8 months from now...

Just eight months from now, the much-awaited Philippine Presidential Election of May 2010 will happen --- assuming that our 'beloved' PGMA will be true to her words this time and step out of her thrown next year. Once again, the Pinoy voting population will attempt to change the course our "Pearl of the Orient" is taking for the past 40 years or so.

It is still too early to answer the question "Who will you vote for President?" as we have yet to see who the real presidentiables are. But at this point, of those who expressed their desire to run for presidency, I think, these three are the best options.

Vice President NOLI DE CASTRO

There is no doubt that Kabayan has good chances of becoming Philippines' next president. As what I can see, he is one of the few who do their jobs seriously, even if he is often silent in the background, which could be a point in his favor. I haven't heard anything about misuse of funds or whatsoever especially in Pag-IBIG, the agency he handles. And, another thing I like about him is he doesn't engage in useless political bickering. Remember when he rejected joining the Hyatt 10?

The thing that is killing his chances is his loyalty to Madam President. As McCain is to Bush, so is Kabayan to GMA. No offense, Ka Noli. Despite all the anomalies besetting the Arroyo administration *do I need to enumerate each one?*, he hardly raised a stir. He got nothing more than a 'playing safe' answer or a 'pass'. tsk. tsk. That's not good. What we need is a president who has the balls that will show decisiveness in every decision he makes. And, Kabayan may not be the man that our country needs.


If the elections will be held today, he might win.

Even before he confirmed that he will run for the highest post in the land last week, he is already enjoying strong popularity among the masses. Maybe he earned his popularity by being the unico hijo of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino and former Pres. Cory Aquino. Or maybe not? But, is being popular enough?

Shall I vote for him? As of the moment, NO. Noynoy Aquino may be the most popular and most winnable presidential candidate but he's not the most competent and most qualified to occupy the highest position in the government. Besides, correct me if I'm wrong, he hasn't proven himself yet. I want to see him perform. Of course, he has to convince me first, that he's worthy of my vote.

Can Noynoy tackle the multitude of problems and tasks the future president might face? Of course, he can resort to his advisers, but the last say is his.


I think he's up to the challenge. I believe that the next president should be someone who is strong-willed and has a strong governance tendency ala Lee Kuan Yew. For those who have been to outer space for the past 50 years, Lee Kuan Yew is the founder of modern of Singapore. *don't tell me you didn't know that *. And Manny Villar is the best option we had, being a successful real estate businessman on his own. This man really has ambitions for the country, which is a good thing. He wants to be the man to make this country move forward and bring the Filipino
people out of poverty.

How about the C5 controversy? This is yet to be proven. But if this is true, he's totally dead. Say goodbye to presidency. But, it seems that luck is still on his side. He still ranks high in surveys, which only mean two things: (1) we don't find the C5 issue of high significance; (2) we believe Villar is innocent and the allegations thrown to him are all politically motivated.

At this moment, I prefer him over Noynoy and Kabayan. But who knows? Eight months is still E-I-G-H-T months. I might change my mind.

We're an impoverished nation of almost 90 million Filipinos. 27% percent of which lives under $1.35 a day. Almost a quarter is unemployed. The quality of education and health care continue to decline year after year. The government hounded by corruption and controversies. And, a struggling economy. We badly need someone who has a sense of moral outrage that will act decisively in pulling us out in the dire state we are in. Someone who can heal this "Sick man of Asia". So, VOTE WISELY!

Guys, you don't need to agree with me. I don't write this post to sway your votes. All I want is to share the views of an 18-year old blogger who will be a first time voter next year. :)

P.S. Any endorsements, if there's any, will be made just a few weeks before Election 2010.

Enough of the Election 2010 first.

Baby JONI of Box of Cherries has another fight to win. This time it's "I am RICH GIRL Snap-a-shot and Win Contest".

She's cute isn't it? (Click the above picture to vote.)

Let's give her our all out support, shall we? Go baby JONI! I know you'll top this :) I'll be waiting for your treat five days from now. Uhmmm... a fan sign would be highly appreciated.



livingstain said...


ayusin mo naman yung picture ni Villar... igalang mo ang ating SUSUNOD na PANGULO ng Pilipinas... mabuhay Villar...

Anonymous said...

Honestly speaking, been a vigilant voter before having the idea na mababago pa ang mahal kong bayan. HAnggang ngayon patuloy akong umaasa, pero sa likod ng aking isip, sino ba tlga ng may tunay na malasakit sa bayan at hindi sa kaban ng bayan.

VOTE WISELY.. vote POOT para sa pa kontest ni kelvin :D

.pOot! said...

hi kuya stain!

ayun! inayos ko na. hehe! pasensya na ha. LOL.

i'm also betting for Villar pero who knows, baka gulatin tayo ni Noynoy sa kanyang platform of gov't. :)

pero isa lang ang sure, BASE ka.

