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From bad to worse FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 07/16/2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

From bad to worse

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
07/16/2011
Never has the nation had such a divisive and quarrelsome president as it has today in Noynoy Aquino, which bodes ill for both the polity and the country.

While it is true that the nation has experienced divisiveness owing to, of all things, political inclinations, it was hardly in the same degree of divisiveness as it is being experienced today, with all credit for this naturally going to Noynoy, who can never hope to ever unite the people behind him under his presidency.

His mother, Cory, who was propelled to power and position through the Edsa Revolt route, was a divisive president, only less so, when compared to her son. Their similarities rest on the fact that both are expending all their focus and efforts to destroy their predecessors, with Cory ending up not being able to achieve much, by way of governance and even in ushering prosperity and improvement in the lives of the Filipino people. and more importantly, bringing unity and peace to the nation.

Under the Ramos regime, it can be said that in the matter of divisiveness, there was little, or at least not felt as much as his focus was hardly on bringing Cory Aquino’s political foes to jail, unlike his predecessor Cory. Yet he was not unlike Marcos in his desire to extend his time in the presidency, through his “Pirma” people’s initiative to amend the Charter and of course to destroy the electoral chances of his successor..... MORE

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