May 15, 2009

The Presidentiables

I couldn't agree more with what the other bloggers are saying that it is too early for the POLITICAL/"advocacy" ads by some president wannabes. This may have been a good idea some some years ago but today, such acts may actually do more harm than good. Pero, ano ba magagawa natin? Marami silang pera at trip nila iyon, sakyan na lang natin at isa pa let's use this chance so we can actually examine these candidates. It's never too early to take a look at what the future might be like for the Philippines.

I just started blogging December last year, but even with that short span of time I learned that if you want to know more about a person then all you need to do is to visit their blog. Not only that you can read about their thoughts and their views about things but also you'll learn all sorts of interesting things from the widgets they have and the things they have on their sidebars that often reflects their interests and things about them that they want to showcase. With that, i figured that this might also be the case when it comes to these "presidentiables" so I visited their sites and here's what I think...

(Note: I understand their websites are not personally maintained but at least this should tell us about the image they want to portray to the public)




We all know Manny Villar is one of the most richest politicians in the country and I guess that is why it's no surprise that his site is one of the best looking among all the "presidentiable" sites. Sa header pa lang, panalo na...bukod sa magandang graphics eh makikita rito ang pinaka-sikat niyang political/advocacy ads. ("Maluwa-luwa ako"). It's obvious that a big part of his propaganda is the protection/rights/welfare of OFW's. This is indeed a good campaign material because when you talk about OFW's, you are not only appealing to the over 12M OFW's but also to their families back home. However, it saddens me that he uses other people's burden to make a good name for himself. I don't think that there is a need for me to further explain what I'm trying to say. We've all seen the commercials right?



We all know Mar Roxas as Mr. Palengke which I can say was a good campaign strategy along with the "kilig" factor that his relationship with super-famous reporter Korina Sanchez. Simple is perhaps the most suitable word to describe his website. I guess they're trying to be consistent in their appeal to the 'simple and ordinary public' like their Mr. Palengke campaign. Personally, I find the portion "Mar Speaks" as the most appealing because it features Mar Roxas' stand on certain issues and his over-all principle when it comes to politics and governance. Also, unlike Villar's site, his site offers helpful links to other government sites like Phil-job.net that has various announcements on job openings and also the Palengke Watch link which is unique to this site.


Ping Lacson's site is one of the most interactive sites, one of the most prominent feature that you will notice is the Poll asking the visitors opinion on what they think is the biggest problem the country is facing right now. Also, on the site you will see the latest news about the controversial senator. Senator Lacson also uses the site to further expose alleged corrupt practices by many individuals through the sites menu's and the videos that contains some of his speech on the senate.

The best thing about all these presidentiable sites, (featured or not) is the fact that they contain the candidates stands on issues that can be a big thing when it comes to the policies that our nation will have. This is particularly true when you visit sites of politicians who are currently serving the country. You can see on their sites which bills they supported/sponsored, which projects they spearheaded and what are the issues they tend to prioritize.

Marami pang ibang posibleng tumakbo sa pagka-pangulo kaya naman hindi ko lahat sila maaring ilagay sa blog post kong ito. Isa lang naman ang dahilan kung bakit ko naisipan mag-post ng tungkol dito at ayon ay ang hikayatin kayong magsiyasat at bisitahin ang mga sites ng mga politikong ito na maaring tumakbo sa 2010. Bakit? Dahil ang mga impormasyong makikita sa kanilang mga sites ay mahalaga upang magkaroon tayo ng isang edukado at matalinong desisyon sa pagpili ng kandidatong susuportahan.

Other possible candidates sites: FRANCIS "Chiz" ESCUDERO, Bayani Fernando, Loren Legarda, Noli "kabayan" De Castro, Jejomar Binay.

Disclaimer: My stand on politics is strictly personal. I do not claim that my opinions are absolute truth even if they're often aided by facts. My reviews are not paid nor influenced on any way. (Pero pwede bumili ng ads space sa site ko, so political parties, politicians, Perspektib is open for business lols!)

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23 comments:

Lord CM said...

Kung hindi tatakbo si Richard Gordon wala akong mapipili, lolzz

Marlon said...

Lord Cm, Richard Gordon aka pala ah..hehehe bigla tuloy ako napaisip kung taga saan ka dito sa Pinas.

Joffred said...

Pagandahan at pa-astigan nlng sila ng mga sites! haha

Kung gnun ang labanan eh si BF na panalo.

Pink na pink! haha

Marlon said...

Joffred..oo nga eh hehehe iyong kay Binay astig kasi Flash naman siya, lols! ang galing noh? pati website nila sponsored ng taxes natin kasi gamit nila iyong pangalan ng office nila. uy, comment ka na pala sa aking midnight dj..lols!

Lord CM said...

Olongapo ako pre, dating Mayor si Richard Gordon sa Olongapo...Kurakot din naman sya, pero hindi mo halata dahil maraming nagagawa at napatunayan na yan ngayong nasa mas mataas syang posisyon sa Pinas...Gumagawa lang at di dumadakdak...kahit saang sulok ng Pinas brod makikita mo sya basta may nangangailangan ng tulong...Hehehe, nangangampanya ba ako? lolzz

Marlon said...

