Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Aquino Proclaimed as President of the Philippines

It is official, Benigno 'Noynoy' C. Aquino III is the new President of the Philippines.  More than a month after the first ever automated elections in the Philippines and after many controversies surrounding it, we now have a new president.

Noynoy is the son of the murdered Senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino and the late former President Corazon Aquino.  Whatever brought him to what is right is a mix of his parents' legacy, a little bit of his sister's popularity (Kris is his younger sister) and a whole lot of luck or fate.  He's my bet so I am happy that he got the post.  My hopes for his term is for the Philippines to become a better place for Filipinos or foreign migrants to live in.

He will officially take office on June 30--earlier than the usual start of term.  His running-mate, Sen. Mar Roxas on the other hand was not able to bag the VP post but nevertheless, I think the Filipinos also made a wise decision to vote for Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay as the Vice-President.  Binay positively noted that whatever it is that the President wants him to do for the benefit of the country, he will do it.

Let us wait and see and hope that the next six years of our lives during their term would be better.

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