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mar roxas, senator putang ina video gallery

this is a video of the rally where mar roxas uttered his magic words, “putang ina” (son of a bitch).

 

this one is the privilege speech delivered at the senate after the putang ina incident. he said : “I – AM – NOT – SORRY”.

  1. JP Anthony Cuñada
    January 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Mar Roxas does not know what he is talking about. Any body can narrate the problems of this country much more can shout the “putang ina!” he did shout during the rally. But no body, especially Mar, has ever proposed a workable solution. Mar’s only solution to the very problems he narrated was his “putang ina!”.

    I do not blame him for being so desperate. These are desperate times calling for desperate measures to catch attention and to win media mileage. But the true story remains that he has done nothing to alleviate the lives of at least a town he represented in Congress in his stint as a Congressman, and even now that he is a Senator. My town, Pilar in Capiz, an hour ride away from the City named after his family name, situated between mountains that produce sugar, rice, corn, fruits and other agricultural products, and the sea that bears fish of all kinds still has an eerie feeling of dryness, loneliness and hunger.

    It is impossible that he does not know the corruption in that part of the country. That he has not done anything about it does not surprise but pisses me off. In him I smell the stench of a clogging drainage of a wet market.

  2. January 29, 2009 at 9:52 am

    perhaps we should look at what mar roxas’ role is as a senator in fighting corruption or the problems the country face. roxas is a senator, his mandate is to write laws.

    there are government agencies like the dept of justice, the police, the NBI, the ombudsman who are responsible for stopping crime and punishing criminals.

    there is also the president who is supposed to uphold the laws of the country.

    if there are barangay-based or city-based problems, then there are the barangay officials, the mayor and the governor. roxas is not expected to solve these, instead it is the barangay, city, provincial and national leadership who are supposed to fix these.

  3. JP Anthony Cuñada
    January 29, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you, wawam, for your response. I have these for your consideration:

    Actions prescribed by law or inherent in official functions are not always the most effective means of deterring a criminal act or acts detrimental to the welfare of the people. It is because of this observations that the Katarungang Pambaranggay Law was enacted. Parties must settle their differences before the baranggay level first before they can proceed to courts.

    The baranggay officials, charged to help the conflicting parties, exert effort and influence for the parties to arrive at a common ground to avoid litigation that take up so much time and money and also add to the congestion of cases in court.

    Writing laws is a Senator’s official mandate. But that is only half of his duties. As a member of one of the equal branches of our government, Senators may exercise their power judicially such as writing bills or extrajudicially by exerting their influence. Influence by itself is not a product of stature or position. It is earned by living a life worthy of respect and emulation.

    A Senator’s way of life as a weapon to influence public officials is only one in his arsenal. His most potent weapon is the millions of pesos in tax payers’ money called pork barrel.

    I agree with you, but only in part that “(R)oxas is not expected to solve (the problems of the local government), instead it is the baranggay, city, provincial and national leadership who are supposed to fix these”. Because he has all the power and the influence to make the problems go away.

    The state of affairs of a community reflects the kind of leader that community has.

    As a president, Mar Roxas will need more of his influence to make the necessary change for this country to prosper. So far, I have not seen that influence exercised to make changes even in a little town called Pilar, Capiz.

    Permit me to post our discussion in my blog. Thank you.

  4. January 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

    to JP :

    i think a big part of what is wrong in our national life is that there is no accountability on the actions or non-actions of our leaders. something more extreme to that, which is also true in our country, is that no small or big crimes or mistakes committed by government and elected officials are punished. that is more extreme but its related to accountability. we often get this : “it’s everyone else’s fault except mine”.

    we think accountaibility is important not just for the purpose of assigning blame but more importantly for reform. change and improvement. correcting things wrong and improving things begin in knowing who among our leaders are doing their job and who are not. knowing these is the only way we can weed out those doing our communities and country harm.

    in your capiz example – i think it’s important that the people of capiz understand the difficulties they are encountering in their daily lives is first and foremost a failure of local governance. they need to seek redress from the local officials or do not vote them again in the next election. capiz citizens must hold their local officials accountable for making their local lives a misery.

    the budget, the plans, the responsibility and duty to make the local lives of citizens of capiz a good one is controled by the local officials, not senators.

