Saturday, April 03, 2010
MANNY VILLAR: THE CINDERELLA-LIKE PRESIDENTIABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES...
Why Will I Vote For Manny Villar?
By Anthony Corpuz
Over the years, political figures have come and gone. Some have retired, lost their bid for reelection, or passed away. But with the ever-changing face of Philippine politics, one name stands out ever strong and reliable --- SEN. MANNY VILLAR.
I grew up hearing his name mentioned from time to time. The image of him being the speaker of the house is etched in my memory. He has been a constant source of news, both good and bad. His achievements have been followed closely by critics and political analysts, and his flaws, like that of any other politician, have been feasted upon by detractors. But this has not daunted him to continue serving his fellowmen and country. His track record as a public servant is unparalleled. In 1992, he got elected as congressman of Las Pinas and had authored R.A. 8289, or the "New Magna Carta for Small and Medium Enterprises". He had also worked for the passage of the following: Clean Air Act, Retail Trade Liberalization Act, New Central Bank Act, New Securities Code, and New Banking Act. As a senator, he also authored the following laws: R.A. 9178 or the "Barangay Micro Business Enterprises Act"; R.A. 9189 or the "Oversees Absentee Voting Act"; R.A. 9208 or the "Anti-Trafficking of Persons Act, RA 9257"; and R.A. 9262 or the "Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act." In February 2004, he was elected as president of the Nacionalista Party, the oldest political party in the county.
Sen. Villar has also received numerous awards and recognition such as the Ten Outstanding Young Men in 1986, Agora Award for Marketing Management in 1989, Most Outstanding CPA by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1990, and Most Outstanding UP alumnus in 1991.
But what makes him a striking politician to me is his humanitarian aspect. His advocacy on the welfare of the poor, the OFWs, women and children has earned him my utmost respect and admiration. I believe that the core of public servant's mission is his or her care for humanity.
I would not be surprised if Sen. Manny Villar will run for the presidency come 2010. His career has been carved so well in preparation for such tremendous job. The presidency is a challenge, no less, and with experience, dedication, and passion, I am certain that he would be able to carry the country to a new and greater height.
Why is he worth my vote? It's simple. He has earned my respect, admiration, and trust.
Anthony Corpuz is fan of Manny Villar, who wants to write for http://www.mannyvillar.net. He believes Manny Villar can help propel the Philippines into a more progressive country.
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RUMMEL PINERA'S COMMENTS:
MANNY VILLAR IS THE OBAMA-LIKE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE PHILIPPINES. MANY ARE SAYING HE'S GOING TO SUCCEED MRS. ARROYO IN MALAKANYANG PALACE. LIKE OBAMA, MANNY VILLAR ACHIEVED SUCCESS THROUGH HARD-WORK. MANNY VILLAR IS A CINDERELLA-MAN.
MANY PROGRESSIVE GROUPS IN THE PHILIPPINES RIGHT NOW ARE ENDORSING THE CANDIDACY OF MANNY VILLAR! SUCH GROUJPS ARE ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNING FOR MANNY VILLAR'S PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATION.
I BELIEVE MANNY VILLAR HAS A STRONG CHANCE TO SUCCEED MRS. ARROYO AS PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES.