Businessmen, that elitist clique in Makati, also belittled FPJ as did a number of trapos, obviously to scare the movie actor into deciding against running. There is even a text brigade using God for their selfish ends. They are texting the people to pray to God to make FPJ see the light and decide not to run…. All that arm twisting may just anger him — just like the hero he plays in the movies who finally gets fed up with all the badgering by the bad guys that he turns around and wreaks vengeance on them. Baka mainis ‘yan, sige kayo. Like mild-mannered Bruce Banner being picked on, there is an implied plea in FPJ’s silence: “Please don’t make me angry. I get terrible when I’m angry.” When he gets angry, he may just run, even if he doesn’t intend to, just to spite those hecklers.
Neal Cruz. Phil. Daily Inquirer. October 27, 2003
Just what I said. Besides, he may not have the experience, but he has the personality. I’m not saying that it’s the only rational basis of one’s election. But he is a good man. In a government culture that breeds corruption in all its forms, he can serve as a long-awaited relief. He’s not totally dumb anyway, he manages his own film production company. And besides, a president never works alone. He knows well that he’d do better by appointing intellectual technocrats in his cabinet. And he doesn’t have hoards of relatives who can abuse his power. If I am just eligible to vote, Poe would be one of the candidates I’d consider voting for. Many people are tired of politicians.