A good friend of mine used to say “Run on your merits and not on the demerits of others.” Tama sya doon.
Yesterday, I read Korina’s column in Philippine Star. Nakakatawa kasi makikita mong insecure sya sa mga ginagawa ni Senator Villar who is on top of his game.
Here are some comments of the readers:
|“||anong wala si Roxas kay Villar
si Roxas anak ng trapo, mayaman, hindi naghirap – Si Villar mahirap na nag-kusa at yumaman kung kasalan ang yumaman kay Korina lang ito may kasalanan kasi obvious kanino pa ba ito si-sip- sip siempre sa syota.
anong nagawa ni roxas – mr palenke raw . kasi siya ang may ari ng farmers. tingnan mo ang presyo sa farmers market naku mahihilo ka. sa laki ba naman ng upa ng mga tindera/tindera kanino ipapatong ang renta eh di sa mamimili. ito bay kayang trabahuhin para sa mamayan kesa puro batikos na alang si Korina na wala naman nasasabi sa mga gawain mo kuno para sa mahihirap. anong dating mo Mar. at saka paki sabihan mo narin si korina na wala ng naniniwala sa manok niyang si kuratong baleleng kasi basa na ito at laos na… wala ng asim kung baga.
Mabuti pa korina para makatulong ka ki Dyowa mo ay sumulat ka nalng ng tungkol sa mag nagawa niya para makatulong sa rating niya kesa puro ka patutsada o baka naman wala ka rin alam sa mga nagawa ng manok mo. mabuti na si Loi puro papauri sa anak niyan majority fllor leader. gayahin mo na lang ang style in Loi.
|“||Si manny villar ay mabuting ama at mapagmahal na asawa. Responsableng padre de familia. Tumutulong sa mahihirap. Gawa hindi ngawa. Di tulad ng iba dyan… all bark no bite!
Kung magdala lang ng pamilya di pa makaya, pilipinas pa?
Cast the first stone!
|“||Sana lang ay hindi mo sinulat ito Madam Koring para bumango rin ang pangalan ni Mar dahil partner mo sya ngayon. Lahat ng tao ay nagkakamali at bahagi yan ng pagkatao natin. Ikaw ba Miss Koring… hindi ka nagkakamali? Tayo ang huhusga nyan pagdating ng eleksyon pero sabi nga nila mas magiging maanghang ang labanan pag may mga kontrabida.
Ano nga ba ang nagawa na ni Mar? Hindi bat mas bagito sya kumpara kay Villar? Ano na ba ang napatunayan nya mula nung pumasok sa politika? Oo nga naman bat ka susulat ng negatibong artikulo tungkol kay Mar?
Alam kong gawain nyo yan at yan ang pinagkakakitaaan nyo pero kung ayaw mong tirahin ng ibang writers ang Mr. Mar Roxas mo eh tigilan mo rin ang paninira. OFW ako dito sa Saudi pero ang ginagawa ni Villar eh malaking tulong sa ibang pamilya kahit pa ginagawa nya yun para tumaas ang rating nya para sa nalalapit na election. Ano ba depinisyon ng moral at immoral sa mga katulad ninyo? Hwag mong diktahan ang isip ng tao sa pamamagitan ng panulat mo para bumango lang ang pangalan ng Mar mo. Kung tutuusin wala pa namang napapatunayan si Mar !! Ano? Ang mag-rigodon sa mga palengkeng bayan para bantayan ang merkado? Achievement ba yun? Para kasing excited ka na maging 1st Lady eh… hi hi hi !!! Sana nga malinis ang intensyon mo dahil kung hindi eh sarili mo ang niloloko mo bukod pa dun eh nagkakasala ka sa Diyos.. Amen.
“Bagong taon ay magbagong buhay.”
I was elated to read in the newspapers that there were lower number of injuries caused by fireworks and stray bullets than in previous years. It must be the rains.
Naantig din ako sa new year’s resolution ni diyosa. Sana mabasa ng husband niya at lalo niyang ma-appreciate ang asawa niya.
I’m thankful I survived another year. Thank God.
Here’s my wish for everyone: Sana matupad ang mga resolutions nyo sa taong ito.
Peace, Love and Joy
I’d like to share this a guest post by Danny Daguio. The article was first posted in villar2010.ning.com – Koenig
I wrote this to a friend of mine who works with NEDA sometime in September 2008. He wanted me to give him an idea of the kind of person MBV is so he could share it with some of his kababayans from the north of the Philippines. I am re-posting this for the benefit of the new members of this site. Thank you to those who took their time to comment and sent me emails of encouragement.
