Sunday, June 7, 2015

If #BongbongMarcos runs for president, it'll be a new ball game for #Philippines politics


If Bongbong Marcos files a candidacy for the presidency in October, that act by itself (just the filing) will be a symbolic slap in the face of PNoy. It would an insult on the Aquinos, even if Bongbong himself is married to one who is of the Aquino clan. The downside of that is that 2016 will deteriorate into personal attacks. Because it will be personal, media will focus on Bongbong vs PNoy's candidate, but really, directly or indirectly, on PNoy himself. Binay and all the rest of the candidates will be fighting for air-time, but would end up as bystanders to the whole drama. This drama could only play out in 2016, not in 2022.

If that drama plays out, Binay could say goodbye to all his ambitions. If he is smart, however, he will kind of wiggle his way that it will be made to appear he is on the side of PNoy, but still deliver the message that he is his own independent self. But, that would be a tricky proposition, very complicated for tacticians and strategists. If Binay manages that, Bongbong will have a hard time in the campaign. It will be two against one.

Civic groups will have to do their part, so that discussions will remain focus on BBL, South China Sea, unemployment, agriculture, infrastructure, and of course, corruption. They will have to be doubly creative as they will fight for air time that will be pulled like magnet to all the personal drama. They have to, or 2016 campaign will just be another exercise in futility, wasted on irrelevant issues, as before.

If Bongbong gets back to MalacaƱang, it will of course mean the complete trashing of the Aquinos. PHL can count it as a new era, a new phase. Maybe, it may also be looked at as the office of the president getting back its dignity, justified or not — it is just that the atmosphere or the ambiance of MalacaƱang had this marketplace feel to it for more than a couple of decades now. Whatever, for good or bad, Bongbong will mean a new ball game in the Philippines.

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3 comments:

  1. Sorry, but Aquino already destroyed MARCOS name and made it synonymous with Evil. So why run President? it's better to concentrate on being a King maker by secretly support a candidate that can effectively defeat, overthrow or destroy their nemesis (Aquino) and clean his family name.

    Also, he's father FM was to blame for our predicaments in the past (20+29yrs b4 & after EDSA), present and future.

    FM served the longest President. He was very bright & a strongman that he forgot he's only mortal. FM failed to create a pool of Leaders to succeed him mainly due to poor vision & planning which typical to most of our leaders. He was too old & very weak to oppose the EDSA revolt or coup de eta and eventually was overthrown by Aquino's.

    On otherhand, maybe it was a grand plan between FM & Ninoy to take full control of the Philippines amongst themselves, since no clear culprits for Ninoy's Assasination (real or fake?) despite of both Cory & Noynoy taking the highest position as President.

    Politics is the art of deception.

    It's more about making the public believe half truths and lies to gain votes. Politicians will stop at nothing for power and wealth,

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  2. Sorry, but Aquino already destroyed MARCOS name and made it synonymous with Evil. So why run President? it's better to concentrate on being a King maker by secretly support a candidate that can effectively defeat, overthrow or destroy their nemesis (Aquino) and clean his family name.

    Also, he's father FM was to blame for our predicaments in the past (20+29yrs b4 & after EDSA), present and future.

    FM served the longest President. He was very bright & a strongman that he forgot he's only mortal. FM failed to create a pool of Leaders to succeed him mainly due to poor vision & planning which typical to most of our leaders. He was too old & very weak to oppose the EDSA revolt or coup de eta and eventually was overthrown by Aquino's.

    On otherhand, maybe it was a grand plan between FM & Ninoy to take full control of the Philippines amongst themselves, since no clear culprits for Ninoy's Assasination (real or fake?) despite of both Cory & Noynoy taking the highest position as President.

    Politics is the art of deception.

    It's more about making the public believe half truths and lies to gain votes. Politicians will stop at nothing for power and wealth,

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sorry, but Aquino already destroyed MARCOS name and made it synonymous with Evil. So why run President? it's better to concentrate on being a King maker by secretly support a candidate that can effectively defeat, overthrow or destroy their nemesis (Aquino) and clean his family name.

    Also, he's father FM was to blame for our predicaments in the past (20+29yrs b4 & after EDSA), present and future.

    FM served the longest President. He was very bright & a strongman that he forgot he's only mortal. FM failed to create a pool of Leaders to succeed him mainly due to poor vision & planning which typical to most of our leaders. He was too old & very weak to oppose the EDSA revolt or coup de eta and eventually was overthrown by Aquino's.

    On otherhand, maybe it was a grand plan between FM & Ninoy to take full control of the Philippines amongst themselves, since no clear culprits for Ninoy's Assasination (real or fake?) despite of both Cory & Noynoy taking the highest position as President.

    Politics is the art of deception.

    It's more about making the public believe half truths and lies to gain votes. Politicians will stop at nothing for power and wealth,

    ReplyDelete

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