  5. JP Anthony Cuñada
    January 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Wam, thank you for your thoughts. I hear you.

    Majority of the people in Pilar worry the least about politics. They have more immediate needs to meet, like food for the next meal, and next, and the next. But for sure, election is much awaited because during this time people do not need to toil in the fields or in the sea to earn money. All they need to be is a registered voter.

    Majority of the voters live on the land they do not own. Under this situation, the freedom to choose who to vote comes at the price of the freedom to insert in the soil the columns of their house.

    We understand that when the stomach is empty and the future is bleak we do not think about seeking redress and holding our local officials accountable for making our lives miserable.

    To insist that the “difficulties (we) are encountering…is first and foremost a failure of local governance,” and that “the budget, the plans, the responsibility and duty to make the local lives of citizens of capiz a good one is controlled by the local officials, not senators” is a conclusion that denies the fact that by representing the whole country, he is representing the little town. What kind of a representative he is if he cannot effect change in the people he represents for?

    Mar Roxas should realize that if he dreams of changing the whole country, he has to start with his little town.

    Mar Roxas is too young to become the next president but he is old and capable enough to demonstrate the concrete change he dreams for this country. Then, I might even campaign for him.

  6. January 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    JP : the citizens of pilar of course have the right to feel that way about mar roxas and his “inaction” on their plight. i respect that sentiment and i sympathize with them. my wish is for them to soon find the help they deserve.

    just to keep the discussion going: i am also a citizen of this country and i live in metro manila. mar roxas was also voted by those who live in metro manila. and just like pilar, there are problems in metro manila that roxas can help us with. we can argue that since metro manila is bigger, the political and economic center of the country, it deserves more help from roxas than pilar. metro manila also has a lot more voters than pilar.

    why would pilar who has much less number of voters deserve mar roxas’ attention than metro manila?

  7. JP Anthony Cuñada
    January 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Wawam, thank for your sympathy. Thank you for recognizing the citizens of Pilar’s “right to feel that way about (M)ar (R)oxas and his ‘inaction’ on their plight”. That now you know there exist a place called Pilar in Capiz and that we are talking about it may not be the help they deserve and you wish that they soon find, but, to use Barack’s arrangement of words, this is where we start.

    As I have said, people in Pilar have grown cynical. They have been abandoned for too long. Their voices are only now beginning to be heard again, especially by you, and hopefully by thousands of your readers too.

    How dare you compare Pilar with Manila, Wawam. In terms of help, do I need to say who needs it more?

    Besides, Mar Roxas has jumped from one position to another and championed the cause of those who have. Take the cheap medicine law as an example. Yes, it’s cheap. No question. But you can only say “cheap” in relation to something “expensive”. Tell me how does that categorization apply to someone who has no money, like most of Pilar’s citizens?

    Of course, there are still beautiful things left in Pilar. There are the waterfalls that I myself need to visit, dive into and write about. There are the beaches. There are the delicious oysters. There are the fresh and cheap (compared to Manila, of course) fish in danger of extinction because of rampant illegal fishing.

    Talking about fish, I noticed that very few people who live in cities, like Manila, love to eat fish. I understood why when I started to buy, cook and eat the fish sold here. Even old people who were advised by their physician to eat more fish refuse to heed. They must have a bad impression the first time they tried fish. If you are one of them, your life will change when you have tasted Pilar’s fresh fish.

    For other things, you may read the “introduction” of my blog named after, who else but my town, Pilar, Capiz?

