Edu Manzano, Bongbong Marcos, and Grace Poe for senator?

Philippines
October 14, 2009 5:37am CST
As I watched the announcement of Erap to run again in 2010, I also learned that there are new faces for the senatorial bid. Among them are Edu Manzano,Bongbong Marcos, and Grace Poe who is the daughter of FPJ. I know that Edu is now a public servant as chairman of the Optical Media board, and Bongbong is a congressman. But with Grace Poe, I only know her as daughter of the late FPJ. What do you think about the names I mentioned above? No hurting words, please.
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15 responses
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
wait, no hurting words? hmm. I don't think I could comment here anymore. hahaha. Anyway, Is he really seriously running for the presidency ( again?! ) next year? I mean, I thought that was just a running joke or something. hahahahaha. And what's up with the senatorial line up? jinggoy and the son of JDV ( whathisnameagain?!).. proven trapos.. we need a new face in the senate ( But that new face does not include a daughter of a late candidate ) .. hahaha. Please, don't think that it's your obligation to run for a government position just because your last name is Estrada, or de Venecia, or Arroyo, or even Marcos.... okay I'm stopping now. my blood pressure's already rising. hahaha.
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
It's not so much the people seating in position that is the problem but the system itself. Put a tamed puppy in the wild for a while and it will learn that it only has two choices: die, or learn to be as fierce as his predators. We need change at its very root but we're either scared, lazy, incapable or all of the above. It's sad. I wish I could not think about it but I know it's bound to affect me one way or the other so I do. Let's do a government overhaul! Let the people speak!
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
well, I agree that indeed the system is the problem. but the system won't change for itself, it needs the people who are in it to change it.. If all the government official would just go with the flow, then it will never change. The voting public should really think about the people who can push change inside the system and not let it ruin him to pieces.. sad to say though, I have yet to see that kind of candidate..
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Hello Ingkingderders...I am just curious as to why would you not consider the new face of the late candidate?....and who's that?
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
I can understand Edu and Bongbong running. You're right. Edu has had political ambitions for a long time and he took his time by gunning for local government first (did he ever win? I'm not sure). Bongbong, of course, comes from a political (does he ever!) family and has for a long time served as a legislator. I'd be leery about him, of course. It would take an incredibly amazing public service record for me to look past the name. Grace Poe has always stayed away from the limelight. I wonder why she'd feel compelled to run (is there some feeling of vendetta here - like avenge her father's loss at the presidency or something? Even then, it doesn't make sense. This is completely the wrong arena, jmo). I don't know what her educational or professional background is. I wouldn't consider voting for anybody who has no prior experience in legislative work or public service. Even if Edu does have some experience, I'd really rather elect people who have the mettle of the statesmen of old. Note my wistful tone. :)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
at least edu has had some legislative and administrative stints to boot. he was once vice mayor of makati city and the head of the optical media board.
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Hello Fatherblogger, All I can say is that "NO, NO an triple NO" I'd rather pick some one from the one who's experienced rather these three. although Bongbong is a politician, i fear that he's rising that he might bring back the horrors of Martial Law to our country. call me paranoid, but this is really not the type of candidates that i want in my list. Grace Poe? i hope people would learn a great deal of lesson regarding voting people who are popular, and thus they should vote based on experience,record and conduct..
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Hello LetranKnight25 (3565). I just want to comment about you saying would learn a great deal of lesson regarding people who are popular and that they should vote based on experience, record and conduct.... First of all, I am a neutral voter by the way...I mean let's be fair. Grace Poe for instance, she is by the way as I have learned is a UP Political Science graduate along with Adel Tamano who is also running for senator under Villar's line up. A Team debater during highschool and college even went to Boston to master this course and took up government there. As for popularity I don't think she is that well known...I researched about her because i have heard about her and learned about people on higher position is trying to pull her into politics..when you ask for the qualification I think she is well qualified and I can say friend I would rather have her for the position of senator than those you said experienced...aren't them all experienced there and yet...we are still here? And because we are all looking for an experience person to put in a position we ended up voting same people or trapo who does the same in the government. As for record, FPJ left with a good record, and since she's his daughter don't you think she inherited that good values and qualities her father had? For record and conduct to those who are already in politics you have way to go to study them all...let's not judge people this way...study them that is good.
