Posts Tagged ‘People Power Revolution’

president noynoy aquino or vice-president noynoy aquino? help him decide

August 26, 2009 34 comments

there is so much talk on noynoy aquino’s political plans this 2010. some are senator noynoy aquinosaying he should run for president. another set says he should run for vice-president. noynoy says he doesn’t know yet what he will do. one thing sure he has the aquino name. and that name is worth in multiple weights of gold in philippine politics now. there is no question, people power was rekindled when the nation mourned and buried tita cory. it was across the board – you saw all genders and demographics even ages who were not yet born when tita cory was installed after the people power revolution. what happened and what we felt during the early part of august is excellent political currency for noynoy to tap. what do you think -should noynoy run for president? or should he run for vice-president? tell us what you think, leave a comment on this post.
Drive on to gather 1M signatures for Noynoy
 By Niña Catherine Calleja
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:25:00 08/27/2009

MANILA, Philippines—The group that convinced Corazon Aquino to run for president in the 1986 snap election called by dictator

Ferdinand Marcos has embarked on a similar campaign.

The group is seeking to gather more than a million signatures to encourage the late former President’s only son, Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, to also run for president.

This time, the campaign’s prime mover is Edgardo Roces, a son of Joaquin “Chino” Roces, the newspaper publisher who began a signature campaign called Cory Aquino for President Movement 24 years ago.

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a certain mike posted this link to an online petition for noynoy aquino from the WAWAM! after hours blog (president noynoy aquino or vice-president noynoy aquino? help him decide).

we are providing that link here:


early warning device blinks on SWS’ arroyo performance satisfaction survey 4QTR 2008

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment

SWS released its most recent survey on the the presidential performance satisfaction survey. this is for the 4th QTR 2008. there are a few interesting findings.

arroyoarroyo’s public satisfaction has improved, though not significant, versus previous rating. that’s some good news.

the bad news is that the net satisfaction rating continue  to be on the negative side, -24 nationally and continue to be negative across geography, socio-eco class, basic demographics and gender. this has been the case for many surveys for arroyo.

what i find interesting is the results in NCR. these results in NCR i think is dome kind of an early warning device that should be blinking rapidly and strongly. there is a message there and it is a strong one.

over-all net satisfaction has dramatically gone down to -45 from previous period september 2008 of -36 and even higher  versus the june 2008 perios of -40. that drop is dramatic and clearly statistically significant.

but that dramatic drop is not yet the early warning device that is aggressively calling for attention. it is in the specifics of that drop. 

in NCR, the “satisfied” ratings only slightly dropped to 19% from previous period of 21%. what is significant and the key driver in the over-all net satisfaction rating is on the  “dissatisfied” ratings where it increased to 65% from previous period of 58%. that is a statistically significant drop.

what happened is that the over-all net-satisfaction rating in the NCR was pulled down by the huge increase in “dissatisfaction” rating despite only a slight decrease in “satisfaction” rating.

what drove the net satisfaction rating to significantly deteriorate?

we think in this survey, the undecided people made a decision now and gave  arroyo a negative satisfaction rating. that is significant as what that might mean is that the “silent majority” are no longer being silent and their voice speaks against arroyo.

that can indicate a growing dissatisfaction among the previously unaffected and that is adding to those who have entrenched themselves in their dissatisfaction of arroyo’s performance.

the other significance of that result is it is at the NCR. the NCR is the social, economic and political center of the country. many things in this country start at the NCR, including the People Power Revolution and EDSA DOS.

getting more people who were previously undecided and unaffected and now expressing dissatisfaction at the NCR is definitely a huge early warning device.

thread carefully, like walking on ground filled with eggs.    


15 December 2008

Fourth Quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey:
PGMA’s net satisfaction rating at -24

Social Weather Stations

The latest Social Weather Survey of November 28-December 1, 2008 found 29% satisfied and 53% dissatisfied with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s performance, for a poor net rating of -24 (% satisfied minus % dissatisfied).

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