Aquino: If you approve of my leadership, vote for my candidates, too


President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

DIPOLOG CITY, Philippines—President Aquino on Tuesday called for a referendum of sorts on his leadership style, as he made a pitch for the Liberal Party-led administration candidates running for elective posts across the country.

His decision to put his presidency on the line, as it were, kicked off the political season ahead of the Feb. 12 start of the three-month campaign period, and may have set the tone for the 2013 midterm elections.

In a speech in Filipino at a political rally here, the President said the people, through the ballot, were the ones who should answer these crucial questions in the coming May polls.

“Just like in 2010, the Filipino is asked to vote again, and choose the path they’d like to tread: should we continue the journey along the straight path—marked by heroism—to help each other succeed? Or should we turn around and go back to the old route where the culture of greed prevails, and everyone looks after himself?” said the President.

Aquino then explained that he had “personally scrutinized and handpicked”  12 candidates for the Senate based on the principles they stood for.

“One of them is with us,” he said, introducing Risa Hontiveros.

She was the only senatorial candidate running on “Team PNoy” slate who showed up at the Amando Amatong Civic Center of the Andres Bonifacio College here for a rally described by the LP as Aquino’s “meeting with local leaders and the community.”

“We trust that they (LP slate) will serve not to break the law and have a firm grip on power but instead serve the nation faithfully and efficiently. I myself am telling you: At Team PNoy, the people are the Boss, and only selfless service is acceptable in straight path. We will not allow (in LP’s midst) the conceited, the (political) riders, and the pretenders,” said Aquino.

The President traveled to two key cities in vote-rich Davao region and also in Zamboanga del Norte to consolidate support for local LP candidates, besides campaigning for the LP senatorial slate.

In Zamboanga del Norte, which has close to 600,000 voters, LP candidates seemed to be the underdog here as LP’s rival, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), holds the most number of elective posts, including the governor and congressional positions.

The President first addressed the 2013 Philippine Development Forum in Davao City at 11 a.m. before flying to Dipolog City for the inauguration of a new building for the Graduate and Professional Schools of the Andres Bonifacio College.

Dipolog is the gateway to Western Mindanao region.

In Dipolog, the President met with the city’s mayor, Evelyn T. Uy; Zamboanga del Norte Representative Rosendo Labadlabad; former Dipolog Mayor Roberto Uy, the Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate; and Isagani Amatong, a former governor running for the province’s third congressional district.

Accompanying the President was Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the president-on-leave of LP who is being groomed to become the administration standard-bearer for the 2016 presidential race.

In a brief program after the unveiling of the graduate school marker, Amatong twice acknowledged Roxas as “the next president.”

The latter returned the favor with a pained smile.

In his speech, Aquino told students and teachers to support his administration candidates “if you want change to continue.”

“The electorate will answer this in the coming May (polls). My challenge to all of you, especially the youths, is to get involved and take part in ensuring fair and honest elections,” said Aquino.

The President noted that he was already midway into his term come election  day, thus telling the crowds—if they thought his administration was doing the right thing—“to give us (new) allies, so that solving the problems left to us (by our predecessors) would be easy.”

“But if you think we’re doing it the wrong way, then give us opponents to correct our mistakes,” said Aquino, but stressed that compared to the past, the new dispensation has been trying to give opportunity for all.

He claimed that the rule of law and justice has been prevailing in the country, and thanked the people for “giving me the chance to correct” the societal maladies prevalent in the past administrations.

The second event—also held in the same campus—had all the appearance of a political rally: a giant tarpaulin at the stage welcoming Aquino, yellow-clad crowds sporting LP’s color, yellow ribbons, political leaders gathered under one roof, and an energetic crowd willing to applaud the speakers at the drop of a hat.

By all indications, this gathering was intended to boost the chances of local and national officials running under the LP-led coalition, allowing them to hobnob with the President and, supposedly, members of the LP slate.

But Hontiveros had a captive audience since the other members of “Team PNoy” were no-shows, apparently spooked by warnings against premature campaigning.

Although the commander-in-chief was in town, the province’ highest elected official was noticeably absent: Zamboanga del Norte Governor Rolando Yebes, who is running as congressman for second district under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Yebes is allied with the Jalosjos political clan whose members are running under UNA.

Representative Cesar Jalosjos (3rd district), a brother of convicted Representative Romeo Jalosjos, is running for governor, while his running mate is the incumbent Vice Mayor of Dapitan, Patri Chan.

Their ally, former Piñan Mayor Cecilia Carreon, is running for mayor of Dipolog.

For the congressional races in Zamboanga del Norte, UNA is fielding Seth Frederick Pal Jalosjos (first district), Governor Yebes (2nd district), and board member Johanna Parreño (third district).

LP is fielding Roberto Uy, former mayor of Dipolog, as governor. His running mate is Dipolog Vice Mayor Senen Angeles.

For the congressional races, the administration candidates are: lawyer Vicente Balisado (first district), reelectionist Rep. Rosendo Labadlabad (2nd district) and lawyer Isagani Amatong, a former governor (3rd district).

Amatong is a trustee of the college founded by his late father, Amando Amatong.

The two other Jalosjos—Romeo and Dominador—have been disqualified from seeking elective posts in Zamboanga del Sur. Dominador had wanted to run for governor, while Romeo had filed for candidacy as mayor of Zamboanga City.

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  • Palku Kha

    hoy! anong pinagsasabi mong pagbabago! wala! puro lukbak lukbak ang daan na sinasabi mo! puro.drawing at kayabangan lang ang administrasyon na ito.mga trapo! hindi ka tunay nag serbisyo sa bayan na ito.pangsariling interes lang ang nasa isip mo!!! kaya tama na ang pangloloko.mga yellowtards at yellowcults lang maniwala sa yo!!!.

    • Paulita Cariño

      nagkakalat na naman ang nga bayaran 

  • maypakialamtayo

    sa’yo na rin galing yan, so hindi ko iboboto ang mga kandidato mo, wala ka ngang ginagawang anomalya, wala ka rin namang ginawang maganda para sa bansa, hindi ka nga gumagawa ng anomalya, ang mga bata mo naman gawa ng gawa pero okey lang sa’yo.

