The joke is not on the people.

@eileenleyva (11006)
Philippines
September 9, 2012 8:59pm CST
THE INBOX, a blog on yahoo, posted a thought for us to ponder. Somehow, the post believes, the real joke is on us, the people. Here's the link: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-inbox/real-joker-senate-231710826.html I do not agree, and here is my response. Nope, the joke is not exactly on the Filipino people. Remember, our ultimate dream of turning our country in the home that we want it to be does not happen overnight. After Tita Cory led us to win our freedom, there were a series of obstacles that deterred us from working on that dream, namely: Ramos, Estrada, Macapagal-Arroyo. For the longest time, we, the people, had been trying our best to be obedient with the law, and it was those who were elected in power were the ones who abused. If Sotto was elected by the masa, it was because the people did not know better, for the voters then lacked education. Sotto was popular, as an entertainer, so the uneducated masa voted for him. Our children are now given free grade school and high school education, and the last elections proved the electorate had been informed and educated, thus, there are good leaders now in our government, Sotto was bullied, most likely, by the very ones who voted for him, too, because now they know him as someone unfit or not qualified to wear the robe. The joke is totally on him, for he could have kept quiet, knowing he was in the company of the learned. He could have done a Lapid, one who still cannot open his mouth precisely because he knew he should not do so, and remain quiet till his term expires. But Sotto, he believed the senate is showbiz, and his being there had gotten into his head. He enjoyed himself too much, not realizing he made himself the laughing stock. Pathetic!
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@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
I think there is no wrong with copying one's idea as long as we give credit or recognize the owner on it. If you are not the one writing it, then why claim it? He should have just announced the author or writer about the quotes or words he came up. This is the biggest mistake he have ever done publicly.
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Plagiarism is an intellectual infringement that is universally acknowledged. We cannot take someone's idea and dismiss it as our own. That is basic. Sotto chose to snub it. Grrr. Or he didn't understand, up to now, the meaning of the word.
@louievill (20321)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
wait, wait, I just want to clear certain matters here, with your permission kindly allow me to,"Plagiarism is an intellectual infringement that is universally acknowledged" .Infringement is claiming somebody's work to be your own while plagiarism is using another's work without necessarily claiming it is your own, you just used it or copied it, again no claim that you are the original author or creator. I hope the terms are clear, okay let's proceed with the discussion
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
hmmm.. i see thanks for the information my friend.. :)
• Philippines
27 Sep 12
Though I did not vote for either Sotto or Lapid, I respect the latter more because he does not at all PRETEND to know a lot. The former, well I think he BELIEVES he is intelligent and knows a lot. Eeeeww!
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Sobrang yabang!
@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Really, I also go Eeeeeewwwwww!. Ugh!
• India
13 Sep 12
Hello my friend eileenleyva Ji, Well, I think all citizen of any country should do all taht needed to keep their Nation free from the clutches of all kinds ills. They could be in any form as you named. They should be removed from the scene. May God bless You and have a great time
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
The people are beginning to see him for what he is, a farce.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Sep 12
hi eileenleyva I agree with you from what I have read that that jerk had the joke on him and his pathetic ways. I am sure with more education your people will thrive and over come leaders who are not doing the jobs t hey were elected to do.From the filipino people I have met here they are very hard workers and very intelligent and they all miss their home country too.now that you have good leaders your country should start to really thrive.
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Thank you so much, Hatley. I do feel happy my fellow Filipinos are serving well. I am proud of them.
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
I agree with you. The joke is not on the Filipino people but on Sotto alone. He sort of deceived a lot of the masses who voted for him a few years ago, that he is able and very capable of fulfilling a job as a senator. Now, with the great help of the media and the internet, at least people are more educated and I think will be wiser when election day comes. He's really pathetic. His speeches, especially that of a translated version of a speech made by Robert Kennedy, were really, really shameful. I think that even a high school graduate can do a decent enough speech without plagiarism.
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
True. LOL.
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Let this be a good lesson for the people to vote wisely and pick the right people to be our leaders. I think we should end this cycle of voting people who don’t really deserve it. This should apply to all people, especially to the masa who are the main voting population. Ignore all the showbiz entertainment and the celebrity endorsers. Same goes with flashy propaganda. I think that we might laugh at this incident but we also have to realize that this begets a big look on how we choose our voters. If we vote wisely, we can have better leaders to serve us.
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
Amen.
@louievill (20321)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
The joke is on him eileen as far as the learned is concerned like you and me, I agree with you there a hundred percent my friend, but to the uneducated or to the naive, I doubt if they ever give a damn to what we are talking about, yes let's just be a little more patient, soon the learned would out weigh those who are not, we had been a nation of majority learned people before ( i know you know), the time is coming, trust me I can already sense it, so let's not lose hope, it would be like it was and we would get people like them out of Philippine politics
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
louie, I was listening to DZMM, gosh, some reporters have used my words here, exactly as I wrote them. Sigh. I did tell a friend working in that network, she said it is a practice... Sigh, again.
@rsa101 (16718)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Sep 12
Very nicely said in here. I agree with every word you posted in here. I guess at the time Sotto won his elected position we were not aware that he is in a habit of doing this practice. Now that we know, we should stop supporting this kind of a politician the right to do this three times without any signs that he accepts the mistakes and apologizes for it.
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@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Thanks rsa, I know our people will emerge from the dumps we had been shoved off far too long. I believe in justice, and soon, those who abused it for vested interest will pay.
@Reneelao (223)
• Philippines
10 Sep 12
HI, all I can say is ... Hope every politician will do what they have promise to do during their campaigning period, promise is a promise. Not all celebrities have high education and highly educated, yet they have the heart to help people, people who want to help themselves too.
@eileenleyva (11006)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
I refuse to believe Senator Revilla really wants to serve. For the longest time that he had been senator, and his wife congresswoman, just also the length of time Cavite deteriorates. Now their son Jolo, was that the one who impregnated Rosanna Roces' daughter? He is running for vice governorship? Wow, the Cavitenyos will really allow this boy to lead them? Uggh.