Marso 14, 2007

Politika At Eleksyon! A Comment on a post made by a Youth Leader na may balak umalis ng bansa if……

Posted in Eleksyon 2007, Opinions Sa 12:55 umaga ni naksd

I have encountered this post by a guy named “Harvey S. Keh” from the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government, he is a Director for Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship over there. You can find it at:

http://filipinochangemaker.blogspot.com/2007/02/what-will-make-me-leave-philippines.html

and this was picked up by inquirer.net

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view_article.php?article_id=52046

Now, i wanted to comment on his post:

“Now we have two political forces with familiar faces nonetheless on opposite sides of the fences. On one end, you have Tito Sotto and Tessie Aquino-Oreta who were two major stalwarts of the opposition and the FPJ Campaign in 2004 hobnobbing with the woman (Pres. GMA) whom they claimed to have cheated FPJ in the last Presidential Elections.On the other side of the fence, you see Manny Villar, the former house speaker who was actually responsible for impeaching Erap now part of the United Opposition who is led by no less than… Erap himself.”

Well, BALIMBINGAN NA! (“Balimbing” is slang for changing sides, i think its also some fruit) Its sad that they lost their principles and changing sides, what is this, Showbiz? where i think the no permanent friends/enemies rule applies most of the time? (Particularly between the Actors/Actresses and the Showbiz Writers.)

“1.) If former COMELEC Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano of Hello Garci fame wins in his bid to become Congressman of Bukidnon…seeking to replace a good man no less in incumbent Cong. Neric Acosta… We would really be the laughing stock of the whole world if we allow a man with the reputation of Garci to be one of our so called “Honorable Gentlemen”.”

Hey! That man has a case against him for election fraud! I don’t trust that guy (HOY Garci!)

“2.) If Dancing Queen Tessie Aquino Oreta reclaims her seat at the Senate… I hope that all of us would still remember that dance that she did during the 2001 impeachment hearings after they voted to overrule the decision of then Chief Justice Davide… let us make sure that people like her never make it to the Senate again.”

(hehehehe)

“3.) If Richard Gomez becomes a senator… what does he know about making laws? We already have the likes of Bong Revilla and Lito Lapid in the Senate and their performance or lack of it would be reason enough not to elect another actor who has no prior experience in government to the distinguished halls of the Senate.”

Im now afraid of voting actors, although i might just vote one that i know he has the heart to serve and had experience, now who is he? Even if he/she is not an Actor/Actrees.

“4.) If Gringo Honasan wins again…. have we not learned our lesson? I cannot believe that just because someone is charismatic then we will just elect him to become one of our senators despite the fact that he has time and again caused so much instability in our country… if we want a military junta similar to that of Thailand… then lets all vote for this guy….”

May i beg to differ on this one about Mr. Honasan. I would vote him in a heartbeat (there goes the voters secrecy!) so there will be change in the government if harder than the weak laws will be needed! You know, military coup. Let’s add Trillianes in the mix, but….its his first time.

“5.) If Manny Pacquiao becomes Congressman of General Santos City… everybody loves Manny the Boxing Champ but Manny the Lawmaker? Lets be realistic here, Manny is our Hero alright but I think it takes more than just great boxing skills and a desire to serve to be able to make appropriate laws that would help uplift the lives of the many Filipinos who live in Poverty.”

Again, HUWAG KANG MAG-PUPULITIKA MANNY! (Don’t go into politics Manny!), He is soooo good at boxing so why waste it on politics where if you punch some congressman (man, i would like to see that!), you will be frowned at, not cheered at!

“6.) If Lito Lapid wins for Mayor of Makati City… I don’t like Jojo Binay as well but Lito Lapid as city mayor of the country’s finance and business center?!?! And do you really think he is from Makati and has good plans for the city? The Arroyos asking someone like him to run just goes to show you how much love and concern this government has for our country.”

I like how Jejomar (not jojo, is that even his nickname?) Binay Runs Makati but if Lito Lapid does…….honestly, i have no clue on what might happen.

“7.) If Chavit Singson becomes a Senator, Illegal Gambling =Chavit… enough said. “

ADAMING PERA IYAN EH! (Rich Guy), so much that he gave away money to the voters, OOPS! (now, it might be a rumor. But with Chavit, its more of true). Don’t like to see him in public office….enough said!

If these 7 happen this is what he said:

“Now if all of these 7 things happen during this coming elections then don’t be surprised if I decide to leave this country that I love dearly.”

Well, there is a follow-up post on his site:

http://filipinochangemaker.blogspot.com/2007/03/will-i-leave-philippines-follow-up-open.html

Just read on more of his opinons and the important follow-up.

The reason why i made this post is that i beleive that we need change and every election is a chance to correct it, even though in the end the results are manupulated. It least you know that you elected who you think is right and if a lot of people questions the outcome…..

Also, this is a call to vote wisely. In a recent episode of starstruck season 4. There was a PSC (Public Service Commercial) which states:

“BUMOTO NG TAMA”

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