  • txtman






    • JuanTamadachi


  • Sugbuanon86

    Anong leadership ang pinagsasabi mo?

    Ikaw nga ang pinakabob0 at tamad na presidente in the history of philippine politics.

    Sample ng leadership mo, abir? 

    Yung nawawala ka tuwing may kalamidad? Yung pagtatanggol mo sa mga crony mo sa KKK at liberal?

    “If you approve of my LEADERSHIP, you will vote for my candidates too”, sabi mo.

    At least malinaw na para sa mga botante kung bakit di dapat nila iboto ang mga kandidato sa liberal.

    • mumbaki ak

      FYI, hindi lang intelligence ang sukatan ng leadership. at hindi sya tamad. kinukumpara mo lang sya sa mga masisipag na mangurakot na lumipas gaya ni pandak. leadership sa RH, kay Corona, at sa ekonomiya, at iba pa.meron ba nito si Gloria?Sa RH lang tsong may bumangga na ba sa Church kagaya nya?

      mag-isip isip ka.

  • maypakialamtayo

    “I must admit: The day I step down from office is always at the back of my mind. That’s three years and four months from now – kinda long,” wika ng Pangulo, ito ang balita sa isang sikat na tabloid, santamaria elementary school talaga o! wala pang kalahati sa termino mo ayaw muna, sabi ko na nga ba napasubo ka lang eh! ayan kasi komo sikat ang magulang akala mo madali ang maging pangulo, hindi kagaya sa senado at kamara na pwedeng pa-upo-upo lang, tapos sasabihin mo kung pabor kami sa liderato mo iboto namin ang kandidato mo.

  • josefe38


    • mumbaki ak

      kakainin mo din salita mo pagdating ng halalan tsong

    • Alejandro Canda


  • Paul

    yes, mr. president. i will vote for those not included in your political party. thanks for the reminder.


    i will vote for your candidates but not all.

  • kulittwit

    Solid Team PNoy.

  • wehd1nga

    iboto mo mukha mo!!! ano nangyari sa pangako momg transparency laban sa korapsiyon bakit ayaw mo sa Freedom Of Information? saan ba napupunta yung Tax Money pera namin? bakit ayaw mo sa FOI Bill? ano ba tinatago mo sa taong bayan?

  • $40387035

    A childish request from a childish president, you are a laughingstock of the world.. disgusting!

    • mabyrik

      Do you, by your lonesome represent the world? Oh my gee!!!

    • Barak_O

      so you prefer the child rapist?

  • mumbaki ak

    halina mga TALANGKA! punuin ang banga.

    • JuanTamadachi


  • zeroko

    He he he. Pwede bang mangampanya ang presidenteng panot? Palagay ko, hindi. It is morally, professionally and ethically wrong for panot to campaign for his ticket considering that he is our Filipino-Chinese President. 

    Yan ang napala natin na we vote Chinese in our government considering that we are living in the Philippines. And this is the MAJOR REASON why our country is still considered the sick man of Asia because we are back where we started. Forget the 6.6% GNP, That does not represent a real growth. I is just because of the increase of REMITTANCES and the extensive Construction going on. People are still poor, there are many jobless, and worst, millions of people are getting hungry.

    Now back to PNoy, kabastusan ang ginagawa niya. He concentrate on politics  but when he was called upon by interested groups to make the FOI a priority bill, ayaw. He he he. Sabi ko nang maraming beses, NEVER TRUST THE CHINESE IN OUR GOVERNMENT. THEY ARE THERE TO PLUNDER OUR RESOURCES AND NOTHING MORE.

    Imagine, China will conduct now a military exercise close to our shore, sabi ni Valte, Presidential Spokeswoman, di bale raw! Hayop. That is an act of TREASON. Before Pnot took his oath as our Filipino-Chinese President, he took a vow to protect our Constitution and defend our Sovereignty. Tapos, di bale ang military exercise ng China! Hayop.

    Kukunin ko nga ng goma ko at pipitikin ko ang ilong ni Panot! He he he. TRAITOR! 

    • catmanjohn

      Hey chihuahua dick breath.. having to hide behind another alias, you little scum Ant Dick Adam. Jerk off your one inch dick with your dork boyfiend Bong Revilla and he might let you suck the baby sized pacifier hes got between his legs. You Arroyo scum rat ba$$ turds don’t know whats coming to you. He he he… 

  • joerizal

    Sorry PNoy…the bobo-voters will still elect has-been comedians, moviestars, political clans and boxers. People may approve of your leadership, but they are still blinded by star power and money, to say the least. Let’s just hope educated voters outnumber the fools.

  • mumbaki ak

    talangka halina

  • AllaMo

    Puhleez, do not vote for that overly ambitious bam aquino. Please also include nancy binay, jackie enrile, tingting cojuanco, and, any others that reek of smelly dynasty in your junklist.

    • Mon Sparks

       I second the motion. jack Enrile, Binay, Tingting Cojuangco? Pleasssseee. Pag binoto natin ang mga ito eh hindi magiging maganda ang karma natin. We need men and women of integrity and probity. Marami naman ang pagpipilian. Nandyan sina Hontiveros, Jun Magsaysay, Richard Gordon at Jamby Madrigal. Alam na natin ang kanilang nagawa at reputasyon.

      Jamby Madrigal I particularly admire. Kahit galing sa mayamang angkan, napaka-progressive ng pananaw at conviction para sa masa, sa kababaihan, sa environment. Hindi lang masyadong nababalita ang kanyang mga ginawa noong nasa Senado pa sya — unlike those grandstanding senators who only mouth platitudes na ampaw. Nag-iingay lang.

      It’s time for us to review well our choices. Sayang eh. Dito lang tayo nagkakaroon ng malaking boses.

      • KonsensyaNgBayan

        Tell that to the MADRIGAL Clan…kahit sila hindi iboboto si Jamby!!!….You are truly Moonlighting Sparks!!..Better to Vote for BAM Aquino rather than JAMBY and the UNA candidates!!

