Open letter to our leaders:Why are we not out in the streets.

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  • #47621


    andador
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    About “Pagpatol sa Kulapos analogy,this is not always true.Reminding somebody about being something does not mean you are being like him .Reprimanding a criminal does not make you one of his kind.
    If a government is”Kulapos”?are we,the people who are questioning its legitimacy also considered being “Kulapos”?

  • #47609


    paranoid
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    sabi kang maestra ko kang elementary, “PAG PUMATOL KA SA KULAPOS, SARO KA MAN NA KULAPOS”.

    “KULAPOS” – Maybe this is the missing link that you’re looking for why some people today are not interested to go out again in the street…… the government/adminstration is using unreasonable(Kulapos) power so much so that they can firmly protect their influence… to continue to suck the blood-money of the people in the guise of service.

    halat-halaton ta ang tamang tayming…. cguro sa panahon kang pirilian….

  • #47606


    andador
    Participant

    Hmmnnnn..Learning howto talk is one thing but talking sensibly is another thing…
    Back to topic mga ipanghod..Dipisil talaga pag nasalakan ning kulapos.

  • #47600


    andador
    Participant

    @david
    Iam indeed Not John Lennon because I am in fact Andador.Maybe you should consider anger management programs in order for you to realize and properly channel your emotions.
    By the way,where is the connecton of your banters regarding this topic?Can you please enlighten us nOw?

  • #47597


    Dave
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    I am also very angry. Becasue Andador you are not John Lenon. Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too. Imagine all the people, Living life inpeace .

  • #47592


    andador
    Participant

    Why People were not on the streets?Why people did not come out to support the failed uprising?
    Ini ang sako na obserbasyon..
    GMA is still lucky,despite obvious dissatisfaction from most Filipinos,she still enjoys support from different sectors e.g Business sectors,religios etc…The failed February 2006 uprising did not materialise because of lack of support from majority of Filipinos.Dissatisfied as they are,people especially the working class/lower to middle class were still thinking of thier future if in case GMA will be removed from the office.Maybe, the queston of WHO will beher succesor played the significant factor.Maybe,people are hesitant and in doubt of De Castros qualifications and capabalitiesto lead a bitterly dividedcountry who desperately needed CPR in terms of economicy.Kung aalisin?Sino Ang papalit?Kaya ba ng papalit?Saan tayo aakayin ng papalit?.I think she(GMA)is very fortunate to have Noli de Castroas Vice President.If it happens(the failed uprising), that Loren Legarda-Leviste is the vice President,the outcome would have been different.
    Therefore,Noli de Castro is GMA secret weapon.Hehehehehehe.

  • #45345


    kitz
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    I do agree with you JENN..I think everybody cares who sit govern our country….
    It’s sad but what can we do…Most of our leaders are born “KAPALMUKS” who
    simply ignores evrything excepts their benifits on that seat…Who are to be blamed..
    At these time you cannot trust no one but yuorself..
    The epidemic of being selfish has beenalready scattered throughout from leaders
    to the citizens…I hope that someday there will be a cure for these people..but when…I dont
    know…I dont know…I’m just waiting fo a MIRACLE….

    everything is a mystery……..

  • #45294


    andador
    Participant

    And here is a reaction to S.C.Austero’s “Why Are We Not On The Streets”article.This one is from an equally “Angry” lady who calls herself Jennie
    Go figure it out, dudes.

