Last Wednesday, Noynoy Aquino finally announced his bid for the presidency – exactly forty days after former Pres. Corazon Aquino’s death and amisdt all the media frenzy. He made the unsurprising moving after going into a much-publicized “spiritual retreat” at a convent in Zamboanga. His ardent supporters claim that since Noynoy is the son of Cory and Ninoy, he is in a good position to carry the leadership torch once held by his parents.
Some had even argued that the outpouring of public syumpathy seen during Pres. Cory’s wake and funeral march is enough to carry him to the presidency. Before getting crushed in this mad stampede otherwise known as the “Noynoy for President” clamor, consider the following things:
1) Who are those running this campaign? Looking closely, one would see the traditional politicians like Franklin Drilon, Florencio Abad among others. 2) What exactly are Noynoy’s credentials? It is very important to separate him from the things his parents did. 3)Has he crafted any bill of national significance during his 12 years as a lawmaker?
What about the likes of Jejomar Binay, Ed Panlilio and Mar Roxas? They withdrew their respective presidential bids to give way to Noynoy kuno. Why shouldn’t we believe this crap? They’re not among those running ahead in the surveys. In short, they are sure/sore losers. They use the “I’m-not-running-to-support-Noynoy” line to portray themselves as selfless politicians when in fact, what they’re doing is merely a face-saving act.