President Benigno Aquino III

I admit that the day after President Cory Aquino was interred and news flashed streamers endorsing her only son for candidacy as president of the land, I thought: What is going on? But it only took me about a full minute to agree, realizing here is one person who didn’t seek the post but is probably what the country need most. For one, he is a bachelor. For another, he has been a congressman and a senator. I wasn’t sure which one carries more weight but one thing is for sure, he was going to be a gamechanger.

I didn’t have a candidate. I was not casting my lot for the Cheeze nor the Dicko, and definitely not the Gibs nor the money machine garbage man. I was in absolute dilemma whilst grieving for the mother, when it dawned on me that she had prepared every bit of her son for the job. As we say in an old Philippine proverb: Kung ano ang puno, siya ring bunga.

I kept mum about my thoughts. The campaign was loud enough besmirching candidates, more often hitting below the belt than tackling issues of importance to the people.

One year into the presidency, President Aguino has emerged a real president, undaunted and focused, assuring the people that help is on the way, and it will not take much time anymore before we see the dawning of a new Philippines.

After presidents who betrayed the people, alas, here is one who, like his father and mother before him, will accept the supreme sacrifice for the people.

My political views had been a roller coaster of feelings, and I did take pride in saying that all the presidents I voted for lost, even Cory! I almost lost hope that the Philippines could ever rise from the pit, for even when Cory was given power via the phenomenal People Power Revolution of 1986, the appendages of evil was strangling each and every attempt to restore decency in the land. I would have succumbed to the next life without seeing the bright of day… until Noynoy swore his oath of office.

I was quiet the past year, watching, observing, sometimes criticizing the President for his lack of resolve to win the right girl for him, or for sporting a segunda mano Porsche, but now that he had reported to the people what his administration had been administering these past twelve months, I can only applaud and perhaps allow a tear or two to roll by. My daughters will not experience anymore the struggles that I went through, and the Filipino people would no longer shrink in shame.

Thanks Mr. President, happy to be your boss!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rex Ryan
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 20:04:49

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