NoyNoy on Time Magazine... is it too early to say?

@chiyosan (30194)
Philippines
April 21, 2010 8:47pm CST
Its really catchy! the latest edition of TIME MAGAZINE, with Noynoy as the front cover and with words: Can Noynoy Save The Philippines? This has several meanings for me, like a declaration that he is going to win the elections this may, or a challenge that can he manage to win the elections... but for most i believe this is already a statement of him as the definite winner of this game! What do you say about this? Can he really make it to the Malacanang Palace? Do you think he will be winning the presidential race and SAVE the Philippines?!!!!
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• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Well, if NOYNOY wins, it will bring Philippines in better condition, unlike GMA's regimen... Go NOYNOY! hehehe...
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@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
=) thank you for your response.
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Oh really? Why? is NoyNoy a magician? Remember that he is also part of the government during GMA's regime. What did he do to make the country better then? Just imagine where the Philippines would be right now hadn't it not been for the efforts of GMA? Look at the inflation rate and the exchange rate for a change instead of watching news that is paid for by the opposition. Sheez.. Crab mentality.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Have a wonderful time in mylot! Apologies for my late response to the discussion.. Thank you so much for your time... hehe see you around. God bless you always.
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Yes, you can probably say that it is too early to tell if he would win this coming May 2010 elections. About the question if he would win, let us just wait for that because the Filipino people will vote for their own Presidential bet. About the question would he save the Philippines? too early to tell also because he did not do anything yet. We can only tell that if first he will be elected as President, and second let us see the work he will do just in case he is the one. But for me, I will not vote for him. I respect other peoples Presidential bet here so I hope they respect mine too. Whoever wins, we do hope that corruption in the country would end and there will be a better life, a hope and a future in our beloved country. We can still save our country by voting wisely, with conviction at heart that the people they would vote for will never have any personal or vested interest to get himself/herself rich and let the nation perish.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
yes, very well said. everyone's got their own piece of the countru - all too much for us to take... let's just hope for the best.
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Let's not really expect too much from the Presidents. Regardless what country you would look into, there will be corruption. It's not something that you could just wipe off. Even the best of leaders will have something hidden in their sleeves. What we should look for it the ability of the person to really lead. A leader doesn't need the bloodline to do it. He acts even if he's not named President. Leaders are made, not bred.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
@Nilman (59)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Can Noynoy make it to Malacanang Palace? Most probably. He's been consistently on top of the major surveys. These surveys aren't there for nothing. They're scientific, and accurate to some degree. Can he save the Philippines? I certainly hope so. It's just a few days before the election but I'm still undecided. I just hope that whoever is elected to take the highest seat in the land, can do good for the country.
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@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
thank you for your response... we are all hopeful that the 2010 elections pave the way for a changed Philippines for us... being the 2nd richest in the 1950s... we are down to being one of the poorest country in Asia now.. just about a few decades... this is not how we should envision our lives and reputations as a Filipino!
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
That remains to be seen. I just hope the he lives up to the expectations. I think people is placing too much weight on Noynoy's shoulder. I just hoe that he won't turn into a "yes" man if he wins.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I agree to that.
@eileenleyva (14976)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
He could carry the weight. After all, he is the son of Ninoy and Cory. The expectation will be too much but he will live up to it.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I hope so... I know a lot who really looks up to his being sincere and being Godly. I think yes, he shall be able to prove the detractors wrong in the long run...
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
No...I don't believe with those good image writers. The Philippines, still the same and only those rich people feel the progress and for middle class and the poor still hard to live due to high price of commodities and services. Nothing will change but only those good image and good words of the President.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
I bet they too do not feel any difference, maybe to some who are close with the Aquinos? :P I would be careful now as to what i say.. okay so with regard to the high prices, that is still the main problem... the prices still go up and we notice that too, our usual grocery is 2000 to 2500 is now 3000 to 3500 and we have to even compute and prioritize which on to buy in this amount!
