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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

The Quiet After The Elections

Its been a week since we went to the polling booths to cast our votes but until now, the Commission on Elections has not completed its count of the votes. Or has it? The fact is, whatever the results of the counting, something bad is going to happen once the official results are released. Unofficial... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

How A Presidential Candidate's Withdrawal Is Beneficial

Raul Roco, one of those running for President in our "Moro-Moro" elections has withdrawn from campaigning for health reasons. As a result, the peso gained against the dollar and that makes me, the fish vendors and the jeepney drivers happy. For the past few days, I've been quaking in my pants... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Bush Wants A Pax Americana?

More than two thousand years ago Augustus Caesar clamped down on the peoples of the Mediterranean and imposed over all the region the Pax Romana. The peace that the Pax Romana gave was the absence of open revolts against the Empire of Rome: it was an absence of war. The Bush administration seems to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 9, 2004

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

No politics today; I am going to quit bitching about the way our country for a day in honor of the memory of the Lord's Death and Resurrection. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

I Won't Vote Again This Year

A breakfast conversation... Mom: So who do you think should we vote for this time? Dad: Why are asking that, aren't you going to vote for your favorite action star, Fernando Poe Jr.? Mom: No, I don't think he knows anything. I think I'll go for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Myself: (jokingly) Because she... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Disguised Democracy?

I just listened to a report about a study made regarding the people who presently constitute the leaders of our nation. According to the study, our congressmen, senators, governors and mayors can be traced to just a few ruling families that have exerted their influence on our country since its birth... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 5, 2004

I Wonder, Do Your Politicians Have A Quiet Moment?

Our politicians do -- or at least they say they do. This morning, I read a report that said our politicians are taking a break from their election campaigns during the Holy Week. Man, I'd check the papers again after the Holy Week and see how many will be reported dead in election-related violence. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 4, 2004

You Know It When Election Time Is Near

In a democratic country like the Philippines, the preparations for election is very much like in the States, only bloodier. This morning's new carries a report about political leaders getting killed. The reason that certain people want to get into public office is not so much due to public service... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 3, 2004

Sexy Tabloids Cleaned Up For Holy Week

Call it "Filipino Propriety." Someone at City Hall has put it into his mind to clean up the sidewalks of Metro Manila's sexy tabloids in preparation for Holy Week. So the tabloid "puestos" were raided and the vendors rounded up. Detectives were assigned to look for the publishers of those tabloids... Sign in to see full entry.

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