Reforming Ourselves

Jun 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines --- When corruption reaches alarming proportion involving theft or diversion of public funds, it's not the Sandiganbayan of 14 judges alone or the Ombudsman that should lead in putting behind bars persons with an irreversible lust for tax money.

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Chris Alonto Davao wrote:
All these boils down to GMA's nine years of fleecing the Philippines. She had control of everything for nine long years. Nine very long years of robbing the peoples money and making her cohorts rich. She needed them to perpetuate her Queenship. Those closest to her even got richer for their expertise and became multi-millionaires. Her husband much more so. Lesser people were just pawns for her. Thank God , he sent us a man who may not appear like a Superman but I seem to feel that the man may be what our country needs to clean up all the mess GMA left behind. Let us all pray to that since nothing else can lift our country out of the abbys but our strong belief in God !
Chris: All of a sudden just about everybody blaming Gloria Arroyo, But not when she's kicken the duly elected president Joseph Estrada. At that time just about all the richs helping her to kick him out so that they're the one can rob the government coffer. Its the filipino people fault for letting her get away with anything even murder. so, now! stop complaining. whatever you people are getting you all deserve it.
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Do not worry friends, soon this country will bloom like a rose in the midst of Asia. What with so many investors and oil exploration all around plus U.S. interest in putting 60% of the Naval might that she has, here. Whether you like it or not, I will bet my riches that very soon now, both China and the U.S. will agree to start pumping the oil together between them and give a few drops of the oil to the Philippines as rent to avoid a war. Mark my words.
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L A Marcial wrote:
Do not worry friends, soon this country will bloom like a rose in the midst of Asia. What with so many investors and oil exploration all around plus U.S. interest in putting 60% of the Naval might that she has, here. Whether you like it or not, I will bet my riches that very soon now, both China and the U.S. will agree to start pumping the oil together between them and give a few drops of the oil to the Philippines as rent to avoid a war. Mark my words.
Yes, Marcial: Other country will bloom while the philippines just going to get another hand out from other country! There goes the reform they're planning,...Which don't get anywhere because of these crooks in all high places's....
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YES, THE CROOKS PREFER HAND OUTS THAN REFORMING OUR COUNTRY. EVEN tULFO IS NOW IRRITATED BY WHAT EVER NEWS COMES. iT IS ALWAYS FALSE ANYWAY.
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Yes, Marcial: Other country will bloom while the philippines just going to get another hand out from other country! There goes the reform they're planning,...Which don't get anywhere because of these crooks in all high places's....
you know thats exactly right.

other countries have basically given up trying to help the filipins.

the filipins has convinced everyone that they cant and will not attempt to help themselves in any way shape or form and must be hand fed if they will survive.

the game they play is that they are so poor, but thats not the reality is it?

the game is played from the president all the way down to the lowliest barangay captain and its going to keep you right where you are.

you will be fed scraps and with good reason. organizations that give money to the filipins finally realize it is all going in the pockets of the corrupt and now are no longer willing to throw good money after bad.

the world is tired of the game.

no reform is really being planned. its all words. if there would be reform then the crooks would no longer exist. do you think they want reform? they are the ones planning your reform.
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Juan Totre wrote:
YES, THE CROOKS PREFER HAND OUTS THAN REFORMING OUR COUNTRY. EVEN tULFO IS NOW IRRITATED BY WHAT EVER NEWS COMES. iT IS ALWAYS FALSE ANYWAY.
too bad tulfo`s dont want to be in power. or maybe they do?

if i was a flip id vote for them all.

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you know thats exactly right.
other countries have basically given up trying to help the filipins.
the filipins has convinced everyone that they cant and will not attempt to help themselves in any way shape or form and must be hand fed if they will survive.
the game they play is that they are so poor, but thats not the reality is it?
the game is played from the president all the way down to the lowliest barangay captain and its going to keep you right where you are.
you will be fed scraps and with good reason. organizations that give money to the filipins finally realize it is all going in the pockets of the corrupt and now are no longer willing to throw good money after bad.
the world is tired of the game.
no reform is really being planned. its all words. if there would be reform then the crooks would no longer exist. do you think they want reform? they are the ones planning your reform.
Well said. Other countries have been trying to help the Philippines to get it back on its feet. Australia has been giving the Philippines an estimated $18.2 million in Australian aid flows in 2011–12, through regional projects, volunteer programs, non-government organisations and the work of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Money is a big part in improving things, but if the Philippine society refuses to change its corruptive habits from the Government to the shopping mall security guard, then money will only entice Filipinos to continue with these habits.