      • josephsanchez

        Ano ba mga needs mo para iboto ang isang kandidato? is it about the party, about his/her surname? Don’t include me to those people who will vote for what the candidate looks like aswell. The important thing for me is what his/her accomplishments are. I would go for Jamby because in her stint as a Senator a few years ago, she did make a change. How about yours?

      • herman near

        Jamby did make substantial changes and sponsored bills. She worked before, she can do it again. She gets my vote, along with Gordon.

  • lolo_Jose

    Sige ga apo, iboboto ko ang Pnoy Team!!! Ipangangampanya ko pa dine sa lugar namin
    at kung kailangan mag bahay-bahay ako gagawin ko kasehodang me rayuma na ako..
    Ito lang ang kaya ko gawin apo, kasi matanda na ako at  me rayuma na ga!!!

  • X44

    Enough of the Jalosjoses et al, They are nothing but a bane to this part of the country. Their sole desire is to enrich their clan. Long grip on power resulted only to the demise of development here and topping this by ZdN earning the distinction of being one of the poorest region. Php3500 per voter ang buying nila last election, siniguro talaga   

    • Alejandro Canda


  • mabyrik

    No need to remind us Mr President.We will do it for you, through social media.

    This election is the battle between black and white, both figuratively and literally.

    We do know who is the “maitim na maliit na maligno” who became a billionaire for being long-time mayor and joining him are the look-alike of Darth Vader and Count Dooku of Star Wars fame for being the bad guys of Philippine politics, Erap and Enrile, respectively. The UNA senatorial candidates are represented by the ev//il Sith lords, also of Star Wars. 

    We also do know that Pnoy is the knight in a white, shining armor like a gallant Luke Skywalker, who, in 2010 was tasked by 15M voters to save us from the fangs of of complete domination by the enemies of the state, so to speak. 

    Pnoy’s tasks were enormous but like Luke who succeeded because of the support of the Jedi, Pnoy is now half-way successful. He needs the help from the good guys in white to complete his missions  and we, the Jedi or the people, can make it happen.

    Voters, we started it in 20110 and we will not stop until the blacks in our midst are erased completely and until whites pervades our society, our dignity is restored and decency becomes the norms again. 

    We can do it by injecting into the minds of ” maitim na maliit na maligno”, the convicted plunderer and the ML executioner that blacks can’t win all the time; that in the end, the white and the good guys will be the only one standing, just like Luke and the good guys.


    • wawa2172

       He he he…I am not a Pro-Una neither an LP. But I will make a bet that UNA senatorial candidates will edge LP in 2013 senatorial election. Tangalin na natin si Chiz, Poe at Legarda because they as just guest candidates of both parties. Chiz and Poe will for sure realigned with UNA sa 2016 kasi malapit si Chiz kay Binay and Poe with Erap, Legarda is with Angara. Or ito na lang Enrile against Jamby..who will make it in the senate between this two clowns. What can I say is ang mananalo are the best dancers gangnam style. Let the campaign begin..kung may three kings ang UNA may sisterakas naman naman ang LP..Kris, Ai-Ai and of course Vice Ganda as equlizer plus ABS-CBN..llamado ang LP but I will bet sa underdog sa machinery.

  • wawa2172

     “Aquino: If you approve of my leadership, vote for my candidates, too”. You are a different homo sapien Noy so you cannot force people to vote because you are the president and enjoying a high popularity rating. You have to check also on your candidates from Dipolog dahil parang involved yata sa Amalilio scam. You can campaign for the candidates Noy but huwag mo nang itaya ang ledirato mo. Why? will you resign if your bets loses in the election.

    • Rogers Nelson Uy

      yan high abnoy ratings na yan dinoktor yan, sino ba gumagawa ng surveys na yan kundi kamag anak at kaibigan. Puro kasinungalingan lang yang high ratings na yan. Ang high ratings lang yung hirap, high ratings yung krimen, high rating yang kurakot ng mga politiko, high prices ng gasolines! kuryente! nlex, slex! lahat puro high!

      • akongednamzug

        Kasi naman HIGH ka rin, tigilan muna na yang masamang gawi. Magbagong buhay ka na.

  • Ramon San Ramon

    Mr. President, definitely you will be our modern hero, pero paki-police mo rin ang mga nakapaligid sa iyo, maski na ikaw ay walang bahid nang corruption pero mayroon pa ring mga corrupt, katulong mo kami sa pagbatikos at sorry na lang minsan ay hindi kami panig sa mga kkk mo subalit nasa iyo pa rin ang tiwala naming mga mamamayan na kami ang boss mo, pagpalain ka nang Diyos at nasa likod mo kami palagi.

    God bless the Philippines!!!!!

    • symonwho

       If Pnoy wants to preserve the current Constitution, he should ensure anti-corruption efforts are strngthen with the FOI- with amended secrecy provisions. Openness and transparency should be the norm so people will know how our officials are doing and spending tax monies.

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    Hahahahahaha!!!! Leadersdhip????????!!!!! Lasing ka ba sa kaka Sigarilyo mr abnoy penoy??!!! Iboboto ko yung sinabi as “JOKE OF THE YEAR!”

  • mousy

    ulool! boses mo pa lang at itsura mo marinig at makita sa tv umiinit na ulo ko, lalong lalong hindi ko iboboto lahat ng may kaugnayan sa iyo bob o.

    • redsnow

      Taga Makati tayu  natural iboto natin si Binay  para lalong gumanda ang balat natin GAGA …. Binay vice president senator anak congressman anak mayor anak  NALOKO NAHHH  Bobo ba ang mga taga Makati sila sila na lang sa lahat ng posisyon ..

    • Paulita Cariño

      huag naman tayung bastos  at parang walang pinag aralan  irespeto natin ang pangulo

    • akongednamzug

      Brod kaya umiinit ang ulo mo, yung bungo mo walang utak sa loob.

  • JuanTamadachi

    I approve of your leadership and consequently, I will heed your call.

