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Selected Comments
(Topic: Should President Aquino Get a Second Term as President?)


Name: Celso Madarang
City/State/Country: Clovis, california
IP Address: 99.45.25.48

Comments

After reading his recent Sona which by the way, got me teary eyed, I said to myself.., He's got to have another term in office. I haven't read in any newspaper about the president or anybody wanting him to run for a second term but even then I felt that the only way that all the changes he has implemented to really be accomplished is another term. If it takes amending the constitution, then so be it. Amend the darn thing!!!!!


Name: Cesar Arellano
City/State/Country: chicago, illinos
IP Address: 108.247.251.18

Comments

We must make P-noy run for a second term so he can continue the proven success that he made for a short time, beside no one at present has a credible honest and good background mostly with tarnished past. Remember, we have not yet started drilling our rich resources, in Palawan, OMG, what will happen if a crooked President will replace him, that trillion of dollars, even Malampaya's money was even stolen! No if's and but's! we must push him to run for a second term, he is the only President that repeatedly says that we are his boss, so wherever we are let us unite to demand that he should go for the second term for the good of our native land six more years and their will be no more OFW. We will have abundant of work and no more separation from their families and love ones. Thank you.


Name: Jack
City/State/Country: Ranco Cucamonga, Ca
IP Address: 208.57.64.59

Comments

It is pathetic that the anti-PNoy rally in Lipa was headed by the corrupt former Thief Justice who until now cannot explain how he got his $2million deposit which he has voluntarily announced in his hearing. Also another undeserving leader is Bishop Arguelles who was a recipient of Arroyo's illegal SUV distribution program. Pacquiao with all his limitations would be a better choice than these two stooges. Enough of strict adherence to the constitution if it would hinder progress. If we have not even strictly followed the Bible which would have us remain living like the people of the biblical time, so why be limited by an archaic constitution which would abruptly stop our slow but steady progress? Let PNoy stay for 4 more years.


Name: dusty
City/State/Country: dasmarinas
IP Address: 49.145.158.249

Comments

I come from England & the prime minister can run & run & run. Its down to the people. We vote for him. But there are big differences between our countries. We know what the parties stand for. We the voters aren't swayed by a few candies thrown our way & a politician singing to us. We listen to what they say & we hold them accountable.


Name: junpunsa
City/State/Country: Carson
IP Address: 99.122.107.34

Comments

It is very divisive amending the Constitution just to accommodate Noynoy, The President should be aggressive on Senators/Congressmen who are involve in the 10 Billion Pork Barrel scam before 2015, to put on the dot and solidify the legacy on Tuwid na Daan. Opposition or Administration walang pinipili, sa nakalista kay Napoles affidavit na nasangkot. dapat kakasohan na.


Name: Lester Boyle
City/State/Country: Rich Hill
IP Address: 69.174.58.36

Comments

You could not ram a change in the presidential term of office of current president Pnoy and making it effective immediately without facing public opposition and legal challenges. To my knowledge any resolution amending the US constitution requires a supermajority from US congress and 3/ 4 of state legislatures approving it. If this congress in the Philippines is ignoring the people' s voice, we better strike out the word "republic" from the kind of government we have.


Name: Robert
City/State/Country: West Covina, CA
IP Address: 76.168.137.166

Comments

I am in favor of extending PNoy's term. He is the only president where some of his friends and allies were forced to resign or axed because of anomalous behaviors in the government. Biazon, prison Director Diokno, Vitangcol, etc. and other officials who are not necessarily an ally like NBI Director Gatdula, deputy directors Lasala and Esmeralda. Compare that with Arroyo who just rotate people to other positions. We need a president with integrity so that government people will have respect for the government because the leader has never enriched himself nor abuse his position. Enough of crab mentality!


Name: Bitoy
City/State/Country: Tamuning, Guam
IP Address: 205.74.161.114

Comments

For people who are from the outside looking in, I'd say that giving PNoy a second term is just about right. He is standing tall on the reforms that he laid down. If it's not too late to amend the 1987 Constitution then the common people in the Philippines should consider it. The path to change and betterment of the country is a long and slow process. The people must have the patience and understanding for the reforms to prosper.


Name: Art1234
City/State/Country: Gotham City
IP Address: 162.227.104.101

Comments

It is clear from Father Bernas, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, that the reason for the one 6 years term, was to prevent a President from staying in office for a long time, citing Pres. Marcos as a good example. Pres. Noynoy Aquino has served 4 years as president, and he still has 2 more yrs. to go. Let this last 2 years be his 2nd term, to do among other things, to institutionalize all the good reforms he had started that benefited the country a lot, and to eradicate all the PDAF and other scams or other forms of corruption, that majority of the people did not want in government. After this 6 yr. term, Noynoy can wait another 6 yrs (maybe to relax and get married), before he can run again for PH President.


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.108.79

Comments

The latest announcement proved beyond doubt President Aquino's unequivocal reluctance for an extended term. I had the sinking feeling he never would go for it being an anathema to the very principle he was trying to portray. However, that should not dissuade the people from encouraging him or his successor to pursue the same goal, for the country's sake


Name: Steve R
City/State/Country: California
IP Address: 98.234.22.41

Comments

In between teleserye episode, Flash News included that PNoy is not interested in pursuing a second term. One reform that he wishes to accomplish before he leaves Malacanang is to pass Anti-Dynasty Law. Among PNoy’s accomplishments, passing Anti-Dynasty Law would likely be his legacy. The three Senators, Revilla, Enrile and Estrada are all members of a Dynasty clan. At some point in time, all elected government officials in the Philippines who were accused and convicted of plunder, graft, corruption and/or other crimes were members of a Political Dynasty.


