President

@candy111 (241)
Philippines
August 25, 2007 8:23am CST
For some reason, I believe that in order for the Philippines to regain its status at least within the ASEAN, is either we kill all the government officials or we have a dictator. imagine, don't you feel its such a waste that not 50 rs ago, our country was voted to succeed the most? Yet, as it stands right now, give Vietnam 5 yrs and if nothing changes in our society, I bet they will be more developed than we are. I might sound elitist but, I simply cannot understand why voters have not learned. for them, this entire thing is a charade, a movie picture where these actors can actually run government. how about the EDSA revolution, dont you think thats passe? Every time something goes wrong people all go to EDsA to rally, not realizing that this has a great impact on our economy. International companies look for political and economical stability. This is why I believe that this country needs a dictator, but this person needs to have the country's interest at heart. A benevolent but strong dictator. singapore, Malaysia, all managed to survive with such a government. on the distaff side, Philippines and Indonesia crashed because of such. But lets see what happened in Singapore and Malaysia, even Thailand, how did these countries all of a sudden just overtake the Philippines? This is just my humble opinion. Any thoughts?
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@rdurusan (624)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
If you will have a dictator that is looking for the good of the country and it's people,the elitist,meaning the business sector who controls the business of a country,the powerful church,and the media,together with the american politician will band together to demonize that president whoever he will be because they prosper with this system.That is the reason why third world countries canno't rise to a developed country because they are preventing it.Japan,South Korea,Taiwan,and Singapore are developed because they{colonial masters} let it so that China and Russia will be controlled economically.North Korea is also controlled by this masters.The other reason is to make it appear that this system is really working,although the truth is the opposite.Singapore,Malaysia and Thailand overtakes us economically because they have strong presidents who plays the game of the masters but opposes them whenever the economy of their nation is at stakes.
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@candy111 (241)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
Why should the people, the us government, etc and the church ban this dictator? For one, there are so many South American countries who have a dictator but is completely supported by the US government. In all honesty, the US government CANNOT do away with the Philippines. Our country is situated in an ideal position for the Americans, its a strategical position for them in Asia. Now, as for this dictator, this person, as I have tried to explain has to have the entire country at heart, the elitist will not fight to dethrone him because he will create economic stability. This person needs to find a means for the masses to have opportunities to succeed and raise their status. You said the right thing, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia's rise in their economy because they didnt care, what they cared about was their own people. Sure, they have a lot of programs to attract tourists, but with that comes an attraction to foreign investors. the church will support this president because for him to be what I term "benevolent" he has to have ver good moral values. This concept of mine maybe far-fetched, but if you try and understand what I mean by this, its something we can dream about. Or more, hope that it will happen some day. When 80% of our people do not have to starve, to be given good education and health programs.
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@rdurusan (624)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Marcos is a former pet of the USA and the elitist,but when he pushes for industrialization and the nuclear power plant in Bataan they became their enemy,because they will not prosper no more,they cannot cheat no more.If we can be an industrialized nation,we don't need to borrow from the I.M.F.-WB because we will be self sufficient.This borrowings from this lending institution is the main cause why third world countries remains a poor country.If you have a 10 million loan from an exchange rate of 1 dollar to 50 pesos and they devalued your money by 1 peso,your loan will have an interest greater than the true amount you loaned.If they do it every other month,or worse if on a monthly basis,how can you pay them.This is what they are doing and you must understand that.If the nuclear power plant pushes through,we will have the cheapest cost of electricity in Asia,this is what they are preventing.They are cheating us using Meralco because the power plants are theirs and they prosper with it.That is one of the reason why Erap is removed from power because Erap doesn't want to sign the epira law,which makes our electricity bill higher.The church will not support a president that is pro poor because that president will tax the church and its schools.Also the elitist give donation money to the church to oppose that president.The key here is understanding the system,if you do not understand how the system works, no amount of explanation is sufficient for you.They say that Hugo Chavez is a dictator,same withFidel Castro,they don't support them,they actually demonized them,but their people loved them.
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@candy111 (241)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
You are completely correct regarding the World Bank and the IMF, they actually do dictate appropriation of money, meaning how much needs to be paid back to them, and what? Its just paying off not even the whole Interest? Sometimes you want to ask, why even bother to pay? Lets put the money to better use by actually creating projects for the underprivileged. Idealistic but at some point, all third world countries should step up and protest. It is not like we will ever get out of debt, i forgot the figures they mentioned regarding even if each filipino gave 1 peso every day to pay our debt it will still take X no. of generations for the debt to be fully paid. Meanwhile, we are getting deeper and deeper in the rut. It will take a strong president to be able to negotiate better terms with the IMF and World Bank. Economic instability because of political instability will not make these institutions listen.
