Wednesday, December 06, 2006 [ 5:59 AM ]

Obviously shameless

If there is one thing that can move me to post an entry to my blog I think it is the gag show the country has in its distinguished august body called the House of Representatives.

As of this writing, I am watching the elected representatives of the land betraying the same people who placed them to authority. For an obvious personal political benefit of people ever hungry of power, the administration congressmen again maneuvered the rules of the House of Representatives to force their Con-Ass into the mouth of the innocent citizenry.

The move that the lower house made just to push the unpopular charter change is a move taken behind the curtain of tragedy and triumph. The triumph of the Subic rape case and the tragedy brought by typhoon Reming. The two elements combined is a perfect way to take the attention of the public away from an important issue of changing the backbone of Philippine laws. Add it up with the session made when most of the people are wondering in their dreamland, it is a clear deceit at the expense of the whole Filipino people.

As I already wrote in my previous posts, the administration congressmen are not ashamed anymore of what they are doing. They would rather push through the charter change than help their constituents who suffered from the typhoon. They would rather bend the house rules in their favor rather than pass a law that could somehow help people who suffered from the calamity. They would rather waste their time and budget for their future political careers than pass a law that will completely junk or at least amend the American favoring V-F-A.

The administration congressmen as usual, have violated and disregarded rules, traditions, precedence and all ethical standards to get what they want. Nevertheless, if we will base our observation on the tradition, precedent acts and ethics of this administration, we can be sure of one thing. They will insist on what they call a bitter pill even if it would kill and not heal Philippine democracy.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006 [ 6:05 AM ]


After a year, a decision has finally been made to the epic of the subic rape case. The main accused, US marine Daniel Smith is proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt and the other three respondents to the case on the other hand were acquitted.

Many praised Judge Benjamin Pozon for his decision saying that he just proved that justice still remains in the Philippines. I agree that the decision was favorable to Nicole but something still runs at the back of my mind.

Judge Pozon convicted Smith but acquitted the other three marines. Was it not just a play safe decision? A decision that will favor both Nicole and the US government? If the court really believes that the rape happened in the van, then the three marines should be convicted as accessories to the crime. Though they did not take part in the rape, still they are there and they have the capacity to stop the crime if they wanted to. In a way, they gave their consent to Smith to do what he wanted. In the way I look at the decision, Judge Pozon made it that way to please both parties. And that‘s what is happening, the victim and protesters are happy and the US government are not furious. They would rather take that decision than something that will convict all the four accused.

It can be recalled that the removal of the three service men as accessories to the crime is just what Sec.Gonzalez wants. This guy obviously wants to please the US government for reasons we can only speculate. I believe that Judge Pozon made a very wise decision but I’m not sure if it’s the right one. If the testimonies of both parties are to be believed, I think it should be a acquit all or convict all.


Saturday, December 02, 2006 [ 4:37 AM ]


I am now starting to cope up with my night shift schedule. I really hate it when I was first assigned at night not only because it is very tiring but also because time passes by faster at day. That was what I thought. But recently I started to like my schedule not only because my body already seems to adjust to the time but also because there are less bosses around and more so, there is the night differential pay.