Meet the Philippines 2010 Presidential Candidates

Barely two months to go before the Philippines 2010 elections…

And you can already feel the heat, urgency and ‘desperation’ rising. National candidates (from President, Vice – President to Senators) are going to various places in the country to campaign for their respective positions. Posters, flyers, TV ads, radio ads – all these (and more) are now seen and heard on a daily or, even, hourly basis by the prospective voters.

This year’s national elections brought to light a new form of campaign platform – the Internet. Before, the only times you will see your candidate is if you pass by the streets and see their posters, watch the TV and see their TV ads and listen to the radio for their radio ads. Nowadays, you can go to the Internet and see their various social networking sites (Friendster, Facebook and even Twitter). There are even Adsense Ads that you can click on!

This hub, however, is not about the Philippines 2010 presidential candidates in the Internet. It’s not even about how the Internet is changing our election campaigns. This hub aims to ‘introduce’ each and every candidate for the president of the Philippines in 2010 and to provide a short description of each of them. This hub is by no means recommending any particular candidate or political party and should not be taken as such.

1. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III

Born on Feb. 8, 1960, Noynoy Aquino is the only son of the late former senator (and martyr) Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino, Jr. and the 11th and first lady president of the Philippines, Mrs. Corazon ‘Cory’ Aquino. Both of his parents had played crucial roles in ending the 20 – year long martial law and dictatorship of the then – President Marcos. Now, Noynoy Aquino is following in the footsteps of his parents. In 1998, he was elected as a congressman of Tarlac, a position he held for nine straight years. In 2007, he was elected for Senator, placing 6th in the national elections.

Noynoy is the standard – bearer of the Liberal Party. His running mate is Mar Roxas, another member of a political family in the country (Roxas’ grandfather was the late former president, Manuel Roxas, while his father was a senator). Noynoy Aquino’s battlecry is “Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap” (If there’s no corruption, there’s no poverty) and has vowed to eradicate corruption in the country.

2. John Carlos ‘JC’ De Los Reyes

Born on Feb. 14, 1970, JC is the youngest presidential candidate (he’s only 40 years old!). He is running under Ang Kapatiran Party (The Brotherhood Party). A lawyer by profession, he is a councilor of OlongapoCity. He spearheaded a free legal assistance program (called Justice Crusade), a successful program among his constituents. He has campaigned against various misdeeds such as illegal drugs, workers’ rights violations and illegal fish cages. He showed his boldness and radicalism through his filings of several complaints before the Ombudsman against several high ranking officials.

JC Reyes’ running mate is another lawyer, Atty. Dominador ‘Jun’ Chipeco. If elected, his vision is to fight and defeat poverty.

3. Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada

The 13th president of the country, who was unseated from power after less than 3 years in the presidency, Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada is back with a vengeance, this time running (again) for the highest position in the land. Erap is a known Filipino actor (an action star, no less) but he also has a long history as a political figure in the country. He was elected as mayor of San Juan City and held the position for 16 years. During these years, San Juan became a progressive city, a development largely attributed to Erap’s leadership. In 1987, he became a senator; in 1992, a vice – president and, finally in 1998, a president.

In 2001, he stepped down as president of the country during the People Power II. He was subsequently imprisoned and charged with graft and corruption. He was convicted for these charges but was later on pardoned by the current president of the country. Erap’s running mate is the current mayor of Makati City (the business capital of the country), Jejomar Binay. His political party is called Partido ng Masang Pilipino (Party of the Filipino Masses). His motto is ‘Erap para sa Mahirap’ (Erap for the masses).

4. Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon

A candidate with a vast political experience under his belt. Dick Gordon was credited as the one who successfully converted the former US military base in Subic Bay, Olongapo into one of the country’s primary free trade zone and established the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority to oversee the running of this free trade zone. The conversion into a free trade zone resulted into several major foreign investors setting up their respective offices in Subic (to name a few, FedEx, Shell, Unioil and Acer Computers). In 2001, he became the Secretary of the Department of Tourism and launched the widely - successful ‘Wow Philippines!’ campaign aimed at increasing the number of tourists visiting the country. In 2004, he was elected as a senator of the country.

Other than the political arena, Dick Gordon is also an active member of the Philippine National Red Cross or PNRC. In fact, he is the chairman of this organization and had actively led the PNRC to several rescue, relief and rehabilitation missions. In time of natural calamities, Dick Gordon and the PNRC people are always there to provide relief to the Filipino people.

