BAYANI FERNANDO and MMDA: In or Out?

Philippines
June 22, 2009 9:49pm CST
I noticed that Manila is better now in spite of most ManileƱos murmuring on hating the discipline he imposes. Its good to see people and waiting loading buses on a right place and those fences that keeps pedestrian's comfort while walking. So for me, BAYANI is IN! How about you?
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@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
I don't like Bayani, the human right violators in the street. He is not good for the country. If he became the president, I think all poor in metro manila, is out.
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
oK OK OK.... But, may I asked you something? How he violate Human Rights? In what manner? Do you have a basis for that?
@aerous (13457)
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
My friend your a good politicians. As i remember that is the favorite words of those corrupt politicians. If you accused them for corruptions that is really witnesses by our own eyes. They say: "If you have evidence, file charges against me". Did you watch news, that bayani, has many pending case against him from the office Commission on Human Rights? Did watch news and see how his disciples violating human rights while conducting demolition in some other areas. It is true that they violating some ordinance but why should not file charges against them to defend themselves. Is that law for bayani, only. They have right for equal protection of the law? If you say they don't have right I think Bayani, create his own nations. Don't be blind on what happen in society, my friend. I think there is no need to say basis or evidence because we witness the reality...I hope you get my points
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I have to admit Bayani has done lots of good things here in the Metro. But there are also things that don't quite appeal to most public commuters and drivers. I guess the main problem here is the implementation of these changes. I guess Bayani had very good ideas. He just doesn't have the power to maintain them.
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
he does the power to maintain... Its only the people who don't cooperate. I noticed that after the people power, Filipinos, specially those from Manila, tend to abuse their freedom which is sometime or oftentimes not appropriate for a particular situation. We should realize that we have to observe first and see the initial result before we complain. For me, its nice to walk a bit to the loading area... its good for the heart though. Anyways, thank you for a very nice response. Kudos!
@flaky03 (225)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Bayani Fernando has imposed a different set of rules and implementations as he headed the MMDA. Even though most of us, including me, hated the way how our public places become more 'colorful' and 'artistic', examples are the pink male urinals at every major street and the infamous pink fences (and everything are getting more pink), he is not driven away despite of critisms he received. For me , Bayani has broken the stereotype of a 'leader' where his projects for the Manila's improvement had reached a level which will be incomparable for the future chairman of MMDA.
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
I also once hated bayani Fernando because whenever I go back from Nueva Ecija to Manila, provincial buses are not allowed to deload people on ALL MRT stations. But as I see the orderliness it made, I realized that its a matter of adjustment for people to make things work in an orderly manner. In Australia, they are imposing the same system as MMDA does. Happy mylotting and thank you very much for a very well said response.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Hi redelbulan! I really admires the bravery of Fernando Bayani, particularly in his straightforward implementation of laws notwithstanding whomever will be affected. You could really see his seriousness in making these laws take effect, and not like other politician who will pity and show mercy to the people. Though there were also some bad and deficiency in his action, but I believe that Bayani fernando have done a great job in Metro Manila. So for me, he's IN! Have a nice day!
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Well said tholits. I also admire the way he leads MMDA... I believe, thousand of below the belt comments are hitting him and still, he is pursuing his goal. A very unusual characteristic of leader. If he will run in 2010, best of luck to him. Let the people decide his fate. Thanks for a very well said response tholits. Happy mylotting!
@sybil02 (185)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I couldn't agree more, Even though he was hated by some, there's still a lot who agrees with the way he enforces the traffic order and development of Metro Manila. And I think he's doing he's job very well that's why it's so evident how orderly Metro Manila now compare before..Just my one cent..
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
I agree.. sometimes, we have to see good effects instead of magnifying the bad ones. If we will not adjust on changes he had made for the metro, Manila will remain as it is for the rest of our lives. Good point there sybil! Happy mylotting!
@rsa101 (29889)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Well I guess he has done many good things in Metro Manila. But in exchange for this drastic changes he created a lot of enemies because of that that is why his popularity rating were pulled down because of this. I do not know how popular he is outside Metro Manila and if he would win the hearts of his party mates for his intention to run for presidency in 2010. He may be in for me for the reforms he has created here in MM but I do not know if he would win the heart of the nation for bidding for the highest position in the land. If I were him I would try my luck on senate first because there are not much candidates that are seeking that position or he may run as congressman in his own district. If we would shift to parliamentary form of government he might just run for Prime Minister once he is in congress.
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Thanks for your response rsa! Anyways, there is a possiblity that he will not win the nation's heart because of the Manilenos' complain on the discipline that he imposes but as for me, he is already made a mark in MMDA's history for going beyond what a typical Filipino leader can give.. Whenever I see him, I am reminded of the expression.. " The Law might hurt you.. but still, it is still law... the foundation of all rules" Happy mylotting and thanks for a very wonderful response!