Category: politics

Why I Am Voting For Duterte This 2016 Election

Last night, I made a short Facebook post about my reasons for choosing Duterte as my president this coming 2016 election and why I have no interest in voting his rival presidential candidates. I had to make the post short since even I find it tedious to read a very long article in just one […]

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Why I Will Miss P-Noy

P-Noy, the current Philippine president is by far the best president of the Philippines. Sure, I may not be able to compare past presidents of more than 2 decades ago because I was not born yet but ever since the late Ferdinand Marcos, I believe P-Noy’s presidency is the best. Even better than his late mom.

Which is why I will miss him when the coming elections will happen because it is by law that one cannot repeat as president for successive terms. If only this law applies to corrupt politicians. I would definitely vote for PNoy over and over again.

His drive against corruption is what impressed me the most. The perception that most (probably 99%) politicians are corrupt may still hold true if he did not become president because maybe now the Philippine government may still be managed by corrupt politicians.

Economy-wise, the country has also improved and while there may be some issues that the public see as the president’s failure, those are only minor issues. These people blow such issues out of proportion to make him look bad.

What? You want Binay to be president instead? Hell, no!

Overall, P-Noy’s term is a success. While no president or government can eradicate corruption instantly, the current government has already laid a good foundation for successive presidents to continue and improve what P-Noy has done for the country.

The country still has so many problems left unsolved but if you ask me, if the president today would not have been P-Noy, these same problems could have escalated into something worse.

To our beloved President, I am sure most Filipinos give you a high rating of approval for what you have done for the country. I offer you my sincerest thanks for doing a job well done!

Here is hoping his successor will have the same goal as he does …

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The Cyber Crime Law In The Philippines

The hot topic in the Philippines now is the cyber crime law that recently took effect a few days ago. So many users complained and protested, in turn forcing some politicians to agree to amending parts of it.

While I had no desire to write about this topic in my blog, it reached a point where I was surprised the president himself approved the law, hence this post

The cybercrime law has its purpose. Of course, there needs to be a law for people trying to commit fraud, identity theft, hacks and other illegal activities. But what people are pissed off now is one of the things included in the law.

The issue of libel.

Funny thing is that one who gets accused of online libel can actually get more jail time than a libel not done in cyberspace.

I fear the country’s darkest days ahead. Sure, the palace assured the public that users won’t be charged with online libel even with sharing or liking something in Facebook. But do all the people see what really constitutes an online libel from the politicians’ perspectives? It is quite different.

No matter how much they assure that this law will not be abused, users will shut up just to be on the safe side.

The president has done so many good things for this country alright. But he, and like all those other politicians who are on the side of this law will get no votes from me on succeeding elections.

I thought there was hope for this country. But now, I only see quieter days ahead. The timeline streams will be awfully quiet on topics about rich and powerful people. They are after all the only ones who can afford to go on the offensive and defensive while ordinary citizens are left mum to themselves to avoid getting caught in an online libel situation.

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