@mareca11 (212)
• Philippines
8 Nov 09
Why do showbiz people like politics so much? I mean, what do they get at running for a position? They are just making the country worse. It's like as if they know something about politics that they run. But when they actually get to that position, they won't be able to do anything. The only thing that they can do or which is easy to do is to be corrupt. You don't have to put an effort to it.
@ReadUp (2)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I'd like to comment about Grace Poe. I've read all of the comments about her in this blog. A lot of comments say they don't know her, then they go on to ask what has she done? Is she just riding on FPJ's name? Some idiot went as far as to question if she's really FPJ's daughter. I voted for FPJ in 2004. If he were alive today, he would most certainly be sitting in Malacanan as president. And the Philippines would've been a great country again. I'm an educated voter, so I refuse to simply say "I don't know much about ..." If you guys claim to be educated voters as well, read up on the candidates. I read up on Grace Poe. Turns out she's done much in her few years as an active figure in the opposition. She is currently in that Citizens' Action group, with Harry Roque and Jun Lozada, that advocates electoral reform and the review of the automated elections system. She got her Political Science degree from Boston. She's been in banking, sales, and marketing. She was even a Montessori teacher! Since 2005, she's spoken at just about every major opposition rally. She's been going around the country pushing her advocacies for electoral reform and poverty relief. I think she deserves a chance to run for whatever public office she wants. And for those who think that inexperience in politics or public office makes for a poor candidate, remember, before she became a symbol of truth and justice, Cory Aquino was just a housewife.
@ReadUp (2)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I'd like to comment about Grace Poe. I've read all of the comments about her in this blog. A lot of comments say they don't know her, then they go on to ask what has she done, is she just riding on FPJ's name. Some idiot went as far as to question if she's really FPJ's daughter. I voted for FPJ in 2004. If he were alive today, he would most certainly be sitting in Malacanan as president. And the Philipines would've been a great country again. I'm an educated voter, so I refuse to simply say "I don't know much about ... ". If you guys claim to be educated voters as well, read up on the candidates. I read up on Grace Poe. Turns out she's done much in her few years as an active figure in the opposition. She is currently in that Citizens' Action group that advocates electoral reform and the review of the automated elections system. She was team captain of her high school debate team. She won a number of oratorical competitions in high school and college. She got her undergrad degree in Boston -- Political Science with a concentration in Political Theory. She's been in banking, sales, and marketing. She was even a Montessori teacher! Since 2005 she's spoken at just about every major opposition rally. She's been going around the country pushing her advocacies for electoral reform and poverty relief. I think she deserves a chance to run for whatever public office she wants. And for those who think that inexperience in politics or public office makes for a poor candidate, remember, before she became a symbol of truth and justice, Cory Aquino was just a housewife.
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
hello fatherblogger...I am at the moment also went researching about Grace Poe...but I have learned a lot. So this Grace Poe merely not just the daughter of the late FPJ. She's a graduate of Political Science in UP a team debater since highschool and mastered this course by taking up Government in Boston...For me I think she is well equipped for the position. I want changes in government, those who are well experienced...well I am still studying as to the contributions they contributed for the time being they stayed in the government. I learned that for the past years and even before Ms. Grace Poe has contributed a lot along with her father, you can say behind the back kasi ganon din daw po si FPJ sabi ng nakakarami. I read this recent opinion in Inquirer that FPJ is the only politician who gives out without letting anyone knows na kailangan ipaalam ang tulong e galing sa kanila the same blog says the same thing to his daughter Grace Poe...so I think we shouldn't be that judgemental...we can help and we need not let anyone knows about it.. If she's running, she's qualified, she's not trapo, and for the speeches she made...she's good! I heard about her advocacies and well said. I am vying for this Grace Poe as I see few people good for the position and who can help change our government! I have voted the same before and for those people who haven't done changes for the time they have in the government I will risk for someone new, for someone capable.
