How Noynoy Aquino Can (Still) Win in May 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010 ·

Liberal Party presidential bet Noynoy Aquino still leads by an inch over Nacionalista Party's Manny Villar in the latest SWS presidential survey. But the latest survey released by Pulse Asia shows the two main proponents as statistically tied in the race, with +2/-2 margin of error.

While Noynoy still leads in the race, I have already stated in a previous article that Villar will win and become the next president of the Philippines. Why? Because the momentum is now on Villar, and the law of physics can attest that you need to give a stronger force in order to conquer that which is on the momentum.

But I believe it is not yet too late for Noynoy. He can still steal back the favor and emerge victorious after the counting of votes. But in order to do so, some drastic changes in his political strategies need to be implemented.

1. Get out of the shadow of Ninoy, Cory (and Kris). Limit the ads that state that you are related to them. Be your own man- show to the entire nation that you have your own identity. Brag about your accomplishments as a congressman and as a senator.

2. Don't stutter in your speech. This, you can do by being prepared in every forum and in every political sorties that you go to.

3. Make your platforms clear. It is not enough that you say you are against corruption, because for goodness sake, the presidential job is not just about fighting corruption, but in leading the entire nation.

4. Change your political advertisements immediately (and do not rap!). The best advertisement related to Noynoy Aquino I've seen so far is about him endorsing Pia Hontiveros for Senator, and not his own advertisement as a Presidential bet. To counter Villar's successful advertisements, why not employ Buboy Villar, Santino, and the Goin' Bulilit kids in your next advertisement?

5. Be visible together with Shalani Soledad. Man, Filipinos are very fond of love stories. Yours is already a very formidable love story to beat, and people will definitely buy in to that. Be always together, show your sweetness in public, sing and dance if you must in political sorties, and believe me, it can do wonders converting votes.

It is still about 3 months to go before the elections. It's never too late to try and change strategies.

Can Noynoy still pull off? Or will Villar get the job?


Anonymous said...
Sun Feb 14, 10:28:00 PM  

may punto....

Badong said...
Mon Feb 15, 01:31:00 AM  

personally,I dont want him to win

siyetehan said...
Mon Feb 15, 02:02:00 AM  

@johnrayan: i doubt, though, if he will ever follow. he has his own pr person to believe into, of course.

@badong: me neither.

David Tamayo said...
Mon Feb 15, 04:25:00 AM  

Problem with number one is that Noynoy has no real accomplishments to speak of. When asked what he felt were the qualifications he felt he had to become president he stated that 1. He was a member of a team that made Nike popular in the Philippines back in the 80's. (he was an employee) 2. That he was instrumental in increasing sugar production in the Philippines. (He was an employee in a family owned business)
3. That he was a congressman and a senator. (Elected as a congressman also using the name of his mother and father.) (As a senator has one of the poorest track record for job efficiency. He is personally responsible for only 2 laws.)
2. His speaking that you see in debates and on commercials is already practiced and coached. You can actually see him reading cue cards during his "Hindi ako magnanakaw" commercials.
3. Platform? Most of the LP are former stalwarts of the GMA presidency. The voting public cannot name off the top of their heads even one cause that he has personally championed.
4. Love stories? Look at Manny Villar. He has a wife of over thirty years. Three very well educated children. (Two of his sons graduated from Wharton.) You have never heard one negative thing about his family or about him cheating. That is a love story.

If in fact the above points are what Noynoy needs to win, (which sounds like a reasonable summation to me) Them Manny Villar will be the next president of the Philippines. ;o)

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Ely Biado said...
Wed Feb 17, 08:30:00 PM  

Manny Villar is the next President of the Philippines.

Hindi pa yan pulitiko namimigay na ng bahay.

O ngayon kampanya na, mamigay nga sila ng bahay sa mahihirap, kahit tig lilima lang bawat kandidato.

Only Villar can do that sort of thing.

Carlo said...
Fri Feb 19, 05:54:00 AM  

Good points. Its nice to know there are still unexploited ad areas in this elections. Noy might still win. I am not voting for him though.

It is a wonder how he managed to sabotage his lead. Noy was practically the next president. He was a super-protagonist. Now what?

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