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Who Should be PhilNews.Com’s Person of the Year for 2011

e’re bringing back the Philnews Person of the Year for 2012. You our readers have six choices to select from this year. PNoy, GMA, Typhoon Sendong (Washi)We admit it is not a comprehensive list of choices but bear with us anyway. Not all of them are actual persons—two of them aren’t. As in the past, the choice should be "non honorific"—in other words select your person of the year based on who you think had the most impact on the country (good or bad) during the year 2011. We’ll post the results around New Years Day.

Here are your choices (not listed in any particular order):

PNoy - President Benigno Aquino III has rocked the boat and ruffled feathers since taking office in 2010. He started his first day as President by having his motorcade turn off their police sirens (wang-wang) and will end 2011 with having his predecessor, Former President Gloria Arroyo locked up pending trial for “electoral sabotage.” Along the way, he has also managed to lock-up a former COMELEC chairman and cajole the Batasan (Lower House) to impeach the Chief Justice of the Philippines.

GMA – Former President Gloria Arroyo did a lot of things as President…unfortunately she may now have suffer the consequences of some of the things she did. With her grand coalition in congress now history, and her 12 appointed Justices walking with their tails between their legs, it seems there is no longer any cavalry to come riding to the rescue of the little lady Representative from Pampanga. Still, Arroyo and her supporters may have a lot of fight still left in them. 2012 will be an interesting year for what it has in store for the former president.

Typhoon Sendong (Washi) – Like a thief in the night, Typhoon Sendong’s wind and rain swept though the Mindanao towns and villages taking away what little its generally poor inhabitants had, leaving death and agony in its wake. The people at PAGASA claim that they issued the appropriate storm warnings. Local governments in the affected areas however, claim the warnings were inadequate or non-existent. Sendong washed logs down streams and crashed them into dams, then into the homes of the many towns and villages along the way. Iligan City, Cagayan de Oro, and many of the smaller towns and villages in northeastern Mindanao will never be the same. Illegal logging and the deforestation it brings might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to Sendong. But what an expensive price to pay.

CJ Corona, Sec. De Lima, The OFWsCJ Corona – Chief Justice Renato Corona began his term almost in silence as he and his family were quietly snuck into Malacañang for a very private swearing-in ceremony where even members of the press were not allowed to cover. It was former President Arroyo’s May Surprise to the nation. Two days after the 2010 elections and barely six weeks before she was to step down as president, the mother of all midnight appointments took place. Corona seemed to repay that favor, stretching or bending the rules some would say for the benefit of his kindest of benefactors. And all seemed to be going well for him until he ran headlong into our next candidate. And to make matters a lot worse, the House impeached him on the 12th December of this year.

Sec. De Lima – Leila de Lima, former head of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, an agency created during the Cory Administration (like the PCGG) that seems to do little else than waste the taxpayer’s money year after year. When PNoy appointed de Lima as Secretary of Justice, she seemed to undergo an almost visible transformation into a Rambo-like crusader for truth and justice. She stood up to the physically larger Chief Justice and defied his TRO (temporary restraining order) that allowed former President Arroyo to leave the country. She then called him a “walking Constitutional violation.” De Lima has become the most visible member of the president’s Cabinet and is far and away the most popular. If she succeeds in doing all that the public expect of her, she may be a extremely viable candidate for elected office in the 2016 elections… of course that’s if she decides to run.

The OFWs – Overseas Filipino Workers have become the lifeblood of the country since the early 1980s when the Philippine economy began imploding due to Marcos and his cronies moving all their stolen wealth out of the country into secret foreign bank accounts. OFWs in growing numbers began sending foreign currency home. What started as a trickle in the eighties is now a torrent that is expected to give the Philippines a $10 Billion surplus for 2011. For the 10-month period from January thru October of this year, OFWs had remitted a jaw-dropping $16.53 Billion. OFWs are the ones keeping the country afloat, not the Ayalas, or the Henry Sys, or the Gokongweis, or the Lucio Tans, or the many other rich mestizos (Spanish and Chinese) who drive around in luxury automobiles and live in gated mansions. It is the ordinary Juan who works as a pipefitter, or a janitor, or a dishwasher or a driver; and the ordinary Juana who works as a nanny, or a housemaid, or a seamstress, or a entertainer, or a bar girl—they more than anyone else have kept the Philippines from turning into a Somalia. They are all modern-day heroes of the Philippines. Published 12/27/2011

