THAT'S the advice of Senator Edgardo Angara to presidential wannabes. Here's an excerpt from the Breaking News story:
â€œI think itâ€™s too early to mess up and confuse the public. Itâ€™s all right for them to prepare for their candidacy individually. But to stir up public attention and consciousness about 2010 is bit too early,â€ he said at the Kapihan sa Senado. â€œIf [the presidential hopefuls] make 2008 a highly politicized year, because itâ€™s already campaign or election mode, they will forget about any reforms of getting through Congress,â€ he added. Angara said his advice goes for everyone thinking of running for president in the 2010 elections, including Senators Loren Legarda, Panfilo Lacson, Richard Gordon, Manuel Villar, Manuel Roxas II, and even Bayani Fernando, chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.Um, anybody have an idea how to keep 2008 "politics-free"? I mean, this is the Philippines. Any suggestions?