here who watched the ANC-sponsored "Harapan" Presidential Debate held at UST Medicine Auditorium last week?

some of the questions asked were:




http://www.zimbio.com/Gloria+Macapagal-Arroyo/articles/1yeSMmYz-x1/HARAPAN+Presidential+Forum+Part+1

The First question is: If Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will win in Congress for 2010 election and will become the Speaker of the House, how will it affect t them as a President?

Teodoro:

Arroyo will surely follow his platform because they are in the same party, so this is an advantage oh his end.

Estrada:

He did not answer the question directly; instead he stated that Arroyo had insulted the Office of Presidency because of her decision to run in Congress. And if ever she will win in the upcoming election, he will not allow her to become the Speaker of the House at all.

Perlas:

This is what he exactly said: “Hahabulin ko si Arroyo sa kanyang nagawang kasalanan kahit harangan pa nya”.

Villanueva:

He will use his full power as a President to not allow Arroyo to become the Speaker of the House.

Gordon:

He will amend the constitution but will not allow Arroyo to take full control over it as a Speaker of the House.

Aquino:

He will utilize the same power for the advantage of the country but he will oppose any plan of Arroyo to extend her term.

Delos Reyes:

He will use his influence to convince the Congress not to allow Arroyo to become Speaker of the House.

That would have been the end of the first round of question but Estrada made an appeal to give him another 40 seconds to speak regarding the question. The management allowed him to speak.

Estrada said (on his 40 seconds extention) that Arroyo should resign first if she intends to run in accordance to the constitution. She should show some delicadeza.

On the second round of question, each candidate should answer the question in two minutes, then the next candidate will rebut for 1 minute, then he will be given 30 seconds to defend his side. The question came from Mr. Freddie Solinap, the publisher of “Periodiko Ini” of Koronadal City.

The question is: If you are the President, what will be your first three commands after knowing the Maguindanao Massacre.

Delos Reyes answered first:

1. Total Gun Ban- he said this is in the constitution but never been implemented because nobody is respecting it.

He was not able to finish in two minutes because he focused too much on what the constitution is telling about the Total Gun Ban and how the past administration had been dealing with this issue.

Aquino was asked to use his one minute to rebut but he refused to do so, instead he asked to proceed with his turn to speak.

According to Aquino:

1. His first action is to regain peace. He will assign soldiers and Police without the influence of politics.

2. Those who allowed private armies should be accountable.

Aquino was not able to finish in two minutes. Gordon was asked to rebut but he did not challenged Noynoy and he just proceed with his two minutes turn.

Gordon’s responses are:

1. He will not wait for the massacre to happen. If he is the President, this will not happen.

2. Immediate action to disarm everybody.

3. Assign a special court

Villanueva was asked to dispute, but he also refuses. Then he took his 2 minutes turn.

Villanueva’s actions are as follow:

1. Order Defense Secretary Chief of Staff and PNP Chief to arrest the suspects immediately

2. Destroy and dismantle all private armies

3. Suspend all government officials who have direct and indirect connection with private armies

And he added the fourth action.

4. Device ways and means for people in Mindanao not to go with Private Armies. He will conduct livelihood programs for them instead.

Perlas was asked to rebut but he too refuses and proceed with his 2 minutes turn.

This is what Perlas will do:

1. Arrest immediately the suspects and dismantle private armies in Maguindanao

2. Dismantle private armies in all other regions also

3. Reduce poverty in ARMM

Erap was asked to rebut and everybody was surprised when Erap said he will use his one minute to challenge his opponent. He said that he will not consent it, he will not consider people who are “Utak warlord”.

Perlas was given 30 minutes to answer Erap’s challenge. He was somehow confused because that seems to be an agreement to what he just said and it’s not a dispute at all.

Erap answered: “Hindi pa ako tapos eh”, followed by a sound laugh from the audience.

Now, it’s Erap 2 minutes turn to answer. As soon as the timer starts, he did not say anything. He is not even aware that it is his turn to speak. The audience laughed again. Ted carefully explained to Erap that it is his 2 minutes turn to speak. Then Erap said: “Ulitin mo yong tanong, inulit mo kanina sa kanila eh”. The audience laughed again. I felt like I am watching a sitcom when it is Erap’s turn to speak. LOL

After Failon repeated the question for Erap, he answered not only three points but four.

1. It will not happen if I am the President. I will not allow warlord.

2. I will arrest the suspect within 12 hours.

3. Use full force of the law against them.

4. I will do to them what they have done.


Teodoro did not rebut Erap’s statement and opted to have his 2 minutes turn to answer the question.

