According to Ellen Tordesilla‘s post titled Noynoy Aquino shares letter of dad, “Noynoy is asking bloggers to disseminate the letter which he said is ‘one of the compelling reasons why I am in the race.‘“
For Noynoy’s sake, I am quoting part of the letter (page two, second paragraph). Click Here.
“The only valuable asset I can bequeath to you now is the name you carry. I have tried my best during my years of public service to keep that name untarnished and respected, unmarked by sorry compromise for expediency. I now passed it on to you, as good, I pray, as when my father, your grandfather passed it on to me.” Ninoy Aquino Click here.
I will not add my crazy thoughts on this because Ninoy’s words are very clear. Being the case, it is therefore very appropriate to add the words of great men with equal status as Ninoy to make the obvious more obvious.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company. – George Washington
No one should form an acquaintance with one who has an evil character. A piece of coal, if it is hot burns, and if it’s cold, blackens the hands. Hitopadesa
Every man is like the company he is wont to keep. – Euripides.
The dictionary defined expediency as “Adherence to self-serving means: an ambitious politician, guided by expediency rather than principle.”
I will end this post here. I just hope that the Filipino voters will be wise enough to distinguish the real from the fake in a gallery full of ever-smiling, sheep-like, too good to be true candidates.