the distant, disciplinarian grandfather
who somehow lost the family fortune.
the ditzy "lola" who shows up floating on a cloud of perfume,
bearing gifts, kisses, and the odd piece of unsolicited advice.
the sneaky uncle who always seems to be up to something,
but somehow never gets caught smoking.
the family underachiever who never graduated from college,
but still the most lovable "tito", thanks to all his jokes.
The Evil Stepmother.
Cory and Ninoy?
MOM and DAD!!!
That's how I've always felt
about the courageous couple that
gave birth to our current Democracy.
Imperfect and immature
though it may be,
as with any growing child,
their baby surely deserves
all the love and care we can give.
we belong to the same family.
I'm quite happy that there is a resurgence
in Ninoy's popularity,
and more and more of the post-EDSA generation
are learning that he's more
than just a face on the P500 bill.
And as for Cory?
She's fighting the battle of her life,
I think she's already won.