We all need to carry our belief in THE MAN, the only one left who can really give our beloved country the chance it deserves. If we all feel it, think it, believe it…… WE WILL SUCCEED!!!!
Manny used to tell us, his close friends from UP BA, that he enjoyed our company a lot more than being with politicians. I guess he was a lot more comfortable with us because we never would ask him for anything, we just enjoyed his company and being just what we are, no pretenses, we would laugh a lot, sharing jokes. At times , we would be talking about the state of our nation, the problems, and he always felt that he gets honest feedback from us. You very well know that politicians can be your friend one day and be on the opposing side the next.
He also told us about the gaunlet of vested interest people and groups, that for one to get to the pinnacle of government…to the highest office, you need to be able to ride through murky and troubled waters, you have to play politics sometimes and you try to get a consensus as often as you can. Many never get to be President even if they have honest intentions and good aspirations for the country because they get waylaid very early by these interest groups and ambitious politicians who only think about themselves.
He would also say, if you try to get mileage from other’s mistakes or you attempt to brush others as though you have all the answers and only you can solve the problems, you sometimes fall into the trap of not getting to the bottom of the problem and coming up with a half bake solution. Also, in the end, you will be found out as someone who really jumps the gun in every opportunity to get political score or, as they say, instant publicity.
We would ask him why go to the trouble of inheriting the big problems that the country face, when in fact he is already a made man, very rich in his own right. Why the need to run for President? To that he says, he has always wanted to be remembered as having brought the country to greater prosperity amidst the quagmire of worldwide upheavals. He does not want to be remembered as a rich businessman but someone who has done something for his country. I heard him say once, the famous Kennedy line, “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”.
He says, the biggest problem that a Presidential candidate faces is the huge expenditure for the campaign. Most often, the President-elect gets indebted to the rich businesses or vested interests groups. The President’s hands then get tied once payback time comes. Because he is willing to fund his own campaign, he believes this will be good for the country as he can then make decisions for the good of many, if not all, without having to worry about succumbing to political pressure. He welcomes financial support from anyone but, in the final analysis, he does not want these to carry any sort of political blackmail.
I am very close to his brother, Jojo, and was once with him and another brother Cesar, who now has passed away. Jojo told me that he and Cesar cannot get favours for other people with their big brother…it is so difficult and oftentimes have given up. One thing you must know about Manny is that he abhors nepotism but will not shy away from giving a friend a position of responsibility if that friend is qualified for the job and is of good character.
All his siblings are successful people in their own right. Jojo, for one, was the Managing Director of a multinational German medical supplies company in their Philippine operations just before his retirement early this year. One of the sisters is a successful grocery and fish vendor for whom we bought our weekly food budget when my family was still in Manila.
You work with NEDA and I know that Romy Neri used to be your boss there. Romy is also a classmate and we would be together in reunions hosted by Manny for whenever I visit Manila. That is why, when this thing about ZTE broadband scandal came out, I would not believe that Romy would have profited at all from that deal. I know he is an honest person like all of us, his classmates. You just have to look at me…I am just like you, like many of us, simple not rich inspite of my close connection to Manny.
Manny is a very honest person. He does not believe in instant richness, You have to work for it. If one supports Manny because he thinks he can benefit from this support financially, he is in the wrong camp. But, if you think, you want the best for our country and you believe you can contribute something concrete, then you are right in supporting Manny Villar.
Loyalty is also something that Manny values highly. You can be a simple man but if you are a loyal friend to Manny, he will treasure that friendship.
I also remember a time when we were having a get together at a classmate’s house. At that time, many of us were preparing to leave the Philippines to try our luck in a foreign land. Some of us went to Canada, the USA, and I, for one, to Australia. Another of the guys was going to Singapore for an employment stint covering a few years. Manny commented (he was not yet in politics at that time), “what is it that you all know (that you are all leaving) that I don’t?” We told him, Manny…you are already made, we are not anywhere like you. He told us he was going to stick it through, for better or worse. A few years later, he became a Congressman.
I have been looking at all the Presidentiables but nothing or no one among them gets anywhere close to his qualifications. He is the only one who has been Speaker of the House, a three termer in Congress before becoming Senator and eventually Senate President. He also is bred educationally on Philippine soil and hence his perspective is genuine Filipino.
Personality wise, Manny is laid back, not prone to bouts of excitement and stress, very calm. He does not jump on issues simply to score points against his rivals. He thinks positive all the time and is not into destroying others for his own benefit. He wants success for everyone and he is proud of what others achieve.
