Archive for June 9th, 2010

They have coined a new word, it’s a new tandem called NoyBi for the next six years.

Months ago, I’ve been blogging about the Philippines’ presidential  hopefuls.  Election was held last May 10, 2010, the first automated election in Philippine history and exactly a month after, the 15th president of the Republic will be proclaimed.  It’s the second time the Aquino family will be witnessing a member declared as the Philippine president.  Pres. Elect Noynoy is the only son of the late Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Jr. and Pres. Corazon Aquino, both icons of democracy.  At more than 15M vote cast in his favor, it was a landslide win.

For most of us Filipinos and for those who voted for him, he represents the hope of the Filipino people, a guy who is so consistent in saying that he will fight corruption and be transparent in his government.   The people have spoken and a few days from now, July 1, 2010, Pres. Noynoy will take over.  Let us show our support behind our new president.  Mabuhay ka Pres. Noynoy!  Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

Live at the Batasang Pambansa, it started at about 2:23pm with Sen. Jinggoy Estrada reading a message of congratulation from former Pres. Erap Estrada, who I believe, is abroad at the moment.  He has conceded and he believes that Pres. Aquino has the mandate of the Filipino people.

Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri and House Rep. Arthur Defensor jointly filed a motion for the declaration of Pres. Noynoy and Vice-Pres.Binay. The former delivered the Sponsorship of Canvassing Committee Report.  And the official tally were:

Aquino – 15 208,678 votes
Binay   – 14,645,574 votes

Momentous events.  History in the making.  Meet the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines.  Binay seemed to be a crowd favorite, he has the more resounding applause or maybe he has more followers who attended the event.  There were lots of people wearing yellow, obviously followers and supporters of Aquino.

Minority speaker Nene Pimentel joked about doing the proclamation in broad daylight and not during the witching hour.  He even translated the word PCOS into “Pres. Cory’s Only Son”.  There was rejoicing when the two were finally called to the rostrum.  I can’t help but be moved by the proclamation. Let us hope for a better Philippines. See the link for the full account of the event.



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