Showing posts with label nancy binay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nancy binay. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Rise of Nancy Binay Jokes

Senatorial candidate Nancy Binay continues to make the headlines in Philippine media outlets, both offline and online due to various reasons. One, she is among the Senatorial candidates who are leading in the official tallies by the Comelec. And two, a lot of people are not pleased that she is among the top vote-getters. Thus the huge negative chatter about her online. Netizens, especially those on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are bashing her 24/7. And of course, there's the rise of Nancy Binay jokes. Jokes that poke fun on her lack of experience, her surname and even her skin color.

Some are saying Nancy Binay is the next Erap. If you can remember, when Erap became Philippine President, he was the subject of ridicule by hundreds of “Erap jokes”. We are seeing the same trend with Nancy Binay. And it's going to get worse once she gets proclaimed and takes her oath as a Philippine Senator. She might even get a bashing that's worse compared to the ridicule that Erap got. In Erap's time, the jokes only spread through text messages and traditional conversations. Today, there's Facebook and Twitter and dozens of other social media sites. Things can easily go viral on these sites.

Nancy Binay has a way out of this though. And there's only one way. And that is to prove to the people that she can be a useful Senator. She needs to get the respect of the people. She must prove to her critics that they are wrong. And she has full 6 years to do so. Well, good luck to her.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Nancy Binay Scores Zero in Debates Attendance Check by UP sa Halalan 2013

A joint project called UP sa Halalan 2013 by the University of the Philippines, the Commission on Elections and ABS-CBN which aims to "promote clean, honest and empowering elections" has released an infographic which shows a tally of the number of times senatorial candidates appeared in televised debates and forums. The tally were based on eleven high-profile debates and forums conducted through ABS-CBN/ANC, GMA 7, Solar News and TV5. These shows were as follows:
  1. Harapan 2013
  2. Harapan 2013: Senatorial Debates
  3. Headstart
  4. Umagang Hiritan
  5. Kandidato 2013
  6. Pagsubok ng mga Kandidato
  7. Paninisdigan: Senatorial Forum
  8. News to Go In Depth
  9. Townhall
  10. Miting de Avance
  11. Aplikante
 The lowest score in the tally belongs to Nancy Binay who didn't attend a single debate. She is followed by Alan Peter Cayetano who only attended one. Binay is from the United Nationalist Alliance while Cayetano is from the Liberal Party. Also scoring low in the tally are Antonio Trillanes and Jack Enrile with appearances 4 each. They're followed by Cynthia Villar and Loren Legarda with 5 appearances each.

The highest scorers in the tally are Marwil Llasos, John De Los Reyes, Rizalito David, Teddy Casino, Greco Belgica, Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Ramon Montano, Christian Seneres, and Eddie Villanueva. These aspirants attended all of the debates. They are followed by Risa Hontiveros, Baldomero Falcone, and Juan Eduardo Angara with 10 appearances each. To see the full tally and the infographic, click here to view it on the UP sa Halalan 2013 website.