Why not Noli de Castro?

This blog is fast becoming a photo gallery. Can I post something meaty today? :D How about politics?

More and more people are calling for President Arroyo’s resignation. With her silence, she is not allowing herself to exercise her priviledge of refuting the accusations against her. I’m about to believe that the “Gloria-gate” tape (actually, “Gloria-gate CD” is more appropirate) is true. Konti nalang!

Now, these people has one apprehension — there is no viable alternative to take Gloria’s post. Not even vice-president Noli de Castro. But just recently, it made me thinking — why not Noli? I mean, are they saying that Noli is bopols, must like what they think about Erap — that he cannot be a good President?

Let me take the unpopular position. Let me tell you why I think Noli de Castro is a very good alternative to Gloria Arroyo.

1. Untainted reputation. Please, don’t compare him to Erap. Yes, he may not be an economist or a lawyer. But Erap wasn’t kicked out because he doesn’t have a high-profile education. He was kicked out for corruption. Not that he cannot govern for just being an entertainer, he is corrupt! Now, aside from that unfounded accusation on Noli during the campaign period last year, I can’t remember anything that would taint his reputation for the last 4 years of holding a public office. He certainly isn’t another Erap unlike what others think he is.

2. Not a trapo. Now, Gloria IS a Trapo (non-Pinoys, that means “Traditional Politician”). Erap IS a trapo. Most of the senators are trapos. But Noli isn’t. He was a public servant in the field of media. Was a senator for 3 years. I still have to see a strain of a trapo in him. Trapo-beaters, sure Noli isn’t in your list.

3. Public servant. Unlike FPJ, I believe that a brodcaster like Noli de Castro is more capable of serving the public than that of an entertainer. He is more in touch with the real issues of the nation. Has been in the field hearing what people have to say.

4. Popular. Oh, this man is. Top notcher as a senator. And while there is still a controversy between him and Loren Legarda, I still believe that the general public love this guy. See what happens when we have an unpopular president such as Gloria Arroyo? If only the mid to higher class of our society can accept him as an alternative to Arroyo, together with the masses, I’m sure he can be one of the most loved president of our country.

Who says Noli de Castro can’t run a country? With proper guidance from men of integrity, he sure can manage this sin-sicked, corrupt nation. Why not consider him than thinking of other weird alternatives like a military hunta — especially that he is the legitimate successor in the first place.

Now, I don’t want to see the NBI in our door steps — I’m not an Atty. Ong asking the president to step down. I’m just trying to paint a scenario when and if ever Gloria heeds to pressure. I’m saying, why not Noli?

  • richard

    i agree!!!

  • richard

    i agree!!!

  • vanessa

    yah, i definitely agree..why not noli de castro…

    when it comes to filipino service he’s the best..and so far he’s the only clean politician…

  • vanessa

    yah, i definitely agree..why not noli de castro…

    when it comes to filipino service he’s the best..and so far he’s the only clean politician…

  • toshi

    why not noli? because i dont think he’s fit for the job. i cant believe y’all think that he’s a clean politician.. are we, filipinos really that push-overs? =(

  • toshi

    why not noli? because i dont think he’s fit for the job. i cant believe y’all think that he’s a clean politician.. are we, filipinos really that push-overs? =(

  • carlo

    as a well experienced newscaster, and a senator for 3 years who handled his work excellently, …i think noli is capable of governing our country! Remember, he who handle small things well can handle the greater things..!

  • carlo

    as a well experienced newscaster, and a senator for 3 years who handled his work excellently, …i think noli is capable of governing our country! Remember, he who handle small things well can handle the greater things..!

  • http://www.yahoo.com christine_de la salle araneta

    well,as for an alternative for GMA,nthing compares…he’s a well-known politicain and besides..malinis nga naman..if ever GMA would leave her presidency.how people should wish that it would be him who will replace the Presidents Chair…Am a pro-GMA actually, but our country never regard for her explanations but hopes are free..how i wish the that our country could cope up to it’s new environment w/ this very critical point…thanx..

  • http://www.yahoo.com christine_de la salle araneta university

    well,as for an alternative for GMA,nthing compares…he’s a well-known politicain and besides..malinis nga naman..if ever GMA would leave her presidency.how people should wish that it would be him who will replace the Presidents Chair…Am a pro-GMA actually, but our country never regard for her explanations but hopes are free..how i wish the that our country could cope up to it’s new environment w/ this very critical point…thanx..

  • Pocholo Martin

    kotongero kaya yan si de castro, kaya di dapat pagkatiwalaan.

  • Pocholo Martin

    kotongero kaya yan si de castro, kaya di dapat pagkatiwalaan.

  • Cristina

    Noli de Castro is not a good alternative, because for one that guy is a bogus vice president. Just like GMA who is a certified cheater, De Castro has long established a name for himself being a “kotongero”. In fact, he is more known as MR. KABAYAD DE CASHTRO. Many people especially the poor have been victimized by this Kotong king. No to Noli de Cash-tro.

