Who cares if Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo runs for congressman in Pampanga after she leaves Malacanang this May? Let her. Specifically, let the voters of the fair province of Pampanga (or rather whatever the hell district Arroyo will represent) decide. So what’s up with Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros filing a “disqualification case” against Arroyo then? I suppose bozos like her presume to protect the people from “evil” people like Arroyo.
Puh-leeze. Spare us all your “protective” presumptions congress-meisters. Your “Congress” is the same institution that has a sorry track record of “protecting” the interests of the very people who “elected” its members to their comfy offices. So what if another bozo takes her place among them? So what?
Indeed, just two words describe the ultimate test for whatever grandstanding any political bozo makes in front of the TV cameras and the reporters’ mikes. So what?
Answer that question plez.
So what, too, if Arroyo appoints the new Chief Justice to the Supreme Court before she steps down as president? So what? It’s not as if Pinoys are such a law-abiding people to begin with. Who cares if one of a million other lawyers that infest our islands becomes Chief “Justice”? Are hundreds of Filipinos gonna be better off or worse off either way? So what then? Note how instead of sitting in their office doing their job all these so-called legislators yet again went out marching in the streets of Manila in that ocho-ocho fashion Filipino street parliamentarians have become world renowned for to “protest”:
“I’m totally outraged. The Supreme Court is the bulwark of democracy,” said economics professor and Inquirer columnist Solita Monsod as she and Sen. Francis Pangilinan led less than a hundred protesters in a noontime rally outside the Supreme Court offices in Manila Friday.
Holding a bullhorn, Monsod said: “Supreme Court, can you listen to us? Defend the Constitution instead of interpreting it.”
Any moron who is paid with taxpayers’ money to sit in comfy air-conditioned offices to get paperwork done who shows up in rallies organised by a bunch of commies simply highlights the reality that they failed in their revered roles as shapers of policy (and as in the case of Monsod as well) shapers of opinion. These are roles that are best fulfilled on carpeted conference rooms and offices rather than on the concrete pavements of Manila’s streets. Senators and Congressment in rallies are an even more pathetic sight. They supposedly have the power to craft the doctrines that underpin change and wield the necessary influence to get these passed so that results see the light of day.
But no. They’d rather strike a pose for the cameras shouting quaint slogans and platitudes on bullhorns in alliances of convenience with professional ocho-ocho rallyists. Answer this guys: So what if you are seen participating in a rally?
The reality is quite simple. Look around you. Look at the decrepit roads, the garbage-clogged stormdrains, the inbred Media, and the runaway population growth rate of this sad nation of ours named after an Inquisitor. Your job (and those that came before you) as officers of the Philippine Government was to lay the foundations for the prevention (or at least the management) of these issues that have now become the monstrously intractable but very real problems that directly impact the lives of the Average Pinoy Schmoe today.
Don’t think for one moment that expressing ha-ha “outrage” over an ex-President running for Congress or shedding crocodile tears over abstractions such as our hapless “Constitution” will distract the truly switched on among us from this real failure to do your job.
You may succeed in fooling the majority of Pinoys with your emo politics, but at the end of the day, you too belong to a nation that has become the top laughing stock of the global community today.