Name: c.c. rubio
City/State/Country: u.s.a
IP Address: 24.116.228.33

Comments

Anybody who is running for any government position should be automatically be disqualified if any of their relatives are already in power. This would avoid political dynasty, hungry for power politicians. This requirement should be specified in the Constitution.


Name: COJ
City/State/Country: KSA
IP Address: 198.36.39.181

Comments

Extension of presidency for President Noy is quite cool or absolutely fine. For him to continue his Daan Matuwid program, now being the status of our 1987 constitution is not yet revised we should follow first our laws but if ever the constitution touch for revision. I suggest the additional term for presidency only be revise and nothing more. and all public official either in the judiciary must submit their SALN from Executive down to Judiciary ( SC) shown to the public.


Name: KALAMPAG
City/State/Country: KSA
IP Address: 88.85.252.171

Comments

Tell me who is running for president in 2016 and I'll tell you if PNoy deserves a second term.


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Ang Mamamayan ng bansang Pilipinas ay hindi na angkop sa systema ng Nation-wide at Local electioneering, BAKIT???. Sa logical na argument kung bakit ang mamamyang Pilipino sa ngayon ay hindi na tutugma/angkop sa system ng democratikong election, dahil sa maraming dahilang magkri'create ng DAMBUHALANG KASAMAAN SA BOONG MAMAMAYAN, at napatunayan na natin sa loob ng ilang dekada. ANO ANG DULOT SA MAMAMAYAN?:= maraming uri ng KASAMAAN ang naki'create ang democratikong nation-wide at local election. cont;-


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 70.167.178.60

Comments

Editorial says. "For many, amending the poorly thought-out sections of the 1987 “Cory Aquino” Constitution makes more and more sense as the 2016 election year draws near." YEAH! The Cory Constitution has now become poorly-thought out for the sake of accommodating their beloved PNoy. Funny indeed! It is really more fun to see pinoy politicians as always have been trying to tinker with the 1987 Constitution for their SELFISH ENDS.


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Halos lahat ng Pilipino alam ang kasamaang dulot ng election, isa isahin ko parang maunawaan sa kokote nyu, UNANG kasamaan, ang politicong nanalo sa election ay gumastos ng million-milliong salapi sa kampanya ng election, ang salary kaunti lang, so ang out-come magiging corrupt para bawin ang expenses sa kanyang election. Panglawang kasamaan ng election, maraming botante naghihintay na bayaran ang kanyang boto, at maraming patayan, at higit sa lahat, ang organization/departamento na kabuwaang number na employee ng Commission on Election taon taong salary nila million million just a waste of money na wala namang binubungang kabutihan sa mga politiko na dulot ng election. At higit pa sa lahat na expenditure sa kaban ng bayan every 4 yrs or 6 yrs election, ilang million salapi ang nagagastos sa election.


Name: tolitz
City/State/Country: geneve, swiss
IP Address: 193.5.93.24

Comments

I agree to Pnoy having a second term to eliminate the trapos and the corruption.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

I looked at this comment, from [someone] about Wilson viz a vis Pnoy "who (president Woodrow Wilson) dreamed of a third consecutive term to accomplish his vision of world peace.." as a observation more than a desire of Woodrow Wilson to seek a third term. He was the engine in the formation of the League of Nations (the forerunner of the UN) and the 28th president iof the US who pursued a very progressive agenda as a Democrat. I have yet to see a US president so driven by power (mabango o mapanghi) to exceed the limit of serving the country as president beyond the prescribed period stated in the constitution. Only in Pinas, my friend!


Name: ReyOfBatoCatPhil
City/State/Country: Reno
IP Address: 99.46.25.26

Comments

I'm glad Santiago will run for President 2016, credible, capable, a quality president. Look forward to participate come 2016 election. Thanks Lord.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

HALLELUIAH! The prayers of the Filipinos were heard. Their fervent petition granted. Miriam (the one & only) Santiago is getting cured of cancer. Now she is hinting at a run for the Presidency. She would look like a viable alternative to all the other wannabes. If only to dispel the notion that the 2016 election is a foregone conclusion in favor of Binay I welcome her entry to the 2016 sweepstakes. May God grant her a lucid mind until after the last vote is tallied and counted. What happens if she is ever elected President? Ba, e di katakot-takot na suntukan yan!


Name: Sam Juan
City/State/Country: Hilong Hilo, Panay
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

Editorial sez- "And if the Constitution is amended and a Philippine president can once again be elected to two terms, how long should those terms ... etc" He he he! Philippine constitution tailor made to fit whoever is the flavour-of-the-month whipped up by spin doctors!?!?! It is more fun in the Philippines indeed!


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

Only the cheering squads, fanatics, and those who have been the beneficiaries of this Noynoying regime are supportive of the TINKERING of Cory's Constitution to accommodate the continuance of an inept & corrupt govt of PNoy. For even the uncles of PNoy (Butz Aquino, Peping Cojuangco, and Paul Aquino) are supporting Binay running for president in 2016. Their action speaks louder than mere words as to who really is this Noynoy Aquino to them.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

A blogger opines, "Benigno S. Aquino is left with two choices.. extend his term or end up with a jail term in 2016." My take: I agree. But I more inclined to agree that he may end up with a jail term. For according to one of retired SC justices DAP as authorized by PNoy himself is a culpable violation of a 1987 Cory Constitution.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

I could not agree more with someone who says, “Mr. President, you have already lost your credibility as a trustworthy leader"...Another one said, "We can’t wait for him to end his term, we’re waiting for his impeachment...I’m one of his bosses and I want him to step down now!” Tsk tsk tsk.