Teodoro will do the following:

1. Dismantle private armies and groups.

2. Prevent by increasing police visibility.

3. Use the legal process and full force of the law.

Delos Reyes however rebuts Teodoro in one minute. He said the private armies are the result of Arroyo’s friendship. To resolve the issue, we must consider moral values first before political experience.

Teodoro answered back in o seconds and said that we need enforcement aside from moral values.



In my humble opinion, the rankings based on the said forum:
1) Teodoro
2) Gordon
3) It doesn't matter

I was not impressed with Noynoy. I don't understand why he had to use codigo for the majority of the forum. It somehow shows the lack of sincerity on his part.



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

fujima04
12-09-2009, 07:09 PM
Anyone here who watched the ANC-sponsored "Harapan" Presidential Debate held at UST Medicine Auditorium last week?

some of the questions asked were:




http://www.zimbio.com/Gloria+Macapagal-Arroyo/articles/1yeSMmYz-x1/HARAPAN+Presidential+Forum+Part+1

The First question is: If Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will win in Congress for 2010 election and will become the Speaker of the House, how will it affect t them as a President?...


...Perlas was given 30 minutes to answer Erapís challenge. He was somehow confused because that seems to be an agreement to what he just said and itís not a dispute at all.

Erap answered: ďHindi pa ako tapos ehĒ, followed by a sound laugh from the audience.

Now, itís Erap 2 minutes turn to answer. As soon as the timer starts, he did not say anything. He is not even aware that it is his turn to speak. The audience laughed again. Ted carefully explained to Erap that it is his 2 minutes turn to speak. Then Erap said: ďUlitin mo yong tanong, inulit mo kanina sa kanila ehĒ. The audience laughed again. I felt like I am watching a sitcom when it is Erapís turn to speak. LOL

After Failon repeated the question for Erap, he answered not only three points but four.

1. It will not happen if I am the President. I will not allow warlord.

2. I will arrest the suspect within 12 hours.

3. Use full force of the law against them.

4. I will do to them what they have done.




In my humble opinion, the rankings based on the said forum:
1) Teodoro
2) Gordon
3) It doesn't matter

I was not impressed with Noynoy. I don't understand why he had to use codigo for the majority of the forum. It somehow shows the lack of sincerity on his part.



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!


I'm definitely going to watch this. Binabasa ko pa lang natatawa na ako.

By the way, Senator Villar is not present?

And why did Aquino appered on this forum when his reason for not attending the Isang Tanong Part 2 is that he believed (as advised by his legal advisers) this is a form of permature campaigning and a violation of the election code.

I'm not against Aquino but it appears to me that as early at this point ay may contradicting statements na siya. Ika nga dapat may paninidigan sa pananalita.

tigerman
12-09-2009, 07:42 PM
^ Villar, according to Ted Failon (host), previously confirmed his attendance. But due to an "important business meeting", he decided not to attend. Baka may shooting na naman siya for a new political ad.

When Noynoy made that statement baka hindi pa lumalabas yung bagong Supreme Court decision regarding when a person is considered a candidate. Dati kasi once nag-file ka na ng COC, you're already considered a candidate. That's why political ads (of those who've filed their COCs) are considered to be within the ambit of premature campaigning if done before the actual campaign period.




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

danny
12-10-2009, 04:00 AM
The next Philippine president will be more of the same. Just like this guy:

:D :D :D


http://www.dailypaul.com/files/images/tuma-dec09-1.jpg

shyboy
01-30-2010, 03:34 PM
It's Gibo for me at this point. Next choice is Dick Gordon. Noynoy? No, thanks.

Dark Knight
01-30-2010, 06:01 PM
IMO

If you want politics of money - then vote for Villar

If you want politics of revenge - then vote for Estrada

If you want politics of intelligence - then vote for Teodoro

If you want politics of utang na loob - then vote for Aquino

If you want politics of faith - then vote for Villanueva

Politics of underdog? - Gordon

...................so im voting for Nicolas perlas. ;D

mighty_lion
05-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Im sick and tired of this country seeing Estrada is now 2nd presidential surveys.