    • rtsantos2012

       I agree with you, I will wholehearted support the president and his people without question. There are really people who are very impatient despite the country’s economic performance under Pnoy’s leadership and the improve image of our country in the face of the world stage. Only idiots will refuse to recognize this accomplishment of the present administration. However, some people will even go to the extreme of attacking  Pnoy on personal basis who are the worst idiots of the idiots around our midst. Some people even go to the extend of calling Pnoy bobo but who are the bobos under this scenario anyway?

      • JuanTamadachi

        “… but who are the bobos under this scenario anyway?” 

         the cangrejos y cangrejitos.

  • Jadyjade RAMOS

    Alin? ikaw na pag may kalamidad ay bihirang makita? Gaano karami ang naipagawa mong mga infrastracture? Sa lahat ng naging Presidente ikaw at ang mommy mo na si Mrs. Aquino ang walang naipagawang major infrastracture!

    • redsnow

      Totoo sabi mo pre  .. Bayad ka muna sa utang mo pre sa amin hinanap ka namin marami nagsabi tyugi kana sa shoot out sa mga pulis

  • agustin

    Your leadership is similar to a feeble minded person. only your yellow fanatics believe on you even they know that you are flip flopping person. FOI bill was promised to be passed but up to now, no words can be heard from you. Antimonan shooting was announced as legitimate but was reversed to rub out. DO NOT VOTE FOR LP AND UNA BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE TRAPOS AND DYNASTIES. they are the source of corruption

  • calipso_2100

    I don’t think so.

    If you are popular, naturally, every politician will want to associate himself with you.  Even Binay and his camp is having difficulty identifying their party as an “opposition” because they don’t want to distance themselves from you – being the popular one.

  • Rancho

    for what? for adding patholes to roads? yes, roads were repaired, but just take a review at Osmena Highway… ang ganda ng kalsa hindi Bako-bako… this is what you called good leardership.. very nice mr. president….

  • confused

    I will VOTE for TEDDY CASINO!
     the only sensible opposition to this Administration!

    • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      perhaps an opposition until we become a communist / socialist country, then he becomes administration? ahahaha lol.

      • confused

        How can a Teddy Casino win make this country communist? Senate is a Collegial Body. Its not like we’re electing a Dear Supreme Leader  mister. hehehe wag kang manakot. wala kang basehan. CASINO is sensible, CAsino’s type of politics is badly needed in this graft ridden Senate!

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “How can a Teddy Casino win make this country communist?”

        True. lol

        But its the funds at his fingertips that worries me. While some misguided politician may end up in his pocket, this man might make it end up in the hand of those more actively participating in subverting against the government.

        “CASINO is sensible,”

        Hmmmmmm. agree too. There are some positions where we meet, like FOSS, etc. But based on experience, be very wary of politicians especially keen on the left side.


      • confused

        ija u need to read more on the affairs of govt. especially on the checks and balances section. mejo kulang ata kalaamn mo. there is such a thing as COA. Ombudsman and many oversight bodies. 

        From someone who blindly believes that the current dispensation is doing it right on governance and accountability.. then im hearing this? weird!

        Ang totoo si teddy ang ikalawa sa pinakamahirap na kongresman.

        Ang partido nya ay top performer sa pag gawa ng batas at panukalang batas.

        naipasa niya ang anti-torture law, batas para mapalakas ang Public Attorneys Office atbp

        At fully transparent ang partido nya sa mga pinapapuntahan ng PDAF at CDF nila. u can take a peek at the house records, the dbm etc.

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “mejo kulang ata kalaamn mo”

        thank you, hija, for your advise, i strive to learn.

        “…COA. Ombudsman and many oversight bodies….”

        And of course these are PERFECT oversight committees, and that no politician escapes their very watchful eyes. And so since they are PERFECT not a single centavo is misappropriated in the government.

        Right? What if these oversight committees are not perfect? Would the thought that some funds appropriated for our politicians end up in their pockets impossible?

        If I’m not naive to believe that politicians are 100% clean, then pardon me throwing this politician along with rest of them, and assuming my position in the side of caution. My fear is that when I assume that corrupt politicians pocket misappropriated funds (which I assume some do) then prudence dictates I be wary of all politicians, and that includes teddy.

        And being wary of him, moreover, I fear that such funds will trickle to those organizations subvert the very organization of which he is a part of. Stated plainly, what if it funds subversive operations of the communist movement in our country. Could you honestly convince everyone that he hasn’t any ties?

        “Ang totoo si teddy ang ikalawa sa pinakamahirap na kongresman.”

        And how does that affect my being wary of this politician? How does that stop my fears that his nationalism is a front to entrench himself into democratic government to destroy from within.

        “Ang partido nya ay top performer sa pag gawa ng batas at panukalang batas.naipasa niya ang anti-torture law, batas para mapalakas ang Public Attorneys Office atbp”

        good for him. Like in my previous post, there are SOME things that we do agree with. But that doesn’t make me his best friend. Or that he has severed ties with left leaning organizations.

        “At fully transparent ang partido nya sa mga pinapapuntahan ng PDAF at CDF nila. u can take a peek at the house records, the dbm etc.”

        Back to the premise that the oversight committees are perfect.

      • confused

        nobody has to sever ties. He is distinctly cool because he is Left. His brand of politik is badly needed in a graft ridden institution. The fact that he survived HOR and meritoriously at that is the best argument against your anxiety. 

        I can never convince someone who pretends to be middle and undecided and yet frothing with malice in her statements against someone.

        At the end of the day, people who wallow in their own self created monsters might prevent a good man from becoming a good senator. and that my friend is a disservice not just to herself but to the greater majority of our kababayan.

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “nobody has to sever ties. He is distinctly cool because he is Left. His brand of politik is badly needed in a graft ridden institution. The fact that he survived HOR and meritoriously at that is the best argument against your anxiety.”

        I do not agree with your opinion, but I have to respect it. Lots of politicians survive the HOR and meritoriously too. And some of them have been disgraced too. No value there.

        “I can never convince someone who pretends to be middle and undecided and yet frothing with malice in her statements against someone.”

        Who says I’m middle. I hold my own beliefs, thank you very much. And what malice are you talking about?

        “At the end of the day, people who wallow in their own self created monsters might prevent a good man from becoming a good senator. and that my friend is a disservice not just to herself but to the greater majority of our kababayan.”

