January 13, 2008


I tuned in to BBC this morning and they have this show about Malaysia’s economic success and how it could be a model to other developing countries. I winced and I swear I saw the host mouthed “like the Philippines”.

It is so disconcerting that I have to drag myself from bed to blog a few questions to address my despair.

To pen an essay about how badly goverened our country is is as easy as the task of explaining why Eric Santos and Ruffa Mae broke up (because a gay man can only pretend to date a straight woman), I don't think we need new literature just to point-out, yet again the lameness of our leaders. One simply has to sniff the tired Manila air and follow the scent.



DSWD? Aren't they supposed to do something about this?




DOH? People actually live here. Really, that thing shouldn't even be there.


DOE? So much for quality education and global competitiveness.


I'll cut my essay into three words:

WILL TO GOVERN.

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posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 1/13/2008 |



23 Comments:

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Jeniffer said........
tulad nga ng madaming nagsasabi wag daw sisihin ang gobyerno.. pero bakit di sila sisihin. eh sila ang dahilan kung bakit naghihirap tayo.. dahil kurakot sila.. sabi nila tumulong tayo.. alam naman natin na kahit malakas ang boses natin, bingi ang gobyerno sa mga ganyan.. sad to know
 




At 6:17 PM, Anonymous paolomendoza said........
AMEN!
 




At 7:49 PM, Blogger arjay said........
it's not just the government, it's the people. the way i see it, it's the people's attitude that needs changing because our government is still governed by people.

here were are, babbling about how corrupt our leaders are and that how badly we needed change. but have we taken a good look at ourselves? what have we done for our country? aside from buying pirated cd's(i'm guilty of that, hehe), which doesn't help at all, what else? why not take the initiative of change instead of waiting? we are all part of this country and maybe it's time we do our part, we all have to pitch in.

hehe. sensya na, medyo depressed lang ako. ;)
 




At 7:50 PM, Blogger arjay said........
nga pala, i would also like to add:

WILL TO GOVERN.

hehe. god bless!
 




At 8:28 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@jen: very sad indeed
 




At 8:28 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@paolo: and also with you...hehehe
 




At 8:30 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@arjay: well, i do send dollars back home... hehehe
 




At 8:53 PM, Blogger aCey said........
i'm with you. i hate seeing suffering in the streets, above all.
 




At 9:56 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@acey: sana nga ma address ang isyung itu
 




At 12:05 AM, Blogger wanderingcommuter said........
haayyy.

sometimes, mere looking and knowing these, just feels like giving up with all my optimism for atleast a fairer life for them.
and sometimes, we tend to confuse ourselves who is to blame.
 




At 12:53 AM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@wander: i sooo can relate to what you just said. but we have to be steadfast, laban kung laban!
 




At 1:31 AM, Blogger jericho said........
i just look and listen to the stories of Filipino domestic workers in HK and they never fail to affirm my beliefs.
 




At 1:35 AM, OpenID Emperor Banana Ketchup said........
I'm sick and tired of people dumping on our government whenever we are being compared unfavorably with our Asian neighbors... shouldn't we all be doing our little part in goign forward instead of wallowing in self-pity?

Filipinos....get a friggin' backbone!!!
 




At 2:08 AM, Blogger Sexymoi said........
Yep, sad nga eh,lagi natin sinasabi na wala tayong magagawa kasi di nakikinig ang government pero minsan dapat isipin din natin kung sino bang naglalagay ng mga taong yan sa gobyerno...
 




At 6:51 AM, Blogger yey said........
the problem is that, blessed are we to have a lot of critical thinkers, we rarely see anyone mounting up to all the hurdles and actually do something.

i think the keyword here is Will.
 




At 1:48 PM, Blogger kawadjan said........
amen to Yey. puro lang tayo talak at wiz naman talaga action. feeling natin as long as we criticize we are doing something already. but we should go far beyond that.
 




At 10:45 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@jericho: w/c beliefs?
 




At 10:46 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ketchup: naku masarap nga ang backbone... chus

a basta i sent my dollars na
 




At 10:48 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@sexy: sad no...
 




At 10:49 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@yey: WILL indeed and GRACE as well(pardon the pun)
 




At 10:49 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@kaw: of course
 




At 3:10 AM, Blogger chase said........
DOE? Baka DepEd ...dept. of educ. or dept. of energy? ahhh sabagay walang kuryente ang klasroom. hehehehe joke..

kawawa man ang mga bata..
 




At 5:44 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
education po :-)