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at last, a great TV ad for Mar Roxas!!! wait….

February 3, 2016 3 comments

hold your breath and watch this great TV ad for Mar Roxas….

i listened to every word, watched every visual and around the first 1/4 of the ad, i said, wow what a great TV ad for Mar Roxas. at last, Mar Rocas has a great TV ad, something we have all been waiting for.

i was looking forward to the ending on the ad. i said to myself, Roxas will appear at the end of the ad and say something smart and uplifting. i thought this will be a great end shot. the whole ad had great cinematography and it had a great tempo to it, so a great ending with Roxas saying something that will lift all our souls and give us hope is a great ending.

at last, the music told me the ad will end pretty soon, i eagerly waited for a glorious end shot of Mar Roxas….

and then i saw Ralph Recto’s face at the end shot! what????

the pounding in my heart stopped. i blinked twice and i felt so very disappointed it was not a Mar Roxas. it is a Ralph Recto ad!

OMG!

it’s a great ad. the contents were great, it’s uplifting and gave us hope. it made us feel good things about the country and the candidate. unfortunately not for Mar Roxas, the administration candidate languishing at the bottom of the surveys.

congratulations Ralph Recto – you aired a great ad!

okay before i continue with the halleluiahs, there is a problem with the ad – it is too long! it is a 60 second TV ad. i must admit the ad didn’t feel like it was a 60 second ad. it was so good that i didn’t notice, in fact i didn’t notice the length of the ad. honestly, i found out it was a 60 second TV ad only when i found the video at YouTube.

why am i making a big deal on the length of that ad? well, first the last time i saw a 60 second TV ad aired on TV was in the 70s. with very high cost of media airtime, nobody produces 60 second TV ads anymore, and that is the second reason why i am making a big deal of the length of the ad. airing this ad is very, very costly! but maybe Recto has tons of money to burn, so i’ll take a pass on the issue.

the ad is very presidential. it gives a very positive view of the country and what has been done in the philippines. it is so  presidential that i really thought it was an ad by Mar Roxas. in fact, if you put Noynoy Aquino at the end of this ad, it will also work very well.

Recto is running for senator. is this ad being so presidential bad for Recto? no. it sets Recto apart from other senatoriables. and if he had a hand in all of the things he listed there, he deserves  to be elected president, errr a seat at the senate.

this ad makes you feel good about the Philippines. and it tells you that we have done a lot and that Aquino should continue to be president, err Recto should be re-elected senator.

there is really nothing wrong with this ad. it is a great ad! the only thing wrong is that it’s not a Mar Roxas ad. but wait, that’s not Recto’s fault, it is the fault of the Mar Roxas team for not coming up with ads with this quality.

 

 

head to head comparison SWS vs Pulse Asia February 2013 Senatoriables Polls

March 13, 2013 Leave a comment

the good news is that the country has two polling companies doing a great job of capturing the sentiments of voters – SWS (social weather station) and Pulse Asia. it also adds to it that they tend to conduct the polls at about the same time. with the respondent criteria about the same and survey timing very close to each other, comparing the two results is a very good thing to do.

surveys give the people a view, scientific and objective, of what others think about candidates and issues. it can help others shape or confirm their own views. in this complex world of ours, more information is always better.

for candidates and handlers of the candidates, it can be more than informational, it can be very instructive. they can use the results to re-shape, change directions or strengthen their winning strategies or fix and avoid their losing strategies.

but that is very much dependent on the skill sets of the candidates and their handlers on analyzing and understanding surveys. that is the first step.

the second and the more important step is formulating new strategies and plans based on the survey analysis and conclusions.

we are providing here a first step analysis of the  survey results. there are a few more steps on analysis that needs to be done and more steps at formulating action steps in strategy change and plans formulation. but those are for another day.

in the meantime….

sws vs pulse 1

sws vs pulse 2

sws vs pulse 3

sws vs pulse 4

sws vs pulse 5

data sources: Pulse Asia & SWS

also read (click) :

sws rating feb2013

pulse asia rating feb2013

dramatic gains for aquino & poe, dramatic drops for trillanes, zubiri & enrile – pulse asia february 2013 senatoriables poll

March 11, 2013 1 comment

not much has changed among the top 3 ranking senatoriables, legarda, escudero and cayetano alan peter from previous poll.

for this february 2013 pulse asia 2013 senatoriables survey, 15 senatoriables are competing for the top 12 position. in order of highest to lowest ranks as follows:

