My Senators, part 3
My senatorial candidate for today gloriously passes through all my filters (RH Bill stand, reputation quotient, track record, trust effect) except for one: the dynasty factor. However, in his case it’s not really a deal-breaker because this is what I believe. Our country is a country of extended families and relatives so it is easier to find a political candidate who is related to another politician either by blood or by marriage. I don’t look at the dynasty effect in absolute terms because admittedly, there are less controversial political families that have been doing good work through the years. I draw the line against families whose every member occupies every political position in a province. The trust effect also plays its part, like what family name can I trust more, Magsaysay or Marcos? Definitely, Magsaysay!
So here he is, RAMON MAGSAYSAY, JR. or JUN MAGSAYSAY. He was Miriam’s VP running mate in the 1992 election (my first time to vote) and he’s been an unblemished senator for years after. It’s time we bring him back to the senate, where delicadeza is in rare amount these days.
And, PLEASE don’t mistake him for that other Magsaysay candidate. Yes, that
bitch annoying Magsaysay. Anyway, she’s not a real Magsaysay because she just acquired the surname through marriage.