Goodbye, Kris!

REALIZING HOW BIG a liability she could be, Kris Aquino promised to leave the country if Noynoy bags the presidency. “.. I promised Noy that if he does win and I’m a cause of stress for him and his presidency, I’ll gladly take my two boys and live anywhere,” showbizlandia’s Queen of All Media said during the campaign.

    Given Aquino’s landslide victory, it is time to make good that promise, a number of Facebook users, growing in thousands each day, demand. I’ll help you pack your things, offered a young girl from Pasuquin. A teenager from Batac, for his part, offered to lend a hand in the despedida party.

    And this is not without reason. Even before his brother is officially proclaimed, Kris is already causing division when unity is the order of the day. On national TV, she keeps on making snide remarks about provinces that did not go for Noynoy, and promises projects for districts that delivered the votes. So trapo, trapo, trapo, the opposite of the good governance mantra of his brother’s campaign.

Goodbye, Kris, and good riddance.

Petty Aquinos

Last Friday, two out of twelve convicts in the Aquin0-Galman double-murder case were released after their sentences were commuted by Malacanang.

My heart has always bled for these men.  Having served as a prison volunteer in the past, I met the news with much happiness and relief.

Whether or not they killed Ninoy is now out of the question.  They have suffered long enough and they have always shown remarkably virtuous behavior under incarceration.  Their kids grew up without a father, their families struggled in pain.

Rolando de Guzman, 0ne of the freed convicts, was already bedridden after suffering from four strokes.  I was teary-eyed while watching videos of him being brought of jail on a stretcher.  Felizardo Taran, the other guy, was likewise sickly.

But Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, speaking on his family’s behalf, condemned the move “in the strongest possible terms”.  He accused President Gloria Arroyo of “petty vindictiveness” for the commutation.  Noynoy contends that it was meant “to increase the hurt” and as “a way to get back” at their family’s anti-administration stance.

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