Noynoy Aquino – A Leader in His Own Right

by Roy Sangil,
President,
Association for the Socioeconomic Advancement of Pinoys, Inc (ASAP)

Noynoy Aquino is a leader who can lead the Filipino people toward social change through good governance, transparency, and honest leadership. 

While Noynoy is known as a low profile son of President Cory Aquino and Ninoy, he is a leader in his own right and would stand out in times of crisis, which is a proven test of a leader.

Unknown to Filipinos, Noynoy was instrumental in the survival of government and democracy when, in November 1989, renegade soldiers wanted to seize the government and perpetuate themselves to power. It was the bloodiest coup d’etat staged by the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) and soldiers loyal to the Marcos administration. The coup attempt left 99 people dead and 570 wounded.

Noynoy would take an active role that would help in the eventual defeat of the coup plotters. For one, he knew the rapacity, anti-democratic and anti-people character of the coup plotters because during a previous coup, in 1987, he was ambushed by the coup plotters along Malacañang. Noynoy was hit by five bullets and three of his four escorts were killed protecting him. A bullet is still embedded in his neck. Moreover, the coup plotters would want to perpetuate themselves to power, declare Martial Law, and plunge again the people into oppression.

At the height of the 1989 coup, Noynoy would call people close to his father, Ninoy, to assemble a group to help crush the ongoing coup. These are the people whom he could trust and would prove crucial in defeating the rebels. 

In the early morning of November 30, Noynoy called me and asked me to organize a group to crush the ongoing coup. I immediately called up Ret. Gen. Salvador Mison, Gen. Pete Navarro, Charlie Avila, Wilo Layug, Lingoy Alcuaz, Gerry Esguerra and Steve Psinakis.

The group met at the office of Gen, Jake Carbonell in Pasig. The group under the leadership of Gen, Mison was given authority by the Palace to recapture Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame. The order was given to Gen. Carbonell by Gen. Mison to attack Camp Aguinaldo.

The rest is history as Cory Aquino finished her term peacefully and the people elected Fidel Ramos as the next president.

This single action of Noynoy proved to all that he is a man of action. His decisiveness in taking an active role is worth noting when Philippine democracy was imperiled by forces who are loyal only to themselves and not the freedom and democracy that was hard won by the Filipinos through the peaceful EDSA Revolution.

But what was so interesting is that he did not boast of his role in crushing the coup. He simply hid this information and the nation never knew of his participation. This is the kind of leader that should be emulated by the Filipinos, particularly the youth. A leader that does not boast of his achievement. A leader who can lead in the worst crisis in government. This is Noynoy Aquino. A leader, and worthy to be the son of Ninoy and Cory Aquino.

~ Roy Sangil

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    I will vote Noynoy for President because I know he will be a good leader of the country. I find him simple, someone who will not succumb to corruption, a man of integrity. Some people will discredit him and his personal life but nobody can say that he enriched himself while in government. He does not need to hire people in order to project a clean background because that’s who he is, a naturally honest and simple man. People are clamoring for change and we want somebody like him to lead us; somebody who will fight for what is right and good for the country. Go Noynoy!

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    alvin cerezo said,

    1. There were many people who doesnt like noynoy because he is standing at his parents name, but i was telling them, is that a big sin against senator aquino?, they like gibo since he has the identity, and when noynoy was in Congress wala din ginawa, bakit sabi ko sa kanila si yung tinutukoy ba nila may ginawa din ba. AT ISA PA. PARANG NANATILI SI GLORIA IF THE ADM. CANDIDATE WILL WIN. THE CULTURE OF UTANG NA LOOB IS ALWAYS A FILIPINO VALUES.

    2. I read an article that Cebu might deliver a good votes for the administration… one unsolicited advice. BALIK BALIKAN NYO PO ANG CEBU SIR, because that was the thing gloria made in Pangasinan in the 2004 elections, talong talo siya sana sa pangasinan but she made her frequent visits silently kaya yung malayo ang lamang ni FPJ kay gloria.

    3. I saw a streamer from ninoy to noynoy carry on and sabi ko naman

    FROM NINOY TO NOYNOY THE LEGACY WILL LIVE ON…..

    SANA MAGAMIT MO ITO SENATOR AQUINO.

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    martin lagman said,

    Senator Aquino,

    You are in a position to change our country from a corrupt,immoral,non law abiding people to a country that will be corrupt free, moral and law abiding citizens.
    Alam ng nakararami na ma oposisyon o administrasyon ay corrupt. baguhin mo ang tingin namin sa inyo mga politiko,sino ba sa atin bansa ang mga mayayaman? di ba mga politiko,mga negosyante na nakadikit sa mga politiko,mga tauhan ng mga politiko.Kaming mga low to middle class hindi umuusad,kami na nagbabayad ng buwis na tama,kinakaltasan na agad ng buwis sa sweldo o mga maliliit na business na nagbabayad ng business permit taon taon.Napakasakit makita sa lansangan ang mga magagarang kotse ng mga politiko,malalaking mansyon nila. Alam namin na pera namin ito,what an injustice is this.
    Mamili ka mabuti sa mga tao nakapaligid sayo,mga politiko na alam namin at siguro naman alam mo na corrupt. Payong kaibigan lang senador kung totoo ka na tutulong sa taong bayan lumayo ka sa kanila, mga congressmen na lulon sa cholesterol ng pork barrel,mga mayor at gobernador na walang inisip kungdi tongpats sa mga project nila.mga police at military general na puro komisyon at lagay ang iniisip.Kung ako ang tatanungin mo sa ngayon mga nakapaligid sayo mabibilang lang sa isang kamay siguro ang masasabi mo may makabayan na pag iisip at hindi para sa sarili lamang.

    Payo po Senador lagay mo sa paligid mo mga taong hindi politiko,mga simpleng mamamayan dahil kami ang mag luluklok sayo hindi mga politiko. I only hope and pray that you are true to your word, true to us,true to yourself, true to Ninoy and Cory.

    Lastly Senator i have simple suggestion if you will be elected as the President of our country,these are: remove pork barrel of congressmen and senators, do not appoint politicians in your cabinet not even those politicians whom you know that are qualified for that position,mag lagay ka ng ahensya na ang gagawin ay ibalik ang moralidad at respeto ng tao sa bawat isa, magtalaga ka ng mga tao sa polisya at military na walang bahid ng katiwalian at maka Diyos. Remember po pag ang mga tao ay may respeto at pagtitiwala sa isang leader magiging positive lahat. Senador kung gusto mo makita kung gaano na kawalanghiya,immoralidad at walang respeto mga tao ngayon pumunta ka sa san andress manila o tondo sa mga squatter area,pumunta ka kahit anong oras at wag ka mag pakita mag masid ka lang sa loob ng inyong sasakyan dito mo makikita ang tunay na kalagayan n g ating bayan, please lang po punta kayo ng walang nakakaalam umikot ka sa mga squatters area at malalaman mo agad kung ano ang magiging plataporma ng inyong administrasyon.
    Hanggang dito na lang po Senador, sana mabasa ninyo ang aking nasulat po. Sa tingin ko po ito na ang huling baraha natin sa pagbabago, sa akin sarili po pag pareho na naman ang mamumuno sa atin mas mabuti na lumayas na lang at pumunta sa ibang bansa at magpa alila sa mga dayuhan kaysa dito ako sa ating bansa na ninanakawan ng harapan at ginagago ng mga politikong gahaman.
    Salamat po muli.


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