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Where credit is due... and the Aquino legacy...

I felt admiration for what Mar Roxas has done. Instead of running for president, he is willing to play second fiddle to Noynoy Aquino. Imagine, the years of plotting, scheming with Korina and then, puff, fate weaved a different tapestry and Noynoy is the one in the spotlight.

I am very apathetic with regards to politics but this time, my sense of patriotism has been re-awakened. I can't help but think that the recession and the deaths of important people in this century has jolted us to make a difference in our lives. We are the apathetic generation who grew up without a cause to fight for.

We didn't have a Marcos to topple. We grew up watching Kris Aquino in her futile attempt to drama stardom. We had Fido Dida, her massacre films (thank God she found her niche in talk shows). We were disillusioned with politics and were riveted by Hollywood and Microsoft.

Suddenly, recession hit, tita Cory died and we are hearing of so much corruption in government. Then, the soft spoken Noynoy emerged, just like his mother who was put in the limelight when her husband died.

Kris Aquino is the female Ninoy and Noynoy is the male Corazon Aquino. Kris kept the Aquino name in the spotlight. Even if it was syphilis, her love life or her monthly period on her show, we are fascinated with her. Kris was there to attract attention just like how Ninoy made us aware of evil when he died.

Noynoy was just in the background, only hearing of his disapproval of Kris' exploits. But now, he was given something that his mother passed on to him. He should carry on the legacy of his mother. Noynoy is here for the follow-through.
The irony, Noynoy was Korina's ex, and Mar is her fiance. Imagine, if Noynoy is the president and Mar the VP. Korina, what are you feeling right now? :)



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