No pun intended. As if the money that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, et al. hoarded is not enough, the Filipino people will now pay to have doctors from other countries flown in to treat her of this rare bone disease that she is suffering from. I like to think it’s not KARMA in layman’s language.
This rather puts the government in a position where: 1. They let her travel abroad (and not surprisingly, she chooses the countries which we don’t have extradition treaty with), spend her own money (which essentially is our money too, given she and her family reek of corruption) and go on happy hiding. 2. NOT let her travel and let the Filipino people pay for her doctors so she stays put and hopefully we live to see justice served. Doubt it.
The death of Senator Bong Revilla’s half-brother, Ramgen Revilla turned out to be one scriptwriter’s dream for a plot. It’s so littered with motives that if indeed it turns into an afternoon soap, it will rival Mara Clara and Days of Our Lives. Well, considering how Ramona “Mara” Revilla appeared on her video, I don’t think she will be casted by ABS CBN (since they say they got the exclusive on this). Bad acting. Forgets her lines. Nuff said.
Whatever is going on with the Maguindanao Massacre proceedings? Are the evidences and witnesses still INSUFFICIENT? That devil’s work happened last year and the proceedings started this year, but seems like it hasn’t much progressed since they started. As I see it, those hideous people involved will rather have themselves hanged by their just-as-hideous balls than be put behind bars.
And from all these negativity, comes a flicker of positive vibe from no less than Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Her proposed Anti-Epal Bill or formally referred to as Senate Bill 1967— “An Act Prohibiting Public Officers from Claiming Credit through Signage Announcing a Public Works Project is backed by the government, the church and the people, who are seriously pissed at these appointed/elected officials who showcase their faces on tarpaulins for their ongoing projects; as though we should applaud them for actually working and giving back to us what we pay them in essence.
I remember this sprawling tarpaulin at the newly-constructed footbridge in Libis last year: “Salamat po, Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo para sa footbridge na ito”. It was so infuriating!
Why in hell should I thank her? I should thank her for at least giving us those bloody footbridges, that women who wear skirts can actually fall prey to perverts lurking under the steps? I should praise her for that effin’ footbridge when she and her entourage have wolfed down a meal worth US$20,000?! It is indecent. It is downright OBSCENE. And I should thank her for those footbridges. Thank.My.Ass.
Now that I got that out of the way, here is Senator Miriam’s light side. Just a breather that I need.