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You know what I think? Under an Aquinorroyo presidency, we can only expect both poverty and corruption. It's a repulsive prospect.
What are his concrete plans in busting out corruption here in the Phils? Even his platforms are not clear to me.
everyone who votes for aquino shouldn't be allowed to leave the country for a better life abroad.
Baka hindi naman taga tarlac yan. Har har har.
Sorry to be mean, pero naririnig mo ba ang sarili mo? Alam mo ba ang sinasabi mo? Naniniwala ka pa rin ba kay Santa Claus?
Chong, hindi pagmamahal sa bayan ang tawag jan. Ang tawag jan ay "wishful thinking", "daydreaming", and/or "fantasy".
Pare, ibang klase yang optimism mo... hindi sha healthy. Your kind of positive thinking is downright destructive. To compare the social ill of corruption to an iPhone is not a can-do attitude but Pollyanna as Conrado de Quiros would put it.
Zero corruption? Do you really understand what "corruption" means? Corruption isn't only all about traditional politicians making a fortune out of the tax that we pay to the government. Have you heard the phrase "the files in this folder have been corrupted"? Don't tell me a traditional politician bribed the PC to keep those files from opening properly. Corruption means to "make filthy". When a taxi driver overcharges his passenger, that's corruption. When a parent does the homework of his/her child while the kid plays PSP, that's corruption. When a company posts a job ad in Jobstreet with discriminatory requirements like "female, single, not more than 25 years old, with pleasing personality", that is corruption. And it's statistically impossible for any president, a single person, to keep 90 million people from committing corruption. Hell, Noynoy was not even able to keep Kris from committing the corrupt act of having sexual relationships with married men like Phillip Salvador and Joey Marquez. And now his followers are telling us that he will make zero corruption happen in a country of 90 million people?
Hinay-hinay lang sa pagiging positive thinker pare. As this article points out (read it please, you badly need to digest it), may mga uri ng positive thinking na hindi na nakakatulong.
At kung iboboto mo ang isang kandidato because you believe in his/her claim that he/she can make zero corruption happen, I'm sorry but you're not voting the said candidate out of love for your country and fellowmen. Instead, you're just voting the said candidate to feed you fantasies. No more, no less.
Again, hinay-hinay lang sa pagiging optimistic. Hindi ko sinasabing maging pessimistic tayo. What I am saying is all of us need to be realistic.
Friendly advise lang pre. It applies not only to choosing your candidate, but also in your daily life. Napaka-optimistic mo to the point that you've become very gullible. I'm telling you, people with that kind of optimism are the favorite targets of swindlers.
And oh... anything is possible? Anything? Well, hindi ko na papatulan yang statement na yan. I know far better than that.
hindi nga cinondemn ni Aquinorroyo ang election cheating ni GMA at mga allies niya na Ampatuan laban kay FPJ sa 2004, tapos sabihin niya maayos niya ang bansang ito. hindi ako naniniwala diyan.
Yet I still do not believe in zero corruption. Rather, I believe in the need to bring down corruption in public office to manageable level, let's say at par with the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland).
If we'll look at the 2009 Corruption Perception Index as issued by Transparency International, not even New Zealand (which has been the least corrupt country for quite some time now) was able to score a perfect ten.
But granted for the sake of discussion that zero corruption is possible. I bet that even if we give Noynoy his six sweet years, he still would not be able defeat corruption. No president can, not even by candidate Nick Perlas. Look, not even the 209 years of political history of the Cojuangco's and Aquino's made a difference. Why? That's because corruption is not a political problem. It's a cultural problem. And being such, it's not just a president's mission. It's everyone's mission. And for sure, it will take generations, not just a term or two.
The president is just here to lead. Unfortunately, a president only got six years to lead by example.
I don't want to grill the Cojuangco's and Aquino's too much. As far as corruption is concerned, may kasalanan din tayo mismong mga ordinaryong Pinoy. Yet for any candidate to claim that he/she can make zero corruption happen in six years (if it's attainable in the first place) is downright utopian.
And for me, making utopian promises to grab the wow of those who cannot distinguish dreamy claims from realistic ones is a form of corruption.
Last edited by baboon; May 1, 2010 at 07:11 PM.