After President Cory’s death last year, we fastened yellow ribbons onto the family vehicles — like so many Filipinos touched by sorrow and wanting to remember and recall the legacy of Mrs. Aquino.
Everyone knows what happened next: Noy Aquino and the LP Mafia jumped on the wave of emotions to brusquely shove Mar aside.
Now, the necropolitical campaign has opted to put our late president (and even Ninoy to work). It is they that Noy handlers continue to point to — not the achievements (are there any) or qualifications (are there any) of the son.
The yellow ribbon used to stand for our love for Ninoy and Cory. The ribbon calls on us not to forget their legacy and what they did for our country.
Now, the ribbon has been hijacked by Noynoy to make us choose his name on the ballot. He calls on us to remember — not what he has done, but what his parents have. Does that make sense to you?
While we’re at it, let me tell Noy this: YOU SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER, AS YOU GAZE UPON THE YELLOW RIBBON, THAT YOUR MOTHER WANTED YOU TO FINISH YOUR TERM AS SENATOR.