bong revilla for president?

Philippines
February 16, 2013 3:43pm CST
it seems like bong revilla will be running in the 2016 presidential elections. he's the president of LAKAS party and more or less, he will be the standard bearer for the country's highest position. isn't the timing of the airing of INDIO just coincidental? personally, i don't really like bong revilla as a politician. for me he's more of showbiz person. come on he's a senator and he makes movies every year and has a regular tv show. i have nothing against actors who join politics. it's just that i think they have to prioritize public service. jinggoy is also an actor but ever since he was elected as senator, he would rarely make movies or guest in tv shows. i just think that bong revilla has good PR that public thinks here's really a great person. come one he's got a lot of children from different women. but yo will rarely hear about it because according to some filipino showbiz writers, he's a "responsible dad" who supports his illegitimate children and their mothers. i'm also wondering what are his achievements in cavite as a governor? all i know is that he lost to ayong maliski before he ran for the senate post.
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@Mavic123456 (7931)
• Thailand
17 Feb 13
I m sorry Iluvu.. but I don't like Bong Revilla to be the next President. I still go for Mar Roxas where the track records are quite obvious and clear. He's working.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
i'm not campaigning for revilla. i'd also go for mar if ever revilla-binay-roxas would battle it out in 2016.
• Thailand
17 Feb 13
wow... glad to know this... whew.. .
@SIMPLYD (75830)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Just like you Mavic, i prefer Mar Roxas than Binay and Bong . He has already proven himself in his various posts in the government and seemed not corrupt.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
Well I do not know if he has the charisma that Erap has before. I still think that the heavy contenders in the next presidential will be VP Binay and the LP bet DILG secretary Roxas. So far no third strong contender is popping out and I see Sen. Revilla is not on my list as Presidentiables.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
i just hope roxas will get a great vp so that they can be a strong tandem. i don't like binay.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
We will have to see that in the coming years. It certainly looks like it is too early for that one since we are just in our midterm elections which means we have to vote for Senators first before the much awaited presidential elections. I just wish the next president would be able to deliver the same bullish sentiment about the economy we are enjoying right now or might be better if they can better what we are enjoying right now.
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
actually, i think the 2013 elections will be a preview of the 2016 presidential elections. i still think the current administration could've done better with its high satisfaction rating and support from all sectors. i don't know. i love our country and i really wish it well.
@louievill (16591)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
everybody has the right to run for a government position especially the senators cause this is democracy in progress in our country, but whether you are winnable is a different story. Some people ought to look at the mirror first, it's not bad to dream but if he or she is willing to throw some money into the political arena then so be it!
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
i don't think money will be a problem to bong revilla. he has a huge family that can support him. and he's really winnable.
@louievill (16591)
• Philippines
20 Feb 13
Well Villar had much much more coming from somebody like me who hails from Las Pinas City, now being winnable exists in everybody's mind especially the candidate himself or his supporters, even nuisance candidates think so themselves . How can he as President of the Republic handle issues like the territorial disputes when they can't even bring back her half sister that was accused of murdering her brother to clear her good name in a proper court? Now with all due respect and fairness to the good senator, I think he is more tailored fit to be an executive of he's native locality as in Cavite where I saw so many things he did together with his family living in a neighbor city, to be president??? just my personal opinion my friend
• Philippines
21 Feb 13
well, his family is building a dynasty in cavite. with jolo as vp, lani as congressman, stryke as mayor. i don't know the other members of his family running. well, he's been defeated by ayong maliksi when e ran for a second term of governor of cavite. is that a good sign?
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
Good luck to the Filipino people if he will. May the voters be guided by their conscience and real awareness of quality governance this time.
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
i really wish we've learned from our past. may the voters have matured through all these years.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
20 Feb 13
and choose a candidate not because he/she is popular or good looking but that he has shown sincerity and earnest attention to really serve based on his past accomplishments and not by "papogi"(image enhancements) interviews and speeches.
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
yes, i really vote based on credentials. if they are running on second or third term, i see their projects or performances. and of course those who really helped you.
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
18 Feb 13
I don't think he can win in the presidential elections specially if binay will go for the presidential position.but I think he can win if he will be running for vice president.idont know his achievements but I'm sure he will get a lot of votes for being a popular candidate.
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
he really is popular and that's his strengths. and he knows how to use it. it's really scary. i just wish chiz will run against him as vp.
