Aquino’s election campaign pitch: Robust economy

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President Aquino: Economic pitch. FILE PHOTO

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines—Showing the supposed fruits of a robust economy is President Aquino’s strategy for eliciting voter support for candidates of the administration’s Team PNoy.

Despite the bad weather, the President on Wednesday continued with scheduled visits to the Central and Western Visayas, inaugurating IT cyberparks, business process outsourcing (BPO) centers and mixed-use property development projects to show everyone that economic growth is slowly but surely trickling down to the grassroots.

And as he went around the Visayas, he campaigned for the administration’s local candidates and for many of his handpicked senatorial candidates.

At the inauguration on Wednesday of Megaworld’s P20-billion township project here called “The Mactan Newtown,” Aquino said that the Megaworld project showed that “indeed, we have made progress.”

“These projects are helping to grow the economy in ways that can be felt by ordinary people,” he said.

“We will maintain the business environment that has led to investments like this. The world has recognized an upward trend in our country’s prospects. They are convinced that not only is it indeed more fun here. On top of the fun, the Philippines also actually works,” he said.

Megaworld owner Andrew Tan will infuse P20 billion within the next five to seven years into the 20-hectare project, declared a “mixed-use special economic zone” for IT, tourism and retirement, and thus enjoys tax incentives and holidays.

In Talisay City on Tuesday night, the President warned against those trying to put stumbling blocks to the nation’s march to progress.

Without specifically naming the rival United Nationalist Coalition, he denounced those who kept ridiculing the “straight path” platform of his administration.

“It is not in their interest that we succeed. It only means that your success, our bosses, is not in their interest,” he said.

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras defended the President’s actively campaigning for the administration ticket.

“There are many events that he needs to go to, and since he’s already there, people want to discuss some political issues. I think that’s normal. He’s a party man, he believes in his party, so that (is) very normal for him to do,” he said.

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  • Guest

    Mabuhay ang Robust Economy ni Pnoy!

    Inflow of hot money doubled in Jan 2013!

    Inflow of hot money is a sure sign of speculators’ confidence in the bubble!

    More hot money, stronger peso, stronger republic, cheaper imports!

    Long Live Imports! More exotic imported goods for every Filipino household!

    Long Live Rosy Optimism & Positivism! Optimism will stop fuel prices from rising!

    Cebuanos working in home furniture for export don’t have to exhaust themselves anymore!

    Because peso is stronger, those labor-intensive jobs should be left to China and Vietnam!

    Down with Exports! Down with Cobonpue furniture for export!

    Long Live Imports! Down with Exports!

    Fúck the OFWs! Fúck the BPOs! Fúck the local manufacturing! Fúck local jobs!

    Long Live made-in-China products! Long Live cheaper veggies & spices from China!

    Long Live the Bubble! Long Live the Paper Wealth!

    Eat your hearts out naysayers! Eat that paper wealth!

    Long Live the boom and bust of Aquinomics!

    • akongednamzug

      Inggit na inggit ka ba? Hinay hinay ka brod, talagang ganyan ang buhay. Kung hindi mo gusto ang mga nangyayari sa Pilipinas, ipikit mo na lang ang mga mata mo at takpan ng bulak ang iyong dalawan tainga. Pero pakiusap ko sa iyo, huwag mong kakalimutan huminga, please lang.

    • 33Sambuang2

      ang ofw ang bumuhay sa pinas. utak ebak ka talaga. down with ofw. down with alan gayetano. hunghang

    • riverapatrick

      alfred boy intsik.nakakasuka kahunghangan mo.isa akong ofw khit mbigat natituwa parin ako s patakbo ni pnoy.kung wala kng mgawa wag mo n lasunin isip ng ibang tao.HUNGJANG K A!

  • pcosmachine

    VOTE TEAM PNOY FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

    VOTE STRAIGHT LP (12-0) FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE!