  8. February 3, 2009 at 9:44 am

    JP: what is wrong with comparing pilar and metro manila? in fact what is wrong with comparing pilar vs metro manila vs the whole mindanao? each of those areas have voters who put roxas into office as senator.

    every voter who put a candidate into office has a legitimate claim to the generous hands and heart of a winning candidate. consequently, every voter who put a candidate into office has a legitimate right to complain about negelect.

    citizens of pilar’s claim to roxas’ generosity is by land of birth affinity while everyone else is based on voting power affinity.

    the point i wanted to make was pilar’s claim to roxas is no different and no more powerful than any other citizen who lives in another town but who voted for him.

    there are inherent dangers in that thinking.

  9. February 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    If the punong barangay/barangay captain of your own barangay–who served for more than a decade but without tangible improvements in the plight your little community–runs for mayor, would you vote for him?

    I would have been one of Sen. Mar Roxas’ staff members if I accepted the job. I was told that my role was to answer the thousands of emails sent through his website. I changed my mind, and so I ended up working for some government capacity-building project funded by the Canadian government.

    Looking back at what I did, I didn’t regret not having joined his team. I mean, here’s a man who wants to be the country’s next president, but look at the very city, the very place in the island of Panay that now bears his family name: It’s STILL a shithole.

    Back in 2001-2002, I frequented Roxas City in Capiz to orient and encourage especially self-employed people to register with PhilHealth, which just replaced the old Medicare then. Many people still didn’t know what PhilHealth was, so my job was to tell them what it is. These self-employed people were composed of housewives, farmers, fisherfolk, small entrepreneurs, drivers, et cetera.

    So, in those years, Roxas City just looked like Leganes–a small municipality immediately next to Iloilo City. There were no cabs/taxis back then, only tricycles. Their most high-end girly bar back then (I forgot the name) can be compared to one of the cheapest clubs with live band in Ermita. If I were to describe Roxas City in 2001-2002, it was a Leganes with a mall (i.e., Gaisano).

    When I visited Roxas City in December 2007, I expected to be awed. After all, six or seven years have already passed. To my mind, there must have been some great improvements–especially that Mar Roxas is now senator.

    Well, guess what, Roxas City was still the same crappy place it used to be. Okay, I saw a few cabs/taxi already, but that’s it.

    With Roxas City’s and Capiz’ natural wealth, plus their very nice location, it’s a big wonder for me why these potentials haven’t been tapped wisely. The place also looked as if it had no senator and other high-ranking government officials to look after it. It’s such a big waste.

    So, if Sen. Mar Roxas wasn’t able to improve a very small place like Roxas City and the lives of the people there, I now wonder what he can do to a territory of 1,700 plus islands with 80 million inhabitants.

    Have you visited Roxas City and other towns of Capiz, Wawam? If not yet, I encourage you to do so. Para makita mo kung nakatikim ba sila ng pork barrel ni Sen. Mar Roxas o hindi.

  10. February 4, 2009 at 9:24 am

    warrior in scrubs: no, i have not been to roxas city and other towns of capiz in recent years but i have been to many other towns that are suffering the same fate as those, the way you describe them.

    i go back to my previous point – are the problems of roxas city (and pilar), it’s neglect and lack of development and progress the primary responsibility of a nationally elected senator or are those of the town mayor and provincial governor? and consequently is it the fault of a nationally elected senator or the locally elected mayor and governor?

    there are many other cities and towns who have shown progress. marikina city is now a beautiful place to live in. marikina is clean, orderly and the people disciplined. we see great progress and order in quezon city with their bringing back the sidewalks program. a lot has been done in manila city and also mandaluyong city. camsur has been improved vastly and now has the potential to be a world-class tourist destination.

    all of the above cities and province did not have a nationally elected senator to support them. all of those good things were done and led by their mayors and in the case of camsur, its governor. all of these were achieved by the local officials with no help from a senator.

    what is the difference between roxas city, pilar versus the cities, above? well, they have very hard working mayors who decided they wanted to make a difference in their own town. i suppose that’s not the same thing you can say about the mayor and governor of roxas city, pilar and capiz.

