these are the four honor guards who stood erect around cory’s casket as it made it;s snail pace way from the church to the burial place. they started in the morning and reached the cemetery where cory was laid to rest in the evening. for more than 8 hours, they stood very much like the way they look in these pictures, with no drink, no food and not even time to relieve themselves on top of a moving van, through turns, bumps, inclines and declines through the sun and heat on them and rain as well.
they have volunteered to be noynoy aquino’s security team, the PSG and were promptly accepted.
congratulations and good luck to The Fantastic 4!
Cory Aquino honor guards volunteer to join PSG
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:08:00 06/12/2010
MANILA, Philippines—The honor guards who escorted the late President Corazon Aquino in her nine-hour funeral procession have volunteered to join the security team of President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III in Malacañang.
“I understand seven of them [have] volunteered,” said Aquino in a text message to the Inquirer.
Those who want to find their precincts may call the information technology (IT) department of the Comelec.
The hotlines are:
read more about this here: COMELEC website is down, precinct finder overwhelmed by hits, telephone numbers given
siguraduhing ipanalo sina aquino at roxas - bumoto sa may 10.
we think teodoro suffering in the polls is the result of arroyo’s kiss of death on teodoro. the kiss stuck on teodoro and so did his ratings in the polls. with just a few days to go till election, it is all lost for teodoro.
the latest SWS poll on the performance rating of gloria macapagal arroyo is not helping teodoro at all. arroyo reached a new all time low in performance rating.
with arroyo on his side as his supporter, who needs to have opponents? read more about it here: gloria macapagal arroyo is gilbert teodoro’s deadliest opponent
read the presidentiables stand on national issues. click here : presidentiables stand on issues
read the platforms of government of athe 2010 presidentiables here, click -> platform of government
- presidentiables stand on cha-cha and arroyo as speaker
- on nuclear energy : aquino, de los reyes, madrigal & perlas no to nukes; gordon, teodoro, villanueva and villar yes to nukes
- nicanor perlas’s platform of government
- richard gordon’s vision for a new philippines
- presidentiables stand on population growth
- eddie villanueva’s platform of government
- manny villar’s “all out war on poverty” platform
- A SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH THE FILIPINO PEOPLE : THE PLATFORM OF SENATOR BENIGNO “NOYNOY” S. AQUINO III
we think senator nene pimentel’s behavior on the senate floor is one of the most disgusting words uttered in that august place. (read more about it here: senator nene pimentel dives into a pool of shame and dishonor with “insertion” remark towards mar roxas, takes the senate with him)
The debate took a turn for the worse when Pimentel used the same word to comment on Sen. Mar Roxas’ defense that he, too, had no insertion in the national budget.
“After your marriage, you will have your insertions,” quipped Pimentel, a rather unsavory remark that drew Roxas’ ire.
“I demand that that be removed from the record!” shouted Roxas. “This is an affront to my wife.”
Roxas was recently married to broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez.
“Then remove it immediately,” retorted Pimentel.
aside from the actual fight, the things to watch out for in tomorrow’s fight are the tv ads of the presidentiables and other political candidates. for sure the politicians will be airing their ads heavily if not air new tv ads. i would be very surprised if the presidentiables do not launch new tv ads during the fight.
the pacquiao-cotto fight is probably the closest the country comes to The Super Bowl in the US where practically all homes in the US tune in on the Super Bowl with many having parties and the US ad industry going crazy in airing their best and brightest. the Super Bowl brings in the audience, the ratings are always sky-high which allows the Super Bowl to price their tv spot at an amazing $3 Million per 30 second spot.
(read more on Super Bowl Ads here: http://the-wawam-file.blogspot.com/search/label/super%20bowl).
at that extremely high cost, the US ad industry kills itself in coming up with their best ads. ads aired in the Super Bowl has become an event in itself where the audience have come to expect and anticipate great ads. talks the day after at water coolers among the audience are not only on the game itself but also the ads they saw in the super bowl.
(view ads aired in the Super Bowl here: http://the-wawam-file.blogspot.com/search/label/super%20bowl%20ads)
careers and marketing success are made at the super bowl for ad people and ad agencies. apple was one and coca cola is another.
it will not be exactly what will happen in the pacquiao-cotto fight but we can expect presidentiables to air new ads tomorrow. the fight will most likely get the highest rating this year and the history of advertising in the country. while 30 second ad costs are expected to be extremely high, we think, just like at the super bowl, it is very much worth it.
gilbert teodoro did it during the pacquiao-hatton fight where he aired his disaster preparedness tv ad and introduced himself for the first time to the voters. (read here: gilbert who? introduces himself in tv ad) teodoro’s ad was aired in every commercial break in that fight.
let us just hope that the quality of the ads the politicians will air tomorrow will be as good as the ones aired in the super bowl.
here is a thought:
loren legarda said she will announce her plans for 2010 on november 15. hmm…… we wonder if legarda will do it via a new tv ad to be aired tomorrow during the fight?