Lord Cm, ah...i see naicp ko nga taga subic ka or somewhere close. bsta SBMA...hehehe If i'm not mistaken eh Red Cross siya ngayon, diba? You just proved a point that will be useful sa mga susunod kong post. lols! pano yan pre, malabo naman tumakbong presidente kasi hindi siya bet?

Lord CM said...

Wala ata syang balak tumakbo...pero kung sakali man, ang dating nya eh parang Obama, american citizen sya na piniling maging Filipino Citizen para makapag silbi sa Pinas...

Isipin mo na lang brod, pag alis ng kano sa SBMA..nakahatak sya ng mga volunteers, trabahador na hindi susuwelduhan para lang iangat uli ang naiwan ng mga kano...

Marlon said...

Interesting din palang personality to si Gordon at siguradong kapag tumakbo siya eh boboto mo na siya..hehehe hayaan mo kapag nabisita ako sa site niya eh sasabihin ko sa kanya yan..lols! Good thing about this is that iyong mga taong napili natin iboto ay talagang nasa kanya iyong suporta natin, tulad mo. Gordon all the way, mahalaga kasi iyon na hindi lang sa araw ng eleksyon mo siya kilala at susuportahan, dapat alam mo iyong paano siya magpalakad para hindi isang mali lang eh gusto na natin siyang mag-resign.

Lord CM said...

Yun na nga ang mali sa ating mga Pinoy, ang bumoto ng taong ni minsan hindi natin nakitang may nagawang mabuti para sa bansa...

Kung mapapansin mo pre, ngayon lang nagkaroon ng exposure ang Red Cross, dahil talaga namang kahit anong kalamidad andun sila kaagad para tumulong...actually pre nung mayor pa lang sya ng Gapo, mababalitaan mo na lang na nasa Baguio sya o nasa ibang lugar at tumutulong...na dapat sana eh Gapo lang ang dapat asikasuhin..pero andun pa rin sya at tumutulong...wala kang marinig na reklamo ng mga tao sa Gapo dahil pag sila naman ang nangailangan eh anjan pa rin si Gordon...

Marlon said...

Lord Cm, isa rin hindi magandang aspeto ng politikang pinoy eh hindi iyong pinaka-qualified and ginagawang candidate kung hindi iyong taong pinaka makakahatak ng boto...Meron pa nga tayong mga tinatawag na nuisance candidate pero kung iisipin halos lahat naman sila ganoon. lols!

The Pope said...

Napaka-agang campaign, may nagawa na ba sila sa bayan na kapita-pitagan?

I hate politians who are are spending so much money to gain media mileage, wala pang campaign period namba-braso na.

Marlon said...

Pope, I agree it's really to early for political campaigns, this can be considered cheating but since maraming butas ang batas eh madaling nakakalusot tong mga to, hindi ba para silang tanga, sila gumagawa ng batas pero sila rin ang hindi sumusunod.

Lord CM said...

Hehehe :D Masanay ka na sa Pinas...

Marlon said...

Lord cm, oo nga dapat masanay na kaso pwede rin naman mabago eh..naku talaga yang mga yan, bata pa ako ganyan na sistema.

cyndirellaz said...

cguro ganun lang talaga sila, they have to advertise kundi sino ang makakaalam na may ginawa sila? sana lang talaga magkaroon ng improvement ang iboboto nating presidente ^^

Allen Yuarata said...

We only know one thing about these dudes. They're PR Teams are working 24/7 to give us their best image as possible.

But I go for Ping. Villar is a land-grabber. Haha.

Marlon said...

Cyndirellaz, uhm...I think the media is doing enough to let us know sa mga pinagagawa niyan.

Allen Yuarata, First timer ah? uhm...yeah, medyo controversial nga iyong issue sa "double insertion thing"..it makes sense at napapatawa na lang ako tuwing naririnig ko yan sa balita.

DETH said...

galing naman ng post na to Bro...
sana nga lang ay mas maging mapanuri na ang mga Pinoy sa kanilang mga kandidato...

may nakapagsabi saken na dito sa SG, tina-tap na nila ang mga youth leaders na may potential (at early age binibigyan sila ng gobyerno nila ng special attention and privileges - ginugroom na kumbaga)...para maging future leaders ng bansa nila...kung meron lang sanang ganun sa Pinas no, siguro mababawasan ang nuisance candidates...

Marlon said...

Deth, kaya nga umuwi ako from SG kasi nga kinukulit na ako ng Singaporean Government...(may potential lols) Actually meron niyan dito, kaso ewan ko bakit lahat ata ng ginugroom eh mga anak-anak din nila..lols!

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DETH said...

ah talaga lang ah...lolz!
oo nga pala no, buti sana kung yung mga anak-anak nila e may potential, meron naman... potential na mas magaling mangurakot, tsk tsk...

Marlon said...

Deth, promise...may potential talaga ako. lols hehehe. Syempre naman, kanino pa ba matututo iyong mga iyon. diba? hehehe

philippine election 2010 said...

According to the latest survey it is not Manny Villar who spend a lot for political/advocacy ads. Its Mar Roxas with more than 140 million followed by Villar with 90 million and Loren Legarda with 10 million.

This would only mean that politics in the Philippines is for the rich...

You can find more updates on philippine politics and election at my blog:

http://phil-election.blogspot.com

thanks.

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