DAVAO - The stars may have nothing to do with Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's presidential bid but according to two fortune-tellers, the road ahead for the presidential wannabe is fraught with danger.
According to Madam Rose Elvina, Aquino could face either an assassination attempt or an accident when he starts his presidential campaign later this year.
Another fortune-teller, Madam Sal Cruz, said Aquino's sudden popularity has made him a target for political foes who do not want him to succeed.
"He has to be careful. Don't be complacent. There will be some who will love him, some who will be his enemies," she told ABS-CBN News.
The two fortune-tellers, however, were undecided on whether Aquino made the right choice in announcing his presidential bid on Sept. 9, 2009, exactly 40 days after the death of his mother, former president Corazon Aquino.
In her tarot reading, Elvina drew a card from the suit of swords, which she said indicated that Aquino chose the wrong date to declare his presidential bid. "He will have a hard time based on the cards. It's the swords. That means that the people are still 50-50 about him. He doesn't have their sympathy," she said.
On the other hand, Cruz said Aquino's declaration on September 9 was well timed. "He chose a good date. It will prosper," she said. With a report from Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News Davao