Philippines on the Rebound

Following last week’s voter turnout, the Philippines may face a resurgence as a nation, with a promising newly elected president. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III, the son of former President Corazon Aquino, seems like an honorable fellow who won’t be swayed toward corruption. The only concern would be whether he would be strong enough to rise above all the political crap dished out by senators, representatives and rivals. Philippine politics can demonstrate failure in democracy as many voters tend to pick candidates based on popularity, looks and, of course, promises that aren’t delivered, rather than on capabilities and integrity.

Aquino can stand on his own, if he sticks with his principles and rebuffs comments from his opponents. Hopefully, he won’t be a lame duck president during the next six years he’s in power (or powerless).

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