Dick’s running mate is Bayani Fernando, a former government official. His political party is Bagumbayan: Volunteers for a New Philippines.

5. Jamby Madrigal

The only female presidential candidate for the 2010 elections, Jamby Madrigal is currently serving her first term as a senator of the Philippines. Born on April 26, 1958, she comes from a family of public servants. Her grandfather is the former Supreme Court Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos while her granduncle, Pedro Abad Santos, was the founder of the Socialist Party of the Philippines. This lady senator is known for her outspokenness and her single-mindedness in pursuing issues which she thinks warrant the Senate’s and the people’s attention. Her political party is called Genuine Opposition and her battlecry is “Bayan Natin, Bago Lahat” (Our country first, above everything else).

6. Nicanor “Nicky” Perlas

Running as an Independent, Nicky Perlas was almost disqualified from the presidential race. This is the first time he is venturing into the political world but from reading his profile, this is not the first time that he has involved himself in national political policies. He was credited with influencing the turn of the 1996 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC by convincing the then President Ramos to convince the rest of the delegates to introduce sustainable development as APEC’s third paradigm. This move basically spared the rice farmers of the country from the liberalization moves that were proposed by several APEC member – countries. He is called the “Global Consultant on Integral Sustainable Development”. His vision for 2016 (the year of the next national elections) is the “Muling Pagsilang ng Ating Bayan” (the rebirth of our country).

7. Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro, Jr.

The standard – bearer of the current president’s political party, Gibo Teodoro is also a 2nd cousin of another presidential candidate, Noynoy Aquino. At only 46 years old, he is the youngest to have ever held the position of Secretary of Defense in 2007. Prior to his appointment as a secretary, he was a congressman for nine consecutive years in Tarlac.

Academic – wise, Gibo has probably one of the best credentials among the roster of candidates. He is a Philippine Bar topnotcher (the Philippine Bar exams are for those who want to become lawyers). He also passed the New York State Bar examinations in 1997. He completed his masters degree at the Harvard Law School in Massachusetts.

Gibo’s running mate is actor Edu Manzano. His motto is “Sipag at Talino” (Perseverance and Intelligence).

8. Eddie Villanueva

This is the second time that Eddie Villanueva is running for the presidency. Although he is a virtual newcomer in the political arena, Brother Eddie Villanueva has been a known figure in the country. He is responsible for setting up and for leading the Jesus is Lord Worldwide Movement, a Christian organization known for its millions of followers all over the country.

His running mate is Perfecto Yasay, Jr., the former head of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. His battlecry is “May Pag-Asa Pa!” (There’s still hope!).

9. Manual ‘Manny’ Villar

Last but not the least, this candidate is the richest among all the current presidential candidates. Senator Manny Villar is a self – made billionaire and has been consistently recognized as the richest senator of the land. Manny Villar gives credence to the saying “from rags to riches”. He rose from his humble beginnings, graduated as an accountant (and later on became a Certified Public Accountant) and was responsible for establishing the largest homebuilding company in the country. He had successfully taken several of his companies public through the local stock exchange, enabling him to rise in status from a poor man, to a rich man and finally, to a billionaire. His richness and his political stature, however, seem to come with a price as his detractors are now hurling charges at him that he took advantage of his political position to benefit his companies and to make himself richer.

Manny Villar entered the political world in 1992 as a congressman; he served for nine years and became the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He became a senator in 2001 and in 2006, was elected as the Senate President. He holds the distinction as the only one who has held both the Speaker of the House and Senate President positions.

Manny Villar’s running mate is another senator, Loren Legarda, who is in her second bid for the vice – presidency position. His political party is the Nacionalista Party. His vision is to help and inspire other Filipinos to become successful through hard work and determination (Sipag at Tiyaga).

Final Words

Thank you very much for reading my rather lengthy hub. If you're a Filipino, I encourage you to signify through the poll below who will you vote for as President of the Philippines in 2010. If you want to read more, please visit my hub on the 2010 Vice - Presidential candidates.

As stated above, this hub is not meant to influence anybody to vote for any presidential candidate. The author, however, encourages each and every Filipino voter to think clearly and to choose wisely. Good luck to everyone of us this coming elections and Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

The 2010 Presidential Poll

If you're a Filipino, who will you choose as President of the Philippines?