  1. legarda (Team PNoy)
  2. escudero (Team PNoy)
  3. cayetano alan peter (Team PNoy)
  4. villar, cynthia (Team PNoy) 
  5. ejercito (UNA)
  6. aquino, bam (Team PNoy)
  7. binay (UNA)
  8. poe (Team PNoy)
  9. pimentel (Team PNoy)
  10. honasan (UNA)
  11. enrile, jack (UNA)
  12. trillanes (Team PNoy)
  13. angara (Team PNoy)
  14. zubiri (UNA)
  15. gordon (UNA)

6 senatoriables  are battling for the last 3 positions, the 10th to the 12th, senatoriables honasan, enrile, trillanes, angara, zubiri and gordon who are all tied.

at the bottom among the candidates of the two major coalition parties, UNA and Team PNoy, are mitos magsaysay and tingting cojuangco  both from UNA. their rankings have not changed from previous.

among the 15 candidates fighting for the top 12 spots, 9 are from Team PNoy and 6 are from UNA.

among the top 9, only 2 are from UNA (binay and ejercito) while the rest are from Team PNoy. among the 6 who are battling for the last 3 spots, 4 are from UNA and only 2 are from Team PNoy.

with those rankings, if elections were held today, Team PNoy has a chance of gaining 9 out of the 12 seats at best or 7 out of 12 at worst, a clear majority of the seats.

Team PNoy has generally done very well in this survey.

pulse asia feb2013

source : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3b9qPFV1cRDNGJWVXpKN0ZhZU0/edit

dramatic increases in rank and rating were gained by aquino and poe, both by +9 places who are now tied at 4th place from previous survey at 13th place; and +11.8 percentage points and +11.2 percentage points, respectively.

3 senatoriables suffered dramatic losses in rank and rating, 1 from Team PNoy, trillanes and 2 from UNA, enrile and zubiri.  all three lost 5 places in the rankings although all three still came within the top 12.

pulse rank feb2013

 

 

pulse rank UNA feb2013

 

 

 

pulse rating Pnoy feb2013

 

 

pulse rating UNA feb2013

 

 

 

malacanang delivers THE BOMB on senatoriable mitos magsaysay

February 1, 2013 2 comments

Palace to Mitos: Thanks, but no thanks

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News
mitos magsaysay

mitos magsaysay (picture by PDI)

 

MANILA – Malacañang doubts that United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial candidate Mitos Magsaysay wants President Aquino to “succeed,” disputing her statement that UNA senatorial candidates give constructive criticisms to help the administration “to be the best that it could be.”

“Thank you Rep. Mitos but the President and his Cabinet do not need a US Army slogan to excel. The President has been doing good governance for the past three years, much admired by both the local and international communities, notwithstanding your ‘friendly’ help,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a text message.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte described Magsaysay’s statement as a “turnaround” from the critical statements that Magsaysay has issued about President Aquino.

Valte pointed out the Magsaysay has called Aquino several names.

Magsaysay once described Aquino as “the most amateur, stubborn, laid back, lazy, immature, and least knowledgeable president we ever had.”

That is certainly a turnaround from the two-and-a-half years worth of statements that Representative Magsaysay has been issuing against the President. Very early on, she had already let loose of several names about the President… With friends like that, who needs enemies?” Valte said.

“She’s not in the slate of the President. That speaks volumes for itself,” Valte added.

Lacierda earlier said that UNA senatorial candidates are confusing the public by wanting to be associated with President Aquino to increase their chances of winning but have been very critical of the administration.

source : http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/01/13/palace-mitos-thanks-no-thanks

mitos magsaysay since noynoy aquino became president had nothing but criticism and disdain on aquino on every any topic, with or without an issue. for some reason, mitos is always interviewed by media and for some reason she has given some comment, or the other on anything aquino does. and more than always, she would give a negative comment.

this reaction on malacanang to mitos is understandable and certainly deserving of mitos magsaysay.

nitos is on the 21-22nd spot in the latest SWS senatoriables, a long way off from making it to the top 12.

complete official list of senatoriables in the 2013 election (33 candidates)

