Why Noynoy?

I am amazed with the recent media hype to make Noynoy run for president in 2010. After the death of his mother, former President Cory Aquino, Noynoy’s supporters suddenly surfaced.The excitement are becoming more intense with the catch that Noynoy is the only hope for this nation. The Noynoy Aquino magic is born!

Instead of going to political maturity, we seemed go backward. We go back to the time when we entrust our fate to magic and unseen forces. Are you going to blindly follow the wave and entrust the fate of this nation to a magic born out of sympathy? Obviously, the blind support to Noynoy is just a sympathetic move to ease the pain of losing a mother. Making Noynoy as president is too much!

Recently, Mar Roxas, announced that he will support Noynoy for president. But Noynoy has not yet decided if he will really run. The announcement of Mar made him an instant hero. If Noynoy decided not to run in 2010, Mar’s rating will surely get a significant boost. If Mar Roxas run as Noynoy’s vice president, the team will be a strong force in 2010 elections. I wonder, why Mar made an early announcement when Noynoy has not yet decided. What’s the catch Mar? Or is this part of ‘magic’ – a way so that we will talk about them?

Why Noynoy? As I wrote in my previous post, Noynoy has not yet proven his worth. He is only son of Cory and Ninoy. Being son of national icons are not enough guarantee that he will serve well. He also need to learn how to become a good statesman. Currently, he just echo the criticism of popular critic of the Arroyo administration.

In his column, Emil Jurado wrote:

[Noynoy's] only credential and qualification to seek higher office is his being the son of Ninoy and Cory Aquino. That’s all. Neither does Noynoy have the track record, much less the competence and credentials for the vice presidency or the presidency. What has he done except bask in the shadow of his famous parents? Neither does he have that “star quality” that appeals to people.

In an interview, Leah Navarro of Black and White movement asserted that since Noynoy is son of Ninoy and Cory, his will to serve the nation is in his blood. Obviously, Navarro implied that Noynoy don’t need to prove his worth because of his blood lineage. Do you see the logic on that?

What I see as most dangerous is the expectation of the people. Noynoy’s supporters have faith that he is the only hope of this nation because he is an Aquino, with untarnished name. But these are not enough. Leadership, competence, and ability to synthesize issues are essential for a national leader.

If we expect Noynoy to reform this nation, let us start asking him.

What he had done as public servant? His accomplishments will define how he will likely work as president. What are his visions and how he will direct this country to gain economic prosperity.

If Noynoy can’t give us concrete answers, he likely blame past administration. That is always easy for him.

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8 thoughts on “Why Noynoy?

  1. From where I stand, I think that Mar did it solely for the rating, no doubt about that. So people will, exactly as you say it, see him as a hero, someone who makes sacrifices. And to rub that in, Korina “cries” on air and declares how Mar already sweated over everything and now is stepping down to make way for Noynoy, who hasn’t declared anything yet. Haayy, the things people do…

  2. “What he has done as public servant? His accomplishments will define how he will like work as president.”

    That is not true. Look at GMA and Erap!!! Performers in their posts before they became president!

  3. WHY NOT NOYNOY?

    HAS NOYNOY BEEN IN ANY CONTROVERSY?

    HAS HE BEEN INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION?

    NOYNOY HAS A GOOD AND CLEAN NAME…THE PUT THEIR TRUST FOR NOYNOY NT BECAUSE OF SHEER SYMPATHY BUT BECAUSE OF FAITH THAT HE CAN LEAD THIS COUNTRY BACK TO TRACT AGAIN.

    WHO AMONG THE CANDIDATES CAN EQUAL NOYNOY’S INTEGRITY…ONLY MAR, OF COURSE…BUT HE’S BACKING OUT NOT FOR POLITICl pOLITICAL PROPAGANDA BUT TO UNITE THE OPPOSITION

  4. Help us spread the word. Let us put our support to Sen. Noynoy Aquino by adding to this online signature campaign let us show to the whole world that once again, the Filipinos can be united not only in EDSA but also in the Internet. For a change in Philippine Politics!

  5. ROMEL wrote:

    [QUOTE]WHY NOT NOYNOY?

    HAS NOYNOY BEEN IN ANY CONTROVERSY?

    HAS HE BEEN INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION?

    NOYNOY HAS A GOOD AND CLEAN NAME…THE PUT THEIR TRUST FOR NOYNOY NT BECAUSE OF SHEER SYMPATHY BUT BECAUSE OF FAITH THAT HE CAN LEAD THIS COUNTRY BACK TO TRACT AGAIN.

    WHO AMONG THE CANDIDATES CAN EQUAL NOYNOY’S INTEGRITY…ONLY MAR, OF COURSE…BUT HE’S BACKING OUT NOT FOR POLITICl pOLITICAL PROPAGANDA BUT TO UNITE THE OPPOSITION[/QUOTE]

    First off, you should refrain from typing in all uppercase letters. In netiquete it is equivalent to SHOUTING. And that’s considered rude.

    While your first TWO questions’ answers maybe ‘NO’ that means little. The former US president Jimmy Carter was perhaps the most moral US president ever in modern times. However, he failed miserably to govern effectively – the US economy TANKED (failed), one of the worst economic times in the history of the US. He was never been linked to any corruption or any irregularities. He never got his second term because Pres. Ron Reagan beat him. I know a few moral men and women including my own folks who I would never elect as president or for any position just because they are MORAL. That is simply ridiculous! And if you believe that, I will be running for PRESIDENT too. LOL!! Whatever!

  6. @tagger…very well stated!

    we are scared that if villar wins, we will end up with another corrupt government since he wasted so much money and consequently might use the position to regain what he lost.. While if Noynoy wins, no worries because he is brought up with great values. Question is… If Noynoy swears “hindi ako magnanakaw..” How can he assure us that people who would be working under his leadership will not be corrupt as well? Is he the kind of person who can motivate even the most greedy of politicians? Does he have what it takes to totally prevent corruption? i don’t think so.. What happened to the cojuangcos and hacienda luisita? was he able to take control? I just happen to be a scholar of villar.. raised by a poor family also.. so even as a student I already saw where the people’s taxes go, I benefited from your money through Villar. And now, as I am driving my own car from cavite to makati, I can easily say that somehow, my taxes allowed me to travel from my house to makati in just 1 hour. So there you go..

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