We need unity

PRESIDENT Aquino will never apologize for that unfortunate incident of bikini-clad women simulating sexual acts and “twerking” with some males from the audience during the oathtaking ceremonies of Liberal Party recruits in Laguna.

According to a spokesperson of Malacañang, the President was never part of it. Ergo, he should not apologize. That’s the most idiotic copout (palusot) I have ever heard.

Isn’t the President the titular head of the Liberal Party, the political arm of the Aquino administration?

BS Aquino III definitely is no leader. If there’s any legacy he will leave us when he steps down in June 2016, it will be his lack of leadership qualities. Thank heavens, we have to endure him for just over eight months more.

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So, finally Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has succumbed to the pressure from President Aquino to be the running mate of administration candidate Mar Roxas.

I sympathize with the widow of a former Cabinet member who died in a plane crash.

People, especially the “masa,” will be asking, Leni who?  She will be up against Senator Chiz Escudero,  Senator Bongbong Marcos, and possibly Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.

I wrote once that I admired her because, as a political neophyte, she knew her limitations. Apparently not.

In the first place, the presidency of Mar Roxas is “iffy.” That brings up the question, shouldn’t a vice presidential candidate be helping her running mate? With a Mar-Leni teamup, it’ll be Mar propping up Robredo. And, my gulay, that’s a heavy load since  nationwide awareness of her is almost nil.

Robredo has a lot of potential but her time has not yet come.


Another pathetic figure running for the vice presidency is Senator Antonio Trillanes, who could not even succeed in his two coup attempts against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Trillanes is another politician who is not aware of his limitations. He is always at the bottom of the totem pole in all poll surveys.

It’s truly pathetic for Trillanes to claim that he’s running for vice president with Senator Grace Poe as his President. “Ano, saling pusa siya?”

There are many other “also rans” in the 2016 polls. But, Santa Banana, Trillanes takes the cake for sheer braggadocio. He’s running as an independent since the Nacionalista Party where he belongs doesn’t want to having anything to do with him.

Robredo and Trillanes will both surely lose.

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Poll surveys show that the three most important issues that people can relate to this coming national and local elections are: prices of commodities which is always a gut issue; wages, also a gut issue; and corruption, which has always been a sore point. Public funds that should otherwise be for national development to reduce poverty and joblessness, are pocketed by national and local officials.

That’s the reason, Santa Banana, why all elections are always said to be local. People in remote areas will always only have these considerations: How will this candidate seeking my  vote guarantee food in the table, help me out of my misery and poverty, give me a job to support my family? Can I run to them when I am in need?

Still, I believe there must first be healing of political wounds before we can move forward.

We should stop the practice of an incoming President undoing almost everything a former administration had done. This is vindictiveness. This is just like what BS Aquino III is doing to his predecessor. 

The need is to move the country forward, not backward.

That’s the reason why I say, having read almost all the programs of government being mouthed by presidential candidates, they seem to be missing out on the real need for the country, which is “change.”

And this is why I believe Vice President Jejomar Binay is the cut out for the job.

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Bongbong Marcos has the makings of a presidentiable, but I believe his time is in 2022, not now. He is still young. He can wait. If reelected senator, he can even became Senate President.

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