A rare opportunity to win vs forces of evil | Inquirer Opinion

A rare opportunity to win vs forces of evil

/ 07:45 PM August 27, 2012

Our biggest “social capital” now is that we have a President who is not corrupt, who is very honest and sincere. No amount of financial capital can beat that in terms of economic value.

Because of his integrity, President Aquino has the moral ascendancy to lead all of us through better governance—in a way, harvesting the groundwork that his mother laid in the past.

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There are many critics who attack the President, but instead of attacking him, they should just wake up to the fact that it is a very rare opportunity to have an honest and sincere President; therefore we should not waste this opportunity to help move our country forward.

The legacy of Jesse Robredo should teach us a lesson that it is possible to achieve good governance as long as we keep working on it, against all odds, against all critics. Let us not waste his legacy by just saying that he is the only one who could do what he did, and that our hopes for good governance died along with him.

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“Hindi ka nag-iisa.” This is what we should tell Jesse, the same thing that we told Ninoy Aquino.

In the vernacular, I would tell the critics of the President: Tumahimik muna kayo. Sayang ang pagkakataon, dahil paminsan-minsan lang tayo nakakatikim ng presidente na matino.

In English, I would say, keep your mouths shut for now, we already have a President who is honest and not corrupt; let us work with him to turn this country around because it is not all the time in our history that we get this opportunity to win against the forces of evil in our midst.

—IKE SEÑERES, Las Piñas City

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