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 »
10 Things You Can Do To Support Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas
- Tie a yellow ribbon in your gate/car/motorcycle/tricycle/ jeepney. Magtali ng yellow ribbon sa inyong mga gate/kotse/ motorsiklo/ trisikol/jeep
- Put up the sign/poster or streamer “Tuloy ang Laban” in front of your house or office. Magpagawa at ilagay ng poster or streamer “Tuloy ang Laban” sa harap ng inyong tirahan o opisina.
- Organize your own group to talk about Noynoy for President and Mar for Vice President. Feedback your groups comments to our center. Magorganiza ng grupo at pagusapan ang kandidatura ni Noynoy bilang presidente ni Mar bilang pangalawang pangulo. Ipadala ang inyong mga rekomendasyon sa aming sentrong pangugnayan
- Organize a family reunion, pulong bahay, picnics or fun/sports/games and other activities in your neighborhood, and include time to talk about the election and why you support Noynoy and Mar. Magsagawa ng fmily reunion, pulong bahay, piknik, palaro atbp., at isama ang konting panahon upang pagusapan ang eleksyon at kung bakit sinusuportahan natin si Noynoy at Mar.
- Join any of the organizations supporting Noynoy and Mar. Sumali sa mga grupong sumusuporta kay Noynoy at Mar.
- Write letters to the editor, school papers,create blogs and social networking sites explaining your support for Noynoy and Mar. Sumulat ng letters to the editor, o sa mga school papers, o gumawa ng blog at sa mga social networking sites tulad ng Friendster o Facebook at ipahayag ang inyong pagsuporta kay Noynoy at Mar.
- Talk with your parish priest or religious leader, and request for a meeting with faith-based organization to talk about Noynoy for President and Mar for Vice President. Kausapin ang pari sa inyong parokya, or ang pinuno ng inyong relihiyon, upang hikayatin ang faith-based organization sa inyong lugar na pag-usapan si Noynoy para sa pagkapresidente at si Mar sa pagka-bisepresidente.
- Regularly share with us at the Volunteer Center the work you are doing for Noynoy and Mar. Ugaliing makipag-ugnayan sa Volunteer Center upang ipaalam ang mga ginagawa nyo para sa pagsuporta kay Noynoy at Mar.
- Make your own 10 things you can do to help Noy-Mar, and share it with the Volunteer Center. Gumawa ng sariling listahan ng sampung bagay na pwede mong gawin para matulungan si Noy-Mar, at ibahagi sa amin dito sa Volunteer Center.
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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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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 »
A SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH THE FILIPINO PEOPLE
THE PLATFORM OF SENATOR BENIGNO “NOYNOY” S. AQUINO III
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.
A People Crying out for Change Read the rest of this entry »
by Louie Lapat,
Davao del Norte
Wherever I go and when perfect strangers talk to me about politics, the topic would always fall on truth, transparency in government, corruption and their excitement to vote and aspirations of a clean and credible election this coming May 2010.
Again, this is triggered by that piece of yellow ribbon which I wear everyday when I go out along with that Lipad Pinoy pin on the strap of my backpack. As what I had shared in my previous post, this yellow ribbon is indeed a silent campaign material that ignites excitement among the people who will see it and reminds them of the noble task that lies ahead of us: to elect leaders who will take this country forward, unite and inspire us and clean the system of governance that has long been tainted with corruption and immorality in the past years. That’s what we are fighting for and we must win this together. Read the rest of this entry »
by Nina Sanchez
On Thursday night, PNoy Pinay held a “lugawan” at The Fort to benefit Tulong Bayan* and Good Governance.
Called “Dinner for Good Governance, Dinner for Hope,” the fundraiser was attended by the movers and shakers of Philippine society, about 1200 of them in their casual yellows, indulging in the nation’s finest, you guessed it, lugaw.
This sea of yellow is a microcosm of what we, as a nation, are capable of doing. “Sino-sino pa ba ang magtutulungan, kung hindi tayong magkababayan?” asked host Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. Read the rest of this entry »