The poster released by VP Binay on the 10th anniversary of Fernando Poe’s death.
Pati ‘yun patay ginagamit sa kampanya. Let him rest in peace, please.
Heard a joke at a friend’s b-day party last night and it reminded me of how Maligno is handling the controversy about his thievery.
“Husband waits for his wife to snore and then gets up and goes downstairs to the maid’s room.
Wife wakes up, notices the husband is not beside her in bed. She gets up and rushes to the maid’s room. She catches her husband and the maid going at it. She screams, starts beating her husband. “Walanghiya ka! Huling-huli kita! Mga bastos, para kayong mga hayop!”
The husband gets off the maid, calmly puts on his trousers not saying a word, and quietly heads back to the masters bedroom. The wife follows him up the stairs, still screaming and beating him non-stop.
The husband still cool, calm, and collected reaches the room, goes back to bed, pulls the blanket to his chin, and tries to go back to sleep. But he can’t because the wife continues with her tirade.
All of a sudden, the husband sits up, grabs his wife by the shoulder, shakes her and slaps her and shouts, “Tangina, matulog ka na nga. Binabangungot ka na naman!”
HOLY SHIT! Noranians along with Peping and Tingting Cojuangco will draft our new constitution!
Below is a bulletin from Bayanko, the group pushing for charter change, ousting Pres. Aquino, and putting in place a transition government called the National Transformation Council or something ike that:
“Today, December 10, 2014, a historic day, Bayanko Founder Carmen Pedrosa, TUCP President Ernesto Herrera, head of the biggest labor union in the Philippines with 4 million members, and TUCP Vice-President Ruben Torres signed the partnership agreement to achieve constitutional reform.
“Bayanko will be signing similar partnership agreements with federations of women, universities, and farmers in the days ahead.
“With millions of Noranian followers of Nora Aunor, the 4-million Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, and the federatiions of women, students and farmers, Bayanko is bringing them all together to form a grand rainbow coalition for constitutional reform numbering between 20 to 30 million Filipinos. All the leaders of this multi-sectoral coalition will be asked to participate in the drafting of a new Constitution, together with inputs from Bayanko members.
“Bayanko also expects two of the biggest businessmen in the country who support constitutional reform to join its cause. In President Aquino’s family, Peping and Tingting Cojuangco already expressed their sympathy. Also some congressmen and mayors. God bless them all.With millions of Noranian followers of Nora Aunor, the 4-million Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, and the federatiions of women, students and farmers, Bayanko is bringing them all together to form a grand rainbow coalition for constitutional reform numbering between 20 to 30 million Filipinos. All the leaders of this multi-sectoral coalition will be asked to participate in the drafting of a new Constitution, together with inputs from Bayanko members. God bless them all.”
I hope they know how to use Spell-check.
Binay mastered the game of patronage politics but it was in a locality with a low population and a very high tax base. He has deluded himself into thinking he can handle the transition from the local stage to the larger national stage despite the fact that as president he will have to govern a huge population with a low tax base.
He will not have as many carrots to play gift-giver if he becomes president . So the only way he can continue his patron style of leadership, should he become president, is by wielding the stick. It is inevitable because Binay knows no other way to govern except by handing out carrots or wielding the stick.
Binay has never empowered his constituents because, just like every other patron and warlord politician, he is threatened by an empowered constituency. He will never share power, never involve his constituents in decisions that affect their lives, because doing so would erode his power over them.
Contrast Binay to Jesse Robredo when he was mayor of Naga. Contrast Binay to Rep. Leni Robredo.
The Robredos are the new politicians who believe that drawing and harnessing the positive energies of an empowered constituency is the way to achieve real progress.
Contrast Naga constituents with those of Makati and then decide whom you would prefer as a leader – someone who listens or someone who tells you to shut up and follow because only he knows what is good for you.
And we are not yet talking about honesty. Walang bahid si Leni. She not only has the smarts and the experience to make democratic governance work, she also has her heart in the right place and her moral compass pointed firmly in the right direction.
Leni Robredo is the one. She is the rational choice.
She is the capable, honest, and progressive leader that can complete the transition from failed state under an old, corrupt, and discredited archaic system of governance to a modern successful prosperous and democratic state.