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A National Leadership in Need of Transformational Change

  • Its legitimacy is under question;
  • It persecutes those who expose the truth about its illegitimacy and corruption;
  • It stays in power by corrupting individuals and institutions;
  • It confuses the people with half-truths and outright lies;
  • It rewards, rather than punishes, wrongdoing;
  • It offers no lasting solutions for the many problems of the country;
  • It weakens the democratic institutions that hold our leaders accountable.
  • It hinders our local governments from delivering basic services;
  • It has no vision of governance beyond political survival and self- enrichment.

A People Crying out for Change

  • Corruption robs our children of their protection, nutrition and education.
  • Corruption destroys our families and communities.
  • Corruption steals from our farmers and workers.
  • Corruption deters businessmen from investing in our economy.
  • This has eroded our spirit as individuals, as communities, as a people.
  • We have lost trust in the democratic institutions we so courageously re-established after the dictatorship.
  • Our proven capacity for collective outrage and righteous resistance has been weakened.
  • We have ceased to depend on the patriotism and civic engagement that used to animate many of our efforts.
  • We have become divided and alienated, focusing only on ourselves and on our individual pursuits.
  • Our moral faculties as a people have been paralyzed.
  • We have retreated into a dark world of self-absorption and cynicism. Our collective despair has reached its lowest point.

Then finally, the gift of Light

Cory Aquino passed on to the next life. From our sadness, we awakened to a shaft of light cutting through the darkness. She left the

Filipinos a legacy of selfless love for country and people. Filipinos’ connection with each other was rekindled.

In death, she enabled us to hope again for decent government. The millions who connected with Cory at her funeral represented something more than euphoria, sentiment or transient emotions. They represented the reverent memory of a good leader in the past and the firm hope of having a similarly good leader in the future.

A People’s Campaign of Renewed Hope…

  • Anchored on Ninoy’s and Cory’s legacy of change through the ways of democracy
  • Embraces the qualities of integrity, humility and trust-worthiness in public leadership
  • Recognizes the absence of these qualities in government as a major cause of widespread poverty, misery and despair.

The Vision for the Philippines:

A country with…

1. A re-awakened sense of right and wrong, through the living examples of our highest leaders;

2. An organized and widely-shared rapid expansion of our economy through a government dedicated to honing and mobilizing our people’s skills and energies as well as the responsible harnessing of our natural resources;

3. A collective belief that doing the right thing does not only make sense morally, but translates into economic value as well;

4. Public institutions rebuilt on the strong solidarity of our society and its communities.

Our Mission:

We will start to make these changes first in ourselves—by doing the right things, by giving value to excellence and integrity and rejecting mediocrity and dishonesty, and by giving priority to others over ourselves.

We will make these changes across many aspects of our national life.

A Commitment to Transformational Leadership:

1. From a President who tolerates corruption  to a President who is the nation’s first and most determined fighter of corruption.

2. From a government that merely conjures economic growth statistics that our people know to be unreal  to a government that prioritizes jobs that empower the people and provide them with opportunities to rise above poverty.

3. From relegating education to just one of many concerns  to making education the central strategy for investing in our people, reducing poverty and building national competitiveness.

4. From treating health as just another area for political patronage  to recognizing the advancement and protection of public health, which includes responsible parenthood, as key measures of good governance.

5. From justice that money and connections can buy  to a truly impartial system of institutions that deliver equal justice to rich or poor.


6. From government policies influenced by well-connected private interests  to a leadership that executes all the laws of the land with impartiality and decisiveness.

7. From treating the rural economy as just a source of problems, to recognizing farms and rural enterprises as vital to achieving food security and more equitable economic growth, worthy of re-investment for sustained productivity.

8. From government anti-poverty programs that instill a dole-out mentality  to well-considered programs that build capacity and create opportunity among the poor and the marginalized in the country.

9. From a government that dampens private initiative and enterprise  to a government that creates conditions conducive to the growth and competitiveness of private businesses, big, medium and small.

10. From a government that treats its people as an export commodity and a means to earn foreign exchange, disregarding the social cost to Filipino families  to a government that creates jobs at home, so that working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity; and when its citizens do choose to become OFWs, their welfare and protection will still be the government’s priority.

Government Service

11. From Presidential appointees chosen mainly out of political accommodation  to discerning selection based on integrity, competence and performance in serving the public good.

