Ito sample ng evil campaign of Senator Benigno Aquino… I observed all the presidentiable facebook and Senator Noynoy Aquino’s side is very evil.
Before open pa yan for everyone.. noy hindi na.. game plan has been changed but the same old Bad Admins… Kakalungkot isipin na hinahayan ito ng campaign manager nila.. diba nakakatakot?
I mean can noynoy make an ad na nagpapakita ng galing at talino niya? Mga nagawa niya at hindi nagawa ng kanyang mga magulang?
The truth about ‘Noynoy’
‘What’s Sen. Noynoy Aquino, Liberal Party’s candidate for the presidency, educational, business, political and family background?’
I HAVE written the “Truth about ‘Manong’ and the “Truth behind Villar’s Ethics Case,” and now here’s the “Truth about ‘Noynoy,’ glimpses of his educational, business, family background, including political and public service record.
Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, son of Cory Aquino, who accidentally became president in 1986, three years after the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, completed his elementary, secondary and college education at the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila.
Soon after his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981, he became a member of the Philippine Business Social Progress in 1983. Then he worked as a retail sales supervisor for Nike Shoes, which became popular because of the idol worship of Filipino basketball fans for Michael Jordan and other American sports superstars, who endorsed those shoes.
He was also vice president and treasurer of the Best Security Agency, owned by a relative, from 1986 to 1993. And later, he became fields service manager for Central Azucarera Tarlac from 1996 to 1998. The same year he was elected Representative of Tarlac, served for three years, and got elected Senator as a Liberal Party member in 2007.
And now, Noynoy is running for the presidency as standard bearer of the Liberal Party.
Many political observers wondered why? He spent 11 years as congressman and senator, but they noted, he did practically nothing in government service. “Noynoy has no sterling performance and for this reason, he is accused of being ‘walang alam’ and all he could do was co-author bills for legislation.”
Another analyst recalled that “Ninoy Aquino, as then senator, he became a leading light of the Opposition, and authored a milestone of a bill called ‘Study Now, Pay Later Plan’ that would enable deserving students to pursue their dreams with loans from the government.”
“In contrast, Noynoy does not have an advocacy. He stayed in Congress for almost three times longer than his father, and his record is a pale shadow… a mockery of his father’s achievements. For this dismal record, why should we reward Noynoy, a non-achiever, the presidency?”
Still another observer of presidential politics pointed out that after Noynoy announced his candidacy, soon after the death of his mother, his spin doctors tried to used the reflected glory of Cory to boost his campaign, But, the observer added, “Noynoy is unprepared, he has no accomplishment of his own, and he’s but a mere media creation spun by his political handlers.”
And now, in the heat of the current presidential campaign, the so-called Hacienda Luisita issue has surfaced. This refers to the time two years ago when 70 farmers were mowed down in cold blood. They were protesting against the scheme of a special land reform arrangement devised by the owners, the Cojuangco clan, of which Noynoy is now the leader, that controls majority of the shares.
Like it or not, those pundits in the political commentariat said, this has indeed become a political issue, and it cannot be simply swept under the rug, and it will haunt Noynoy’s candidacy. “If he cannot solve the Luisita issue, if he cannot right a wrong in his own backyard, then how can he solve the more pressing complicated problems of the nation?”
Still another issue has been raised, this time by the Nacionalista Party, of which Sen. Manny Villar, who has been pilloried in absentia by his peers in the Senate, particularly by Senate President Johnny “Manong” Ponce Enrile and his administration cohorts as well as the LP’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates, in the ethics case against the NP presidential candidate.
A congressional inquiry has shifted its focus, after the Villar case on the controversial C-5 road project, on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx). Aquino has been asked to explain the alleged “overpricing of the SCTEx deal.
Raised by Cavite Rep. Crispin Remulla, one of the spokespersons of the NP, said: “The glaring question here is why the SCTEx construction was overpriced. He was referring to the purchase of the road right of way to Hacienda Luisita, the 600-hectare sugar plantation owned by the Aquino-Cojuangco family.
Actually, the issue is now under investigation by the House oversight committee due to the delay and overpricing of materials. “The House investigation,” according to Remulla, “is now looking at the legality of the right-of-way payments for the hundreds of thousands of square meters of land inside the Hacienda Luisita”
Noynoy Aquino himself has admitted ownership of 4 percent of the hacienda, but the Cavite solon said, “it does not spare him from criticism for not helping farmers affected by the SCTEx deal.” And he disclosed that the farmers, who are supposed to own 33 percent of the hacienda, under a Stock Distribution Option (SDO) plan, instead got less than 4 percent.
A few weeks ago, Noynoy was reminded by 10,000 farmers who marched to Mendiola Bridge (now Don Chino Roces Bridge) about the Mendiola massacre of peasants that happened during the Cory presidency in 1987. They hurled barbs at Noynoy, accusing him of mouthing “nothing but platitudes” in answer to persistent questions on the stalemate between the farmers and the Hacienda Luisita’s owners, the Aquino-Cojuangco family.
Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo, who was among those marchers, said, he has been reciting the mantra about the legacies of his parents, but in Cory’s time 22 years since that massacre of the farmers, justice still eludes the victims and survivors!
In answer to all this, Noynoy Aquino continues to milk the so-called “Cory Magic,” which those political observers dismissed as just an illusion being perpetuated by his political handlers and image-makers and the “yellow army” of the Aquinos and Cojuangcos.
Well, after all these varied comments about politicians and politics, most of them adverse, the readers are apt to either throw up their hands and mutter that when the official campaign begins this week, we shall see, alas, more throwing of mud, threats and smears, of falsehoods and untruths by candidates for the presidency, vice presidency, senators and congressmen and their supporters.
Politics, so goes a proverb, is like a rotten egg, if broken open, it stinks to high heavens!