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
Very strong point.. And I love your idea.. I was not born yet at the time of Ferdinand Marcos ( the dictador ) that is why I don't really know exactly what happened and the impacts .. But until now , grabe! They are still conducting those rallies just to say what they want and so that the government will listen. I mean, can't they see that those rallies can lead some people to get hurt since some are already violent against the police. I would love to have a dictator who commands our nation.. A dictator for the masses and not just for his own selfish ambitions . It will definitely take awhile for our country to regain that status of at least within the asean. But people just have to abide by the government. I really hate those people who start some rallies again and just causing troubles and problems to the government. The least thing that they could do is to let the government run and to their thing. I just understand lots of things about this issue. But I am hopeful that someday, Philippines will somewhat regain that status or probably even excel more..
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@candy111 (241)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
You know, the sad thing i have to say, since Marcos who has succeeded in leading this country? A friend told me once "hey at least Marcos tried to keep the economy up so he could steal more" Marcos if it weren't because his form of dictatorship was to prevent ANY flow of ideas, sound or not. During Martial Law people were imprisoned, tortured, killed just opposing his ideas. But there were less people who were starving, more people that were educated. You got my exact point regarding benevolent dictator, you said it perfectly! It has to be someone the people trust, everything he does is out in the open and all for the people's sake. Yes, I am dreaming. hahaha. But we do need a strong leader, one that instead of tolerating people sucking the life from people and the money of the government, those are the ones that should be placed on trial. But he has to be open about EVERYTHING he does, he cannot be biased whether its from the same party, or that he owns a fvor for supporting his campaign, etc etc. Its almost like an impossible dream. but right now, thats probably all we can do...DREAM
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Many people say that Marcos killed those who opposed him. Who did Marcos kill? Ninoy Aquino? Are you sure? Who else? Marcos was even accused of bombing Plaza Miranda but his opponents prove that he did not but he suffered so much from such accusation. Rallies were undertaken since Marcos to oust him and who started rallies? And they are still doing up to now. Marcos was doing well for the country but the oligarchs did not like and they succeeded in ousting Marcos. Who else could be like Marcos?
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Just an information: Marcos' Rolex 12 or should I say those 12 men who are closest to Marcos and his most powerful advisers namely: Juan Ponce Enrile Fidel Ramos Dandind Cojuangco etc..... Some of the members of the Rolex 12 admitted that it was really Ferdinand Marcos who plotted the bombing of Plaza Miranda. Not just the plaza Miranda, they even intentionally bombed the car of one of his members (Juan Ponce Enrile - w/ his consent) .. so that they can start their long plan (Oplan Sagitarrius) or called Martial Law. + We talked about this particular issue last month during our History class and watched films and everything + :)
@yesah65 (158)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Unfortunately, politicians are politicians. Paid Liars, that will tell the people anything to get the job, then look out! Once they are in power, they don't need the people anymore(so they think), and they have a ball at everyone elses expense. We have the same problem here in the US, but so far they haven't called out the Military to beat down protesting citizens. When I was in Manila two years ago, and all seemed well, we woke up one morning and Gloria Arroyo had called out the Army, thinking somebody didn't like her; Imagine that. It is evident that there isn't hardly any work. People are desperate, frustrated and don't know what to do next, but we all know it shouldn't be that way. The US, as well as half the world, is buying cheap, sub-standard goods from China and elsewhere, but right there in the Philippines you have much better made stuff, but for some reason(political or otherwise) it isn't being sold and shipped. When I was a boy(many years ago), we always use to get things marked "Made in the Philippines". I don't know what happened but I see no reason why the US doesn't buy more from the Philippines, because it is better quality and still a lot cheaper than "Made in the USA".
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@yesah65 (158)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Money clouds the senses, but sooner or later, the world is going to pay a devastating price for dealing with a Communist nation, such as China...and now Vietnam. Here in the US we have "Rattlesnakes", which will not bite , as long as they need your body warmth on a cold night, but when the night is over...Look out! Some people will sell their souls for a dollar.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
I heard somebody close to high government officials that about 300 of those in the top should be killed to change the country's condition now. That could not be done and so we have to be patient and wait until somebody who has the Filipino heart could lead our country. In the meantime we should do what we are supposed to do to help our country and countrymen.
