Re the video below: I was standing on the left side of the stage facing the crowd, idly counting the minutes before Makati's Hizzoner was finished with his stump speech, when a cry went up that Noynoy had arrived. Tie a Yellow Ribbon began playing, the assembly visibly perked up and promptly forgot about the mayor, and a sea of necks craned toward the back, where Noynoy had begun making his way toward the stage through a thicket of hands and bodies. Apparently the crowd was too thick in the middle, so they did a detour and hustled him through a side space--right where I was standing. And that's how the guy who might just become the next president of the Philippines passed by inches away from me and my Flip HD cam. Who knows, this footage could end up a valuable document of that day when the promise of his candidacy first began gathering steam. Wish ko la-ang ba.
Who better to carry on the fight of Ninoy and Cory than Noynoy? Who better to keep the spark of the EDSA people power revolt alive and vital and raging than Noynoy?... Noynoy will be a good president. Or put in the most elemental way, the barest expressions of decency in this country now taking on the proportions of epic heroism, he will not be corrupt, he will not be abusive, he will not lie, cheat and murder. It is not a matter of choice, it is a matter of necessity. It is not a matter of troth, it is a matter of trust. The legacy of his parents is too sacred to destroy that way. The name of his parents is too unblemished to soil that way. The burden of his inheritance is huge, but he will be equal to the task. In spite of himself as much as because of himself... It is his destiny. -- Conrado de Quiros