.pOot! said...

hi kuya tope!

kaya kelangan nating kilatisin bawat presidentiable. are they deserving to be called the "15th President of RP"?

pano pala kayo kuya boboto? mag-aabsentee voting ba kayo?

Nash said...

You want change? Go for NOYNOY cheers!

€By the way I already commented back on your comment check it here: http://lovenashyboy.blogspot.com/2009/09/top-10-pinoy-men-fashion-wreckers.html

And check out my new blog post as well :P

.pOot! said...

hi kuya nash!

hmmm... pag-iisipan ko pa. hehe!

kuya thanks pala sa fan sign. :) ang cool nun.

daan ako sa blog mo maya. kuya, exchange links?

cruxrifter said...

Noli De Castro is full of crap.

Manny Villar is the typical trapo that will regain what he spent in the campaign through corruption.

.pOot! said...

hi crux!

nice comments you have here. di naman halatang noynoy volunteer ka. hehe.

:) ingat lagi.

Anonymous said...

ewan. i wanted erap. hehehehe. not that mababaw sense na naging pres. sya and wasted it. but i think he'll prove himself when voted again. "being a pres. down to prisoner" is a shock. it makes a people think deep down.

.pOot! said...

hi bulgaran2!

erap? i don't think so.

but i do respect your opinion.

pinkdiaries said...

hay, good luck nalang sa kanila!:-)

kikayness said...

hi poot!

i'm for Villar because I live in Las Pinas. No kidding. Madaming syang nagawang maganda for our citya and, for me, that means he could also be a good President. I for one have problems believing the C5 controversy mainly because I doubt the sincerity of the people who brougt it to light

I would have gone for Noynoy but there's still something missing sa kanya e

Allen Yuarata said...

Im gonna vote for Gibo Teodoro. I think he'd make a good President.

Chyng said...

to start with, na vote na kita. 11% ka nung pagvote ko..

first time voter? dapat natin aralin. kasalanan sa simbahan ang di pagpili ng tamang leader. good luck saten! ;D

precious said...

hmmm..mjo mahirap magsalita...minsan na kc akong muntik ng mapaaway dahil d2...

vote wisely nlng mssbi ko, pooot! ^,^

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, svd said...

hehehehe magcocoment na sana ako ngunit natawa ako sa comment ni alvin the living saint. hehe talagang labs niya si villar.

Anonymous said...

i did not register for absentee voting..i've never heard the news about it anyway. i dunno kung meron sa KL.

azul said...

wala pa kong napipiling pangulo as of now..

ayoko kay noli.i dont know why.

ayoko kay noynoy..walang isang salita.and i believe, hindi cia mananalo if hindi namantay si late pres.cory

ayoko kay villar..nakademanda pa cia.

Lawstude said...

i hope there are more 18-year old concern guys like you. hope you make the right choice.

Joni Rei said...

wee. aabot pla aq s election. i'm turning 18 on march lol. hmm. Vice Pres. Noli is indeed silent. ngt2ka ako qng bkt walang nb2lita sknya. either bad or good. lol. Pero cguro I'll go for Manny or Noynoy nlng :P. pagiisipan ko png mbuti haha

.pOot! said...

hi ate pink!

yeah. good luck sa kanila. good luck din sa atin :) i hope this time, we will make it right. kasi sawang sawa na rin ako sa sisihan sa huli. LOL.


.pOot! said...

hi ate kiks!

yah. i really believe na politically motivated ang complaints against kay villar. kilala mo naman si sen. jamby, epal. LOL. peace! may nabasa nga ako sa official website ni villar na ibinasura na daw ang C5 complaints against him. :) *i'm all smiles*

pero nahahati na between kay noynoy and villar ang vote ko. i need to se their platforms first before i have my final say. abangan!

.pOot! said...

hi allen!

napanood ko yung ANC forum kung saan halos lahat ng kasama niya ay from the opposition. bumilib ako sa mga sagot niya. i think, he's clever.

pero di pa rin yun sapat for him to become the next president to run this country. he's not yet that mature, politically speaking. i'll do some research about him though.

.pOot! said...

hi ate chyng!

thnaks sa pag-vote. hehe. yucks! kakahiya. 11% pa lang. hehe. ok lang, di ko naman masyadong kelangan yung prizes. LOL.

dapat bawat isang Pinoy voter ay may background knowledge sa bawat candidate. it will be a big help, for sure.

.pOot! said...

hi ate precious!

oh talaga? hahaha. kanino naman?

yeah. don't worry ate. i will.

.pOot! said...

hi father fiel!

natakot nga ako kay kuya stain kaya pinalitan ko agad picture ni villar. wooh! hehe.

salamat po father sa pagdaan :)

.pOot! said...

hi pareng rye!

really? so, di ka makakapag-vote next year? uhmmm... thant's bad. sayang pa yung isang vote mo. tsk. tsk.

kaya sana lahat maging part nito. even the non-voters. :)

.pOot! said...

hi ate azul!

