The Next Aquino: Can Noynoy save the Philippines?
Posted by akosistella on April 16, 2010
It’s past midnight in Zamboanga and Benigno (Noynoy) Aquino III slouches in his chair, a glass of Coke in one hand and a cigarette in another. He’s tired and bleary-eyed and wracked by a cold. A grueling day of audiences, processions and interviews in three different provinces across the southern Philippine island of Mindanao is drawing to a close in the hotel lobby. While aides and well-wishers murmur around him, Aquino stands and holds out his arms as if awaiting handcuffs. They are lined with scratches and bruises — the toll of ceaseless hours of plunging into throngs of supporters and pressing the flesh. He grins: “It’s another demonstration of people power.”
via TIME magazine.
Aquino willing to campaign house-to-house vs Bolante
ROXAS CITY—Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Thursday vowed to bury for good in the coming elections the candidacy of former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante’s campaign to get elected as governor of Capiz.
In a press conference at the airport here, Aquino said he was willing to campaign house to house if that were needed to stop the alleged brains of the P724 million fertilizer fund scam from getting elected.
“If we need to go house to house, we will do that … This is a clear contrast between black and white. If (Bolante) wins here, we will again be included in (the) Guinness (Book of Records) for “only in the Philippines,'” Aquino said.