by Ray Junia
SERIOUSLY, I want MVP for President.
I walked late into last week’s editorial meeting. Editors and consultants were discussing this week’s main story.
On top of the list was the impact of a USA default. Very interesting discussion, a doomsday scenario for the Philippines, but actually good if handled correctly. They forecast the currency values will go crazy. But the flipside is we escape from being a victim of globalization.
Second was the burning and bombing of Zamboanga City. There were speculations that PNoy and his cub scouts deliberately burned the city not to take out the MNLF rebels but to grab the news headlines from the Napoles case.
Finally, the decision was to rest our criticism on PNoy. Anyway, almost everyone else is shouting his angst and deep disappointment on the President. And many are asking who should replace PNoy and run this country? We have trusted many of them, from political geniuses to the very sick in mind.
I asked if the Philippines were a corporation, who do you think is the best person to run Philippines, Inc.? The response was almost a chorus: MVP. One said Lucio Tan.
The discussion centered on why MVP? The week’s banner story tells why OpinYon picks him for President.
Most of our political leaders lack the backbone to stand up before the onslaught of foreign economic forces. The country is both a victim and loser in the globalization scheme. We get a pittance from shares of our natural resources extracted by foreign companies. Compare our take from Malampaya with what the Malaysians get from their oil, you will see how badly we are being treated even in our own country.
It is time we get a President who has the skill and character in getting for and giving what is due the Filipino.
Even when OpinYon has been accused of being anti- MVP, there was nothing personal in our review of his business activities. OpinYon coming from consumers’ interests and MVP representing his stockholders’ interests, a clash is always likely. Again, there is nothing personal.
I don’t take it against him, his dogged focus on protecting the interests of his stockholders, his bosses. In fact, I appreciate that kind of loyalty and dedication to his mission.
Now I am throwing the possibility of his making the Filipinos his bosses if and when he becomes the President of our country.
I believe he is the person we need to run our country.
- Mountie brings expertise on ‘culturally sensitive policing’ to Philippines’ war-weary Zamboanga (o.canada.com)
- Saskatchewan Offers 14K jobs for PH Workers (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
- Nearly 100 Philippine rebels killed or captured (bigstory.ap.org)
- Filipino troops retake 70% of rebel-held villages (bigstory.ap.org)
- Manny V. Pangilinan : Miracle Man (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
- Sins of Cory (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
- Incompetent, Dishonest? (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
- EDITORIAL: No Killing the Pork (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
- Australia Provides Emergency Aid for Mindanao (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)
- Awol (opinyon2010.wordpress.com)