Saturday, January 31, 2009

Say Chiz

Tatakbo daw sa pagka pangulo si SEnador Chiz Escudero dahil "
...we need a leader that can provide solutions to the unemployment problem, the clamor of teachers for higher salaries and [I am] a man that could address the issue on hunger and poverty," he told reporters here.

Escudero said what the country needs is a leader who has a vision similar to that of the first black American president.

He said he was not comparing himself to Obama but that he believed he could be a good president with the help of the people, especially the youth."
una sa lahat, pano niya nasabi na hindi niya inihahambing ang kanyang sarili kay Pangulong Obama ng Amerika? Sinong bobo ba naman ang gusto niyang goyoin? Ang kapal naman ng mukha niya.

Hindi ko talaga maubos maisip kung bakit naging popular si Sen. Escudero sa mga Pilipino. Oo nga guapo siya, matatas magsalita, matalino. Pero naman, napaka doble kara naman niya.

Noong Pangulo pa si Pangulong Estrada at binabantan siyasa corruption atbp, isa si Sen Escudero sa mga sumuporta kay Pangulong Estrada. Tapos, naging anti-corruption siya nitong si Pangulong Arroyo na ang naka-upo pero nung manalo siyang Senador, nakasama siya sa Mayorya.

Wala pa naman akong masuportahang Presidentiable ngayon, parang wala ng matino na tatakbong Presidente. Bagay, lagi namang talo yung mga matitino (Salonga - 1992, Roco 1998 at 2004). Sino ba naman ang mag aakala ns si Pangulong Ramos ang tatanghalin nating pinakamagaling na Pangulo ng Pilipinas nitong nakaraang 20 taon.

Nakupo naman.

Nasapian

Hanggang ngayon pala ay nangyayari pa to sa Pinas, mga estudyanteng nasasapian ng masamang espiritu. Nung bata ako nangyari ito sa paaralan ko, mga batang nasapian daw, tinawanan ko noon, at nakakatawa pa rin hanggang ngayon.

Sino ba itong principal na ito na nagpapasok ng kung sino sino sa eskuwelahan para i pray over ang mga estudyante dito? DApat sa principal na ito ay sisantihen. Ang papel niya ay bigyan ng edukasyon ang mga estudyante at hindi magpapasok ng kung sino-sino para sa kung anog gawain.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Pork

I was reading Dispatches from the Culture Wars about US President Obama's stimulus plan and I was struck by this comment from Lurkbot.
Am I the only one tired of hearing this word "pork" used to mean "any project not located in my district?" A lot of things need doing. Only a fraction of them will get done, but all of them are done Somewhere.

If the representatives of Somewhere aren't advocating for projects that benefit their constituents, then it's time for the Somewherians to vote them out and get someone who will!
Pork barrel projects get a lot of criticism, and a lot of them deservedly so, but not all pork barrel projects are bad, just like not all politicians are corrupt. The trick is knowing what project is just waste and who are the incorruptible politicians. The problem of course is that its hard to do so.

Thursday, January 08, 2009