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Name: Aiota Capli
City/State/Country: Inland Empire
IP Address: 165.235.174.72

Comments

The OFWs should be chosen as Person of the Year for 2011. Through good and bad times they persevere in their quest for jobs abroad at all costs, what their country can’t afford to provide. I have not heard of any country with so many of their citizens working all over the world, be it at sea, or in peaceful or war-torn areas other than the Filipinos. Salute to all of you out there and God Bless you all.


Name: Lord Gago
City/State/Country: Hidalgo
IP Address: 166.250.71.77

Comments

I respectfully nominate President Ninoy Aquino, Jr. as Person of Year, and wish him the very best for the New Year and thereafter.


Name: Rambo
City/State/Country: Detroit
IP Address: 107.49.81.77

Comments

GMA's unpopularity among the majority of the Filipino people does not fit her to be the choice for the 2011 person of the year. Corona being so biased and pro-Arroyo when orchestrated a TRO for GMA to leave the country DOES NOT deserve to be too. De Lima's courage to enforce the integrity of justice by stopping GMA is unprecedented well applauded. Pnoy is the 2001 Person of the Year because he gave us hope by seeking for justice and fairness for the people and the nation; He institute a cleaner and better government by purging and punishing those corrupt government officials. OFW are hardworking people braving through humiliation & hardship. But only the corrupt politicians and the rich are benefited from them.


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour city
IP Address: 74.65.3.64

Comments

To copy cat the U.S. TIME(?) magazine's, the person of the year was the "occupy the so and so" protesters, I nominate to the PNL the victims of Sendong as "Person of the Year". If not in life, at least honor them in death.


Name: JRH
City/State/Country: Montreal, Canada
IP Address: 70.80.56.162

Comments

I'm selecting typhoon 'Sendong' cuz it affected thousands of Filipinos in the devastated areas. Typhoons come & go every year & yet these problems persist & the gov't is totally helpless & clueless on what to do, resulting on calamity after calamity of humongous proportion. It was illegal logging that brought down piles & piles of timber down from the mountains. It's obvious & clear that our gov't must stop illegal logging once & for all. But as long as we have defiant loggers who can pay their way out the continual rape of our forests will continue. And as long as our incompetent gov't does nothing, then, expect to lose more lives in the coming years. That's not hard to understand folks.


Name: JRH
City/State/Country: Montreal, Canada
IP Address: 70.80.56.162

Comments

Typhoon Sendong greatly affected agriculture, livelihood, health, & human settlement. In 10 years time there were 27 major floods & 17 landslides that occurred in the Phils. Why? Denuded, bald mountains due to massive deforestation on a grand scale yet responsible officials in Mindanao insisted & denied that there's no illegal logging going on. Really? A very recent aerial view in Cagayan de Oro showed large amount of logs that came with the flood. Pres. Aquino banned logging in that area way back Feb. 2011 but has no effect whatsoever cuz it's not strictly enforced. Together with this ban, a significant & effective program of REFORESTATION must be introduced. We have to replace what was lost or forever suffer floods of diluvial proportion or place Noah's arks to save the victims.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 98.160.174.84

Comments

The Person of the Year? Should be a BAR GIRL! They bring in the most money to the PI each year.


Name: GFJBHEDF
City/State/Country: Hercules
IP Address: 67.188.19.40

Comments

My choice for PHILINEWS.COM PERSON OF THE YEAR is: #1 > OFWS. #2 > TROPICAL STORM SENDONG. #3 > CHIEF JUSTICE CORONA. #4 > P'NOY. #5 . GMA. #6 > EDWARD.


