Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My top 10 list of unsenatoriables


The Grand Opposition, The Unity Ticket, The Wednesday Club, Richard Gomez, and Manny Pacquiao. Newsmakers of these days like no other. Forget everything but politics.

I may say, I have to vote and I have no choice but to vote. But who among them that I vote? Certainly, not Pacquiao. I am not from General Santos City... but the heck, if I happen to be from General Santos City, would I vote for him? hmmmm...

So I may just need to wrap up my no-holds-barred opinion about why I should not vote for these candidates:

1. Richard Gomez. Actor. Billboard model for Bench and Belo Medical Group, and some other products. Showbiz TV host. Athlete. Once represented Mamayan Ayaw sa Droga (MAD) but was disqualified via technicality by the COMELEC a few years back. I AM NOT AGAINST ARTISTS running for political office. It's just that Richard Gomez for me is one of the people who have good probability of being a mad politician. A tactless hosting encounter with Erik Santos/Ruffa last year is a real shallow. He's like another injustice secretary in the making. An incident with the Shooting Association members last year made headline. Damn! He can't even get along with a minor organization...

2. Aquino-Oreta, Sotto. Sister of Ninoy and the latter an Artist. Both are former senators. Both are former allies of Estrada. Known critic of the Arroyo Administration. Two of the strongest voices of the Arroyo Resign campaigns! Now jumped-ship! Once in an interview with DZBB, Oreta said that it's their affiliation with their party made them aligned with the administration. My goodness! Then what! After these guys win, jump ship again and shout madly at Arroyo to resign. This is purely political survival of the meanest.

3. Angara. Hmmmm... I have no question of his ability to be Senator. One of the best there is. But gracious! Why is he in the administration ticket? He's got chances of winning this race but I will not vote for him for jumping ship. Same reason as no.2.

4. Pimentel. Oh my goodness. Look, I may not be looking at his best potential but... I don't know really. I wonder if he can get Cagayan de Oro votes. His father even did not win when he ran for vice presidency on CDO. Other family names please!!! If he wins, the senate really becomes a family affair.

5. Cayetano. He's got good publicity in the past three years. One of the staunch critic of the Arroyo family, if not the staunchest. Maybe a good congressman, I am not sure of it. But in the case of talking about all the accounts the first family may have in Germany for me is so shallow. You can't just talk without evidence to show lah. Yes, maybe Mike Arroyo have a lot of bogus accounts in all the countries in the world but please show us first! Simple process engineering tool; No data. No talk. Second, I am not into the idea of having mother and son in the Senate... and so with brothers and sisters tandem.

6. Pangilinan. I love Sharon, to the max. My mother loves her too! Sealed the presidential elections with the word "Noted" and few years later shouted that Arroyo should resign... I don't know. He should have stood by his principles like the great injustice secretary. I would rather vote for Secretary Gonzales. I hate this guy to the max but this is the kind of guy who stands by his own principles even when hated.

7. Chavit Singson. Ilocos Sur Governor. Come on, give me a break...

8. John Osmena. Former Senator. I hope he becomes former senator for good. Aren't we tired of seing old faces with the same old style? his ads even tell me that "Hey Jay, we are here since the beginning and we should continue to reign until the end..." Great. Some other family names please...

9. Coseteng. Former Senator. I don't know her actually. Better not to know her lah.

Those are the ten of my list. I am still weighing options on who to vote from the remaining candidates.

And if I happen to be from GenSan? Manny, you have done really good already for our country. I still hope that your decision is not final yet. Please continue to do what you know best... boxing. Please...

7 comments:

Sef said...

You might want to add here that Chiz kid...

manilenya said...

ako walang iboboto basta wala period :)

hmmmn me isa pala si Bobby Tanada, teka nagregister ba sya the other day?

Jay Lagat said...

sef... i will definitely not vote for him!

Ate Nalen, di ko alam kung nagregister sya e... i'll inform you kung kung nakapasok sya kasi parang wala akong naririnig na Tanada sa mga balita e.

Musta na nga pala?

Dudut said...

reading your blog makes me glad na wala na ako dyan.but somehow, it also makes me sooo sad because it looks like our country's really going nowhere.(malalim na buntunghininga...)

Jay Lagat said...

dudut, thanks for visiting. hindi pa naman tayo nawawalan ng pag-asa di ba? hahaha!!!

ingat jan, ma'am! happy weekend!

eyna said...

hi kuya jay! ;)

sana may natitira pang matinong pagpipilian at di puro dynasty n showbiz.

richard gomez...yuckikadakdak. :D

Michael Lastimoso said...

Lets be wise to pick a good man to be place in senate and not just simply writing a name because of money. Lito Atienza