I wish I had written this.
My president is the president of the powerless and the leaderless.My president is the voice of those who have no voice and those who are not heard.My president dreams of things that have never been, and fights for things that must be.Yes, you know my president.My president is the biggest critic of the Administration, a tough investigator in Senate inquiries, a crusader in the impeachment of those who betray the public trust. He cannot hide his contempt for abuse of power, and he has no patience for dishonesty in service.My president is the second poorest Senator in the land. He has chosen the inconvenience of honest service over convenience of easy lobby money.My president is not the darling of movie stars and gossip hosts. But his is the voice that the public seeks when it needs understanding on the burning issues of the day.My president is not of the billionaires, and the landed elite. But he is the president of workers, consumers, jeepney drivers, and the riding public who are powerless to stop oil price increases, and the farmers who toil to own the land they till.My president vows to discard pork barrel funds – one of the biggest sources of corruption in the land, and he cannot be loyal to politicians who never want this privilege to end.My president rejects the offers of other political parties. He cannot pretend respect for those whose reputations are tainted by money stolen from public coffers, or whose incompetence has wasted the lives of many of our people .My president ignores the call of those who say it is time to quit. For if he cannot fight for change right now, then when? And if he will not lead the way, then who will?My president, they say, is too young to be president. But is anyone too young to fight for a better world? Is anyone too young to challenge the powers that be?My president repudiates the politics of old – the politics of entertainment, the politics of patronage, the politics that treats public service as commerce, the politics of same-as-before, and business-as-usual.My president stands for new politics – the politics of principles, of conscience and morality, the politics of honest and competent service, the politics for the people, and the politics of genuine change.My president has bravely declared his independence, but he is not alone. For the Filipino People are his party, and their interests, his ideology.My president is the president of hope, the president of change, the president of new beginnings.My president isChiz Escudero: Francis Guevarra Escudero.Now, let us unite to make him, not only my president, rather our president, the president of the Filipino People!