Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What a lot of crap!

February 25, 1986 was a milestone for Filipinos for on that day, the Marcos era ended. The day has never been brighter for every Filipino for that day signified that we, as a people, are truly free. That we won't take trash from anybody and that we are free to express our sentiments and can and will depose even a strongman like Marcos.

Another EDSA revolt and several coup attempts later and we are still in square one. The bright sun we have seen is once again covered by rain clouds, now darker than ever. It seems like we are not any better than we were twenty three years ago. We are still being treated like dirt by our leaders, most of them bagging what is supposedly the people's purse, into their own pockets. We are taken for fools by men and women who are power hungry and enveloped by greed.

PGMA is quoted in the papers last Sunday to have said, “The world embraced EDSA I in 1986. The world tolerated EDSA II in 2001. The world will not forgive an EDSA III, but it will instead condemn the Philippines as a country whose political system is hopelessly unstable.” I cannot completely agree. Condemn, the world may, but not because of a political system that is hopelessly unstable. It is because we cannot produce a leader worthy of the title. A leader who has the capacity to march us on to victory. A leader who can beat a culture of corruption that has plagued this land. A leader who will rally the people into submission for the constituents believe he/she has the solutions to our problems. If the Filipino people can be faulted for its unsavory plight, it would be because of his folly for not choosing wisely during elections. Or better yet, for not vigilant enough to preserve the sanctity of the ballot.

Will the world condemn us for asserting our rights? I don't think so. The world has looked up on us in 1986, we can gain its respect once more if we prove to the world that we will keep on trying until we've found the right guy for the job.

12 comments:

BlogusVox said...

The quote “Every country has the government it deserves” reverberates in my mind every time I read something like this. But I don’t care what other nations think as long as what we do is for the good of our country and its populace. Sadly we are still immature when it comes to that. Neither the less, I’ll march again or support an EDSA3, 4 or 10 as long as the likes of Marcos and Arroyo sits in Malacanyang.

mae said...

kadalasan, hindi makagawa ng mahusay na desisyon ang mga tao dahil wala naman talagang mapipiling mabuting kandidato.

rolly said...

Blogusvox I don't care what others may think, too. As long as we have a system that works for us, that is all that matters.

mae Mahirap isiping kulang tayo sa mahuhusay na mga tao kaya lang ang mahuhusay at tapat has nothing to do with politics, it seems.

mae said...

yun nga po. yung mga mahuhusay na tao, wala naman sila sa politics. at yung mahuhusay at tapat na tao na pumapasok sa pulitika, kadalasan kinakain sila ng sistema. sad but true.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

palagay ko di na maaalis satin ang kakambal na pulitika kahit ilang edsa pa.ganun paman di kailangan ipagsa walang bahala ang karapatan,kahit di araw ng edsa!

DepEd Teacher said...

I was grade schooler during EDSA 1. I am content listening to radio since i am still in the province. Even though i am far from Manila, I notice the movement of troops station in our town. I am little child and i feel the EDSA moment even in our small town of Mauban.

EDSA 2 and EDSA 3 is nothing to me since both did nothing to our country.

ipanema said...

nakakahiya ang mga mandurugas at mga nangungurakot sa bayan ay kadalasan at karamihan yung mga nang gagaling sa mga magagandang paaralan. minsan pa, galing sa mga establisadong familia.

ang pera nga naman...nakakasilaw

bingskee said...

"The world embraced EDSA I in 1986. The world tolerated EDSA II in 2001. The world will not forgive an EDSA III, but it will instead condemn the Philippines as a country whose political system is hopelessly unstable.” - for someone whose reputation is low and tainted, i cannot understand how ms arroyo could utter the last sentence. it's more self-serving than encouraging. i portray her as a person who thinks, says and does things for her own glory.

rolly said...

ever yun na!

DepEd Teacher Ako rin bata pa nung EDSA 1. As a matter of fact, baby pa lang ang panganay ko nun eh. hehehehe

ipanema Ang nakakainis pa, tayo ang nahihiya sa mga pinaggagagawa nila! Sila hindi na tinatablan ng hiya.

bingskee Exactly my thoughts. It was self-serving thinking that she can dissuade people from going out on the steets to oust her.

Auee said...

Tito Rolly, I hope you don't think I'm over-acting but I have been trying not to think about this situation since it became clear GMA won't be kicked out.

When they did "EDSA III" during Erap I really cried because of the people's desperation to cling to a dream and false promises.

Ngayon naiyak na naman ako sa post mo... Philippines' inability to produce a leader worthy of the title?

Ang sakit. Power corrupts, wala ba talagang makakalaban nyan?

rolly said...

auee I hope I'm wrong but it became a vicious vice plaguing the political arena. From the highest government official hanggang janitor ata, me corruption. Sad!

Auee said...

I hope so too Tito Rolly. But what you wrote is accurate and Rizal is right, parang cancer talagang kumakalat.

Pano nga kaya natin mababago 'no? San o sino magsisimula?

Ang hirap naman kasi you put your faith on someone by electing them e wala ka namang tulak-kabigin sa candidates. Walang malinis na track record or credibility. I keep thinking dati, maybe the officials would at least prove their worth during their first term, pero wala garapal talaga.