Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sick and tired

It seems like the Impeachment complaint against the President has died once again this year, following the Congressional Justice committee's junking of the new complaint yesterday. Nevertheless, life goes on.

It's almost 2009, barely 1 1/2 years to go till Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's highly contested 9-year regime ends. In those 1 1/2 years, what worse can happen? We've seen the worst and the worst has been surpassed.

A rundown of major controversies faced by the current administration:
1. PIATCO - Fraport Scandal
2. Jose Pidal accounts
3. Hello, Garci? recordings
4. ZTE Broadband deal
5. Northrail Project
6. Fertilizer Fund Scam

All these involve millions, if not billions, of pesos! But why did we let it slip? Because we are sick and tired of all the mess!

We have been sick and tired of politicians bickering and mudslinging. We are tired of those oppositionists whom we know were once allies but because of political conflicts, they are now asking for the President's ouster. In short, both sides are simply unbearable. Thus, we are in a political deadlock. We are not apathetic, we are just afraid that we will be in excatly the same position as we are now if the regime changes, only worse. Sigh...

As I said in my previous entries, I am in no way siding with the administration, but this time I think we should just let it pass. What we have to do as concerned citizens of this country is to be more alert and awake, that no more onerous contracts will be signed, no more "tongpats" will be paid, no more plans to extend the regime will be successful. All lies in the hands of the populace.

In this time of global crisis, political fighting should take the back seat and we should work together for the common good. And it all starts by being vigilant and cooperative.

Let the administration stay until 2010. In May of that year, let us go out and vote who we think the right leaders should be. That is assuming someone is nominated with that type a calibre.

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