        Well forgive us for learning from our past mistakes, of trusting too much or too little. We do not expect teddy to cater to us, and so we will take him as we see him. If our opinion leaning to the left, and if our feelings of mistrust against the left moves us, then we will treat teddy as we see fit. The monsters that you call are the same monster which allows us to think, find out, then decide, rationally on many issues, rather than accept it as the gospel of truth. And that makes us more discerning not to jump on the wagon just because we seem to agree on a few things.

        If you see a good senator in him, then, that’s your opinion. You need not convince us since we can see it for ourselves, and decide for ourselves. Perhaps the you can allow us to recognize and decide what disservice is.

      • confused

        im not even in convincing mode anymore especially to you. From the start you have clearly towed the line. 

        Its just sad that someone bragging for change is so stubborn as to provide alternatives?

        and clearly with all the same faces and political dynasty scions out there TEDDY CASINO is THE Alternative. Yet ur choosing to turn a blind eye on Teddy using lousy excuses, hast generalizations and unfounded rumors and even fear mongering.

      • Guest

        “From the start you have clearly towed the line.”

        That shows exactly what you know of me. Tow the line for whom?

        “TEDDY CASINO is THE Alternative.”

        My my is open, but not enough that my brain will fall out. Especially like you who seem to believe that Teddy is the Messiah, incapable of human errs. I base my actions on my own research and past experiences. And I do take the gamble too. But I will not tow the line for your precious husband.

        But apparently, you are not to keen on other people’s difference of opinion. Or are you trying to suppress mine, just like a communist/socialist would suppress opinions of others simply because it does not align with theirs. Struggle much?

        “unfounded rumors”

        Yeah, right.

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “im not even in convincing mode anymore especially to you.”

        And I thank God for that.

        “From the start you have clearly towed the line.”

        That shows exactly what you know of me. Tow the line for whom? You do not even know what you are talking about.

        “TEDDY CASINO is THE Alternative.”

        My my is open, but not enough that my brain will fall out. Especially like you who seem to believe that Teddy is the Messiah, incapable of human errs.

        I base my actions on my own research and past experiences. And I do take the gamble too. But I will not tow the line for your precious husband.

        But apparently, you are not to keen on other people’s difference of opinion. Or are you trying to suppress mine, just like a communist/socialist would suppress opinions of others simply because it does not align with theirs. Struggle much?

        “unfounded rumors”

        Yeah, right.

      • confused

        Towing the line of people who will benefit from the defeat of Casino and his pro-human rights, anti-trapo politics of change.

        Me never claimed any infallibility of Teddy Casino. you are putting words in my mouth hija. But yes in governance and in his track record he’s clean. way cleaner than your patrons.

        Look who’s talking about not being keen on others’ opinion, calling names like Casino is my husband or tagging others as communist? may gad buhay pa pala si Mcarthy. Red baiting at its ugliest hija.

        now that’s what i mean by proving yourself biased against the Left. what research and past experiences are you talking about? none of these has been proven. even in GPh courts. well im abusing ur brain cells too much.

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “way cleaner than your patrons”

        Exactly who do you think these so called patrons are? Like I told you, you don’t know anything, girl. Least of which, you dont know me.

        “Look who’s talking about not being keen on others’ opinion, calling names like Casino is my husband or tagging others as communist?”

        -Look at the thread, see who called hija first.

        -Look at your own threads and see how you generalize politicians into your teddy and ‘those other corrupt politicians.’

        “what research and past experiences are you talking about? ”

        My own. Especially when I look into candidates I vote for.

        “well im abusing ur brain cells too much.”

        If you say so. Then again, do you know me.

        Here’s what I envision of your precious. Is he intelligent, well yeah, some. If I had lower house funds I could do more studies into anything. I could pay people to do research for me, heck I could pay a publicist too, to attack people who voice out opinions anything against teddy.

        But what of his left leanings, and trying to work his way into democracy. I’m sure he was well aware of the lefts move to work its way into the government, en grace themselves to the powers, entrench themselves, then destroy from within. Work within the system to destroy the system. And how do we know if

        See, I know all about your precious teddy, But you do know anything about me. Since you tried to describe what you think of me, let me return the favor. I could assume you sit in teddy’s staff (haha pun), defending him as he tries to rise into democratic politics. Either that or you are friendly close. Close enough to share the same ideals? I’m not going to say you’re a paid hack to attack any and all those against your precious, simply because I have no facts to back me up. I can think it, though.

        Going back, I surmised you and your precious are close enough to share the same ideals….No..not about good government, everybody WANTS that, just not the kind of government that could turn sour where everyone becomes a single class, or no class at all (or so they teach).

        I’m already delving into charter change. Well, ill throw you a bone, lets say something about me. I am in favor of change, even for this government. But not to one more of a failure than what we have right now. I still do not understand why people still prescribe to a government with an socio economic standpoint revolves on socialism/communism as it failed several predominant countries. But then, opinions being that, we respect it. Just don’t force it upon us. Even its proxies, like the left.

        But then, if teddy wants to be part of our government, then so be it, let the people decide. But I will not be doing my patriotic duty if I see and hear anything about him turning it into ‘that for of government.’ I start by (legally) not allowing the left permeate. Call me paranoid, call me cautious, call me names, call me ….what ever i don’t care.

        But one thing I promise you. As long as he remains with ties to the left, he and his works, albeit good for the government, we will be like two passengers in a vessel, that aside from going in the same direction, nothing else in common. Do I care if teddy doesn’t care. Heck no, i don’t expect all nationally elected officials to care about their constituents. Is he any special?

        And thats your precious.

        Am I right or am I right?


        I got time, i can do this all day. just hope other people read this so they could know more about your precious teddy.