    To Those Who Are Not Out in the Streets (A response to the email of one S. C. Austero) Dear S.C. Austero and Others Who Are Not Out in the Streets, I too, am angry. I am angry that there are people like you who have become so jaded, so cynical that you would rather “lose our freedoms and our rights just to move this country forward,” meaning wherever GMA and her cohorts are taking it. Let me make it clear. I don’t claim to speak or fight for you or the entire Filipino people. I want GMA out for the sake of MY rights and MY freedoms. I will fight any government that steals MY vote, MY taxes, that lies to ME and tramples on MY human rights and civil liberties. If you don’t want to join me in this fight, then don’t. I’m sure there are many others who believe that government is there to serve the people, not rob them blind. In accepting GMA for all her failures, at least you’re honest enough to admit that you have lowered your standards about what a leader should be. But please, don’t drag us down with you. And don’t blame Cory or the politicians for your pitiable compromises. How can you tell me that just because Cory and the rest of our leaders screwed us big time, then we should tolerate someone like GMA who wants to screw us even more? And you justify this by saying you’ve “taken the moral high ground” by forgiving her? That’s crazy. It’s like saying that having an extra-marital affair or sniffing shabu is okay because anyway, everybody does it. That’s definitely as low as anyone’s morals can go. Oh, but you say GMA has bent over backwards so many times. The question is, in what direction? Sure, she has accommodated the demands of Jose de Venecia, her corrupt and abusive generals, her allies in Congress (whose pork barrel funds have been increased), the terrorist-obsessed Americans and big business BUT SHE HAS NEVER, NOT ONCE, ACCEDED TO THE DEMAND FOR US TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ISSUES AFFECTING HER PRESIDENCY. Do you honestly think her pathetic “I am sorry” speech was a genuine apology? On the contrary, she and her officials have stonewalled every investigation on her crimes, throwing all kinds of obstacles including the “great debate” that is Charter change just to divert public attention and obfuscate the issues. The bottom line, you say, is that the oust GMA movement has no viable alternative. More to the point, that the alternatives are much worse than a GMA presidency. Well, I have good news for you. THERE ARE alternatives. The most progressive one is a transition council composed of untainted, credible leaders from various sectors and parties that will prepare for clean, honest and credible elections and initiate a number of social reforms. I have even better news for you. YOU ARE THE ALTERNATIVE. Unless people like you and me act and involve ourselves in the process of replacing GMA with leaders having the competence and genuine moral authority to govern, then indeed we will be stuck with political opportunists and/or coup plotters. In the final analysis, we will only be as good as the leaders we catapult to power. I bet you there are a million more Filipinos who can do a better job than GMA. But you’re really not interested in all these, are you, since you yourself say you “don’t give a f*k who sits in Malacanang.” All you want is that nothing disrupts your comfortable middle class existence. To hell with the rest of the country. To hell with good governance. To hell with civil liberties and human rights. All you want is to sip your chilled merlot in peace. Fortunately, I’m not like you. I DO care who sits in Malacanang and every freaking public office. I care what the President does and does not do. I care to the point of getting angry whenever a President subverts the Constitution, betrays the public trust, engages in bribery and corruption, and does everything in her power to hide her crimes against ME and the rest of the Filipino people. More than getting angry, I FEEL I HAVE TO ACT FOR REAL CHANGE TO HAPPEN. If you don’t agree with me, fine. Forget about GMA’s cheating, about Jose Pidal and other thieves and criminals in government, about how our leaders have robbed us of our dignity. Go ahead, follow GMA’s advice to “move on.” Better yet, stop bitching and get out of my sight. The country will be better off without you. Go abroad and make some money. You can come back when the dust settles. Come back after we have kicked out the thieves, political opportunists, and abusive government officials. Come back when we have transformed your beloved Philippines into a peaceful, progressive and sovereign country. From Someone Always Out in the Streets Jennie

  • #45293


    Mikey
    Participant

    There is no question about it… Ferdinand Marcos is the best president that our country had ever had. I’m not rebutting that claim and so not questioning also the Guinness book of records for labeling him as the greatest thief on earth.

    Historically speaking he was brilliant… brilliant enough to fools millions of people by hiding the real deficit of the country and smart enough by stealing billion of dollars without people knowing it. That was the great legacy of Martial Law!

    I never expected much from the Presidency of Cory Aquino. Alright, she was just a plain and simple housewife but I couldn’t ever think that she screwed-up the country. If we could ever put our fingers that’d screwed-up our country big-time during her term – it’s the tandem of our good looking kababayan Gringo Honasan and his ruthless and greedy boss – Juan Ponce Enrile!