  • Cristina

    Noli de Castro is not a good alternative, because for one that guy is a bogus vice president. Just like GMA who is a certified cheater, De Castro has long established a name for himself being a “kotongero”. In fact, he is more known as MR. KABAYAD DE CASHTRO. Many people especially the poor have been victimized by this Kotong king. No to Noli de Cash-tro.

  • Maron

    For me and the rest of Cebuanos, We firmly believe that de Castro is very much unfit to become the next president. He has been a senator for three years, but We can hardly remember any single accomplishment during his stay. What I remember is, he used to be the chairman of committee on silence for being silent all the time and always afraid of taking a stand on issues.

  • Maron

    For me and the rest of Cebuanos, We firmly believe that de Castro is very much unfit to become the next president. He has been a senator for three years, but We can hardly remember any single accomplishment during his stay. What I remember is, he used to be the chairman of committee on silence for being silent all the time and always afraid of taking a stand on issues.

  • Boyet

    Why not noli? Sure there’s no questions about his service to his country. We filipinos sometimes forget to look at the big picture. It doesn’t matter who we put in office if we filipinos don’t change Philippines will never see the progress that we’ve been fighting for. We have all the resources needed to improve our lives, our country. Konting disiplina ang kailangan natin. If we can’t change, we don’t need a President, we need a Magician.

  • Boyet

    Why not noli? Sure there’s no questions about his service to his country. We filipinos sometimes forget to look at the big picture. It doesn’t matter who we put in office if we filipinos don’t change Philippines will never see the progress that we’ve been fighting for. We have all the resources needed to improve our lives, our country. Konting disiplina ang kailangan natin. If we can’t change, we don’t need a President, we need a Magician.

  • Bob Marley

    Why not ? E d parang sinabi mo narin na Erap nanaman at masmatindi pa kay gloria to c gloria mayaman na nagpapayaman pa pro to c noli magpapayaman palang yari tayo dyan!

  • Bob Marley

    Why not ? E d parang sinabi mo narin na Erap nanaman at masmatindi pa kay gloria to c gloria mayaman na nagpapayaman pa pro to c noli magpapayaman palang yari tayo dyan!

  • Mon Yage

    noli?….may be…. choice of the lesser evil.. that’s the reality.

  • Mon Yage

    noli?….may be…. choice of the lesser evil.. that’s the reality.

  • VangeR_Soel

    why not VP Noli fro PRES…..hmmmmm it’s a big Question..WHY not ask ur self….that ” I CAN BE? hmmm…d ba…we did to elect and practice our rights to vote for our puplic officials both local and national….we did it…we did it…for how many times…did something else change…in our political situations…? NO..it become worst…YES in our economy their is a changes but definitely economy will change itself…may it worst may it good…not because of president or any official…it because of us “the people”….it is within us the body of people will do a CHANGE for our country…..if we mneed change we MUST change….it is a discpline in our part…be part of the history…try to do things that could contribute for the good the humanity….i hope u can do your part…..gud luck..

  • VangeR_Soel

    why not VP Noli fro PRES…..hmmmmm it’s a big Question..WHY not ask ur self….that ” I CAN BE? hmmm…d ba…we did to elect and practice our rights to vote for our puplic officials both local and national….we did it…we did it…for how many times…did something else change…in our political situations…? NO..it become worst…YES in our economy their is a changes but definitely economy will change itself…may it worst may it good…not because of president or any official…it because of us “the people”….it is within us the body of people will do a CHANGE for our country…..if we mneed change we MUST change….it is a discpline in our part…be part of the history…try to do things that could contribute for the good the humanity….i hope u can do your part…..gud luck..

  • da2

    tayo ,ikaw,ako ay tanga,bobo hindi marunong mag-isip>Bakit? ito ang sagot lahat ng binoto natin ay katangahan tulad ni gloria m. arroyo…inalis nya si estrada na binoto nyo na overwhelming na ina accused nyong magnanakawwwww..pero wala naman syang ninakaw la naman syang nilabag sa batas…si gloria & mike arroyo yata ang hari ng jueteng sa pampanga!

  • da2

    tayo ,ikaw,ako ay tanga,bobo hindi marunong mag-isip>Bakit? ito ang sagot lahat ng binoto natin ay katangahan tulad ni gloria m. arroyo…inalis nya si estrada na binoto nyo na overwhelming na ina accused nyong magnanakawwwww..pero wala naman syang ninakaw la naman syang nilabag sa batas…si gloria & mike arroyo yata ang hari ng jueteng sa pampanga!

  • dudu

    eto na naman katangahan natin……iboboto nyo na naman si de castro na sabi nya syay independent…e kampon din ni maliit na satanas yon e wala naman syang inaamin na pagnanakaw ni kampon ni satanas,,,ibig sabihin kasama sya ng mga kampon ni satanas..tanga + tanga ay equals pilipinong stupido….

  • dudu

    eto na naman katangahan natin……iboboto nyo na naman si de castro na sabi nya syay independent…e kampon din ni maliit na satanas yon e wala naman syang inaamin na pagnanakaw ni kampon ni satanas,,,ibig sabihin kasama sya ng mga kampon ni satanas..tanga + tanga ay equals pilipinong stupido….