He wants the presidency, but has virtually admitted that he cannot hack it. Stated differently, he wants to be president of the republic, but does not want to accept responsibility and accountability because he knows he is incapable of handling government.
Noynoy Aquino, Liberal Party standard bearer, at a press conference last Wednesday said he will be sharing 80 percent of presidential powers with his running mate, Mar Roxas.
Noynoy was quoted as saying in a broadsheet that “I am sharing 50 percent to 80 percent of the job (of the presidency) with my one and only partner Mar Roxas, and I am offering him not just one, but several portfolios in an oversight capacity.”
Then he added: “But let me make it clear that Senator Mar has not asked for any portfolio and this is also not a request. I call this a division of labor, which we have agreed on from the start.”
The tasks of the presidency are never a division of labor. Nor can the presidency’s functions and duties be shared with any other official — including his vice president.
The Filipino people elect a president, not half a president and, as admitted by Noynoy, that his will be a power-sharing presidency (assuming he and Roxas will win the race, which is not a done deal) he is therefore saying that he cannot hack the presidency. In which case, he has no — repeat no — business seeking the presidency since he is incapable of running the government.
He cannot expect to become president and assume power without responsibility or accountability.
He cannot say: Roxas and I share the presidency. That was decided on by Roxas and ordered by Roxas, therefore it is he who has to assume responsibility and be accountable for his actions.
Noynoy is also quoted as saying by the same broadsheet: “My partner (Roxas) is a complete partner in every sense all the labor has been divided between us, which does not mean we share it 50-50. There are days he (Roxas) takes 70 to 80 percent of the load and vice versa. So my offer to him — and I would like to stress it is not a request from him, if we are fortunate, we will continue the division of labor so our aspirations for our dreams will be substantially accomplished within the six-year term.”
In other words, under an Aquino presidency, if they are fortunate enough, there will, in reality, be two presidents who will be sharing the workload and the powers of the presidency.
In more words, what Aquino is really saying is that while he may hold the title of president of the republic, the real president will be Mar Roxas — should he win the race, which is still iffy at this time, just as Nonoy’s win is still iffy — and Noynoy will be a figurehead president. After all, Noynoy is really unqualifed for the presidency–given his complete lack of administrative and managerial experience, as well as questions on his mental health.
Still, Mar really shouldn’t be elated at this announcement of Noynoy, if we put in the genes factor.
Noynoy’s mother, the late Cory Aquino, prior to Doy Laurel giving up his presidential quest and giving in to Cory as his party’s standard bearer, pressured as he was by the same frigging yellows and the politically meddlesome Jaime Cardinal Sin, who really should be blamed for the destruction of Philippine democracy, there was a deal forged between Cory and Doy, also on power sharing, with a pledge from Cory that not only will Doy become the prime minister and head of government (which he was for four short hours, as he was installed by Cory as prime minister, but a few hours later, abolished parliament, and the parliamentary system of government, making herself the sole government and the sole law), as well as having agreed to Doy having a say on the appointments of Cabinet members — at least 30 percent of them.
Well, Cory Aquino had no word of honor and never even gave Doy an inch of that power sharing deal. Moreover, she went on the attack against Doy, and destroyed him politically, making him out as a coup plotter.
As Noynoy banks on his genes to see him through the presidency — should he win it — Mar Roxas shouldn’t expect Noynoy to keep his word and his promises. He already broke his promise to Jojo Binay in making him the DILG chief.
But Noynoy has admitted to his being incapable to run the government. So with or without Mar, those who will run government for him would be the four sisters of Noynoy and all his Kamag-Anak Inc., plus the sanctimonious shits known as the yellows.
Expect then a return to the government past, circa 1986 to 1992.
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