It’s all about winning the polls in 2013, which is why Noynoy and his administration Liberal Party (LP) has been busy coalescing with other parties, which is normal in Philippine politics — especially when the ruling party can’t string up a complete LP senatorial slate.
What is galling, however, is that Noynoy and the LPs keep up with that hypocritical line about coalescing only with those parties with their candidates that have the same standards and party policies and principles that Noynoy and the LPs espouse.
Who are they kidding? Even in 2010, just which principled politicians were sworn in en masse by Noynoy and the LPs, if not the same politicians who, during the reign of Gloria Arroyo, swore fealty and allegiance to her, but now, like the unprincipled politicians that they are, swear fealty and allegiance to Noynoy, as he today sits in Malacañang.
These politicians formerly identified with Gloria, haven’t changed their ways, nor their stripes, that’s for sure. Principles are never part of the political equation, especially during election time.
Besides, just what principles and programs are Noynoy and the LPs espousing, for the so-called senatorial candidates from the coalition to be “accepted” by Noynoy and the LPs? The drive against graft and corruption? Transparency — which is not being adhered to anyway by Noynoy and his boys, Good governance? Reforms?
Hell, is there any politician running for office — even the most corrupt of them all — ever going to say that he is for corruption and against transparency, good government and reforms?
That’s a lot of political crap Noynoy and his equally yellow sanctimonious shits spew.
In forming any senatorial slate for any party — administration or opposition — the idea is always to get winnable candidates — especially in mid-term elections, which are normally seen as a referendum for the sitting President.
Since the LPs are very, very short of winnables for the administration’s senatorial slate, they have to make sure that a bigger number of their bets would win, to create that perception that Noynoy is no lameduck president.
Still, when the administration party — the LP — can’t even string up a strong slate with a bigger number of LP members in that slate, this already is a clear indication of the weakness of the party, despite its having an LP chairman seated as President of the Republic.
Now, after tagging Nacionalista Party (NP) president and losing presidential candidate Manny Villar as “Villarroyo” in 2010, meaning he was Gloria Arroyo’s secret presidential candidate, and accusing him of having gobbled up — illegally — certain landholdings, the Noynoy Palace now says that Noynoy and the LPs have “moved on” from the “Villarroyo” tag during the campaign.
Noynoy’s mouthpiece Edwin Lacierda was quoted as saying that “Campaigning is campaigning. There were words that were exchanged during that time but we move on for the sake of the country,” adding that “Senator Villar has been supportive of some of the admin measures in the Senate. They recognize what’s important for the country. They recognize what’s good for the countrymen. They will rise above political differences and see what’s good for all of us.”
Lacierda added that parties can agree on principles and look beyond personalities. “You’re looking at the Nacionalista Party and who will be there. You’re looking at Alan Cayetano who stood for good governance. Party principles transcend individual differences and there are principles which we can agree on.”
What? Noynoy and his LPs have risen above political differences and see only what is good for Filipinos? They don’t deal in personalities?
Doesn’t Noynoy mean what’s good for him and the LPs to continue being in power and position?
The administration’s hypocrisy is galling!
Still, whoever sits in both Houses of Congress, either voted in by the electorate legitimately or voted into power by the infamous fraud-filled PCOS (precinct count optical scan), Noynoy and his LPs, who claim to be reformists and incorruptible can always get them to do as he orders — through bribery with their pork barrel release, plus plus. That’s reform?
Wait until 2016, when those who swore allegiance to Noynoy and the LP get sworn into a new party when a new Malacañang tenant, who won’t come from the LP, comes into the picture.
The LP members may just once again revert to all of them fitting in an old Volkswagen model.