Where To Now, Mar?
Posted by akosistella on June 12, 2010
By Leo Alejandrino
Mar is not our Vice-President. This breaks my heart not for anything but because he is a friend of the Filipino and the Filipino did not know it.
The nation did not see the humility, honor and character when Mar stepped aside in favor of Noynoy, giving up years of preparation and a legacy laid 50 years ago by his family.
The majority of Filipinos did not recognize that Mar is honest and truly caring for this nation, the best qualified and intentioned, a good man.
They did not appreciate that by denying Mar the Vice-Presidency they denied Noy, a President they so dearly want to succeed, of a key ally for reform.
I am saddened because it confirms my worst fears that the Filipino time and again is his own worst enemy in choosing (or in this case not choosing) his leaders.