Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Krist Aquino To Leave The Country If Noy Wins

Remember the episode of The Buzz after the controversial walk out issue of Ruffa Gutierrez?

Sabi ni Kris: “I had dinner w/ Noy tonight after his TVC shoot. He told me ’di raw ba puwede na may quiet Sunday kami? And he asked y sya nada­may when he’s not even part of Buzz. I would like to extend a loving hug to Ruffa. I viewed the tape & altho I still feel I gave my comment w/ af­fection, maybe it made her feel even worse be­cause she’s now moving in a new direction. We had what I be­lieved was a good working rela­tion­ship in the almost 2 years we were together on the Buzz.

“I can also understand that Ruffa’s mom dislikes Noynoy & my family, maybe because of asso­cia­tion & our vocal proclamation of admiration for Ding­dong & his selfless contribution to help Noy’s presidential bid. It is w/ Ruffa that I enjoyed a heal­thy working relationship with & I only have good words to say about her.

“To Ruffa, I sincerely apologize for causing u hurt. My brother Noynoy would like to add that we live in democracy—1 where we r very free to make our own choice for president. Noy told me in any election, we’ll have our share of fervent supporters, and harshes critics. And if u can’t take the heat, then politics isn’t for u.
“As a woman, and as Ruffa’s mom and lola of Lorin & Venice, I respect u tita Annabelle and on behalf of our family I apologize for the distress we caused yours. Hindi po ako mayabang, kaya ako nagpapakumbaba ngayon.

“On a last note, I promised Noy that if he does WIN, and I’m a cause of stress for him & his presidency, I’ll gladly take my 2 boys to live any­where there is TFC so that I can continue to work but w/ our overseas Filipino brothers & sisters. Of course, Noy said—dinner daw ’yun, hindi teleserye ko.”


Manny Villar's Downfall

In a recent news,  Manny Villar concedes to Noynoy Aquino in the presidential race.  There are few apparent reasons he can blame why he lost.

First, he can blame the political ads.  He bombarded the public with his ads and most probably people just got fed up and started to think how much is he spending and how is going to gain his expenses back.

Second, he can blame his endorsers.  His celebrity endorsers, were most likely the most famous in Phil showbiz today - one of whom is Willie Revillame.  Few days before the elections, Willie showed the public his truest form - ARROGANT.  Everybody must have seen and heard how Willie Revillame challenged ABS-CBN management to kick out a showbiz reporter, Jobert Sucaldito for putting him in a bad light in the latter's commentaries / reports.

Lastly, he can blame himself.  Villar faced with several controversies chose not to answer or explain the allegations thrown at him, one of which was the graft charges on C5 extension.  Perhaps, thinking that Filipinos are dumb to just let it pass.

What Is The Latest On Willie Revillame?

I am so eagear to know what is the latest on Willie Revillame.  Did he finally resign?  Was he asked to leave ABS-CBN for his arrogance?

This arrogant creature must be put in a place where he will realize that nobody is indespensible.  He should bear in mind that it is not because of him that people go to the show or even watch the show.  It is the show that people watch not him.  It is because of  the prizes that the sponsors give out that poeople want to be in the show and  not because of him.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Choice Between Gibo and Noynoy

I came across a note in Facebook showing support to Gibo and I would like to share how he articulated his choice.  I strongly feel that his thoughts are exactly how others think.


A Battle of Heart and MindShare.

Ever since the campaign for President took off, many people have reached the conclusion that it will be a showdown between Noynoy Aquino and Manny Villar. Survey after survey has shown this pair to be the consistent topnotchers. It is myopic to not even consider other choices; unfortunately, the human mind being what it is, it resorts to easy choices rather than difficult grappling.

I am an EDSA 1 baby. My parents took me and my sister right to EDSA and also Roxas Boulevard when we were all protesting Marcos, and especially the senseless and brutal death of Ninoy. My sister and I may have been too young to "know it all", but we sensed, even at that age, that it was a monumental and pivotal period in our nation's history. (Plus, if we behaved and went along with the march, my parents took us to Max's, certainly the highlight of a youngster "required" to march on a Sunday).