  • Noynoy Aquino
  • JC De Los Reyes
  • Richard Gordon
  • Erap Estrada
  • Jamby Madrigal
  • Nicolas Perlas
  • Gibo Teodoro
  • Eddie Villanueva
  • Manny Villar
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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

A timely and relevant hub. The election fever is crazy and I'm certain we ain't seen nothing yet! What can I say, our love for elections rivals that of what we feel toward Christmas - there's definitely the fiesta atmosphere and money that keeps rolling out and in (minus the general kindness toward men, of course! haha)


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

Like I said in the forums that finally we will see another hub from Emievil and here it is and that too on my favorite topic. Do you have any idea Emie how obsessed I am with politics. lol

Who's your favorite out of these?


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

An iformative and well written hub and I hope you will be getting a good President. All my best wishes for your country.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for this hub Emie, very timely and relevant (as Cris said)!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Cris, LOL. I've been meaning to write this for a very long time now but then again, busy season keeps getting in my way. I don't think any country can beat our elections. It has all the makings of a good drama - the money, the rich vs. the poor, the mudslinging *sigh*. The advertising people right now must be going crazy with all those ads :). Thanks for commenting on my hub.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey UH, now where is that? Hmmmmm, gotta go and search for it. Really, you're interested in politics? You should come here. Nothing like Filipino politics I tell you. My favorite? Uhmmmmmmmmmmmm, let's see. I do think Richard Gordon will make an effective president. I've seen him in action and he seems a man of purpose. Manny Villar graduated from the same school / course that I did so well, our college group is kinda supporting him. and he makes good with his promise to do to the country what he has done for himself, I'd say go for it. Lastly, I like Gibo's brains, wish I have them, LOL.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

@Hello, thank you for your prayers. We definitely need a good president. I don't think, in all of my almost 35 years, I've ever heard that we had a good President.

@jill, you're welcome. All I can say is good luck to all of us this coming May elections.


mike 6 years ago

its timely and very relevant.kudos


doodsdpogi 6 years ago

Ems, my votes will be based on the most creative political ads. Sorry for those who did not invest:D


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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

My top choices are Noynoy and Gibo. Whoever wins this coming election, I hope they will make a new beginning and good changes to our country. Thanks for this hub


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Mike for visiting my hub.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Doodspogi :D. define 'creative' :). the way we are going right now, it would seem that it will boil down to which candidate has the most exposure in the ads (and we know who that is). Thanks for visiting my hub!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi borge. It will be a race between those two and Manny Villar. I hope the same thing too and really, that is all we can really aspire for. You're welcome and thanks for visiting my hub :).


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digitalexplorer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for sharing this info. Unfortunately, Im away from Pinas and I was not able to register, so I cant really express my suffrage. A former boss is one of the candidates but personally I will not endorse him to my family and friends. Im going home in April and somehow I could do a little bit of persuasion with my close relatives/friends to choose the candidates to be written in the ballots. I recently watched the controversial conflict between Ruffa and Kris Aquino thru the Buzz program, and I was touched by Kris statements. I do believe that she is sincere about her feelings and I do hope that the people will not be persuaded by any allegations against her as the sister of Noynoy.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

emie, you did a great hub about Presidentiables, I am so glad you write about them. and the Internet is a new form of campaigning as well. Good job, I can't vote but I am so glad to read all of the choices, Maita


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi digitalexplorer, so you're a Pinoy too? Hope you can come back here before the elections. We need all the help we can get (but I'm sure you already know that). Wonder who your former boss is? *hint, hint* :) About Kris, all I can say is she's never been able to hide her true feelings (she's not 'plastik') but she has to learn to roll with the punches. I mean she's from showbiz, her skin should already be thick enough to withstand criticisms. Plus when they decided that Noynoy will run (it was a family decision), she should have been prepared because she's really the only one his detractors can criticize. Much like our current president actually. Her husband is the one being criticized. Thanks for visiting my hub on presidentiables.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Maita, glad to see you here. I don't know, don't they have absentee voting there? They're already rolling out the automated elections in other Asian countries where the Filipinos are present, guess they haven't reached the US yet? :) Anyways, thanks for your comment on my presidential hub. Yup, the internet is a new form of campaigning that's why I have to add the caveat there that I'm not campaigning for any specific candidate.


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digitalexplorer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, may dugong Pinoy ako! Im away from home coz of my postgrad studies. Well, about my former boss... he is arrogant, with strong personality and Amerisian! Honestly, he has good records from previous government positions but I dont like the way he relates to the staff/employees! Even in the VP candidates, one of them was also my former boss! I like him coz he is more "makamasa" and he has a good rapport with the staff!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

You're giving more clues! I'm starting to get both of them LOL. Uhm, one more clue? Are they both running under the same party? hehehe thanks.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Wow emie great hub here eh, welcome home...


