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  • Francis Cabarle
    Oh hell here we go again. But then again, what s new no? ;) Undecided Aquino to seek ‘divine guidance’ ... Regards, ./francis [Non-text portions of this
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      Oh hell here we go again. But then again, what's new no? ;)

      Undecided Aquino to seek �divine guidance�
      > By Maila Ager
      > INQUIRER.net
      > First Posted 17:49:00 09/02/2009
      > Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010<http://services.inquirer.net/tagcloud/keyword.php?tag=Eleksyon%202010&id=1033&imp=>
      > , Inquirer Politics<http://services.inquirer.net/tagcloud/keyword.php?tag=%20Inquirer%20Politics&id=1221&imp=>
      > MANILA, Philippines�(UPDATE 2) Senator Benigno �Noynoy�Aquino III has again
      > deferred his decision on joining the presidential race, saying he still
      > needed to pray for �discernment and divine guidance.�
      > Aquino issued the statement at a press conference Wednesday, a day after
      > Senator Manuel �Mar� Roxas made a surprise announcement that he was backing
      > out of the 2010 presidential contest to give way to Aquino.
      > But Aquino vowed never to turn his back on the challenge.
      > �I�ll never turn my back on this fight. And I hope you�ll join me in this
      > fight,� he said.
      > Aquino said he needed to go into a spiritual retreat this weekend to seek
      > divine guidance on his 2010 plans.
      > �As I pray for discernment and divine guidance, I urge you to pray with me
      > so that you too can assess your own readiness to take part in the difficult
      > struggle ahead. We are in this together,� he said.
      > Calls mounted for Aquino to run following the death of his mother, former
      > president Corazon Aquino on August 1. People across the country mourned her
      > passing and hundreds of thousands turned up to pay their last respects for
      > the country�s �Icon of Democracy.�
      > Soon, grief turned into a campaign for the younger Aquino to continue his
      > mother�s endeavors for democracy and good governance.
      > His family however remained apprehensive about the idea of his running for
      > the highest post in the land.
      > �In the remaining days of mourning for our beloved mother, I would strive
      > to sincerely answer this question,� Senator Aquino said.
      > He then recalled how his father, martyred senator Benigno Aquino Jr.,
      > fought the corrupt and brutal rule of Ferdinand Marcos, and how his mother
      > continued the battle to regain democracy in this country.
      > �Ngayung umatras muli ang ating bayan patungo sa bangin ng kapahamakan,
      > panahon muli upang manindigan, panahon ding maghanda para sa isang mas
      > mahaba at matinding laban kung saan walang bibitiw hanggang makamit natin
      > ang pagbabagong ating hinahangad� Aquino said.
      > But Aquino did not let the occasion pass without commending Roxas for
      > giving up his presidential ambition for him.
      > Aquino said Roxas� sacrifice was �the finest example of selflessness that
      > our nation solely needs in this morally troubled times.�
      > source:
      > http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090902-223213/Undecided-Aquino-to-seek-divine-guidance



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