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
10 Mar 13
Yup! This is the problem with so called improved economy since the inflation rate is still high. So, what is the improvement and who are benefited with this economic progress? Those people who earn dollar suffer a lot because their earnings is no longer enough to their families due to sudden impact of the economy.
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I personally think that the only way the Philippines can be saved is change on oneself. We shouldn't rely too much on our leaders and blame them for not saving us from poverty. We should start the change on ourself. No matter who wins the election this coming may I think that whoever wins will only have an impossible task ahead of him.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
thank you for your response... i think changing ourselves also is a big deal. well, i also think that when people becomes more disclipined, we are on our way to success in our little own ways. We can show our leaders that we are willing to lead ourselves towards success and maybe, just maybe they grow some shame and do work for real!
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
The survey says that he is always on top. But a lot of things can happen during election. Now with regards to saving the Philippines? I really do not think that he can. He has been in the senate and I have not even heard of any accomplishments during his stint. It seems that he has been relying much on the "Aquino" name. Well, I am hoping that if ever he wins, he will prove me wrong. Otherwise, we will all again suffer and the Philippines has nowhere to go but down.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
i sure do not want this country to go down.. but i think we all have to work hard for ourselves then - but it won't be enough when your government does not value its people...
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 Apr 10
i can only say that it is too early to conclude on noynoy. and i could agree with the others, noynoy has still a lot to prove himself worthy of the seat. if he wins, or anybody wins the race, let's give them the chance to save our country. it all goes to everyone in the presidential race, not only for noynoy. whoever wins, let's support him and help him lead and save the philippines.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Apologies that i have replied this late. =) Thank you and I really appreciate your time to respond in the discussion. hehe really sorry for that. hope you have a great day at mylot. God bless you!
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
well i think noynoy can really win the election but i will not vote him, i will vote Gibo because in my opinion Gibo have the guts to be our leader and represents our country he is not afraid to run even if he is from the party of PGMA and besides in all forum Gibo always top the presidential candidates, well my 2nd choice is Noynoy i really don't want Villar to win because i believe that he is truly the bet of the Administration and he has the unsolved issue about the C5 project, its better to be Noynoy if Gibo will not win and another thing i think Noynoy can do some action to save Philippines but not that 100% assurance because it is really hard to totally eliminate poverty at least he can do some action and the best thing that i think Noynoy can do is to remove the Philippines from the list of most corrupt country, in Vice presidential candidates i will definitely vote Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay because he really have also the guts unlike Mar Roxas that is the one supporter of E-VAT so i really don't want him to win
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Gibo do have his own advantage. I think he is quick thinking and a very willed person too. thank you for sharing your thoughts. many people have been blinded by the leading candidates that we fail to see that there are more people who can be qualified than the popularized ones...
@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Although I'm a Filipino, I think emotion is our greatest downfall. Most people think too much of the past that they fail to see the person in front of them. Who cares if his parents were great. Greatness doesn't go by blood but by the person himself. He has been in the government for what? A few years now? What has he done PRIOR to running? I can't say enough bad things about the person but the only thing that I could say that is really something to be worth thinking about is his inability to prove himself worth apart from what his parents did. We need a strong leader. Administration or Anti-Administration. This is about leading the country and not the number of fans you have. What good will popularity be if you know deep down in your heart that you don't have what it takes to lead? I have nothing against him for appearing on the TIME Magazine. Who cares? They're just riding the tides. I just hope that for once in their lives Filipinos would use their BRAINS instead of their Sentiments from the past. Wake Up Filipinos!
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
you have a point! I agree that Filipinos ought to think about more of what this country needs. We can't go with the flow, we can't allow ourselves to be blinded by popularity. I know that there are 8 candidates for the Presidency... but is this all the choice we have? Its really hard to know a person's competency... we just need to believe that the Filipinos will now be more concerned of their very own future - as a matter of fact it really does rely on the results of what this elections going to be. ***fingers are still crossed*** thank you for your response...
