Today, September 9, 2009–that is 090909, will it be a lucky 9 for Noynoy Aquino in the upcoming Presidential election in the Philippines?

Senator Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III declared today at Club Filipino that he will run for President on 2010 election after Senator Mar Roxas stepped down as a Presidential candidate. With the latest survey, Mar’s chances of winning for president is very slim compared to Senator Manny Villar, but things may change soon. Maybe that is why their political party chose Noynoy to be their standard bearer because of the good background of Noynoy’s Parents–his dad being a national hero and her mom, the former president of the Philippines who helped brought back democracy peacefully to the country through People Power after more than 20 years under martial law. His dad and mom is loved by some Filipinos, and they want to channel this love into votes for Noynoy.

But, will Noynoy make it? Yes, they came from a rich clan, but will the clan support him? For he said there are minimal funds for his candidacy and his party believes that the people will unite for his candidacy to push thru, and I hope it will.

I was rooting for the following Presidentiables:

*Kabayan Noli de Castro,
*Senator Lacson ( I believed in him)–but he backed out due to luck of funds and other matters,
*Senator Chiz (he is my number 1 senator on the last election in my ballot)—but I think he is not yet ready for President.
* Mayor Binay of Makati–I was happy with what he has accomplished for Makati. If Philippines will be like Makati, that will be a nice one.

And now, Noynoy comes into the picture, and my choices as of now will be:
1. Noynoy
2. Binay
3. Kabayan

Although I am uncertain if Noynoy will be able to deliver but as of now he is the better choice. I hope he will answer also the problems of the farmers and tenants of the Hacienda Luisita and the other agricultural problems…

As a Filipino, I’d like to see a reform not just for the rich and able but for everyone…