Why I won't vote for Noy?

DISCLAIMER: Folks, you don't need to agree with me. I'm not forcing you not to vote for Noynoy. I wouldn't argue if you're vying for him. If you think he's capable of doing the job, so be it. But, it doesn't hurt to listen to what other people thinks, isn't it? I can guarantee you that nobody pays me to write these things. And no... no... I don't work for any politician. I have no other motives other than to share my thoughts and urge you to share yours as well. No argument being solicited. Just a good all discussion babe, that's all.

I do have great respect for the Aquinos. I learned in grade school that Ninoy taught us how to stand and die for what we believe is right while her wife, former Pres. Cory trumped dictatorship and restored democracy. But until now, I am still not convinced by the sentiments of those voting for Senator Noynoy this coming May 10. Yes, I know, he's the unico hijo of the famous Aquino couple, his blood may have the genetics of martyrdom but it's not enough to bring him to Malacanang.

Admittedly, this blogger is not well versed with politics but as a student looking into the matter, let me share my 2-cent worth of idea about why I won't vote for Senator Noy:

1. He don't have the credentials, he don't have the track record.

I'm very curious about his legislative performance so I did some research and know what I found... NONE. *start of rant* He have been a congressman for 9 years and a senator for 3 years and he haven't passed even a single resolution he authored. Imagine that? After 12 years in Congress? What in the world he's doing there for? Sashay his way in and sashay his way out? And that's it, huh? *end of rant*

If he did not perform well as a senator, there is a very high possibility that he won't perform well as a President. Why would I vote an incompetent senator to the presidency?

2. He is un/gentleman.

More than his accomplishments or the lack of it, it's his demeanor which turns me off. He would be gentleman one time and a brute another time. Back then, his campaign used surveys to flaunt his insurmountable lead in the presidential race. Now, that his nearest rival is fast dwindling behind him, he have the gut to say "surveys can be bought in Quiapo". WTF. Isn't the survey he's talking about came from the same company that had him in the lead with a wide margin few months ago?

Then, just last week (I think) he said that if PGMA appoints a new Chief Justice as replacement for Justice Puno, he wouldn't not recognize it if he became president. (Wishful thinking, Sir) Oh, that only shows how immature he is. Would he rather have a vacant Chief Justice seat that would eventually result to power vacuum?

I just want to remind you good Senator that we don't need a leader who will lead this country to chaos.

3. He's an invertebrate.

I personally believe that Sen. Noy does not have the backbone nor the balls to assume alpha male status in Philippine politics. He's afraid to be at the forefront of issues of high significance, he's always staying on the sidelines. Is this his way of playing safe? He only takes the limelight when the dust have settled and it is safe to say to come out.

Remember good Senator that, when you don't speak your mind, it's bad politics.

4. He's not a man of words.

Another thing which is a source of my discomfort is "he change his mind like a girl change her clothes". During the wake of his mother, he said that he's not planning to seek higher office. But, why the sudden change of plan? He could have translated the throngs who paid their last respect to Tita Cory as votes in his favor if he runs for office.

Just a piece of advice Sen. Noy, when you say something, mean it so that we will believe in you.

5. He has circumvented the law for premature campaigning.

I have seen his star-studded music video... I mean political ad being played on tv over and over again. Why have he made such a move even before the actual campaign period starts? According to the Election Code, he and other politicos cannot campaign as of yet. He cannot reason out that other politicians doing it too. Don't he believe in the evil versus good mantra? And don't dare tell us that it's not a campaign ad because only trapos do that.

6. His words are empty.

I seldom see Sen. Noy being interviewed. And much as I want to present supporting evidence, I just can't because I could not remember anything he said at all. His being not a good tv material is not the issue. The issue here is if he has something good to say. And when he do speak up, make sure it's not empty. Yes, the country needs a man of action and yes, action speaks louder than words. But words alone can appeal to our hearts. He must talk in such a manner that we will actually find time to stop and listen. He is a leader. He meant to inspire us.

7. He's there for a vengeance.

After announcing his bid to the presidential race, he vowed to run after the Marcos wealth. I do believe that it is not the job of the President to personally run after anybody, enemy or not. Why not let the wheel of justice take its course? No direct Presidential intervention for or against anybody. Have you forgotten Sir of the principle "Genuine reconciliation is democracy in action". Where's the democracy there, Sir?

8. He's politics as usual.

I read in GMA News website that the day after Ondoy devastated Manila and its nearby provinces, Senator Noy met with former Pres. Erap to discuss possible union of their camps for this year's election. Sheeze. While thousands are still suffering from flood, Senator Benigno Aquino III is politicking. Hanep!