Name: MARNY V
City/State/Country: Walking survivors
IP Address: 24.5.229.41

Comments

Selecting PNoy is a right vote. OFW is a neutral one. GMA is a left choice. So, I vote for Sendong, the courageous survivors. I'll be there after my SFO's trip before anything else. If SC/CJ Corona is midnight vote, De Lima is a sunny one. Good health to all. Bagong taon, bagong buhay, bagong bansa, Mabuhay !


Name: 1 UP
City/State/Country: GOTHAM CITY
IP Address: 74.101.61.3

Comments

The person of the year are the poor and the middle income earners who have to endure life. They have to work their assess off to survive. And to keep on dreaming for a better life which had become more and more elusive. Politicians (like Pnoy, Gloria, Erap, FVR, etc) come and go but ordinary folks are still there. THE RICH LIVE AT THE BACKS OF THE POOR! POLITICIANS MAKE FOOLS OUT OF EVERYONE!


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft, vanue, manila
IP Address: 67.182.75.243

Comments

President Aquino's administration: Sec. De Lima, Judge Mupas, NBI Director, & other decent & honorable cabinet members are considered as philnews.com of the year. Why? They exemplify the vision of Pericles secret of the survival of democratic institutions: courage as a virtue of politics. Those courageous, decent, honorable & dignified public servant, who have thoughtful & an independent mind to think & care about public life are "a light & a power (whoever becomes imbued with a noble idea kindles a flame from which are torches are lit...) The greatness of President Aquino can be measured by his ability to defend the "foundation of laws---laws are just an illusion if the ballot box is undermined." It is only right & just to prosecute those who had engaged in election sabotage.


Name: Taong Bayan
City/State/Country: City of Sydney
IP Address: 203.1.16.10

Comments

The ONLY populace that ought to have merit are the OFW's, as stated, they have become the lifeblood of the country. These hard working Citizen's sacrifice themselves to be away not only to support their families but their hard earned $ becomes economic backbone of Pinas. It's time for the Gov't to give them recognition.


Name: Aiota Capli
City/State/Country: Inland Empire
IP Address: 165.235.174.72

Comments

The OFWs should be chosen as Person of the Year for 2011. Through good and bad times they persevere in their quest for jobs abroad at all costs, what their country can’t afford to provide. I have not heard of any country with so many of their citizens working all over the world, be it at sea, or in peaceful or war-torn areas other than the Filipinos. Salute to all of you out there and God Bless you all.


Name: Lord Gago
City/State/Country: Hidalgo
IP Address: 166.250.71.77

Comments

I respectfully nominate President Ninoy Aquino, Jr. as Person of Year, and wish him the very best for the New Year and thereafter.


Name: Rambo
City/State/Country: Detroit
IP Address: 107.49.81.77

Comments

GMA's unpopularity among the majority of the Filipino people does not fit her to be the choice for the 2011 person of the year. Corona being so biased and pro-Arroyo when orchestrated a TRO for GMA to leave the country DOES NOT deserve to be too. De Lima's courage to enforce the integrity of justice by stopping GMA is unprecedented well applauded. Pnoy is the 2001 Person of the Year because he gave us hope by seeking for justice and fairness for the people and the nation; He institute a cleaner and better government by purging and punishing those corrupt government officials. OFW are hardworking people braving through humiliation & hardship. But only the corrupt politicians and the rich are benefited from them.


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour city
IP Address: 74.65.3.64

Comments

To copy cat the U.S. TIME(?) magazine's, the person of the year was the "occupy the so and so" protesters, I nominate to the PNL the victims of Sendong as "Person of the Year". If not in life, at least honor them in death.


Name: JRH
City/State/Country: Montreal, Canada
IP Address: 70.80.56.162

Comments

I'm selecting typhoon 'Sendong' cuz it affected thousands of Filipinos in the devastated areas. Typhoons come & go every year & yet these problems persist & the gov't is totally helpless & clueless on what to do, resulting on calamity after calamity of humongous proportion. It was illegal logging that brought down piles & piles of timber down from the mountains. It's obvious & clear that our gov't must stop illegal logging once & for all. But as long as we have defiant loggers who can pay their way out the continual rape of our forests will continue. And as long as our incompetent gov't does nothing, then, expect to lose more lives in the coming years. That's not hard to understand folks.