mar roxas getting a 40% in the 3rd qtr VP poll puts him at a dominant leadership position just like his partner noynoy aquino. this puts their tandem at a very steep leadership position.
it also shows roxas has recovered and rebuilt his image coming from the “putang-ina” incident. what redeemed him was his words and behavior when noynoy spent a few weeks figuring out if he will run for president or not. roxas withdrawing his own bid for the presidency and the way he did it was excellent statesmanship.
read in full here: http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/sws-septemmber-vice-presidential-poll-mar-roxas-dominates-the-aquino-roxas-tandem-formidable-puts-one-more-nail-on-teodoros-candidacy/
when this first started, pundits floated the idea that it will be villar-revillame tandem in the 2010 elections. revillame was holding concerts sponsored by villar in a few cities. through all that, revillame and villar were saying no such thing, it is just they are “friends” and would just like to do things together.
in the last few days, talk has surfaced that it might me manny villar and drama queen loren legarda. and just in the last two days, villar has said he already has a VP running mate and will announce it soon.
nobody knows who this partner is, it could very well be willie revillame or drama queen loren legarda.
whatever it is that villar has decided on, we think partnering with revillame is a very good marketing strategy for villar. revillame is one of the more popular tv hosts in the country (the others being kris aquino and vic sotto). his wowowee tv show for real or imagined has strong appeal among the masses. the tv show has a live audience from the masses and they participate in easy to win contests with many from the live and tv audience mistakenly think the money revillame gives away during the show comes from him. of course the money he gives away in the show are not his, they come from the sponsors but for some reason people think it comes from him.
read it here: http://wp.me/pnw03-JS
romulo declaring he is supporting noynoy aquino and not gilbert teodoro, LAKAS-KAMPI and admin presidential candidate is a major blow and embarassment to the administration and teodoro’s candidacy.
it is not as much as number of votes as romulo is not a politician nor do we think he has a political base but it is a huge psychological and morale disaster for the administration party. romulo is a senior official of the arroyo administration.
read in full here: sec. albert romulo supports aquino – a major blow to LAKAS-KAMPI and teodoro
the tactical blunder is that aquino has inadvertently set up his audience and supporters for disappointment. he may have set the bar of expectations way too high.
political campaigns is very much about image building. building an image of being a winner is certainly one of the things you want to have. you want to nurture an image of momentum if not greatness or at least always being on the right thing.
the safest and smartest approach is always to downplay achievements, or hit the lower side so that there is an automatic claim of success. raising the bar too high is a very dangerous thing as it does not leave room for failure which is what aquino has done.
read in full here: Noynoy Aquino makes his first major tactical blunder
aquino gets 50% in SWS september 2009 luzon poll in NCR – not a view of what is next to come, it is garbage data
it’s a strange survey. it is strange in many ways – in the choices of the areas and the listing of presidentiables , only the major candidates are listed and does not include the laggards. we also can’t figure out the reasons for the choices of the areas.
view more videos and articles here: september 9 – noynoy aquino declares candidacy for president
the last senatorial election when almost all senatorial candidates of the administration lost in the election. the admin senators lost despite malacanang boasting about the GDP growth during that time and saying their political machinery was working for the admin senators. even senator trillanes won that election who was in jail during the campaign period and had little advertising. on the other hand many of the admin senators were top ad spenders but lost the election just the same. the easy conclusion is that an arroyo endorsement or being associated with arroyo is a kiss of death.
read in full here, click: arroyo “anoints” de castro – a blessing or a kiss of death?
Fr. Ed, The Unlikely takes the high ground – will withdraw his candidacy to support noynoy for president if noynoy runs
while the announcement might cost fr. ed, the unlikely some supporters and some momentum, it will also gain him supporters and admirers for taking such a principled stand. we applaud fr. ed, the unlikely.
bro. eddie villanueva, presidentiable – big time surge in polls and why he should fire his communication team
noteworthy is the big time surge for bro. eddie villanueva who after just 4 days of being included in the poll now has 6% of the votes putting him at 6th place behind 5th placer roxas who has 7%.
this is the first time we have seen such a magnificent surge in the 2010 Presidentiables Poll. we did not see this kind of surge for newcomers like perlas, teodoro, panlilio nor madrigal.
communicating the wrong message or being inconsistent in the messages is a most serious incompetence in communication. we appreciate your effort at articulating your philosophies or platform, we think that is what all candidates should do, but your communication team has done you harm.
bro. eddie, we think these are major infractions that should lead you to fire your communication team. get rid of them now when you are at the very start of your campaign, they might make more major errors in the future, the time when you need them the most.
June 2009 SWS Presidentiables Survey- Villar jumps ahead, Estrada doubles ratings now 2nd, Escudero big gain
this is june 2009 SWS survey gives us for the first time very significant movements for the
first time. we are seeing here the impact of the advertising efforts of the presidentiables and the heighten
ed media attention on the presidentiables and the presidential elections.
there are also very significant movements in this survey, the first time since last year. the major shifts tells us election time has truly arrived in the consciousness of the voters.
read in full here: