Linggo, Mayo 29, 2016


At natapos nga ang isa sa pinaka nakatutuwa at mapanghating eleksyon sa balat ng Pilipinas. I've participated in the last Presidential Elections in which our current President, Noynoy Aquino is a candidate. But unlike that election, This election had friends, became enemies, families divided, because of the loyalties they have to their candidates. I hope that those families and friendships rekindled, because the elections are now over. This Monday, May 30, 2016 Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and Congresswoman Leni Robredo, will be proclaimed as the winners of the 2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections.
Now, let's talk about Leni Robredo. The Vice President Elect. I will not talk about the President Elect, because everyone is talking about him already. With a lead to his closest rival, Bongbong Marcos of only 263,473 votes. Robredo defeats the son of the former dictator. Which is kind of funny for Marcos, because it is somehow repeat of history. A widow of a famous politician, defeating a Marcos. In his father's case, is Cory Aquino.
That concludes the election. But as they say, the end is also a beginning. I watched the movie White House Down. The President of America in that movie, has talked about after winning an election, they are already thinking and preparing for the next one. Although its from a movie, it happens in real life. Just after Aquino won in 2010, They are already grooming Mar Roxas to be next in line. And Jejomar Binay announces his bid very early. None of the two won. They are defeated by a Mayor from a far flung city in the Souther Philippines.
Also for the first time. The winners of the Presidential and Vice Presidential elections, came from a least expected position. From A Mayor catapulted to the Presidency, and a congress representative, to the Vice-Presidency. Although Vice-President Binay, was a mayor too before he became a Vice President. But he was a Mayor in the National Capital Region. It's always, if not most of the time, the candidates or winners, will come from the Senate, or someone who work in the Cabinet. Like Ramos, who was the Chief of Staff in Cory's Administration before he became President. Estrada and Arroyo, who were former Senators before they became Vice-Presidents. And Aquino, who is a former Senator before he became President.
Now let's go to the question. Will she be the next President after Duterte? The only two things that may catapult Robredo to the Presidency are these. If Duterte is to be impeached, and if Duterte dies. And let's pray that the two will not happened. That are the only two options. If she will wait for 2022 for her bid. She wil not win.
The first possibility is that Duterte being impeached. Or as is it called in the internet, PLAN B. But as of my experience. Most of the things said in the internet are not true. They are just fear-mongering, so that people will be vigilant. Like in this election. They said that there are fake ballots that the results will be Roxas if you vote for Duterte. Which turned out to be not true.
And PLAN B is far from being possible now. Because many Congressman had change allegiances and alliances. Many had jump to Duterte's side. And for Duterte to be impeach, it has to pass Congress. And Congress now is in Duterte's control.
As I said if she wait until 2022, she will not win. One of the reason is Bongbong Marcos. If he will not keep quiet of his accusations of him being cheated at the elections, whether it is true or not. It will affect Leni's bid in the future.
Plus there are many names that may arouse. Like that of Marcos, Cayetano, Sotto etc. Or an unexpected name out of nowhere. Or if Mayor Duterte is to be successful of his iron fisted disciplinarian style of leadership, that Mayor from Tanauan Batangas, Mayor Antonio Halili may have a chance. Because Mayor Duterte himself set a precedent, from a being a Mayor to being a President.

Linggo, Mayo 15, 2016


At nanalo na nga si Duterte. Despite ng mga maraming issues na binabato sa kaniya ng mga bias media, kaaway sa politika, at maraming iba pa. Milya milya nga ang layo niya sa pangalawa sa bilangan na si Mar Roxas. Mahigit anim na milyon nga ang lamang niya dito, bagama't ito ay unofficial count pa sa kasalukuyan.
Ngunit ngayon ay nasa mata na naman siya ng international media. Ito nga ay matapos mahapyawan siya ni Jon Oliver, host ng Last Week Tonight. Isa nga itong Political Satire Comedy Show na umeere tuwing weekends. Ikinumpara niya nga si Duterte, sa ngayo'y Republican Nominee for President, na si Donald Trump. At tinalakay ang mga lumang tugtugin gaya ng mga death squads, pagmumura sa Santo Papa. At ang rape-joke na lubhang naging controversial. Na gaya rin ng pagtrato ng mga media sa Pinas, ay one sided.
Ang isa nga sa matinding binanatan ay ang rape-joke patungkol sa Australian Missionary. Na ang patunog ba ay parang gusto ni Duterte na makipag-sex sa babae kahit patay na. Hindi ganoon yun. Doon nga nag-mula ang termino na Dapat Mayor ang Mauna. Ang pagkakaintindi ko lang naman. Eh kung hindi nila pinatay at ni-rape yung babae, ay sana siya ang nauna. But accusing him of necrophilia, is way out of context, and malicious.
Anyway, its unfair to even compare our Mayor and now presumptive-President Rodrigo Duterte to the Republican Nominee Donald Trump. Ito nga ang ilan sa mga pagkakaiba nila
Trump as a business leader, try to put his name in every product. from steaks to vodka, airlines, hotels. etc. Most of them end up failing. While Duterte, coming in as a Mayor with a city dubbed as the Murder Capital of the Philippines, turned it as one of the safest city in the world. And it is among the few, with Australia, US and Canada, that had 911 emergency services. And unlike its counterparts. Davao City 911 is free. While the others, you had to pay.
Although Trump has been an executive of his own company. Still its different from running a country, a country like the United States. Samantalang si Duterte. Naging fiscal prosecutor, Mayor, Vice-Mayor, at Congressman. Siya nga lang sa lahat ng kandidato ng nakaraang eleksyon na naging bahagi ng judiciary, executive at legislative. Duterte deserves to be president, while Donald Trump do not.
Trump has openly said that he will build a wall, to deter Mexicans from entering the United States. He also openly said that Mexicans are rapist, violent and a lot more bad remarks. While Duterte had pass an ordinance of anti-discrimination. In Davao City, you can't be discriminated because of religion, race, ethnic origin, nationality, and sexual orientation. While Donald Trump openly says, that he would ban Islam in the United States. Even though its unconstitutional.
And while Duterte has been accused of necrophilia, womanizing, etc. Donald Trump made a statement that: "I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her" Donald Trump has incestous desire towards her daughter.
That are some differences between Trump and Duterte. Although they have some similarities too. But still they are not comparable to each other. Anyways congratulations to the presumptive-President of The Republic of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. We hope that really, the change is coming.