Jojo Binay or Kris Aquino may be president in 2016 – but it really does not matter

The next presidential elections is still more than two years away but Filipinos are already looking to 2016 for that anticipated cool change. It’s not that the current term under President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III can be described as hot. Far from it. The Second Philippine Reich can be considered more of a protracted political ice age — a long winter of discontent that blighted the Philippines’ short history as an “independent” state. President BS Aquino is like the Ice Queen in the movie Frozen. He had a lot of power in his hands thanks to the immensity of the emo popularity he inherited from his late folks. But his ineptness at wielding that power turned the Philippines into a gray wasteland — often literally.

A departure terminal of the Philippines' flag carrier
A departure terminal of the Philippines’ flag carrier
A lot of people say current Vice President Jejomar Binay will be president in 2016. Perhaps he will be. President BS Aquino can’t really be considered a tough act to follow. He ascended the Philippine throne the least qualified of the lot and he will be stepping down in 2016 after having proved that to the millions of poor sods who voted for him. The only other bozo who inceeded (that’s the opposite of “exceeded”, right?) people’s expectations is erstwhile promised future president Mar Roxas. Roxas blew it. BS Aquino tried to pave a six-year road to Malacanang for Roxas. But he bungled that journey and ended up paving that way for Binay. In his six years as BS Aquino’s little sidekick, Roxas single-handedly reinstated the true meaning of flashing the “L” hand gesture.

Binay isn’t resting on his Laurels. He’s astutely and deftly laid the groundwork for his ascent to the presidency. Best of all, he’s got the skin colour of the Philippines’ masa — which makes him and his clan a standout in the Philippines’ traditionally fair-skinned feudal oligarchy. It is a perfect media match.

Speaking of media matches, however, we cannot discount Kris Aquino possibly becoming president in 2016. Desperate feudal lords are a dangerous thing and there is no underestimating Uncle Peping’s resolve to hang on to the family jewels. Besides, if you can sell a chump like BS Aquino to the Filipino voter, pitching Kris to the Philippines will be the equivalent of selling Internet porn to a Pinoy seaman. Hacienda Luisita will be saved!

True colours: Vice President Jejomar Binay
True colours: Vice President Jejomar Binay
Whether it is Kris or Binay, the next Philippine President will be a win na win proposition for Filipinos. Binay’s potential lies in his being representative of the Filipino’s true skin colour (long-forgotten since Nora Aunor’s fall from superstardom), while Kris’s value proposition lies in her being a reaffirmation of da Pinoy’s stariray complex. Both will represent the ultimate revenge of da Pinoy masa. They will be giving the commies a run for their money.

So much for that.

And so now we get to the real point I wanted to make.

The real point I wanted to make is that Philippine Presidents don’t really matter beyond their value as objects of amusement. Whether a brillaint man or an idiot rules the Philippines, the future of this country will not be determined from a river-side palace in Manila. After almost 70 years of “independence”, Filipinos have yet to figure out that singular fact about the character of their nation. And it looks like they never will.

Nah. The future of the Philippines will be determined by a bunch of brilliant scientists working in a bunch of artificial intelligence and robotics labs Google has been busy acquiring in recent months

Former Google Android lead and current Google Robot Guru Andy Rubin’s list of acquired companies reads a bit like a baseline robot kit:

– Redwood Robotics for robot arms
– Holomni for robot wheels
– Bot & Dolly for robotics cameras
– Boston Dynamics for creepy and cool mobile robots
– DeepMind Technologies for artificial intelligence
– Meka Robotics for humanoid robots
– Industrial Perception for computer vision (which may or may not be for robotics)

Filipinos' future nemesis: Robots and artificial intelligence threaten future growth.
Filipinos’ future nemesis: Robots and artificial intelligence threaten future growth.
Bad news indeed. Filipinos rely on two key types of people to prop up their future: overseas foreign workers and outsourcing industry workers. On these two professions, rests much of the Philippines’ hollow consumerist economy. And Google scientists along with the most brilliant minds working in research facilities all over the world are furiously working on the technologies that will eventually replace such workers.

