I’ve always seen Mar Roxas as a good and competent public servant. However his campaign, thus far, hasn’t appeared to be the most sincere. His ads only make me cringe, and his apparent hunger for the presidency makes me trust him a little less.
And then he pulls off what is probably the most honorable act in Philippine politics in a long while — he gives way to Noynoy Aquino as the standard bearer of the Liberal Party. Here I was expecting that he would either run independent or form a splinter party. But no. He yields and vows to help Noynoy’s campaign. Ironically, Mr. Roxas, I would vote for you now.
I know I haven’t been the biggest fan of Noynoy thus far. But a Facebook tweet from Noemi makes me think twice. She writes,
It is not question of competency. Values, preservation of democracy, no intention to stay in power. Don’t use conventional wisdom with Noynoy.
Maybe. We shall see. The elections have officially become interesting.
Lengthier commentary as more things happen.