by Nina Sanchez
Here is a visualization of the Common Credo, thanks to a nifty online tool called Wordle. The Common Credo is the spirit behind Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas’ platform. (By the way, has anyone seen the other candidates’ published platforms?)
These words instantly jump out at me: People. Restored. Principles. Public. Unity. Integrity. Genuine. Freedoms. Democracy. Share. Lead. Commit. Filipino. MUST BELIEVE.
In so many words, this is what Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas represent. The transformation of a country that so desperately needs it. Read the rest of this entry »
Manila Bulletin, Dec 11 2009
Neutering Congress and the Supreme Court:
Statement of Senators Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas on the Lifting of Martial Law in Maguindanao
This afternoon Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita announced that the President will lift martial law and the suspension of the writ in Maguindanao effective 9 PM tonight.
The Filipino people deserve praise for the vigilance and scrutiny they have exercised since the Maguindanao Massacre took place, and since the President imposed martial law. Public outrage and devotion to constitutional principles pushed Congress, in particularly the House of Representatives which was uninclined to even meet with the Senate, to assemble in joint session.
During the joint session we saw the government stumble and falter, proving itself willfully ignorant of the law and of the Constitution’s requirements. Focused and fearless reports by the media showed that much more was accomplished to obtain justice for the massacre victims by the Human Rights Commission and by the police and military before martial law was proclaimed.
However, let us not be carried away by feelings of relief over the lifting of martial law. Read the rest of this entry »
Si Governor Grace Padaca ay isang huwaran ng tuwid at maaasahang serbisyo-publiko. Ang desisyong ito ng Second Division ng COMELEC ay isang halimbawa ng sistematikong pagsupil ng Malakanyang sa mga tumutuligsa sa kanilang baluktot at mapagmalabis na pamamahala.
Kamakailan lang, ginawa na rin nila ito sa Bulacan kay Governor Jon-Jon Mendoza, at patuloy nilang pipiliting mapatahimik ang mga nagnanais ng pagbabago. Sinabi ng kanyang mga kalaban na dinaya daw po sila pero hindi naman nila maipaliwanang kung paano sila dinaya. Bukod pa rito, hindi pinahalagahan ng Second Division ng COMELEC ang mga boto ng 31 presinto sa Isabela dahil sa pagkawala o pagkabasa ng kanilang mga balota. Ibinasura rin nila ang mga ebidensyang magdodoble ng lamang ni Governor Grace sa kanyang katunggali.
Sa kabila nito, hindi tayo magpapatinag. Nakita na natin sa Maguindanao ang bunga ng isang gobyernong lulong sa korapsyon at lasing sa kapangyarihan. Galit na galit na ang sambayanang Pilipino. Hindi tayo titigil hanggang mawakasan natin ang katiwalian at kawalan ng pag-asa sa pamamagitan ng pagsulong sa isang pamahalaang malinis at mapagkakatiwalaan.
by Roy Sangil,
Association for the Socioeconomic Advancement of Pinoys, Inc (ASAP)
Noynoy Aquino is a leader who can lead the Filipino people toward social change through good governance, transparency, and honest leadership.
While Noynoy is known as a low profile son of President Cory Aquino and Ninoy, he is a leader in his own right and would stand out in times of crisis, which is a proven test of a leader.
Unknown to Filipinos, Noynoy was instrumental in the survival of government and democracy when, in November 1989, renegade soldiers wanted to seize the government and perpetuate themselves to power. It was the bloodiest coup d’etat staged by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) and soldiers loyal to the Marcos administration. The coup attempt left 99 people dead and 570 wounded. Read the rest of this entry »
PRO-REFORM FORCES TO WIN THIS TIME — LIBERAL PARTY
With reforms and good governance as its campaign battle cry, the ranks of the Liberal Party have grown stronger at the ground level as thousands of new members joined the party and making it the dominant minority party to battle the old behemoth of traditionalist political parties that seek to preserve the corrupt, old system of political patronage and transactional politics in the 2010 national elections, party officials claimed today.
The LP is fielding the formidable presidential and vice presidential tandem of Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, a complete “Peoples’ Reform” senatorial ticket and a strong local line-up in the 2010 elections.
Aquino and Roxas have been leading in all presidential and vice presidential surveys conducted by reputable polling firms, leading their rivals by wide margins and reflecting the people’s pulse for serious improvements in government policies and direction and their aspiration for a better Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 17:07:56 -0800
I am a member of a forum for Ateneo graduates and I was asked by a friend C.B. on why I was supporting this movement for the Noynoy – Mar candidacy. Previous to this, there was an article written by Emil Jurado questioning the legislative record of Noynoy.
Following is my reply:
Subject: Love of country versus love of self Index
My decision to back the Noynoy Aquino – Mar Roxas ticket is based on a simple idea. Read the rest of this entry »