Nancy Binay to PNoy: Listen to the voice of your "bosses"


Manila, Philippines - Senator Nancy Binay believes that the genuine voice of the people should be the basis of President Benigno 'PNoy' Aquino III's decision to push through with charter change.

"Ang panalangin ko po ay sana maalala ng ating Presidente kung ano ang ipinaglaban natin noong 1986--ang hindi na maulit pa ang diktadurya na nagdulot ng malagim na yugto sa ating kasaysayan," the lady senator said.

"Atin pong ipagdasal ang ating Presidente--na talagang buksan niya ang kaniyang mga tenga sa tunay na boses ng ating mga kababayan at alalahanin niya ang ipinaglaban ng kaniyang mga magulang. Sana ang marinig niya po ay yung mga totoong boss nya at hindi yung mga boss na may pansariling interes na kailangang protektahan beyond 2016," she added.

It was during a Wednesday night television interview when President Aquino said that he is now open amending the 1987 Constitution and possibly, extending his term. He said that he would listen to the voice of his "bosses", the Filipino people, in making his decision.

In an interview with Radyo5 on Thursday morning, Senator Binay said that all the Filipino people could do now was to pray that President Aquino would remember how Senator Ninoy and President Cory fought against the Marcos dictatorship.

"PNoy witnessed history from the point of view of his parents. Senator Ninoy and President Cory fought a regime that believed it had the sole franchise to make the country great. PNoy would honor what his parents stood and died for by continuing their crusade," Binay pointed out.

"I hope that the President would look back at history when Senator Ninoy fought a dictatorship which perpetrated itself in power and when President Cory turned down calls to run under the 1987 Constitution, even though she was legally allowed to seek a fresh term," she said.

She added that if Aquino's mother, former President Corazon Aquino, were still alive, she will never allow PNoy to seek a second term in office no matter how noble his intents are.

"I am praying na hindi dudungisan ni PNoy ang pangalan ng mga magulang n'ya para lang mapagbigyan ang mga taong medyo walang pagasang manalo sa isang malinis na eleksyon," the senator said.

"PNoy's moral anchor is his parents. Seeking a second term and tinkering with the Constitution would be a disrespect to his mother--a move that would bring us back to the shadows of 1971 Con-Con," Binay further said.

Senator Binay hopes President Aquino would be enlightened by history and understand fully the true intent and wisdom of the 1987 Constitution.

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