Where Were You When P-Noy Took Oath?

@neildc (17254)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
June 30, 2010 8:02pm CST
It's finally over, and the new President started working now at the Palace. People who personally witnessed the Inauguration at the Quirino Grandstand were so glad about the Speech and you can see them, even you are at home, monitoring the happenings on your TV. Just like the others who cannot attend the celebration personally, because of certain reasons like, distance, work or business to attend to, etc. I stayed home, did some household chores while watching TV. So where were you yesterday? Did you come to the Grandstand? What's your experience during the ceremony? Or did you just stayed at home and monitor the celebration?
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Hi neildc! I was actually at home when Pres. Noynoy had his inauguration yesterday. Honestly, I haven't watched it. But I wish him luck and I hope that he will do what he promised to do. Let's just wait for the progress.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
why you did not go to the grandstand to see the inauguration personally?
• United States
1 Jul 10
it's because I am million miles away from the grandstand..lol!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 10
oh, i see. i checked your profile and found out that you are from the US. but you are a filipina, right? are you working there or you are already a US citizen?
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I watched until 11am because I woke up early and my parents were watching. Went to Eastwood and ate lunch with my boyfriend, watched Karate Kid after, bought a dance pad for the ps2 and danced the night away. So yeah, you could infer that I don't care much. I'm not all for P-Noy. I think he's so over rated. He hasn't don anything concrete yet so I'm not all over him or openly ecstatic about him. Don't get me wrong, I do am hoping that he'll make a good difference, I just really think he's over-rated. I do support the Filipinos by doing small things, like not littering and obeying traffic rules etc. I (think) I live like a model citizen. I try to do everything by the book. His inauguration was for me, like any other inauguration. Nothing special.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
i am only asking WHERE and not really asking for an opinion about the new President. anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts. i can understand people who do not want Noynoy because he really showed nothing in the past. but we can still look at the other Aguino who lead us to democracy from just being a simple housewife and a widow.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Sorry about expressing my opinion. I thought it would do us better if responses were not one liners. I did mention that I was in different places the whole day so I DID answere your question. Anyway, I'm not closing my doors on Noynoy. Everyone deserves a chance right? I just feel he's over-rated.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
i was actually expecting opinions when i posted this because i know there are lots of mylotters who really do not agree with the results of the elections, especially those who campaigned for their losing candidates. of course, a simple answer like "at home" or "at the mall" could be accepted as a response, but it will not be considered a good post. and so, you and i will have to support these answers with your opinion. glad to see that you are enjoying mylot.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I was at home watching at television. I think this is the first time I've watch the full length Inauguration and I am happy and satisfied.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
this is also the first time i have watched the whole inauguration of a president. i am also happy to witnessed how orderly the transfer of powers were done.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
How unethical was PGMA rejecting President Noynoy Aquino's helping hand twice.I think she deserves that boo! from people.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 10
i noticed that too. for the sake of the cameras only she should have take Noy's hands. she really deserves the boos of the people.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
My daughter and I watched the inaugural inside my bedroom, lying on my bed, and when the oath was done, I kicked off my legs and jumped for joy. It took a long time coming. But I enjoyed that witty guy Noel Cabangon. I raised my right hand and swore an oath for our country. All the people behind him did, too. Now they have to live by that oath.... or else!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
me and my wife stayed for sometime at the backyard. we finished washing the clothes and let the back door open so we can see the tv from the living room. and when we were finished doing the laundry, we sit together at the living room, just in time for the actual swearing of oath by the president. we also enjoyed Noel's presentation. now they have to live by that oath or else? what?
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
Or else they would have violated palabra de honor!
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I live in the United States but I'm sure it was very exciting for you and your country!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 10
oh, so you have watched the inauguration on TV? thanks...
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Yesterday was a history. But people like me who used to worked even holidays don't really has a chance to be part in that big event(even if it's watch in TV).The least thing I do as a concern Filipino citizen is to merely depend in a popular broadcasting website and watch just today. After hearing his speech, I felt like there's new hope for Filipinos and "sana nga mabago niya ang bansang Pilipas".
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 10
let's hope together and support the new administration for the change we are wishing for. thanks and welcome to mylot.
@digidon (165)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I was just at home... watching it on TV...
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 10
very relaxing day.
@topetotz (163)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Stayed at home, watched it on TV, ate a bulalo, some noodles and a french fries and took the rest of the day sleeping.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
you were very relaxed yesterday. oh, i miss bulalo.
