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Fate and faith TABLETS OF STONE Larry Faraon, OP 06/06/2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fate and faith

Larry Faraon, OP

Let’s just leave everything to fate and faith. If by next week the National Board of Canvassers proclaims the presumptive President-elect Noynoy Aquino as president of the Republic of the Philippines, then the people have spoken, even if doubts of election fraud continue to haunt the halls and conscience of the Comelec, Smartmatic and the Filipino electorate. As we have said in earlier write-ups, in any election, the winner or the loser is always the people. At this point, yes, as early as now, we would be presumptive to state that an Aquino government would utterly fail — but the early signs are telling.

Fickle mindedness even in informal statements, especially when they are coached by the horse whisperers should never be equated with dynamism of thought or youthful idealistic aggression, with which the Aquino youthful voters have identified themselves. 

One instance is the attitudinal flaw of swearing in first by a barangay captain then next by a Supreme Court justice friendly to the Aquinos. Neither the posturing of anti-traditional politician stance or being an anti-graft crusader could satisfy the hopes of a better chance or leverage for the poor in a ripped-apart society dominated by the elite, especially when the incoming president has no clear record of being such as an effective legislator in both houses in the past, especially also when his un-idealistic work ethic inappropriate for a top executive is common knowledge.
It is by faith in God and in miracles (or chance) that we salute the new president, especially when his strongest qualification is not even a qualification — namely, being the son of the late Aquino couple.

When the cards are down on the table and out of the hands of the excited or thrilled player, then the winners shall be known and reality sets in.... MORE  

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