January 24, 2013 Leave a comment

  1. ALCANTARA, SAMSON (SJS) (SOCIAL JUSTICE SOCIETY)
  2. ANGARA, EDGARDO (LDP) (LABAN NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO)
  3. AQUINO, BENIGNO BAM (LP) (LIBERAL PARTY)
  4. BELGICA, GRECO (DPP) (DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES)
  5. BINAY, NANCY (UNA) (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  6. CASIÑO, TEDDY (INDEPENDENT)
  7. CAYETANO, ALAN PETER (NP) (NACIONALIST PARTY)
  8. COJUANGCO, TINGTING (UNA) (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  9. DAVID, LITO (KPTRAN) (ANG KAPATIRAN PARTY)
  10. DELOS REYES,JC (KPTRAN) (ANG KAPATIRAN PARTY)
  11. EJERCITO ESTRADA, JV (UNA) (UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  12. ENRILE, JUAN PONCE JR.(NPC) (NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION)
  13. ESCUDERO, CHIZ (INDEPENDENT)
  14. FALCONE, BAL (DPP) (DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES)
  15. GORDON, DICK (UNA) (UNITED NACIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  16. HAGEDORN, ED (INDEPENDENT)
  17. HONASAN, GRINGO (UNA) (UNITED NACIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  18. HONTIVEROS, RISA (AKBAYAN) (AKBAYAN CITIZENS’ ACTION PARTY)
  19. LEGARDA, LOREN (NPC) (NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION)
  20. LLASOS, MARWIL (KPTRAN) (ANG KAPATIRAN PARTY)
  21. MACEDA, MANONG ERNIE (UNA) (UNITED NACIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  22. MADRIGAL, JAMBY (LP) (LIBERAL PARTY)
  23. MAGSAYSAY, MITOS (UNA) (UNITED NACIONALIST ALLIANCE)
  24. MAGSAYSAY, RAMON JR. (LP) (LIBERAL PARTY)
  25. MONTAÑO, MON (INDEPENDENT)
  26. PENSON, RICARDO (INDEPENDENT)
  27. PIMENTEL, KOKO (PDP) (PARTIDO NG DEMOKRATIKONG PILIPINO-LABAN)
  28. POE, GRACE (INDEPENDENT)
  29. SEÑERES, CHRISTIAN (DPP) (DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES)
  30. TRILLANES, ANTONIO IV (NP) (NACIONALISTA PARTY)
  31. VILLANUEVA, BRO.EDDIE (BP) (BANGON PILIPNAS PARTY)
  32. VILLAR,CYNTHIA HANEPBUHAY (NP) (NACIONALISTA PARTY)
  33. ZUBIRI, MIGZ (UNA) (UNITED NACIONALIST ALLIANCE)

source: http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=Elections/2013natloc/ListOfCandidates/CertifiedListOfCandidates

UNA senatoriables 2013 election

September 5, 2012 1 comment

 

these are the candidates for UNA (united nationalist alliance), the party of vice president jejomar binay and former president erap estrada:

  1. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito,
  2. Juan Miguel Zubiri
  3. Jack Enrile
  4. Mitos Magsaysay
  5. Gwen Garcia,
  6. Joey de Venecia
  7. Gregorio Honasan
  8. Loren Legarda
  9. TBD
  10. TBD
  11. TBD
  12. TBD

The 2010 Presidentiables Blog Poll For Senatoriables closed – miriam defensor santiago is #1

May 8, 2010 25 comments

january 2, 2010; 11am
results of poll as of this time and date – all are known personalities or ex-senators.

  1. miriam defensor santiago – 8%
  2. pia cayetano – 7%
  3. kata inocencio – 6%
  4. franklin drilon – 6%
  5. bongbong marcos – 6%
  6. juan ponce enrile – 6%
  7. sergio osmenia III – 5%
  8. ralph recto – 5%
  9.  sonia roco – 4%
  10.   bong revilla – 4%
  11.   gilbert remulla – 4%
  12.   satur ocampo – 3%
  13.   vic sotto – 3%
  14.   jinggoy estrada – 3#

 

december 19, 2009; 11am  

 we are now opening a new poll for the senatoriables. we have cut into a short list of senatoriables who we think have at least name recall.

official list of senatorial candidates, below. click to view:

Read more…

revilla, estrada and santiago tops pulse aisa poll for senators

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

the list of senatorial candidates topping the march 2010 pulse asia poll is a mixture of personalities who cannot be any more different. just like the presidentiables, there is no unity or even sameness among them. as in previous senatorial elections, the list is dominated by opposition senators with just a few coming from lakas-kampi.

