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The heat is on

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It is hot.

It’s not about the soaring climate temperature we have been experiencing the past couple weeks, which makes all of us long to dip in the swimming pool. Lucky are those who have a pool in their very own backyard.

For us proletariats, we have this intense craving to go to the beach to frolic. But, of course, we can’t do that for now because our movements and activities are limited. How we long for the carefree days. So, we to endure the excruciating heat.

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Apologies for wandering, back to reality!

What I am bringing up here is the increasing heat in the political scene. Less than a year to go then it will be the election where we use our right to suffrage. Who will be fit to lead us?  In the national arena, we have to choose the new leader, the one who will be sitting at the Palace, the second in line and the senators. Then, we have to elect congressmen, including party-list representatives.

In five months time, all roads lead to the office of the Commission on Election (Comelec) in Intramuros as presidential wannabes, including the perennial nuisance, complete with banners and a good number of their supporters lining-up to file their certificates of candidacy.

Rumor going around is that there are discussions among the possible presidentiables I have listed in my previous write-up for possible alliance on who would run for president and be the running mate as well as doing some reconsideration. And there’s, also, addition.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Damagoso, for one, may reconsider. Heard, he may longer be eyeing the top post but instead will slide down as senatoriable. Though, it is not firm yet, in my view, however, this is more reasonable as it is more reachable and achievable. 

Joining the list is Joel

Then there’s this video circulating in the social media and was posted on YouTube about Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson that showcase his persona, achievements as a military man, and a feisty, gutsy lawmaker. Entitled “Ang Tunay na Ping Lacson,” the video to date garnered more than 1.5 views.

Apparently, Ping’s candidacy is being financially back-up by the kingpins in the industry. Among them, according to the grapevine, are the Razons and the Gokongweis, reportedly.

If Ping finally decides to go for it, this is his second crack for the presidency. In 2004, Ping ran for president against incumbent president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

And come campaign period, we will (again) be entertained by song and dance, theatrical vaudeville like performance of the candidates.

Will Ping waltz his way to Malacanang this time around?


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