High-rated Politics?

@lazybug (273)
Philippines
July 12, 2011 9:28am CST
THe politicians in the Philippines are really on a very different league of their own. Where do you find a president whose only platform is to dug up all the anomalies done by the previous administration, a president who is fond of giving comments to issues that should be done by an official statement by the excutive secretary and where can you find a president who says that the media should stop bugging him about his lovelive but talks of the matter in every opportunity available. Actually from the way he handles himself... he is more of a celebrity rather than a politician especially a president. Aside from the president look st the persons at the different government departments and senators. They can dug out the anomalies done by the previous administration but they shouldn't do it via media. The main concern is the benefit of the people. Their priority should be strengthening the health care system like the 117 and 112 (like the 911 of USA), decrease poverty and unemployment rather than make bills which do not appeal to the huge pesentage of the population. And why should they wreck the projects that are very helpful to the people that were done by previous administrations? Just because it was started by a former administration it does not mean that it is not helpful to the people, they should evaluate the projects done before the present administration. Eradicate the useless ones and continue the good ones. Don't you think so?
8 responses
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
Politics is always a circus and there are times that people go for the entertainment value rather the serious and boring parts. Having the highest position of the land is no easy tasks. As a president, it is a thankless job - pleasing the public's swinging moods and giving excellent service at the same time. I guess every president has to dance this tune for 6 years (at least). I agree with greenpeas that this current administration as placed because of the corruption and accusations of the past administration. Basically, all candidates promised that - it was just that the public was more enamored with this president (and former candidate) and his ideals that he represented. Whether or not we placed the wrong president, we have to live iwth our choice and he has to the prescribed job description. Though I have to agree on your last point regarding the government projects started by previous administration. It has become a 'legacy thing' for politicians and a way to prove to their selves (particularly their egos)that they have done something. So instead of continuing what is good, the current position holders scraps it up, throws it away and creates a new one while the old one is still relevant and probably more cost-effective. So much for leaders trying to waste the public's money.
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@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
In my opinion, he is doing a fine job. He was voted to correct the sinking ship that was the Philippines, and in order to correct that troubled ship then he has to go right to the root of the problems, the most vicious of which is corruption which has grown uncontrolled and unpunished for so many years. I dont see any problem why he wont go after Gloria Macapal Arroyo - one of the worse plunderer in Philippine history. He won his mandate because people wants those responsible for the corruptions of the past administration pay for their crimes. I dont understand why there are some people who thinks what PNoy was doing is wrong. You cannot be Mr. Nice Guy to those scumbags who stole billions of pesos from the Filipino people. To make this country great again, you have to stop the holes that was the corruptions. Some people they think the way to progress is to start more senseless public projects that are overpriced 100 to 1000 times. Nope, the way to progress is to do what is right, to make sure all the tax money goes to the right projects and they are not overpriced so that the corrupt government officials will be the ones to prosper while majority of Filipinos pay the burden.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
Hi greenpeas. Gloria isn't a worst plunderer - her family is.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
You mainly center on the hot news on t.v. But look around, the prices of commodities are getting higher and higher, oil prices are getting higher and higher but what does the president do - nothing because of the fact that he does not have a platform regarding the economy. What happens if Gloria and her family will be put to jail (will inlikely happen beacuse of their connections)? Will it stop the poverty of our countey? Will it boost our economy? Will it promote tourism? People, you can never eradicate corruption and bribery. You even do it at home with your kids.
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
Speak for yourself, ladybug. With a perverted mentality like yours, no wonder our country have a hard time moving forward. Not too long ago, there is another country which have the same predicament as ours. Their country is in deep economic quagmire and government corruption is very rampant. Then one day they turn around and decided we will not take them anymore. They cleaned up their government and put their corrupt leaders to prison. Now most of us dont know they are once in deep doodoo like us because they are now one of the most developed nations in the world. That country is South Korea. We can also do the same turnaround. There is an old saying that you will become what you think you will become. If you accept mediocrity, then for sure you will end up mediocre. If you do something to correct mistakes in the society then it will have a domino effect.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
I think you need to enumerate the projects that the current administration eradicated. From what I've heard on the news, the things that are being eradicated by the present administration is the anomalies and inconsistencies that the previous one left behind. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of the present administration nor the previous one. But I abhor the previous one more than the present one.
@lazybug (273)
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
Take for example the changing of the slogan and logo of the Department of Tourism, there is nothing wrong with it, you can even find it in a bottle of mineral/bottled water. The road extension project is stopped.
• India
13 Jul 11
politics everywhere in the world is in its worst condition and it is absolutely disgusting to know till what level these politicians can degrade them for political power . democratic institution is now just a literal word only and in reality no country in the world is true democratic . The idealism behind a establishment of state or government has been forgotten by politicians , for them politics is a mean to fulfill their egoist desire at cost of anything
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
It is only fair for the current administration to dig up the anomalies done by the previous administration and put those who are found to have a hand in any graft and corruption issues be put to justice. It is the right of every Filipino tax payer that the taxes collected by the government went into the right projects and not just in the pockets of those who were holding positions during GMA's administration. Those people should be held accountable for every penny that is not well spent. Any attempt of the current administration to stop if not minimize corruption will be in vain if we let the anomalies committed during GMA's administration be forgotten. There has to be an example, someone has to be made accountable for the billions of pesos that went missing otherwise those thieves wouldn't learn a lesson and instead would even have the courage to steal even more. And there are a lot thieves in the guise of being a politician who are just waiting for the right time to steal again. Unless this administration sends a strong signal that thieves have no place in this administration then the people will be the ultimate victims if they strike again.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
"pakitang-gilas para masabing madami silang nagawa na ayon sa plataporma nila" I compeletely agree with you lazybug. Many people have already said that our political system is full of clowns yet we didn't believe them. Now we see what they meant with what they have said.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
you are totally correct. but what can we do . that is the politics of the philippines. there is nothing we can do about it. i think because the present president can't do any thing with the condition of the country that he just chose to put dug all thoes anomalies of the previous admintrations as you have said. this is just so sad when our country needed a big change and we had hoped that he is the change that we were looking.
@louievill (20023)
• Philippines
12 Jul 11
I think we have to explore ways to make money and one way is get back ill gotten wealth (which is people's money anyway) that we can use to get back on track and most especially buy equipment to defend ourselves from internal and external aggression and be ready for calamities. We have to learn to stand on our own two feet since most of our allies are in deep....themselves so there are very few we can rely on right now, to do this we just have to get back what was stolen and not let the culprits get away scot free so it would serve as a lesson and precedent for the next administrations