  • UrHONOR

    MABUHAY talaga ang economic resurrection ng bayan!  Resurrexit est!  Mula ng natuto at namulat ang mata ng maraming kabayan sa kahalagahan ng ECONOMY sa SPIRITUAL/CEREMONIAL RITUALS ng kung ano-anong pananampalataya, unti-unti ng umu-usad ang tren ng bansa tungo sa kaunlaran.  Tulad ng mga kapit-bahay nating mga bansa na nagpahalaga sa material needs na siyang tunay na kailangan ng isang bansa at hindi ang mga pinaglipasang matatandang mga pabula o fairy tales…. nag-umpisa ng sumirit ang pag-unlad ng buhay at kabuhayan ng karamihan ng mga kabayan. 

     Ang isang sukatan ng lakas ng ekonomiya ng isang bansa ay ang stock market index na sa atin ang tawag ay PSEI…..halos araw-araw nitong buwan ng Pebrero, tinataasan ng index ang bilang ng nakaraang araw. Ang forecast pa nga ni PNoy ay aabot ang PSEI ng 6,500 sa pagtapos ng 2013, nang ito ay na sa mga 6,200.  Hindi ba nagtatapos ang buwan ng Pebrero, e, na sa 6,648+ na ang PSEI!  Tabo-tabo ang dating ng mga pera ng mga porengers sa bayan dahil sa malaking pagbabago ng takbo ng pamahalaan sa tulong at galing ng PNoy at ang mga tapat nitong mga pinagkakatiwalaan tauhan.

    Hindi lalaon, mga kabayan, ko kung itong takbong ito ay mapapanatili natin sa tulong nating lahat, sisikat muli ang ating araw at babalik ang ating pagka-PERLAS ng SILANGAN sa lahat ng sulok ng bayan (pati na Sabah).

    O, may ma-u-UNA pa ba sa pangkat ni PNoy?  Ipagpapalit ba natin ang pagsulong na tinatamasa natin sa mga sandaling ito sa 3 bubuyog o ang BEE (binay, estrada, enrile)?  HIBANG na lamang ang hindi maka-unawa sa nangyayari sa ating bayan!

    • 33Sambuang2

      kasi si pnoy hindi kawatan hindi katulad ng tuwad na daan ng una

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

        Hindi nga kawatan si noy AB eh ang mga alipores niya na mga kawatan ? na mga smugglers na KKK, paano iyan ? ok lang ba sa iyo ang ayaw ni noy na FOI bill at anti dynasty bill ipasa ?

    • ApoLapullapu

      Ngayon ibibigay na nila sa Malaysia ang Sabah.

      • 33Sambuang2

        isa ka pang tungaw. sa panahon nga ni marcos di nabigay. abnoy ka din

      • ApoLapullapu

        Bakit ayaw magbigay nang suporta sa mga Kiram ang PNoy?  Hindi ba ibig sabihin ibigay na sa Malaysia ang Sabah?

      • UrHONOR

        KUNG ganyan ang pag-intindi mo, makakabuti na huwag ka ng pumunta sa Sulu, kung may binabalak ka, dahil walang pagagamit na toilet doon sa iyo ang mga Kiram at ang kanyang mga kabig. :)

  • josefe38

    VOTE TEAM ABNOY FOR ABORTION LAW, DIVORCE LAW, SAME SEX MARRIAGE LAW. 

    WHAT ROBUST ECONOMY?  Philippines debt rises by 9.8 percent in 2012. Patawa!!!!!

    • 33Sambuang2

      ikaw ang abnoy na baboy. bayaran ng una…

    • superpilipinas

      The poor are not getting more in proportion to the “economic progress” they report

      which means the robust economy is only improving the lives of the rich and the high officials of the government.

      this is because there is no FOI to guard our tax money from the corrupt and the incompetent.

      Prices of goods in the Philippines are getting high so fast yet salaries of the low wage earners are not able to rise to catch up. The goods in the Philippines have almost the same price as in the US like gas for example. But the salary in the US is much much much higher. So the net effect is that the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer.

