I was 3 years old back in 1988 when the late former President Cory Aquino was still the president of the Philippines against the long-standing dictatorship era.
It has been more than 2 decades that our country is enjoying democracy after the martial law. It has been a very rich 22 years of political and cultural turn of events that have shaped and have made who I am today. I am now 25 years old a registered nurse and working underemployed. My son is now 3 years old and just like me, he will spend his pre-school years with another Aquino President succeeding another longest-serving President of our country.
I have no clear political memory of what it was like during Pres. Cory’s term but I remember that it used to have lots of brownouts at that time and I could always hear helicopters and tanks passing by as we lived in Murphy, Cubao (near Camp Aguinaldo in QC).
As the new President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has been inaugurated today and today being his first day as the Chief Executive I bid our nation once again, the time to start anew. To look at these turn of events and reflect in a much personal viewpoint. To have paradigm shift that all these feeling of “once again beings saved” from a very long 9-year GMA administration, that all these imply a personal responsibility of eradicating red tape, envibing patriotism (not only during pacquiao fight) and to be disciplined in the littlest possible way.
I hope my son, when he reaches my age will look back in the Philippine political history and would proudly say that he grew up his pre-school years on P-Noy’s administration and that it made a big impact of what the country will be 22 years from today.