President Noynoy Aquino’s health has been a concern ever since the start of his term. He is known as an avid smoker. He claims that his job causes him an unbearable amount of stress. What doesn’t help is that he gets lots of criticism due to his gaffes and goof-ups.
Uncle Peping reportedly didn’t mince words in 2011, when faced with the prospect of losing the Hacienda due to Aquino’s mismanagement of Malacañang’s relationship with the Supreme Court:
The Tribune source said that the plot to oust Corona was hatched at the Bahay Matanda, the ancestral house of the Cojuangcos after elderly members of the Cojuangco clan reportedy [sic] berated President Aquino for attacking members of the High Court which they believe was the reason the SC justices revoked the stock distribution option and ordered the distribution of the [Hacienda Luisita] sugar estate to its tenants.
“From the time of (President Ramon) Magsasay, the hacienda land was never lost. When Martial Law came, we still did not lose our land. GMA (Gloria Arroyo) and Cory had a fight during GMA’s presidency, we Cojuangcos still did not lose our land. Now that that you (Noynoy) are president, we lose the hacienda!”, the Tribune source quoted an elderly Cojuangco as he berated Aquino in the vernacular.
“You are the reason for our loss of the hacienda, because even the Supreme Court you had to fight with!,” the elderly Cojuangco was further quoted as telling the President.
Just imagine how stressful life can be for Noynoy, if even your “elders” berate you for being yourself.
It’s a safe assumption to make that the critics of Noynoy Aquino couldn’t care less about his health, either. They’ve just about had enough of him and want him to go as soon as possible, by any means necessary. Impeachment? Sorry, Noynoy has the numbers in Congress and Senate. EDSA x? Oh please, the irony. Street revolutions are so passé. Quite simply, the EDSA movement is finished.
The best thing to do is to let Noynoy Aquino finish his six-year term. We are assuming, though, that after six (6) years of having to live with a bad choice, Filipinos will make a better one come 2016. However, Kris Aquino’s announcement that she will run for a government position in 2016 gives certain Filipinos that impending feeling of dread and déjà vu.
As far back as December 2011 Get Real Post had been writing about the most plausible underlying mission of Noynoy’s presidency: to keep Hacienda Luisita within the family even after the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) ends in 2014. When the CARP ends, Hacienda Luisita ideally will be distributed to the farmers.
When it comes to the higher cause(s) of Hacienda Luisita, and the maintenance of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan’s political relevance to the Filipino landscape, no price is too high to pay. This is most likely true for any political dynasty here in the Philippines, but all the more so for them. Why do you think they’re throwing all their “mature” offspring into politics, such as Kris and Bam?
The shocking (or not) reality, however, reveals itself in light of the bigger picture:
After 2014, Noynoy is expendable.
Remember, the Aquinos have utilized the sympathy vote for a dead family member twice already. Given the highly emotional nature of the Filipinos, there’s no reason it will not work a third time in the future.
When Ninoy died, Cory ran for president and won.
When Cory died, Noynoy ran for president and won.
Given that Noynoy is not in the best of health, Filipinos are now faced with the following scenario:
If Noynoy dies before the 2016 elections, Kris will run for the presidency and win.
Thus, for the Filipinos, their mission, should they choose to accept it (actually, they don’t have much of a choice), is:
Keep Noynoy alive until the 2016 elections are over, and they keep hopes of getting the Philippines out of its current pothole alive. Keep Noynoy alive until the 2016 elections are over, and they throw a monkey wrench that stalls (but not totally stops) Uncle Peping’s plans to continue putting his “dummies” in government.
If he kicks the bucket anytime before that, then Kris will get the sympathy vote for president. She will simply stroll the red carpet into Malacañang.
Now comes the hard part.
To keep him alive, therefore, Filipinos must actually do the dirty work at eliminating the most probable causes of death that can happen to Noynoy.
Get him to quit smoking with finality
I don’t know how many Filipinos remember this, but this was one of the many campaign promises he didn’t keep. Despite his claim that it would help him deal with the pressures of the job, apparently he still sucks at doing it.
Oh, and if the CIA can conjure up plans of killing Fidel Castro with an exploding cigar, I’m sure Filipinos will somehow copy that too.
Hook him up with someone for good, by all means necessary
There was a study some time back that single people may die younger. The challenge is finding someone willing to stick it out with him, for life.
Make sure that Noynoy avoids any sort of transport during the 2016 campaign
Land vehicles such as trucks can get involved in road accidents, or be bombed. An airplane or a helicopter can be conveniently crashed into the mountainside. A boat can be sunk.
Better to chain Noynoy to a chair and make sure he doesn’t go anywhere…far. Keep him within surveillance at all times. Don’t forget to feed him.
Sounds like we’re committing him to a mental institution or something, don’t you think? The only thing missing would be a straightjacket.
The Aquino-Cojuangco clan’s enemies know very well that making a martyr out of Noynoy will be the last thing they want to do. It is counterproductive; it will actually benefit them more to keep that walking gaffe machine alive. Every mistake that he makes gives the Aquino-Cojuangco clan’s political enemies more ammunition to shoot them with. That is, if they can take advantage of opportunities.
Now we’re faced with an even more perplexing question: if someone were to pull the plug on Noynoy, where would it come from?
The plot thickens.
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