When the good Senator Mar Roxas back out of his bid to contest the highest position in the land and instead gave way to Sen. Noynoy Aquino – was really an act of a true statesman.
There are two important factor why a politician can be called a statesman; one is a politician who accomplished excellent and untarnished track record in his political career and the other; is a politician who execute all his political plans for the good of the people into a credible action.
Charles A. Beard, writing in the American Mercury, noted: “The statesman is one who divines the long future, foresees the place of his class and nation in it, labors intelligently to prepare his countrymen for their fate, combines courage with discretion, takes risks, exercises caution when it is necessary, and goes off the stage with a reasonable degree of respectability.” Sen. Mar Roxas announcement backing out his bid in the Presidential race is undeniably an act of accomplishment as a true politician and a statesman rolled into one.
On the other hand, Sen. Noynoy Aquino who pledged to continue “Ninoy and Cory’s fight is the only right person that can unite the opposition and probably the best man to lead the nation.
With the slogan “Gawin ang Tama” (To Do What is Right), Noynoy will be the next highest official in the land.
Unlike other Presidentiables (minus Sen. Mar Roxas), Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, an economics graduate of the Ateneo University is a full-time legislator. A third termer representative of the 2nd District of his home province, Tarlac prior becomes a Senator. As a member of the House, he was one of the congressmen who voted for the passing of the Overseas Absentee Voting Act (RA 9189), known as the “Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003.”
In his last term in the House of Representatives, he filed a total of 14 measures, one of which was a resolution creating an oversight committee to study how government agencies use intelligence funds.
Born on February 8, 1960, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco-Aquino III, popularly known as Noynoy, is the third of the five children (Maria Elena, Aurora Corazon, Benigno III, Victoria Elisa and Kris) and only son of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Simeon Aquino, Jr. and former Philippine President Maria Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco-Aquino. ### BongA