I say this piece of history not only as a nostalgic part of my past, but so it is clear that how I arrived at my choice for President was not an easy one. The pull and magic of EDSA is especially potent to someone who was ACTUALLY there, seen all the selfless acts of patriotism, and it is still this romantic notion of EDSA, that "we can change the world", that I had initially leaned towards Noynoy. I thought to myself, Noynoy is a link to that proud piece of Philippine history. Especially since we are coming from a 9 year coma called the GMA Presidency, one that is (to understate it largely) riddled with corruption charges and questionable (again, understating) actions. We have to elect someone so opposite of GMA, someone who will ensure that the scandals perpetrated by GMA's adminstration will not happen again.

But seeing the news overseas as well as what's happening in our country, you cannot help but ask the question (it is practically begging to be asked) "Once the President is sworn in, what happens next?"

A financial crisis so deep, not even the most powerful countries are spared.
Terrorists running around as if to taunt the security protocols of all nations.
A world so enamored in uncertainty and fear, they cling to bigoted religious leaders.
A population with half living a hand to mouth existence, who are told to "have more babies".
Massive evacuation of capable workers to other countries because no jobs await them here.
Entertainers, movie stars, "reality show" contestants have become the highest aspirations of our youth.

Once those realities set in, I am finding it increasingly harder and harder to picture Noynoy having a masterful grasp of the situation. This is a senator, who, despite being given the massive political lineage and the leeway that ensues with this privilege, contributed almost nothing to his legislative agenda. This is a brother who is openly rebuked by his youngest sister - the one with massive star power - for having his hair parted wrong or hoping he gets married soon. A senator who continually stammers whenever he is interviewed, as if he is looking around for a cue that the interview is up. These are not qualities that I admire, and they are certainly not the qualities in a President who I expect to tackle the almost insurmountable problems his office faces head on.

I have always placed a premium on intelligence and competence (hence, my frequent arguments with people who are incompetent, as many of my colleagues will attest to that). If you can't do the job, get out, don't waste time, mine especially. I want a President who is intelligent but not naive, one who can clearly articulate his positions and his concrete plans without having to resort to gimmicky one liners that try to play to the "masa" as their champion. A President who will not talk down to others but will, with his intelligence, ask this country to be his partner in getting us out of the massive mess we are in.

I found these qualities in Gibo. Despite the fact that he was chosen by GMA, it became quite clear to me that he is eminently qualified for the job. I need a President that I can be proud to call my own. Someone who has worked inside the bureaucracy (as an executive and a legislator) to know well enough what needs to be done in order for great ideas to come into fruition.

My heart has been tugging for the Noynoy vote, but I realize that this will not bring us out of the quagmire, into a hopeful future. Gibo is not the panacea for everything, but with him, we have a fighting chance. More than ever, we need someone smart enough - and compassionate enough - to lead us through.

I choose Gibo for President.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Willie Revillame Wants Jobert Sucaldito Kicked Out of ABS-CBN

I recently saw in the news an upset and mad Willie Revillame threatening ABS-CBN that he will resign if it does not kick out Jobert Sucaldito, who reported or commented about Willie's show featuring youths with low grades.

Sucaldito who was doing his job as a radio commentator, commented that Willie should instead feature and highlight students with high grades so young people would follow and be inspired if they wish to have a chance in TV.

I really feel that Willie's call to kick out Jobert is uncalled for and over-bearing of him.  Who does he think he is???  Does this mean that none of the people in the network should talk about him if it puts him in a bad light, just because his show has high ratings?  Willie should bear in mind that his show is being followed by many not because of him.  It is being watched only because he gives away big cash prizes, prizes from the sponsors and not his.  When he was away and out of Wowowee, the show went on, people still went on to watch it and people still tried to be in it hoping they win or bring home some cash.  It makes me wonder what he can possibly do if he is indeed in power or in a position of authority!

ABS-CBN should not allow any of its talents to manipulate them or black mail its managment, so to speak.