Pinoys Really Need To Stick To ‘Principles’

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“Principle.” A fairly simple word, isn’t it. Three syllables and about nine letters long. However, what’s sad is that it’s meaning is lost on a lot of us Filipinos. Thing is, it may sound simple but to put it into practice is something else entirely.

So just what are “principles”?

Well, to have principles means sticking to one’s guns. It means that when you make a decision, you’ll stick with it to the end and if you make any mistakes, you’ll own up to them when called out on it. It also means that when you find yourself in an advantageous position but think you did not earn it fairly, you will willingly give it up because you know for yourself that you did not deserve it.

Principles also tie in with one’s sense of honor. Having a sound set of principles and following them through regardless of your situation, marks one as truly honorable. For instance, you find yourself competing in a contest that you soon realize is rigged, instead of continuing and winning, you either stop playing or, even when you do win, you step down and declare that you are unworthy of the title. Alternatively, if you play for a team in a competition and your team loses, you congratulate the other team and stick with yours until perhaps eventually, you manage to secure a win.

Unfortunately, the idea of principles and the way they’re supposed to work in this country is entirely a different story. Like everything else, from concepts, to actual objects and people, everything is tainted with the dysfunction of our culture. It’s why we all too often end up with avaricious religions, twisted ideologies, tyrannical authority figures and, of course, people who can’t even be taught to follow simple instructions and cry like babies when called out on it.

Now we have a vice president who seems too afraid to stick to her guns. Did she cheat her way to her title? Well, that’s not for me to judge. However, given the questionable way her votes seemed to fluctuate throughout the election process, the suspicion of electoral fraud does indeed have some basis. Unfortunately, her utter refusal to allow for any recount pretty much sums up the kind of person she is. So it doesn’t matter if you cheated as long as you win, eh? It doesn’t matter if you come off as a possible pawn of an elitist political faction as long as your opponents don’t win, eh? It doesn’t matter if said elitist political faction is a staunch opponent of the man you married as long as you get what you want, eh?

Then we have this boxer-turned congressman-turned senator who says he was with the upcoming president all along. Yes, this is the same guy who approved the BBL and then changed his mind later when he actually read the thing and realized that it included one of the places he governed over. You know, for all your Bible-thumping and attacking the LGBT community, you never seem to bother with the wisdom written in the Good Book, do you? It’s always about convenience with you, isn’t it? When you want to shirk your political duties, you say you have practice and when sportsmen want to examine you for fairness, you up and say you have political duties?

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ren car
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I have to agree with you on this one. Many pinoys are lacking principles. Just look at the Marcos apologists who are revising history – painting him as the greatest phlippine president when he was the most corrupt and murderous tyrant the country has ever seen. It is also a fact that all presidents who preceeded him were also corrupt – none are saints but Marcos was the worst. Most Ilokanos and his cronies, and his cronies children loved him because they benefited from him buy they just give the finger to the rest of the Filipino people. Some even… Read more »
Almera Adamos
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I respect your insights and being Honest as you have shared what’s in your heart but it will be better not to say ILOKANOS support Marcoses because we benefitted from them ..It Hurts! because I don’t get anything from Anyone I worked hard to live .I supported BBM for one reason… I believe that he can make things better because he carries that burden in his shoulder of being a Marcos.He is another human created by God and needs chance to prove himself of his worth.I am a sinner but with God’s grace my imperfections is also my key to… Read more »
Red
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First of all, why do so many people equate “moving on” with “forgetting”. Morons seem to forget those two are different concepts. You can move on whilst applying everything you’ve learned. When people say move on from the Marcos Era, they don’t mean forget everything that happened – only idiots think that way, in my opinion. Second of all, yes the Marcos Era was not the perfect paradise that some people try to paint. But I don’t think it’s a hundred times worse than what we have today. Marcos, despite the atrocities that happend during his time, did some good.… Read more »
AnonGuy
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I see the close-mindedness and utter bias in this one.

You totally lost credibility due to your stubbornness and hypocrisy all rolled into one. Next you’ll say everything is better after Marcos left, which is actually a lie. Just reality-check.

ren car
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Things had gotten better after marcos in terms of freedom and liberty but corruption did not stop. What I am saying is all the presidents after Marcos had their share of screw up but what separate Marcos from the others was his infringing freedoms of speech, press, and protest. If you call it as close-mindedness when it is a fact, then I am the most close-minded person. Ilokanos and Marcos apologists are so adamant in revising history from bragging about crimes being low and the economy was up during marcos times are total bullshit. There is a reason why there… Read more »
Funny Valentine
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Missing the point, as always. Yes, the people are free, but stupid. Or maybe you’re too dumb to realize it… What resulted is a mob rule. Anarchy. Everyone “gained freedom” when the evil dictator left Malacanang. Freedom to do whatever they liked. Instead of peace and order, people held on to their “freedom”. Look at the country now. Poverty, unemployment, squatters, garbage in very street corner, dilapidated public transport, snatchers holdapers, etc. There is your freedom. The way I see it, filipinos loved their freedom to violate every rule and order. It is evident from the results. Look at us… Read more »
Kosaku Kawajiri
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Did Leni cheat her way? We both do not know. Is BBM so desperate to gain the VP seat because he said that Duterte will hand him the presidency if he fails? We do not know. Is BBM hungry for power, like his old man, so his family, especially het mom, can loot the country again? I do not know. Who am I to judge? Gotta love suggestive questions so ppl would not think I am biased but, in my case, I am biased. At least I do not pretend I am not. -Seems you’re trying to dissmiss about 90,000… Read more »
TheVoiceofReason
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In this country until there is evidence or proof of these claims id call it hot air.
As a filipino you of all people should know that someone saying something does not make it true.
No matter how much ypu conspiracy theory lads want it to be.
People here love to act, love drama and would sell their own vote tor 50 peso.
Honestly no proof then its just anpther covonut vine rumor

AnonGuy
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There is already proof but the COMELEC won’t take it notice due to one Andy Bautista. Go figure.

Paquito Die-Ass
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This quote “those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it” is not applicable to present Philippines politics. We have a President promoting – Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, disiplina ang kailangan and have numerpus projects that were still intact today, you call him “Most corrupt and murderous tyrant” where most of his Decrees were still being used after he left up to the present government. What about those next to him who doesn’t have projects to show for the benefit of the FILIPINO PEOPLE, how do you address them also? Here are the list of examples (Decrees) and… Read more »
Danny P. Dela Cruz
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Well said Grimwald. Katawatawa na ang Pilipinas. Ang mga supposed magigiting na Pilipino, nawala na ang Prinsipyo at ang Delicadeza. Kung alam mo na Hindi ka qualificado at Hindi mo magagampanan ang iniuutos ng tungkuling tinakbuhan mo; naging tapat ka sa prinsipyo mo… Bitiwan. Kung Ikaw naman ay nanalo sa eleksyon na may halong hibo ng pandaraya…at marami namang nakita go dahilan…ayon sa Prinsipio mo.. Hindi mo dapat tanggapin ang panalo… Eh kaya nga katawatawa ang Pilipinas at kaawa awa ang mga Pilipino… Eh ka nga… Huli na lumulusot Pa… Sa Ibang Bansa, like USA, konting dawit lang sa ano… Read more »
Danny P. Dela Cruz
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Typo sorry. I mean dawit sa batas… Hindi kavaf..

Danny P. Dela Cruz
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Labag sa batas…di kavaf…
Basurahan Hindi basurahab… Sorry for the typo errors.

TheVoiceofReason
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I think u mean integrity. Why do people not have integrity here? Same reason you do not seem to have empathy. The culture is the problem, not the filipino race. Take a filipino out of the country to be raised in a different culture and they thrive. Filipinos lack moral heroes. Name one, just one celebrity you could say youths should look up to? Name one politian or celebrity that has not been linked to some moral scandal in this country? Whats even worse is everyone looks to ofw’s like they are some kind of martyrs. Yes without them this… Read more »
Aeta
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What Principles? I didn’t realize Fliptards had principles, unless they were mimicking someone else’s to get what they want. Whatever principles Fliptards have were handed down, borrowed, or stolen—just like their aristocratic cultural identity and self-serving way of life.

WHAT A FRAUD
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‘The Philippines needs to stick to principles’…….LOL !!! UH, WHAT PRINCIPLES? A bigger load of dung would be hard to find. The Philippines is entering into another DARK PREIOD w/the election of Dueterte. The THUG who should be jailed for murder/coercion etc…is now telling his police depts. to summarily execute ‘drug dealers’ in an effort to stamp out crime ‘by any means necessary;, LOL !!!! NO DOUBT, some people will be cheering, BUT execution without ‘due process of law’ is MURDER ! This maniacal thug is deciding who the competition is (take note of that: THE COMPETITION) and wiping them… Read more »
AnonGuy
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An anti-Duterte TROLL post. Take your FAGGOTRY to some where else, please.

TheVoiceofReason
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Thats is one thing i do not like about duterte supporters. He is hardly a troll and he is voicing his opinion. I understand his points. If u think killing low level drug dealers is going to do anything other than kill poor people who have never had any other choice then u r not thinkng it through. Instead of insulting someone who’s opinion you do not like, instead converse with them. I think killing people without trial is going back to the middle ages and not just a step backwards for democracy but a giants leap backwards. These same… Read more »
DIO
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You’re missing the point: His way of commenting is that of a TROLL, not to mention his overly exaggerated anti-Marcos bias, begin to accusing the writers being ‘pro-Marcos hacks’.

You’re agreeing with an actual psychopath? Of course, you would understand him since you’re also a psycho yourself.

WHAT A FRAUD
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@ The Voice Of Reason : YOU ARE CORRECT SIR, this Anonguy, has no counter argument and is unable to voice an opinion (if he even has one) so he resorts to LGBT insults as if that is something that will win an argument or make me go ‘Boo-Hoo, you hurt my feelings’, well it will not….Anonguy has nothin but a leak in his head where a brain may have once been.

WHAT A FRAUD
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@ DIO, N WAY DUDE, I can prove what I say ! and you hear no denials either, that should tell your ignorant ass something,eh ? OR are you just a blind person following a crowd? A well paid crowd too…’this way to the SHITHOUSE SONNY !!!’, you are fucked and do not even know it…YET !and FYI, by the time you figure it out,just like the boiled frog, it will be too late.

DIO
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@WHAT A TROLL:

No, you can’t. Everything you’ve said is almost contradictory. You’re focusing on one side too much so you’re already…. fucked.

#HypocrisyExposed

543Hyden007Toro999.99
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543Hyden007Toro999.99

MR. Grimwald…I have still have to meet a Filipino politician, with a good principle. You can see that bitch, Leni Robredo , as a power hungry politician…she cheat her way to the Vice Presidency, with the Aid of Aquino, Bautista, the COMELEC and the SMARTMATIC. She sounds happy to have cheated.

See how these political opportunists, are leaving the Liberal Party of Aquino; and joining the Pres. Elect Duterte’s coalition.
Principle is overruled by their :self interest; where they can again steal the tax payers’ money; the bank accounts and their stomachs.

Aeta
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“I have still have to meet a Filipino politician, with a good principle.”

I second that, and, if I may add,

‘I have still have to meet a Fliptard, with a good principle.’

Tallulah Belle
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between Leni and Marcos who do you think the most hungry politician? After couple of recounts still marcos is finding ways to get into the vp seat claiming he was defeated blah blah blah. How many recounts to be made just to please him and his supporters?

joeld
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@ tallulah

We are not talking about who is hungry for power here. The article is about principles. And Leni sold her principles the moment she ran under LP.

More so, a principled person would push to clear any doubts of her win. People are doubting her win, if she was me, I’d say recount and clear any doubts of my win.

789Hyden007Toro9999.99
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789Hyden007Toro9999.99

@Tulallulah Belle:

It is not a matter of who won the the Vice Presidency.

There was an Electoral Fraud committed. It is the full right of all Filipinos, who are concerned/love their country; that the Electoral Fraud must be investigated thoroughly. Make those who conspired on these Electoral Fraud pay for their crimes, whoever they may be.

And secure all future elections to be honest and fair. These Electoral Frauds must be stopped, from here !

Camara
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Can beggars cant be chooser in this dysfunctional society ? Principles are the last thing on Filipinos mind when it comes to Power and Money and Politics is playing a major role in continuing to divide this nation. Let me remind you the only winner in this game is the one who is in control and to the less unfortunate is just read and weep. A nation divided can’t stand.

Jim DiGriz
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If the people of this country had principles Government buildings would have gone up in flames already and fucking corporations would not get away with forcing shit down our throats with Kris “Queen Cunt” Aquino grinning on 3 out of 5 endorsement advertisements. GROW A SPINE PEOPLE!

Jim DiGriz
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and just say…

d_forsaken
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To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.

Jose Mobo R.
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Who among you here believe and practice the most basic of all principles which is the moral imperative of not doing unto others what you do not want others done on you? Marcos violated this most basic moral imperative because the absolute power he got under the Commander in Chief provision of the 1935 Constitution gave him the opportunity to rule this country according to his vision. Brilliant and articulate minds of history have always been destined that way where there are no institutions and mechanisms to prevent their power abuse. Expected to be sacrificed are the oppositionists to the… Read more »
Jose Mobo R.
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There are no tyrants where there are no brilliant and articulate willing slaves. Tyrants are by their very nature amoral because they always have their own brand of morality that go against the universal norm, the moral imperative.

When a given society gets it of its tyrant but is unable to punish him and his family and those in his inner circle, his rising like a phoenix is as sure as the Sun rising in the morning.

ren car
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Tyrants like marcos and imelda are moral – in their eyes. Even Imelda admited that she is greedy, and she defended her greed by saying that it is important to be greedy so she can help the poor, which is a blatant bullshit to those who have an IQ above 79. All presidents have their fair share of apologists but the Marcos apologists are the worst breed. And the ilocanos loved marcos bec their province had economic prosperity during his presidency. but they could care less about the rest of the countries. Hey, they call supporters of pnoy as yellowtards.… Read more »
Aeta
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ren car,

What about the Yellow Party and their Chekwa allies that have enriched themselves in the last 30 years after Martial Law? Do we have an “apologist” for their lack of principles as well? Curious if you’re looking at the bigger picture of why the country is still “fucked up”–30 years after Martial Law–and who’s apologizing for those misdeeds.

Aeta

Kvothe Lamora
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A lurker here,can anyone give me a detailed answer on this somehow stupid question: why was Ferdinand Marcos not put to death penalty?

Ciriaco
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@ Kvothe Lamora – Marcos wants to come home in the Philippines to face all the charges against him and his family,but he was not allowed to come back by the Cory government. Hundreds of cases including those controversial allegations, filed by the Philippine government in the US and the majority of the verdict was NOT GUILTY! Sad to say, Marcos Sr was already a dead meat when the verdict was announced.

Funny Valentine
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Yep, TROLL confirmed. There is nothing much worse than the tyranny of mediocrity and stupidity that happened after 1986, until today. As i have stated previously, The country has been pretty much fucked up during Marcos up to now but at least people are free to voice their opinioms against any politicians without the fear of getting jailed, tortured, or killed. Lies. After Marcos left, the country is fucked up worse due to stupidity and mediocrity, thanks to the Aquinos and their personal cronies. I just want to remind you that anarchy is not freedom. Same goes of changing one… Read more »
TheVoiceofReason
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Wow.
That propaganda got you really good didnt it.
Read a history book please.

DIO
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?THREE DECADES since the bloodless revolution. THIRTY YEARS! What an opportunity to blot out a name equated to dictatorship, plunder, greed and abuse. The Filipino people had THREE DECADES to render an influence, powerless. THIRTY YEARS. THREE DECADES. Exactly. 30 Years is all it took for China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia to overtake the Philippines. The war ravaged Vietnam will overtake us in 5 years. And now, it will take 50 years for the Philippines to even reach the status at which these countries are now, assuming the Philippines corrects it’s course today and assuming it… Read more »
ren car
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Life may still be fucked up under Marcos but at least people do not get jailed, tortured, or killed when they speak against any presidents after Macoy. There was massive corruption then and it still continue to this day. Troll confirmed? I am a troll because I slam marcos but you are not for slamming aquino? I am one- sided, and you are objective? Wow, such blatant display of hypocrisy and stupidity. At least I am not insinuating that I am being objective unlike you. Typical Marcos apologist. anarchy is not freedom? are u fucking kidding me? So when a… Read more »
Kosaku Kawajiri
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@ren car: Not just you’re missing the point but you love to twist words. Nobody is jailed, tortured or executed nowadays, yes. But extrajudicial killings still exist. And if anything, there is no need for that because the media is there for dumbing the people’s minds. Or maybe you’re too dumb to realize it. Just because I’m looking on both sides of the story doesn’t mean I’m a typical Marcos apologist. Yet you’re thoroughly one-sided and yet you admit it. So you’re an actual TROLL. And it’s hypocritical on your part. Yes, anarchy is NOT freedom. It’s definition – a… Read more »
AnonGuy
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anarchy is not freedom? are u fucking kidding me? So when a group of people int the strret and begin critizing Marcos without being unlawful or rowdy, that is anarchy? When a radio personality slam marcos on his radio show, that is anarchy? When a group of student activist hold a protest on the street – that is anarchy? But when protestors hold a rally against aquino, that’s not anarchy? Are you even aware how stupid you are?!? Point fucking missed. When every anti-Marcos rally was held, the leftists, mostly the NPA, would plant one guy there and incite chaos,… Read more »
TheVoiceofReason
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Thank you

Aeta
Guest

DIO,

“30 Years is all it took for China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia to overtake the Philippines.”

You took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you.

Aeta

ren car
Guest

http://hiltonroot.gmu.edu/pdfs/articles_in_progress/Political%20Virtue%20and%20Economic%20Leadership-%20Lee%20Kuan%20Yew%20and%20Ferdinand%20Marcos%20Compared.pdf to the idiot who told me to read a book – i do read a lot more than you, and i can assure you of that. How about reading the article on the link I provided?

Kosaku Kawajiri
Guest

You’re just looking on one side but LKY also lashed on the Philippines as a whole.

“The problem of the Philippines is that they have too much democracy.”

Take your TROLLING to somewhere else.

adrianmichael
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Ren car whatever you say! Ur still a yellowturd and im a pro marcos! When it come to education and social status and economic reforms and especially job creation and infra projects! Its Marcos that is best!

njcelles
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I think, that before we proclaim the need for principles, we must first possess a belief in an idea, and that idea must be sound and wise. You see, from what I have seen, there can be few differences between a fool and a principled man. A fool and a principled man can be true to themselves, and live according to what they believe. But this does not mean, that their beliefs are outright sound and wise; many people stand by their principles, simply out of pride, which is often foolish (there is such a thing as appropriate pride). There… Read more »
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