    For all I knew, she helps restored our democracy and which this fake government is trying to demolish it once again. I don’t think it’s about their Hacienda Luisita otherwise she could have done that during her term. She maybe has not done wonderful things for the country but that was all expected because she inherited a devastated government from the hand of the dictator.

    And what is the lesser evil has done for our country? Can we list any wonderful achievements by this administration? Well, yes… Joc Joc Bolante is doing some great jokes in the US courtroom these days but at the same spending thousand dollars per hour for couple of American hotshot lawyers handling his case. Who’s paying for it? I don’t know but what I knew the government couldn’t quickly repatriate those OFW in Lebanon who were caught in the crossfire during the war. What I knew this administration is trying to mock the constitution to extend their terms. What else there to say? Nothing except that I don’t wanna see Joe De Venencia begging desperately but buying expensively the position of Prime Minister! What a PATHETIC moves!

    By the way that letter could have been originated from Gabriel Claudio or Ignancio Bunye! What do we expect from the suckers?

  • #45278


    Bugs
    Participant

    kamo man daw kung mawaraang daga(land) nindo kung dae ka MAGBALIMBING….tian!
    pirang taon na ngani su nakaagi pakatapos kan eleksyon(dae kaya ako nagboto hehe) ano na su nagibo kan mga oposiyon? aw iu palan mag submit kan impeachment. su L_si.
    aprove ako saimo manay rose basta pwera tabi si Imelda iu…

  • #45265


    Anonymous

    BRAVO! BRAVO! MS./MR. S.C. AUSTERO, WELL WRITTEN INDEED! CHOOSING BETWEEN TWO EVILS, THE PRESENT EVIL IS LESSER EVIL! WHY DON’T THEY ASK THEMSELVES, ANO MAN ANG NAGINIBO NINDA KAN SINDA NASA PODER? [I PRETTY WELL REMEMBER HOW AN EX-PRESIDENT SCREWED UP THE COUNTRY;), I AM NOT ASHMED TO ACCEPT THAT REGARDLESS, PRESIDENT MARCOS STILL THE BEST I COULD REMEMBER, IN MY GENERATION]
    BAKOINING SIGE ANG KURURAHAW NA INI ARE JUST TRYING TO REGAIN THE LOST GLORY AND GET WHATEVER THEY CAN AGAIN TA DAI PA SAPAT SO NAKUA NINDA KAN SINDA NAKATUKAW? JUST ASKING!;)
    THANKS NOY-DICKOY FOR POSTING THIS!

  • #45242


    andador
    Participant

    I got this from another site.It’s quite long,but worth reading.Im sure this Dude/Dudette is really angry.Hehehehe.The writer identified his/her self as S.C. Austero.