Google, of course, did not necessarily have the replacement of Filipino caregivers and telemarketers in mind when it acquired these firms. Then again when NASA engineers invented velcro for space flight in the 1960s, they did not have its application in the design of tacky men’s wallets in mind either.

Consider that in the period starting 2008 when the iPhone was born up to 2011 when the iPhone 4S was released, a system called Siri crawled out of an AI lab and installed itself into an affordable mass-produced handheld device.

In just three years, a rudimentary but state-of-the-art AI system went from being a lab curiosity to a consumer product accesible to hundreds of millions of ordinary people.

Tell me again. How many more years before 2016?

And here we are thinking Kris Aquino becoming President of the Philippines is that crazy a thought.

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mario gonzales
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it’s really a crazy thought thinking of the tulo queen as president of the republic.

cynicjam
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Jejomar Binay – corrupt to the bone, like his skin color.

Kris Aquino – KSP and Drama Queen.

Mar Roxas – Korina Sanchez’s hubby, nothing more.

Might as well send in more clowns for the elections. How sad.

Rein Carnation
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Don’t forget other presidential aspirants. Escudero, Allan Peter Cayetano or Villar, Bong Revilla ???.Gordon, Bong-bong Marcos…………Erap or Grace Poe /////…????

libertas
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Nicely written. I don’t think it matters, because the 10 dynasties will still rule politics and do the bidding of the 10 oligarchs who own the country, and all the politicians corny slogans, emotional stories, cabaret acts, and empty promises will just be a temporary diversion from the drudgery of the masses and the social whirl of the criminal elite. In terms of idle speculation i expect lacson and poe to figure with kris aquino going for governor/senator as a springboard for 2022 and bam aquino biting at the bit waiting for his tilt at the title. Am sure aquino… Read more »
Gogs
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Why am I supposed to be proud to be Pinoy again?

MidwayHaven
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Bikos ETS MOR PAN IN DA PILIFEENS!~~!~~!11

Proud Pinoy
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I prefer Kris but will be also be happy with Binay. Its a win-win situation as far as I am concerned.

Can we agree that we should respect the will of the people?

cynicjam
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The will of the people: Elect PNoy because he is the son of both “heroes.” That equation alone shows that something is wrong with the mindset of the Filipino people. News flash: Noynoy was a documented lazy bum before becoming a president.

The effect: Massive corruption, higher unemployment rate, increasing public distrust, etc.

Kris being president, you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

Proud Pinoy
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Ian,

Last time I checked, the country is a democracy. Let the people choose its next president. If you don’t like Kris or Binay being the next president, sorry ka na lang. Don’t be a sore loser.

Respect the will of the people.

cynicjam
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If the will of the people is to immerse themselves in deeper shit than before by voting for someone without any credibility to be a president, then so be it.

WinterSoldier
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What you’re talking about democracy. The people make a spectator sport of it, turn into a mob when it goes haywire and lay reason to do such an act as ‘people power’. I guess not following the process and being orderly and upstanding citizens is not ‘people power’ as well eh?

Sorry ka na lang. Because TROLLS are the real sore losers here since they are craving the attention. Tunay ka ngang talunan if you go with “Eh, ano naman kung bobo? Pantay-pantay lang naman, ah.”