      • confused

        sa haba ng reply mo na lula ako hahaha. ung kalahati Argumentum ad Hominem, yung kalahti intellectual masturbation ng kung anung conspiracy theory na mahigpit mong pinapaniwalaan. di ka naman masyadong fan ni orwell no. anyway cool atleast may pinaniniwalaan ka. ayos yan. nirerespeto kita. polemic na ang diskusyon. well goodluck sayo at sa anti-left advocacy mo. pwede ka sa NICA at sa civil relation service ng isafp ang alam ko need pa nila ng staff. anyway wala ka nga palang na tamaan sa mga hula mo, pero oo sympathetic ako sa kaliwa. directly opposite sa paniniwala ko. pakiramdam ko Mabuti ang Kaliwa. sila lang ang may matinong vision sa lipunan. Kaya dapat marinig ang pulitika nila sa mainstream. At makapag ambag sa nation building. Buti ka pa maraming oras. ako kasi busy sa rounds at pag papasyente. 

      • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Argumentum ad Hominidem.

        no its not.

        “yung kalahti intellectual masturbation”

        ummmm. if you say so. i dunno anything about the subject, perhaps I am mistaken, after all, I may not know all of you, and there are some topics where you excel. Dont know much about masturbation, except my teen years. Perhaps a master of your level in the suject you will know more about masturbation than I ever will. And so, I would just have to agree with you since I cannot add to the topic.

        “pero oo sympathetic ako sa kaliwa.”

        that I gathered.

        “sila lang ang may matinong vision sa lipunan.”

        that’s how they get you. sweet words to heal what ails you. An answer to each person’s problems and frustrations. promising this, and that. Only time you realize it doesnt work is that when you’re already deep in it.

        “ako kasi busy sa rounds at pag papasyente. ”

        so, kamusta na yung 42?…
        Ill throw you an expendable bone. ingat ka, dpa ang iba duon. shhhh.

    • Marshall

      NPA salot ng Bayan….Casiñong Komunista Espiya ng Tsina…

      • confused

        Hahahaha puro naman ganyan ang sinasabi ninyo. wala namang pruweba. mag labas kayo ng poof tsaka isampa ninyo sa comelec. para madisqualify sya. eh puro naman kayo dada eh. Ang Totoo si CASINO lang ang ToTOONG OPOSISYON!

    • Shalani

      Casino???? baka pag naka upo na yan eh protesta lang ng protesta, nasa posisyon na nga protesta lang inaatupag….mga salot ng bayan

      • confused

        hahaha anung klaseng argumento ito? nagsisimula sa BAKA? weird. 

    • Marshall

      NPA SALOT NG BAYA N !!!!!!



      • confused

        Wehhh. ratratin agad agad? goes to show kung gaano ka lalim mag isip ang mga kontra sa kandidatura ni Sen. Teddy Casino

    • vokkin

      Thing is, he is opposed to whoever is sitting… except himself.

      • confused

        Wehh. he opposed all anti people policies of the govt. Its not the person but their policies. magkaiba yun ineng

  • joshmale2004

    Aquino is right as to the availability of jobs evidenced by Ads being posted in internet. If you check the Jobstreet website, more jobs are available compared to last year and previous year. But Aquino is wrong on the notion that there are no job applicants. Job seekers are trippling while job availabilities are doubling which still widening the gap between jobs and job seekers. Maybe the government should look into the following concerns which I believe are hampering the chances of job seekers landing a local job:

    1. Review or even repeal the Contractualization Law and Article 106 of the Labor Code as many companies including multi national companies (PLDT, SM, ROBINSON, AYALA, etc.) have found ways to abuse this law and denying security of tenure to workers and job seekers.
    2. Look into standardizing job minimal qualifications as most job qualifications being posted by companies are very much discriminating to the ordinary job seeker.
    3. Find ways for cheaper job postings, dissemination and advertisements or public free access to internet thru our LGUs or Municipal Offices or Barangay Offices by job seekers as public internet are very expensive and not every one especially in less urbanized municipalities can afford nor have access to internet.
    4. Create a law where all medium and big companies should provide a free apprenticeship programs for graduating students or fresh graduates. This is being abused right now especially private hospitals where an apprentice have to shell out P60,000.00 just to be able to work as an apprentice.

       If these job seekers are hard up to look at these available jobs, then the government should do something to find ways these job postings reach all job seekers.
       Likewise, if the job requirements are too much high standard for job seekrs that even a gasoline boy must be college graduate, then it’s the government’s duty to enact a law to level the playing field.
       I hope someone from Malacanang could ponder on this one.

    • agustin

       He he he he!  you are out of topic, you want to divert the issue.

      • joshmale2004

        Hahaha. thanks for giving notice. Actually I was suppose to post this in another article. I forgot I already shifted to another news.My bad bro.

  • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    fair enough. If I agree with your methods and policies, I will vote for who you endorse.

    If I do not approve of your methods, and policies, I shall vote according to my own research who will best fit represent me.

    But understand this. If you endorse too many ‘Yes’ men, then the balance of too much power will slide to your administration, hence, a possibility of unhealthy dynamics especially if you get too much of what you ask for, and not too many there to question it.


  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    Leadership? What’s this man talking about? A presidential car was even involved in a shootout. No, Mr. Pnoy, you just think highly of yourself. Most of your fellow Catholics think otherwise.

    • Alejandro Canda

      And what kind of leadership do you want? the UNA leadership? To hell with you. To hell with UNA. There is no group of leaders now as distasteful  as UNA which is composed mainly of plunderer, protector of smugglers and dynastic cheaters of public funds ( Estrada, Enrile and Binay in that order).  

      • JuanTamadachi

        best comment I have read so far today.

      • Santino

         e di c jess de los reyes nalang….atbp

  • Verlito

    We need a genuine but constructive opposition to balance the hold of power as absolute power corrupts.

  • kawawang_bansa

    mr. aquino, bakit yellow ribbon ang nasa dibdib mo? presidente ka lang ba ng maka-dilaw? sana philippine flag, para presidente ka ng boong bansa…or kung ayaw mo ng flag, at least alisin mo yang yellow ribbon mo.

    pangalawa, bakit selective ang hustisya sa pananaw mo, mr. aquino? halimbawa, ang kkk at si padaca – bakit pinawalangsala mo na kaagad? samantalang kung hindi mo kaalyado, ay napakabilis umaksyon ng batas?

    pangatlo, sabi mo tuwid na daan…ipinakulong mo si gloria – and that’s fine – kung talagang nangurakot siya at mapatunayan ito sa husgado…ngunit bakit pinapayagan mong tuloy-tuloy ang pangungurakot ng nasa gobyerno? bakit ayaw mong alisin ang pork barrel? kungsabagay, ginamit mo nga naman ito upang sumang-ayon ang 188 congressmen na i-impeach si corona kahit hindi nabasa ang articles of impeachment…may mga maling nagawa si corona, nagsinungaling tungkol sa kanyang nakatagong pera, ngunit ang mga lumilitis sa kanya na congressmen at mga huwes na nag-convict kay corona ay mas masahol pa sa kanya…corrupt din…di ba pera ng taong bayan ay “savings” na naging christmas gift ni enrile sa mga senador? 1.6million sa senador laban sa 10 libong piso sa ordinaryong public servant o kaya guro…pinapabalik pa ang 5 libo!

    pang-apat, maliban sa underpass na katatapos pa lang, at sa pagkukumpuni ng edsa, ano pang infra projects ang napagawa mo? naubos yata ang lakas mo sa paghabol kay gloria…agree ako, dapat habulin at ipakulong ang corrupt, pero hindi lang dapat yan ang aatupagin…harapin mo ang mas malaking pangangailangan ng mga “boss” mo…trabaho at pagkain sa mesa

    pang-lima, bakit ayaw mong baguhin ang 60/40 provision sa constitution patungkol sa foreign ownership ng business? bakit lalong humaba ang ipinagbawal na areas of business para sa foreigners? sino bang pilipino ang may kakayahan lang na mag-invest kundi ang mga oligarch lang?

    pang-anim, bakit ayaw mong i-certify na urgent ang foi bill? ipinangako mo ito sa sambayan dati?

    ito ba ang outcomes ng leadership mo, mr. aquino?

    • Maitum

      palagay ko alam na alam mo ang mga sagot dyan, di ba?

    • Santino

      ang mahirap sa iyo….masyado ka umaasa kay panot…..ibang klase ang ugali niyan….abangan ang pagka absowelto ng ka kkk niya n si neric acosta………

    • Wendy

       kahit anong gawin nating panggigising kay pnoy ay wlang silbi dahil bingi yan sa hinaing ng mamamyan. sariling interes lang ang inaautpag nyan at protection sa mga kamag anak at mga oligarches. Let’s show our anger at pagkadismaya sa sinungaling na presidenti na to … Zero vote for LP candidates.

  • farmerpo

     Heard a somewhat similar statement a while back. “If you are not with us, you are against us.'” George Bush?  If Team Pinoy was properly screened, yes. In Pampanga, for instance, Why Among Ed and not Oca Rodriguez?  Can I really vote Team Pinoy? How many are token candidates? I probably will not block vote LP much as I appreciate what Pnoy had and will accomplish. Build up a presidential timber, we are sorely lacking for one.

  • Conrado de QUIYOT

    Ang ganda talaga ni Risa..lalo na pag pinagtabi mo sila ni Gwen Kulubot lalong lulutang ganda nya…

  • symonwho

    Although there is no question on PNoy’s integrity, we still need the sense of the opposition to ensure transparency in government, financial and operational. GMA’s congress was coopted so much that issues raised by the very slim minority did not progress.

    Check and balance is what democracy is all about and power equally held across all sectors of society.

    I prefer a few UNA and LP but more independents in our law making bodies for effective fiscalization and to ensure the voice of the people is heard and not those of dynasties and vested interests.

    • Batman Robin

      ” Although there is no question on PNoy’s integrity” 

      you are such a stupid noytards… what integrity are you talking about dickhead ?? when to this day, he has not distributed  the lands in HL,despite the high courts  final ruling— after 3 years and 5 and hal;f trilloin laters   he has not done anything about the economy..and  that is because  of psychopantic monkeys like you, who use what little brain cells  you have to twist facts into fiction..noytards ??

      • akongednamzug

        Hindi mo talaga makikita ang pagbabago hanggat wala kang matuwid na pag-iisip.

    • superpilipinas

      PNoy’s integrity has become HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE. Why did he not prioritize transparency in government thru FOI when that has a profound impact on fighting corruption?


      Vote for independents and technical professionals proven in the private sector. If there is none, better not select anyone.

  • hopeless_na

    LP versus UNA, same old faces. Walang nabago, kaya huwag nang umasa na may pagbabago.

    • superpilipinas

      Exactly. Kung merong iba, masmagandang subukan at baka may pag-asa pa. Pero yang mga TRAPO at Political Dynasty at Showbiz/TV personalities, dapat ibasura dahil  mga linta sa posisyon yang mga yan at hinuhuthot ang buwis natin..

  • virgoyap

    As I promised I will not vote for those candidates who were not attuned with the President’s line of program. Selective ako especially those in times of a very heated issue.

  • anonymous276

    Teddy Casino for Senator.

  • anonymous276

    Teddy Casino for senator.

  • anonymous276

    Teddy Casino for senator.

    • Batman Robin

       teddy casino..ang  aso ni abnoy sa congress ,…hahahahaha

      • confused

        Pano siya naging Aso ni noynoy sa congress/ siya lang ang Totoong Oposisyon! 

    • superpilipinas

      Buti pa yan kaysa sa marami sa kongreso. Hindi perpecto pero ok.

    • Marshall




  • Maitum

    I will.

  • mapicchu

    Mr. President…  I fully support your matuwid na daan efforts…I only ask you to already scrap the PDAF…get rid of it…that will tell us in no uncertain terms that you are serious in eradicating corruption. It should happen before elections.  Now is the time to do it. Please give us senators/congressmen who are sincere in their “desire to serve” the country and not out to enrich themselves.  

    Another thing: pls direct the civil service commission to implement a new dress code for senators/congressmen…trsinelas/tshirts/maong…para walang pa garbohan, walang mataas na ere, simpl-e cilang lahat makitungo sa tao…thats Robredo’s legacy. dagdag gastos pa mga barong at saya nila…make-up, designer bags, etc…let them feel how the masa feels!

