14 September 2009
Giving up Hacienda Luisita for Senator Noynoy Aquino and his family.
It's been in the news and there is widespread expectation that it will happen so it is but natural that Senator Noynoy Aquino will make his voice heard on the issue sooner rather than later. We now have the video clip from this GMA Weekend News report by Mariz Umali.
"Yung sinisigaw ngayon dun balik na lang ulit sa trabaho ... pagdasal na lang yung trabaho... eh ang pamilya ko naman, 'Ang laki laki na ng utang natin diyan, baka somebody might be able to run it better,'" said Senator Aquino.
To which declaration a Hacienda Luisita resident replied, "Kung sakali mang ibenta yung lupa dito sa hacienda po, sana po bayaran niya kami at bigyan ng matitirhan."
If Noynoy can turn the Hacienda Luisita issue from a liability into an asset for himself as a presidential contender in 2010, then he'll be able to show outstanding problem-solving skills and a definite ability to lead.