12. From demoralized but dedicated civil servants, military and police personnel destined for failure and frustration due to inadequate operational support  to professional, motivated and energized bureaucracies with adequate means to perform their public service missions.

Gender Equality

13. From a lack of concern for gender disparities and shortfalls, to the promotion of equal gender opportunity in all spheres of public policies and programs.

Peace & Order

14. From a disjointed, short-sighted Mindanao policy that merely reacts to events and incidents  to one that seeks a broadly supported just peace and will redress decades of neglect of the Moro and other peoples of Mindanao.


15. From allowing environmental blight to spoil our cities, where both the rich and the poor bear with congestion and urban decay  to planning alternative, inclusive urban developments where people of varying income levels are integrated in productive, healthy and safe communities.

16. From a government obsessed with exploiting the country for immediate gains to the detriment of its environment  to a government that will encourage sustainable use of resources to benefit the present and future generations.

This platform is a commitment to change that Filipinos can depend on.  With trust in their leaders, everyone can work and build a greater future together.

source: http://noypipol.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/noynoy-aquino-platform/

  1. marsheemarsh
    November 29, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    doesn’t this look more like a wish list?

    this is more of a vision of the END that we all wish to achieve. the big question is HOW? nasaan ang concrete na solusyon?

    i suppose that’s what i will want to hear from him in the upcoming debates/ discussions that will involve him.

    this can’t make me vote for him though.

  2. December 1, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I hope that people will see through this and vote for the real hope of our country… the hope is who we will vote in 2010 plus everyone of us.

  3. Jonas
    December 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Why is Cory included there? Can’t get out of her shadow, eh?

  4. Arquenevis
    December 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    This is a joke platform and not the official one right?

    Becaue the platform can be translated into simple English in this way:

    “From a bad President –> to a good President”
    “From a corrupt government –> to a morally upright government”
    “From a bad business environment –> to a good business environment”
    “From war in Mindanao –> to peace in Mindanao”
    “From bad anti – poverty programs –> to good programs”….

    And look. The list goes on and on. This is a wish list. No concrete solutions. Mar Roxas is playing on the hype of Cory’s death and Noynoy can’t even see it in front of his face. Noynoy is barely prepared for the campaign and still has lttle idea to run a country.

    Unlike going to a forum where questions are at random, Noynoy was free to submit this platform of his ANY time. This is mediocre work for a candidate.

    • marsheemarsh
      December 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm

      i know right? unfortunately, this one came out after he submitted his COC. this is the official platform as far as i know.

      yes my friends, platform na yan sa lagay na yan. =/

  5. marimar
    December 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    he is a good man… but… ano ba ang mga nagawa nya? kaya nya bang linisin ang kanyang sariling bakuran??

  6. janet
    December 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Let us be united and vote for the best candidate, the destiny of the coming generation is at stake. There is only one i can see that can totaally bring transformation to our beloved nation, BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA has all the QUALITIES OF THE SINCERESTS CANDIDATE. Let US VOTE for him. I will be praying for a landslide victory. GOD BLESS BAYAN KONG MINAMAHAL.

  7. June 20, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Noynoy is the president-elect now. I wished there was another choice but I have found none. Now, it is not very wise (in fact, it is stupid) to still go on and attack whatever is lacking from the incoming president because it will not help even a little to unite the citizens’ disposition and efforts. “United we stand, divided we fall.” Nobody is born president. Even Emilio Aguinaldo and all his successors lack something and do not know everything, but being a good president is not about being God; it is about one’s potential, achievements, moral standard, way of living, sincerity, good judgment, and good people that surrounds him. On our part, we have the obligation to build and maintain a good citizenry. Attacking the president’s actions even before he begins to act is senseless. Besides, it is unimaginably easier to complain than be a president.

  8. mauidos
    January 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    So kumusta na? 2014 and tila breach of contract na since 2011 hahaha

  9. May 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Nang binasa ko ngayon yung “A National Leadership in need of Transformational Change” ang akala ko patungkol ito kay Noynoy Aquino.

  10. Ahahaha
    January 2, 2017 at 1:30 am

    O ano? Natapos na ang termino, kumusta ang social contract? na bokya. di lang bokya, taliwas pa sa sinabi. ahahaha

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