Thursday, April 15, 2010

Something Political

I don't know anything about politics, I don't know how it works. I don't know the truth from the lies, because I was never there, wasn't in politics and never done any. I always shy away from any conversation related to that unless an election is drawing near.

The only time I get hyped up talking about politics is when people talk about Mayor Duterte. or the Duterte's for that matter.

So, yeah the election is drawing near...

And, I'm surprised when I ask most people I know, they are still at the twilight zone of who their President would be. Or they'd give me: Noynoy, there's a Gibo, there's Gordon, other people would smirk about Villar (but the jingle is really something that could make your eyes roll), there's also a taxi driver who would vote for Erap.

No one in the political world is ever clean. Ever. In politics, you roll up your sleeves to clean up the mess and you get your hands dirty. Others are smart, they make other people do it. They let someone like Jack Bauer to clean up the mess. Ok, that sounds 24-ish na. My point is, everyone in the political world is somewhat marred. If you wanna work with the system, you have to mesh yourself with it... and you uncover a lot of things you'd rather not encounter. But, it's a matter of working yourself in it.... and well yeah, ending up acting: "for the good of the people". I knew of a few good people who ran for the office but ended up quitting because they can't stand the lies. But, it's all a matter of balance. There are well-meaning people in the government, there are those whose principles are firm, and who still keeps their word. And you would see those people bringing about results.

As I've said once at a friendster blogpost that Truth and Politics cannot mix. So, no one would ever know what's the truth or the real deal anyway. Because, if you search for the truth you'd come up with a web of lies. What they do out there is, they lie to the people and if they lie long enough they'd end up believing those lies and it ends up becoming the truth. So, who knows?

I, like everyone else is on a limbo about my President.

I once opted for Noynoy because his running for President wasn't something he planned anyway. There wasn't any strategy involved. It wasn't strategy when President Cory Aquino died. So, i found it was a bit divine. People asked him to run after the late President Cory Aquino died, and it was amazing how Mar Roxas put on hold his eye as being President and settled for Vice President. Although, i'm sure they have things on their sleeves na because they are in it already.

Then, I later found out Noynoy and Gibo were cousins and I got hold of some "80's Conspiracy Theories involving Marcos and the Aquino's".

Then, I saw Gordon... and even wanted him to win until I talked to some political analysts who told me Gordon wasn't "winnable". They say: "If we vote for Gordon, chances are Villar might win... blabber this and blabber that.." and they all opted for Noynoy as the lesser evil.

and there's Nicanor Perlas who is not so publicized but well worth considering. I just browsed his website. He is divorced but so, what the hell? (You'd know below, why those things wouldn't matter.)

I for one, don't want Villar to win. I don't want to add any more fuel to fire because it's already big and everyone knows what a big fat liar dot dot dot dot.....

And then, I said to myself maybe I should wait for whomever Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will endorse.

A few nights before Duterte announced his President, I dreamt he was supporting: Noynoy. And, I was amazed just this week when I learned he was indeed supporting Noynoy.

But, until now... I still don't have a President.

Anyway, here's my list:

Vice President:


Risa Hontiveros (Ana Theresia Baraquel)
BongBong Marcos
Bong Revilla
Pia Cayetano
Ralph Recto
Martin Bautista
Gwen Pimentel

(i really haven't researched the Senators... and there's sooo much information. *sigh*)

Davao City:

Mayor: Inday Sara Duterte
Vice Mayor: Rodrigo Duterte

I'm supporting the following councilors, though I can't vote kasi I'm on a different district:
Congresswoman: Mabel Sunga Acosta
1st District Councilor: Lester Avila / Billy Parilla

I'm supporting Kuya LL (Lester Avila), since he was my schoolmate and we have common family friends and of course knew him personally. And I can personally vouch for him. His advocacy is "Youth for Environment". And will be continuing some great projects for the Environment. :)

2nd District: Congresswoman: Mylene Garcia

and im on a limbo sa councilors.

Anyway... I found something online (I actually encountered this questionnaire in a seminar) and I think most of you will recognize this:


Candidate A was associated with witchdoctors and often consulted astrologists. He had two mistresses. His wife was a Lesbian. He smoked a lot. He drank eight to ten martinis a day.

Candidate B never managed to hold down a job because of his arrogance. He slept the whole morning. He used opium at school, and was always considered a bad student. He drank a glass of brandy every morning.

