Thursday, August 27, 2009

Noynoy Aquino: The Next President

In Old Testament times, when a prophesy turns out to be not totally accurate, a foreteller is considered a false prophet and stoned to death. It is for this reason that church leaders of today ought to be very careful in making predictions. Those who prophesied a De Venecia presidency are fortunate to still have a following. This is not to say that prophets from God no longer exists. They still do. But, the nature of their job is more on telling forth instead of forth telling. After all, the Bible has already revealed everything we need to know - not what we want to know - about the future until the second coming of Christ so that we may be able to live godly, peaceful and abundant lives.

I do not consider myself a prophet but I am an observer. My read on current events is that Noynoy will follow in the footsteps of his Mom and get drafted to run for president.

Philippine Daily Inquirer on 8/27/09 reported that the group that convinced Corazon Aquino to run for president in the 1986 snap election called by dictator Ferdinand Marcos has embarked on a similar campaign. The group is seeking to gather more than a million signatures to encourage the late former President's only son, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, to also run for president.

Noynoy will receive support from significant players and personalities.

ABS-CBN News on 8/28/09 reported that . . . if ever Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III runs for higher office in 2010, he would find an ally in the most unlikely person: former Ilocos Norte representative Imee Marcos . . . Kaya Natin! lead convenor Harvey Keh said Monday that Panlilio would withdraw his bid for the presidency in 2010 if Aquino plans to run.

We live in as desperate times as in the days immediately following the assassination of Ninoy. It will be deja vu all over again for most of our people. Emotion will run high for a clamor for an Aquino presidency.

So, if I were a betting man (fortunately I'm not), I would bet that:
  • Roxas will be Noynoy's running mate.
  • FDR and Erap will endorse Noynoy.
  • Escudero and Legarda will aspire for VP.
  • Velarde and Villanueva will withdraw and endorse Noynoy.
  • Fernando will quietly withdraw as well.
  • De Castro will go back to newscasting.
  • Madrigal will not go away and contribute to Villar's defeat.
Just to be perfectly clear, I am not a prophet but a mere current events observer. So, do not stone me if I am completely wrong in my predictions.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that some of these predictions might come true. It might start with Roxas sliding to VP, followed by endorsing of Noynoy as a presidential candidate by more concerned groups and political parties like Aksiyon Demokratiko, Ed Panlilio, Imee Marcos, Kaya Natin. How about the CBCP endorsement, priests and nun? If Liberal Party leaders like Salonga and Drillon are bent on Mar Roxas as the standard bearer, Noynoy can leave the LP and start his own political party like hmm, Yellow Ribbon Party (YRP). I bet, Sen. Noynoy is going to be a sure winner.