The survey fieldwork was conducted from March 21 to 28, 2010 using face to face interviews.  Prior to and during the conduct of the survey, several events grabbed the headlines and these are as follows: (1) the Supreme Court’s declaration that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has the authority to appoint the successor of Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno and the protests that followed the high court’s decision; (2) various appointments made by the President following the Supreme Court’s ruling; (3) the start of the official campaign season for the local elections; (4) election-related concerns including double registrants in the voters’ list, downgrading of security features in the ballot, and questions regarding the nominees of several party-list groups and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairperson Jose A.R. Melo’s dismissal of a “failure of elections” scenario despite these and other problems; (5) the possible disqualification of several presidential candidates due to failure to abide by election laws regarding airtime limits on their campaign advertisements and placement and size of their campaign materials (e.g., billboards); (6) the expression of support for the Nacionalista Party’s (NP) presidential candidate, Senator Manuel B. Villar, Jr., by some allies of President Arroyo in Cebu; (7) reports regarding the falling-out between President Arroyo and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Jesus Versoza following the latter’s declaration that he will not support any attempt to extend the President’s term should there be a failure of elections in May 2010; (8) the government’s decision to retain its original growth target of 2.6% to 3.6% despite the El Niño phenomenon; and (9) continued oil price hikes.

source: http://pulseasia.com.ph/pulseasia/story.asp?ID=713

pulse asia poll february senatorial preferences – only 2 out of 12 are admin senators

March 9, 2010 Leave a comment

COMELEC includes Nicanor Perlas in Presidential Race

January 14, 2010 1 comment

More than a month after being disqualified, Nicanor Perlas is now an OFFICIAL CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT for the Philippine elections in May 2010.

Through Resolution 8743, the Comelec en banc announced that presidential aspirant Perlas and Liberal Party senatorial bet Lim have been included in the final list of candidates for the elections.

Perlas was earlier disqualified on the grounds that he cannot run a nationwide campaign and has no supporters to back him up. Supporters of Perlas launched a worldwide campaign entitled “Let Nick Run” and also had a rally on December 21 upon filling the petition.

On December 28, a hearing was made regarding the disqualified candidates and the COMELEC bow to resolve the issue during the first week of January but was delayed up to this week.

Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan (PANGMASA) a new political party for new politics and a new Philippines which is inspired by Nicanor Perlas is also accepting members who will work together for this vision. Grace Calleja, PANGMASA Secretariat says that the party is open to all regardless of their gender, religion, social status, and other circumstances.

Nicanor Perlas’ entry in the presidential raise raises the number of candidates vying for the highest electoral post in May to nine.

Other presidential candidates includes Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (Liberal Party), John Carlos “JC” Delos Reyes (Ang Kapatiran), Joseph M. Ejercito Estrada (Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino – UNO), Sen. Richard J. Gordon (Bagumbayan), Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” A.S. Madrigal (independent), Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr.(Lakas-Kampi-CMD), Eddie C. Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas), and Sen. Manuel B. Villar Jr. (Nacionalista Party).

Gen. Danny Lim, meanwhile, adds to the list of 58 senatorial candidates for this year’s polls. He is currently detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame facing rebellion charges before a civilian court and mutiny charges before a military tribunal.

Reference/Source: GMANews.tv

pulse asia december 2009 senatoriables poll – to win, the challenge is differentiation

December 22, 2009 2 comments

with so many candidates, the key challenge for the senatoriables is differentiation. there is a good number of candidates who already have a national persona and a politicial base, the key for newbies is to get at least one head higher than the rest.

satur ocampo and liza maza run for senate

November 12, 2009 4 comments

Leftwing party-list groups announce Ocampo, Maza Senate bids

 By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 13:44:00 11/12/2009

satur ocampo

liza maza

MANILA, Philippines—Leftwing party list groups will field Representatives Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza in the May 2010 election in their first attempt to gain seats in the Senate.

In separate conventions held Thursday, Bayan Muna party list group and Gabriela women’s party nominated Ocampo and Maza, respectively, as their candidates for senator under the coalition Makabayan.

Both are serving their third and last terms in Congress.

Bayan Muna party list Representative Teodoro Casiño, who was also being eyed for a senatorial post, announced that he would seek another term in the House of Representatives.

Casino was nominated as Bayan Muna’s first nominee, followed by incumbent Representative Neri Colmenares and lawyer Joven Laura.

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