Felipe
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@Proud Pinoy Ian, Last time I checked, the country is a democracy. Let the people choose its next president. If you don’t like Kris or Binay being the next president, sorry ka na lang. Don’t be a sore loser. Respect the will of the people. Nope, it’s not a real democracy, but a “democracy” only by name, since democracy operates under the assumption that people are duly informed and perhaps enlightened. The masa have long been fed disinformation with the help of oligarchy-controlled media. Ignorance, or keeping the masa in the dark (thanks to people like YOU), prevents the masa… Read more »
Claire
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i just want to point out that the effect you mention, massive corruption and the higher unemployment rate is not a new thing that magically happen because of this administration. It is a decade old problem and i believe that slowly but surely the corrupt will go to jail or not be voted to office in the next elections. This administration is very good at painting it’s opposition as the devil incarnate. we love to hate the officials we elect during elections but after Pnoy is elected something else happened. The public distrust all officials but not the president and… Read more »
Gerry
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the people here seem to forget that the elections can and are all the time:RIGGED!!!! in certain precincts/baranguays, provinces and even on a national scale , the elections can and are all the time:RIGGED! Will of the people??? Get a clue and wake the fuck up, the will of the people only matters when the oligarchy is being threatened and that, in the Philippines case is , not often enough. and not nearly thorough enough! Until the people get out of the coma they are in, the country is fucked, a failed state…and a failed state for a good reason….the… Read more »
June
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Blessed be the Aquinos! Long life and good health to our beloved leader!

KRiS for next president! We must preserve their divine bloodline, brothers and sisters unite!

cynicjam
Member

Ick. Another paid Yellowtard. Divine bloodline my ass.

When the inevitable day that Kris wins the presidential elections, what remaining respect I still have for the Filipino people will be completely vanished.

Law of One
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June, I do not think the Aquinos belong to any of the 13 bloodlines. But I suspect the Quezons may be connected to one of the 13 bloodlines. So does this mean MLQ3 will be The Chosen One?

WinterSoldier
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Nice TROLLING, Conyo.

Gerry
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Hey, can I have some of what you are smoking?

libertas
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Pnoy aquino takes after his mother cory aquino – both cowards, both corrupt/self-serving, both weak, both american lackeys, and both [deleted by Admin].

And his 4 sisters also each inherited one of those traits. Easy to guess which one for kris aquino.

Trailer trash without an ounce of style, culture, or class.

Michelle
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Libertas, they are the leaders family of our country. Even if not so, why do you enjoy to attack other peoples families? Is this your upbringing? If you are man, I challenge you to say this same words to the 4 sisters face by face. What you are doing now is coward. The style, class, and culture of the aquino family is beyond your status or comprehension, is it jealousy that is your motivation to attack? This world is very fair, you should expect your family to be attacked by others, as you don’t redpect the families of others. It… Read more »
cynicjam
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“We should have Kris as president because she is a strong lady and good role model. She maybe have problem with her love life but this makes her closer to us, very few of us are lucky to find a good man now. We should not seek a barbie doll from beauty show with pretty husband.” – Oh I see…so being an attention whore is a sure-sign of being a good role model to you? News flash: I don’t think she contributed anything in politics aside from being an endorser of PNoy. And isn’t it funny that you endorse Kris… Read more »
Francino
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“What you are doing now IS COWARD.”

How very telling.

Gerry
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I do not care what you or anyone else thinks of the LADIES, BUT CALLING them COCKSUCKERS in public is as CLASSLESS as it gets, and you have the nerve to think you have class? after doing that? No, dude…if you did that to their faces you would either be laughed at or get a beating…maybe both…but you would no doubt be viewed as tacky, vile and despicable. A classless act, that statement was.

Rodney Lee
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^Gerry said. Sexist and disgusting. I agree with Michelle, someone that has no respect for other peoples families either don’t have families or don’t respect their own. Any man that calls a woman a c* is a lowlife that needs a beating that their parents were meant to give them. The only “men” I’ve ever come accross to use such terminology are people that physically abuse their wives and girlfriends. Mr Libertas, I advise you to delete that comment. Calling any woman that invalidates any productive or constructive post you have ever made to anyone that reads your filthy statement.… Read more »
Jason
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Libertas what thinks you have the right to call any woman a cocksucker?? Have you met the presidents sisters? What did they do to you do warrant such disgusting abuse?

Does the GR Post condone such behavior? If they do, they are no better than Libertas himself – a disgusting sexist gronk.