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.176.62

Comments

With President's unequivocal desire to extend his term, the issue has changed to what comes next for the country? Is there anybody in the country worthy and reliable to follow what has been started? That is an important question because the country's is gripped with the ever-widening culture of corruption and chasing the crooks would invariably take time and resources.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

Despite the fact BS Aquino is facing 4 impeachment complaints and at least 2 plunder cases but here in the LAND of LADRONES are bunch of cheer-leaders in the persons of padrino Belmonte, omni-present Roxas, porky Drilon and a bunch of die hard fanatics are still callously clamoring for BS Aquino's term extension. This is very funny indeed! The constitution is not like a lastiko (rubber band) that can stretched according to the whims and caprices of a sitting president. Besides in a working democracy we do not reward a crooked president. Instead we (the people) punish him!


Name: DIND DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

BS Aquino is just like a college student enrolled in a 6 year college program. He did not complete his homework, pass the test, and attend classes. He was about to get an incomplete grade at the end of the course and he was begging his instructor (the Filipino people) to give him more time (some kind of a make-up period or term extension) to complete what was required to pass the course. This is a simple analogy I would like to offer in the light of this discussion we are having. Note that PNoy spent inordinate amount of time talking about WANG WANG even highlighting it on his SONA. He was never assigned that piece of homework. He left the case of Arroyo and the Ampatuan (as his homework) unattended.


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA County, CA USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

Comments

Re: The next President. Assuming the constitution is not amended.. The Pnoy won't run. Here comes the next President, President Jejomar Binay, Family members: Dra. Binay former Mayor of Makati; Junjun Binay- Mayor of Makati; Nancy Binay Senator of the Phil.; Abigail Binay. Congresswoman for Makati. They all are paid by the Filipino people. Hindi ba parang nakakahiya iyon?


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 47.54.134.206

Comments

Here's a critical question. Does the country have a better option after Pres. Aquino's term is over? With a growing accusation that Vice- President Binay is himself part of the flock that " corrupt together," who among the remaining politicians is free of the shadow of the evil scourge? That's the $64 dilemma, (sorry, with inflation it's now worth $64,000).


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 70.167.178.60

Comments

Do we as a nation have hard-won changes in the last 4 years of BS Aquino governance as what PNL suggested? The obvious answer is of course NOPE! If the editorial would argue, then what are those hard-won changes are we talking about? In fact (as an example) Abad (the brain behind DAP) is still around, Drilon is still around as senate president, Alcala, and those corrupt officials are still around. Seems they are untouchables and well-protected.


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 70.167.178.60

Comments

[Someone] says, "President Noy (must) be having another term, one reason is, to continue his reform agenda and to give conclusion to major cases like Ampatuans." The same thing with other fanatics opinion. The question is what are those reform-agenda are you talking about? The Ampatuans case started in 2009 (during the time of GMA) and it's been 4 years that this Aquino regime was not able to resolve! His friends facing thievery (like Acosta, Gen. De Leon, etc) are even either given juicy positions or promoted . So what reforms are you talking about?


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Extending the limits of Pnoy's presidential term is an amendment to the constitution which could only be done by: (A) by a super super majority of 3/4 of the members of Congress or (B) by a constitutional convention (C) proposed by 12% of registered voters ( area democracy in action) "of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter." This is the problem with most people, they love to do "shortcuts." that the Supreme Court will eventually strike down as unconstitutional.


Name: Andy
City/State/Country: Seattle, Washington
IP Address: 174.24.195.171

Comments

I don't know much of Pres. B. Aquino, but I know what he has done as President that previous presidents has no political will to improve the Philippine situation in many aspects, but to take advantage of their power to make themselves richer everyday, because they believe majority of Filipinos are stupid. So given a choice I would like Pnoy to continue a second term and after him change the constitution again back to where it was to prevent a future opportunistic president.


Other Comments


Selected Comments
(Topic: Should President Aquino Get a Second Term as President?)


Name: Celso Madarang
City/State/Country: Clovis, california
IP Address: 99.45.25.48

Comments

After reading his recent Sona which by the way, got me teary eyed, I said to myself.., He's got to have another term in office. I haven't read in any newspaper about the president or anybody wanting him to run for a second term but even then I felt that the only way that all the changes he has implemented to really be accomplished is another term. If it takes amending the constitution, then so be it. Amend the darn thing!!!!!


Name: Cesar Arellano
City/State/Country: chicago, illinos
IP Address: 108.247.251.18

Comments

We must make P-noy run for a second term so he can continue the proven success that he made for a short time, beside no one at present has a credible honest and good background mostly with tarnished past. Remember, we have not yet started drilling our rich resources, in Palawan, OMG, what will happen if a crooked President will replace him, that trillion of dollars, even Malampaya's money was even stolen! No if's and but's! we must push him to run for a second term, he is the only President that repeatedly says that we are his boss, so wherever we are let us unite to demand that he should go for the second term for the good of our native land six more years and their will be no more OFW. We will have abundant of work and no more separation from their families and love ones. Thank you.


Name: Jack
City/State/Country: Ranco Cucamonga, Ca
IP Address: 208.57.64.59

Comments

It is pathetic that the anti-PNoy rally in Lipa was headed by the corrupt former Thief Justice who until now cannot explain how he got his $2million deposit which he has voluntarily announced in his hearing. Also another undeserving leader is Bishop Arguelles who was a recipient of Arroyo's illegal SUV distribution program. Pacquiao with all his limitations would be a better choice than these two stooges. Enough of strict adherence to the constitution if it would hinder progress. If we have not even strictly followed the Bible which would have us remain living like the people of the biblical time, so why be limited by an archaic constitution which would abruptly stop our slow but steady progress? Let PNoy stay for 4 more years.


Name: dusty
City/State/Country: dasmarinas
IP Address: 49.145.158.249

Comments

I come from England & the prime minister can run & run & run. Its down to the people. We vote for him. But there are big differences between our countries. We know what the parties stand for. We the voters aren't swayed by a few candies thrown our way & a politician singing to us. We listen to what they say & we hold them accountable.


Name: junpunsa
City/State/Country: Carson
IP Address: 99.122.107.34

Comments

It is very divisive amending the Constitution just to accommodate Noynoy, The President should be aggressive on Senators/Congressmen who are involve in the 10 Billion Pork Barrel scam before 2015, to put on the dot and solidify the legacy on Tuwid na Daan. Opposition or Administration walang pinipili, sa nakalista kay Napoles affidavit na nasangkot. dapat kakasohan na.


Name: Lester Boyle
City/State/Country: Rich Hill
IP Address: 69.174.58.36

Comments

You could not ram a change in the presidential term of office of current president Pnoy and making it effective immediately without facing public opposition and legal challenges. To my knowledge any resolution amending the US constitution requires a supermajority from US congress and 3/ 4 of state legislatures approving it. If this congress in the Philippines is ignoring the people' s voice, we better strike out the word "republic" from the kind of government we have.


Name: Robert
City/State/Country: West Covina, CA
IP Address: 76.168.137.166

Comments

I am in favor of extending PNoy's term. He is the only president where some of his friends and allies were forced to resign or axed because of anomalous behaviors in the government. Biazon, prison Director Diokno, Vitangcol, etc. and other officials who are not necessarily an ally like NBI Director Gatdula, deputy directors Lasala and Esmeralda. Compare that with Arroyo who just rotate people to other positions. We need a president with integrity so that government people will have respect for the government because the leader has never enriched himself nor abuse his position. Enough of crab mentality!


Name: Bitoy
City/State/Country: Tamuning, Guam
IP Address: 205.74.161.114

Comments

For people who are from the outside looking in, I'd say that giving PNoy a second term is just about right. He is standing tall on the reforms that he laid down. If it's not too late to amend the 1987 Constitution then the common people in the Philippines should consider it. The path to change and betterment of the country is a long and slow process. The people must have the patience and understanding for the reforms to prosper.


Name: Art1234
City/State/Country: Gotham City
IP Address: 162.227.104.101

Comments

It is clear from Father Bernas, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, that the reason for the one 6 years term, was to prevent a President from staying in office for a long time, citing Pres. Marcos as a good example. Pres. Noynoy Aquino has served 4 years as president, and he still has 2 more yrs. to go. Let this last 2 years be his 2nd term, to do among other things, to institutionalize all the good reforms he had started that benefited the country a lot, and to eradicate all the PDAF and other scams or other forms of corruption, that majority of the people did not want in government. After this 6 yr. term, Noynoy can wait another 6 yrs (maybe to relax and get married), before he can run again for PH President.


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.108.79

Comments

The latest announcement proved beyond doubt President Aquino's unequivocal reluctance for an extended term. I had the sinking feeling he never would go for it being an anathema to the very principle he was trying to portray. However, that should not dissuade the people from encouraging him or his successor to pursue the same goal, for the country's sake


Name: Steve R
City/State/Country: California
IP Address: 98.234.22.41

Comments

In between teleserye episode, Flash News included that PNoy is not interested in pursuing a second term. One reform that he wishes to accomplish before he leaves Malacanang is to pass Anti-Dynasty Law. Among PNoy’s accomplishments, passing Anti-Dynasty Law would likely be his legacy. The three Senators, Revilla, Enrile and Estrada are all members of a Dynasty clan. At some point in time, all elected government officials in the Philippines who were accused and convicted of plunder, graft, corruption and/or other crimes were members of a Political Dynasty.


Name: c.c. rubio
City/State/Country: u.s.a
IP Address: 24.116.228.33

Comments

Anybody who is running for any government position should be automatically be disqualified if any of their relatives are already in power. This would avoid political dynasty, hungry for power politicians. This requirement should be specified in the Constitution.


Name: COJ
City/State/Country: KSA
IP Address: 198.36.39.181

Comments

Extension of presidency for President Noy is quite cool or absolutely fine. For him to continue his Daan Matuwid program, now being the status of our 1987 constitution is not yet revised we should follow first our laws but if ever the constitution touch for revision. I suggest the additional term for presidency only be revise and nothing more. and all public official either in the judiciary must submit their SALN from Executive down to Judiciary ( SC) shown to the public.


Name: KALAMPAG
City/State/Country: KSA
IP Address: 88.85.252.171

Comments

Tell me who is running for president in 2016 and I'll tell you if PNoy deserves a second term.


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Ang Mamamayan ng bansang Pilipinas ay hindi na angkop sa systema ng Nation-wide at Local electioneering, BAKIT???. Sa logical na argument kung bakit ang mamamyang Pilipino sa ngayon ay hindi na tutugma/angkop sa system ng democratikong election, dahil sa maraming dahilang magkri'create ng DAMBUHALANG KASAMAAN SA BOONG MAMAMAYAN, at napatunayan na natin sa loob ng ilang dekada. ANO ANG DULOT SA MAMAMAYAN?:= maraming uri ng KASAMAAN ang naki'create ang democratikong nation-wide at local election. cont;-


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 70.167.178.60

Comments

Editorial says. "For many, amending the poorly thought-out sections of the 1987 “Cory Aquino” Constitution makes more and more sense as the 2016 election year draws near." YEAH! The Cory Constitution has now become poorly-thought out for the sake of accommodating their beloved PNoy. Funny indeed! It is really more fun to see pinoy politicians as always have been trying to tinker with the 1987 Constitution for their SELFISH ENDS.