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@candy111 (241)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
well said! in the long run, if we each did something no matter how small for our country and even more so for our countrymen, then the Philippines will prosper in a different way. Not measured by the GNP but by the acts of human kindness.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
As far as I know Indonesia was in a dictatorial government it failed because it was a corrupt government. Philippines was once under dictatorial government under Marcos but because it was corrupt it failed and ended miserably. I think its not really dictators are needed but the people handling the government should reform. Corruption is very rampant and has not yet ceased to this date. Singapore has grown into a first world country not mainly because of being under a dictatorial regime but because they are small and micromanaging their state would be easier compared to us. They are forced to discipline themselves or else everything will go to waste. Malaysia was under a very good president they have a large and vast areas of land and resources to developed and because their nationalistic fervor did come first that is why they succeeded being economically stable. Thailand is not a dictatorial country rather a monarchy do overlook the government and the people themselves are very loyal to their king and any that they put in power is with the blessing of the king. Killing the people in the government will make things worse . It's just like having another tyrant to rule over our lands. Anything that is brought upon with violence will only make things worse than where we are right now. Working for a better Philippines is far from what is happening right now but I would say violence is never the right way.
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@candy111 (241)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Indonesia was under a dictator, and so was the philippines, now, these two presidents were tyrants, corrupt and only had their own agenda in mind. Hence why both countries are now suffering the aftermath of their regime. Singapore may be such a small country, hence why lee Kwan Yew was able to be a dictator and managed to turn this country around. BUT, how easy is it to consolidate a country that has three distinct ethic origins, indians, chinese and malays. it was because people respected him (even though if was because people who did wrong were publicly punished) People gained respect for not only themselves but for their country. Discipline is important. How many of us actually have this in the fullest meaning of the word? As for thailand, this is a country that used to in the 80s that has military coup almost everyday, the monarch actuall has no power in government anymore, but yes, because of who he is, because the people respect the royalty, they listened to him when he needs to speak up against the government. We need a strong president that will be able to control the people, to discipline us, for the elite to agree to support or finance programs for eduction and for the people to have a chance at equality.
• Malaysia
25 Aug 07
Even though I'm not a Filipino, I have to agree with your discussion. Because I have my "tiny" investments there runs by my good friend whom is a Filipino. She also has a similar opinion to yours. And I like your words on this texts; (copy from yours) ******************C O P Y**************************** I might sound elitist but, I simply cannot understand why voters have not learned. for them, this entire thing is a charade, a movie picture where these actors can actually run government. how about the EDSA revolution, dont you think thats passe? Every time something goes wrong people all go to EDsA to rally, not realizing that this has a great impact on our economy. International companies look for political and economical stability. ******************E N D****************************** I agree 100% for those words. The Little Me, Michael.
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@maxsee212 (799)
• United States
29 Aug 07
i just think your crazy.
@candy111 (241)
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
Is it crazy to have an outrageous opinion? You're like those that called scientists, inventors, those who thought of things way ahead of their times, "crazy" because their idea seemed ridiculous and not plausible. Would love to know at least why you think i am crazy, rather than just calling me crazy.
@sirus14 (97)
• Taiwan
23 Sep 07
i dont know what a dictator does, and our last known dictator was Marcos my father is an admirer. from history we knew that during his tenure many suffered in violence.(but u said that the dictator u have in mind have heart or kind and intelligent to end all these govts we deem as lousy, and whom many will find to be only non-existent) from ideas or views of other people some of my views changed a bit. There are youths trying to support or strengthen or make right the current government irregardless of all past and current faults. I think these young minds may not be touched with much adversaries as our old fathers did.And i think that these young minds including yours and mine can do something than dream. As said in one song,we have long been moving mountains. We may not be a strong nation, but we are stronger people. You see this nation may not chnage in our entire lifetime, but we must not lose hope. And you're in a way right.we need that thought, that strong conviction of what is right.
@sirus14 (97)
• Taiwan
23 Sep 07
i dont know what a dictator does, our last known dictator was Marcos . My father is an admirer. from history we know that in his tenure many suffered. (but since u said that the dictator you have in mind have kindness and intelligence to end all these governments we deem as lousy,and for which many would find to be only non-existent) From ideas of other poeple some of my views changed a bit, there are youths supporting the current gov't irregardless of all past and present faults. I think these young minds, including mine or yours could do something than dream. As said in a song, we were moving mountains long before we know we could,we are stronger people though not a stronger nation. This nation may or may not chnage through our lifetime.But we must not lose hope. and you're right. we need that thought, something to end it all, though not in a bloody way.