Gerry
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@Benigno, Let this be known, when YOU delete comments from ‘GERRY’…..you really do not know WHO ‘GERRY’ IS….there is a comment written in this thread that threatens to call the authorities and it is attributed to ‘GERRY’, and the guy who is typing this is the ‘Gerry’ who posted the comment under “Michelle”. not the other ‘GERRY’ who threatens to call the authorities. Who is who? Now, about the ‘SPAM’ folder, I do not care what you do with comments, but ‘GERRY’, the real one, has threatened no one. MY REAL NAME is not GERRY, sometimes I use a public… Read more »
Dude
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Between “Gerry” and Libertas, I’d choose Libertas. Gerry or whatever handle he uses is just too full of himself. He should be banned from this site because he is always picking a fight with the other commenters and doesn’t bring anything new to the table.

libertas
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Gerry
Aquino may be your role model – why am i not surprised – but really the rantings of an obnoxious weak simpleton are of no interest.
BORING and REPETITIVE in lower or upper case
And stop hiding behind others. Ah, the aquino approach. Pathetic

Gerry
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Dude, I kept a screenshot of your comment labelling the Kris and her sisters cocksuckers and forwarded them to the appropriate authority.

I hope they take you away. The only gutless cocksucker out of all this, is you.

libertas
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By the way gerry i have noticed you to be obnoxious and threaten a number of people on this site, including some women.
Like to act the bully onviously. But soon the coward when confronted. So transparent. Your card is marked.

How does that fit into your philosophy.

Personally i would reprimand/ban someone who threatened other commenters as opposed to a comment about a public figure.
I have read your choice language. It is not even clever, just from the gutter.
A bloody hypocrite as well.
Despicable specimen.
I like many will ignore you from now on.
As obviously people in real life do.

Ilda
Admin
While I DO NOT agree with the name-calling, I can understand the anger and frustration from some of the commenters toward the Aquino family. They have been screwing the public for years and getting away with it. Admittedly, sometimes it is very tempting to address the Aquinos using foul words but I avoid using them in my articles and I would discourage people from using it too in the comment section. We have to prove that we are better than the people we are criticising. I enjoy reading some of the comments from the regulars here. I learn from them… Read more »
libertas
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“Robots vacuum floors. They pick and pack boxes in warehouses. They win at Jeopardy. And soon they may take IT and
business process work away from offshore outsourcing providers.
Take U.K.-based startup Blue Prism , which makes a software development toolkit and methodology designed to enable business
users to create software robots to automate rules-driven business processes.

Blue Prism calls it “robotic automation.” James R. Slaby, research director for sourcing security and risk for outsourcing analyst firm HfS Research calls it “the newest labor option in the global business
services toolkit” and “offshore killer.” ”
CIO

joeld
Guest

No more Aquino please. If that happens then more and more OFWs like me wouldn’t be remitting money to the Philippine anymore. So much for having a Philippine passport.

Binay or Kris winning will only prove the fact that pinoys are the dumbest citizens…….. in the world.

Jed Relativo
Guest

No please, not Kris! It is like Paris Hilton running for president.

Phong
Guest

Kris and Binay for President? the dark era of the Philippines is looming

Hyden Toro
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I have met a very educated Filipino scientist working in a Research Lab, here in the U.S. I asked him why he will not go home and help his country. He told me: ” It’s useless…I don’t want to let my training, education and skills, go to waste…” Machines like Robots will take the labor of humans. Even Caregivers…Every six month, there is a new technology introduced, coming from industrialized countries. Making the recent technology , including human labors ,obsolete…this is the trend now. I have seen it in the auto industry. The U.S. labor Union was demanding too much… Read more »
Gerry
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Indeed ,it matters little who the President of the Philippines is. The fact is that no matter what happens the established ‘oligarchy’ will remain in control. The only way to change anything in the country at this point is a complete destruction of the existing ‘oligarchy’, starting with a dismantling of the gov’t. kleptocracy that is the scrooge of the people and the ends to a means for the ‘oligarchs’. Unless what was just stated happens, anyone can bet all the money they have on one safe bet: the way things are now, will be the EXACT same way they… Read more »
krokodil
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I would not be surprised at all if Kris Aquino runs for governor of Tarlac or vice president in 2016. Would she be a good public servant? People can look at Vilma Santos and asked if she has done a good job in Batangas. Vilma had her own sex scandal with Romeo Vasquez in the 70’s. The people of Batangas overlooked Vilma’s ugly past nobody even talks about it today. Kris had her own juicy affairs but will people overlook all these and give her a chance at public service? Rudy Farinas had his x-rated sex video with Vivian Velez… Read more »
Hyden Toro
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Unless, we start electing good capable people. And overhauling the government. We will never have a chance of digging ourselves, from the economic/political hole we are in. If a country loses its moral fiber; it is already doomed. History had showed it…A Chinese proverbs states: ” A journey to a thousand miles, begins with one step…”