Like what I said before in my post "8 months from now... ", Sen. Noy maybe the most popular and the most winnable presidential candidate but he's not the most competent and most qualified to occupy the highest post in the land. He may be a good man, but he will be an ineffectual president. I think he will only be exploit by unfavorable elements, his inner circle maybe. We need to vote for hardworking people. No to Noynoy! Because INCOMPETENCE can't solve anything. Remember folks that INCOMPETENCE is no different from CORRUPTION.

102 days. That's how long before the much awaited May 2010 Election happens. It will be a crucial moment for Filipinos, a turning point in other words. Once again, we will attempt to put whom we think is the "best" candidate in the seat of power that is Malacañang.

We think that we are not in control. But the truth is, we still do have the control. We still have the power to change everything for the better. All we need to do is vote wisely. Let's not content ourselves with choosing for what's immediately available to us. We should look at every possible candidate, his pluses and minuses. Forget the surveys for Pete's sake. Who cares if this or that candidate is on top or bottom of the surveys? Let us not also overreact and favor perceived moral ascendancy and ignore other equally important criteria. Now, there is no room for "gambles". It is now or never.

God bless us all and may the May 2010 Elections push through as planned.


Photo of Senator Noy courtesy of his official campaign website.


.pOot! said...

Funny how I still inserted blogging in the third week of January crunch.

Just this morning, midterm exam in Cardio made my nose, brain and pen- bleed. LOL.

Kurog said...

Kainis ka .poOt! Ngayon na nga lang ako be-base, inunahan mo pa ako! Hmp! Pabasa nga muna!

.pOot! said...

Hi Kurog!

Na-miss kita. Sobra. Lalo na yung kakulitan mo. At yung protein shake. Haha.

Sorry ha. Na-excite kasi ako sa comeback ko kaya ako na ang naunang mag-comment.

Kurog said...

Very well said (gasgas na linya) .poOt!

Keep it up and you could be a great political analyst someday. lols

PS. Anong protein shake ang pinagsasabi mo? Inosente ako! Wahaha!

Mangyan Adventurer said...

Haha! Tama ka naman sa mga sinasabi mo...

But one thing na reason why I won't vote for NOYNOY...

magiging sympathize voter lang ako...

Yun lang! Masyado rin siyang ARROGANTE sa commercials niya...

McLovin said...

I abhor his boorish and petty attempts to capitalize in campaign through the legacy of the aquinos. I feel sorry for his parents.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Kurog!

Helloooo. Protein shake... yung ano... (CENSORED: Content deleted by moderator).

Hahaha. I miss you.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Mangyan!

I agree with you.I really believe that the sudden push for Noynoy's presidential bid was due to her mother's death. Kung hindi ba namatay si Tita Cory, tatakbo ba siya? I don't think so.

Thanks for droppin' by.

.pOot! said...

Hi Alfonso!

Wooh. Thanks for dropping by. Haha. Natawa naman ako sa reaction mo sa FB.

Yeah, he's just using the popularity of his parents to win this one. How sad?

Gervie M. said...

For once I thought you're going to blog about Manny Villar but its a good thing that you've decided to side with Sen. Noy. Xa din kasi ang inaasahan ko e.. He gained my trust. ^^

*anu naman ung protein na pinagsasasabi mo? LOL. mga kalokohan mo talaga. haha

PUSANG-kalye said...

I agree with all your reasons so as to vote for him but I HAVE ONE REASON not to vote for him which outweighs all the things said---POLITICAL WILL---it is very important. he is too soft for the position and he might end up just like his mom......he might not able to control the hoodlums of Philippines society/politics who are there just to create chaos, confusion and instability in out country. In economic growth, stability is the key~~~~ I'm routing for Villar instead....

Kurog said...


Natikman na kasi niya yung protein shake ko... Aha

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

If I were to vote, I'd choose someone else and not Noynoy - he just lacks substance.

.pOot! said...

Hi Pareng Gervs!

Binasa mo ba talaga? Hahaha. No, I'm not siding with Sen. Noy. Have you even read the title: "Why I won't vote for Noy?". Hala, basahin mo ulit. Hahaha.

Ingat lagi.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Pusa!

Yeah. Like what I said, he cannot assume an alpha male status in the country. He's very soft. The country will not move forward if he wins the presidency. Just an opinion.

Thanks for dropping by.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Kurog!

Ano namang pinagsasabi mo dyan? Hahaha. I'm still 15. Minor pa. LOL.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Nomad!

