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An unexpected, welcomed fresh air of change is in the air- Benigno Simeon Aquino III, will be sworn in, as the 15th President on June 30.

Now, Noynoy’s life will be demarcated by the boundary- BCD (Before Cory’s Death) and ACD (After Cory’s Death). Like a miracle, Noynoy was catapulted to the Presidency, on the strength of the wings of his parents’ legacy.

His father, the late Senator Benigno Aquino, spoke with confidence and passion, and was
convinced that the Filipino nation should not be cowed with fear, but rather be bold and courageous in rejecting corruption and brazen lust for power. In his letter to his young son, he placed on the shoulders of the twelve year old Noynoy, the task of carrying out his torch.

His mother, the later President Cory, an icon of democracy, who spoke with gentleness of a woman of substance, well bred, educated and deeply religious. She actually actualized her beliefs, by sheer simpleness and sincerity, without any fear or favor. She disdained the trappings of power and punctuated her speech with: “Ako po, ay si Cory Aquino”, with humility, recognizing her Presidency as a form of stewardship, she was a true SERVANT-LEADER.

It must have been tough and confining for Noynoy to grow with such parents, he was but a young lad, when his father died in 1983, and three years later in 1986, his mother became President. But behind the public persona of the family of Noynoy, is a backdrop of a family beset with untold sufferings because of the political convictions of a father who was jailed, persecuted, and eventually assassinated. This unique personal history of Noynoy, molded his own outlook in life.

Having been in the receiving end of the excesses of the conjugal dictatorship and abuse of power, Noynoy knows and understands what corruption can do. He has pledged to rid the government of corruption, he had promised to lead by example. He candidly admitted that he may not have all the answers, all the time, but he has promised to try, and have people around him, who share his vision, and together they will work for the good of the country. But, we need to pray because it will take a lot of miracles to make his vision come true!

GOOD LUCK, NOYNOY!









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