For Filipinos: How happy/dissatisfied are you about the Noy-Bi proclamation?

Philippines
June 10, 2010 10:06am CST
I have been having mixed feelings since yesterday. For one, I am happy that Noynoy Aquino was finally declared the 15th President of the Philippines. He is a beacon of hope for many of us who have been losing faith of our country ever rising again as a great nation. However, I have doubts when it comes to Binay seating as VP. Yes, he seemed to have proven to have the capacity to lead when he was still Mayor of Makati, but the issues surrounding him all these years -- so many tales of corruption as well as a verified case of adultery (well, what else can you call it when someone takes on a mistress?), doesn't sit well with me. Here's praying that the future will still be brighter than what we have experienced for the past nine years ...
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• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I am happy with what happened during the proclamation. Probably you are not from Makati to say that Binay has this and that issues, but as far as what I can say, living in Makati for more than 20 years now, I have seen what our Mayor has done in our city and has proven a lot more than any executive level has done in his or her term. I respect if this was your opinion, I am just sharing mine because as we know politics is dirty and there will be opponents going to throw stones at him, from having extra marital affairs or such corruption, but then the truth is still going to come out in the open, and during the elections, the Binays' are still proven the right leaders in our city as their so called "enemies" stabbing them didn't even get closed to their number of votes. Our education system here has catapulted also leveling itself to private schools. We do have free school supplies for kids, bag,books and so on plus computerization of classes. I used to remember when I was in Grade 5, he was chosen by our President Cory Aquino as an OIC Mayor, and I have received a gift of school supplies from him when I was one of the top students in my class. It was just two or three months i guess, handling Makati at that time and yet he already has a system for providing scholarship for bright students of Makati. For crying out loud, he has a way of giving back the residents of Makati what is due to them, and yet people complain because he got that amount from corruption??? , such a lie hmmmm, what I do know is that Makati City will never be as good as this if it were not for the Binays. By the way, we do have discounts for hospitalizations here, you just need to present the yellow card, meaning you are from Makati City. Our senior citizens here have cakes during their birthdays and given discounts plus money also, and yet, some crab mentality still want to pull this guy down, funny isn't it, how cruel. Anyway, Happy 340th Makati Day today.. Mabuhay ang Makati City (Long live Makati City), long live the Philippines. Peace to all...
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I have research on binay and watch him in the news lately, despite of these allegations of corruption, binay has still done a lot for makati. and his executive experience is a MAJOR FACTOR to leadership, because it's deals primarily with people as to do action. Executive duty is action duty exercising the law and not making or debating one in the legislative. and that's what noynoy lacks, executive experience.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
Hi strawberrychoco, agree with you, makati would never be makati now withou binay. I voted for Roxas but I dont feel bad that binay won. Lets hope for the better philippines..Let pray, cooperate and be responsible citizen
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Just imagine,Binay is not even the half of what hitler did to his country and the whole EUROPE so I think we are still in good hands.Lol.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
And you think that is consolation enough? The mere fact that Binay and Hitler were mentioned in one sentence is scary! I hope you're just joking :p
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Well who knows.German was not expecting that Hitler will invade the whole europe and yes nearly all he invaded it.His history is much more darker and also his personal life but the fact that without Hitler,Germany will not be one of the powerful country today.Although the whole world hate him that much,there are also good things left that he manage to prove to his people still.There are people saying that he is a good leader but of course there is no perfect there is always things that we don't know how a leader think and how a leader act to his country. Now I'm saying,give thme a chance and we people guard,observe of what will happen.