Candidate C was decorated a hero. A vegetarian, he did not smoke. His discipline was exemplary. He occasionally drank a beer. He stayed with the same woman during his moments of glory and defeat.

And what was the answer?

A] Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

B] Winston Churchill.

C] Adolf Hitler.


All the best, PHILIPPINES.... in selecting our President.


Paul James said...

i must say, i'm just glad we're closing a chapter in our history that was really disappointing and beginning something new. =)

Dominique said...

Vote according to your conscience, and hope for the best.

Thanks for visiting my blog. ;-)

Mari said...

Vote for who you think will serve the people better and hope that he keeps his promises.

Thanks for the visit, Tina.

atticus said...

i don't have a list yet. but i will soon put my brain to it. unfortunately, i don't know any of our local candidates yet. all i know is that they litter our streets and play their jingles at godawful hours and i love in a hospital zone.

so i know whom not to vote for. that's a start.

jojo said...

By all means, politics is a dirty game. It is exactly like a free-wrestling game; you can use everything.
Politicians may create flooding so to generate more funds for election campaigns via foreign aid. MERALCO bills, prices of basic commodities sky rocketed to ignite chaos and discontentment among the people thus paving the way for a military junta. Etc., etc. Rat-tat- tat-tat!

Politics teaches mankind how to be a liar, pragmatic, utilitarian, hypocrite, opportunist, or even a killer to achieve the position, and nothing but the position. Candidates run for elections because they desire the position to achieve an individual victory. Their ultimate objective is to seek for absolute power, and in their way to achieve this they can ruin all the gorgeous means and values that the humanity has been preserving. AHHHH!..... Enough for that! If we want some peace of mind we may visit It is guaranteed to make you laugh.

Anonymous said...

maging hopeful tayo na magkakaroon ng malinis na halalan at ang kandidatong may puso sa paglilingkod ang tunay na mananalo.afterall,'vox populi vox dei'the voice of the people is the voice of god.

magandang araw sa lahat!

Anonymous said...

it would take a lot, to turn this country around and like you, i still haven't decided. good luck to us all!

Anonymous said...

Confused? Just as confusing as the present government we have today.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

election naman dyan.......

vote what your heart says......

thanks for sharing,

regards and God bless

thanks for the compliment---- family.

Anonymous said...

Ah so it's election season there. Well, all I could say is vote wisely!

Sidney said...

I would vote for Villar !
But don't be mad... I am not allowed to vote ! :-)

Nortehanon said...

Undecided pa rin ako, Little Sis :( Well, good luck sa atin at sa Pilipinas :)

Sorry di ako nakatext lately. Nagka-problema phone ko :(

tina said...

Paul James: i like your cheery attitude.

Dominique: Will do.

Mari: Aye. will keep that in mind.

Atticus: Haha. at least that narrows the list.

Kuya Jojo: oo nga. natutuwa ako sa blog mo... haha

Duking: Yes.. indeed.

PM: we'll come up with someone.

VK: yes.. election fevah.

Charles: yes yes! :P

Sidney: I wont. *crosses finger* Haha.

Nortehanon: Ohhh.. that's why. Hehe.

Cedric said...

With all the choices out there, it can really be confusing to choose who to vote for. But the good thing is that you're taking this thing seriously. The country needs more people like you. :)

dodong flores said...

Amazing, no? Even taxi drivers I'd ridden with here in Manila, most of the time, they like Erap :)

jojo said...

Type kong iboto sina Gordon at BF, kaya lang mahina ang dating nila sa survey.

Donya Quixote said...

Here's my two cents on this. Vote for the candidate you think is going to do the best job as a president, not for who you think will win. Nothing good can come out of an election where people vote or not vote based on "winnability" instead of competence.

P.S. Gordon is a very good choice, he has my vote.

Jakey Junkie said...

Marami sa atin ang lagi na lang humihingi ng pagbabago, laging dumadaing na lagi na lang tayong mahirap, na dapat linisin ang gobyerno.

Masakit mang isipin, kailangan pa rin talagang bigyan ng "overhaul" ang basehan ng pagpili ng mga kababayan natin. Sana sa halalang darating e mas maging mapanuri tayo. Sana hindi na natin ibase sa yaman, sa pamilya, sa dami ng artistang nag-endorso, sa dami ng pelikula. Nawa'y iluklok natin sa pamunuan ang nakakasiguro tayong may kakayanan at abilidad na magpabago sa kalakaran ng bansa.

At siyempre, marapat lamang na gampanan natin ang ating tungkulin bilang mamamayan.

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