Malaysia has been learning on how to curb corruption with its large number of International Students studying in Australia, New Zealand and England absorbing how these countries treat corruption.

Filipinos on the other hand, they refuse to even give a damn.

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Well said. Other countries have been trying to help the Philippines to get it back on its feet. Australia has been giving the Philippines an estimated $18.2 million in Australian aid flows in 2011–12, through regional projects, volunteer programs, non-government organisations and the work of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
Money is a big part in improving things, but if the Philippine society refuses to change its corruptive habits from the Government to the shopping mall security guard, then money will only entice Filipinos to continue with these habits.
Malaysia has been learning on how to curb corruption with its large number of International Students studying in Australia, New Zealand and England absorbing how these countries treat corruption.
Filipinos on the other hand, they refuse to even give a damn.
Ifd it were not for the Likes of Vasaya (lol) and the Moron, more Filipinos could travel abroad and have their lights turned on. Illegal aliens such as these two mentioned above are a shining example of why it is so hard to get a tourist visa for Filipinos.

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Ifd it were not for the Likes of Vasaya (lol) and the Moron, more Filipinos could travel abroad and have their lights turned on. Illegal aliens such as these two mentioned above are a shining example of why it is so hard to get a tourist visa for Filipinos.
Talaga! It seems that many of the likes of them do give a wrong impression to others.

I see their kind here in Australia and I keep my distance from them. Thank goodness there are intelligent Filipinos here who have been giving Filipinos are good representation.

Wish more of them would come and study in Australia and help the Philippines. Pero mahal ang tuition fees sa Australian universities and it can make it difficult for Filipinos to afford the costs here.
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you know thats exactly right.
other countries have basically given up trying to help the filipins.
the filipins has convinced everyone that they cant and will not attempt to help themselves in any way shape or form and must be hand fed if they will survive.
the game they play is that they are so poor, but thats not the reality is it?
the game is played from the president all the way down to the lowliest barangay captain and its going to keep you right where you are.
you will be fed scraps and with good reason. organizations that give money to the filipins finally realize it is all going in the pockets of the corrupt and now are no longer willing to throw good money after bad.
the world is tired of the game.
no reform is really being planned. its all words. if there would be reform then the crooks would no longer exist. do you think they want reform? they are the ones planning your reform.
Reform? what reform! I believe it when I see it.
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Don't be too hard on the "bahala na " attitude of the people who display that kind of attitude when they believe they are helpless to change the things they want to change, like improving their livelihood. Remember, nobody wants to be poor.
At least, the Trumps are doing something good for the Filipinos. We need people who are doers, not mean Filipinos just badmouthing the Filipinos.
In an e-mailed question and answer with The STAR, Trump – who owns some of the most expensive pieces of real estate in New York, including Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, Trump Building on Wall Street, and Trump World Tower at the UN Plaza, each valued at over $250 million - said,“In discussing this opportunity with (daughter) Ivanka, we felt that Manila would be a strong market for the Trump brand. It is one of Asia’s most important cities and Manila’s sophisticated clientele really appreciates luxury. We were familiar with Century Properties and we found that their accomplishments in Manila were significant and we are confident that they would be a terrific group to develop an outstanding luxury residential building and brand it with our name.”
At least there will be employment for the unemployed Filipinos.
these are not mean people badmouthing filipinos. these are serious minded people being driven to the brink of insanity over the disgraceful condition of their country. THEIR COUNTRY. NOT YOURS lol.
just because you are filipino heritage means nothing when you accuse these people while you sit in the comforts of your American home passing judgement on people that are on the front lines of this battle.

your wonderful mr. trump is only coming here to cash in on a business opportunity and will pay the lowest wage possible and laugh about it all the way to the bank. he doesnt have to be concerned about the safety of the workers or the conditions they have to work in.
all of the workers in the building will be paid minimum wages and the females will be subjected to sexual harassment in order to keep their pitiful paychecks.

