To Senator Noynoy Aquino:
Well, you've done it. It seems that you will be the country's next president. His Excellency. Commander-in-Chief.
Now, let me tell you something. It makes me so, so sad that you won the election. My dislike for you is so strong that I even prefer Manny Villar over you. I truly believe that you can never hope to measure up to Gilbert Teodoro, my presidential candidate. You have no notable achievements, no bills passed in the Senate—nothing, really, other than the fact that you are the son of two icons of Filipino democracy.
Having said that, I am now begging you: please, please prove me wrong. Please show me that you can change the Philippines for the better. Please increase employment, lessen poverty, abolish corruption. Live up to your promises. Exceed expectations. Show your voters that they made the right decision. Please.
If you do that, I will gladly eat every anti-Noynoy word I have said thus far, because I'd rather swallow my pride and say, "Hey, Noynoy's doing a pretty good job," than say, "See, I told you you shouldn't have voted for him!"
a concerned citizen of our beloved Philippines.