Sam Miguel
05-11-2010, 12:33 PM
Noy-Bi 010

toti_mendiola
05-11-2010, 01:52 PM
Sa pilipinas ka lang makakakita na ang isang botante ay iboboto si noynoy, binay at marcos.All in one ballot.
hehehehe

shyboy
05-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Children of three ex-presidents Macapagal, Marcos and Aquino will shape the landscape of Philippine politics the next 3-6 years. NA is President, GMA is gonna be House Speaker and I'd like Bongbong Marcos to be Senate president. So let's sit back and enjoy the show. Let the mayhem begin! ;D

shyboy
05-11-2010, 02:51 PM
Noy-Bi 010

I just hope it doesn't turn out to be A-Nay.

toti_mendiola
05-11-2010, 03:14 PM
Children of three ex-presidents Macapagal, Marcos and Aquino will shape the landscape of Philippine politics the next 3-6 years. NA is President, GMA is gonna be House Speaker and I'd like Bongbong Marcos to be Senate president. So let's sit back and enjoy the show. Let the mayhem begin! ;D

Add Jinggoy Estrada as the senate majority floor leader. Bakbakan na!

tigerman
05-11-2010, 04:28 PM
I'm so disappointed with the current top 3 of the presidential election:
1) unico hijo taking advantage of the saying "Strike while the iron is hot";
2) a former movie star and ex-convict proclaiming himself as the "champion of the masses."; and
3) a rags-to-riches wannabe.

What about the senate race? Bong Revilla, Lito Lapid and Jinggoy Estrada? O c'mon! Dapat pala nanalo na din si Goma at Cesar noong 2007 para puro action-packed ang senate sessions. ::)


Seriously, what's wrong with the Filipino voters?



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

gfy
05-11-2010, 05:07 PM
With more clowns returning to the Senate and Gloria most likely becoming Speaker and Noynoy sharing power with Mar up to 80% hehe (looks like he'll just be in the Cabinet) and with 5 power blocs with their own self-interests, it's gonna be mayhem indeed.

Joescoundrel
05-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Si Kuya Germs na lang ang kulang "That's Entertainment"!

tigerman
05-12-2010, 06:19 PM
Malapit na daw ilabas ni Noynoy ang listahan ng magiging cabinet members niya at iba pang appointees.

from pex: ;D (disclaimer: partial and unofficial pa lang po)
Boy Abunda - Press Secretary
James Yap - Honorary Chairman of PSC, POC, BAP and the Presidential Adviser on Sportsmanship
Joey Salceda - Presidential Adviser on Party Loyalty
Baby James - Presidential Ringbearer
Josh - Presidential Adviser on Youth Development
Kris Aquino - MTRCB Chairman
ABS-CBN will replace NBN 4 as the government's official tv station
ABS-CBN's office will move to Malacanang
Marian Rivera - DepEd Secretary
SWS and Pulse Asia will replace PAGASA



USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

danny
05-13-2010, 03:37 AM
Children of three ex-presidents Macapagal, Marcos and Aquino will shape the landscape of Philippine politics the next 3-6 years. NA is President, GMA is gonna be House Speaker and I'd like Bongbong Marcos to be Senate president. So let's sit back and enjoy the show. Let the mayhem begin! ;D


Hahahahaha!

This is what the revolving door policy of Philippine politics is all about. A classic example of a feudal state with a democratic face.

Now let's all bow down to our feudal lords. :D

danny
05-13-2010, 03:51 AM
I smell the return of the Aquino-Cojuangco "Kamaganak Inc." headed by Tito Peping.

Will there be a second Borloloy Building? A langaw? Hiding under the mattress? Mendiola Massacre 2? "We will pay our debt obligations" , fraudulent or not (Winne Monsod, I am the presiddent and shut up..we will honor our debt :D) Olalia 2? A bullshit pro-american mobilization by a sitting president? etc.

What goodies will the new admin bring?

If there's going to be a coup, I hope a real fascist will arise. In this case, the circle will be complete and Makoy will rise from his grave.

Then I will return and liberate you from bondage! A hero's death awaits me. Ooopss...I forgot, I have the wrong surname. :D :D ;)

Dark Knight
05-13-2010, 10:38 AM
Will there be a second Borloloy Building? A langaw? Hiding under the mattress? Mendiola Massacre 2? "We will pay our debt obligations" , fraudulent or not (Winne Monsod, I am the presiddent and shut up..we will honor our debt :D) Olalia 2? A bullshit pro-american mobilization by a sitting president? etc.






Dont forget the 8 hours brownouts. Generator companies will be so happy. And the Mendiola Massacre..................ooopsss, it already happened, in Hacienda Luisita. ;D

But most of all, im anticipating Noynoy's march to the Congress for the return of the US bases. ;D aside from being Times Cover boy.

eightyfiver
05-14-2010, 09:16 AM
I still think this is a positive change for our country.