    • superpilipinas

      He will not get rid of it. He uses it to corrupt Congress.

      PNoy speaks well of Robredo yet acts in the opposite way.

      Robredo wanted to introduce the scorecard system and transparency. PNoy opposed those.

  • PH2011

    CORY made it 23-1 for her Senatorial slate in 1987 Election.

    ( Ironically, the 1 still there)

    Well, it’s a major2 challenge for the son to make it at least 12-1.

    Work hard, campaign harder….nonetheless, funding support still the

  • superpilipinas

    You failed Filipinos by not passing FOI bill into law.

    Your allies also did not take it upon themselves to pass FOI bill.

    It is obvious to all people that you and your allies are afraid of FOI.

    Even your own DoJ appointee, De Lima, acknowledges that FOI is key to good governance.

    Instead of prioritizing FOI bill which all people except the corrupt wants, you distracted people by prioritizing RH, which everyone knows is a divisve issue yet very little impact to all.

    So NO TO LP.

    You and your allies need to learn to recognize people’s most important needs.

  • Guest

    What’s wrong with
    black? Mar Roxas is also black before. Kaya lang pumuti ng konti dahil sa
    kagagamit ng glutathione.


  • Paul Saraña

     salamat sa tip na cla pala ang di ko pwede isulat sa balota ko…….

  • Guest

    Panawagan sa lahat ng mga maiitim at mga kayumangging Pinoy, iboykot natin ang mga kandidato ni Mar dahil nilalait nila ang kulay natin.

  • pcosmachine


  • Guest

    Yang panglalait ng ginagawa ng LP kay Binay, baka yan ang magpabagsak sa kanila. Careful,

    • mave

      kamo nilait ng UNA sarili nila para mag mukhang kawawa sila. ikaw na paloko ka naman. ay tanga…

    • rock_steady

       UNA sa kay Gwen Garcia, UNA pa rin kay Enrile. UNA silang lahat, kulelat ang bansang Pilipinas.

  • superpilipinas

    The straight path is visible and can be taken only if there is transparency.


    Aquino does not want government transparency. He is corrupt. De Lima already implied that to the delegates from other countries.

  • Guest

    Sabi ni PNoy: “If you approve of my leadership, vote for my candidates, too.” Pwede… pero huwag lang mga kandidato ng LP at ni Mar.

  • Boy

    The logic is flawed. It does not follow Mr. President!

  • Guest

    Don’t vote LP
    senatorial candidates. You’re just wasting your vote!

  • Guest

    Walang winnability ang mga senatorial candidates ng LP kaya wag  n’yo na lang iboto. Sayang lang.

  • JX Peron

    If you compare UNA candidates with LP candidates, there’s a big difference in terms of “quality”. Maceda? Honasan? Binay? Hohumm.  UNA candidates’ reputations alone are questionable. Their performances (as public officials) are cloudy as well. 

    I’d rather have Hontiveros, Madrigal and Jun Magsaysay any time.

  • wakats

    I’m not inclined to vote for some of PNoy’s candidates like the balimbings/trapos duo – chiz and loren – and the leftist hontiveros.

    There are worthy substitutes in the UNA line-up such as gordon and tingting that the people may look upon to bring changes in the way taxpayers’ monies are being spent in congress. 

  • Iceman

    Sa UNA tayo dahil nandito ang Jalosjos, Mabuhay ang UNA,Mabuhay ang Jalosjos, Mabuhay si Binay,Ibagsak si Pnoy. Sigurado na si Binay na ang Presidente sa 2016, Asa ka pa Mar humanap ka muna ng malakas na pwersa gaya ng mga Jalosjos para makatapat ka sa pwersa ni Binay

    • rock_steady

       OO. mas masaya talag apag pamilya ng child rapist ang supporters mo.

  • Simon Ybarramendia

    Mr. President, wala pong ganyanan. Hindi po kayo
    si Haring Midas na ang mahawakan, nagiging ginto. Hindi nila nanay si Cory.
    Hindi rin nila tatay si Ninoy. Lalong hindi nila kapatid si Kris. Hindi po
    tungkol sa inyo ang kandidatura nila. Hindi rin po tungkol ito sa liderato
    ninyo. Tungkol poi to sa kanilang mga kandidato, mismo. Hindi na sila bata na
    kailangan, kayo pa ang maglampin. Hindi rin sila mga bagong gradweyt na
    kailangan kayo para sa kanilang character reference. Iba kayo, iba sila. Hayaan
    nyo kaming mga botante ang humatol kung karapatdapat nga sila. Dahil sa
    kalaunan, wala na kayo, andyan pa rin sila.

  • JasonBieber

    What heroism is PNoy referring to?

    And what straight path does he mean?

    The reason i ask is because to this day even his government is marked by greed and self-interest. Just the other week it was revealed that one of his KKK Acosta was not walking the so-called straight path and what does PNoy do…offer to pay his bail and defend him in public.

    Part of walking the straight path is being fair and impartial and unbiased…what PNoy has shown is the opposite and there is no mark of heroism in that.

  • XY ZEE

    Thanks, but no thanks.
    Marami ka nang na-goyo noong huling eleksyon..
    Sa iyo na yang Tuwad na Daan mo.

  • Nic Legaspi

    After almost three years, I never really felt like the people are the bosses of this nation. Kahit yung contentious provisions nga ng cybercrime law, amid public clamor, hindi mapatanggal e. The administration is even trying to move mountains just to defend the bill…

  • Edgardo Mendoza

    hanggang ngayon milyon milyon parin ang tambay sa pinas wala trabaho! pati si bantay inuulam na!

  • josefe38



  • disqusted0fu

    What kind of leadership? The leadership that does not show a good example? As simple as quitting smoking or surrendering his firearms he can’t do. The leadership that throws uncalled for jokes about his predecessor and the disabled? A leadership that focuses on image and popularity than beneficial reforms? Is that the kind of leadership that we want?

  • disqusted0fu

    These handpicked candidates by Pnoy will be the same as his handpicked cabinet members aka the KKKs. If they win, more government officials will engage in propaganda and will have the liberty to do as they please without repercussions.

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