Exactly. He lacks substance. Maybe he's motives are good but he don't have what it takes to be the President. Sorry!

blak3nwayt said...

agree ako sa'yo dude!
noon pa man, ayaw ko talaga sa kanya eh!
ayaw ko talaga... hindi dahil mukha siyang abnoy pero anobeh? wala talaga siyang nagawa eh! as in wala talaga!

hindi pa siya karapt-dapat!

mas okey pa si villar at gibo! yung dalawang yan lang talaga ang pinagpipilian ko!

Redlan said...

Hindi ko alam kung ano ang sasabihin ko. lol. Wala naman akong dapat i-expalin. You have a right. Sana may vote to evict rin sa election para may lugar rin yung mga boto dun sa hindi natin gusto. Basta kung ano yung pinaniniwalaan mo, go for it.

Redlan said...


arsean said...

nakow wala din ako masabi dito...hehehe hanggang ngayon wala pa din ako mapili sa mga kandito...but then i will consider this as one of the factors that may induce me who's candidate I might picked up....

graydistrict said...

noynoy has been a congressman for 9 years, then a senator for 3 years. He created 9 senate bills, none of which passed into law.

and now he's running for president..

and he's number one in survey.. haha.. (by virtue of extreme publicity, kapatid ka ba naman ni kris aquino eh)

yet, i don't want to judge him in the same manner that nobody wants to be judged.

.pOot! said...

Hi Blak!

Yes. Yes. Very positive ang nakukuha ngayon ni Gibo. But I would still prefer Villar over him, performance-wise.

I wish na sana nag-VP muna siya kay Villar. Dun at least pwede siyang manalo.

I used to like Mar pero nung nag-propose siya kay Korina sa Wowowee, nagbago isip ko. Cheap siya ha. LOLz.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Red!

At sana magbago ang electoral system sa 'Pinas. Dapat at least 3 lang ang maglalaban for the presidential race para malaman talaga kung sino ang gusto ng majority ng Pinoys.

ShatterShards said...

The internet was flooded with videos of Ninoy's privilege speeches during his time as senator when Cory passed away. Comparing those with the very few footage of Noynoy, clearly, Noynoy is not his father. By a wide margin. Had Kris chosen politics over showbiz, she might even make the better politician. So no, Noynoy does not get my vote. I would've respected the Noy-Mar tandem if Mar Roxas was the one running for the presidency. But then, again, he made a fool of himself early on by making a circus out of his courtship with Korina.

My choice for president is still Dick Gordon. He may not be popular, but he gets the job done. If you heard him on his radio guestings, you will hear a very sensible statesman with smart and doable plans.

I do not like Villar. As a businessman, he plays dirty. And dirty businessmen inevitably become dirty politicians.

.pOot! said...

Hi Tito Arsean!

Wow naman. Talagang iko-consider mo ang post na 'to as basis sa pagboto mo? Hehe. Kelangan pala gumawa ako nito for every candidate no? Kaya lang medyo busy pa.

Ingat Tito!

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Gray!

Yeah. He's No. 1 in surveys especially right after Tita Cory's death. Pero ngayon, lumiliit na ang lead niya from the his opponents. Just proving that masyado lang na-overwhelmed yung mga Pinoys before.

Ngayon, the image of the 2010 Elections becomes clearer to most of us. Sana magtuloy tuloy na.

Ingat po lagi.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Shatter!

Good eve.

I definitely agree. Some may say that it is unfair for Sen. Noy to be compared to his "famous" parents but it is inevitable. He really has a big shoe to fill in.

And because of his surname, Pinoys have great expectations for him. But I think we'll just be disappointed. He is still not ready to handle a big responsibility like this.

Hindi nga nila ma-handle ng tama ang Hacienda nila, Pilipinas pa kaya. *peace*

That's also my problem with Villar. But among the presidential aspirants, sa kanya ko lang nakikita yung sincerity to serve Pinoys. I browse interviews sa kanya sa net and I find it substantial.

On Mar Roxas. He used to be my VP bet but after he proposed to Korina in a noontime show, I changed my mind. He made a fool of himself.

Thanks Kuya. Ingat lagi.

Chyng said...

Villar ads annoy me the same way Noynoy never miss to mention his parents from ALL of his speechees.

Gibo - Galing at Talino
Villar - Sipag at Tyaga
Aquino - Mama and Papa

~ copied from FB

blurosebluguy said...

well-said parekoy!!! salamat for sharing to us your thoughts...

....kahit ako di pa rin nakapili...ang hirap pag malayo sa pinas! naiiwan ng mga isyu.....

.... i do share and agree with some of your thoughts....

topexpress said...

Nice Post tol!

Even ako din undecided to vote but im considering Manny or Gibo. Legarda or Roxas naman sa VP.