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Halos lahat ng Pilipino alam ang kasamaang dulot ng election, isa isahin ko parang maunawaan sa kokote nyu, UNANG kasamaan, ang politicong nanalo sa election ay gumastos ng million-milliong salapi sa kampanya ng election, ang salary kaunti lang, so ang out-come magiging corrupt para bawin ang expenses sa kanyang election. Panglawang kasamaan ng election, maraming botante naghihintay na bayaran ang kanyang boto, at maraming patayan, at higit sa lahat, ang organization/departamento na kabuwaang number na employee ng Commission on Election taon taong salary nila million million just a waste of money na wala namang binubungang kabutihan sa mga politiko na dulot ng election. At higit pa sa lahat na expenditure sa kaban ng bayan every 4 yrs or 6 yrs election, ilang million salapi ang nagagastos sa election.


Name: tolitz
City/State/Country: geneve, swiss
IP Address: 193.5.93.24

Comments

I agree to Pnoy having a second term to eliminate the trapos and the corruption.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

I looked at this comment, from [someone] about Wilson viz a vis Pnoy "who (president Woodrow Wilson) dreamed of a third consecutive term to accomplish his vision of world peace.." as a observation more than a desire of Woodrow Wilson to seek a third term. He was the engine in the formation of the League of Nations (the forerunner of the UN) and the 28th president iof the US who pursued a very progressive agenda as a Democrat. I have yet to see a US president so driven by power (mabango o mapanghi) to exceed the limit of serving the country as president beyond the prescribed period stated in the constitution. Only in Pinas, my friend!


Name: ReyOfBatoCatPhil
City/State/Country: Reno
IP Address: 99.46.25.26

Comments

I'm glad Santiago will run for President 2016, credible, capable, a quality president. Look forward to participate come 2016 election. Thanks Lord.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

HALLELUIAH! The prayers of the Filipinos were heard. Their fervent petition granted. Miriam (the one & only) Santiago is getting cured of cancer. Now she is hinting at a run for the Presidency. She would look like a viable alternative to all the other wannabes. If only to dispel the notion that the 2016 election is a foregone conclusion in favor of Binay I welcome her entry to the 2016 sweepstakes. May God grant her a lucid mind until after the last vote is tallied and counted. What happens if she is ever elected President? Ba, e di katakot-takot na suntukan yan!


Name: Sam Juan
City/State/Country: Hilong Hilo, Panay
IP Address: 38.88.177.203

Comments

Editorial sez- "And if the Constitution is amended and a Philippine president can once again be elected to two terms, how long should those terms ... etc" He he he! Philippine constitution tailor made to fit whoever is the flavour-of-the-month whipped up by spin doctors!?!?! It is more fun in the Philippines indeed!


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

Only the cheering squads, fanatics, and those who have been the beneficiaries of this Noynoying regime are supportive of the TINKERING of Cory's Constitution to accommodate the continuance of an inept & corrupt govt of PNoy. For even the uncles of PNoy (Butz Aquino, Peping Cojuangco, and Paul Aquino) are supporting Binay running for president in 2016. Their action speaks louder than mere words as to who really is this Noynoy Aquino to them.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

A blogger opines, "Benigno S. Aquino is left with two choices.. extend his term or end up with a jail term in 2016." My take: I agree. But I more inclined to agree that he may end up with a jail term. For according to one of retired SC justices DAP as authorized by PNoy himself is a culpable violation of a 1987 Cory Constitution.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

I could not agree more with someone who says, “Mr. President, you have already lost your credibility as a trustworthy leader"...Another one said, "We can’t wait for him to end his term, we’re waiting for his impeachment...I’m one of his bosses and I want him to step down now!” Tsk tsk tsk.


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 142.134.176.62

Comments

With President's unequivocal desire to extend his term, the issue has changed to what comes next for the country? Is there anybody in the country worthy and reliable to follow what has been started? That is an important question because the country's is gripped with the ever-widening culture of corruption and chasing the crooks would invariably take time and resources.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

Despite the fact BS Aquino is facing 4 impeachment complaints and at least 2 plunder cases but here in the LAND of LADRONES are bunch of cheer-leaders in the persons of padrino Belmonte, omni-present Roxas, porky Drilon and a bunch of die hard fanatics are still callously clamoring for BS Aquino's term extension. This is very funny indeed! The constitution is not like a lastiko (rubber band) that can stretched according to the whims and caprices of a sitting president. Besides in a working democracy we do not reward a crooked president. Instead we (the people) punish him!


Name: DIND DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

BS Aquino is just like a college student enrolled in a 6 year college program. He did not complete his homework, pass the test, and attend classes. He was about to get an incomplete grade at the end of the course and he was begging his instructor (the Filipino people) to give him more time (some kind of a make-up period or term extension) to complete what was required to pass the course. This is a simple analogy I would like to offer in the light of this discussion we are having. Note that PNoy spent inordinate amount of time talking about WANG WANG even highlighting it on his SONA. He was never assigned that piece of homework. He left the case of Arroyo and the Ampatuan (as his homework) unattended.


