I think divine providence is working behind the political landscape of the country making sure that the future of the country will not go to the dogs.
We can only be thankful that there is, indeed, this kind of phenomenon and we only have to recognize and understand why it is so.
Take for instance the case of Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao – thank goodness that at this stage of his life he is still ineligible to run for vice president.
We all know very well how much Vice President Jejomar Binay wanted Pacquiao to be his running mate and use the latter’s popularity to nail the presidency.
This is how clever and cunning Binay is for his own selfish interest, and to hell with the nation.
This could have been a scandalously winning tandem despite charges against Binay for his corrupt practices while being the mayor of Makati City. Pacquiao’s celebrity status would have silenced the people’s distrust in Binay.
But because of divine providence it was not meant to be, thus, Binay had to keep on desperately searching far and wide for one who would be his running mate until he found one within his own party, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) – the reluctant former rebel soldier and now Senator Gregorio Honasan.
Divine providence has also made sure that after the entry of other presidentiables, notably Poe and Roxas, Binay’s trust and preference ratings would start plummeting.
It remains to be seen what Binay’s ranking in the polls survey would be now that Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has decided to join the presidential race.
It is in this context that I am writing this because there is no doubt that what is causing Binay to slide down in the surveys are the allegations of his being corrupt.
So, who surfaces now defending an embattled idol?
Yes, you are right, it is Pacquiao, and what does he say?
Pacquiao says for people not to be too judgmental about Binay, who still has to be proven guilty by a court on his alleged corrupt activities.
Pacquiao, who is running as a senator under UNA further said that he is supporting Binay because of his humble beginnings.
“We both come from poor families. We both underwent hardships and hunger –but we also worked hard to get to where we are now. We both believe we can serve inspiration to the poor,” Pacquiao said.
What a fallacious pronouncement!
Does Pacquiao mean to say that a man with humble beginnings could not do any wrong anymore?
Why hasn’t Binay attended the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee hearing to explain and absolve himself from all the allegations of corrupt practices labeled against him so people will stop prejudging him of being what they perceive him to be – a corrupt public official?
Pacquiao idolizes Binay so much that he has already learned to create his own dynasty in Sarangani Province.