Why I am afraid of a Villar presidency...

@eileenleyva (19475)
Philippines
February 3, 2010 11:21pm CST
The campaign ad of this presidential candidate opens with a line that goes Naligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura which translates Have you bathed in an river of garbage? The ad proceeds with a promise to alleviate poverty in the land if Villar becomes president. It also tells the voters they will have jobs and they will have their own dwelling places. That is what I gathered from the commercial at least. But I was bothered by the lines because not unless he is a god who can perform miracles, that ain't possible for this debt-ridden nation. A false promise is as good as hurting the people all over again. And this people had been hurting for so long.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 10
maybe you just said this just simply because all of us are traumatize of all promises made by all leaders we have... we can't really find the best leader who can make our country proud.
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@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
That's why I don't believe to the politician anymore if they really want to help us why they need to wait to win in the election. They are in the government for so long but up to now we don't feel there presence. It is only there propaganda so people going to vote them if they said many plans and promises.
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@angelajoy (1836)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hello agv. I do agree with you on this. Politicians are saying that if they win in the upcoming elections, they will help us alleviate poverty. But it's not like they are new to politics. They've been here for quite a long time, but they're saying that they are just going to make changes if they win in 2010. I wonder what they'll say in the elections after 2010.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
It seems that we are more or less hopeless but I still want to believe that someday we will have a nation that we all hoped for.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Feb 10
Hi Eileen, I feel the same way too. I can't take the fact that there's so much money being spent for the commercial with all the "poor-me" propaganda-ewwww....goshh... i am looking forward for february 9 that finally all these drama will be put to an end. good luck philippines.
@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
My television is on mute mode!
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Feb 10
that's a good strategy friend. i like that. i think i will do that too but gosh..even my kids are singing that jingle.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
My college girls, too, and their friends, and their professors. But they say it is just getting hooked on the LSS, not actually supporting the candidate. The Filipinos are basically musical.
@ada8may21 (2416)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
It's always like this every election time. Politicians are really great liar. Promises here and there. I am sick and tired of them. They are acting as if they've really can do everything to clean the mess and make the impossible thing.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Me, too.
@ada8may21 (2416)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
I guess lots of us are sick and tired with this election. Sometimes I would think would like not to vote. So that it would be fair, but I need it for documentation purposes..
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@salonga (27821)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Your post has been 3 months old but still I would like to commend your thoughts. They are exactly what mine are. Villar was making it appear that he bathed in a sea of garbage when he didn't and never did. He was never a poor fellow afterall as what he has been claiming. He was not as super rich as today but their family was earning enough for he has hardworking family. His mother, a fish vendor worked hard but earned a lot surely otherwise how could Manny Villar be sent to private schools and how could they afford stainless steel jeepney? At any rate I hate liars so I will not vote for Manny Villar. More reasons for this stand are here: http://hubpages.com/hub/notformannyvillar
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Come judgment day, he will not just bathe in a sea of garbage but most likely by fire, too. Let us wait for that! He who had taken from the poor has no escape!
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Well to tell you honestly, the bills Villar passed are great. Actually they are good but the thing is, it benefits him. That's the only problem I see. Anyway, I'm not voting Villar.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
@mspitot (3828)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
that's right. what i'm afraid of is that he might use his power to promote his business. i'm afraid that our all our farms would be converted to housing subdivisions and that will make us rely on other countries' goods while our farmers starve with their jobs stolen.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
MV's secrets are slowly unraveling, so I heard. He thinks we are all idiots not to see the truth through his propaganda.
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
It's hard to turn a dream to a reality! A promise had to be broken. Villiar has been president of a senate for the senate for long time what action did he take. Corruption and Scam will raise more if he will be the President. We have to pray for the Philippines future and have good president.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
MV is trying to be a GMA copycat, I think. He is doing his damnest best to conceal the truth.