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA County, CA USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

Comments

Re: The next President. Assuming the constitution is not amended.. The Pnoy won't run. Here comes the next President, President Jejomar Binay, Family members: Dra. Binay former Mayor of Makati; Junjun Binay- Mayor of Makati; Nancy Binay Senator of the Phil.; Abigail Binay. Congresswoman for Makati. They all are paid by the Filipino people. Hindi ba parang nakakahiya iyon?


Name: Jorge Villanueva
City/State/Country: Canada
IP Address: 47.54.134.206

Comments

Here's a critical question. Does the country have a better option after Pres. Aquino's term is over? With a growing accusation that Vice- President Binay is himself part of the flock that " corrupt together," who among the remaining politicians is free of the shadow of the evil scourge? That's the $64 dilemma, (sorry, with inflation it's now worth $64,000).


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 70.167.178.60

Comments

Do we as a nation have hard-won changes in the last 4 years of BS Aquino governance as what PNL suggested? The obvious answer is of course NOPE! If the editorial would argue, then what are those hard-won changes are we talking about? In fact (as an example) Abad (the brain behind DAP) is still around, Drilon is still around as senate president, Alcala, and those corrupt officials are still around. Seems they are untouchables and well-protected.


Name: cordapia
City/State/Country: tarlac
IP Address: 70.167.178.60

Comments

[Someone] says, "President Noy (must) be having another term, one reason is, to continue his reform agenda and to give conclusion to major cases like Ampatuans." The same thing with other fanatics opinion. The question is what are those reform-agenda are you talking about? The Ampatuans case started in 2009 (during the time of GMA) and it's been 4 years that this Aquino regime was not able to resolve! His friends facing thievery (like Acosta, Gen. De Leon, etc) are even either given juicy positions or promoted . So what reforms are you talking about?


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

Extending the limits of Pnoy's presidential term is an amendment to the constitution which could only be done by: (A) by a super super majority of 3/4 of the members of Congress or (B) by a constitutional convention (C) proposed by 12% of registered voters ( area democracy in action) "of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter." This is the problem with most people, they love to do "shortcuts." that the Supreme Court will eventually strike down as unconstitutional.


Name: Andy
City/State/Country: Seattle, Washington
IP Address: 174.24.195.171

Comments

I don't know much of Pres. B. Aquino, but I know what he has done as President that previous presidents has no political will to improve the Philippine situation in many aspects, but to take advantage of their power to make themselves richer everyday, because they believe majority of Filipinos are stupid. So given a choice I would like Pnoy to continue a second term and after him change the constitution again back to where it was to prevent a future opportunistic president.


Other Comments


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

[Someone] is really a hard grader. He never gave PNOY a passing mark but all "F"s. So I begin to question his norm if he were a classroom teacher (which he professed) who had a student who misses his classs in probably 7 out of 10 but submits all homework and assignments and passes all his test with flying colors, does the student deserve to fail his course? In the same breath what seems to be the missing traits in PNOY that makes him a terrible president and weak commander in chief (because the president never got into a shooting war with China?) Is that a measure of inability to defend a small island in South China Sea that is claimed by other countries? also No solid proof of ownership?


Name: deo
City/State/Country: flour-flower city
IP Address: 66.66.203.16

Comments

[Someone]: Talagang mahina ang kokote mo! During our time, they don't test us for naturalization, although after going over the original documents (transcript of school records, diploma, certificate etc) which I submitted together with my petition for Immigrant visa as 3rd preference in Manila, circa '69, if it was a test, the Clerk of Court asked me "who is the current U.S. President?". Unsmiling, quizzically I looked at her, she must be kidding, I thought! She laughed, I laughed and that was it! Pinoy of your "low caliber" to be kanonized ay magdaan ka sa butas ng karayom! hehehe.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

[Someone]: You could not use that argument that Gracie Poe should come out in the open and say: "yes Macoy was my dad." Osmena and Quezon never came out in the open and claimed that they were bastardos. Did you challenge Senator JV Ejercito that he too was a bastard? What is your point of bringing that issue of illegitimate and non-illegitimate children? Let me tell you this: Confucius was an illegitimate son, Lawrence of Arabia was, and so was Leonardo da Vinci. In case you are not aware, Eva Peron was a love child.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

This kind of commentary should not have been written and disseminated: "But President Aquino III must disclose to the public during impeachment about the legitimacy of DAP. Congress power of investigation must be utilized to unmask the corruption of self-perpetuating elite & the perennial acquisition of ill-gotten wealth by members of political dynasties." SC ruled on DAP but the motion of reconsideration has yet to be heard. As to PDAF, the Supreme Court had ruled its constitutionality twice since 1991 but what were the circumstance that made the current form of PDAF unconstitutional? The member of Congress were the beneficiaries of both programs. Why kill the hen that lays the golden eggs? I am dumfounded by the "logic" of this writer.


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

This is the weakest of the weak argument on the subject of discourse: [Someone]: If you are still a "baby" don't argue with "nakakatanda sa iyo". Pasulong ka pa lang, pauwi na kami. Or if you are also an old person, say, like me hehe, eh " Knowledge is not exclusive to septuagenarians. In fact medical findings show that as a person advances in age, his mental faculties regress faster than his age. Neurons degenerate and synaptic connections get weaker. Responses are delayed and the depth of of one's logic is all screwed up. HELLO? DO YOU REMEMBER ME?


