Benigno Aquino III, more popularly known as Noynoy, is the only son of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon C. Aquino. He is also the older brother of famous celebrity Kris Aquino-Yap, the youngest in the family. He elected to the Senate in the May 14, 2007 under the banner of the Genuine Opposition (GO), a coalition comprising a number of parties, including his own Liberal Party.
Last Tuesday, Sept 1, was one of the most memorable moments for Filipinos, especially for the supporters of the Aquinos, when Sen. Mar Roxas announced that he will not pursue his presidential bid anymore for the unity of their party. Instead, he will support Sen. Noynoy Aquino for the presidency although Sen. Noynoy did not confirm he will be running for the position.
Sen. Noynoy is currently on a weekend retreat to seek “divine guidance” and to discern for his decision whether to accept the offer or not. Well and good! I just hope he decides NOT to run anymore. But with other presidentiables now announcing they are conceding and giving their support to Noynoy, all we could do now is wait and see.