Archive for November, 2009

Fantastic Yellow Friday

Around Manila with Pinoys from all over the nation, rich and poor, and the men who will lead us to the future. It’s the day before the BIG DAY. Let me take you around!

words by Jeanne Carmel Puertollano
photos by Raf Ignacio

Nov 27 2009

A Break from the Usual

Over the past week, I have been bored out of my usual routine keeping tabs on the state of the nation. I have particularly been watching Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas’ activities, and to be perfectly honest, the many oath takings that made the news, albeit good, were not so exciting to the average news watcher like me. Or maybe, it was because of all the sitting and watching on television that made the whole thing unappealing. I thought to myself one night, I hope that I could make it to any event.

I got a text mid Friday morning inviting me to the events that day in anticipation for the Big Day. I was very giddy, had an adrenaline rush of sorts. Baon, check. Notebook and pens, check check. (Kleenex check). And so I set off on an amazing one-day political escapade.

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Noynoy Aquino’s speech before filing for candidacy, Nov 28 2009

Transcript of the Speech of Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Before Filing his Certificate of Candidacy

Cabildo Street, Intramuros, Manila
November 28, 2009

Napansin ko po, hindi nababati ng maayos ang ating mga kasanggang matibay tulad ni Mayor Lim, na nandito po sa entablado.

Nandiyan po si Mayor Aro Mendoza ng Tarlac City!

Nandiyan po si Vice Governor Mark Leviste ng Batangas, matanda lang po ng konti sa akin yan.

Alam ho ninyo ang problema ko, ay mahaba-haba sana yung sasabihin ko sa inyo. Tapos sabi sa akin, paki bilisan ninyo one minute lang kayo at baka magsara yung Comelec.

Ito po ang listahan ng babatiin ko halos naging baliktaran sa papel, tsaka ko na po kayo babatiin kapag mas mahaba ang oras.

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This Country a Vote-Buying-Free-Zone

Paanyaya para sa Paglulunsad ng

Vote-Buying-Free-Zone Advocacy at Voter’s Education Campaign ng Change Politics Movement and Urban Poor Alliance

Samahan si Ms. Emmy Boncodin, Ms. Dinky Soliman at mga Lider ng Maralitang taga-lunsod sa kanilang panindigan na magmulat at mangampanya laban sa tiwaling pamimili at pagbebenta ng boto.

Monday, 30 November 2009, 12:00 noon People’s Power Volunteer Center, Expo Center EDSA-Cubao, Quezon City

Tumawag/email –
Pete 920-2595 loc 107/939-641-9286

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Today in Pictures (UPDATED)

Some photos from the Liberal Party filing of candidacies on Nov 28, 2009


Liberal Party standard-bearers Senators Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III and Mar Roxas flash the Laban sign as they hold their certificate of candidacy filed before the Commisssion on Elections this morning. Aquino and Roxas pledged to continue to heed collective thirst and hunger of people for change, and to fight the crooked and corrupt. "Sa harap po ninyong lahat, sa harap po ng sambayanang Pilipino, hinding-hindi po namin bibiguin ang tiwala na ipinagkaloob po ninyo sa amin. Sama-sama tayo, lalaban po tayo. Una kayo, bago ako. Una ang bayan, bago ang sarili," Roxas said. (Photo by Pia Ojeda)

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Our Common Credo

Our Common Credo

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A government, based on core values of transparency, personal and institutional integrity, honesty, and good governance, is a goal we must all share. To achieve this goal, we must unite based on shared principles.

We therefore present this Credo to the Filipino People so that our basis for unity is clear and unequivocal. These are our guiding principles in approaching the perils and problems of our society as elected officials, and we hold ourselves accountable to each other and the public to uphold these principles in the campaign and in office. Read the rest of this entry »

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PLATFORM: Noynoy Aquino’s Social Contract with the Filipino People



simple pdf version || one-page version for printing

A National Leadership in Need of Transformational Change

  • Its legitimacy is under question;
  • It persecutes those who expose the truth about its illegitimacy and corruption;
  • It stays in power by corrupting individuals and institutions;
  • It confuses the people with half-truths and outright lies;
  • It rewards, rather than punishes, wrongdoing;
  • It offers no lasting solutions for the many problems of the country;
  • It weakens the democratic institutions that hold our leaders accountable.
  • It hinders our local governments from delivering basic services;
  • It has no vision of governance beyond political survival and self- enrichment.

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Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas file candidacy tomorrow, and you’re invited!

You are all invited to accompany Noynoy, Mar and the Liberal Party Senate Slate
to the Commission on Elections as they file their Certificates of Candidacy
tomorrow, Saturday, 28 November 2009.

Let us all meet at 7:00am at the foot of Ninoy Aquino’s statue on
Roxas Boulevard corner Burgos
, Manila.
From there, we will walk to Manila Cathedral for Mass,
then gather at Cabildo Street, Intramuros, for a short pre-filing program and 
listen to our candidates’ messages of hope and witness their pledge of good governance

We urge everyone to please wear no other color but yellow.

Tanggalin ang Tiwali! Itama ang Mali!

Laban na Tapat. Laban ng Lahat.

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