1st-APLUMA!: P-Noy’s popularity ratings, new GF PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 July 2011 14:48

That’s correct. His Excellency’s popularity rating has gone down beyond the fifty-fifty line by four dismal points or 46% to be exact.
That may be good news to his critics and bad news to his KKK (Ka-klase, Kamag-anak, Kabarilan) tribe.

But no matter what. Clearly, P-Noy is not bothered by that, so said Palace Spokesman Edwin Lacierda.
In fact, according to the grape vine, P-Noy has a new squeeze, a Korean TV personality who happened to be present during the inauguration of a megawatt-power plant in Naga City, Cebu.
Panay daw ang pa-cute ng ating tabinats na el presidente. ‘Kaw na lang nga naman ang maging Presidente syempre iba ang arrive mo.

But, no matter. We might all end up counting his girls that he loved before and after.

Truly, ratings are not a problem provided the Chief Executive can handle with what’s expected of him and this could really be the real problem. He promised to lead us through “daang matuwid” remember?

Signs of tiny cracks on that “daang matuwid” are there starting their way up to get wider and bigger as gleaned from that infamous Luneta hostage drama.
Just yesterday, an early morning tele-radio program survey even showed that seven out of ten (7 of 10) Filipinos do not trust P-Noy anymore to succeed on the implementation of his programs throughout his six-year term.

We don’t think that survey selected people from the opposition because that particular network used to be the small kingdom of his sister Kris.
However,  Atty. Rene Saguisag, a former Cory Aquino Cabinet man, of course, says that  “P-Noy’s ratings are not exactly diving and they are nowhere near the atrocious ratings of his predecessor but he is learning fast that your popularity dissipates as soon as you start sitting in Malacañang.”

We can’t have our President governing and making decisions by the narrow thread of popular opinion. That is detrimental to good policymaking. A President should be willing to make unpopular but much needed decisions for the good of the country.

But this doesn’t also mean that the President should not heed what his approval numbers are saying. For a man who won 42 percent of the people’s votes—the popular President Joseph Estrada had only won 26 percent of the votes in the 1998 presidential election—the recent dip in Mr. Aquino’s popularity could mean trouble in the offing.”
Well said.

“Mr. Aquino’s number one problem is that so much is expected of him. He ran on a campaign theme touting him as the direct opposite of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo whose administration was wracked by corruption scandals. He said he will eradicate corruption and this is bound to improve people’s lives. If there is no corruption, there is no poverty, his slogan goes.”

Again, well said. And so, we rest our case for the moment.

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