I just hope and pray that whoever seats at the palace and win the presidency leads our country to a brighter future and economic change lalo na ang problema sa politika.

bonistation said...

kung sino man manalo sa kanilang, sana yun ang masging simula ng lahat.. at tayo bilang mamamayan, sana maging kaagapay nila tayo!

^^ huy, busy ka pa ng lagay na yan!? hehe! goodluck po sa thesis!

Reesie said...

Me too. I won't vote for him for the simple reason that he doesn't have the will and power to lead the country. Mahina ang loob.

isel said...

i have never thought of voting for noynoy simply because he is a cojuango. we should never forget the mendiola massacre and the hacienda luisita incident.

theLastJedi said...

' age and experience has taught me to disagree with all your points here.. be that as it may, i am glad that someone as young as you have managed to acquire information you need to make an informed choice.. while we differ in the appreciation of the information, i am happy for you remind me when i was young - and that is - not being fence-sitters but by making choice and standing up for it.

- before campaign period starts i intend to write why i am voting and campaigning for noynoy. hope you'll take time to read it as well. =)

oddblood said...

five stars for this..i don't like him too..though i don't really hate him..pero OA kasi siya eh..the church too! masyado silang emosyonal..ang kailangan nating lider, hindi malambot..dapat may kamay na bakal at marunong magpatupad ng batas..i don't mean like having a dictator..pero kailangan ng pinoy ng isang lider na lider talaga..it's not being righteous like bro.eddie claims himself to be..ang kailangan nating presidente, yung may "killer instinct," well, if you know what i mean.. :D

JP aka handyman said...

i like your post.. can i repost this somewhere else? i'l give you the credits... i just so hate noynoy and the cojuangcos.. laban daw ba sa tiwali? the cojuangcos were the big time corrupt in the land reform during the 80s.

Lady Gaga in Pink said...

no comment..hehe

.pOot! said...

Hi Ate Chyng!

Good morning! In my opinion, Manny's ad is a total hipper. Haha.

Yeah. I also noticed it. He's always hiding on the shadows of his parents even after their deaths. Oh, coward to stand on his own.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Blu!

Yan nga Kuya ang disadvantage ng working abroad. Napag-iiwan ng issues sa "lupang sinilangan". Hehe. Buti nga ngayon, may TFC at Pinoy TV na.

Btw, uwi ka po ba para bumoto? o absentee voting ka dyan?

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Tope!

I'm also torn between Villar and Gibo. I'm still weighing things. Performance and experience-wise, I'll go for Villar. But, Gibo is starting to grow on me.

Wala pa ako sa VP. Dati si Roxas. Pero ngayon ewan.

Sana kahit sino ang maupo, he'll propel the Philippines forward. Hai. Sana.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Boni!

Wow naman. Napadaan ka. It's my pleasure.

Wag din nating kalimutan na as citizens, dapat ay tulungan natin kung sino man ang maluluklok para sa pag-usad ng bansa. Wala ng rally-rally. Hehe.

Ingat Kuya.

.pOot! said...

Hi Ate Reesie!

Exactly. As I said before, wala siyang strong governance tendency ala Lee Kuan Yew.

Sa mga pagpipilian, kay Villar, Gibo at Gordon ko lang yun nakikita.

.pOot! said...

Hi Ate Isel!

Newbie here? Thanks for dropping!

Yeah. The Luisita incident and the Mendiola Massacre will live in our hearts forever.

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya Jedi!

I also believe that all Filipino youths should take part on this. This will surely affect our future.

Just buzz me when you're done with the post. I'll surely read it.

Thanks btw.

.pOot! said...

Hi Oddblood!

I agree with all your points. Dapat yung iboboto natin "lider talaga". Hindi kung sino sino lang na anak ng dating presidente. Dapat yung may napatunayan na. We shouldn't gamble this time. We have done it lot of times. And look where it got us to.

Thanks for dropping. Ingat lagi. :)

.pOot! said...

Hi Kuya JP!

Yeah. You can repost it. Thanks btw.

I agree. kasi kung hindi, sana ipinamudmod na nila sa mga mahihirap yung Hacienda nila. Haiz. So trapo!

.pOot! said...

Hi Lady Gaga!

Hanep! Binisita ako ni Lady Gaga. Hahaha.

Barry Boy said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog

It's funny how most of us see these, the facts that show that Noynoy is not ready, but a lot still feel like he's the Messiah.

He will never be a Ninoy or a Cory, and this is what's scary.

I like it that you brought up when Noynoy said that surveys can be bought in Quiapo; incriminating statement from an elitist who once had 60% popularity rating.

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