Nick Perlas is my candidate but Noynoy Aquino is my President

Nicanor PerlasFirst of all, I would like to thank and congratulate 2010 Presidentiables Blog for giving me a chance to be part of this blog. There were heated exchanges during the campaign period but of course that is part of what election and politics is. Wawam had to be congratulated for his blog and I hope that in 2013 we will see another one of this kind. I also hope that this blog will continue and this time MONITOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE WINNERS.

Now on with the article which I originally posted at The Delano Observer.

I would like to agree and borrow this quote from Carlo Angelo Vargas, “Nick is my cadidate but now Aquino is my president,” this statement calls for healing and seeing beyond the difference of election and serving for our country.

Noynoy AquinoI would also like to say that I have the same view. With all honesty I do not like Noynoy Aquino. As I have said in my blog, “Pagod Ka Na Bang Maging si Juan?” he is not the best choice for president but the people have spoken and they choose him.

Noynoy Aquino has a very mediocre track record as a legislator and he fails compare to his parents but we should still give him the benefit of the doubt. We should not wait and ensure that we prove our suspicions true and that he commits every mistake possible.

What we should do is really find ways to help him as our new president. Let us remember that if he fails, it is not only him that will suffer but it is the whole country that will be affected.

Again I would like to quote Carlo, “Nick is my candidate but now, Aquino is my president. As my president, I will support him when he is right, and hold him accountable when he is wrong.”

I am a Filipino, I am Maharlika and I am for the best interest of our country and our people.

  1. kler
    May 16, 2010 at 6:37 am

    yup, noy is now my president. he is our president. God blessed our president.

  2. May 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Would you give the benefit of the doubt to a surgeon who has a medical license but has not operated a single patient. Sure if it was just a very minor operation but certainly not for open heart surgery. Being a president is a very big and important job. We just can’t give the benefit of the doubt to someone just because of his parents.

    • May 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Surgery is a very special skill. There is so much needed very difficult requirements before one can become a surgeon, not to mention just to become a doctor and passing thru premed, clerkship, internship and the licensure exams. The rigid screening before one enters a surgery training. The many sleepless hours in the hospital and operating room learning about cases both theoretical and skill-wise from senior mentors who have been there before and are also continuously learning themselves the art and science of surgery. The many stressful surgery grand rounds and case presentations where a trainee is grilled for his knowledge of his cases. Plus the certifying exams both written and oral. One is required to submit a scientific paper before graduation and to pass a certain level of grade in in-training service examinations which he takes at least 2 times before leaving his training grounds. The sacrifice to social and family life for 4-5, sometimes, 6 years. Another 4-5 years if one goes to sub-specialization. So your analogy is damn right inappropriate. For look at the requirement for the presidency. It does not take so much to become a president of this land. An actor or a plain housewife were two of our presidents, remember? And they have a greater chance of becoming great presidents than one with just a medical license to operate on a major case being successful and not killing the patient. The framers of the constitution should have taken this into mind when they penned the requirements of presidency.

      Besides, no one goes into the operating room and operate to someone just like that. There is the doctor and patient relationship thing. Informed consent must be signed first before the surgery. Which means the procedure is explained by the surgeon to the patient, the rationale, intra-operative conduct of the surgery, possible intra-operative as well as post-operative complications both immediate, short term and longterm. Other mode of treatments, adjunctive therapies if needed. One with just a medical license can not just do all those things. Plus one has to get a permission from the local surgical society and the hospital’s own surgical staff before one is allowed to operate on a patient.

      So do not insult those who practice this noble profession by comparing it to the Presidency of the Philippines!!!

  3. Tourny André
    May 17, 2010 at 9:46 am

    First of all i like to congratelate all the phillipino’s
    with there newe President NoyNoy Aquino.

    I knowe it is a very good choice and a good start for the filippines.
    I’m not a filippino,sorry for that but i wish i was it,because i love
    the filipinno country and there live.

    God Bless your president and all the people from the filippines who like to reform
    the country in a healthy and a very stronge country with a powerfull economy.

    From a very good person that like also to tell PROUD TO BE A FILLIPONO

    • Patrick Stamm
      May 22, 2010 at 6:25 am

      We cannot be sure if He is really a good choice because of his parents.God bless him. Hopefully he will do everything for the progress of the Filippines.

  4. joseph
    May 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i am sorry to say, this is the start of hardship of many Filipinos under Noynoy.

    • Marie
      May 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

      Joseph, unfortunately, you are right on the money. Have you ever considered that Aquino might also be on Arroyo’s side? If Aquino really is committed to do great and extraordinary things for the Filipinos and the country, he would just go ahead, start working (what he can do now on his own) and stop making threats that he will do this, or he will do that… to anyone who is corrupt, etc., etc. My late Dad used to say this to all of us: the small person always talk, and talks the loudest; the BIG person always listen, talks less, and walks the talk. From my own research of the Aquinos, my family’s experience with Cory’s administration, it won’t surprise me if Aquino gets booted out by Arroyo in the near future, to be replaced again by another “new” president. There’s a distinction between “staying in power” and “committing to make a difference.” In PI politics, helping the poor is number one during the elections.

  5. Marie
    May 20, 2010 at 7:12 am

    From where I’m sitting thousands of miles away, it appears that Arroyo and the select few who has a say whatever happens to the Philippines, had successfully manipulated everything last May 10, 2010. She won again, this time, she has the ability with a little help from her political friends to write and/or re-write the laws of the land. Second, the PCOS machines, being automated and all, was, from the beginning created to fail. If Comelec was committed to having clean, honest and fair elections, they would have ordered the machines from the US, Canada or Europe. Instead, it had to come from Venezuela. Go figure. Another third world country with the same political landscape as the Philippines.

    The legal community where I belong can see the legal maneuvers of Arroyo. After all, if a person wants to implement new laws, or do something in their power, the person will utilize the full extent of the law to accomplish things. The smart lawyers use it all the time. And because money talks in PI, everybody walks.

    For all the political junkies of PI, you might consider reading NOLI ME TANGERE (English version) by Dr. Jose Rizal. What I find amazing is the parallel of events during the 1880’s to now 2010 regarding the Filipino people, the political system, and the state of the Philippines NOW. I’m not a pessimist, however, time and time again, with certain cultures and people, 99.9% of the time, with my 50+ life experience, you might consider human beings like the “fleas in a jar experiment” which is this: Fleas were placed in a jar and covered. Inside, the fleas jumped up and down trying to get out, only to find out that they can’t really get out because the cover was replaced. Pretty soon, they would only jump so high so as not to hit the cover. Eventually, the cover was opened, however, the fleas continue to jump only as high as where the cover used to be. After a while, there were one or two fleas that was able to get out because a few of them discovered that the cover was no longer there. This is how I saw the election of May 10, 2010… it will not be the last time, either. Sometimes, the vicious cycle continues until we all die. If change is what the people want, they will vote for fresh faces and new blood. In the Philippines, this rule does not apply because people, for one reason or another, like to suffer. Religion plays a very important role in the Philippines. Look what’s happening to Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Mexico, and other predominantly Catholic countries. Read Rizal’s Noli and acknowledge that in the Philippines, the history repeats all by itself.

  6. May 21, 2010 at 2:09 am

    If what you are saying is true then that would be a great conspiracy.

    I would rather heed what one conceding presidentiable said: “Right now, what can we (as citizens) do right for the country?”

  7. May 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Whatever the scenario is the best thing we can do is be vigilant, help our country and unite for our country. Our continuous bickering is not helping our country anyway. By the way do follow me on twitter at and Fb at

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