Aquino leads LP rally in Manila, endorses Lim for mayor

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President Noynoy Aquino III, raises the hands of Liberal party’s Manila candidate Alfredo Lim for Mayor and Lou Veloso for Vice Mayor . INQUIRER/JOAN BONDOC

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III led the Liberal Party’s proclamation rally in Manila on Monday to kick off the candidacy of its local bets in the city.

Aquino, who arrived at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila a little before 5 p.m., personally endorsed incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim, and his running mate, incumbent sixth district congressman Lou Veloso, as well as the other local LP bets.

The President started his speech by citing the lyrics of popular song “Pusong Bato,” saying that many have been making promises that are only bound to be broken because they have “pusong bato”—without love for other people.

The President then cited previous allegedly anomalous projects which included that at the Pasig River and the P18.7 billion-worth Laguna Lake Dredging Project.

He said Lim led exposures of these kinds of wrongdoings in the government.

“Talaga naman kapag tuwid na daan ang pinag-uusapan, matagal na nating kasangga itong si Mayor Lim. Naka-ilang beses na napatunayan ni Mayor Lim na nasa panig s’ya ng taong bayan (If we are talking of the straight path, Mayor Lim has been a long-time ally. He has proven many times he is on the side of the people),” the President said, citing the mayor’s refusal to follow former President Ferdinand Marcos when he allegedly ordered Lim, who was then chief of the Northern Police District, to drive away people gathering at the historical EDSA.

“Ano ang pinakita ni Mayor Lim? Nanindigan sya . . . [inisip niya] sino ba ang pinagsisilbihan ko? Yung taong matagal nang nasa Malakanyang o yung taong bayan (What did Mayor Lim show? He stood pat…wondered who he was really serving. Was the man who has been in Malacañang for so long or the people)?” Aquino said.

He also cited Lim’s accomplishments in the city which includes the establishment of six city-run hospitals which provide free health services, two colleges offering free education, the city’s over 50 barangay (village) heath care centers, 12 lying-in clinics, and daycare centers, among others.

“May kasabihan po, ‘Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.’ Bakit mo aayusin kung ayos? Bakit mo papalitan kung magaling . . . dito sa Maynila, tingin ko wais ang ating mga kababayan. Kaya nating humusga kung sino ang totoo at sino hindi, sino ang nagpakita na ng pruweba at sino ang mangangako lang (Why do we have to fix something that ain’t broke? Why change someone who is good…here in Manila, I see wise residents. We are able to know who is true and who is not, who has done well and has delivered as opposed to one who will only make promises),” he said.

Among other LP senatorial bets endorsed by President Aquino were Cynthia Villar, former senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Jamby Madrigal, incumbent senator Koko Pimentel, and former Congresswoman Risa Hontiveros.

Superintendent Ferdinand Quirante estimated the crowd of LP supporters who attended the rally to be over 100,000.

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  • jojo webmail

    vote erap if u want to legalize gambling, adultery, prostitution and homosexuality in manila.
    as our role model, he will promote immoral lifestyle, drinking womanizing and corruption.
    just my opinion, thank you for reading.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRPSEPOKCEYJPXM73RSBL22HNQ P Abi

      bakit, ngayon nakaupo si Lim, napigilan ba niya lahat yan?
      they are both the same

      adultery at homosexuality.. lol.. exagge much?
      illegal ba ang pagiging bakla? hahahaha

  • Concur_Dissent

    ERAP’s upcoming loss will be the final nail on his coffin…..his headstone will read:
    “Here lies the beloved former Mayor, Honorable former Senator, Respectable previous Vice President, Deposed President and convicted felon plunderer Joseph Estrada a dedicated public servant whose last attempt of public glory was to be mayor of manila but whose campaign was shot down by Dirty Harry…. “

    • El_Gran_Capitan

      I hope you’re right

    • nes911

      Tanong mo kay gen. Calinisan kung meron syang inupahang triggerman. Sya lang ang makakagawa niyan sa utos ni erap para pagbintangan ang kampo ni dirty harry.

    • PinoyPower1

      Pag si erap ang manalo, magiging de facto beerhouse, bar, at night club na naman ang manila city hall kagaya ng ginawa nya dati sa malacanang.

  • http://twitter.com/Pete02552 Pete Solo

    TANUNG KO LANG PU SA NAG SULAT SA COLUMN NA TO… KAILAN PU BA NAGING CONGRESSMAN SI LOU VELOSO? D PU BA COUNCILMAN LANG SYA? GO ! GO ! GO TEAM PINOY………..

  • nes911

    Lasing na naman si erap nung nagsalita sya sa rally nila. Incoherent na ang mga sinasabi. Umeepekto na siguro yung side effects ng pagpapa stem cell nya na galing sa tupa. May tupak na tuloy.

  • Noel

    Sa hitsura na lang, di hamak na malayo si Isko kay Lou sa pagka-Bise.

    • nes911

      Sa hitsura lamang si isko, pero sa utak, wsla nyan si isko.

