JUSTICE MARTIN VILLARAMA, THE 166TH MAGISTRATE OF THE SC: Congratulations are in order for newly-installed Supreme Court Justice Martin Villarama, the 166th magistrate to be appointed to the high court, not only because he finally made it to the tribunal on his ninth try.
His appointment shows that there is merit in not losing hope in one’s dreams, especially if those dreams are raised and lifted up to God.
That Justice Villarama, a former Regional Trial Court judge from Pasig City who rose from the ranks, finally got appointed after being previously disappointed eight times meant everyone must pursue his dreams and aspirations even if there are setbacks along the way.
In His time, God will make all things beautiful, as the Holy Bible says. Proverbs 3:5-6 assures us in the following manner: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight…”
SHOULD NOYNOY RUN UNDER THE LP? For whatever it is worth, here is an item from the Internet, being circulated among the members of the Yahoo e-group “ang bagong pinoy” by “pazogie” (email@example.com), which raises a very serious question about the wisdom of Sen. Benigno Aquino III running under the Liberal Party (LP):
“Granting that there was/is a public clamor, and the recent polls seem to prove it, my question is: Why should Noynoy run in lieu of Mar Roxas at the minority party LP? And another, what is a publicly clamored man doing at a minority party?
“I had a hard time formulating these two questions because I am also a product of our `inferior and mystical’ political culture nurtured for perpetuity by the trapos. If the voice of the people was for Noynoy to run, I don't think I heard the people say, like most people want me to understand, `Noynoy you must run as the standard bearer of the LP.’
“Did you, folks? Anyone? If any of you or the people did, I must have been deaf at the time. I believe Noynoy should do some Critical Chiz Thinking [CCT] about the people's clamor.
LP IS SHACKLING NOYNOY? “I know the man is capable, if only, the LP would remove the chains it put around the innocent but well meaning man; if only the right person can pass through the LP guards and whisper to his ears: `Run as the people want you to run’.
“They clamored for you, Noynoy, not the LP, to run. If you want a party, it is not too late to start your own. It is easy to see why you can. Look at the polls and feel how dependent the LP is upon you because of your power to draw people toward you.
“If you must remain sympathetic and friends with the LP they can be a part of a people's clamored coalition party [PCC]...”
"You have to see and realize how your own strength is several times more powerful than your puny LP. Remember your mother's EDSAs? Seen the polls? No matter how the opposition try to put down the numbers you are still way, way ahead in the race!”
TEODORO MUST ACT MORE DECISIVELY HENCEFORTH: The defections of Lakas-Kampi-CMD members to the LP and to the Nacionalista Party as well should prompt Defense Secretary and Lakas presidential candidate Gilberto Teodoro Jr. to act more decisively now if he ever hopes to become a serious contender in the May 2010 elections.
Otherwise, there is not going to be any administration party anymore by the time he files his certificate of candidacy between November 20 to December 1, 2009. Then, he will be as emasculated as Lakas would be at that time, its stalwarts having abandoned ship, as it were, already.
For one, spend if he must but he must now be able to get either Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos or Sen. Loren Legarda (or other politically famous individuals) as his running mate, and make an announcement of it right away.
Then, spend if he must again, but he must be able to entice credible candidates for senator to run with him, and make a media event out of it. Teodoro must exert all his efforts now to project himself more, otherwise his quest for the presidency, this early, has become a losing proposition.
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