Do you really agree that ",, si Villar ang tunay na mahirap.."?

Philippines
January 24, 2010 11:53pm CST
"..si Villar ang tunay na mahirap, si Villar ang tunay na may malasakit, si Villar and may kakayahan, at gumawa ng sariling pangalan.." As the song goes, the children sing that Manny Villar is poor. I read this tweet in Twitter, which I strongly agree to: @elvinelvinelvin: Manny Villar's multiple TV ad versions that air at almost every gap is a blatant display of his insane wealth. Tapos mahirap daw siya. I agree. Plus, yung mga artista pa na kinukua niya, diba? Grabe.
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
villar was really poor when he was younger... it was his skills in business that gave way to his wealth. he worked for it in his housing projects. he wasn't even a senator yet when he started earning.. he is what we can call "madiskarte"... he is really a good businessman and that is whats frightening in hailing him as the president. I don't think a businessman would invest on something this much, without him expecting so many profits in return...
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
If you'd notice most of the commercials airing in local TV channels are Villar's. It really goes against what he's claiming as "tunay na mahirap." News are going around too that he's the administration's back-up in case Gibo doesn't win.
@rsa101 (18563)
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Jan 10
Well I guess the message in here is Villar started as poor and became successful in life through his own effort. he became ultra rich when he started dealing with his business which is Real Estate. I guess the song was made really good that it had a big impact to almost anyone around. Even kids easily gets the song and they innocently sing it whenever it is sung over the radio, TV and even in the ringtone of a cellphone you can already hear that tone. Right now he could afford to air this beautiful song to be aired in almost every station there is. I think he do not belong to the poor now because for a poor man to do this would mean he should amassed wealth like his to afford this campaign effort. He still wants to be identified with them because there are more voters from this sector than in any other sectors in our society. He needs to convince that he still belongs to that group despite him being rich already. If you would compare it with other candidates like Erap, which, was literally born rich and it just happen to be that he gained popularity amongst the poor because he became an artist that portrayed as being poor in most of his movies. Aquino, as we all know came from a wealthy family too. Being a Cojuangco and an Aquino tells us something that he has not experienced living poor. Although he has experienced being oppressed during the Marcos era but they have live comfortably compared to most poor people during those time. They may have experienced living in an uncomfortable situation but they were able to go abroad to avoid persecution from the government. For an average Filipino in their situation they could have suffered very badly because they could not afford to go abroad and evade being persecuted. This makes you think that Villar indeed came up from below and became successful in his efforts. The song indeed tells his past and his present situation. But I think we still have to rethink and evaluate if he is indeed a person deserving to lead. It is not correct to conclude that when a person who started as poor and became rich deserves to be the president of this land. There are still some things we should consider beyond that point.
@clouds0327 (1390)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
I agree. But I kinda like him somehow or maybe I was just hypnotized by the commercials that he is making. I am thinking twice now. Anyways, I can't vote now, because I wasnt able to register. I was so busy, my job is graveyard and at the same time a mother so it is really hard to find a time to fall in line and wait to be registered. I wanna vote though...
@Fulltank (2895)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
Nope, what I really wanted to know is that when he will be elected as president "How will he recover all those millions of money he spent for the campaign?". I know he already answer it in one of the debate over the news, but I don't think its the right answer. Only here in the Philippines did politicians spent a lot of money (and willing to kill for it) just to be elected for an underpaid government official.
@deod08 (166)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
i definitely agree to that... at first i was liking the jingle because i am fond on children who are singing the jingle but then as i see the true essence of it, i gor disappointed ..
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
guys we cant use our language here. read the rules.
@varron (453)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
Yes, the song " ang tunay na mahirap" tells about manny villar before,it does mean that, of all the presidential aspirants of today, only Villar experienced poverty and richness alike. Of course if you look right now, senator Villar is not mahirap anymore and i think he is the 9th or 10th riches man in the philippines today. The song only tells Villar many decades ago, and that was true! The song does not applied today but it was applied long time way back....sa lahat ng presidential aspirants,,,we cannot deny the fact that villar is the only one who rose from the ashes...a success story that should happen to all the filipinoes..