Are you still impressed with Pnoy?

@debshie (392)
Philippines
April 15, 2011 9:15am CST
To be honest, I did not vote for him. I know that he is a good man and I have never questioned that but I just do not trust that he can handle the job. With everything that's been going on, it is so easy to just point a finger to the man on top and sometimes I think its just too much. Still I think he is playing a very safe game. Too concerned on what others have to say. Are you still impressed by PNoy's performance as a president?
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11 responses
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
In my opinion, I think we cannot ask that question yet. How long has it been since he became President? Just about a year ago. That is too short of a time to analyze his performance. Through the years our country has been in a sinking economy. Therefore, I understand the Filipinos' thirst for a change. They want to see results immediately. However, as stated above, one year is too short. If ever he is the man capable of changing our country, I think it is unfair to him if we expect to see results quickly. Change can happen, but yes it requires time. Take a look at Obama. The day he was appointed president, he promised America that change would come. He admitted that he probably couldn't do it in his first term, or in more years to come. But yes, he promised that change would indeed come. The same goes for PNoy. As long as he isn't doing anything wrong, I think our president deserves our trust in doing his job. Let as give him all the time he needs, and watch the way he plays his game.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 11
Well said, blackscrumpy.
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• Pasay, Philippines
16 Apr 11
Just same opinion here as long as he is not doing any crime or any hidden agenda dirty tactics that could be fine to me and I still trust him that he can have more improvement in doing his job.
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
I would agree with the statements above. It is still too early to tell. For now, he does he job and copes with the problem's gracefully. However, he's not doing anything stellar. Yet. I think it is a bad service on part of the people if we pressure our president to doing all things at once. sure, it is our right to demand good and exemplary service from our leaders but he's the first and only one who gets the blame if a situation goes sour. Give the guy time.
@rosie14 (80)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I also did not vote for him. Sorry guys but I wasn't really impress by him for simple reason, and I hope people who voted for him can give me answers. When he was a congressman what law did he authored and passed? Same in the senate, what did he do during those times? I think he won because he's an Aquino, also because of her sister who never failed to give us updates of his brother's love life. He says he will fight corruption? sad to say but I think in our country, not only in our government, corruption is part of everything. What impress me about him is that despite that many people are still suffering from poverty, he manage to buy a very expensive sports car. Sure it comes from his own pocket but can he be sensitive enough to his countrymen? Instead of buy it for an expensive car why not give some money to a government agency or to a NGO? and save some for his future or but a least expensive car. what does he really doing? He's very happy and enjoying dating women, yes he does need to find that someone special but can he just keep it away from the media? he is too showbiz, is that his passport to date young, pretty and rich women? Lastly, is he really doing his job? he says he's not saying or showing it but what does he really doing as the president of our beloved country? I don't know where our country is going but as of now still where not heading to his "tuwid na ladas" why because of the "utang na loob", "sipsip/balingbing", "kumpare/kaibigan" and "family government dynasty" style of government we have. Pnoy, still you didn't impress me...
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• Philippines
16 Apr 11
I disagree with you, my friend. Tell me a President in the history of our world who has solved poverty in just one year? Come on. Don't be shy. Name at least one. Just one! Do not expect great things to happen so suddenly. Our country is in a sinking economy, and you expect to things go up in just one year? And about the car. Your argument is invalid. When officials spend OUR money on houses and lots, we complain. The car is PNoy's money, and we still complain? That is his money, and as a citizen of the Philippines, you don't care whatever stuff he spends it for.
@debshie (392)
• Philippines
18 Apr 11
About the CAR argument, correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I remember they denied that it was really his car. As to whether he already confirmed that he is really the owner that I am not sure, if he did then I'm wondering why he initially denied it. Isn't it ironic also how he tried to show us how SIMPLE he is and then one day we hear this expensive car issue? Very ironic isn't it?
@wadabski (764)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I think he is doing well if not enough. I would encourage people first to think first are you impressed to what is your contribution to your country. I hope people would learn that before pointing to certain person always remember that you have three fingers pointing at you back.