Name: JRH
City/State/Country: Montreal, Canada
IP Address: 70.80.56.162

Comments

Typhoon Sendong greatly affected agriculture, livelihood, health, & human settlement. In 10 years time there were 27 major floods & 17 landslides that occurred in the Phils. Why? Denuded, bald mountains due to massive deforestation on a grand scale yet responsible officials in Mindanao insisted & denied that there's no illegal logging going on. Really? A very recent aerial view in Cagayan de Oro showed large amount of logs that came with the flood. Pres. Aquino banned logging in that area way back Feb. 2011 but has no effect whatsoever cuz it's not strictly enforced. Together with this ban, a significant & effective program of REFORESTATION must be introduced. We have to replace what was lost or forever suffer floods of diluvial proportion or place Noah's arks to save the victims.


Name: Edward
City/State/Country: Angeles City
IP Address: 98.160.174.84

Comments

The Person of the Year? Should be a BAR GIRL! They bring in the most money to the PI each year.


Name: MARNY V
City/State/Country: Walking survivors
IP Address: 24.5.229.41

Comments

Selecting PNoy is a right vote. OFW is a neutral one. GMA is a left choice. So, I vote for Sendong, the courageous survivors. I'll be there after my SFO's trip before anything else. If SC/CJ Corona is midnight vote, De Lima is a sunny one. Good health to all. Bagong taon, bagong buhay, bagong bansa, Mabuhay !


Name: 1 UP
City/State/Country: GOTHAM CITY
IP Address: 74.101.61.3

Comments

The person of the year are the poor and the middle income earners who have to endure life. They have to work their assess off to survive. And to keep on dreaming for a better life which had become more and more elusive. Politicians (like Pnoy, Gloria, Erap, FVR, etc) come and go but ordinary folks are still there. THE RICH LIVE AT THE BACKS OF THE POOR! POLITICIANS MAKE FOOLS OUT OF EVERYONE!


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft, vanue, manila
IP Address: 67.182.75.243

Comments

President Aquino's administration: Sec. De Lima, Judge Mupas, NBI Director, & other decent & honorable cabinet members are considered as philnews.com of the year. Why? They exemplify the vision of Pericles secret of the survival of democratic institutions: courage as a virtue of politics. Those courageous, decent, honorable & dignified public servant, who have thoughtful & an independent mind to think & care about public life are "a light & a power (whoever becomes imbued with a noble idea kindles a flame from which are torches are lit...) The greatness of President Aquino can be measured by his ability to defend the "foundation of laws---laws are just an illusion if the ballot box is undermined." It is only right & just to prosecute those who had engaged in election sabotage.


Name: Taong Bayan
City/State/Country: City of Sydney
IP Address: 203.1.16.10

Comments

The ONLY populace that ought to have merit are the OFW's, as stated, they have become the lifeblood of the country. These hard working Citizen's sacrifice themselves to be away not only to support their families but their hard earned $ becomes economic backbone of Pinas. It's time for the Gov't to give them recognition.


Name: JesR
City/State/Country: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
IP Address: 212.62.116.105

Comments

Pres. Noynoy Aquino is the Philnews.com Person of the Year 2011! I select him for he is the true and sincere President, what he is doing is right, and a professional righteous and a true Pilipino. Loyal to our country and to our people. Siya ang dapat tularan ng mga opisyales ng ating bagong gobyerno.


Name: Manuel C. Diaz
City/State/Country: Montnclair CA USA
IP Address: 76.174.219.92

Comments

Without the OFWs the Islas de ladrones will be another HAITI or Somalia. OFWs should have representation in Congress and in the Senate.


Name: Steve R
City/State/Country: California
IP Address: 98.234.19.64

Comments

I voted for President Benigno III because his first priority is to fight corruption, wants transparency in government & reduce poverty. Corruption is the worst enemy of the people in the PH, transparency will help a lot in reducing it & poverty & hunger are going up. Major accomplishments of his admin are the resignation of d past Ombudsman, the arrest & presence of corrupt past comptroller Garcia in jail, an honest Accountant Heidi voluntarily substantiated accusations of corrupt AFP officers, arrest & jailing of CGMA, former Comelec Chr. Abalos & the impeachment of CJ Corona at the House of Rep. Sec De Lima is 2nd.