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I also watched the announcement of Erap to run again in 2010 but for the mentioned name Grace Poe to be one of his line up...didn't she just said the other week ata iyon sa news na "she haven't decided anything yet, whether she will run for senatorial position or she will run for Erap" so there's no clear phrase from that line yet. And if ever she will run for the position, not because she is the son of the late Fernando Poe Jr. but i heard from radio dzbb, that is the station where they had this conversation about her and her profile there was mentioned. As a voter I need to know the people I would want to put in position. I saw her qualifications and as a UP Political Science graduate and mastered this course in Boston taking up government, and a debater team during her highschool and college years, we will need new face in the government someone knowledgeable and not trapo, someone young and intelligent...after knowing her profiles I went and look for her speeches on youtubes and her advocacies. I can say she fits well for the position, there's the advantage of being a daughter of FPJ you know...if you know FPJ as a good man...I am sure, this Grace Poe has the quality of her father being the same kind and good.
@rsa101 (13344)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
We will see how these poeple will fare in the elections. I also question them but until the campaign period goes through I will have and open mind for these people I do not know. I will hear what is their platforms of government before I would vote for them. It is rather too early to judge their capacity to run or not since they have not campaigned yet.
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Not really enthusiastic with the mentioned names as contenders for the senatorial seat. Among them, Marcos has the most experience and background to boot to make it as a senator. Manzano, I would rather watch him on his show but if he does decide to run as he now claims that no clear plans have been made after Jinggoy's announcement of his father's political plans and line-up, I wish him the best of luck. (love his show . Poe is too young and inexperienced for the Senate, I am not undermining her abilities and her intentions but she still has a lot to prove.
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Edu Manzano already resigned as an Optical media board chairman. Bongbong Marcos is qualified since he have been in politics for several years now. Grace Poe, what on Earth is the reason she is running in the first place? Because she carry her dad's name? Well if they will run for Senators, they can still run even if we don't want isn't it? Those running for Senators have qualification and I don't know the list of qualification, as long as this person will truly serve the public why not.
@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Edu and Bongbong have proven that they're both good in politics. I would like to keep an open mind when it comes to Grace (I thought Lovi is the only daughter of FPJ...). It's too early to tell since most of the people don't know anything about her yet and I wouldn't want to take it against anybody who has the intention to run for politics, in fact it should be welcomed. I think it's high time for people who have good intentions to run for public office to come out and show their desire and not just leave the politicking to the trapos. I would like to see her qualifications and platforms, if she's qualified then why not?
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I promised myself not to respond to discussions on politics, coz I can become a little "passsionate" for my own peace of mind. But this one's too tempting, and I decided to succumb. I watched the news on TV about Erap's line up, and all I can say is, it's very Erap. Its' star-studded, apparently not giving enough thought on "content". What has Bongbong done so far that made him stand out? I can't think of anything. Edu Manzano would be better off doing game shows, and he should go back to acting, I miss him on the big screen, I'm a fan. He's principled but I guess not armed enough for the job of a senator. And who's the last one? Grace Poe? Who is she, other than bearing the family name of the late Da King? I don't even think Erap should run. If he does, Binay could eventually get the top position. I don't want that to happen. The country is in a total mess, and we don't need leaders who don't know how to lead...I rest my case.
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
None of the above. .. I may have not chosen yet the list of senatoriables whom I will support this coming May 2010 election but for sure those three are not in my list. I hope the elections will be peaceful.
@saluyot (63)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
a losing slate, i say. bong bong marcos, while he's a marcos is not just as brilliant a politician as his late father or even just as charismatic as his imeldific mother that's why he's a perennial loser in his attempts to become a senator. grace poe? her claim to fame is just her surname poe and nothing else, but people barely know her as the daughter (is she really a biological daughter of fernando poe?), what would she do as an honorable senator of the philippines? try to resurrect fpj? so why not susan roces poe, instead? she's more popular and palaban! hehe! and look at the list, they even included father and son joe de venecia and joey de venecia! and again koko pimentel (son of nene pimentel). they have a grand scheme of creating dynasties in the senate (now with the cayetanos in it).