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April 25, 2007
posted by Nk. at 8:11 AM

okay. so i had only 2 hours of sleep again...last night i was looking at me and my sister's recent pictures in her celfone and i looked gadawful. pwede na akong ipasok sa manila zoo sa lalim ng eyebags ko, pumapanda bear effect.

anyhooo. watched the correspondents last night -- the topic was why are people scrambling to get a senate seat when the salary is only a mere P35,000 per month, compared to the millions you'll spend campaigning to get that seat.

incumbent senator miriam defensor-santiago (i love this woman she gives no BS talk kasi) says, naman, kasi pag nakapasok ka na sa senado mababawi mo na ang "investment" mo sa pagkampanya, may tubo ka pa! at hindi lang P35,000 nakukuha ng senador noh. that's just the amount stated in the constitution. truth is, every senator is allocated P1M each month for "office" expenses, at wala pa dyan ang PORK BARREL - isang tumataginting na P200M per senator. tapos imagine if magkakadugo pa kayo sa senado? as in mother-father-brother-sister? kamusta naman ang family business nyo di ba? panalo in a major way! wala ng maghihirap sa pamilya nyo in decades to come! all your apos will be born with a silver spoon, alta sociedad pare, at shempre pa, future senator na rin -- continue the family "tradition" of "public service"! wagi.

yup. why bother teaching them how to fish when you can just give them the damn fish.
end of story.


of course our good senators can always give us the bullshit that they won't claim their pork, but as miriam so adoringly said, pag di mo kinuha pork barrel mo mapupunta naman sya sa isa pang magnanakaw. and just who is is other magnanakaw here? turns out that if a senator chooses not to claim his or her pork barrel, it goes to the president's pork barrel. how neat 'o huh? i mean really. stealing money en masse has never been so convenient.

aaawww. it's not his fault that he was born prince charming.

former senator jovito salonga was also interviewed and he said that during his time, the elections was a contest of the most intelligent -- the best and the brightest minds in this country. ah, these are the times that we wish we could bring back the dead -- claro m. recto, lorenzo tanada, jose diokno. now the senate is composed of a bizarre mixture of first-class thieves, clowns, action stars -- and well, their spouses and kin. the ones with the truly sharp minds will not even reach 3.

future president of the philippines
(at least he can punch. that's a good sign, isn't it?)


but you have to give it to the filipinos. they make the same mistake every time. you can bet on it that the filipinos will vote more clowns into the senate, and in the government in general this year.

see, we don't like progress. we like entertainment.


do yourself a favor, click this link and get to know your senatoriables.

 
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