Thursday, April 2, 2009

Everybody's Running

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I watch the local news everyday and it seems like everybody wants to run for president in next year’s national election: the priest governor of Pampanga; the head of the Jesus is Lord Movement; the founder and servant leader of the El Shaddai Movement; the current Vice President and alleged owner of an island down south; the recently ousted Senate President whose wardrobe, as shown in his isn’t-it-a-bit-early-for-that TV campaigns, is mostly orange; the MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority) Chairman who is so into pink, instead, that even public urinals scattered all over the metro are in that color; the multiple-term-holding incumbent mayor of Makati; the newly appointed—yet already dreaming of the highest position in the country--Secretary of National Defense; the former DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) Secretary turned Mr. Palengke turned profanity-hurling Senator; the former President charged and imprisoned for plunder but pardoned immediately after. The list just gets longer and longer. Or is this a case of “the more, the merrier”?

14 comments:

Agnes said...

I want you to run for president, Angeli :-)

Angeli said...

I can't Agnes. I'm not a registered voter. Never had been.

:)

Anonymous said...

i think gma will hang on to power.

Amelia said...

hahahaha...a lot of them wishes to be the president...who will save the Philippines from all this wickedness the current president is doing...

i don't know probably anonymous is right...she'll gonna do whatever it takes to remain in power...will see then.

Angeli said...

hey anonymous. kapit tuko nga diba?

amelia, you are right. wicked is the exact term to describe what she is doing. and what she probably intends to do for a few years more.

jacqueline said...

hah! konti na lang, para na silang fun run! :) though it's not really fun seeing this people aspire for the highest position in the land.

abangan ang susunod na kabanata...

Vitchie said...

there is a book about the Philippines, I think the title is "Hopeless Land" or something to that effect.It was several years ago when my graduate school professor who is Australian made it a requirement reading for me.

unstranger said...

Seems politicians the world over are pretty much the same. Your lot though seem colorful to say the least. Must be great perks attached to being president!

Angeli said...

hi jac. by the way things are going, it will be a marathon by next year. :)

hello vitchie. do you agree? is the Philippines a "hopeless land"?

hi unstranger. it must be the all the power that comes with the position. it's like Middle Earth's most coveted ring.

thanks for dropping by! :)

Kayni said...

i agree that the position compares to the "one ring to rule them all". i didn't know there are many vying for presidency for the next election. imagine yourself in the market, while the seller shouts, "Sige na, pili na."

witsandnuts said...

Grabe, ang dami nila!

Angeli said...

hi kayni and wits.

a lot of them are intending to run but the question is: will there be an election. and if there will be one, it will most probably boil down to who has the most capability to cheat. it's sad, really..

gandarynako said...

yup, the whole thing is turning into a real circus; full cast talaga!

Angeli said...

hi caryn. parang pelikula no? o kaya karnabal. :)

 
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