Saturday, September 19, 2009

Noynoy Aquino for Philippine President Movement in Bohol Island

The tsunami called "Noynoy for President" has hit Bohol shores.

On Sept. 21, multiple sectors of Boholanos will launch the MOVE (Movement of Volunteers to Elect) Noynoy, their local version of the many similar voluntary movements now sprouting around the country primarily to help elect Sen. Noynoy Aquino as the next Philippine President.

The movement launching will be held at the JJ's Seafood Village, K of C Drive this city at 3 p.m. It will be preceded by a motorcade along the city's major thoroughfares.  

In a meeting held last Monday at the Casa Reyfrancis Inn and Restaurant this city, the movement convenors finalized the plans for the launching which coincides with the declaration of the Marcos martial rule that effectively snuffed out democracy in the country almost 37 years ago, put the late Sen. Ninoy Aquino as the first martial law detainee and finally stamped out with the assumption of Cory Aquino (Ninoy's wife and Noynoy's mother) as president in 1986.

The group also mapped out strategies to bring the movement down to all the barangays and spread it among all the sectors in the province.

It maybe recalled that Bohol was among the first provinces where a signature campaign was initiated to convince Sen. Noynoy Aquino to run for the 2010 presidential elections.

The group was specifically buoyed with the latest SWS survey in Luzon where Sen. Aquino garnered 50% of those polled as their presidential choice with Sen. Manny Villar a far second with 14% and former Pres. Erap Estrada at third with 13%.