Can we join hands and take that journey?

Johnny Saint
Guest

Not if the Binays and the Aquinos are convinced that only they have the right to lead the rest of us on that journey.

WinterSoldier
Guest

Nice TROLLING, Conyo.

“Kris2-16”

NO THANK YOU.

Aegis-Judex
Guest

I wouldn’t dismiss Cenation as a troll just yet. Or maybe I’m just detecting a flicker of satire…

Johnny Saint
Guest

Cenation,

I believe that is exactly what I said. I never stated that the Aquinos CHOSE to become leaders. I said they laboured under the ill-conceived fantasy that they are possessed of some divine mandate. A delusion that the Philippines’ intellectually bankrupt continue to feed with vacuous praises.

Thomas Jefferson
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Kris Aquino can and will win with the help of the manipulated Commission on Elections. Remember the Hocus Pcos machines? Binay will never have a chance for the presidency once this happens. Until now the source code has not been examined and revealed. The tampered machines are either defective or rigged to produce the results in favor of the yellow politicians. This administration no longer plays fair in political elections. It is no longer the repeat propaganda of the matuwid na daan. It is now the Baliw na Daan! Down with the Aquino regime!!! Down with the COMELEC!!!
libertas
Guest

Gerry
Am quaking. ‘The mouse that roared’
‘ report you to the authorities’ run.
can’t fight your own battles. bloody coward as i always thought.
real anarchist. a bag of wind.
And bluster from someone like you is amusing.
Am not as subservient as you, and obvioisly not as stupid.
I can play you like a puppet
So predictable and easy it is boring.
Now sort out your mental health issues.
Your rantings give you away.
Always interested in attacking people but never anything to say of substance.
Virtual vigilante to your rescue.
Grow some cojones.
And stop crying
Enough nonsense.
Go to anger management than use this site as outlet for your issues/failings.

Thomas Jefferson
Guest

I was laughing my head off when some of the trolls here mentioned the divinity of the Aquino family. Kris Aquino is good only for show business. She will be worse off than her dictator brother BS Aquino when and if she becomes president. Oh yeah she also has a psychological problem just like her bro.

Mountain Bee
Guest

Binay or Kris? I willing to bet everything Kris will be our next president if she is nominated.. Does anyone want to bet with me??

WinterSoldier
Guest

I was right all along:

This we have is NOT democracy. Because people like treated it like a spectator sport. Am I right?

cynicjam
Member

Hahaha, is this the kind of democracy PROUD PINOY wants us to munch on? Wow…

Thanks, Mountain Bee…you’ve added another reason why the Filipinos are NOT WORTH dying for anymore.

libertas
Guest
“I see in the future a crisis of democracy approaching that unnerves me. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places is enshrined, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it’s reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in only a few hands”. Abraham Lincoln Prophetic words. The UN classifies the philippines as a ‘flawed democracy’. It is in fact a very flawed constitutional republic which does not have: separate balance of powers, strong institutions, easy access to (political) entry, ideologically based parties/opposition, an independent/balanced media/press, or… Read more »
Pakyukanoynoy
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shit ass country..

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