100,000 Facebook Fans and Counting!

Noynoy Aquino Facebook Account Reaches 100,000 members

We now have more than 100k supporters on Facebook. Dahil sa inyo, mas marami na akong fans kay Kris😀 Salamat,” tweeted presidential candidate Senator Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III today on his Twitter Account.

This outpouring of online support reflects the substantial role the Internet will play in the 2010 presidential elections. Presidential aspirants have been using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to gather and rally supporters.

Noynoy’s Facebook Fanpage, which was started last September, had garnered around 30,000 fans in just two weeks. A month after it was made an official Facebook fanpage, 60,000 more people had joined the account.

The 100,000th member joined on Thursday 5 November, at 8:05 AM Manila time.

According to Aquino’s campaign manager Butch Abad, “This is a sign that our people’s campaign is moving forward with greater vigor and momentum. Our call for honesty, decency, and responsible leadership in our government is being heard—and taken to heart—by more and more people.“

“I am inviting all the Filipinos, who also long for real change, to join our people’s campaign,” said Abad. “I am confident that together we can bring about a true working democracy: one that provides not merely political freedom, but food, education, jobs, and equal opportunity for all.”

Other presidential bets with Facebook accounts are Senator Manny Villar, who has 37,160 supporters, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who has 11,879, and Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, who has 5,339.

Aquino is currently leading in all of the major national presidential surveys. As of this writing, his page has gathered more than 100,000 supporters.

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Join Noynoy Aquino on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/noynoy.aquino

4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    nimfa garrison said,

    i am for noynoy, i and my entire family in bicol is for noynoy, jess robredo is our mayor and naga is always behind our mayor.all honest and clean people to govern our government.

    GO NOYNOY 2010!

  2. 2

    Bartholomew Tan said,

    Naga is always behind their mayor?

    Sounds like another lapdog of a bicol feudal lord is parroting some motherhood statements again, you people and your power-hungry mayor/feudal lord are the cause of all the problems in the Philippines.

    your mayor should be stripped of power, and become nothing more than an elected volunteer, without a salary or discretionary funds and without powers of any kind.

    that is what your mayor deserves.

    • 3

      noypipol said,

      Mr Tan,

      Please consider this is a second warning to your person. Please respect other people’s opinions, and if you feel the urge to counter them, please adopt a more reasonable tone. We do not tolerate insults and bulldogging — in the community, or in government.

      Please abandon this shameless behavior. Do not belittle the solidarity of your fellowmen with flagrant, meaningless, baseless rhetoric. We are open to and welcome discussion with open arms, but like any intelligent member of the citizenry, we will only listen to reason.

      This is not the spirit of the Filipino, and we will not stand for it.

  3. 4

    mo said,

    Presidential wannabe Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino must face squarely the valid issues involving his family’s Hacienda Luisita estate, including the recently bared benefits it derived from an overpriced P33-billion Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), including as well the P80 million direct cash right of way (RoW) payment from the government and a P170 million private interchange which appeared to have been built for the Cojuangco property.

    With the gross plunder that the nation has been through under the almost nine years of misgovernment of Gloria, Filipinos are expecting the next president to clean up her mess, which can only be achieved by one most perceived to have the ability to resist the temptations that go with the position.

    Resisting temptations is an important factor in a presidential equation, considering that Aquino and his elite Yellow supporters continue to claim that their candidate is honest and has integrity, which they say are all that matters in a presidential candidate.

    No stain of corruption? But Noynoy hasn’t been in the top post, for him to be stained with graft of the Gloria magnitude, although if, as stated in reports, he personally lobbied for that overpriced SCTEX and the private interchange as well as the overpriced RoW, plus giving the shareholder workers a mere pittance as their share of the RoW payment, what would the Yellows call this? Honesty? Integrity? Delicadeza-filled? No personal or selfish interest involved? Clean transactions? Transparency? Full disclosure?

    In a similar way that another presidential hopeful, Manuel Villar is facing his colleagues in the Senate to clear up the P200-million double-insertion mess in the C-5 road project, Noynoy should be able to face up to demands for public scrutiny, particularly since he is being projected to be the civil socialites’ clean government bet.

    Based on an ongoing probe of the SCTEX project, it was found that the government paid the Cojuangcos P80 million to have the interchange, that could have been the family’s own, since it linked Hacienda Luisita to the expressway, built over their property.

    The question on propriety does not stop there, as a potential leader of the land Noynoy should have been expected to have looked into the whole project that seems all too ready to splurge to have it completed.

    Based on the House probe, the project was overpriced by P12 billion as a result of supposed alterations or more likely accommodations, such as the Hacienda Luisita private interchange.

    Legislators are also looking into the possibility that both the interchange and the RoW payments to Noynoy’s family were both obscenely overpriced.

    Cavite Rep. Crispin Remulla said the Cojuangcos were paid nearly P100 per square meter when the prevailing market price for land in the area cannot be over P10 per square meter, or a 900 percent overprice.

    An opprobrious part of the story is that the Cojuangcos may not have even shared the bounty with their farm hands who supposedly owned 32.5 percent of the Hacienda which was turned into a corporate land to evade appropriation under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law — and after Cory Aquino, then the sole law and government, exempted her Hacienda from the CARL.

    The abuse of tillers in the property is well documented despite Noynoy’s allegations that the accusations are all black propaganda and politics, including the so-called Hacienda Luisita Massacre that happened five years ago.

    Noynoy is being packaged as a Cory Cojuangco and Ninoy Aquino all rolled into one and is the savior in waiting for the country despite his having no defining accomplishment during his years as a congressman and as a senator.

    How he confronts the issues on Hacienda Luisita will give the nation a good measure of Noynoy’s capability to lead and unite.

    Brushing the issues off as part of political mudslinging going into the elections will not wash.

    The nation had had enough of an opaque presidency in which allegations of misrule and abuse are dismissed with a wave of a hand as part of destructive politicking.

    Noynoy is following a similar path on the Hacienda Luisita issue starting with the abuse of farmers working for the Cojuangcos for generations.

    To say that his actions on the Hacienda mirror a Noynoy presidency is belaboring the point.


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