BEFORE the yellow hordes of LP presidential hopeful Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III start celebrating over the latest election survey result showing their standard bearer widen his lead at 30 percent over his nearest rival Nacionalista Party bet Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar who garnered 26 percent, these diehards better remember that it’s still a long way to go until May 10.
We maintain that with a little over 40 days before election day, and taking into account the kind of elections we have in this country, anything is still possible and it’s still very much a four-way fight for the presidency among Aquino, Villar, former Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro and former president Joseph Estrada.
By the way, as they say, the truth will always come out. And in the case of LP standard bearer Noynoy Aquino, the allegedly incorruptible presidential candidate (according to his propagandists) the truth is slowly but surely catching up with him.
Observers of the campaign point out that the issue surrounding Best Security Agency, Inc., a company which allegedly had contracts with several government agencies during the Cory administration and which Noynoy partly owned as Director must be cleared by the presidentiable since he might have committed a serious lapse in judgment in signing up as Director of a company that would later be doing business with the government and with private companies that may want to get in the good graces of his mother’s administration.
Now that he is running for president, the error of having to put up a security agency with his uncle 24 years ago has come back to haunt him, and whether he likes it or not Aquino needs to disclose his involvement in full if only to explain his role in the BSA in a more comprehensive and believable way and consistent with the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act’s clear point on conflict of interest.