An Open Letter to Noynoy

26 May

Philippine President-elect Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III. Photo: http://sifranzaypinoy.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/noynoy-aquino1.jpg

Dear Noynoy,

You were not my choice in the last election but since our people have spoken, we must now support you and pray that you prevail. But first, I must remind you of the stern reality that your drumbeaters ignore: you have no noble legacy from your forbears. It is now your arduous job to create one yourself in the six years that you will be the single most powerful Filipino. Six years is too short a time — the experience in our part of the world is that it takes at least one generation — 25 years — for a sick nation to recover and prosper. But you can begin that happy process of healing. Read F. Sionil Jose’s letter to Noynoy in the Philippine Star

Kay S. Abaño

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