March 24, 2015
Alyssa Valdez For President
This is the first time I’m writing about the President.
It’s because the Chief Executive has a special lunch meeting with the Ateneo men’s and women’s volleyball teams, the reigning UAAP champions, and the La Salle women’s squad, the runners up and a former UAAP champion.
Nice selfie though with Ateneo superstar Alyssa Valdez.
Of course, our President is an Ateneo Economics graduate. So don’t blame him if, despite his super busy schedule, he silently cheered for Alyssa Valdez and the Lady Eagles as they were obliterating the injury-plagued Lady Archers during their one-sided title duel.
He was obviously happy about Ateneo being magnanimous in victory and La Salle being gracious in defeat.
He also talked about how fierce the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry was during his time.
He wished though that the sportsmanship that Ateneo and La Salle showed could be emulated by all of us, especially the politicians.
It’s short of saying that the peace process should continue despite the sad Mamasapano incident that led to the slaughter of the “SAF 44.”
Is slaughter worse than carnage?
So the President loves volleyball.
But not necessarily sports, right?
If he loves sports, he wouldn’t allow our athletes to be slaughtered in the international arenas with debacle after debacle in the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and the Olympics.
Much like in Mamasapano.
So this is the first time I’ve written about the President.
It will probably be the last.
I’m voting for Alyssa Valdez for President if she decides to run.
(Photos courtesy of the Malacanang Photo Bureau)