Saturday, May 30, 2009

Greetings Are In Order

It's that special day of the year that a good friend and fellow blogger celebrates his birthday. It's Manolo Quezon's birthday today. Happy Birthday dear friend and may you have more success in the years to come.

I hope you take time out and drop him a greeting on this very special day.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Merger

So now it's official, Kampi and Lakas has decided to tie the knot. They now have completed the creation of a monster. Is this a sign that elections will push through? The answer is yes! But what kind of elections will we have come May next year? With the cha-cha train still tugging along, no one can be sure if the elections will be for a new president or for a parliament.

Gloria and her allies are not about to raise their hands in surrender. With the time running out even for the Comelec, things seem to be falling in Gloria's favor. So what if the youth is trying to make a stand, at the end of the day, if we don't unite in protest, Gloria will simply sweep us aside. I also don't believe in Ronaldo Puno's assertion that his bid for the vice presidency is a sign of the forthcoming elections. We all know how he operates. You can ask Miriam Santiago.

Puno is the epitome of the political operator. He can make presidents out of monkeys. His entry into the fray is a sign that elections (if there will be) is sure to be dirty and dishonest. Or it can be a ploy to take us offtrack and destroy our focus. The cha-cha resolution is to be debated, despite Luis Villafuerte's claims, I will not convinced until the campaign period starts. The way things are right now, everything is still up in the air.

The merger of the two parties is not an assurance that elections are coming. It may also be a fallback in case Gloria and her minions are unsuccessful with their cha-cha bid. Kind of reminds me of the KBL and how it gave us more than a decade of hell. In the present state of Philippine politics and society, Gloria may do as she pleases. Unless the people think criminal like she does, we might just wake up with a dictator more ruthless than Marcos.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Boxer...Yes, Politician...No!

So the "most influential person in the world"(?) is going to push his influence in the realm of politics. This guy just doesn't know his limits. He tried his influence once against Darlene Antonino-Custodio and was "decked" by the lady solon. He maybe the best pound for pound boxer in the world today but I don't think he'll do better in politics. His judgements in the past speaks for themselves.

Just look at how he quickly dumped Dela Hoya and signed up with Bob Arum. And what about how he signed a contract with ABS-CBN only to retract after Solar Sports threatened to sue him. Let's all take these out of the picture and just look at the menagerie of politicians surrounding him. It's a simple case of "tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are". Better yet, "birds of the same feather, fluke..errr flock together".

Any person in his right mind and has a sound disposition would know his limitations. In politics, you cannot rely on other people to think for you. Just take a look at the two bozos in the senate, Lapid and Revilla, what have they accomplished that really made a difference in our lives? Influential? His town mates did not even vote for him simply because they knew his limitations. He could easily do a lot of things for the people in his private capacity. You don't have to be a politician to serve the people, it's just a flimsy excuse to gain power.

C'mon Manny, be a real man and accept what you are. Don't listen to the demons whose only goal is to exploit your popularity. You've been hanging around too long with thugs and bandits. Don't fall prey to their diabolical plans. Be man enough to fight temptation. You've made a name for yourself and that is the last thing you want to ruin. Leave a legacy that your children will be proud of.