One Presidential election has ended and the opening shots of the next are ricocheting about the unsuspecting electorate, well here in the Philippines at least. Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay on the occasion of celebrating his 66th birthday, today announced his intention to run for president in 2010.
After 19 years at the helm of central business district city of the Philippine capital, Manila, he wants to bring his acumen to the whole country. Under the banner of "Makati ngayon, Pilipinas bukas [Today Makati, tomorrow, the Philippines]" he says he wants to be known for his "performance" and not his ambition.
In amongst the 2000 people who witnessed his declaration was a sign reading "Obama of the Philippines". OMG will it never end?