I was disappointed that Senator Mar Roxas decided not to run for the 2010 Presidential election. Whether he admit it or not, my hunch is that he was pressured by the people around him to just give way to Senator Noynoy Aquino‘s hidden desire to run for the presidency. For sure Aquino will run because Roxas conceding is such a giveaway clue. They said this has proven Roxas’ true friendship with Aquino but how long will this friendship last? Most probably, not for too long, not in politics. They said Noynoy is the best candidate for the election because his family has an impeccable reputation and great love for the country but can we truly say that it is all for real or is it to satisfy one’s ambition plays a major role? If it is otherwise, can we truly say “like parents like children”? Does it really follow? If Cory Aquino did not die last August 1, would the Filipino people still think that Noynoy is capable of running this country? I don’t think so. He will always be in the shadow of his parents and he will continue to use their names on every speeches and every situation just to get people’s attention to listen to him. He does not have the charisma of his father, the courage of his mother, and a following of his famous sister. I never heard him talk about his works in the Senate, his advocacy on anything that matters to the country’s economy but instead, he has been one of those politicians, like the annoying Chiz Escudero, who bashes the current administration all through out their terms. To me, Noynoy looks like a geek, the one that school athletes bullies at the school gym. I never saw him as an authority but a follower, I never thought of him as a leader but a disciple, he is a politician and not a public servant. He may not be corrupt but is he strong enough to run a lazy country like ours? Not all of us are pro-Aquinos, so that is one thing to consider.
Let me just warn Noynoy Aquino. For now enjoy the love and support of some Filipinos who will probably give you your ticket to the throne of Malacanang but remember their faces, because they are the same faces that will tear you apart and break you into pieces. I should know, I am also a Filipino. Learn from our history kiddo.