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Ask yourself, how well do you know him ? His advocacies ? What issues are he passionate about ? Like me, I suspect that most people would draw a blank when asked about Noynoy Aquino, apart from the fact that he is the only son of Ninoy and Cory Aquino.
Noynoy himself, and his handlers, have not been shy about playing the Ninoy-Cory card. Says Liberal Party 2010 campaign manager Florencio â€œButchâ€ Abad: â€œSenator Aquino will not turn his back on the legacy of his parentsâ€. In a press conference prior to his going on a weekend retreat do seek divine guidance for his political plans, Noynoy said â€œyesâ€ when asked if he would carry on the fight started by his parents. What this â€œfightâ€ is all about in concrete terms, he does not say although he can be rather smug about his legacy. Says he: â€œWe enjoy popular support all these years because we reflect the interest of freedom-loving Filipinos.â€
But if his main selling point is his parentage, wouldnâ€™t we be better off with Kris Aquino, who is undoubtedly more popular and has lived a more drama-filled life than her bland and balding brother ? It would certainly make for a more interesting campaign, at the very least. Continue reading