Sunday, March 02, 2008

Dinnertime Conversation

My father-in-law and I were left at the dinner table tonight and our conversation ventured into politics. I think I was telling him that I saw Erap last Friday when he marched down Ayala in front of our building. The picture above was taken from my office window. Too bad I wasn't able to take a picture of Erap in his red jacket and Maceda's prominent balding head (Hey, that's the only thing you seen when you're 6 floors up).

I haven't written anything about politics as I haven't had time to watch/read about the whole thing. I don't dare get the low-down from the newspapers as they can get pretty biased. My father-in-law advised that before I form my conviction, I should really discern and watch the events as they unfold.

I'm very confused with what is happening to our country right now. One thing's for sure, I'm very impressed with whoever concocted this whole thing. Things happen for a reason and some of them happen because someone let them happen. Something out of the Matrix. There's an Architect who thought of all of these things and like a Director, he/she cued Lozada to come out with his story.

The general sentiment in my floor as the rallyists, especially when Erap, walked by, was that we elected someone to the highest position in the land and we imprisoned him. Now, we're clamoring for the same person that was imprisoned to take up the position again? We're also asking for the President to resign with less than 2 years in her term left.

It's the reason why the politicians who are aiming to run for President on 2010 are not speaking up and joining the hullabaloo. They do not want to jeopardize their chances. I mean, where's Escudero? Roxas? Pangilinan? All I hear speaking are the priests, nuns and some people from the lower ranks. Oh, and there's Cory too.

Hay naku. This is the reason why I don't want to ponder Philippines politics, I just want to pull my hair out in sheer frustration.


Nonie David Carluen said...

the news reaching other countries is doing so much damage to rp's reputation. this farce is scaring investors in droves. sayang. the philippines is such a beautiful country and this is what is happening to her. so sad.

Ivy Tan said...

hehehehe kaya me
no to politics talaga! =) pare-pareho lang silang lahat

Norrie Blackeby said...

This is sad indeed and the philippines has a lot to offer. What I can't understand is the common pinoy is good but gosh they do elect some awful politicians! I think there is money to be made by staging these rallies because that's the only sensible reason that it's been allowed to happen.

jennie smith said...

It's a shame! I've always been proud of being a Filipino. I rally my company behind "the Filipino standard of care" thing. And people believe so. If only Pinoys can be more vigilant and educated when they choose their government officials, maybe, there's still a chance. Your generation should make this happen because it is your children who will reap the fruits of your vigilance.

BJ David said...

tsk tsk tsk