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.113.77.19

Comments

Sino ba nagsusulong at sobrang masigasig na ma-impeached si PNoy?..... di ba sila yong excited umupo sa Malacanang? Sila yong gusto pumalit sa mga cabinet members ni Aquino. Sa ating bansa hindi nawawala ang pagkagahaman ng isang taong mahilig umupo sa pwestong pinagkakakwartahan. Isa-isahin lang yang mga nagsusulong ng impeachment, lalabas din lahat ng mga kaso nila sa corruption. Akala mo napakalilinis. Suriin kaya ng Administrayon yang mga nagsusulong ng impeachment kung talagang malilinis sila.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 178.113.77.19

Comments

Magisip-isip na dapat ang mga Pilipino. Kung sino ang nakikitaan ng pagbabago dyan na tayo kaysa sa makipagsapalaran pa. Kung pakakawalan pa natin ang partido ni PNoy, malamang walang katapusan na namang daldalan ng sama ng loob. Sisisihin ko talaga si Mocking at Aisi kasi puros kontra kay PNoy e maayos na sana. Wala kasing contentment at gusto perpekto agad... huh nakakabanas. Pero, sure ako LP pa rin. Gogogo!


Name: ding dong
City/State/Country: dongon samar
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

[Someone]: Instead of this statement: "The fact is, the culture of corruption can't be solved without the acquiescence, the discipline or united effort of the major segment of the population.." it should have been better sending the message of mitigating corruption if only the public will disagree or express their dissent instead of remaining quiet or accommodating errant public officials. DOJ should have been there putting on the brakes and saying "STOP.", but they were no where in sight! BRAKE MALFUNCTION!


Name: DING DONG
City/State/Country: DONGON, SAMAR
IP Address: 67.250.86.169

Comments

This is how judicial review should be interpreted and not how [someone] sees it unless he has a legal mind of his own : "Separation of powers is based on the idea that no branch of government should be able to exert power over any other branch without due process of law; each branch of government should have a check on the powers of the other branches of government, thus creating a regulative balance among all branches of government. The key to this idea is checks and balances. In the United States, judicial review is considered a key check on the powers of the other two branches of government by the judiciary, although the power itself is not granted by the Constitution."


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

(1/2) To [someone] about Grace Poe: You missed the whole point. It's not as if Marcos was an ordinary person who became President. He was an evil tyrant who dragged the country into the abyss. Any offspring of his would naturally have his DNA, which is the genetics of an evil man. Quezon's and Osmeńa's paternity should not even enter the conversation because their "fathers" were never Presidents, much less Tyrants. Let me ask you. How would you feel about a person (candidate or not) if said person is Hitler's or Idi Amin's Love child? (cont)…..


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

(Grace Poe 2/2) cont….Based on your Grace Poe arguments are you saying people should vote for BongBong or Imee Marcos should they run for President? In the first place why are there millions of Filipinos foreswearing them? Answer: Because they are the children of Marcos. I am not imputing anything on Grace Poe but should she run for President the fact that Marcos is her biological father (assuming it is proven) will be her crucible.


Name: Lester Boyle
City/State/Country: Rich Hill
IP Address: 69.174.58.36

Comments

Someone commented before that the judiciary was the least powerful of all branches of government. There is no truth to that assertion considering this logic: if the Court could put a check on both legislative and executive branches, who puts a check on the court? Note that Marcos dissolved Congress except the court because it was the only institution that could put a face of legitimacy during military or dictatorial rule. Presidents have term limits but justices have none; age plays no role.


Name: Lester Boyle
City/State/Country: Rich Hill
IP Address: 69.174.58.36

Comments

Some septugenarians believe that they are the fountain of knowledge where others could drink. In fact when the younger generation attempts to drink a bit to quench his knowledge generational conflict ensues. The reason being that the older a person gets, the more likely he becomes close-minded, confrontational and rigid. The older guy thinks he is the "extreme hard drive" and the new "ios" He will never mention to you that his phone is rotary, it is connected to the wall and that his phone number starts with a word like "butterfield 66-0210" He still ues carbon paper to get duplicates and remembers LSMFT.


Name: As I See It
City/State/Country: CebuCity/SanDiego,CA
IP Address: 107.217.12.124

Comments

The dean of San Beda College’s Graduate School of Law says, "PNoy is setting a dangerous precedent especially since Aquino’s motive is to clip the powers of the Supreme Court. It shows BS Aquino's authoritarian streak when he wants to keep his actions beyond the pale of judicial review. It is when we have such a President that we need judicial review most." I AGREE 100%. I


Name: Phil Researcher
City/State/Country: LA County CA USA
IP Address: 98.112.130.24

Comments

RE: Philippine Politicians- Ito ang gusto kung sabihin sa ating mga mataas na Puwesto E.g. Congressman, Senador, Mayor:. Noong wala pa sa politica.. alang ala yan ngayong naging, gobernador, Senador, Representante na ay naku biglang yaman .(with very few exceptions.)


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Pag dating sa argumento ng;-- na dapat nga ba naipagpatuloy ang democratikong system ng Nation-wide at local electioneering sa bansang Pilipinas? ang sagot ng mga nakakarami sa forum na ito at sa nakakaraming mamayang may kakitiran sa logical at rhetorical na argumento, sure ang sagot mo, sila, gusto nyu ang gong-gong, very obsolete na systema sa paghanap ng matinong manunungkulan sa bayan. Tatanungin ko kayong mga na brain wash na kahalintulad ng festival ng religion election, tuwang tuwa kayu pag dumarating ang election, Ha? alam nyu kung anong kademyuhan ang dulot ng election, but you people, still like it.hehehe


