Mendoza: What, MVP is cure to ills of PHL sports?-A A +A
Saturday, October 6, 2012
WHO are they fooling?
Our first Olympic gold will come in 2016 once Peping Cojuangco isn’t Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president anymore?
Such thinking is as twisted as saying Sen. Antonio Trillanes will treat Sen. Juan Enrile his enemy forever.
Before you know it, Trillanes, who engaged Enrile to a verbal spar a while back, will come begging for Enrile’s forgiveness in Christmas or thereabouts.
And how about this drama now set to unfold—that of MVP (Manny V. Pangilinan) running for POC president finally?
Very recently, MVP said he would not oppose Peping.
Hearing that, I just shook my head.
Uh-oh, I said, there goes another one falling prey to the perennial political parody.
In this country, promises are broken faster than Lady Gaga changes her costume in a concert.
Leni Robredo, just two months ago, said she would never ever enter politics. On Friday, she beat the deadline and filed her candidacy to run for representative in Bicol.
“It was gut feet that made me change my mind,” said Leni, who became the country’s most famous widow following the tragic plane-crash that killed DILG secretary Jesse Robredo on August 18 in waters off Masbate.
Not too long ago, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, the feistiest lady senator this country has ever had, said she would never seek a Senate seat again.
Come election fever, she was among the first to file her candidacy for senator.
On her 360-degree turn, Miriam said, “I was just joking. Kayo naman, di na mabiro.”
Aren’t local politicos the biggest jokes in the world?
Percy D. Della, the well-read “Southpaw” columnist of Inquirer sports, said on Saturday, “My source said the boss (MVP) could be a mere nudge away” from gunning for the POC post.
Fine by me if MVP finally does it.
But, please, for us to say MVP is the cure-all of Philippine sports and the key to our Olympic quest for gold, spare me.
From Ambrosio Padilla(+) to Jose Sering Jr. (+) to Peping, nothing. Nada.
Sad, but we will never win an Olympic gold unless we produce the equivalent of a Manny Pacquiao in amateur boxing.
MVP’s money is good, but we need talent. The real one(s).
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 07, 2012.