Although,Gloria may or may not step down, Bayani Fernando had already announced his plans to run for president and insisted that the administration party shall have no other standard-bearer but him in the 2010 elections. The list of his possible losing senatorial candidates includes re-electionist Senators Ramon Revilla Jr. and Lito Lapid, Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, former senator Ralph Recto, and Representatives Edcel Lagman of Albay, Abraham Mitra of Palawan, Eduardo Zialcita of Parañaque, and Monico Puentevella of Bacolod City. Also in the list of Fernando to tour on his pink bus are, former presidential chief of staff Mike Defensor, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr., former Surigao del Sur congressman Prospero Pichay, and former Ilocos Sur governor Luis Singson.They are the “Nightmare Team on 2010”
Who, exactly, do Fernando and his stooges think they are kidding ? The real problem here is that Fernando and his thugs may eventually win the political battle.They trust the scheme is popular enough to outmaneuver the opposition.They draw comfort from the endorsements of the Pidal Mafia,They want to be remembered in the long term for the things they do to change Philippines for the better, but that pesky news cycle keeps dragging them back to the least unproductive part of their jobs, where short-term stunts take precedence over serious ordinary people’s debate toss over something about the calibre of their leadership.The Opposition Leader has surely won the political argument so far.The AliBaba in Malacanang can’t seem to put that genie back in the bottle.
These are the elites in Pidal Mafia who have wrecked our beloved country and brought us all to ruin. They have subverted public morality with the gains of their corruption. Despite the overwhelming evidence they still enjoy some political support because they use the proceeds of corruption to further subvert the moral tone of society. These fellows have sacrificed the collective future of our country for mere pieces of gold. They have sold the entire nation in exchange for homes in America and Europe. They keep the London real estate market buoyant. Their deposits ensure profitability of Swiss banks. Our country’s agriculture are shut while their insatiable desire for importing rice. They have ruined our schools with bald policies. They have turned our university graduates into OFW’s as a bus drivers,taxi drivers and super maids. Our people die. They die of inadequate medication yet money for drugs have been disbursed. Money for hospital equipment has been remitted but the people die because the elite have embezzled the money. The leaders have connived amongst themselves to take our very lives from us. Even Medicol and cortal they may not buy, since their salaries are too small to fetch them anything. But we see these bunch of crooks with rosy cheeks and robust frames. They eat bread and eggs and drink cognac. Most Filipino children may not know the taste of milk and may never have the privilege of fried chicken at Jollibee.
The Pidal elite hold the nations destinies in their hands since they control all factors of political influence and economic production. This elites are comprised of the brightest, wisest and the richest, they are mainly plunderers and the commissioners in greed moderation,their collaborators bear a major portion of the blame for the mess our country has become. All the major crimes and misdeeds that have plunged our beloved country and our people into poverty and beggarliness are perpetrated by them. They are the ones who aid capital flight. No commoner has any capital, not to talk of flying anywhere with it. No area boy receives commission not to talk of aiding graft. No unconnected person has access to the resources required to rig elections or hire thugs. Who can arm and retain those murderous militia, if not the elites? They are the ones who use the Dagdag-Bawas to settle political scores.
Our poor people drown themselves in sioktong,kuatro cantos and shabu just to forget and overlook the sad faces of their hungry children.The bloated stomachs of our children that speak to us of malnutrition we learn to ignore. The elite build palaces and mansions in Tagaytay,Magallanes,Baguio and other such places, and withhold infrastructure from the areas where the poor majority live.While the poor homes along da riles have no room and no lights. Poor people can only go to bed early and make baby because there is no electricity to hook on TV and watch WOWOWEE. Our people die most of the time in road accidents because they have stolen even the money for road maintenance. What kind of people will steal even the money for roads that they themselves will have to pass on? They have all the trappings of wealth, but inwardly, they are poor and mean and we cannot but laugh at them.