He is approchable. One time, when he visited Sydney, he had no bodyguard when we were in Chinatown. We were waiting for Cynthia to get a few grocery items with Camille, I was with Manny standing at the door to Market City. We were just chatting when two young girls from the Philippines recognised him and said, Sir… pwede bang mag pakuha ng photo. Sure, sabi ni Manny, and he posed with the two..and guess who took the picture ;-))
Sa airport, he lines up like any other person does and goes through the checkpoint when this happens during his holidays. When I visit the Philippines, even if he knows I am coming, I too go through Customs like any other citizen does. My bags are checked like everyone else. I then go to the car park where my sundo is but I have to follow the law. He wants everyone to follow the law and also expects those working in government to follow the law.
At UP, we used to go out on Thursdays, kasi Fridays, we had no classes, this was reserved for exams. We formed the Thursday Club…(in the Senate, ito ang naging prototype ng kanilang Wednesday Club). We would go out to relax after a week’s study. Kakain kami sa Hong Ning, mami at siopao, then over to Fun Center sa Cubao. We would usually come home sa bahay namin sa Project 6, kasi mahirap na siyang makauwi sa Tondo at yung iba sa Malabon..para kaming tropa, nakahiga sa sahig, may banig naman at kutson…when we woke up, my mother would prepare breakfast for us. He remembers these and does have a soft spot for my Mom. (My mom, Estela Fermin Daguio is now 90 years and is the widow of the late Amador Taguinod Daguio; poet, nationalist, short story writer, teacher)
A bit late now…so I hope I have been able to convey my own understanding of the person that someday will be our President.
>I still believe in the power of divine providence
> in restoring leadership. As man proposes, God
> For so long, the specter of evil has influenced
> all sectors of society in the Philippines; that is
> why for so long, the people have suffered and
> continue to suffer from the bondage of want and
> poverty. But God so loves the Filipino people
> that someday He will provide a saviour to help
> resurrect the Philippines once again. We have a
> man like Villar who is honest, sincere and a heart
> for service for the people and will not stick to
> power and position but will sacrifice himself so
> that truth may prevail. Let us pray that the Lord
> will save our country from the perdition to come.
> – November 17, 2008, 9:20 pm
The Third Quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey, fielded over September 24-27, 2008, found 61% satisfied and 17% dissatisfied with the performance of Senate President Manuel Villar Jr.
The SWS survey confirms that the latest coup was politically motivated by the presidentiables. Manny Villar stills enjoys the credibility among the Filipino people but his fellow Senators still booted him out.
Senate President Villar’s net satisfaction (% satisfied minus % dissatisfied) is at +43, the highest compared to Vice-President de Castro’s +34 or Speaker Nograles’ -12.
Senate President Manny Villar today received an award in recognition of his unparalleled achievement in the real estate industry, especially in providing shelter to Filipinos of lower income groups.
The Chamber of Real Estates and Builders Associations, Inc. (CREBA), the country’s largest organization of real estate brokers, builders, developers, professionals, suppliers, and other allied professionals and businesses bestowed on Villar its first Lifetime Achievement Award during the gala night and culmination of its 2008 National Convention at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center in Subic, Zambales.
“This award is precious because it is conferred by distinguished peers and colleagues in the industry who know intimately the roadblocks and pathways along the way,” Villar, also the Nacionalista Party president, said.
“I suppose it was my sense of daring and a clear vision of where I wanted to be that served as my compass. I was driven by sipag, tiyaga at dasal,” he added.
Villar is being awarded to recognize his past and continuing contribution to the real estate industry as a key player in this sector, through his various subdivisions, commercial, condominium, town house, golf course and other developments, and his efforts and initiatives as a public servant, beginning with his stint as Representative of Las Piñas City, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Senator, and now as President of the Senate.
CREBA believes that Villar’s feat has not been equalled yet by anyone from the industry and its effect will be there for many years to come. They hope that the award will be an encouragement to other leading figures of the business.
Villar started venturing into the real estate business in 1975 after availing of a P10,000 loan, which he used to purchase two reconditioned trucks to start up a sand-and-gravel business. It was while delivering construction materials to big developers that Villar came up with the idea of selling house and lot packages.
He eventually became the biggest home builder in Southeast Asia , having built more than 100,000 houses for lower and middle-class Filipino families. His business achievements were featured in international publications such as Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia Week, Forbes, Asia Money and Asian Business Review.
The award was given by CREBA National President, Reghis Romero II, and the members of the Council of Leaders, which is composed of all past CREBA presidents. It was witnessed by convention delegates from different parts of the country as well as heads and other representatives from key shelter agencies, leaders from all the important and influential business organizations and local government officials.Source: Senate Press Releases, 25 October 2008 http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2008/1025_villar1.asp