“The world embraced EDSA I in 1986. The world tolerated EDSA II in 2001. The world will not forgive an EDSA III, but it will instead condemn the Philippines as a country whose political system is hopelessly unstable,” she said.
i did not know that filipinos did EDSA and EDSA DOS for the world. from what i remember filipinos did it for themselves, as a final reaction to a desire to set the country free from what is wrong.
and that will be the same spirit that EDSA TRES will be luanched of filipinos fo through it again. that should be made clear to arroyo. if she wants to avoid another EDSA – do not do wrong. or in her case, stop doing wrong.
this blog is about the presidentiables, but we think there are certain senatoriables worth mentioning here. one is general danny lim. we wonder if we have the next senator trillanes in the making.
‘Danny Lim’ ad 1st salvo for Senate run
MANILA, Philippines—It isn’t a call to arms, but a signal to the people that they want a “moral leader” in the halls of power, installed not by extralegal means but through the 2010 elections.
That was how a reformist bloc composed of civilian professionals and active and retired military officers Monday explained the full-page advertisement that appeared in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Monday declaring they were united “under the leadership” of detained Army Brig. Gen. Danilo “Danny” Lim.
“We are telling the people that they should consider Danny Lim as an emerging new leader, which will not be attained through extralegal means,” Ernesto Macahiya, president of one of the groups, the Guardians Nationalist of the Philippines (Ganap), said on the phone.
“We intend to nominate him for senator either with the opposition or to run as an independent,” said Macahiya, who described himself as a “retired banker.”
Lim, detained since 2006 for alleged involvement in plots to unseat President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, is “entertaining that suggestion,” according to his lawyer, Vicente Verdadero.
In a statement sent through Verdadero, Lim said: “Not one to shirk away from challenges and responsibilities, I accept the mantle of leadership bestowed upon me.”
St. Luke’s Medical Center – the hospital you go to if you want to remain sick or get sick in a snap!
that seems to be the case. st. luke’s medical center is the hospital for the rich and famous and most specially if you are in government or if the government is looking for you. st. luke’s specialization is the sure thing hospital for government officials who may or may not be sick but wants to be declared sick which then gives them an official reason to decline attending hearings on congress. the doctors in st. luke’s appear to be more than willing to stand up for their patients. it’s like shield that no one can break.
that has happened to jocjoc bolante and first gentleman mike arroyo.
we remember jocjoc bolante – we saw tv news footage of bolante being wheeled into st. lukes on a stretcher with matching facial expressions of pain only to find out later it was just a bum stomach. the doctors of st. luke’s were more than happy to take him as a patient and give him their specialization.
it is once again being used now. the doctors of st. luke’s says FG should not attend the hearings in the senate because of his weak heart. apparently, his weak heart can take trips to europe, the US and a round of golf but not the hearings in the senate. we really like to know to names of FGs doctors. they seem to be very good.
it looks like st. luke’s medical center is the hospital to go to when you need to be sick quickly and be sick again on call if you need a good excuse not to attend a senate or congressional hearing. it’s the hospital to go to if you want to remain sick in a snap!
we are over and beyond our self with captain sully sullenberger, the hero that “doing the right thing” made of US Airways flight 1549. cbs will be showing their 60 Minutes interview of the captain and his crew and this is a must watch show.
we love the captain as the miracle happened because he and his crew showed absolute competence, where each one of them did the right thing. you see this definition all over the interview. view the excerpts of that show here : http://the-wawam-file.blogspot.com/
also read what filipinos can learn from the captain here: http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/category/chesley-sullenberger/
2010 presidentiables like to thank those participating in a very good discussion on the above topic in one of the posts here. (read exchange of comments here : http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/mar-roxas-senator-putang-ina-video-gallery/#comment-108).
the presidentiables are getting into the limelight and this discussion touches on many important points, to name a few:
- what makes a good president?
- looking at presidentiables’ past and current achievements on their present position as basis for electing them president
- can we blame a nationally elected senator for the disrepair and lack of progress of his hometown?
- shouldn’t we blame the local officials like the mayor and the governor?
- how should we judge presidentiables?
- whose responsibility is a town or a province’s progress?
- what are the responsibilities of nationally elected officials like senators?
please visit the post (click here: http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/mar-roxas-senator-putang-ina-video-gallery/#comment-108) and read the exchange and let us hear your views. please post them in the comment section of that post (and not here) so that we can easily track the discussion.
let us hear your views!
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