  • EsterPostigo

    Malas lang ng mga manilenyo, wala mapagpiliang matinong alkalde. Sa ilalim ng admi ni Lim, lalong naging madumi ang maynila, walang kaayusan. Lahat ng main road gaya ng avenida at recto,pinalatagan sa mga vendors, halatang pinagkakitaan ng tong collection. Wala siyang urban planning bastat tuloy ang koleksyon e mamatay kayo lahat sa basura, holdaper, snatcher pokpok na nagkalat sa maynila. Subukan nyong sumakay o tumawid ng nakahikaw, hahablutin ang tenga mo. Ang taft avenue napaka polluted at puro holdaper. Subukan nyong magpa ospital sa ipinagmamalaki kuno nyang ospital, ewan kung lumabas kayo ng buhay. Ang tayuman, nasa gitna lahat ang pampasaherong jeep, dun na nag terminal. Parang walang gobyerno. Si erap naman, eversince puro acting lang ang ginawa.bukambibig lagi ang mahirap pero wala ka namang makitang concrete na nagawa nya para sa mga ito. Ang nagawa nya, mag establish ng political dynasty mula asawa, anak, anak sa iba , mga babae nya pinatakbo lahat para umokupa ng puesto sa gobyerno.Eto na lang ba talaga ang kakahinatnan ng ating beloved capital city? Lord tulungan nyo po kami!!!

    • kismaytami

      Huwag kalimutan na amoy etchas ang Maynila ngayong panahon ni Lim. Mula sa mga parke hanggang sa mga sidewalk. Eeew…

  • Stuubs

    Hao Shao pinoys !

  • ARIKUTIK

    Nag sout yellow si Lim, talo na siya kasi “Pusong bato”. Nagpa sarap sa aircon restaurant habang mina-massacre sa Luneta ang mga inosenteng turista. Hindi naman daw siya ang namaril kaya wala siyang kasalanan …… aaaarrrrgggghhh Si Lim ay isang opisyal na walang pananagutan…… basta opisyal lang siya, eeeeeeww….. kambal Abnoy ….

  • John Sulayman

    Dafaq, Lim has not even done anything to improve Manila. Why endorse this lazy SOB?

    • Concur_Dissent

      simply because he is the lesser evil if nothing else. Would you prefer a convicted plunderer? Hindi lang tsismis yan…totoong plunderer proven in court

    • turin55555

      District hospitals and schools were constructed during his time as mayor – up to present time. Compare that to Erap, Atienza and Mel Lopez. Baywalk is much cleaner now because the business establishments there (which kept on bringing waste on a daily basis and which btw were alledgedly owned by the councilors and Atienza’s cohorts) are gone… All public parking spaces fees are remitted to City Hall which was never the case during the 9-year tenure of his predecessor…Current councilors who pushed Erap’s candidacy beware of possible political dynasty to be started by Erap’s family…One more term (3 years) for Lim (his last after 2 successive terms) and that would be enough time to look for a new leader of Manila. Pagbigyan nyo na. Di naman naging sakim at ganid si Mayor Lim. Simply, Lim gave what most citizens could ask for from a city leader.

  • boybakal

    Wala na bang ibang makuhang kandidato sa Manila.
    Bakit yan pang si Veloso na saksakan ng pangit, busangot pa ang mukha.
    Walang ka appeal appeal.
    Dati ang Manila, magaganda ang tao, ngayon pangit na pati opisyal.
    Vote Erap na lang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reuben.t.santos Reuben T. Santos

    Go Lim go.

  • wawa2172

    Poor citizens of Manila, it does not have choice as far as candidacy of Lim and Erap is concern. Professionals are a plenty in Manila but they choose to shoo away from local politics because the opposition and current government opted for traditional politicians as candidates. I guess Manila deserved Lim and Erap dahil sa dumi nang Manila in almost every aspect: bad leadership, corruption, crimes, poverty, maruming kapligiran, walang maayos na bangkita, unemployment, etc. With Lim or Erap as mayor, isa lang ang sure sa Manila…alang pag babago.

    • desi derata

      Magbago papunta sa mas masama? Change just for the sake of change?

      Si Joseph Estrada nga noong mayor ng San Juan, na-bankrupt ang city government.

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    PUSONG BATO AT PUSONG MAMON

    ANA: “Sabi ni Jamie Elona ang ingles ng pusong-bato eh without love for other people. Tama ba ‘yon, huh?”

    LISA: “Tama rin. Pero sa kaso ni Erap eh mas bagay na turingan siyang pusong-mamon. Kasi, malambot ang puso niya para magbilang ng asawa’t anak, pusong-mamon siyang nagaganyak malasing at mangurakot ng jueteng money kaya nakalaboso, o, ‘di ba?”

    CION: “Oy, sobra naman kayong manglait noh! Kung sabagay eh ‘di maikakaila ni Erap na alam sa buong mundo na maraming kapatid sa labas si Sen Jinggoy at ikinulong siya ni Ate Glo dahil sa plunder. That’s a FACT nga agkakanalpaak, saan met ya?”

  • penoy2012

    Ang hirap bumoto sa Maynila. Walang mapag-pilian na matino.

  • disqusted0fu

    When you are stuck between a choice of Erap and Lim, you just know that your city is in for one heck of a ride… in a very bad way.

    As far as the saying don’t fix it if it ain’t broke… we all know that Lim ain’t broke because he must be filthy rich already after all these years in the government. And if Erap will be the replacement to what is already a wreck, then you might as well say goodbye to it.

  • disqusted0fu

    It’s funny that Pnoy started his speech talking about himself and his administration. – “saying that many have been making promises that are only bound to be broken because they have “pusong bato”—without love for other people.” especially for the poor if I may add.

  • JasonBieber

    Sometimes it’s hard not to wonder if there is such a thing as anomalous projects or just projects that certain persons are not happy with and because they don’t like it they allege it’s anomalous?

    For example, people cry about the anomalous project to clean the Pasig river but then themselves don’t provide their own projects to clean the dirty waterway. The Pasig River is indeed dirty and disgusting and needs to be cleaned. Instead of attacking projects that are aimed to clean the river why not clean the river yourselves, those who are complaining about existing projects.

  • kismaytami

    Poor Manila… They can only choose between the two.
    Poor Philippines… The president is busy campaigning for his party mates.

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