It will only take less than 30 minutes to watch the attached videos. But, it will give you a very good idea about Nicanor Perlas, his platform, his stand on certain issues, and his character. The exchange between the panel of hosts and Nick are rapid-fire so there’s no boring moment. I encourage you to watch this, especially if you are still in the process of deciding who you will be voting for president this coming elections. And even if you have decided on a candidate already but haven’t studied or heard about all the other candidates, this is also for you. And for those who are already supporters of NP (Nicanor Perlas, new politics and new Philippines) , please pass this to your friends and encourage them to watch this.
This election is probably one of the most important in our history. 30 years of traditional politics have destroyed our institutions and our values. The power is in our hands to say ENOUGH. Before making your choice, ask yourself what is your highest aspiration for our country. Then study the track record of each candidates versus their platforms and their stand on issues. Then, make your choice. Please forget about “winnability, ” please don’t choose on the basis of the lesser evil. You are doing yourself and the future generations of Filipino a disservice. Vote what your heart and your conscience tell you. This is the least we can do for our children and for millions of Filipino children.
He does not have an unlimited advertising budget – but he has everything else it takes to be the President our country needs.
Please take 30 minutes to watch Nicanor Perlas’ powerful interview on GMA’s Kandidato. Then see if he really deserves your vote.
If you need more info please text 0908-8-PERLAS( 737527), call 02-4669520 or visit www.nicanor-perlas.com
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Nicanor Perlas who is pursuing a platform based on integrated sustainable development has specifically declared his direct platform for Muslims in the Philippines.
These platforms primarily includes the following:
- provision of holistic, integrated, and comprehensive support for ecological agriculture development in Muslim areas;
- the delivery of basic social services to the poorest Muslim communities and provinces;
- the appropriate revival of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) negotiations;
- the overhaul of the National Commission on Filipino Muslims (formerly the Office of Muslim Affairs or OMA) to ensure proper assistance to all Muslims especially facilitating the reduction of plane fares to Mecca in connection with Hadj;
- the appropriate support of Muslim schools or Madrasas; and
- the establishment of hallal slaughterhouses in Muslim towns.
Perlas vows to establish a government which is for all and ensures the participation of various sectors of society. He is also the first ever presidential candidate who lays down concrete programs for Muslims.
“Mr. Perlas will provide people in the Philippines concerned about Climate Change and other environmental concerns with a voting choice at election time.”
This were the exact words of Senator Bob Brown, a highly acclaimed Senator of Australia in his letter to COMELEC Chairman Jose Melo asking that the commission reinstate Nicanor Perlas.
Supporters from the Philippines and from around the world who had seen the works of Nicanor Perlas are coming together to make Filipinos and the COMELEC realize that by not including Perlas as a legitimate presidential choice we are turning a blind eye on probably one of the best practical visionary and environmentalist of our time.
Below is the scanned copy of the letter of Australian Senator Bob Brown to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC):
David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, the Japanese Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist just signed the petition asking the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to let Nicanor Perlas run as a presidential candidate.
Suzuki says in his comment, “Nicanor Perlas is a serious candidate for political office, not a nuisance. Humanity has undergone an enormous change in numbers, technological prowess, consumer demand and a global economy. We have become so powerful that we are undermining the very life support systems of the planet. But we cling to our political and economic priorities, that we are blinded to the reality that it is nature that sets limits that we have to respect or else our survival is put at risk.”
I attended the latest Salu-Salo para sa Pagbabago Series with Nick Perlas which highlights his Green Agenda and advocacy on Climate Change. His basic solution was to really have a long-term plan which focuses on climate change adaptation and on-time rapid emergency preparedness and response so that the scenarios seen during Ondoy and Pepeng will not happen again.
Surprisingly beside that I learned that Nick Perlas is an Animal Rights Advocate. This came about when an animal rights advocate asked him about his stand on animal welfare and he said that he had been a long time advocate working together with Dr. Michael Fox (in the United States). Fox, Perlas said is a very good and close friend of him. They had worked together on lobbying for humane treatment of farm animals.
Perlas also said that there are existing laws protecting animal welfare and it should be enforced fully.
Nick Perlas is also a certified vegetarian. This is one of his contributions as well to helping the planet and protecting the welfare of animals.
The promise of Lupa ng Araw that was felt so deeply by our forebears has been betrayed. We are now confronted with the devastating results of years of self-serving traditional politics and politicians. Poverty, unemployment, graft and corruption, conflict, injustice, and environmental decline, these are but some of the ills devastating the country today. Virtually every level of governance and every institution of society has been infected by the pursuit of narrow and self-serving political ends. There is no guiding vision that unites the country much less the various departments of government. This produces loss of hope and worse, apathy and cynicism.
We have now reached a turning point. Many Filipinos want something more dignified. The country yearns for a new direction to achieve genuine freedom, justice, solidarity, to restore the Philippines that so inspired Rizal, Bonifacio, Aquino and many others.
Filipinos yearn for “GINHAWA”, that is, true freedom, true justice, true prosperity, true respect for nature, true solidarity, true dignity and honor – all based on our deep innate sense that we all come from one Divine Source, one Creator. Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan (PANGMASA) will change this dismal state of affairs with a new vision, a new agenda and new policies and programs that will bring “ginhawa”, that will make this country rise up from the ashes and take its place in the global community of nations.
We envision the true Philippines that has deep sources of spirituality; the Philippines that respects and empowers individual Filipinos towards excellence; the Philippines that understands meaningful societal change, participation and inclusion; the Philippines that respects and values culture; the Philippines that protects human rights, ensures justice and promotes participatory democracy; the Philippines that progresses economically by serving the true needs of the people; the Philippines that protects and nurtures the integrity of creation, our sources of life – our ecology
Partido ng Marangal na Sambayanan (PANGMASA) summarizes these aspirations in its vision statement and principles as follows.
We envision a prosperous, peaceful, democratic, moral and visionary nation, living in harmony with Nature and energized by creative, honest, responsible citizens who are aware of their divine origin and purpose; citizens who have united together to sustain a free, vibrant and diverse culture, a broad-based and inclusive economy, a participatory, just and compassionate governance that contributes positively to world affairs.
His campaign slogan, composed by his supporters, is a play on his surname: “Perlas Tayong Lahat (We are all pearls).”
“Perlas” is the Filipino word for “pearl,” which is formed when a shell gets irritated, the man observed. Thus, his slogan represents “the millions of Filipinos getting irritated” by current problems.
It also speaks of the Philippines’ ongoing “inner process of transformation” to be able to “rise up again amidst the challenges,” he said.
Speaking with Inquirer editors last week, the 59-year-old activist-environmentalist said that as he had declared in June, he would seek the highest elective post in the country and nothing else.
And no, Perlas said, he was not considering running for a lower post, such as senator. He pointed out that the Philippines already had good laws, and that the challenge was to implement them properly.
Malacañang is the problem
“The disease of our system is in the presidential level. The executive branch is the source of all our problems,” he said.
Perlas also said that while he was not as well-known or as moneyed as the other presidential aspirants, he was not quitting the race.
He said the “yellow fever” triggered by the death on Aug. 1 of former President Corazon Aquino and now centered on her only son was ignoring “the discernment process that is needed at this time.”
Perlas said that while he had worked closely with then President Aquino, he met her son only once, and recently: It was Noynoy who, in a ceremony in August, handed to him the Manuel L. Quezon award for Exemplary Governance for his environment work.