    Subject: Open Letter to Our Leaders: Why We Are Not Out In The Streets Dear Tita Cory, Senators, Congressmen, Businessmen, Media people, Leftists, and all Bleeding Hearts Out There: I am angry. And I know that there are many out there who are angrier than I am for the same reason. And that reason is simple. I am sick and tired of all you guys claiming to speak for me and many Filipinos. I feel like screaming every time you mouth words about fighting for my freedom and my rights, when you obviously are just thinking about yours. You tell me that the essence of democracy is providing every citizen the right to speak his or her mind and make his or her own informed judgments, but you yourselves do not respect my silence and the choices I and many others have made. In other words, your concept of democracy is limited to having your rights and your freedoms respected, at the expense of ours. I am utterly flabbergasted that you still do not get it: we already responded to your calls, and our response has been very clear – we chose not to heed your calls to go to EDSA or to Fort Bonifacio not because we do not love our country or our freedoms or our rights, but precisely because we love our country even more. Because quite frankly, we are prepared to lose our freedoms and our rights just to move this country forward. You may counter with your ideological propaganda and give me all the dire warnings about the evils of Martial Law, authoritarian rule, suppression of freedom, etc., but quite frankly all we see is your pathetic efforts to defend your right to continue fulminating, filibustering, and sabotaging this country until you wrestle power for yourselves. You tell me that you are simply protecting my freedoms and my rights, but who told you to do that? I assure you that when I feel that my rights and my freedoms are at a peril, I will stand up and fight for them myself. I have done that in the past, and I will do it again when I SEE THE NEED FOR IT, not when you tell me to do it. You tell us that GMA is not the right person to lead this country because she has done immoral acts. As someone who sees immorality being committed wantonly in many ways every day and by everyone (yes, including the ones you do), I may have become jaded. I may have lowered my standards about what a leader should be. Guess what, Tita Cory, you lowered it yourself. When I accepted your incompetence and fought for you during the many attempts against your government, I already lowered the standards to ridiculous levels. Guess what, Senators and Congressmen, you lowered it yourselves when you ran for office and won and now make fools of yourselves in the august halls of congress. But the simple truth that you try to obfuscate is this: you have not been able to offer me any viable alternative! On the other hand, GMA has bent over backwards many times to accommodate you while continuing to work hard despite all the obstacles and the brickbats you have thrown her way. From where I sit, she is the one who has been working really hard to move this country forward while all of you have been so busy with one and only one thing: to make sure she does not succeed. So forgive me if I do not want to join you in your moral pissing contest. Forgive me if I have chosen to see things from another perspective. You say she is the problem. I say, we are – all of us is the problem; more to the point, I think you are a bigger problem than she is. Taking her out may solve part of the problem, but that leaves us with a bigger problem: you. That is right, YOU! While I felt outraged that she called a Comelec official during the elections and that she may have rigged the elections, I have since then taken the higher moral ground and forgiven her. Yes my dear bishops, I have done what you have told me to do since I was a child, which you say is the Christian and moral thing to do: forgive. Especially since she has asked for forgiveness and has tried to make amends for it. Erap certainly has not apologized and continues to be defiant, continuing to insult us everyday with his protestations – and he is part of your cause now! Cory has not apologized for her incompetence but we have forgiven her just the same because like GMA, she has worked hard after all. I know you do not think that GMA’s apology was not enough, or that she was insincere, or that that apology should not be the end of it, but please spare me the hypocrisy of telling me that you do so for the sake of protecting the moral fibre of society. The real reason is because you smell blood and wants to go for the kill. Well, I have news for you. I do not like her too. I did not even vote for her. I voted for Raul Roco. But as much as I do not like her, I do not like you even more. I may not trust her, but you know what, I do not trust you even more. You know why I do not trust you? Because all you do is whine and sabotage this country. You belittle every little progress we make, conveniently forgetting that it is not just GMA who has been working so hard to achieve them. Every single day, we keep the faith burning in our hearts that this country will finally pull itself out of the mess and we work so hard to do that. Every little progress is the result of our collective effort, we who toil hard everyday in our jobs. Yet, you persist in one and only thing: making GMA look bad in the eyes of the world and making sure that this country continues to suffer to prove your sorry point. In the process, you continue to destroy what we painstakingly try to build. So please do not be surprised that I do not share your cause. Do not be surprised that we have become contemptuous of your antics. You have moved heaven and earth to destroy her credibility, you have convened all kinds of fora and hearings and all you have done is test our patience to the core. For all your efforts, you have only succeeded in dragging us further down. I say enough. Don’t get me wrong. I am not asking that we take immorality lying down, or that we let the President get away with anything illegal. But you have tried to prove your accusations all these time and you have not succeeded, so it is time to let things be. Besides, you are doing something immoral as well if not utterly unforgivable. The Magdalo soldiers are consorting with the communists – the same people who have been trying to kill democracy for years. Cory has been consorting with Erap and the Marcoses. So please wake up and take a reality check. In the absence of true and genuine moral leadership, many of us have decided to cast our lot with the President, even if we do not like her. A flawed leader is better than scheming power hungry fools who can not even stand up for their convictions in the face of an impending arrest. Your coup attempts and the denials that you have consequently made only underscore wh

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