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“utak wang-wang” is a winner

coming from the first SONA of aquino where he hit the home run on the use of “wang-wang” which caught everyone’s imagination and yes attention. he made use of that to go into a new term – “utak wang-wang”. this is a winner.

utak wang-wang very much defines what is very wrong in philippine governance. we often hear it from others who say corruption is a way of life in the philippines, that it is endemic. it is this that aquino wants to correct or do – to remove corruption from the minds of filipinos and most specially filipino government officials.

in many ways, corruption is like the use of wang-wang (siren) in the streets by government officials. its use is rooted in the thinking, or in the utak of the government officials that they can abuse power. from abuse of power comes the thinking that they can commit acts of corruption. in fact to many of them, the thinking is that they are entitled to corruption. it is these things in the minds of government official that aquino want to take action against – to remove that kind of thinking.

  1. edesa alagadmo gordon
    July 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    sana magawa nya lahat ng nais nyang gawin na makakabuti sa ating bansa…

  2. ecogo rowela
    July 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    sang ayon ako sa mga sinabi ni PINOY sa atin magsimula tulungan nalang natin sya imbis na batikusin ang pamamahala nya ……….. by; weng

  3. Yiezhel
    July 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    its good..

  4. July 30, 2011 at 7:27 am

    But corruption is not the root of poverty. And corruption is not rooted mainly on wrong values by certain abusive officials. This mentality is rooted in the social system itself, which concentrates land, wealth, and power in the hands of an elite few while millions live in abject poverty. As our youth solon in Congress quipped, if there’s utak wang-wang we also have the greater evil of utak hacendero.

    • July 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      well! I don’t agree with you. mind you that corruption is one of the factor which leads once country being deteriorated. yes! maybe natural disaster drag the economy down, but if you will don’t mind it once country will no longer deteriorated. so my point is corruption is evil!

      • August 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

        but i totally agree with you that, yes, there is no debate about corruption being one of the problems confronting the country. 😉 but is the present administration really serious about instituting difficult reforms to address corruption head on? Its already one year and the former President has yet to be jailed (this is one of his campaign promises). moreover, there seems to be no decisive steps to push for a Freedom of Information Law which if passed would make government more transparent.

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