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
In this case,we should also talk about positive things they made to our country and not just a bunch of negative.Yes I know that there is always action of disapproval of this situation but at least chance will be the best word to start something new and not compare them to other previous politicians.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jun 10
I'm not happy nor sad on their proclamation. Maybe it's because I am here outside of our country so I am not affected yet. Specially this week I am too pressured with my new job here in Middle East, I don't think so what their feelings or what Filipinos feelings during and after the proclamation. I am looking their help for all OFW working for our country. Billions of pesos enter our country every year because of all OFW's but they don't mind us. Hope the new administration will be a big help not only OFW but to all Filipinos.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
I am curious julyteen, which of the candidates did the most for OFWs? I agree with you that it is people like you who have managed to keep our country afloat. I am not impressed with the platforms of the candidates when it comes to OFWs but I have no personal knowledge.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 10
I can't specifically mention here who among them the real candidate who help OFW's like me. Hope they will show it not only OFW now but also to those people who want to work abroad in the next few days. Alot of problem faces different problems related to their new jobs. Some of the Agencies in the Philippines now, send peope here in Middle East and hand over to another agency here. They suffer low salary although the company they engage now paid expensive for them to their Middle East accredited agency. This is the big problem of most OFW from different Agencies in Malate, Mabini and Quezon City.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
I agree with you julyteen, I hope the new administration would be more sensitive to the plight of OFWs. I have lots of relatives abroad and not all of them are doing well.
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Ever since I am with Noynoy and I am happy that he won the election and well I have no doubts with binay and noynoy.As for now,we cannot still judge the two of them because it'S still warm up and nothing yet is happening so what we need now is to observe,see,and listen about every move they make before judging them. Past is different from the future so we cannot say that yeah Noynoy is no good president or what so ever if we even still don't know what will gonna happen. I really don't care about the personal life of any politician as long as her or she work and guide the country right.I think every people have black background and that cannot be stop so I don't care if you ask me as long he will prove that he will serve us well. At least we give some chance to every person who will guide us because everyone have different plans,characteristics and so on. I am no selfish person so why not give and chance and set aside personal issues and just focus on how they will lead our country.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
With all due respect, I beg to differ about not caring about the personal life of any politician. Erap's personal life -- of having numerous mistresses and children -- have led him to amass a significant amount of the people's money to sustain the lifestyles of his families. GMA's personal life, and that of her whole family, which bordered on the insanely extravagant, also affected the way they treated the Philippines' coffers. I don't think I have to even mention the Marcoses to get my point across. Nobody can serve the country well if his/her personal life is not in order first.
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
I think there is no perfect leader that can manage to serve the country well,there is always hesitation,dissapointment and the fact that it's a big obligation.What I am trying to say is that,I am not really looking or thinking about how their personal life is going,what I always want to know is how and what are their plans to their country.Surely it's impossible to put away personal life but as much as possible,work is work and nothing's personal. Well I think it's not just the leader of the nations needs to change how the system works but also the people itself the country.How will one country survive crisis if it's own people is not enough discipline at all?
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
hi there writermom8, same with you I am happy. all of us filipinos should cooperate, Noy2x cannot make this on his own nor his family and the goverment, every filipino should cooperate, lets take out the crab mentality. I wanted mar roxas really to won vs. binay, but the verdict is already there, we have to accept. Will just hope and pray for better philippines. I have so much faith with noy2x.. have a great day..and happy mylotting
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Very true! EVERY Filipino MUST cooperate! We should not leave everything in the president's hands.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
hi wrtermom8, yes lets cooperate, lets not really on our president alone and the government.lets contribute to our society and lets hope and pray for better philippines. have a great day..
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Exactly my sentiments. Judging though from the comments here in mylot, a lot of people have doubts on the abilities of Noynoy because he has not shown anything in terms of legislative work. Assuming that is true, I do not agree that to be a good president you have to be good at passing laws. There are completely different set of skills necessary for the job. I think he has good leadership training from his parents. More importantly, he has not shown any inclination for corruption. I think character is important here. As for Binay, I totally agree with you. All those whispers of corruption are disturbing. But after GMA and Marcos, we may have reached the bottom of the barrel. Like you, I am praying for a brighter future.