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
21 Feb 13
well we will see when its time for the presidential elections if he will run. its still a long time and anything can happen.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
what is responsible by having illegitimate children, supporting them is not enough, the fact that you allow yourself to have children outside your family is irresponsibility... i dont know what to think anymore. i may admire him a little as an artist, no as a politician, and definitely , no for president. by the way, i live in cavite.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
No one can hide the fact that if you have illegitimate children, you had been an irresponsible husband in the past. He may be a good provider, but that is so obvious considering that he is so wealthy. The truth remains that He hadn't been a faithful husband and that should be a major factor for everyone to think about not voting him because he is not a good example of a decent Filipino.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
oh a caviteƱo here. i wonder what his accomplishments in cavite are as vice-governor and governor. well, erap won despite having illegitimate children. so bong revilla may have a chance.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
if we can still remember Sen. Bong Revilla was the number 1 senatorial candidate from surveys and it turned to be true. well its not surprising because he's in to showbiz. popularity is his number 1 main asset. to be honest he's a good candidate for President of the Philippines but for me honestly I wouldn't vote for him. i'd rather vote for a candidate that has a good political background. I'm not against showbiz politicians but I still consider a true born politicians is a very good candidate.
• Philippines
19 Feb 13
yes, i agree with you. not just from a family of politicians but someone with a great track record and not corrupt.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
All I can say is "good luck to you Senator, you'll need it". You can't serve two masters is what I always say. The fact that Bong Revilla is so active in showbizness only goes to show that his attention towards public service is "divided". And don't get me started in the myriad of controversies his name and his family is involved in.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
that's exactly my point. and if he'll run for higher office and win, i can't just imagine a president making movies during his term. i really think showbiz people who run for public office should retire from showbizness.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
I kinda agree with you. It is really beneficial for an actor to become a politician. You'll get free form of campaigns through regular TV shows or movies. Now, I wonder why some politicians decide to become an actor lol. I am not against actors becoming politicians, I just find it unfair for their political rivals given that actors are ahead of everyone in terms of popularity. I think what the government should do is to have some sort of regulations. If the actor decides to become a politician, He should be prohibited getting TV shows while He is on his term.
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
we are on the same side of the fence here. they may not be campaigning in their shows but it also is exposure. there have been instances when celebrities lost in the elections and i'm happy for that. i just wish COMELEC would set stricter rules regarding this.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
it is indeed senator bong has high ambition in politics.. for me if he is going to run for presidency in 2016 he should think twice.. he should prove more to us Filipinos hes capabilities as a public servant.. he is visible in television as an actor or showbiz personality and in that matter he proved a lot.. but in line with politics i guess not.. Filipinos now a days are more wiser voter i think.. so he should keep working to see how qualified he is as a president..
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
i just wish the filipino voters will really look into his credential s before actually voting for him. there have been times when people vote based on popularity. that's what i'm worried about.
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
I guess this is new, I don't know if on the said year he will be qualified to that position, what I mean is his age. I guess he is too young to aim for that position and if ever he is qualified, I won't vote for him.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
the minimum legal age for anyone to run as president is 40 and he's now 46. so he really is eligible to run for the position.
@kenshin2143 (1882)
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
Even though they came from showbizness, we should not judge them by just plain basis. We will never know what can they do to make some changes in our society.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
i'm not against bong revilla just because he's an actor. it's just that being a president is a heavy task. come on even an economist and bar topnotcher was not able to really lift us from being a third world country.
@cttolledo (3036)
• Batangas, Philippines
17 Feb 13
For president? why not...more choices we have much better.. For me it is okey for him to do showbiz while doing his job as public servant. showbiz is his job the main source of income to feed his big number of family members, in the first place there is no laws were violated and as long he can do his job as senator as expected by the people who voted him. Atleast we are assured that what he and his family spending in their expensive lifestyle is from his own pocket or from his income from showbiz and not from the government.
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
i just think that he ran for the senate without us forcing him to do it and now why would he not devote himself wholeheartedly to the job he applied for? with regards to the money he spends for his family, senators have their own salary plus allowances so i really think it will not be a problem. i just feel like he's using his popularity as an actor to somehow influence other people to be familiarized with his name thus more votes for the election.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
You know how people work on their mind....they would do everything possible just to be remembered. And that same goes the first time Cynthia Villar aired her "Hanepbuhay" Commercial. It was shown Summer Last year, and I really thought that she will be running for a seat in the next election. And was I right!
• Philippines
17 Feb 13
yes these politicians really have certain strategies to familiarize the people with their names and propagandas. it's the way politics is in our country.