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!
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.
Palace to Mitos: Thanks, but no thanksBy Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News
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.
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.
these are the candidates for UNA (united nationalist alliance), the party of vice president jejomar binay and former president erap estrada:
- Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito,
- Juan Miguel Zubiri
- Jack Enrile
- Mitos Magsaysay
- Gwen Garcia,
- Joey de Venecia
- Gregorio Honasan
- Loren Legarda
january 2, 2010; 11am
results of poll as of this time and date – all are known personalities or ex-senators.
- miriam defensor santiago – 8%
- pia cayetano – 7%
- kata inocencio – 6%
- franklin drilon – 6%
- bongbong marcos – 6%
- juan ponce enrile – 6%
- sergio osmenia III – 5%
- ralph recto – 5%
- sonia roco – 4%
- bong revilla – 4%
- gilbert remulla – 4%
- satur ocampo – 3%
- vic sotto – 3%
- 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: