Duterte’s promise of change: it is Filipinos’ duty to ensure it is delivered lawfully

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One thing’s for sure, the Philippines’ elite Establishment is unnerved by the show of power that was leading presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s insanely successful miting de avance held Saturday, 7th May 2016 at the Luneta. More than anything else, it was renewed Filipino nationalism on display, with the red-white-and-blue colours dominating above any semblance of partisanism if any at all. If this was Filipino nationalism re-discovered on such a scale not seen since Independence Day in 1946, it says something about the the nature of the fear struck into the hearts of the Philippines’ entrenched oligarchy and the self-appointed members of its so-called “civil society”.

Duterte’s ascent to power highlights the confronting reality that the 1986 EDSA “revolution” was never a true revolution in the real sense of the word. Now that the hot air in the perception that the “holy sacrifice” of the Aquino-Cojuangco clan owned the only “fight” worth fighting by the Filipino had finally been sucked out of the Yellow bubble, it is plain as day today that there really was nothing revolutionary about Cory Aquino’s “democracy”. All it did was oversee a musical chair of oligarchs, all the while keeping the pie being divvied amongst them out of the reach of most ordinary Filipinos.

The Second Aquino Presidency led by Cory’s only son, President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III promised, back in 2010, that all that will change under his watch — that the roadblock to inclusive prosperity would be removed. Under Aquino’s daang matuwid (straight path) mantra, came the promise that the elimination of that singular roadblock to inclusive prosperity, corruption (we were told), would be implemented. Thus, the Son of Cory, put forth yet another myth — that this walking down the “straight path” and the smiting of “corruption” to pave the way for universal prosperity was the revolution his administration would oversee.

That myth has since been busted. It took just six years for Filipinos to discover the abject hollowness of BS Aquino’s Daang Matuwid. With that disillusionment over yet another set of lofty promises being broken came the creeping in of feelings of revulsion towards Aquino’s colours — his yellow banners and the emo rhetoric surrounding them. It is much like how a former lover’s sweet nothings make one’s skin crawl when one recalls the memory of these words being whispered in one’s ear.

The key takeaway from Saturday’s Duterte Grand Rally lies in the words of his former professor Jose David Lapuz who recalled how Duterte learned at San Beda Law School, “Ang batas ay may lakas.” (“the law has strength”) but that nowadays, “ang tingin natin sa batas ay may butas” (“we see the law as full of loopholes”). He then asserts that rather than focusing on finding loopholes in the Law as many politicians do today…

Kay Duterte, hahanapin niya ang lakas ng batas and strongly, forcefully, vigorously, [enforce the law], subalit, siya ang kumakatawan sa pantay-pantay na pagtangkilik ng batas. Mayaman, mahirap, guwapo, hindi guwapo — pantay-pantay na pagtangkilik. Iisa ang Pilipino nation.

[Translated: Duterte will draw upon the full strength of the law and strongly, forcefully, vigorously enforce it and embody its consistent equal applcation to all whether rich, poor, good looking or not so good looking. All will be equal in the application of the law as the Filipino nation is one nation in its eyes.]

Thus the challenge to Filipinos in their choice of Rodrigo Duterte as 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines is to hold him to his former teacher’s words. Duterte has demonstrated that he wields the awesome political capital needed to effect the change his supporters maintain “is coming”. As a leader, he will be judged on the basis of that promise. As his people, Filipinos are duty-bound to ensure he fulfils that promise within the framework of the law that Lapuz asserts will be the source of the strength of the Duterte administration. On the ability to fulfil that duty as citizens of a democracy, all Filipinos will be judged.

This is the pact between leadership and citizenship in a true democracy. How the Philippines upholds its democracy and, at the same time, draws upon the evident strength of Duterte’s leadership and mandate will define the quality of the much-anticipated revolutionary change at hand that was denied the Filipino back in 1986.

The fear being fomented by Duterte’s detractors that his will be an authoritarian vigilante government is a cop-out from the citizen’s duty to her democratic country. Rather than succumb to that fear, Filipinos owe it to themselves to embrace this fear, overcome it, and step up to their duty to the Republic and get the best out of their next president, Rodrigo Duterte.

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31 Comments on “Duterte’s promise of change: it is Filipinos’ duty to ensure it is delivered lawfully”

  1. As his people, Filipinos are duty-bound to ensure he fulfils that promise within the framework of the law that Lapuz asserts will be the source of the strength of the Duterte administration. On the ability to fulfil that duty as citizens of a democracy, all Filipinos will be judged.

    Within the framework also means no drive-by motorcycles for petty crime, something the rich don’t have to worry about. But I think it is important to realize that within the framework doesn’t necessarily mean drive-by motorcycles for the rich either.

    I agree that it’s ultimately up to the people to hold Digong to his promises. Wholeheartedly. But I’ve also been reading GRP long enough to unfortunately know how that’s going to turn out, especially with the recolored, emotional mob-like Messiah behavior I’ve seen from many of his supporters.

  2. I just want him (Duterte) and Marcos to put the politicians on a short leash, limit the wealth-grabbing schemes of the Chinese-Filipino businesses, kick the Chinese and Korean nationals out of the country, and take care of the people’s needs. If Duterte and Marcos can do those things, then they would have earned their rights to be the country’s leaders.

    1. Just the Koreans and the Chinese, Aeta? Or all the foreigners? Or, hey, how about all the people who can’t prove they have native Filipino blood? You could set up special camps for them while they’re being tested.

      Filipinos don’t need to do this alone, Aeta. Being Chinese or Korean doesn’t determine whether you’re a good or a bad person. I heard the other day about a Korean group who are helping poor Filipino farmers form co-operatives. Should they be kicked out regardless?

      I guess Filipinos could do it by themselves. If you think North Korea looks like an attractive outcome, let the kicking commence.

      1. marius,

        You have got to be kidding if the Chinese, with the Koreans following in the same footsteps, have not been responsible for the monopoly of our “cottage” industries, from agriculture to manufacturing to retailing–by way of bribing their way into our politicians’ pockets.

        Do you think Henry Sy became a $14 billion man in the last 30 years without depriving the other economic sectors of the country a big portion of that wealth?

        Why do you think Chinoy businessmen like Danding Cojuanco and Ramon S. Ang tried to bribe other political candidates, on the tune of about $4 million, to make sure Duterte and Marcos don’t win? Sounds to me there is a big “Fear Factor” reverberating among the heart and soul of the Chinese-Filipino communities–and their well-bribed Filipino government official–these days with Duterte poised of winning the election.

        A Korean group helping poor Failipino farmers form co-op groups? You have no ideas on how often I’ve heard that same tune played at least a dozen times a few years ago, with the Chinese pretending to co-op with Filipinos in the aquaculture and agriculture industries–as well as the banking, manufacturing, and retailing. Look at where it has gotten the country now? Chinese are still in business and getting bigger, while Failipinos are out of business and leaving the country by the truckloads.

        The Chinese are the ones now in control of our industries and the Failipnos the ones that work abroad as OFWs to ensure these Chinese-owned businesses stay strong with the patronizations of our people’s remittance monies.

        By the way, what about those secret business trips that former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo (Gloria “Makapal”gal-Arroyo’s husband) made to China when his wife was president, that gave generous import accomodations to bring in Chinese goods–including rice from other Asian countries–into the Failippines?

        Have you done your reseach on how these secret business dealings between our own politicians and these Chinese (local or foreigners) businesses have destroyed our economic infrastructures, and forced Filipinos-owned businesses to close their doors? You probably have no idea on how the volatile the Chinese “Bamboo Network” really is, and how it has taken over your own country and destroyed the lives of our people, do you?

        How in the fuck did North Korea get in the picture, anyway? I think you’re just throwing shits on the floor and hoping somebody will step on it. I aint gonna fall for that trap.

        Aeta

        1. >> The Chinese are the ones now in control of our industries and the Failipnos the ones that work abroad as OFWs to ensure these Chinese-owned businesses stay strong with the patronizations of our people’s remittance monies.

          And whose fault is that? It’s not Chinese people telling people to spend uncles/brothers/daughter’s hard-earned dollars on garbage instead of investing it wisely. It’s not Koreans coming up with stupid “business” ideas for sari-sari stores or piggeries. These people know how to think big and make it happen.

          >> I’ve heard that same tune played at least a dozen times a few years ago, with the Chinese pretending to co-op with Filipinos in the aquaculture and agriculture industries–as well as the banking, manufacturing, and retailing. Look at where it has gotten the country now?

          Where it’s gotten the country is up-and-coming in aquaculture and agriculture. The Filipinos don’t know how to do it and don’t care. The foreigners do. The Filipino would prefer to work for them as vassals. If he didn’t, he’s at liberty to copy what they have done, is he not? The fact is, he’d rather just go through to motions, learning nothing, as long as his pay packet arrives twice a month.

          While you endlessly exhort your fellow Filipinos to put down their pride, you’re brimming with it yourself. North Korea comes into the picture because they are exactly like Filipinos: massively full of their own non-existent ability to “stand on their own two feet”, and consequently the laughing-stock of the world.

        2. Marius,

          Whose fault is it? I’ll tell you whose fault it is. All of ours. I’m not just going to vilify the stupidity of our arrogant and self-serving people and ignore the greediness and conniving-ness of the Chinese (local and foreign) for contributing to the fucked-up-ness of our country—especially the Chinese-Failipinos whose loyalty–to the Failippines or China–I question to this very day. These motherfuckin’ “Chinoys” don’t give a damn for the Failipino side of their ethnicity, and they just call themselves part-Failipino for practical purposes. Deep down, these Chinese-Failipinos still consider themselves as Chinese and not Failipinos.

          It’s not that Failipinos—who are very crafty and resilient in their own individual ways to survive—“don’t know how to do it and don’t care”; they were simply never given the chance to improve their aquaculture/agriculture technology and skill by our fucked up government after 1986. If you refer back to my earlier posts, I’d told GRP that my family came from both an aqua/agricultural background. Our country’s aqua/agricultural output was something to be reckoned with throughout Asia during Martial Law. Things started going downhill from there after Martial Law.

          The post-Martial Law government started allowing Taiwanese aqua/agricultural experts to co-op with our local farmer to improve the quality and size of our fish and rice production for local consumption and export market. Our aqua/agricultural industry workforce were unaware that this co-op programs was just a tactical move, to lay the groundwork for these Taiwanese–and their silent Chinese-Failipino partners–to take over and run these farmland for themselves? To optimize the strategic monopoly of our aqua/agricultural farmlands to only specified areas in the country, the Chinese “Bamboo Network” cartel started proposing the conversion of the rest of the farmlands into housing subdivisions, shopping malls, resorts, condominiums, and other commercial properties, that would eventually destroy our aqua/agricultural industry and turned our once productive farmland into flood-prone and polluted “concrete wastelands.”

          You’re goddamn right I’m a brimming with pride. I’m just a fucked up aristocratic and self-serving Failipino, like you, who is the laughing stock of the whole world. The difference between us is I don’t deny it. But I also won’t deny the truth that the Chinese (local and foreign) have also contributed to our fucked-up-ness, by turning us into a supposedly industrialized nation (at least that’s what they’ve managed to brainwash our people into believing) where they’re the winner and us Failipinos are the losers. Therefore, these Chinese assholes are just as much to blame as our “Fliptard” people for our nation’s failure. It doesn’t matter if you agree with me or not. To see is to believe. I saw, I experienced, and I believe what I’m talking about.

          Aeta

      2. marius,

        You have got to be kidding if the Chinese, with the Koreans following in the same footsteps, have not been responsible for the monopoly of our “cottage” industries, from agriculture to manufacturing to retailing–by way of bribing their way into our politicians’ pockets.

        Do you think Henry Sy became a $14 billion man in the last 30 years without depriving the other economic sectors of the country a big portion of that wealth?

        Why do you think Chinoy businessmen like Danding Cojuanco and Ramon S. Ang tried to bribe other political candidates, on the tune of about $4 million, to make sure Duterte and Marcos don’t win? Sounds to me there is a big “Fear Factor” reverberating among the heart and soul of the Chinese-Filipino communities–and their well-bribed Filipino government official–these days with Duterte poised of winning the election.

        A Korean group helping poor Failipino farmers form co-op groups? You have no ideas on how often I’ve heard that same tune played at least a dozen times a few years ago, with the Chinese pretending to co-op with Filipinos in the aquaculture and agriculture industries–as well as the banking, manufacturing, and retailing. Look at where it has gotten the country now? Chinese are still in business and getting bigger, while Failipinos are out of business and leaving the country by the truckloads.

        The Chinese are the ones now in control of our industries and the Failipnos the ones that work abroad as OFWs to ensure these Chinese-owned businesses stay strong with the patronizations of our people’s remittance monies.

        By the way, what about those secret business trips that former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo (Gloria “Makapal”gal-Arroyo’s husband) made to China when his wife was president, that gave generous import accomodations to bring in Chinese goods–including rice from other Asian countries–into the Failippines?

        Have you done your reseach on how these secret business dealings between our own politicians and these Chinese (local or foreigners) businesses have destroyed our economic infrastructures, and forced Filipinos-owned businesses to close their doors? You probably have no idea on just how volatile the Chinese “Bamboo Network” really is, and how it has taken over your own country and destroyed the lives of our people, do you?

        How in the fuck did North Korea get in the picture, anyway? I think you’re just throwing shits on the floor and hoping somebody will step on it. I aint gonna fall for that trap.

        Aeta

    2. kick the Chinese and Korean nationals out of the country

      Well PH just bought 2 fighter jets from Korea – Hoorah!

      Now watch this: ‎China‬’s ‪‎PLA‬ military prowess

      Du30 is right, what can our 2 jets do vs. China’s 3000?

      PH is no match against its mighty neighbors – in terms of technology, military, business, discipline – walang sinabe Pinas. If you can’t beat em, join their bloc.

      Rather than kick out the Chinese and Koreans, let Du30 court them to turn our country into something like them – orderly and disciplined.

      In geopolitics, you can claim only what you can defend. That’s reality. We will be better off being trained and discipled by our northern neighbors China/Korea/Japan.

      Our attitude should be to welcome all the Chinese, Koreans & Japanese into this country – and even make them citizens of PH if they wish. Even if they eat this entire country alive with their overwhelming presence, at least little Juan will have a job working in their locally set-up factories (instead of scavenging from the dumps).

      Only after we have imbibed their superior mindset (every single dysfunctional Pinoy) and adopted their technology and business acumen can we be weaned off of dependence on them.

      That’s the better plan – rather than creating a Pinoy version of the third reich to drive away a particular ethnic group.

      A friendly reminder –
      Can Chinese Filipinos Make the Philippines Great Again?

      Du30 and BBM have Chinese blood in them – hopefully they will make this country rise again.

      1. That was my point exactly, zaxx. Aeta has had some bad experiences and he just can’t let it go. What he calls “the bamboo network” is simply ordinary human beings co-operating towards a common goal. Filipinos can’t do this. The very idea makes them feel uncomfortable.

        I’ve worked with Chinese people (in China) for years. A lot of them are ill-mannered, selfish, racist, and deceitful. A lot of them, on the other hand, are not. Most of them are very smart and capable. Koreans – in my limited experience – are humorless, more racist, and smarter.

        For all their faults, the Chinese and the Koreans have built countries to be proud of. The Chinese lesson is instructive. They knew, in the 1970s, that they’d failed. They knew that foreigners, on the average, had superior technology, superior economic understanding, and even superior morals … because they’d spent 20 years destroying those characteristics in China.

        So what did they do? They invited the foreigners in. Cautiously, and with lots of silly rules. I’m quite surprised that anybody jumped in, in the early days. But they did. They taught the Chinese everything they knew. And the Chinese did two important things: they put down their national pride, they shut up, and they listened. They copied everything. And then they were off and running. They’re still a long way from being the great nation they think they are, but their progress has been remarkable.

        As for the Philippines, all the people in my neighborhood who actually work have Chinese names. They not “Chinese”. They’re Filipinos. The only difference is, they don’t spend their lives sitting on their ass outside the sari-sari store drinking Red Horse and looking for people to blame their problems on.

      2. Zaxx,

        If the Philippines just bought two fighter jets from South Korea, then why do we need the United States for? Why don’t we just form a formidable alliance with the South Koreans, go at it with them against China’s military presence in South China Sea and our Muslims brothers in the south, and leave the Americans out of our “teleserye” dramas and chameleon-like loyalty that our people is notoriously known for?

        It sounds to me you’re trying to create a ‘smorgasbords’ of alliance with nations from the east and west, while fighting for our people’s rights to be freed of a tyrannous and oppressive government that is “hobnobbing” with the Chinese, and wanting us to be independently united as a nation at the same time.

        Either side compeletely with the Americans to fight against Communism and Muslim insurgencies that are spreading throughout our country and across the globe, or join with the Chinese. You can’t do both.

        The United States is not going to keep putting up with our bullshits and waste billions of their American dollars patrolling our waters and training our ground troops, only to have our integrity questioned at the same time because our people’s loyalty can be bought by any country, organization, or people, at any price.

        There is already a growing sentiments from the American people on why their own government continues to help our self-destructive nation, based only on an antiquated military pact that was made in the 1950s; and, whose people cannot even get their act together and fend for themselves, because its government continues to “pimp” its land and people as “whores” to anyone at the drop of a hat.

        Perhaps you’re one of those people—I know for certain marius is—that benefits from the Chinese and Koreans’ involvement in our country’s affairs, and that’s why you’re defending them adamantly. I can assure you the rest of our people are not receiving the same benefit that you and marius are reaping from the Chinese and Koeans. Just ask our OFWs. In fact, the more we “sellout” or “whore” ourselves to others nations, the more we become disparagingly divided as a nation.

        The late Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon once made an ominous speech at his 1935 inaugural that essentially sealed the faith of his nation: “I would rather have a Philippines run like hell by Filipinos than a Philippines run like heaven by the Americans.” I could only guess that this was Quezon’s last ditched effort to play hard to get in order to save face, and to convince the United States to make the Philippines a U.S. territory like Hawaii, instead of a Commonwealth, with the threat of a world war in Asia at the time.

        Even back then, the United States have the fortitude and intuitiveness to foresee what will happen in the future; thus, rejecting the idea of annexing the Philippines; thus giving our country its independence in 1945 because the American government doesn’t want the headaches of dealing with a nation that is filled by people that are too aristocratic, self-serving, and unmanageable.

        Even in the current presidential election, the United States is keeping a distant but watchful eye, and not showing its wholehearted support for Duterte because of his intimate ties with the MILFs and NPAs. Now with Leni Robredo (a “YellowTard” puppet) poised on becoming his vice-president, the only thing the United States government can do is sit by the sideline and observe how everything will unfold in the next few weeks, months, and even years, with a bag of popcorn and soda in hand while watching our Neanderthal people behave like monkeys.

        Aeta

        1. Aeta, you really need to sort your head out. You’re living in a fantasy world. I can’t discern any coherent logic in your ranting. Take this for instance:

          >> I can assure you the rest of our people are not receiving the same benefit that you and marius are reaping from the Chinese and Koreans. Just ask our OFWs.

          Wake-up call, Aeta: a good fraction of OFWs are working in Korea and China. How do you think those countries are going to react if the Philippines starts kicking out foreigners just because they’re foreigners?

          Do you think Americans throws a tampo when another Chinese immigrant starts up a business? Some do, of course: the trailer trash, the unemployable, and the idiots. Most Americans welcome hardworking people, whereever they are from. Only in the Philippines are you vilified for wanting to earn an honest living.

          As for “reaping benefits”, you reap what you sow. If I invest money, sweat and tears in a business, should I not get something back? Do you think the Filipino deserves the exact same rewards for standing around with a silly grin on his face and asking “how much you give me?”, just on the basis that he’s a Filipino?

          Here’s what happens, Aeta: those foreigners eventually give up on hiring local Filipinos because they are simply too much trouble. It’s like hiring naughty children who refuse to learn anything. I know for a fact that many of them come here with good intentions. I met a nice Christian couple on a plane once who wanted to start an import business to help Filipinos get the farm tools they need to develop the country. People like that eventually give up in the face of Filipinos stealing, lying, asking for bribes, or sabotaging anything that might benefit someone other than themselves.

          Frankly, Aeta, I’m tired of meeting people in the Philippines who are consumed by hate and jealousy, endlessly finger-pointing or causing trouble for their neighbors, and then wondering why nobody likes them or wants to hire them. Fortunately, there are always a few halfway normal people, but what a lot of effort it is to find them!

          Let it go. Of course there are some foreigners in this country who take advantage of its weaknesses. So don’t be weak, and they won’t.

        2. Aeta, It would be hypocritical of any of us to say we do not benefit from the Chinese – I just bought an Android smartphone some time ago which was really cheap – guess what “Made in China”. So yeah, I do benefit a lot. I even love to hang out in their huge clean air-conditioned Malls that make me feel like I’m in Singapore in my own land.

          Whenever I see Chinese, Koreans, Japanese across the country – I’m really glad they come over to my land, which means my land is beautiful enough to make them want to come (and I take that as a complement); they bring in money, investments, jobs, and most of all a superior mindset that Pinoys can benefit from.

          But just as marius says, stupid dysfunctional Pinoy traits drive them away; and Pinoys miss out on the very things that they could have benefited from, simply by being their own worst enemy.

          An American missionary decades back set up a small church for the locals in our area. During offering time, they all closed their eyes to give thanks for the collected offering that was placed up front. When they opened their eyes, the money was gone.

          Then just recently, a relative of mine took in a missionary from the US to stay in a vacant room of their house. The missionary had cash gifts for the local pastors and was sorting it out on the desk on the 2nd floor room.

          He got back to the room only to find the money was gone. My relative was able to trace some rugby on the windows – the thief must have used a pole with rugby at the end to reach out and get the money on the desk.

          It’s amazing how Pinoys can be so “smart” in their evil schemes.

          So it’s not the Chinese we should be worried about – it’s the Pinoy FUBR brain! that’s ruining the entire nation.

          Let’s avoid barking on the wrong tree. And if some corrupt Chinese are bribing Pinoys in government, that’s because Pinoys extort and demand bribes.

          A guy from one Chinese-owned construction firm told me they could have had more projects for government but the gov official was demanding too high a percentage – the Chinese businessman just couldn’t take it anymore, and just passed it off. Sayang diba.

          Here’s my simple win-win proposal: CONTEST
          please send this to a school you know and we will start seeing changes in the next generation. You can even earn money off of it in the process.

        3. Marius,

          What’s the matter, getting little antsy because I haven’t replied to you yet? Like I said, our government is “pimping” our people throughout the world so they can send their remittance back to the country to enrich your Chinese and Korean masters, while you and your family are given a taste of what it’s like to live the oligarchs. China and Korea are just another foreign destination to “whore” ourselves to. Money is money and we Failipinos don’t care where it comes from and how we get it—as long as we get it.

          Whew! Which side of your asshole did you pull that speculation about living in America from? Trailer trash, unemployable, and idiots throw a fit when a Chinese immigrant opens a business there? Really? The difference between the Chinese immigrants in America, as opposed to Chinese immigrants in the Failippines is, the former has to play by the rules of living and working in America or risk going to jail. The Chinese immigrants who break the rules in the Failippines only get richer. I don’t an angle on this statement. You’re just filling in the gap for the sake of filling in a gap because you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to life in America.

          There you go again, speaking badly of your own people, just like what you did of the Americans–by saying they’re just standing around and doing nothing, while your Chinese and Korean masters are working hard and reaping the fruit of their labor in the Failippines. If anyone is living in a fantasy world here, even on the verge of hallucination, it’s you. Are you speaking of the segment of the population who drives nice cars, live in high-rise condominiums, and shop at one of your master’s shopping malls, even if it means “whoring” themselves in other countries as OFWs and expats; or, perhaps you’re talking about the ones who resort to extreme measures—including illegal or unethical behavior—just to achieve a life of normalcy in the country? You make it sounds like you’re the only ones who has made it, by sucking up to the Chinese and Koreans, and feels that’s what the rest of us should be doing.

          What’s the difference between local Failipinos and those who consider themselves “world class” because they’ve “whored” themselves to other countries? Does it raise you up a couple of notches on the pedestal of self-importance just because you’ve made it working in Korea? That’s what’s goddamn wrong with our people like yourself. You get a little taste of what it’s like to work overseas and now you see your country from the loft of your condescending view, without including yourself in that picture. Just like what the old folks used to say about our people who’ve made it. “Ang langaw nga naman. Napatong lang sa likod ng kalabaw, ngayon tingin sa sarili ay kalabaw na rin siya.” (A fly happens to land and rest on a water bufallo’s back. Now it thinks it’s a water buffalo, too).

          Frankly, if you’re a Filipino, you are also “consumed by [your] sense of hatred and jealousy [envy], and endless finger-pointing or causing trouble for their neighbors.” Unless, you’ve somehow re-arranged your fucked up Failipino cultural identity—not to mentioned your DNA and became a Korean by living in Korea—I have to say you’re in total denial or delusions of where you came from, where you are now, and where you want to be someday.

          I’m afraid I can’t let it go, as you had suggested. I will use our people’s weaknesses (arrogance and selfishness) as my strength to open their stupid minds to what we need to do to in order to live as one nation. I have the feeling you’ve already forsaken that part your Filipino identity because you—perhaps even your family—are out of the “hell hole” we call our country, and already doing all right in Korea or wherever you might be. That’s is very typical Colonial and Crab mentalities that we Failipinos are infamous for—to ignore and condescend on the plight of our people of us who are still struggling in the Failippines—because they’ve already made it in other countries. Changing that fucked up mentality about our people is exactly what I’m fighting for. So I can’t let it go.

          Aeta

        4. [Correction]

          Marius,

          What’s the matter, getting little antsy because I haven’t replied to you yet? Like I said, our government is “pimping” our people throughout the world so they can send their remittance back to the country to enrich your Chinese and Korean masters, while you and your family are given a taste of what it’s like to live the oligarchs’ lifestyle. China and Korea are just another foreign destination to “whore” ourselves to. Money is money and we Failipinos don’t care where it comes from and how we get it—as long as we get it.

          Whew! Which side of your asshole did you pull that speculation about living in America from? Trailer trash, unemployable, and idiots throw a fit when a Chinese immigrant opens a business there? Really? The difference between the Chinese immigrants in America, as opposed to Chinese immigrants in the Failippines is, the former has to play by the rules of living and working in America or risk going to jail. The Chinese immigrants who break the rules in the Failippines only get richer. I don’t an angle on this statement. You’re just filling in the gap for the sake of filling in a gap because you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to life in America.

          There you go again, speaking badly of your own people, just like what you did of the Americans–by saying they’re just standing around and doing nothing, while your Chinese and Korean masters are working hard and reaping the fruit of their labor in the Failippines. If anyone is living in a fantasy world here, even on the verge of hallucination, it’s you. Are you speaking of the segment of the population who drives nice cars, live in high-rise condominiums, and shop at one of your master’s shopping malls, even if it means “whoring” themselves in other countries as OFWs and expats; or, perhaps you’re talking about the ones who resort to extreme measures—including illegal or unethical behavior—just to achieve a life of normalcy in the country? You make it sounds like you’re the only ones who has made it, by sucking up to the Chinese and Koreans, and feels that’s what the rest of us should be doing.

          What’s the difference between local Failipinos and those who consider themselves “world class” because they’ve “whored” themselves to other countries? Does it raise you up a couple of notches on the pedestal of self-importance just because you’ve made it working in Korea? That’s what’s goddamn wrong with our people like yourself. You get a little taste of what it’s like to work overseas and now you see your country from the loft of your condescending view, without including yourself in that picture. Just like what the old folks used to say about our people who’ve made it. “Ang langaw nga naman. Napatong lang sa likod ng kalabaw, ngayon tingin sa sarili ay kalabaw na rin siya.” (A fly happens to land and rest on a water bufallo’s back. Now it thinks it’s a water buffalo, too).

          Frankly, if you’re a Filipino, you are also “consumed by [your] sense of hatred and jealousy [envy], and endless finger-pointing or causing trouble for their neighbors.” Unless, you’ve somehow re-arranged your fucked up Failipino cultural identity—not to mentioned your DNA and became a Korean by living in Korea—I have to say you’re in total denial or delusions of where you came from, where you are now, and where you want to be someday.

          I’m afraid I can’t let it go, as you had suggested. I will use our people’s weaknesses (arrogance and selfishness) as my strength to open their stupid minds to what we need to do to in order to live as one nation. I have the feeling you’ve already forsaken that part your Filipino identity because you—perhaps even your family—are out of the “hell hole” we call our country, and already doing all right in Korea or wherever you might be. That’s is very typical Colonial and Crab mentalities that we Failipinos are infamous for—to ignore and condescend on the plight of our people of us who are still struggling in the Failippines—because they’ve already made it in other countries. Changing that fucked up mentality about our people is exactly what I’m fighting for. So I can’t let it go.

          Aeta

        5. Wow. Aeta, I can almost see the spittle landing on your keyboard with that last post. Do you realize how crazed that rant appears? I did read it, but I honestly can’t even figure out what you said.

          I’m not an OFW, as you seem to think. I have (some) Filipino blood but I wasn’t born here and I’m not a citizen. You’d probably call me a mongrel, or worse. You know, one of those people who should be kicked out for being impure.

          I came back here, by choice, to work with some distant relatives with a farm – which, as with most farms here, was sitting idle (just like its owners). I have a lot of experience in this area, in various countries, including China. Farming is not difficult; all it requires is that you THINK, DO, and SHOW RESPECT to the land; sadly, these are things which seem to cause an allergic reaction in Filipinos. We’re getting there. I was utterly unprepared for the wilful ignorance of people who purport to be farmers here, but the biggest obstacle is the neighbors, against whom we bear no malice but who seem determined to ensure we remain as poor and useless as they are, by stealing from us, damaging our property, and generally being assholes.

          From your post, I’m starting to get some ideas about WHY Filipinos make such terrible workers. Is it, perhaps, because they view employment as a kind of slavery, and therefore do that passive-aggressive thing to sabotage their own job?

          If you think you’re a slave and act like a slave, then you’re a slave. If you view yourself as an equal, as a human being capable of all that God endowed us with, then such you are. In any case, OFWs are slaves mostly to their leeching families, not to their bosses.

          >> I will use our people’s weaknesses (arrogance and selfishness) as my strength to open their stupid minds to what we need to do to in order to live as one nation

          What on earth is that supposed to mean? Filipinos can never live as one nation as long as they view their neighbor’s misfortune as a ‘win’. You do not, in any case, have any control over your countrymen’s behavior. The only person you can change with any certainty is yourself, and you might want to attempt that before you start spreading poisonous ideas about foreigners among gullible people.

        6. Aeta: I’m not done. On the subject of rules, you of all people should know that the laws of the land are designed to make people poor and miserable, and/or to funnel cash into favored pockets. Nobody in his right mind would follow The Rules, unless they’re a glutton for punishment. So yes, I’ve no doubt at all that the Koreans and the Chinese do whatever they have to do to evade the rules. If they didn’t, they’d be swiftly out of business, just like all the Americans and Europeans who come here wanting to do things honestly and legally, and leave with their tails between their legs after being fleeced by government officials .. all acting completely within the letter of the law.

          Quite frankly, I’d say it’s the patriotic duty of every Filipino to evade the pointless paperwork, punitive taxes, and foolish rules that make business (intentionally) almost impossible in this country. It’s just a pity that everyone is left inventing their own rules, instead of being able to rely on a strong society to provide them.

        7. Zaxx,

          It would be hypocritical of me not to say this, too. That’s kind of shallow excuse. Getting a cheap smartphone and hanging out in an air-conditioned Chinese-owned malls–just to get the feeling you’re in a Singapore mall–is hardly what I would call a fair and mutual exchange between us and the Chinese, considering what the latter has done to destroy our means of livelihood in the agriculture, manufacturing, retailing, and export/import industries.

          We Failipinos really are a sucker for nice words, aren’t we? It’s a real boost to our egos when foreigners come to our land to enjoy the scenery, the food, and women. We just couldn’t get enough of their mesmerizing attention and compliments.

          And the investment money and superior mindsets that these Chinese national bring with them is titillating, isn’t it? It almost makes us feel like we’re on top of the world and grateful for having the privilege of breathing the same air they’re breathing. Unfortunately for us, though, the fattening of our egos are only short-lived.

          We still have to wake up the next morning to the reality that our lives are not getting easier, but harder, as our country gets raped by an unknown assailant. But we won’t blame Chinese will we? After all, they’re a much superior race and are using their own money to help our country get back on its feet. So we blame each other because we’re all on the same sinking boat and fighting with each other for survival, and, the only way to make it is to throw each other overboard.

          As marius had said. How can we blame the Chinese and Koreans from bribing their way into our pockets when our own people are goading them to do it? So who do we blame? The drug pushers or the addicts? The casinos owners or the gamblers. The johns or the prostitutes?

          In our situation as fucked up Failipinos, how are we going to be able to get past our own personal interests and differences, and learn to work together as a nation, if we continue to have outside influences that get in our way and distract us from doing what we need to do?

          And how do we prevents prevent our people from leaving the country and their families behind to become OFWs and expats, if we continue to allow these foreign money from these Chinese–by way of our own government officials–make it harder for us to stay home?

          What about the Failipinos who don’t have a chance to go overseas and work? How do we keep them from falling into the trap of desperation, by resorting to illegal and immoral behavior, to have what the OFWs and expats have, and to preserve their dignity away of life?

          It seems to me the “karmic effect” of what goes around comes around, with the Chinese (including Koreans) and Failipinos going around in a vicious circle of our society.

          It’s probably very easy for you and marius to accept the massive urbanization idea that are taking place in our country today, because you’re sold on the idea that the innovative and well-financed Chinese and Koreans truly believe in the potential of our country, and want to be part of its growth. And you’ve managed to convince yourselves at the same time that if they (Chinese and Koreans) grow in our country, they’ll take you along with them. I’ve got news for you. It ain’t gonna happen. A superior race will not allow itself to be put in the same category with the inferior race.

          Aeta

        8. Zaxx,

          It would be hypocritical of me not to say this, too. That’s kind of shallow excuse. Getting a cheap smartphone and hanging out in an air-conditioned Chinese-owned malls–just to get the feeling you’re in a Singapore mall–is hardly what I would call a fair and mutual exchange between us and the Chinese, considering what the latter has done to destroy our means of livelihood in the agriculture, manufacturing, retailing, and export/import industries.

          We Failipinos really are a sucker for nice words, aren’t we? It’s a real boost to our egos when foreigners come to our land to enjoy the scenery, the food, and women. We just couldn’t get enough of their mesmerizing attention and compliments.

          And the investment money and superior mindsets that these Chinese national bring with them is titillating, isn’t it? It almost makes us feel like we’re on top of the world and grateful for having the privilege of breathing the same air they’re breathing. Unfortunately for us, though, the fattening of our egos are only short-lived.

          We still have to wake up the next morning to the reality that our lives are not getting easier, but harder, as our country gets raped by an unknown assailant. But we won’t blame Chinese will we? After all, they’re a much superior race and are using their own money to help our country get back on its feet. So we blame each other because we’re all on the same sinking boat and fighting with each other for survival, and, the only way to make it is to throw each other overboard.

          As marius had said. How can we blame the Chinese and Koreans from bribing their way into our pockets when our own people are goading them to do it? So who do we blame? The drug pushers or the addicts? The casinos owners or the gamblers. The johns or the prostitutes?

          In our situation as fucked up Failipinos, how are we going to be able to get past our own personal interests and differences, and learn to work together as a nation, if we continue to have outside influences that get in our way and distract us from doing what we need to do?

          And how do we prevent our people from leaving the country and their families behind to become OFWs and expats, if we continue to allow these foreign money from these Chinese–by way of our own government officials–make it harder for us to stay home?

          What about the Failipinos who don’t have a chance to go overseas and work? How do we keep them from falling into the trap of desperation, by resorting to illegal and immoral behavior, to have what the OFWs and expats have, and to preserve their dignity and way of life?

          It seems to me the “karmic effect” of what goes around comes around, with the Chinese (including Koreans) and Failipinos going around in a vicious circle of our society.

          It’s probably very easy for you and marius to accept the massive urbanization idea that are taking place in our country today, because you’re sold on the idea that the innovative and well-financed Chinese and Koreans truly believe in the potential of our country, and want to be part of its growth. And you’ve managed to convince yourselves at the same time that if they (Chinese and Koreans) grow in our country, they’ll take you along with them. I’ve got news for you. It ain’t gonna happen. A superior race will not allow itself to be put in the same category with the inferior race.

          Aeta

        9. Aeta,
          We cannot become a closed isolationist country like North Korea, or else we will continue to regress. The easy way is to let the Chinese, Koreans, & Japanese into our system so Pinoys don’t need to go abroad as OFWs. We can be OFWs in our own land.

          Filipinos uniting together? We’ve been trying to do that for 400 years now. What Pinoys need are jobs, and to attract and keep those jobs they need to fix their minds – or else, as marius mentioned investors will keep running away from this country.

          A strong leader will train Pinoys to become disciplined. So let’s see how Du30 goes.

          Meanwhile, we must continue to welcome all the foreigners into PH, the more the better – please dilute the stupidity all away!

          Leaving Pinoys to their own devices to fix themselves does not work. Exposure to people with superior minds is the answer.

        10. zaxx,

          I’ve never suggested we turn into an isolationist nation. What I’m telling you is we need to stop this chameleon-like relationships we have between the United States and China.

          The Americans–whom we’ve shared a long legacy of mutual alliance with, and whose country where the majority of our Filipino expatriates live, and whom we’ve fashioned our government and way of life from—are obligated to protect us from foreign and domestic enemies, and will always be there for us through thick and thin.

          The Chinese–aside from the fact they have been a part of our archipelago’s history for centuries as Chinese-Failipinos, still distinctively considered themselves superior to our people and prefer to live apart from us—only became powerful and influential after the EDSA Revolution in 1986, when their wealth and influence took on an unprecedented growth due to large capital investments from Chinese nationals in Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mainland China.

          These Chinese have literally taken over our entire economy and destroyed local our businesses, with little to no regards to what will happen to the country and people, as long as their bank accounts keep getting fatter. Just ask the riches Chinese-Failipino in the country, Henry Sy, whose net worth is about $14 billion.

          You keep talking about Failipinos needing jobs. Well, those jobs are not being provided by the Chinese businesses that continue to rape billions from our economy, while they impoverish our people.

          Unless you count those jobs at “Chinoy”-owned malls, restaurants, and hotel chains–that pay barely enough to support one person—decent jobs.

          In spite of your delusion on the government-run propaganda that our economy is growing, our people are still leaving the country as OFWs and expats in great numbers, and “whoring” themselves throughout the world, just to make enough money to send back home to loved ones, so they can spend it on these Chinese-owned businesses.

          For the rest of the population who have no means to leave the country, they have no choice but resort to committing social injustice against their own people, because they have lost their faith in their government and these Chinese businesses to provide them with jobs that will pay enough to support themselves and their families.

          I have always suspected you and marius are either part Chinese or Korean, who probablybenefit from protecting these Chinese-owned businesses, and that’s why you’re protecting them.

          The only thing you’re doing is keep the truth from everyone—especially to yourselves–that these Chinese-owned businesses have contributed to increasing the gaps between the rich and poor–by bribing their ways into our politicians’ pockets for economic favors.

          How do you expect our people–who haven’t been getting along with each other for the last 400 years (your words)–be able to work out their differences, if you indiscriminately try to invite every foreigners to invest in the Failippines–especially the types that are cheap and conniving as the Chinese and Koreans—when all it will do is contribute to disparity among our people?

          You are blindly and stupidly turning our nation into a “whorehouse,” drive our people deeper into poverty and farther apart, and compel the rest to leave the country and “whore” themselves in other countries or turn to a life of crime.

          Your “whorehouse” attitude is why the United States, and other European countries, are weary of doing business in our country. We will readily “whore” ourselves to anyone, fake our allegiance to any nation, for the right price—without considering what it will do to our nation’ reputation and the welfare of our people in the long run.

          Even “Duterte Harry” can’t save the Failippines if you, and the rest of our people, continue to have this “sellout” and “Pimp”-like attitude.

          Aeta

        11. Aeta,
          It should be obvious by now that I’m no ultra-nationalist seeking to someday see native Juan de la Cruz on a pedestal – because I have already come to terms with reality: native Pinoy brains are simply too damaged to be fixed – which is why PH is where Murphy’s law reigns supreme.

          I’m not favoring the Chinese; I would equally want the Americans and Europeans to come in and dilute this country of its inborn stupidity.

          My hope is in the next generation of Pinoys – if we expose them to superior first-world minds, there is still a chance for change.

          The current generation of Pinoys should just be left to die off (like the stubborn Israelites who wandered in the wilderness for 40 years). Du30 can help cull the population of rats and cockroaches. The next generation of Pinoys will be of foreign descent and half-breeds of every sort – like in California.

          I am not a fan of Pinoy bloodline purity – I don’t care; and nobody really cares. What matters is – you love the Philippines. Look at Jim DiGriz, more nationalistic than most native Pinoys.

          Whoring around? Did it ever occur to you that Pinoys actually live out what Confucius once said “if rape’s inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”

          So if you’re thinking of “saving” Pinoys from getting raped”, you might want to ask the question first: “Do they want to be saved in the first place?” Just look at the Japanese embassy at Roxas blvd. – how many women lining up longing to get to Japan to find a Japanese husband.

          There’s no stopping it. You just have to let it go. Repeat “I love the Chinese” 7x and it should cure your deep-seated hatred and un-forgiveness towards this ethnic group. It’s not their fault that they can build Malls on the opposite side of the road of our sari-sari stores. Pinoys should just shape up or ship out.

          Remember market forces decide who survives. It’s Survival of the fittest – the Chinese will win in this country. That’s the sad reality for Juan. There’s nothing you can do about it. Eagles soar while chicken walk. Once we realize our place on earth – things will be a lot less stressful.

      3. [Correction]
        zaxx,

        Exposing the Failipinos to a superior, first-world minds depends on the types of morality and principality those minds are used to abiding by in their own culture. The Chinese’s superiority is done through sheer number and force, compelling billions of its peasant majority to conform to the decisions-making of a pseudo-communist/socialist government that will imprisoned and/or put to death innocent people if they refuse to follow, even if their human rights are violated.

        Duterte is only one man, just like Marcos was one man, who can intimidate the arrogant and selfish masses to conformity. However, the question we have to ask ourselves is, “how long will it take before an unruly population, whose cry for freedom from an oligarch system, starts to squirm and complain to the international community about how their human rights are violated?

        Everyone wants change in the country, but that change has to come from within. When our curremt president starts to turn the heat up, it’s only a matter of time before the people—who’d spend the last 30 years of their lives having an “every man for himself” attitud–start piling out of the kitchen.”

        Don’t start counting your chicken before all the eggs have hatched. It’s going to take some time—perhaps not in our lifetime if ever—before Failipinos become descendants of your utopian mixed and superior race. Until then, we have to deal with the reality of figuring out a way to overhaul the unruly nature of our people that twenty-plus years of Martial Law, and thirty years of an oligarch system, could not do; and, perhaps, our current president (Duterte) might not be able to pull off by himself during his term.

        I have never believed “Pinoy bloodline purity,” or any bloodline-purity for that matter, would ever improve the way we Failipinos think and live our lives. The way Failipinos (pure or mixed) think is shaped by their societal norms, values, and principles.

        Jim DiGritz, a foreign expats who has been living the Failippines for some thirty-odd years, probably hailed from a country where the moral values and principles of the people are probably more intact than ours; he would more likely than not share the same moral values and principle with second or third generations Failipinos who grew up in the same culture—give or take some of the nuances and quirkiness of our culture that were taught to their children by their first generation Failipino parents.

        If Jim DiGritz seems more nationalistic to you than “most native Pinoys,” then it’s probably because he sees the potential of what a great nation the Failippines could be, if it hadn’t been for our fucked up culture fucking up the minds of our people; and, in turn, fucking up their own country and each other from one generation to the next.

        Don’t start quoting long-dead philosophers like Confucius to justify the “pimping” and “whoring” of our country and people by our own kind. That’s downright insulting. Not because our people aren’t already doing what I said it’s doing, but it goes against every grain of thoughts and comments, and every effort you and I have made in the past to convince our own people to ‘un-fuck” themselves from their country-destructive ways of being a “sellout” to one another.

        If you sincerely want an effective and long-lasting change for our country and people, then you have to get to the root of the problems by identifying and exposing them for what they really are: a cancer to a society—whether it’s you, myself, our own people, and foreigners (the Chinese, Koreans, Americans, or whoever) that have all contributed for the tumor to keep growing. No bars hold.

        Very well, I’ll ask my people if they “want to be saved in the first place?” And I’m going to start with you. Do you want to be saved? If so, what will it take for you to be saved? Does it means identifying all the problems that put you in your present predicament, so that we can come up with the most effective solutions to save you and make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again to you or anyone else; or, do you want to be saved just for the sake of being and the hell with what happens afterwards—or who else falls victim in a similar situation you’re in now–before you were saved?

        These Failipino women who are lining up in front of the Japanese embassy—or any foreign embassies—looking for a husband, are only searching for a way out of the country and be saved. Once they’re saved, with the hope that their loved ones will soon follow, most of these women don’t look back and try to save their country and people from a similar predicament that they had been in.

        You say “there’s no stopping it” because that’s what you’ve managed to convince yourself to believe over the years. You love the Chinese because you, as an individual, have benefitted from your association with them; that makes you blind and deluded to your own version of reality that others don’t share.

        As I have stated to you “7x” and more in my previous comments, I don’t have any “deep-seated hatred and un-forgiveness towards this [Chinese] ethnic group,” but I have seen what they have done—and continue to do–to our country and our people, that you’re adamantly refusing to acknowledge for self-serving reasons.

        I can only say that you have lost your credibility and my confidence in you about how you stand behind the Failipino people on their fight to take their country back from an oligarch system that continues to oppress them and impoverish our nation. You’re no better than the “pimps” who are selling our country short, to be “whored” around the world for anyone who’s willing to pay the right price.

        Aeta

        1. Aeta,

          If you really want to save your country, try this for a change …

          Roman Road To Salvation

          A person cannot help save others if he himself isn’t saved? So yes, I agree that change must come from each and every one of us first.

          —–

          Regarding native Pinoys vs Chinese.

          Filipinos like foreigners ruling over them. They go to great lengths to find foreign husbands, go abroad as OFWs, apply for work in Chinese-run businesses, and court foreign direct investments.

          Since they like it so much, and it’s good for them (dilutes their stupidity), then let them be.

          All I want I to turn PH into a Singapore. And if I have to use Chinoys for my strategy, I will do so.

          Your strategy is to tell people they are fucked up. And after you tell them that, what happens? They go straight back to wallowing in their piss and eating their vomit.

          Pinoys already know they are fucked up. So what’s the use of your telling them they are selfish & aristocratic? Tell them to change their ways 7x and they still won’t.

          Assimilation is the best method for these stubborn rats. If a foreigner like Jim DiGriz or Robert Heighton marries a local Pinay, then the child becomes an enlightened Filipino with a first-world mindset. Pinay wife dies, and soon our entire population will be filled with people with a superior mindset.

          Just face it. Your method (shouting load at deaf ears), doesn’t work. My method does.

          So go ahead guys, off you go marrying foreigners, working as OFWs, and welcoming in foreign investors. Make my day – we’ll turn into a Singapore very soon.

        2. zaxx,

          Please stop recommending these books to your readers to throw them off your scent. Most of the contents in those books are redundant and common sense anyway; and they’re not meant to be quoted literally and applied to all situations—like what you enjoy doing with the verses from the Bible to support your arguments.

          It’s a no brainer that Fliptards cannot govern themselves. They preferred to be ruled by foreigners because that’s all they’re used to. But it also depends on the foreigners.

          Fliptards may be stupid when it comes to their lack of care for their country and one another, but they’re one of the most cunning animals on the planet when it comes to saving their own asses and doing whatever it takes to survive.

          That’s the edge Fliptards have over the Chekwas who cannot seem to make a business decisions, or feign social sophistications and trendiness, without the advice of their Chekwa councils.

          Our Fliptard women today prefer a foreign husband because they’ve been deluded by our society to saturate their indigenous appearance with the Caucasian race–not the Chekwa race—in order to have a better chance of being socially accepted worldwide, and to come to America and other parts, besides China, for a better economic opportunities.

          This is why I have a hard time accepting your “Super-human” campaign that our fellow Fliptards prefer China over other countries to migrate to or work as Overseas Foreign Workers. The Chinese don’t pay enough and their working conditions are usually less than desirable.

          No-sir-ree-Bob, I believe you’re trying to pass bullshit across the table by trying to sell us on the idea that Fliptards are fighting each other to work for Chinese bosses. Perhaps as a last resort but not as a first choice.

          Most Fliptard expats and OFWs would rather go to Canada, the United States, Europe, and some Middle Eastern countries—in spite of the political turmoil in the latter region.

          You keep harping about diluting the stupidity of our people by inter-marrying them with other race, and making super-human Fliptards out of them; and, to turn the Failippines into another Singapore. You sound like a soft-porn version of Adolf Hitler and his “Aryan” race theology of a blond hair and blue eyes Germany.

          You’re totally deluded in your way of thinking and I’m very disappointed in “Get Real Philippines” for allowing you to preach this insanity. I guess GRP is really hard-up for blog ranking and it’s willing to sacrifice integrity and rationality to attract viewers to their site.

          For your information Singapore is unlike the Failippines. Singapore is a barren rock with no natural resources, and the people there are from different countries of various ethnicities looking for opportunities that they couldn’t find where they came from.

          The two choices for these immigrants to Singapore, in spite of their demographic differences, was to come together to survive or perish. They’ve survived every political and economic turmoil—including the occupation of the Japanese during World War 2—and managed to stay together to work their differences as one nation that made it what it is today: the envy of not only other Asian countries but also the world.

          In spite of mostly Chekwa members that makes up the Singaporean government, its various ethnicities ensured that ‘checks and balances’ are in place, that virtually eliminated graft and corruption and guaranteed protection from poverty.

          We can’t say the same for the fucked up Failippines that’s made up of aristocratic and self-serving Fliptards and cheap and greedy Chekwas. The life in our country has been hanging on the balance after the EDSA Revolution, for its lack of ‘checks and balance,’ and when the Americans left in 1992.

          That’s right, my continuously telling our fellow Fliptards they’re fucked up are falling on deaf ears because I’m the only one of the few who are saying it. You may know we’re fucked up, other Fliptards may know they’re fucked, however, no Fliptards wants to be the first to say he or she is fucked up?

          So why don’t you and the other writers on this blog join the ranks of self-defecating Fliptards like myself on admitting you’re fucked up, too, instead of just pointing the blaming fingers of fucked-up-ness on our government officials and Catholic Church?

          In addition, don’t forget to talk about the other religions (Protestantism and Islam), and the “Bamboo Network” cartels of the Chekwas, that have also contributed to our country’s fucked-up-ness–in order to paint a more accurate picture of what’s really going on in our country today. In this way, you’ll remain an objective, humble, and trustworthy source of information that “leave[s] no stones unturned” on who’s responsible for why the Failippines is what it is today.

          You’re supposed to be an influential blog. Well, start influencing by doing what’s right. Lambast everyone, without favoring one individual and groups over the other, especially yourselves. This is the most effective way to create a national and global awareness that could potentially initiate the change that we’re all looking for in our people.

          Aeta

        3. Aeta,
          Don’t worry, at least I’m getting a better picture of what your agenda here is. So you want me to equally call out China/Chinese/Chinoys for their sins?

          Well, I do have a few things against the Chinese:
          1. SM Malls: almost all concrete; hardly any greenery. No balance. I like the way Americans do urban planning more (e.g. Subic; Camp John Hay).
          2. The Spratlys: Pinoys have been completely outwitted. We have practically lost this battle even before it began. Here’s what’s next PAG-ASA Island Invasion.
          3. Bribery of politicians. Also some stupid Chinoy politicians exist.

          Now the problem is – kasalanan din kasi ng Pinoy lahat yan.
          1. We don’t make/enforce rules on urban planning – to balance man-made structures/foliage. Naturally, Henry Sy will maximize every inch of his estate to generate income.
          2. Duwag at walang bayag ang Pinoy. Tell me if you are willing to volunteer to spill your blood to defend Pag-asa island when it gets invaded. Of course you won’t; you are already comfortable and happy to go about typing on your keyboard to blog than to physically hold a gun while riding a rubber boat and shoot at Chinese destroyers and fighter jets.
          3. On bribery. As I already mentioned before – it takes 2 to tango. Walang maglalagay kung walang humihingi/tumatanggap ng lagay. And who elects stupid Chinoy politicians but native Pinoys themselves.

          Filipinos can actually control the Chinese if they want. But they don’t want to. They are happy with their life just letting the Chinese do their thing.

          If you really feel bad about the Chinese, why don’t you submit an article yourself. I don’t feel too bad about them because the root of the issues is actually the Pinoy’s dysfunctional mentality – Pinoy ang may kasalanan ng lahat.

          To fix the problem with the Chinese, Pinoys need to fix themselves first. That’s why I’m not aggressive with this ethnic group. A goat will not eat your flower garden if you didn’t leave your gate wide open in the first place.

          I cannot tell them to just leave; Pinoys already depend on them too much. Many will go unemployed to the point that instead of 1/4 below poverty line, we will have half of the population becoming poor.

          So don’t blame the store on the street for selling alcohol and cigarettes; blame the people who buy them. If you think shouting at the Chinese will change anything, it won’t. You’re barking on the wrong tree.

  3. The “Yellow Bubble” of the Aquino/Cojuangco political family, will burst this coming, May 9, 2016.

    EDSA was not a revolution. It was a coup d’ etat by the U.S./C.I.A., with the aid of the Feudal Oligarchs of every color. Paving the way to the Feudal Oligarchy government…We are never a Democracy. Cory Aquino’s constitution favors much the Feudal Oligarchs…this is the reason the gap between the rich and the poor , in our country is too wide.

    Whoever will win this coming, May 9, 2016 election; will have a very hard time to deal and solve the problems of our country. We have to unite, discipline ourselves and help in the change, we all want to have in our government.

    Any President, who will be elected cannot do it alone. The outgoing President, Aquino was: weak, dull, egomaniac, self serving dimwit, liar, and too corrupt to his marrow of his bones.

    We hope the next President will be a better one…I wish him or her the best of everything!

  4. Marami na tayong batas. Naaubusan na nga siguro ng gagawin ang ating mga Senators at Congressmen kung kaya’t tila mga senseless propositions tulad ng “renaming NLEX to Cory Aquino Highway” nalang ang makuha nilang maisip.

    What we need is a strong enforcer of our laws today. If we had a strong enforcer, would there be anymore need for the Senate to set up their kangaroo court to investigate each other for corruption allegations (just to get limelight on front-page news)?

    Getting man-of-the-people Du30 to sit on Malacanang’s throne will not be the culmination of our struggle. This time it will be Du30’s turn to fry in GRP’s pan should he fail to deliver on his promises.

    Maraming pang araw ng paghihirap ang ating hinaharap. The first 100 days of this uphill climb will be critical – so watch closely how Du30 plays this big game of chess. Be on the lookout on who he will appoint to key positions. Be vigilant. But also be patient – 400 years of deeply ingrained dysfunction cannot be corrected overnight.

    Du30 will shake the very foundations and even structure of government. More than being done fast, it is better that we ensure change is done right. Change is welcome – but not just any change; it has to be change in the right direction.

    Anyway for now, it’s about time to party and relish the victory of liberation from the Yellow spell. Don’t forget to pick up the garbage from whichever nook of our beautiful islands you go to celebrate in. Like in the big Du30 rally, walang kalat pagkatapos ng event – yan ang tunay na Davao-class na pagbabago. Cheers!

    1. Gilby,

      Federal Filipinas or Martial Law or anything that will root out the deeply-entrenched Chinese businesses and political dynasties out of their fortresses.

      Aeta

  5. You have to direct change; if you don’t do so, change will direct you. Guess… the direction change will offer you is not a comfortable one. But the direction you can offer change will be the most comfortable. Go, make a change now!

    1. d_forsaken,

      And that “change” that you’re talking about that I’ve started and all of you guys on GRP need to continue, is to keep creating the awareness that the Yellow Party is made up of the Aquinos, Cojuangcos, their Chinese connections (local and foreign) and their well-bribed political minions.

      Aeta

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