Ninoy at Cory
Cory Aquino has always been an icon of democracy in the Philippines. People treat her as if she is the messiah. They say democracy wouldn’t have existed in this country without her, they say that she is everyone’s “mother”, some people even dare say that she should have been anointed for her saintly virtues, they treat her as if she was the sole person responsible for the great phenomenon that is People Power.
If someone has asked me what I think of her two years ago I would have answered that she was a great person, someone almost perfect, but now that I am more aware of things about my country, I can’t possibly say that she was perfect. I am not saying that she is that bad; in fact she did a fare job even though she was just an ordinary housewife before her being elected as the 11th president of The Republic of the Philippines, but that wasn’t enough, she was good, not great.
She was elected not for her abilities; I think the reason she was elected was because the enraged community needed a symbol to show their defiance against Ferdinand Marcos, and what better symbol than the wife of Marcos' greatest critic?
People pushed her for the position not because she will be a good president, she was pushed because she is Ninoy's wife.
I think she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. Even Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile seemed to think so, he once stated, and I quote:
"Cory Aquino is just a historical accident."
That's why I really don't understand why another mistake is taking place at this very moment, his name is Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
laban, laban o bawi, bawi!
And it seems like he will win. I hope not.
I don't understand why, for the second time, the people of our country is pushing someone not that competent to the position of presidency.
I recenty asked a huge fan/supporter of Noynoy to give me a valid reason for me to give my vote to his candidate. He said that Noynoy was the only candidate clean and competent enough to lead the Philippines. I asked him why he thought that his candidate was competent. He answered that his candidate co-authored nine bills. Did the bills pass? Nope. I asked him how could he say that his candidate was competent when Noynoy failed to pass any bill. He answered that passing a bill is not the only measure of competence.
If passed bills are not the basis of competence then what is? What should the legislators in our country do if not to make laws that would benefit the people and the country?