      • 33Sambuang2

        let me correct you fool…….. for a couple of years we had no salary increases thanks to the bad economy . now the us is still struggling and work is so hard to find… i am here in california so i know the situation ok? so wag kang hanggal at gunggong. ang nasa medical field lang ang hindi naghihirap dito. amaw kang daku

      • billy gunner

         california you say? californa street in tondo?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

        There are plenty of work here in my area and I was wondering why you are struggling to find a job ! in fact, I have a regular job and a part time job and still have sometime to spare with my family.. so my friend,  if only you would get off your fat A&@ maybe, it won’t be that bad after all ! I’m located in Southern California.

      • superpilipinas

        he-he-he…..at least you fool have a salary. it’s your fault you want to stay in California, go somewhere else. US is not only California you know…he-he-he. Its’ almost bankrupt state.

  • superpilipinas

    BUT NO FOI….

    which means taxes from individuals and businesses will go to a few pockets…..and incompetent government officials will stay in their positions.

    which means very little will go to poor people and the gap between the rich and the poor will increase

    which means more crime due to poverty or envy and more corrupt government officials due to no transparency.

    NO TO TEAM PINOY, UNA, NP, NPC, PRP, Lakas, etc. These are Traditional Politicians (TRAPOS), Political Dynasties, and incompetent Showbiz/TV personalities. Don’t vote for them so at least even if they win with low votes, they get the message that their days in politics are coming to an end.

    Vote for independents or new parties who are for FOI, against Political Dynasties, and who are experienced in their private and public experiences. If you can’t find them, don’t vote for anyone. At least these type of people will be encouraged to run in 2016. 

  • ApoLapullapu

    Robust economy for the oligarchs plus surrender of the Sabah claim.

  • nakawan

    UNA, as is the usual action of trapos, will seek to reverse old policies that affected them in the previous government. So does that mean they will reverse the robust economy and sink us back in the sh*thole?

  • billy gunner

    robust economy? yeah thanks to our OFWs for that. and aquino should stop grabbing the credit for himself coz it’s not funny. and he should start doing something to check the rising unemployment! stop being a lame duck!!!!

  • maypakialamtayo

    sa latest survey ng sws mas dumami ang walang trabaho, sa bunganga lang ni pnoy maraming trabaho.

  • boybakal

    Aquino’s election campaign pitch: Robust economy….

    What….Robust economy? Somebody must be kidding.
    Maybe Robot economy or Bust economy.

  • boybakal

     Megaworld’s P20-billion township project here called “The Mactan
    Newtown,” Aquino said that the Megaworld project showed that “indeed, we
    have made progress.”…

    Well, that is private Mr. President.
    You have not given your share….where is your investment in infrastructures, bridges, EDSA rehab, Laguna dredging, Speed train etc etc.
    The latest I heard…all canceled.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

    Robust economy for the starving population ?!  prices gone sky high and even us ( OFW ) can no longer afford the luxury of buying ” pasalubong” to our friends abroad ! whom are you kidding ?!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Our cost of electricity is the highest in Asia and still rising, prices of commodities are rising, un employment is rising,but panties are not rising they are going down due to un robust economy.

  • superpilipinas

    The poor are not getting more in proportion to the “economic progress” they report
    which means the robust economy is only improving the lives of the rich and the high officials of the government (like those PCSO pigs earning tens of thousands just for board meetings).

    this is because there is no FOI to guard our tax money from the corrupt and the incompetent.
    Prices of goods in the Philippines are getting high so fast yet salaries of the low wage earners are not able to rise to catch up.

    The goods in the Philippines have almost the same price as in the US like gas for example. But the salary in the US is much much much higher. So the net effect is that the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer.

  • JasonBieber

    Robust economy? What did PNoy do for this economy to be robust?

    It looks like PNoy is taking credit for something he didn’t do again but what else do you expect. It is election season so just like 2010 PNoy has to give more lip service to the public to get the public’s votes.

  • disqusted0fu

    How can you call it a robust economy without generating jobs and alleviating poverty? Besides, let’s be honest, what economic reforms has Pnoy made? Most of the fruits that the PH economy has produced are results of seeds planted during the Arroyo administration. It is mostly because of the long term economic programs established in that administration.

    Pnoy not only keeps on assailing GMA, he also takes credit for the work done during her administration. Talk about adding insult to injury.

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