This blog is fast becoming a photo gallery. Can I post something meaty today? :D How about politics?
More and more people are calling for President Arroyo’s resignation. With her silence, she is not allowing herself to exercise her priviledge of refuting the accusations against her. I’m about to believe that the “Gloria-gate” tape (actually, “Gloria-gate CD” is more appropirate) is true. Konti nalang!
Now, these people has one apprehension — there is no viable alternative to take Gloria’s post. Not even vice-president Noli de Castro. But just recently, it made me thinking — why not Noli? I mean, are they saying that Noli is bopols, must like what they think about Erap — that he cannot be a good President?
Let me take the unpopular position. Let me tell you why I think Noli de Castro is a very good alternative to Gloria Arroyo.
1. Untainted reputation. Please, don’t compare him to Erap. Yes, he may not be an economist or a lawyer. But Erap wasn’t kicked out because he doesn’t have a high-profile education. He was kicked out for corruption. Not that he cannot govern for just being an entertainer, he is corrupt! Now, aside from that unfounded accusation on Noli during the campaign period last year, I can’t remember anything that would taint his reputation for the last 4 years of holding a public office. He certainly isn’t another Erap unlike what others think he is.
2. Not a trapo. Now, Gloria IS a Trapo (non-Pinoys, that means “Traditional Politician”). Erap IS a trapo. Most of the senators are trapos. But Noli isn’t. He was a public servant in the field of media. Was a senator for 3 years. I still have to see a strain of a trapo in him. Trapo-beaters, sure Noli isn’t in your list.
3. Public servant. Unlike FPJ, I believe that a brodcaster like Noli de Castro is more capable of serving the public than that of an entertainer. He is more in touch with the real issues of the nation. Has been in the field hearing what people have to say.
4. Popular. Oh, this man is. Top notcher as a senator. And while there is still a controversy between him and Loren Legarda, I still believe that the general public love this guy. See what happens when we have an unpopular president such as Gloria Arroyo? If only the mid to higher class of our society can accept him as an alternative to Arroyo, together with the masses, I’m sure he can be one of the most loved president of our country.
Who says Noli de Castro can’t run a country? With proper guidance from men of integrity, he sure can manage this sin-sicked, corrupt nation. Why not consider him than thinking of other weird alternatives like a military hunta — especially that he is the legitimate successor in the first place.
Now, I don’t want to see the NBI in our door steps — I’m not an Atty. Ong asking the president to step down. I’m just trying to paint a scenario when and if ever Gloria heeds to pressure. I’m saying, why not Noli?