Sunday, September 27, 2009

Teodoro: A Mistaken Pick

Now, there are two candidates for president from the Cojuangco clan. Gibo Teodoro and Noynoy Aquino are both from the Cojuangco family and now representing their political party, Lakas-Kampi-CMD and Liberal Party, respectively.

Teodoro was a mistaken pick. Although he is a bright guy, being a UP and Harvard graduate and a bar topnotch caliber, he has no record of a remarkable bill passed into law that may be attributed to his name or any accomplishment that may warrant a better performance in the public service, particularly being a congressman representing the First District of Tarlac province. It is presumed that he was appointed as Secretary of the Department of National Defense in preparation for presidency being rammed to our throat by the administration party and their sponsors. For Noynoy, being a Senator convinced by the advice of a fifth grader –as he stated during his acceptance speech on the party meeting- he should have stayed in the enclosure together with the Carmelite sisters of a provincial convent for the solemn repose of his parent’s soul. He is just like a prey in the school of sharks without their guidance. Delving into politics and be marinated on his own …para siyang maamong tupa sa harap ng nagdidingas na mga mata ng mababangis na tigre sa larangan ng politika. (he is like a meek lamb before the burning eyes of the tiger in the political wilds.)

Suffice it to say that the Cojuangco family to maintain their political hegemony and to monopolize the presidency by the Northern Luzon region, they are now fielding candidates both from administration and opposition groups. So, whoever wins, they will be benefited and all the rosy projects will be intended to the north neglecting the development of the south which up to now have a very poor infrastructures, particularly, dilapidated roads and bridges.

I am not insinuating a regional conflict or economic jealousy, but from Diosdado Macapagal, Marcos, Aquino, Ramos, and Arroyo, with the exception of Estrada; they were all from the north and their presidencies made northern Luzon a progressive region leaving behind and underdeveloped all the southern regions. There are brighter candidates from Metro Manila, South Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao; can we not give them the chance for a better Philippines?

We should not confine ourselves and be incarcerated on a lonely boat in the sea of political icebergs.

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