just in case you didnt notice, your comments have been ignored by THE REAL FILIPINOS.
you dont need to search for articles like this. no one cares. your not here to help , so your just fanning the fire.
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yES THAT IS ONE TRAIT THE ORDINARY CITIZEN is quite used to. Blaming somebody of his own culture. Some of us have never even seen the ocean yet nor perhaps enjoyed TV, ...there are many among us who are quite ignorant in the hinterlands all because of lack of schools.
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Talaga! It seems that many of the likes of them do give a wrong impression to others.
I see their kind here in Australia and I keep my distance from them. Thank goodness there are intelligent Filipinos here who have been giving Filipinos are good representation.
Wish more of them would come and study in Australia and help the Philippines. Pero mahal ang tuition fees sa Australian universities and it can make it difficult for Filipinos to afford the costs here.
Filipinos can't even afford the tuition fee in the philippines let alone go to other country and study.

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Gloria kawatan wrote:
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Filipinos can't even afford the tuition fee in the philippines let alone go to other country and study.
I know. That is what I meant. Still, Filipinos can't even knack the simple basics that can benefit the Philippines such as putting litter in bins, treating each other with social etiquette and getting rid of the talanka mentality.

Start with the basics in the home first, then your neighborhood, the community and then worry about the big things after. Step by step.

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I know. That is what I meant. Still, Filipinos can't even knack the simple basics that can benefit the Philippines such as putting litter in bins, treating each other with social etiquette and getting rid of the talanka mentality.
Start with the basics in the home first, then your neighborhood, the community and then worry about the big things after. Step by step.
That is what baffles me. It is ok for them to act like animals.
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That is what baffles me. It is ok for them to act like animals.
Some act worse then animals, But some are good just like in any other country!

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That is what baffles me. It is ok for them to act like animals.
It really saddens me that it has come to this. My Motherland is still hurting after turmoil after turmoil. Social morale is just not there and people don't care anymore. The small minority that do care, well they are pretty much invisible in today's Philippines.

What is wrong with basic etiquette? It looks as if it is something that is really hard to get into habit. People in the Philippines just like to blame the Government as an escape-goat instead of learning to go back to the basics and start with simple things Filipinos can do.

Filipinos used to emphasize all these a couple of generations ago.
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It really saddens me that it has come to this. My Motherland is still hurting after turmoil after turmoil. Social morale is just not there and people don't care anymore. The small minority that do care, well they are pretty much invisible in today's Philippines.
What is wrong with basic etiquette? It looks as if it is something that is really hard to get into habit. People in the Philippines just like to blame the Government as an escape-goat instead of learning to go back to the basics and start with simple things Filipinos can do.
Filipinos used to emphasize all these a couple of generations ago.
You mean to say the Government has no role in helping improve poverty, eradicate corruption, provide employment, see to it that no child is left behind, put all pedos in jail, no prostitution?

and the Filipinos should not use the government as a scapegoat?? The Filipinos definitely are not using the government as scapegoat so they used their own innovation to seek employment abroad as OFWS...
I LL waiting

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You mean to say the Government has no role in helping improve poverty, eradicate corruption, provide employment, see to it that no child is left behind, put all pedos in jail, no prostitution?
and the Filipinos should not use the government as a scapegoat?? The Filipinos definitely are not using the government as scapegoat so they used their own innovation to seek employment abroad as OFWS...
Yep! This is one of the reason why I'm here. If you gonna wait for the government to help you, You'll die with hunger!

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It really saddens me that it has come to this. My Motherland is still hurting after turmoil after turmoil. Social morale is just not there and people don't care anymore. The small minority that do care, well they are pretty much invisible in today's Philippines.
What is wrong with basic etiquette? It looks as if it is something that is really hard to get into habit. People in the Philippines just like to blame the Government as an escape-goat instead of learning to go back to the basics and start with simple things Filipinos can do.
Filipinos used to emphasize all these a couple of generations ago.
More and more people are sleeping in the streets. More and more drug addicts every year. More and more crimes are happening. Just these three items makes ne wonder where is our country heading really? Why, we even have an addict for barangay chairman!

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