Donaire deserves complement from the Aquinos

The Aquino family must return the complement to newly crowned World Boxing Association super flyweight champ Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire who arrived this early morning from Las Vegas.
Donaire, who always wear red clothes in all his fights, decided to wear yellow garments and shoes (he fought and subdued Panama’s Rafael Conception last Sunday) in honor of former President Cory Aquino.
Maybe because of the action of Donaire, Malacanang Palace has been irked.
Unlike when Manny Pacquiao is returning from his fights abroad, a hoard of government officials led by Lito Atienza peppered the “Pambansang Kamao” a warm and colorful welcome.
Even the media, including photographers, were very few when Donaire arrived 3:50 a.m. Tuesday at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
This is what I have been saying. The Aquino and the Cojuangco families are of the elite breed. Actually, they look down at us poor people.
Donaire, you don’t need the Aquinos, not even Kris and Noynoy, to get the Filipino people’s attention.
We love you for what you have accomplished.
Remember the farmers of Hacienda Luisita. They were helplessly killed with empty stomach. Until now they are not emancipated. The land their great grandparents had tilled is still with the Cojuangcos.
I hope President Arroyo will invite Donaire and his two companions – boxers Bernabe Concepcion and Mark Melligen – to Malacanang and hand them some checks, aside from personalized glove cakes, just like every time Pacman is accorded at the Palace.
I have not heard the Aquinos appreciate the action of Donaire, who was all over the radio, television and print media trumpeting his dedication to Cory weeks before his scheduled fight.
When Cory Aquino was at her death bed, her last word to her children was “support one another.”
Maybe, the former president said it because her children are not united.
How can you unite a country when your very family is not united?
For Kris, take care of your family.
For Noynoy, redeem the shame the Cojuangcos has inflicted to the Hacienda Luisita workers. After that, maybe you can run for president and Kris for senator. -30-


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