By TJ Besa
The moment our beloved former President Cory Aquino's passing was announced by Noynoy, perhaps by virtue of his being the only son and father figure by default, political capital was created. At that instant, even Noy may not have realized this, but one could already see that this was a "slingshot situation"--a confluence of events which provide undeniable opportunity to propel even inert objects, or persons, to otherwise impossible heights.
By now, we all know who the near-inert beneficiary is.
Heir-apparent to a martyred father and President mother, some would breathlessly declare, the choice is clear. On the heels of economic fallout, numerous national tragedies, and the looming presidential elections, Aquino the Inheritor seemed a promising choice for a nation badly in need of heroes. Note how every other political ad now is about heroes.