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
i heard Noynoy's response was only to strengthen institutions like those in the embassy's and the DFA, but it's completely unclear on what his initiatives are. although he said can create jobs here but how? if he's gonna raise taxes.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
I agree with you TheAdvocate. I believe that being raised by good parents would have a big impact on how Noynoy will lead our country. I also believe that a good heart is an important quality of a leader. Without it, all the intelligence and so-called track records are nothing. Letran, perhaps it would help if you visit Noynoy's site so you can read more about his plans for the country. Some of the things we see and hear on TV and the radio or read on individual articles should not be our basis for quick judgments.
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
I am hoping for both Noynoy and Binay to do good while they sit as President and Vice-President respective. I hope there will be less corruptions (corrupt-free Philippines is next to impossible). Good luck to both of them.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Same here, I'm simply hoping for the best.
@Pugzor (3)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I feel a conspiracy going on. From what I've seen since May 11, it seems that certain members of Noynoy's party/team dropped their support or never did suppor Binay from the very beginning. Hell one of them went on tv(TV Patrol) and all but admitted it was their plan from the start.
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
Ofkors. Since Noyx2 VP is Roxas not Binay.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Not happy at all. About Binay, well it's ok, he is just a VP, has a VP ever did anything remarkable in our country? (Aside from GMA who took over eraps regime) But on Noynoy, (oh man) , what are the Filipino people expecting him to do? a MIRACLE? OK 'maybe' he is not a corrupt politician, BUT STILL, what can that do to make the simple filipino's life any better? He might be an AQUINO but he is FAR from ninoy and cory. Anyway, we can't really do anything about that anymore except to pray for God to bless our country.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Noynoy has given a lot of Filipinos HOPE. After all the corruption in GMA's regime, our country now has a better fighting chance to get up from the 9-year slump. For me, that is already something. I disagree that we can't do anything but pray. Change has to start in all of us, especially in the little things we do like learning to respect other people, helping protect the environment, teaching our children what is right and wrong, etc. In our own little ways, I believe that if every Filipino could just have the right mindset, we, not just the current president, can turn this country around for the better.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Hello writermom, I know, that you've been a mylot friend for a long time. but with regards to politics, i beg to differ, am sorry but i have a different feelings on this. Not only am dissatisfied, upset, sad, mad, angry, and most common is extremely depressed of what's happened now and the result was. Yes, Binay had proven have an affair, rumored by people who work for him that he asked millions of payments in infrastructures not on record. but he has indeed handle his district good, knowing that makati is the prime capita of the country because of most foreign investors there. Exective Experience is a major qualification for the Vice Presidency because it deals on executive work. While Noynoy Aquino spent most of his LIfe in the Legislative department for the last NINE years, with out any law passed, despite of the nine bills he proposed. being active in the legislation does that mean he did something, probably co-authored or corrected laws before it was enacted. as for executive experience, he has none, only the priviledge of being the son of cory and ninoy. I have more HOPE on binay because of his track record,the only thing i could trust noynoy is how he execute the laws even though he has no executive experience. for the moment, am still upsetting when ever i hear his interview, both of them. but i hope one day they surprise us.
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
I respect your opinions. However, let me just say that Makati, being the country's premier business district, ought to do well whoever sits as Mayor there. In fact, in my opinion, the credit on its prosperity should go to the Ayalas for pouring billions of their riches in that district. I'm sorry but I am not impressed with Binay's so-called track record because that is tainted with other negative track records. As to Noynoy being pointed out as someone who hasn't done anything yet, I trust that being President now would not lead him to do anything that will taint his parents' memories. Besides, being raised in a good home and having no record of corruption are some things that we can't say about most politicians these days. Anyway, like you, let's just hope both of them surprise us.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
I am not for noynoy by all means,and im not for binay as well, i voted for gibo and roxas in the last election but they both lost and now here we have this two who will lead the nation. Although im not for the both of them just like the other person who commented on your topic i will give them the benefit of the doubt lets see what they can do to unite or to at least uplift this country from the slumber that we are already in right now.Dont get me wrong i have nothing personal against noynoy but im the kind of voter who dont go for popular candidates, i always go for those candidates who have more platforms than that of rely more on some other peoples popularity.Well anyways lets give them a chance to do their job and hope that they will indeed bring this country a new hope and a better future as well
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
AS for only Binay and Noy,i think there's still hope for Binay. as for gibo, he did his best and probably the gentle who didn't criticize but you know, you gotta respect the guy for his decision.
