do you even still bother with philippine politics?

@oyenkai (4399)
Philippines
December 26, 2008 8:47pm CST
I'm getting tired of all of it. People are opposing just for the sake of opposing and bills are being passed just to keep the people quite, even though the content of the bill itself is pretty stupid and does not answer any of the peoples' needs. Farms are stolen from farmers because someone has "legal" claim on it which cannot even be proven in court, the rich politicians are pocketing government money and try to look innocent even though we all know their dirty. I hate them all. Except for the few who practice good governance like Governor Ed Panlilio, the Mayor of Negros, and the others.
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@borg_queen (2536)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
I always laugh when people keep blaming the government. Of course, the government is far from innocent. But the real fault lies on the dumb masses that keep voting them into power.
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• Philippines
31 Dec 08
I agree .. it is hard to "care" anymore about Politics in our country .. and I admire the few who are still hopeful and vigilant about it
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@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
yes, You're right I am also tired of them all. I even don't want to hear things like that in the news because it is still the same I change channel if the topic is something like that. As long as I do my job and be a good citizen in our country that's what I'm doing right now but politics I hate them all also.
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• Philippines
28 Dec 08
Hi there! I read the news almost everyday so I do still know my Philippine politics. It's depressing to read about how the politicians get richer by taking advantage of poorer Filipino families and stealing from the taxpayers. I hate most of them as well. I saw first hand how dirty these scumbags really are. Thank goodness for people like Governor Panlilio.
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Hi there. I absolutely agree. I think I've lost faith in the Philippine political system ages ago... which is saying something considering that I'm only 22. It's like, you don't know who to believe anymore and, though there are still politicians who do tell the truth, it's likely that they have some vested interest/a personal motive behind them "sticking up for the truth." Of course, not to say that all politicians are like that - thank God, otherwise, what would happen to our country? - but then, almost everything you watch on TV, hear on the radio, and read in the newspaper is just the same old thing and yes, it gets tiring after a while. I hope there would be more people like, as you mentioned, Governor Ed Panlilio, who practice good governance and dedicate themselves to the service of the Filipino people.
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@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Haha! I have to agree with you when you said that people just opposed on something just for the sake of opposing lol! Hell, these people doesn't even know what they're opposing about. I don't know much about Ed Panlilio but he's got himself into trouble too. I'm just not sure if it's because of his jealous foes or he's also crooked. It's sickening to see presidentiables grandstanding just to get people attention like for example Mar Roxas. He used to be this quiet cool guy but now he's acting like he's a member of a union or something. Loren Legarda's just full of plasticity. I really don't know where politics will bring the Philippines.
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
27 Dec 08
i still want to hear news about phil politics. but i dont react that much anymore since we cant do anything about that. well i am glad to know there are still that are doing good.
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@aerous (13477)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Hello friend, Who's not bother about the Philippines, politics? Politicians are fighting each other and more lives will be sacrifices again for this next election. Politics is really not good in the Philippines. Even do the constitutions provides the rule on government position's to prevent aggrandizement but those people under politics is blind and ignore the constitutional provisions. How about you my friend. What is your assessment on Philippine politics?
@jlamela (4910)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
I hate our political system, very corrupt and officials are very absorbed with in their own self-interest not minding the welfare or Filipinos. But there's nothing I can do about it and because this is the only country I can call home, I must endure all these kind of misery in our environment. To spare myself from heart attack,hehehe, I stop minding them and reading articles related to Philippine politics, I will just enjoy my existence as a private citizen and mind my own life.
@zeusdhi (63)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
For what is happening with the Philippine politics i really do hate it so much. I hate the people who are not really helping the Filipino people and the Philippines. They are more for their own good. I think people don't need proof to prove that are many corrupt people inside the government. Just look at the small towns even their there are some people who are already corrupt. How much more with the big government?
@aerous (13477)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
They are not consider the Law of the Land, to be the basis of good governance. The constitutions provides the systems that must be uphold by those in the governments. The problem is that they makes laws, to correct their bad deeds. They are not fair enough to serve the nations and their countrymen...
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
The worst part of these politicians is that they prefer their own interest rather than the people's..just like what happened when they approved the so-called Constituent Assembly Act. which had angered so many citizens. you know, with so many Pinoys angry now they don't really which in the government should be blamed for corruption that most became pessimistic.