YouTube Worldview Interviews Philippine President Aquino

PINOYs now have a chance to ask questions to Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III via YouTube Worldview Interview, a first in Asia.






presented along with abs-cbnnews.com, ANC, World View is a series of monthly interviews with the world’s foremost leaders, where you ask the questions. 


simply login to Youtube to post your question.  all questions should entered by oct28 and PNoy will be asked these questions live on nov4


you may also vote on a question previously posted by others.


let your views be heard, ask PNoy now!

Kenney’s Diaries: WikiLeaks’ Cables about the Philippines, Disturbing!

PINOYs who have been watching the news lately should be made aware and follow WikiLeaks‘ disturbing revelations lately.  shortly after releasing 05MANILA2359, WikiLeaks introduced more intriguing cables about the Philippines and show the US diplomatic officials’ analysis of the country’s affairs. 

in the passed days, more cables were released which includes the following:

  • [05MANILA2670] ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s knowledge of her husband and son’s involvement in illegal gambling 
    • “First Gentleman Jose Miguel ‘Mike’ Arroyo’s behavior, in particular, is damaging the credibility of the government and hinders President Arroyo’s ability to implement anti-corruption measures. Sycip claimed that Mike Arroyo is heavily involved in the illegal gambling or ‘jueteng’ networks and closely connected with major smuggling syndicates (ref B).  President Arroyo, according to Sycip, is aware of her husband’s misdeeds, but she is unwilling to do anything to curb his activities because he was instrumental in marshaling campaign donations and is now keeping those supporters in line to help her maintain her grip on power.”
  • [94MANILA13414] the Moro rebels hunting down ‘high-value’ terrorists (Abu Sayyaf Group and Jemaah Islamiyah in Mindanao)
  • [09MANILA2408] US nixed ‘hip-shooter’ Gonzales as defense chief
  • [07MANILA809] ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hand-picking Ebdane to “manage” 2007 polls
  • [05MANILA1808] US thinks Oversees Filipino Workers (OFWs) are “The ‘Masa’ as a Political Force” which saves the country from a social unrest.
  • [94MANILA13414] Libya gave ex-President Fidel Ramos P5M in the 1992 elections 
  • [09MANILA2290] 2010 Presidential Manny Villars thinks lowly of Loren Legarda
    • “That left Senator Loren Legarda, whom he did not hold in terribly high regard and whose signature issue — the environment — did not really resonate with voters, but whom many Filipinos consider ‘pretty’ so Villar thought he could ‘learn to live with her’ as a running mate.”
  • [09MANILA1414] ex-US Ambassador to the Philippines, Kristie Kenney thinks Cory Aquino has “weak leadership style” 
    • “Revered as a hero for taking the reins of power at a difficult moment in Philippine politics, and at a time of great personal loss, President Aquino leaves behind an incomplete transition to democratic governance that, while marked by great personal freedom for Philippine citizens, never seems to have properly taken root in the institutions that must handle the difficult task of governing a diverse and divided society. Her moral leadership, while coming at an important time for the Philippines, never fully compensated for her weak leadership style.”
  • [05VATICAN500] Vatican’s pressure of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) not to support protests calling for the resignation of ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2005
  • and lastly former US ambassador Kristie Kenney thinks current Philippine President Noynoy Aquino is “diffident and unassertive” 
    • “Senator Aquino’s confident, energetic announcement today was a stark contrast his diffident performance last week….It remains unclear whether Aquino can turn his shy, reserved qualities into strengths.”

now tagged by some as “Kenney’s Diaries,” these are truly shocking if indeed true! the question now is should we – PINOYs – believe all these stuff?

here’s an interactive timeline of the WikiLeaks cables:

Who is WikiLeaks? (wikileaks.org) “WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.”
Wikileaks began on November 28th 2010 publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.
The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February 2010, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.

see more [abs-cbnnews.com]
 

P-Noy’s Facebook Fan Page Taken Down

the rise in fans subscribed to Philippine President, Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy)’s official Facebook page is now being questioned as some IT PINOYs think they were moved to this page from a previous fan page.

in light with the current news of the waning ratings of PNoy, his previous fan page (http://www.facebook.com/noynoy.aquino), which has over 2mil fans was reportedly taken down because it contained comments critical of the current administration. allegedly, this was reportedly an initiative of PNoy’s staff.

creators of the fan page, Ben Totanes and Betty Abrantes set up the FB page in 2009 after the death of ex-president Cory Aquino.

Presidential Communications Group head Sec. Herminio Coloma has this to say, “It is clear… that Facebook Management seeks to minimize confusion that may arise from the existence of more than one Official Facebook Fan Page for a public official —in this case, for President Aquino.” (citing Facebook’s policies that disallow the creation of accounts without authorized consent)

read more [gmanews.tv]

PNoy’s Official Government Website is Now Up!

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino’s official government website is finally up, visit www.president.gov.ph!

the page hosts news, updates, photo/video gallery, PNoy’s cabinet information and “panata” (promise) of transparent governance.

IT Pinoys eager to post comments can easily do so by accessing PNoy’s Facebook, Twitter, Friendster, Youtube and Multiply pages.

As early as now, www.president.gov.ph has already received hits from as many as 94 different countries.

read more [abs-cbnnews.com]

P-Noy’s Inauguration

IT PINOYs here and around the world rejoices as they welcome the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, P-Noy (President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III).


P-Noy spoke of hope, change, cited ordinary IT PINOY issues like dealing with the “wang wangs” (in the country government officials used to do counter flows or alarm motorists on the road to give way for them via their sirens), and called all Filipinos his BOSS.. kewl!!!

watch the live streams [here]

it has also now become the #1 Twitter trending topic worldwide! alongside is Noel Cabangon who rocked today’s inauguration.
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