@debshie (392)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
Yes that is one lesson that most government officials have to learn, criticism are just too much and sometimes unwarranted. But still, it is but normal for us humans to react to what we see, it can sometimes help the other party involved.
@o0jopak0o (6407)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
well first of all I am a little biased about him because i have voted for him but i will try my best to be neutral about it. He has been in that position for less than a year still and it is already marred with tradegies that a government literally cannot stop. ( hostage taking, natural disasters and such.) Its a tough job for anyone to do anything really great in that situation. When he started his presidency philippines was in a deficit meaning that the government literally has not that enough money to sustain a lot of growth meaning that only a handful of national projects can be accomplished successfully. How about the justice for those corrupt officials? It can be done but HE wants it to be done legally without stepping on the law or the other branch of our government. ( I for one know that he can do a executive order to dispose of unwanted nonelected official seating currently in his government) Now, he is trying to oust the comelec officials so justice can go forward. How can that be not enough? How about our economy? Its really unfortunate that more than 50% the governments money came from the money that the OFWs sends us. So if there is trouble in other countries we are severly effected. How about the 12% tax in oil that can be removed right? Well this is mainly where the government gets its money so its obvious what will happen if its gonna be removed. Oil deregulation law? remove it? The government has no money to regulate it so how can that be done? its like saying you government get less money from me while give more money to us How about increasing our taxes? do you think that can be done when inflation is high and the world economy literally going down the drain? But ofcourse there are some points that i literally disagree with him like appeasing china and such but thats really a foreign relations topic. There are more points i could give but i think these points are enough. Try to understand the great mighty rome didn't get built in a day
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Same here, I didn't vote for him. It's just history repeating itself. His style is same with his mother's. People are getting poorer of what "democracy" is doing. I know the government doesn't have the money to support the country. But going after the corruption of the previous administration is not doing anything. Like what PCGG did then. Did the people feel the so called recovered money from the Marcoses? I'm not a pro-GMA person. But Pnoy could start by having the country earn more and then investigate the corruption of the previous administration. Hopefully, people would feel the so good economy of the country. Transport fares going up, oil prices going up. The common people are the ones affected. With those earning the minimum and below it, how can you survive?
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Until the crude oil is 25 to 35 peso per liter I will not be Impressed with him, I did not also vote for him.
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
I am dissatisfied with him as a president, in fact I did not vote for him. I agree with you that he seems to be playing the safe side in most cases. In fact, it took him a while to make a stand on the RH bill. I feel like he lacks conviction in making important decisions that would allow this country to move forward and I think it is holding us back. I still do stand by my vote for Gibo, I think he was the most qualified and competent to run this country. But we can't look back and think about what could have been's.. I am still hoping that PNoy will be able to fulfill the hopes and promises he's made to our countrymen :)
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Why should we be impressed with him? He is focusing too much on the previous administration instead of of our future.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
we all have flaws, and so is the President. there are instances that he makes good decisions and there are bad decisions as well. the most difficult job for him i think is how he can repay the favors. i hope i am wrong because if that is truly happening, and no one among his favorites are reprimanded when they commit mistakes then he is no different from gloria arroyo. so far, he is trying very hard but not hard enough.
@elaidha (95)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I am not anymore impressed. He had a lot of failures in handling problems as if he didn't know what he was doing.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
if his mom Cory Aquino did not die, he won't run as a president. it was the people specifically Cory's supporters who requested him to run, and he did. i really dont know how long he has been in the presidency, but for the few months he has sat on that "presidential chair" nothing much had happened. oil price goes up, fare on taxi, jeepney, MRTs, etc went up, many grocery items are now more expensive than before, Manila Hostage Crisis was a bug failure... and now there's a news bout adding 2 more years on high school i think. if he will say yes to that, then that means parents will have to work harder to support their children's studies. i just wonder, why is he not thinking about cutting a few thousands on the salary of the people in the government INCLUDING HIS, and add those to the salary of the people... if this situation continues, i can really say that the famous line "the poor just multiplies" will surely be more visible.