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I would like Gibo to be the President and Binay for Vice since they have the quality of becoming leaders. However, when you revisit the Philippine history, intelligent leaders failed to lead! Examples are Marcos and GMA. Therefore, what the Philippines need right now is the President who can unite the Filipinos. And that is no other than Noynoy. It is his destiny to become a President and we should not contradict what is destined. I also like Mar but it is also a destiny that Binay won the fight because he will be assigned in developing local cities/provinces while Noynoy will be responsible in uniting the Filipinos. That's what the Philippines need - Unity and good leader. I am hoping for the best of our country!
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I still don't know because I don't expect too much of them. All I wanna do for now is just watch them and be happy if they will really do what they are intended to do and if they'll really help the country for it's betterment and not for their own good.
@cyrus14 (42)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
Its to early 2 tell really. Though pragmatically speaking Noy doesn't have a track record in Congress to boast. Just hope he will not be lackluster in the Office of the President unlike in Congress.
@Naisan (215)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
Noynoy is not really my bet for the position but he's not a disapointment either. He still needs to prove a lot of things and I'm giving the guy the benefit of the doubt to give his best shot--6 years is long enough for him to prove his worth, I'm not gonna judge him for now. as for binay, i just hope that whatever progress he did for makati he will do the same for our country.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I am happy that finally we are changing administration and it went rather smoothly as compared to the previous presidential election which was full of controversies and questions. As for the tandem, I could not comment at the moment since they have not started their administration. I want to reserve my opinion on this since anything can still happen and what we all have are our expectations from the incoming administration.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I am not a writer though i will respond, for the past years,leaders have served our country at their best but still people look for more,i think good leaders have Good followers too, but in any country, a Leader who won for the position is not being voted by a 100% votes,it has been divided .so if one wins for 40% of the vote,than the 60% will be the oppositions,the complainant,the quacks,the negatives,and the undecided..What is important now is to there is a balance, noy the President as you say is the Beacon of hope, while Bi as i say in my own jargon as the negative,Binaygative.well opposites attract right!there's a balance,but most importantly is me ,you us,or we..We should start from ourself the real change,Leaders are there but they are not the one that changes our life or our status in life ,financially or emotionally nor spiritually...they can be an icon of HOpe or an icon of Destruction...i feel the same whoever is the Leader of my loving Country..Goodluck to them..May god guide us in this rough path to real Change..
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
For me, I'll give their tandem a chance. I hoping against hope that our newly proclaimed leaders of the country will do something different this time. I have a good feeling about them. Binay may be an unexpected winner, because it will be Roxas who will win but nonetheless I think Binay did a good job in Makati so I hope that he'll also do his best as VP of our country.
@edorms36 (266)
• United Arab Emirates
11 Jun 10
My feelings goes the same with you, I'm hopeful that Noynoy will seat as the head of state for the Philippine government, though the promiscuous sister will be lurking behind him (I just hope she will not be sitting on any cabinet office, that will be way too much). I want to believe that a good leader, should have a good conscience in order for him to decide better what is good for the people and as I can see Noynoy, he's got it, I hope I'm right about what I see on him. For Binay, I cannot say the same, until the very last moment of canvassing I'm praying he will not win and be proclaimed, why? See, even when tallying and still on the process of counting that early he's already proclaiming himself a winner and he's even conditioning people's mind over media that he is the rightful winner when canvassing is still ongoing? That early he's already playing dirty tricks and games, so what will you expect from somebody who uses dirty politics to get him where he wanted? I don't trust his being a "trapo". We just have to pray that Noynoy uses his good conscience in choosing the people that will help him for the good governance of our nation.
@delrene (158)
• Philippines
11 Jun 10
I'm not happy nor dissatisfied with our new proclaimed leaders. I'm expecting them to be responsible enough to make our country a better nation.