A Minute with Noynoy Aquino

Yesterday, we joined a volunteer movement for the presidential campaign of Noynoy Aquino. We had a one whole day interaction with representatives from other volunteer groups from all over the country. It was a heartwarming and invigorating experience. My husband and I even facilitated the workshop session for regions 6,7 and 8.

At the end of the day, our President gave a short talk and then had a photo session with all the various groups.

Our minute with Noynoy started when he was leaving the venue. As he walked to the doorway from the stage, he saw me and immediately extended his hand while saying “ma’am”. I was so pleasantly surprised because I did not think that he would remember me.

You see, Noy was my student in his Nat Sci subject when he was in first year college. That was in the late 70s or early 80s yet. So that was a long time ago. But he remembered and even singled me out from among the hundreds of people there in the room. Imagine! That’s really amazing!

I asked him “you remember me?” He simply answered, “of course ma’am, and sir too (referring to my husband)”. He even told me that some of his other classmates are also among those in the crowd.

Of course we would have long talks then because that was the time that his dad was in prison. His grades would go up and down depending on the stresses he was then encountering. But I can tell you that he is very bright and humble.

All I can say now is – what a man! What an amazing memory! What humility! I’m sure he will definitely be a good president.

So I had my one minute with Noynoy and I have this photo to share.

9 thoughts on “A Minute with Noynoy Aquino

    • Hi Annette,
      Thanks very much! Yah, iyan lang ang reward ng teacher, na ma-acknowledge later ng students nya especially if the student is already sikat. This will usually tell you if you made a positive impact on the student or if the student is made of good stuff too.
      Thanks for dropping by.

  1. You and our new President are both amazing.

    Your support to your former student is something that teachers normally do for their former wards but President Aquino’s remembering you despite all these years is truly a tell-tale of his character.

    It could be that you must have had left a lasting impression on him. Kudos to that!

    • Yes, you are right! I am really impressed at his memory. Imagine recognizing me from all the sea of faces in the room!
      Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving an upbeat comment!
      God bless!

  2. It’s been almost 2 years ago since I posted this. So many changes have taken place. P-Noy is doing okay as President. He can still do more and I continue to support and pray for him.
    I also pray that his cabinet members and advisers will also do their respective jobs so we can really move forward as a nation.

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