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks GH. May the best presidential candidate win! :)


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digitalexplorer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Sorry they are not running on the same party. I was a volunteer when I first worked with him - that was 17 years ago! I was really nationalistic (makabayan) that time and I gave up my good paying job abroad just to offer my free service to our country. No regrets and I could prouldy say that I did my little share to help the Philippine government after the US bases were pulled out in the country. All the best.


questingspirit 6 years ago

I'm going for Gordon - even if he doesn't win. I think Noynoy is too raw, even if I like his idealism. Eddie V. would have lent a strong moral center, but I have reservations about practicing ministers running for public office. The less said about Villar and Loren, the better. Erap's era is over. As for Gibo, honestly, he appears to be the most intelligent ones who make sense in the forums, plus he has a solid platform. Then he has considerable government experience that has a list of equally tangible accomplishments. I would have voted for him if not for his GMA connections. So...that leaves me Gordon.


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digitalexplorer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Check it out...read my profile page to find out why? Congratulations!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey thanks :).


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Questingspirit, I must say that's a good process of elimination you have there. Gordon is a good choice, I have to say because of his track record in leadership. I agree with you on Noynoy but even in my personal poll, he is also leading. As for Gibo, I think he is his own man. He might be the admin's choice, but he's definitely not a puppet and I don't think he will let himself be one. But then again, I also don't like him :). Thanks for visiting and commenting on my hub.


elena 6 years ago

I go for Gibo & BF, both of them do have a political will.

Gibo is brilliant, its unfair with him if we judge him based on political affiliation. He has an independent mind.

BF is a good executioner, He does his job well.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Good work again, Emie! This is certainly a great job going through this 2010 election reminder of who to vote. I'm one who doesn't make noise about my choice. You know just how it is around you. If you listen to all the candidates you might believe no one is really a great choice. Same old "trapos", climbing the edge of the pail and pulling each other down the bottom with the proverbial "talangka" (Crab) mentality. Who says we are poor? Look at how money talks by those posters, ads, etc.

The party lists are adding to the perceived problems come election. Too many lists of denied registrants in the official ballots? When will the Comelec ever learn to come up with clean election as they loudly profess? Despite all these I'll go out and vote. God bless the Philippines!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Elena, BF I think is a good choice because he stood up for what he wanted to do when he was still the MMDA chairman. About Gibo, uhm, I'll reserve judgment on that. Thanks for visiting my hub!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Ms. Lita. I haven't really signified also who is my choice. They're the what I called also the 'same old (faces), same old' (promises). And you're quite right on the talangka mentality, it's rampant among the candidates. One thing is for sure though, with all those denied registrants, we'll be seeing a lot of protests after the elections. Good luck to all of us! :)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Woah, Emie. I had no idea your Presidential Elections is so big and competitive! I chose Gibo Teodoro because he seems to be the smartest and perhaps the most competent. But my opinion of course doesn't matter! I can tell that you knew most of this info off the top of your head! May the best candidate win! Salamat ;)

Dohn


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey dohn. Competitive is actually a mild word :). More like a circus sometimes :D. And with so many candidates to choose from! Sometimes I envy your elections, it's much more 'organized'.

Uhm I hate to take credit for the info, most of these actually are products of my research on a certain site (I provided the link). Gibo Teodoro may not be on the top of our surveys but he's definitely moving up. It will be a tight presidential race (tighter even than our vice presidential elections) which will really go down the wire (like a marathon LOL). Thanks for your best wishes on our elections and you're welcome :).


tayuth 6 years ago

thanks for your message


Florence 6 years ago

I will vote for Noynoy....Wish u all the Luck,.


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greatipadbuy 6 years ago from Houston

Will show this to my dad. Noynoy is leading in the survey you posted. Thanks for this - informative update from the Philippines.


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festersporling1 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Good luck to all of them. I wish the best for the Philippines. I have always liked them having worked with quite a few.


graciano 6 years ago

Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap. Masarap pakinggan pero di maktotohanan. Lahat ng politiko mayayaman, mga mahihirap niloloko lang at ginagamit. Buti pa magsikap na lang para umunlad.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

@greatipadbuy, wonder what your dad will say? can you let me know?

@festersporling1, thank you for your kind words for my countrymen and for your good luck wish.

