THE DUTIFUL SON ALSO RISES
THE EQ POST ENDORSEMENT: NOYNOY FOR PRESIDENT
Friday, December 18, 2009
As tough as the times are, the selection of a new president for the Philippines is easy. We obviously cannot put back into office a disgraced ex-president convicted and pardoned for PLUNDER.We cannot a elect a man who promises another 6 years of failed GMA polices.We cannot elect the richest candidate who could have serious conflicts of interest with the government because of his vast business empire.
After a decade of misrule, Noynoy Aquino is the right choice.
We do not ask you to vote for him because of his Aquino surname.
We do not ask you to vote for him because of his personality.He does not have the sharp wit of Ninoy nor the charisma of Cory.
We do not ask you to vote for him because of the eloquence of his words. Eloquence has no aim: it is a just play of words. Remember our most eloquent president?
We do not ask you to vote for him because of his legislative record, which frankly is not impressive.
We do not ask you to vote for him and forget his ties with Hacienda Luisita which clearly is the albatross hanging from his neck.
WE ASK YOU TO VOTE FOR NOYNOY FOR THREE DAMN GOOD REASONS:
1) We need a president of impeccable integrity. We need a candidate who will not steal from us, who will not lie to us, who will not disrespect us and who will not betray our trust.
2) We need a presidential TANDEM that will fix our national problems. Noynoy Aquino AND Mar Roxas will work for us.They will not cut deals. Sorry, we can't guarantee the same things about their competitors.
3) Most importantly,we need a president with a clear platform of government to solve the mess we're in.
The 2016 FrontrunnersWill history repeat itself? Will there be a new and surprising frontrunner in the 2016 elections?
"There are those who always ask: What will happen in 2016? What will happen when you step down?
"Will that be the end of good, honest governance? Will we have reached the end of the straight and righteous path?" P. Noy
The dutiful daughter of the man who should have been our 14th presidentSenator Grace Poe, who topped the May 13 senatorial election, is open to run in the 2016 presidential derby though she said she has yet to prove her mettle in the Senate.
“Para ambisyunin ko yung 2016, I guess normal lang yun (I guess it’s just normal to aspire for 2016). When you’re within the top five you are considered as a possible (contender). I won’t have …false humility,” Poe said at the regular weekly forum at the Senate Thursday.
“But really my concern right now is also my fear. Being number one, people just tend to scrutinize what you’re doing and I’m doing this as I said to give honor to my dad and I feel that I can do that even in the Senate,” she said, referring to the late Fernando Poe Jr.
Finance Minister of the Year for 2012Cesar Purisima, the finance minister of the Philippines, has been named as Euromoney's Finance Minister of the Year for 2012.
Filipino Albert del Rosario a lone Asean voice taking on ChinaPlacing consensus above all, it is fair to say that Asean leaders are generally not known for their displays of emotion or passion.
Yet, in a crucial closed-door meeting in July, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario tried to tap those dormant qualities as he tried to rally his peers to stand up to China over the South China Sea.
Trying, in the words of one observer, "to bloody well wake them up", del Rosario quoted the famous lines from German theologian Martin Niemöller of the perils of doing nothing in the face of mounting tyranny. Describing how the Nazis, unopposed, first came for the communists and then the trade unionists, Niemöller said: "Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no-one left to speak out for me."
Rarely has the Association of Southeast Asian Nations heard such language within its staterooms. "It was classic del Rosario," said one Asean envoy. "He's not afraid to appeal to our better selves … and he's not afraid to stand up and be counted when it comes to the South China Sea." From South China Morning Post
The Powerful Men in Robes: Shun Politics!"We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a Church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a Church becomes like this, it grows sick. It is true that going out onto the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But if the Church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded Church that goes out onto the streets and a sick withdrawn Church, I would definitely choose the first one." Pope Francis
Teresita Sy-CosonSy-Coson wears many hats. As vice chairman of SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) she leads one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines—involved in retail, mall operations, banking and property. She is also an advisor to the board of directors for SM Prime Holdings—an SMIC affiliate and the country’s largest mall developer—as well as chairman of BDO Unibank, another affiliate and the largest bank in the Philippines in terms of resources, loans and deposits. From Forbes Asia
JAZAJaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (born March 6, 1959) is a Filipino businessman. He currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the Ayala Corporation. On November 25, 2010, Mr. Zobel received the Asia Talent Management Award at the 9th CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards held in Singapore. Mr. Zobel was recognized for “his personal involvement in supporting and nurturing leadership within the company.” Zobel was quoted as saying that he and his brother Fernando Zobel de Ayala, president and COO of Ayala, consider succession planning as a critical element in ensuring the corporation’s sustainability. From Wikipedia
RSA versus MVP
The Philippine Monopoly Game
“Pag natatalo ka, dapat ganun din. Pag natatalo kami sa badminton, di kami kumikibo.
“Meron ka bang naririnig na masama kaming magsalita? Never, ‘di ba?” From Interaksyon TV