Corruption, graft, traditional politicians, mud-slinging, back-stabbing and I can go on for ages but shall I?
So how fukc up is politics in the Philippines?
Firstly, our politics is fukc up because among all the 13 presidents that the Philippines has seen, there is only ONE who didn’t win due to CIA machinations, it was Elpidio Quirino. You do not need me to expound this, do you?
Secondly, economic plunder (embezzlement of public funds), ambush interviews (surprise interviews), coddling criminals (treating leniently), or mulcting (extorting money from) motorists are just some new English terms which originated from the Philippines.
Thirdly, when I was still in college, I saw Kiko Pangilinan fukced up the Filipinos. The senators had to vote and the result was 10-10. Then he said,
“Your honour, …..Senator (…….) is out but he will vote for YES so that makes it 10-11.”
Kiko Pangilinan, a senator who was supposed to analyze the bill. Scrutinize it whether if it was passed, would do good to the people abandoned the Filipinos. During that moment, he was not a senator who was supposed to work for the masses. He was working for his boss.
Finally, our politics is fukc up because of Eduardo Ermita’s answer during an interview:
Interviewed at the Senate, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said that by numbers alone, the political allies of Malacañang could easily beat the proponents of the impeachment complaint.
“It happens that the allies of Malacanang have the number. They are living up to the alliance (and) that is the essence of having a political alliance,” Ermita told reporters as he welcomed the House decision.
Amita Legaspi, GMANews.TV
And Ermita said this during an interview. Don’t you just admire his audacity?
Back to Pangilinan’s statement, please notice that he had some subtlety then. After some years, Ermita is now here saying the aforementioned statement. A statement which is more blatant and more shameless than Pangilinan’s. The thought that in 2009 or 2010, being dirty will be a common characteristic of a Filipino politician creeps me out. By that time, any Filipino politician can say “How much will I get if I pass this law?”
After seeing that incident involving Pangilinan, I stopped watching any sessions involving any politicians. Unless I am depress, thus wanting to see monkeys in suits and tie.
I hate my job because it requires me to be aware of current events!!!