*speechless* na naman. hehe

.pOot! said...

hi kuya lawstude!

thanks kuya. i expect next year all youths will be participating on this. we need to be in full force. :) para sa bayan.

.pOot! said...

hi joni rei!

march birthday mo? i don't think so. this coming october na kasi ang deadline ng registration for the first time voters. :)

sa 2013 ka pa pwedeng bumoto. medyo matagal-tagal pa yun. :(

dencios said...

alam mo poot

hindi ko kailangan ng presidenteng lahat na lang parang alam kuno ang gagawin.

siguro nga its too early to tell pero mas maganda na mag research mabuti at humingi ng sign para sa iboboto

Reesie said...

i love this post of yours poot. i hope youth in the philippines is like. they should be aware of what is happening in our country.

Noli- No way, highway!
Noynoy- does his being honest enough for him to lead the country?nooooo. asa na ang kanyang platform?
Villar - maybe. agree ako sa lahat ng sinabi mo. pero his "honesty" is yet to be proven.

puede kayang combination ni villar and noynoy? villar has the ability to lead the country yet his integrity is in question (read:C5 issue). noynoy has the character of an honest president yet we still have to see his will-power and his ability to lead the country. wala siyang track record, etc. haiz.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD said...

hahahahahahahaha natakot ka pala kay alvin the living saint. makulit nga yun eh. 2 to 3 hours na nakipagchat sa akin. grabe ang kooooooooolit!!!

.pOot! said...

hi kuya dencios!

i agree kuya. ang magagawa muna natin ngayon ay ang mag-research about sa mga tatakbo. kinakailangan nating timbangin muna ang advantages at disadvantages kung sakali man na iboto natin ang isang candidate. we should be wise and clever this time.

.pOot! said...

hi ate reesie!

haha. sana nga pwedeng ganun. a combo of noynoy and villar. the one with the mind (villar) and the other one with the heart (noynoy). pero pano si mar? LOL.

anyway, i'm supporting mar all the way.

.pOot! said...

hi father fiel!

3 hours? phew! di ko kaya yun :)matindi talaga si kuya stain. hehe. *peace sign*

deejay said...

hi poot! yoko ke villar. it's his smile. parang merong itinatago. LOL! (yun daw ang basehan e. hehehe)

i don't know, i'm suspicious of him. his body language reeks of trapo politics.

on the other hand, i don't know noynoy at all. which is alarming. he's still an unknown entity late into the game.

oh well, we'll see in the coming weeks. like you pointed out, one's opinion can change at the snap of a finger. :D

Anonymous said...

still undecided as of this moment...still studying my options...
salamat sa perspective mo kaibigan..nakakatulong ....

Mr. Nonsense said...

nice site u got here. very well written and thought out posts....favorite ko yung miss universe entry (kahit pictures lang ang binasa ko:)).
excellent for someone so young :)

.pOot! said...

hi kuya deejay!

kaya importante talaga na aralin natin ang bawat kandidato, yung plataporma nila. and yung kanilang political background.

this time around, di na tayo papadala sa mga sinasabi nila. :)

.pOot! said...

hi kuya blu!

salamat sa pagdaan ulit kuya blu. while making this post, sumagi sa isip ko na sana kahit papano ay makatulong 'to sa mga makakabasa para sa pagpili nila ng iboboto next year. and i hope kahit papano, ay nakamit ko yun :)

.pOot! said...

hi mr. nonsense!

thank you. mas lalo akong nainspire na magsulat ng magsulat. ang sarap pala sa feeling na may nakaka-appreciate ng gawa ko kahit sa tingin ko ay di naman eto ganun kaganda. :)

hahaha. peborit ko rin yung mga bebots na ini-snob sa MU '09. hehe.

ingat po lagi

K.noizki said...

POOT, sad to say, I am not a registered voter. I never got to vote when I first arrived in HK, wow some certains years ago already. I hope that doesn’t make me a bad Pinoy, huh?

Pero now parang gusto kong mag-register, I think NoyNoy makes a good candidate. What do you think?

.pOot! said...

hi kuya K!

yeah kuya. magpa-register ka. sayang naman nung isang boto mo. malay mo yun ang magpanalo sa gusto mong candidate :)

uhmmm... about noynoy? no comment muna sa ngayon. hehe.

Jumper Girl said...

wow...its nice to know that some younger people, especially new voters thinks and not swayed by emotional campaigning.

It's really nice to know...

keep it up. we don't need someone who rely on pedigree and influence of those who's backing him up...

its time to have a leader as our president not another politician who resolve things by the book...

.pOot! said...

hi jumper girl!


yeah. i definitely agree with you. nothing more to add.

you're ate celyne? am i right?