    you need to look at where the real source of the problem is. and in fact also look at where the true source of the solution lie.

    it is also folly to think that just because nothing has been done in roxas city and pilar by mar roxas he should not be voted president if he runs. we should judge roxas on hos achievements as a nationally elected senator and his ideas for the future, not what has not been done in his hometown.

    but i am sure about something – i will ceetainly NOT RE-ELECT the mayor of roxas city (and pilar) and the governor of capiz if they run for mayor and governor in the next election. and i most certanly not vote the current mayors of roxas and pilar and the governor of capiz if they run for national election.

    i will judge them on the basis of their performance in their current responsibilities. as you have said, they have failed in their current jobs, why would i vote them again for the same position, much less for a national position?

    i am not rooting for mar roxas. i’m neutral on any of the presidentiables, so i am not defending him. i just want to get the principles and perspective where they ought to be. this dicussion does not only apply to roxas, it applies to all presidentiables.

  11. February 4, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Let’s keep Sen. Mar Roxas as a lawmaker.

    He makes nice, “poor people-friendly” laws plus he performs well as a “fiscalizer” or “graft watchdog.”

    What more can we ask for?

    He failed to improve a small province like Capiz when he served as a congressman of one of its districts, he now failed again when he’s senator.

    Must we still find out if he could perform wonders to a territory that is thousands bigger than Capiz?

  12. antenna1
    February 4, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    i think roxas can make a good president. he has very much focused on the economy and he comes up with very good timely views.

  13. February 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    @Antenna1:

    Congratulations to his spin doctors and public relations people then.

    They did a great job.

    Tell that to his fellow Capizenos though, who know Mar Roxas more than anyone else in this country.

  14. antenna1
    February 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    “spin” and “public relations” is part and parcel of life since forever. the more important point is whether they are true or not. preference for a candidate is in large part driven by what you see and what you hear. it is legitimate and does not take anything away from roxas or any candidate.

    these are tools used to communicate, may the best man/woman wins.

  15. blades
    February 4, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    roxas is one of the more intelligent presidentiables. he makes sense most of the time.

  16. pinkytoes
    February 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

    natatawa naman ako don — wag daw iboto si roxas kasi hindi nakatulong sa roxas city. e ano naman sa kin yon? hindi naman ako taga roxas city. mas importante yung mga ginawa ni mar roxas para sa bayan, sa buong pilipinas hindi yung don lang sa roxas city.

  17. JP Anthony Cuñada
    February 6, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Wawam, as to your last question, I have answered them already. Kindly browse through our conversation again.

    I suggest pinkytoes and antenna1 do the same.

  18. February 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    bilib na bilib ako noon kay sen mar. pero with this performance of his, mukhang nahawa na siya sa syota nyang showbiz broadcaster na emotional and melodramatic, pero puro one-sided editorials, shallow, illogical, and self-serving arguments.

    ang lakas talaga makahawa ng mga taga-media. either sila ang nagiging politiko, o iniimpluwensiyahan nila ang mga ito.

    sayang si mar!

  19. Abu Baguinda
    March 10, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Well its a very good expression of sentiments of feelings for the Govt. of Gloria Arroyo, which I agree with Sen Mar Roxas that this is a Govt. of No conscience at all. She still wishes to stay for power until 2010 why? She has a lot of money right now stealing from the people …? or still not enough…? What kind of Parents did he has? How did his parents rare him? May be his parents abuse him when she was young? Abuse of Money …when ever she cries for his parents, because they are rich people but still likes more and more and more! PUTANG INA! Pls Stop CHA-CHA, We are not your parents giving everything which you like to please. We Filipino people are dying every day, we can read in the news of suicide because of hunger. Filipino people don’t need Spoiled brat like you Gloria Arroyo. Pulse Asia say -10 ratings. for you, we don’t need your Govt, what is important is the People within the Philippines . What we need is a Leader of Conscience. SEN MAR ROXAS Mabuhay ka!

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