“Saan ba nakasulat na kailangan puro pagtitiis ang tadhana ng Pilipino?”—President Benigno Aquino III. Made me teary-eyed, this inauguration did. He doesn’t have the rhetoric and charisma of his dad and the innate light of his mom. He will forever be compared to his parents and overshadowed by their larger-than-life reputations. But, my God, for better or for worse, he is ours for four years. For better or for worse, he represents our hopes and dreams. For better or for worse, he is us for four years.
“Remember Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.”—Stephen King