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.
to celebrate noynoy aquino’s election win, his oath taking as president and to show support to the new president – turn the whole country into yellow.
wear yellow, put yellow ribbons on cars and in homes, wear the aquino baller bands, wear noynoy t-shorts on june 30 as noynoy takes his oath of office.
yes, kris aquino did say she will leave the country should her brother noynoy aquino win the presidential election. she made this promise when a controversy with another actress, ruffa gutierrez erupted on her tv show “The Buzz”.
video where kris said she will leave the country if noynoy is elected:
that controversy started when on camera and live tv, kris ribbed ruffa about leaving abs-cbn for another tv station. we do not think kris meant to hurt ruffa, it was a joke lined with sarcasm in a nice way.
but the whole thing exploded into atomic proportions when ruffa’s mother, anabelle rama forced herself into the picture saying the things she usually say on matters like this and as always making thing even worse than it started. actually, we think anything that involves the gutierrez family, specially with rama should not be taken seriously by the country.
but this is one is upon us now, noynoy is set to be president of the country and we need to look back at what kris said.
kris should not leave the country – her statement was made more as flighty statement without any serious intent in it. these are the things we hear from kris every 17 minutes. kris has her job in the country ans she is one of the more bankable tv personalities that we have. it’s okay for kris to stay here.
kris should leave the country – noynoy won the presidency on the basis of honesty and integrity. with that, kris should make good her promise and leave the country to set an example to the whole nation and to be in keeping with the ideals by which her brother was elected president.
tell us what you think post your comments and vote.
also vote in this poll: is kris, president noynoy’s sister a liability or an asset?
read other posts:
- is kris aquino a liability or an asset to the noynoy aquino campaign? <— look at the poll results here
- gary olivar, malacanang spokesperson 5 thumbs down on kris aquino’s tears, will hurt teodoro
- the kris aquino drama – to leave The Buzz TV show?
- should noynoy aquino be happy or sad that he has kris aquino as a sister?
- for the sake of the philippines – ban annabelle rama from tv and the country!
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
click here to cast your vote on the 2010 exit poll. tell us who you voted for president and vice-president. then find out who among the candidates are leading in todays election —> http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/
read the platforms of government of the presidentiables here: http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/category/platform-of-government/
or read specifics here:
- erap estrada – the president who will finish plans for the poor
- jamby madrigal – corruption fighter
- presidentiables stand on how they will generate jobs
- eddie villanueva – a vote for what is right and good governance
- richard gordon the transformer
- richard gordon’s new platform of government for the win in the 2010 election!
- presidentiables stand on improving philippine education
- 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
- A SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH THE FILIPINO PEOPLE : THE PLATFORM OF SENATOR BENIGNO “NOYNOY” S. AQUINO III
try this out, confirm if you are a registered voter and find your precint number, click here: http://www.comelec.gov.ph/precinctfinder/precinctfinder.aspx
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
we also think aquino will lose this election by default – he has not done enough and he did not do anything at the time he was supposed to. we wonder if it is over confidence. we think it is really more of a strategic blunder.
can aquino recover and change the outcome to a win in this election? yes he can. but he needs to do a lot more than what he has been doing and he needs to get his campaign strategies right. the first one is easy but we think the second one is not. specially for the aquino campaign. we think poor and weak strategic thinking is the aquino campaign’s greatest weakness. unfortunately, we do not think they know that.
read here on why noynoy aquino will lose this election: why aquino will lose the election
read the presidentiables stand on national issues. click here : presidentiables stand on issues
there was some big drama at The Buzz last sunday when kris aquino shed monster tears in live tv talking about the tears of being the sister of noynoy aquino the presidentiable.
click here to view all the videos, we have also set up a poll, above in this link. find out the latest result and cast your own vote –> http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/category/kris-aquino/
we are closing this poll for now and will re-open on december 1 when the official list of presidentiables are available.
we have either made up our minds or we are in the process of deciding which presidentiable we will vote in the 2010 elections.
on the other side of our brain, though, is a list of presidentiables who we know we will not vote, no matter what happens. in fact we have a list of presidentiables that we are convinced MUST NOT WIN the 2010 election. these are presidentiables that give us nightmares every time we think of the possibility they will win in the 2010 election. some describe the feeling that if a certain presidentiable wins, it will be time to move to a foreign country to migrate.
let us know who these presidentiables are who you think MUST NOT WIN THE 2010 ELECTION. you are allowed to vote 3 presidentiables. the program will not allow you to cast your votes more than once.
please make a comment – let us know the reason behind your vote.
select 3 presidentiables
you WILL NOT vote and MUST NOT WIN
the presidential election:
vote in Presidentiable Poll here: aquino moves up in 2010 Presidentiables Poll
vote in the Vice-Presidentiable Poll here: mar roxas takes commanding lead at 43% in 2010 Vice-Presidentiable Poll
november 7, 2009; 9pm
estrada continue to be the top presidentiable who will not be voted and respondents do not want to win the 2010 election in this poll, at 23%. aquino is gaining at 2nd with a close 21%. velarde jumped to 3rd at 16% behind a recent surge.
november 3, 2009, 10pm
erap estrada leads all presidentiables readers will not vote and do not win the 2010 election with 25%. noynoy aquino follows at 2nd with 20%. mike velarde is 3rd at 13%, then jamby madrigal at 4th with 12%.
view all the videos of the presidentiables here. http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/category/gma7-isang-tanong/
read post and analysis here: Pulse Asia October 2009 Presidentiable survey – noynoy aquino is dominant front runner
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?
edu manzano is gilbert teodoro’s VP, mar roxas takes commanding lead in 2010 Vice Presidentiables Poll
click here to vote in the vice-presidentiables poll –> mar roxas takes commanding lead at 43% in 2010 Vice-Presidentiable Poll
the long wait is over – at last someone has agreed to be gilbert teodoro’s VP runningmate – edu manzano. manzano is more know for being an actor/tv show host and the ex-husband of vilma santos. he used to be vice mayor of makati but his most recent government role is as chair of the Optical Media Board. we see him around town raiding stalls of pirated CDs and computer software.
read in full here: finally someone agrees to be gilbert teodoro’s VP running mate – edu manzano
“goose bumps” moment – that is the best way to describe viewer reactions to new tv ad of noynoy aquino.
read more comments here:
- noynoy aquino’s “hindi ka nag-iisa” tv spot – historic ad for a historic presidentiable?
- viewer reactions to noynoy aquino’s new tv ad “hindi ka nag-iisa” – goose bumps moment
we like chiz escudero. we particularly like to hear him speak. he is the most eloquent of all the presidentiables specially in pilipino. you just have to bear and grin the monotone delivery and statue like poker face. but once you get past that this man makes a lot of sense. he also has his principles and priorities in the right place.
we are saddened that the NPC has abandoned chiz or that chiz abandoned the NPC. we think, as we have previously asked in this blog, chiz escudero’s run for the president is dead in the water with the most recent developments.
dead as it may be, we like to give him two options for a hail mary pass. one is a miracle, the other redemption.
read in full here: the 2 hail mary pass options for chiz escudero
we had 2 questions in our october 25 post in this blog (click to read) – will chiz escudero be orphaned? is his presidential bid dead in the water?.
the first question has been answered – he is now orphaned. on the second question, yes we think escudero’s run for the presidency is dead in the water.