@graciano, agree 100%.


Tasha 6 years ago

I had the opportunity to visit ur country in October. I went to Makati City, Manila, and Boracay. Its GREAT! Good Luck to all of u and ur country...


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you Tasha.


longzky of butuan 6 years ago

i vote for villar.coz he is deserving 2 bcome a president; hopefully u win


filipino 6 years ago

anyone but not Villar....


july 6 years ago

tnx for your website where i can express what i want to say to the fiipino. let us choose a candidate who is not the same as those who violates the rule airtime and expenses for ads. if they violates the rule of comelec how can they obey the rule for the nation and for the people? they will become the leaders of violators.


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bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

i just recently made a hub about this, too. didn't have the idea that there are already similar hubs. but anyway, it is intended for pinoys to see the credentials and choose the best.

gibo is definitely unequaled for his brains and kisig. but i still have my doubts on him.

i am not a fan of villar.


alfred 6 years ago

let us go for dick gordon everytime you see and hear in any presidential forum and debates he has always concrete answers not like the other presidential candidates. He can deliver.


brayan 6 years ago

noynoy is the best candidates of pres. kaya vote na


Jen - San Jose, CA 6 years ago

Teodoro is the best of all of the candidates. He is the man that the country needs.


marlene -misamis oriental mindanao 6 years ago

i voted late corazon aquino, then i never regret, i choose aquino again,


juan 6 years ago

maging filipino tayo lahat,iboto ang mga unknown para nman sumigla ang bansa.wala english dyan kung talagang pinoy tayo.


portemrj 6 years ago

noynoy or gibo....thats it


donna 6 years ago

i go for Gibo


DANTE C PATALOT 6 years ago

I AM STRONGLY BEHIND THE CANDIDACY OF GILBERT TEODORO

....TROPANG "GIBO" SA SAN JOSE....

MR.DANTE P.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

To all my kababayans, thank you for taking the time to read and to vote in my little hub.


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hardinflash 6 years ago from Montana

I heard rumors that Manny Pacquiao was going to run for president one day. I think that would be kind of neat.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hmmmm, Pacquiao is running as a congressman right now. He was defeated the last time he ran so there's a possibility he'll be defeated again. As to the presidency? I don't know about the idea being neat but if he proves himself in the House of Congress, then why not? Thanks for the comment hardinflash.


lifepk 6 years ago

thanks for the sharingg..


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Good luck with your elections. I will be watching closely from Australia as many of us will. :)


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Somersonberkey 6 years ago

one thing I worry about this election is the possibility of failure in automation.


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Alta5656 6 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

I go for Gibo. I also admire Gordon. They both can be a good prez. And for VP..? Hmm.. BF may not be eloquent speaker, natural na natural but I believe he can also be an effective Vice Prez. Hmmm sana ang choice ko 'yun din ang choice ng Lord. A bible proverb sez "The horse is prepared for the battle, but deliverance is of the Lord." Kung me plano ang mga tao, meron din ang God, right? Kung nakikita ng mga tao ang severe corruption sa ating bayan, can not God? Whoever wins..His will be done.


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Calver05 6 years ago

I have not chosen a candidate yet, there are pros and cons in every candidate. I like candidates like Gordon and Gibo because the are men of action who "act rather then say",

I have YET to see if Noynoy has what it takes to take on the position of president ...............


juan tamad 6 years ago

go gibo... isulong mo nlng ako :)


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

@Earnest, thank you very much for your best wishes. I really wish we have a clean and honest elections here. May the best man (or woman) win.

@somersonberkey, me too. But I guess we have to start somewhere and what better time than to have an automated elections.

@Alta, Gordon and BF make a good team. I admire both of them for their iron will. But I have to admit they're not popular. Yes, whoever wins, it will be on God's will and what our people really deserve.

@Calver, thanks for the comment. Noynoy may be leading the surveys right now but I don't think he has a comfortable lead. It will be a three - way contest between him, Villar and Gibo.


Juan Santino 6 years ago

Vote Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva for President.

Economist, Evangelist, Educator, Servant-Leader.

PARA SA ANIM NA TAON NA WALANG KORAPSYON

ANG BAGONG PILIPINAS AY BABANGON!!!

http://www.facebook.com/broeddiecvillanueva


patrick matala 6 years ago

i do believe that NOYNOY AQUINO has the abilities and capabilities to be our next president.... Noynoy is not just only intelligent but he is known for his pure and good heart... i Go for Noynoy......


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ladyeagle_cdc 6 years ago from San Juan City, Philippines

thanks... lets pray for the honest and peaceful election :)

Blessings


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Lianne_Cebu 6 years ago from Cebu City, Philippines

After months of listening for the best possible presidential candidate, I believe Gibo is it.

I think he would be the best person to represent the Philippines to the world, based on his academic background and the results he has produced over the years.


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debugs 6 years ago from Odessey777, Umbris

Noynoy is a good decent person, I personally know him. He was my neighbor at Times Street in the 80's. He went out of his way for others.


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mae 6 years ago

Go erap. d2 sa mindanao panalo na si erap :)


noelp 6 years ago

for its gibo.sayang at hindi ako makakaboto dahil nasa abroad ako ng registration.kahit c gloria ang nag-endorso kay gibo,iba pa rin c gibo pag nag desisyon.parang c fernando,kahit maraming against,go pa rin sa desisyon nya.


Mac 6 years ago

I go for Gibo!


PAgasa ng Bansa 6 years ago

i understand gibo and gordon good credentials from "BUT" they're still connected with Gloria so ........Noynoy is an average candidate but my PUSO .........sa pag babago pasok para sa bagong simula ng PILIPINAS [ with my honest opinion Philippines tried twice to have famous brainy president like Marcos and Gloria but Where is the PHILIPPINES NOW in Asia ? hmmmmm I think just simple logic this time we need an honest government .........


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

To all who posted their comments,

Thank you very much for your comments. If everybody in our country will be as honest and straightforward in their answers as you and will just be as concerned about the future of our country, I think we have a chance to go forward again.

To those who voted,

Thank you for your votes. Although this hub and the poll are not formal, by any means, you still took the time to vote (and to leave your comments). The results are certainly an eye opener for me as these are so far from the usual survey results that we hear. I will formally close the polling on May 9. Again thank you and I hope that, for the sake of our country and our people, the best candidate will win.


angus 6 years ago

G1bo is the best choice! We can be proud of our president especially to all world leaders. :)


JOJO 6 years ago

I read all your comments regarding with our presidential election. I can always says as from my childhood... I'll never experience that we have a clean and fair election, it's always end into cheating and manipulation into COMELEC...

COMELEC, a Commission who handled our elections that always have a COMMISSION on every candidates at any level of politics...

Gordon - His a good Leader... but it's not his time to run for President...

GIBO - a duplicate of Gloria Arroyo...

Eddie V. - A good moral, Spiritual leader but not a Nation Leader...

NoyNoy - A son of Former Senator Aquino who leads an Uprising on his Time... a Mentor of NPA's...

JAMBY - A nuisance candidate... no exact " Plata-forma de Gobyerno"

JC D. R. - Another Nuisance...

Nicky Perlas - A Man with experience on Environment... another Nuisance...

Manny V. - A Good Leader on Business Management - I have doubts on Leading a Country...

ERAP - Another story of the PAST...

All Senior Senator was not run again for Senator... a dummy of their own are their sons and daughter... but Presidentiables are promising to them a position on the government...

What is Government... The REAL MEANING of this question never practice on our Country... Why... Because of Dynasty's, Allies, and most of all... UTANG NA LOOB... yan ang pinakamasakit na katotohanan sa Bansa natin...

Ang pagpasa ng katungkulan sa mataas na posisyon ay katulad ng Krimen... Pagpasa ng KASALANAN...

I like Gordon... but not now... Because his opponents are knows how to handle the members of comelec...

He will be surely defeat like a child...

SAYANG... but I still go for him...


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mel22 6 years ago from ,

One of the most informitive hubs i've seen ! I'm not Filipino myself but my wife's family is and I say anyone but ERAP. Action stars have no place in poilitics, especially ones kicked out for corruption. Out with the Old I see a few front runners in 'Gibo' and 'NoyNoy' just from the popular reaction. Wish I knew a bit more Tagalog so I could understand their points better but it seems like a well-rounded group of candidates.


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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

My bets are doing good as for this moment as the partial returns was counted. Hopefully tomorrow they will be announced officially.


unkwon 6 years ago

Ahmm in the presidential candidates i choose Aquino to lead the philippines...


Eulah Bekele 6 years ago

Very informative and concrete information, I think you should publish some of it on wikipedia.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

thanks Eulah. I think they already have their own profiles in wikipedia but thanks for the suggestion.


Regelie 5 years ago

What'z gonna be idea?

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