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Time Magazine also featured Cory before, I just don't know if Ninoy also graced their cover also. Well whatever that means, I should say it is a great honor and a big promotion for Noynoy. Surveys always have an impact on the voting public. If he is always leading, then chances are people who only go with the flow will mostly likely vote for him. Well or well... I really could not react. Noynoy has to prove himself. I believe he is not corrupt just as his parents were and I would like to believe that he also has the kindness and integrity of his parents and if only for that I think he is worth considering him. If it is a toss between Villar and Aquino then I would be for Aquino. However, there are two more good candidates to be considered. Gibo and Gordon. Hmmmmm, I've not decided till now.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
We still have quite a number of days before we have to have a firm decision on who to vote... I hope we all choose the best and RIGHT one this May 2010. :) thank you for your time
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
He doesn't make it. He can not save the Philippines. He was a senator for a long time but he had no fulfillment or achievement. He done nothing in the senate. Even the tenant workers in their farm Dona Luisita they opposed the Agrarian reform which will give the chance of the workers to own a land and up to this moment it is a question mark.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
well i believe he made a statement to support this land reform when he wins the candidacy... i hope so too that he will prove to be trustworthy as he seemed to have promised quite a lot already.
@eileenleyva (14976)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I had wondered why Time Magazine featured Noynoy on the cover, unless the writers and the board of the mag absolutely believe that Noynoy is the best bet in leading this land and people to healing and better future. Honestly, I have not bought a copy yet but Time rendering a Filipino worthy of being on its cover is something to be proud of again. Remember, this candidate is the least desperate in getting the presidency. In fact, he thought nothing of it till the people clamored for his leadership when his mother passed away. I am happy he answered the call of duty. His dad was a genius. His mom was brave. The son also rises!
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Yes, i think we should also give him a credit of his own... It is yes something to be proud of as a Filipino... But him on the cover, just proves more that the world is watching the Filipino's choice this coming may 2010... they are all that this could be a make it or break it situation for the country...
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I am not surprise that TIME magazine, one of the most prestigious magazines in the world based in the United States, featured Noynoy. This magazine adored Ninoy and Cory so it won't be surprising they are fascinated with Noynoy. It was Time Magazine who named Cory as woman of the year in 19866 then they also named Ninoy as one of the children and heirs of Mahatma Gandhi for non-violence. The magazine already hinted that Noynoy would definitely win, so they take an advance feature about him. I am also confident he would win this election. Most political experts and analysts said that if Noynoy will still top the last survey of SWS and Pulse Asia towards the last week of April, it will be a homecoming for him. Though surveys are not the sole basis of the final result, political analysts noted that for the past elections, whoever emerged the number one in the survey always the winner.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Well, i think still surveys are a bit messed up sometimes and the population might not be enough to bring about the actual results on the elections - but of course there is a big probability as you were saying. I thought so too that since TIME magazine has "hinted" he could be the next President of the Country...
@rsa101 (24188)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
Well if we will be basing from surveys it seems he is leading the race but I think we have to wait till May 10. As for me, he could if we Filipinos would help each other help him make our country a better palce to live in. But, in the way we tend to become too partisan and after election we could not easily break off with it and accept who the winner is. Instead of helping the president we start to pull him down to make our point or follow our own agendas. I hope that this coming election whoever will win and be proclaimed as the winner we try to respect that and help one another to make Philippines a better one.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
yes, yes.. that's right. the game's not over until it's over... it is a bit too early perhaps with a few more weeks before the elections day.. and the results... so much more to consider than the votes... (im sure you know what i mean) hehe thanks for your response.
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
I don't think so. He must prove himself first. He hasn't done anything great when he was on the senate, but I will give him a chance. I still have positive hopes for our land.
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
22 Apr 10
i thought so too, i think he is undecisive, a person who might just go by the flow... but i think if he has a conviction of wanting to elevate the filipino's statuses in the world - not only in the country but yes, all over the world i think we ought to give this man a chance... besides... we are better off with a sincere man...?
@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
9 Mar 13
its looking crazy.. please dont mind it, he only dont know what is he doing at all. ;D