Name: Dakila
City/State/Country: Pilipinas
IP Address: 27.33.69.203

Comments

Pasinsiya na kayu kung na a'annoyed kayu sa argumento ko, na ang Nation-wide at Local election at ang Commission on Election ay isang uri institution ng isang bansa para pigilin ang pagunlad ng economya, just a waste ng salapi ng bayan sa institution'g ito. Para sa akin sa uri ng ating kultura at kahirapan sa pangangailangan ng salapi para ipaayos (repair) ang mga nasirang mga bridges & roads at eskuwilahan sa boong bansa dahil sa devastation ng typhoon dumadaan sa ating bansa taon taon, MABUTI PANG I'ABOLISH ang Commission on Election at wala ng election, at ang salaping budget sa institution'g ito ay magagamit instead sa pag papagawa ng mga nasirang public infrastructure ng bansa.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

INTERESTING. The Chief Justice of the PHL Supreme Court told off Aquino, saying the Constitution is supreme. Without a doubt it is, otherwise there will be anarchy. But the interesting thing is that Sereno is Aquino's appointee. And the anti-Aquino people had always said that she would be a tuta of Aquino in the same way Thief Justice Corona was of Arroyo. Well, the unfolding events proved that Sereno has her own judgment, separate and independent from everyone including the man who appointed her, Aquino. The allegation that she was a quid pro quo appointee can therefore be put to rest.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

BAGONG UGONG: Binay-Villar tandem in 2016. Remember Binay gave a hint that he wanted a businessman as his running mate? Well, it's beginning to take shape with these new whispers. But Binay (who had nothing) and Villar (who also had nothing), then became Billionaires as soon as they were elected public officials, would you risk giving them the highest offices in the PHL? If this team ever become the next caretaker of the land that would be the country's denouement.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

Binay says he will not testify in the ongoing Senate probe of his alleged kickbacks. He said that he wants to see the questions first and will testify in his own good time. Well, if he is hoping that succeeding events would blow over this matter and the people would forget about it, he is mistaken. The more he weaves and ducks, the more he hems and haws the more this matter will stick. And more accusations about other anomalies will surely surface as 2016 nears. If he did not do anything wrong why is he avoiding the hearing? This is precisely the Forum where he could display and exhibit his "Honesty" and ability to govern well. This is his golden chance to impress the filipino people with his integrity.


Name: HMSomeone
City/State/Country: USA
IP Address: 74.77.36.177

Comments

DID YOU NOTICE that of the 50 Richest People in the PHL 22 are of totally Chinese heart, soul and being? Not just Filipinos of Chinese extraction (like Ongpin) but Chinese as in Chinese in China? Their wealth is also stated in US Dollars. And here we are arguing about politics! These Chinese billionaires are bleeding the country dry. They also seem invisible. They never get directly involved or even get mentioned in any anomalies. All they do is make zillions and zillions of money in the PHL. BUT that is NOT their fault.


Name: Larry
City/State/Country: Ralto, Ca
IP Address: 76.168.137.166

Comments

Former Vice Mayor Mendoza's concern about his life maybe true. Remember how the Mayor responded to the security guards at Dasmarinas, when he called the Makati Police to intimidate /arrest the poor guys? Don't you notice how all newspapers and TV news presented the Senate hearing wherein all of them reported only the details favoring Binay? Only Solar news was truthful. A repeat of Marcos's tactics during Martial Law. Ilocano kasi. They are the only political family with 4 setting members in the whole country. Masyado ang ambisyon . Nakakatakot ito.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 77.118.163.206

Comments

Miriam is aspiring to be president? Many people says she's tepat. Do we need a tepat president? We still need to educate her on her manners.... The way she speaks, I don't think the whole world will admire her. She's only expert in marketing.... how to sell stupid jokes to young ones who are easy to entertain.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 77.118.163.206

Comments

Ang mga teachers lalo na sa elementary ay dapat may regulasyon na nagtatanong din sa kanilang estudyante kung sila ay minamaltrato ng magulang. Kung nakakakita ang teachers ng mga pasa sa katawan at tipong malungkot, dapat kinakausap at tinatanong kung anong nangyari. Hindi dapat binabalewala. Dapat ireport sa kinauukulan. Kung minamaltrato din lang, may karapatan ang gobyerno na kunin at sila ang magpaaral at arugain at may mga sariling tirahan sa pamamahala ng gobyerno at pagsubaybay. Mawawalan na ng karapatan ang magulang. At pagdating nila ng 18, saka sila makakapagdesisyon ng kanila. Ibang magulang ay abuso at walang pagmamahal sa anak. Maging mahigpit sana ang gobyerno natin sa pagpapatupad ng batas para sa kapakanan ng bata.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.220.110.63

Comments

Ang society natin ay nuts .... kulang sa lamig kulang sa init... means.. hirap intindihin, maraming matalino nga ba? totoo nga bang sankatutak ang mapanghusga, pumapatol sa mga balitang kutsero at mga tsismisang galing sa barbershop at sangkatutak na teleserye na sinusubaybayan ng maraming tamad. Sa ating bansa ay nakakatuwang nakakainis. Kahit saan maraming nakasabit kaya mga isipan ng mga tao sabit sabit din. Yan ang dambuhalang pamana ng mga walang kakwenta-kwentang programa sa radyo o telebisyon man at sa pangit na edukasyon.


Name: Marie
City/State/Country: Batangas
IP Address: 46.220.110.63

Comments

Laging may problema MRT? Sa bansang Austria ay pwedeng kumuha ng pag-aaral tungkol sa mga tren dahil sa bansang yan halos source ng transportation ay tren. Sila ay sikat sa ganyang transportasyon. Kuntento ang mga taxpayers sa maayos na palakad. Si Abaya at ibang opisyal ay dapat may mahusay na experience sa ganyang uri ng trabaho.



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