manny villar’s “all out war on poverty” platform
“We in the Nacionalista Party will fight for the poor. No single person or political party has waged a full and all-out war against poverty and sincerely fought for genuine social reform in our country. We rise up to that challenge now,” NP spokesman and senatorial candidate Gilbert Remulla said in a statement issued Sunday.
we don’t know if this is a real change or evolution in platform for many villar, but this announcement takes the villar presidential campaign on an “all out war on poverty”. we will assume this is a real change in platform but the reason why another thing crossed our mind is that this “announcement” was paired with a spill on manny pacquaio joining the Nacionalista Party and how both manny and manny were once poor and through their own efforts became well off.
The latest member of the NP family, People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao, also came from the poor and, like Villar, has experienced what it feels like to be impoverished in this country, said Remulla.
“Senator Villar and Manny Pacquiao represent the ideals of the Nacionalista Party. We believe that all of us can rise from poverty through hard work, perseverance and a sense of pride in ourselves.”
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the pro–poor platform in philippine politics is not new. almost all politicians promise to solve the country’s poverty problem. and rightly so, it is the country’s number 1 problem. while many politicians make the promise of solving poverty, almost an equal number have failed at delivering their promise.
it is a populist political platform with erap estrada winning the presidency based on that promise. estrada seem to have dropped that platform, he is now on the idea of sentimentalist platform of the return of an ex-presidency to presidency.
a big difference in villar’s battle poverty problem is that he has laid down what we think are very strong foundation or in advertising terms strong “reason why” on how he intends to solve it. based on villar’s ads, he will be able to solve the country’s poverty problem on the basis of his own experience where he (and pacquaio) was once poor and now he is rich. he intends to fix the country’s poverty based on his own experience.
“But the government has a role to play, like making available livelihood opportunities for all those who need a helping hand and making sure that the funds intended for the welfare of the people do not end up in someone else’s pockets,” the spokesman said..
A self-made businessman, a respected statesman and an experienced executive officer, Villar remains the “single, most competent” presidential aspirant among the list of hopefuls in next year’s elections, Remulla said.
we are expecting new tv ads for villar, this time including manny pacquaio touting this new platform. will villar’s anti-poverty platform work for him?
view villar’s new ad here, click: manny villar’s “magtatapos ng kahirapan” tv ad – a bold shift in advertising strategy, 5 stars!
read about villar’s new tv ad, click here : manny villar’s “magtatapos ng kahirapan” tv ad – a bold shift in advertising strategy, 5 stars!