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
I remembered a joke from Facebook - he placed a picture of Villar swimming in a sea of trash, it was sort of a funny picture to illustrate his jingle. Kidding aside, all politician during an election campaign, promises the "moon and the stars and whole universe" just to get the votes of the masses. In a way, commercials really have a big impact but at the same time bothering because we know in the end, they will not keep their promises. After politicians get elected, they seem to forget it, leaving everybody frustrated if not angry. I can't blame you for this, but we hold our future by voting for the right person to lead us in the future.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
You are absolutely right. We hold the future!
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
I agree with you. I think no leader would ever be able to save this nation from neck deep poverty. Instead, he will inherit all the problems that will be left behind. I am not just talking of one candidate but all of them. Each candidate has his own promises. Come on. Save it, candidates...
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
So long as their promises are subservient, the road leads to nowhere. But we will not allow that to happen, would we?
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I am not familiar with politics but I know that politicians will use any tactics they can to win votes. Once they're in the big chair, then the real action starts. Of course we will what is the outcome as we put hopes for politicians to help make our community better.
@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Okay.
@igconsta (19)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I just wonder on where ,how and from whom he gonna get back what he have spend for all his extravagant campaigns?But tell you kids knows and memorize well his jingle and that what media can do.We are looking forward for a new good governance of our country..lets hope and pray that GOD guides our upcoming election.
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Yes.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
Hello eileenleyva, He's over doing it like all the other politicians. trouble with him is that just like when ran for senate he too had so many expense almost worth billions just to win the sentate seat during the election. that sum amount of money he could have use that for the people's welfare like charities. too many commercials are too much and people doesn't even want to listen to it anymore.
@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Same sentiment here, brother.
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
What I worry the most is the source of his campaign fund. It is really important that they present the names and the amount of the donations (if there really are any) to make the Villar campaign possible. Back to the promises, not only Villar's is filled with these thing. I believe that these can happen but not by the effort of one but by all of us. It is also possible that on dream can be realized if this dream is shared and well understood by the oligarchs. These specific group has the power to change our situation if only they can trust that they will benefit if these dreams where pursued. Aside from these oligarchs there are these politicians. These politicians play a vital role because they have the power to impose government will as firm as a mighty state can be.
@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
I will reserve my comments till after the vox populi had been heard.. Let's see who really has the power.
@hexeduser22 (6692)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I think you got a very good point on this one. I would say that I would like him to have plans but saying he could do this all when we vote for him as the president is truly just a promise. I know he could help one or two people but he could never really help all those who lives in poverty in our country unless he is that filthy rich that he could pay our debts in the world bank without using the countries funds. I don't like villar for president and that's by far my personal opinion on this
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
How many million Filipinos? 93 million +? Maybe he will give us a million each.
@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
i think they [politicians] are all the same. they will promise something during the campaign period but when they are already in their position they will not do it. i'm sick with those kind of politicians. it's as if they are just fooling us to get our votes. i hope we can have good leaders someday...
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@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
I am sure there are a few good men. Let's search for them.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
4 Feb 10
I am not for or against Villar. And I agree that giving false promises is not good. But I do not agree that is it not possible for our nation to rise. I believe that it is possible, and you are right when you mentioned that only God can make that happen. It would really take a lot than a change of presidency for a nation like ours to recover but I still have hopes that it is possible. Each one of us has a part to play to contribute to making our nation a better place
@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
That is the spirit, silverglint. I do believe this country can become great. I am afraid not in my lifetime though. But I am keeping my fingers crossed.
@GardenGerty (126884)
• United States
4 Feb 10
You have a very true point of view. No matter who is elected, in whatever country, they cannot keep the promises that they make all by themselves. It requires the other politicians, and it requires the people of the country themselves, and it requires hope. There is no magic wand.
@eileenleyva (19475)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
True. The strength of the nation lies in the people. I believe that. Let's see how my fellow brown brothers work.
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Villar has proven to us that being a poor person that born from a poor family is not a hindrance to become rich or accomplish big in life. He already proven to us that he was able to change the fate of his whole family in to something good and maybe there's a chance he could make a difference with out lives. We already had many past presidents who always failed us and never give us the glory that we deserved and we always are disappointed about them. But then now that the election is over and Villar loses to Ninoy then maybe someday the people will give him another chance to serve the people.