Name: LATEPOCA
City/State/Country: SOMEWHERE IN TIME
IP Address: 121.1.30.222

Comments

Still nobody deserves and worthy to be..........until lives of each and every Filipinos improve.


Name: GFJBHEDF
City/State/Country: Hercules
IP Address: 67.188.19.40

Comments

The OFW 2011 remittance total expected to breach $20 billion US dollars, $2 billion or so over the 2010 $18.76 billion total remittance, & more than half the entire $37.39414 billion Philippine 2011 budget signed by P'Noy. Here is a shared view of how OFW remittance beneficiaries dispense/spend their monthly benefits, bolstering business and the economy in toto.


Name: WDC
City/State/Country: California
IP Address: 67.114.115.236

Comments

Persons of the year should be those Filipina wives who are the bread winners while their husbands are Doing Nothing (lazy asses) except gambling, drinking and babaeros (Filipino way).


Name: GFJBHEDF
City/State/Country: Hercules
IP Address: 67.188.19.40

Comments

Thanks to all OFs and OFWs, eleven million plus, (11,000,000+), in diaspora, for your love and dedication to families back home, for your sweat and toil, amidst hardships, tears, and sorrows, yet, making sure that monthly remittances continue to flow, so love ones don't go hungry, are not homeless, cared for, educated, and have enough for the little things in life. Thanks, and HAPPY NEW YEAR.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: Cebu City/SD, CA
IP Address: 70.167.72.219

Comments

For me it is the 14 justices of the Supreme Court who should be chosen 'Person/s of the Year 2011' for their righteous and courageous will to impose the rule of law and made a landmark verdict on Hacienda Luisita giving the long overdue justice to farmers-beneficiaries that for almost half a century were subjected to oppression by the Cojuangco-Aquino oligarchs, notwithstanding the dictatorial pressures from the president who is also the heir and next in line to the throne of Cojuangco-Aquino Empire, thereby ending the 'reign of greed' in that vast land area! MABUHAY kayo Justice Corona, and 13 justices!


Name: Silvie uldulao
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 203.177.74.137

Comments

Definitely, President Noynoy Aquino, who is indeed a true personification of the ideals & laudable innate Filipino traits : Respect, deep concern for our poor country men, & his determination to fight graft & corruption in the gov't, including the Justice Dept. I admire his courage in pursuing his principles & pursuing the impeachment of Chief Justice Corona, in spite of his critics attacking him. He is not running for a popularity contest & he will stick to his guns, to insure justice will prevail, in the long run.


Name: jb adamson
City/State/Country: maryland/batangas
IP Address: 138.162.0.45

Comments

Definitely the OFWs with Pnoy as a close second. The true unsung heroes of our times, the OFWs sacrificed so much with little recognition. Pnoy on the other hand have changed the mindset and now 95% of our kababayans have new hope for the coming new year. Pnoy have a mountain of problems to move and I don't he'll have time to do it.


Name: letlet
City/State/Country: uk
IP Address: 86.26.26.229

Comments

I vote PNoy for the PhilNews.Com Person of the Tear for 2011. He is the only Philippine President who is doing his best to make public officials accountable which is a very formidable tasks. When the Filipino people back him on these tasks, then we would be the recipients of the end results in terms of the betterment of the country politically and economically. Also, employment and education wise. We should give him more time in fulfilling his reforms. However the fulfillment of those reforms largely depend on the public support.


Name: Aikea808
City/State/Country: HI, USA
IP Address: 74.87.49.79

Comments

Of all the choices above.....OFW hands down. Not even close. I agree with the suggestion that OFW's should have a "huge" representation in Congress but I know that's only wishful thinking. The Kurakots and greedy trapos still rule the Congress. President Noynoy needs to clean up the country so investors will be encourage to invest their hard earn money in the Philippines.