@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I was at home watching the event in TV. I watched the whole show, I think so I'm not that sure myself. I was on my computer as well doing a design project in autocad so my focus is not entirely in the inauguration. Noynoy seems to be very promising during the inauguration. I just hope that he will be consistent until the end of his term and succeed in implementing his promises
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
definitely, we don't have a hold on noynoy's every move and all we can do is to hope that he will work with his promises. let's all give our support to him and pray that he will not change for the change we are dreaming of for our country.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
im in mindanao and because of such distance i was watching the live inaugural rite in the television. happy mylotting =)
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
i am from cebu and just like you, i just watched the entire inauguration in television at home.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Good day.. I'm working in Singapore and haven't got the opportunity to watch it live but I did watch it online after getting off from work. And yeah I'm glad he became president. I liked his primary cabinet members specially the DOJ sec, she has a good reputation. I also like his first memo wherein top ranking government position must be held by those who are qualified which means career or from rank and file so to equalize the playing field. I hope the country as a whole would support him and start ending the corruption that is killing our nation.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
personally i have been watching for that said position, the secretary of justice. and i am so happy to know that sec. de lima is the one chosen by the president.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I was at home in front of the television when Noynoy took his oath. It was the first time that I stayed in front of the television for a long time, from morning till afternoon. I wished that I could personally attend the inauguration but I couldn't for I was very far away from Manila.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
i also wished that i was there. this is history for our country. but i too live very far from Manila and it is not feasible for me to be there.
@melmabb (580)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
In my home, watching teary eyed and hoping for HOPE AGAIN!HOPING THAT ALL THE PROMISES WILL BE BROKEN,I was home but i felt i was there physically....
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
don't think that way, let us hope for the best of our country.
@baban88 (104)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
yesterday I'm just here at home and playing on-line games, I didn't really watch the whole thing because its kinda boring, but still I watched only when Charyz P.sang the national anthem and then after that i go back to my thing. . .
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
you could still be young to appreciate the whole thing. this is for the country and this is history for us.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello neildc, I was at home as usual. feeding my pets and bathing the dog, but i couldn't bear to hear the boring songs except the one with Noel Kabangon. why would i go there, i am never part of the yellow army. besides, the only i wanted to hear was his speech and his oath taking. the rest are nothing more than part of time killing eventsi wanted to watch in my pc but since am using linux now, i couldn't find a better livestream.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
what's with linux? you can't even watch any video on youtube?
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello kabayan..I was just in front of my tv set of course tuning in of P-Noy oath taking..Hope we could feel big positive changes in our new administration...
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
just like you, i only stayed at home in front of the TV, because we are both from Cebu, right? and to attend the ceremony in Manila means a lot of money for us. let us all hope the changes will benefit the people more and not only the few.
@hanagi (391)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I just stayed at home and watch it in the television. I could not go to the grandstand. I think it will be very tiring and there are so many people watching. It is much safer to watch at home.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
yes, that's right. and besides it's safer at home, we are more relaxed, and gets the better view of the celebration.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
My boyfriend and I were on a line to buy tickets for the Eclipse movie when Noynoy gave his speech.Though I was able to watch part of his speech on the news later that night. I am not really into political stuff but I am hoping that this new beginning is really a good one for the country and for the Filipino people. I also admired the fact that they choose to make the celebration as simple as they could possible do.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
we all hope together for the better of the country. and we can make it possible when we all give our support as part of the administration's goal to make our country a better place to live with, especially for the poor and the overseas workers.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Yes, it is finally over and today will be his first day to work as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. I stayed home yesterday, but I was able to see and watch the entire program from the time the new President fetch the old President at the Malacanang upto the time when it is the new President went back to the Malacanang for lunch. I prefer to stay at home because it is not my habit to go to the streets to witness such an event. Although it is historic, watching it at home is more convenient and able to have a closer look of what is happening. The speech is great. I just wish out new President the luck that he would be able to apply what he said. In turn, I wish that we will cooperate and not letting him do everything alone. WE CAN DO IT, WE CAN MAKE IT....IF PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES WANT A CHANGE, LET US DO OUR THING FOR THE CHANGE....
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
you are right maean, the people want the change to happen by voting for him. but we all know that he cannot do it alone. let us be part of the change and do our part to make the change becomes reality.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I was only at home. I sure did watch the ceremonies at home since I usually do not go out and take this opportunity to really rest since I have to work the next day. Well as usual inaugural speech are supposed to have positive message and so far his was full of this. As to the delivery of the said promises will depend on how his cabinet would act on it, our participation on it and his contribution on this matter. So we will see in the coming days how this will all come to pieces and build once again.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
and aside from getting a better view of the grandstand, we did not experience the heat or the rain (good thing there was no rain yesterday) and we were able to do some chores. and yes, we have work the following day so we have to rest. as for the president's promises, i also do hope not only those who voted for him but also those who were not able to make it, will have our hands together in supporting him.