Sunday, November 29, 2009

How Aquino-Roxas should handle the MILF issue

1) Make negotiations with MILF more transparent than during previous administration.

2) Willing to consider amending the constitution to move peace process forward.

3) Invite MNLF to the table for consultation and negotiations. Hindi pwedeng hindi sila kasali. Kasi paano na kung na-ayos na ng Philippine Gov't at MILF ang differences nila pagdating sa lupa at status ng Mindanao, pero hindi sang-ayon ang MNLF sa kasunduan na ito? Sila naman ang mag rerebelde?

Parang Hamas at Fatah kasi ang MILF at MNLF. Mas mabuti na i-encourage silang mag-unite (since MILF is an offshoot of MNLF) as one para iisang grupo na lang ang kausap natin.

4) Ang GOV'T-MILF agreement sa mga areas na affected ay idadaan sa referendum.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Erap's poll ratings before Edsa Dos

cut and pasted from my old post back in 2006:

ERAP TRUST RATING STILL HIGHER THAN GMA (Dec. 23, 2000)

MORE PINOYS WANT ERAP TO STAY -- SURVEY (Dec. 18, 2000)

Believe it or not, most Filipinos still pin their hopes of a better life on President Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada.

A nationwide Social Weather Station (SWS) survey commissioned by ABS-CBN showed that at least 47 percent of the respondents believed that President Estrada should set aside politics and focus on sustaining the social and economic gains the country has been achieving in recent months.

Despite a brewing political crisis, the Philippines achieved a significant 5.8-percent growth in its Gross National Product and a 4.8-percent upswing in its Gross Domestic Product.


ERAP’S POPULARITY STEADY - PHIL STAR SURVEY (Dec. 12, 2000)

ERAP TRUSTED BY MORE FILIPINOS THAN OPPOSITION, RELIGIOUS LEADERS - SURVEY Dec. 6, 2000

MORE FILIPINOS AGAINST ERAP RESIGNATION - PULSE ASIA SURVEY Dec. 2, 2000

MANILANS AGAINST ERAP'S RESIGNATION -- SURVEY Nov. 21, 2000

LAKAS SURVEY SHOWS ERAP SNAP POLL WIN -- PALACE Oct. 27, 2000

ERAP POPULARITY UP IN SURVEY Oct. 18, 2000

ERAP SHOULD NOT RESIGN -- SURVEY Oct. 16, 2000

Comment: Most of the surveys showed erap was more popular than the opposition at that time and most say that he shouldn't resign -- pero natanggal pa rin siya.