Name: GFJBHEDF
City/State/Country: Hercules
IP Address: 67.188.19.40

Comments

OFW beneficiaries spend, spend, spend, bolstering business and the national economy immensely, month after month; year after year. This year's OFW remittance trump all OFW remittance 2010 on down. Expected to breach $20 billion, & more than half this year's national budget, $37.39414, signed by P'Noy.


Name: ricky
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 71.139.3.30

Comments

Person of the year must be with independent thinking and not a person who for money become robot and blinded of power, not by words but in deed, the OFW are the one my choice.


Name: American_Major
City/State/Country: California
IP Address: 98.238.216.214

Comments

OFW's and no other...without them, the Philippines' economy would have been like most African nations. I don't believe Pnoy will be able to deliver his promises, he may mean well for the Filipinos but sorry to say he's just totally incompetent. The ban on "wang wang" (a pure nonsense propaganda), the massacre of those Hong Kong tourists, continued corruption in his government, etc.


Name: Myrna
City/State/Country: canada
IP Address: 70.27.132.103

Comments

Person of the year, meaning, personal life or personal performance, or both. Personality and profession regarding the duties and responsibilities, the improvement happened in the Philippines, working so hard in helping the Pilipinos to put it up again during her term is Previous President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Name: pinaskongmahal
City/State/Country: usa
IP Address: 70.243.123.23

Comments

I don't think Wangwang deserves to be our PNL 'Man of the Year' award. I know he got some good credibility: wanton use of wangwang or serene had stopped, didn't stay at Waldorf-Astoria hotel but on 3-star hotels, ate at vendor carinderia in a wayside street in NY. But one state visit he brought 126 asungots with him at gov't expense. That's a no-no. If he can fast track Ampatuans case, put top caliber judges to try GMA, Ligot, FG, Mikey, Palparan escape artist trained by Honasan/Lacson/Villanueva, Cimatu, Garcia, and let them suffer the consequences of their misdeeds without mercy, then I reconsider my stand.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 194.24.158.3

Comments

Person of the year 2012, of course our President Noynoy Aquino. We all know the reason why. He's the bravest of all! What he promised he tries to fulfill.


Name: 1 UP
City/State/Country: GOTHAM CITY
IP Address: 74.101.61.3

Comments

Some 11 million overseas Filipino workers remit some $20 billion to the country and contribute 13% of the country's GDP. But that is only one of the many metrics in determining who would be PNL's "Man of the Year." But because PNL is some kind of a news media or political forum the Person of the Year must be judged on the worthiness of the news. I nominate Tony0, Deo and Mockingmaya for the honors. The reason: for their tenacity and passion. Even if wrong with their facts, no sign of flip-flopping.


Name: KALI
City/State/Country: HAWAII
IP Address: 72.130.247.17

Comments

I disagree with PNoy for “Person of the Year”. Someone please tell me a piece of his achievement. Don’t tell me because he corralled GMA and CJ Corona? But no conviction, all hogwash, tsismis? If the conviction happens next year, maybe I will vote for him. For this year NO WAY JOSE. For all I know, he did that just to keep his popularity rating up! Just like when he pass candies to the kids after typhoon Sendong, some people said “hurrah” for him, not realizing PNoy’s “diskarte” to get the people to “like him again” after he “overslept” while people were dying in CDO. Hinay-hinay lang mga honorable kababayan. ALOHA!


Name: mockingmaya
City/State/Country: taft avenue, manila
IP Address: 67.182.75.243

Comments

Re: "Ombudsman sure of probable cause v. Gloria..." This is one of the reasons why President Aquino's administration deserves to be the philnews.com person of the year. A scholar once said, "Where people have hope you have a middle class." The Aquino administration gives hopes for the majority of the Filipinos by making "the malefactors of wealth" accountable for their crimes. Of course, middle class can be a state of mind. "People (Filipino people themselves) have no hope for two reasons: Either they are too sick, or their local governments are too broken for them to believe they have a pathway forward." Again, "to build (or rebuild Philippine economy) may have to be slow & laborious task of years. To destroy (by perpetuation of systemic corruption) can be the thoughtless act of a single day."


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