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If you are feeling depressed or down and you are in need of a good laugh, I suggest you resort to the best source of laughter with comedic proportions (whatever that means!) — the Philippine political arena. Yes, the Philippine politics is probably one of the best sources of a good laugh, or at the very least, a good way to temporarily escape from the complexities of life.

Remember how busy the Filipinos became during Erap’s impeachment trial? The quotabilities (only in this blog, hehehe) of witnesses’ statements and lawyers’ and senators’ questioning are just amazing. I liked watching the televised impeachment trial more than I liked watching a Korean telenovela. Oh, and let me not forget how funny Jun Lozada’s testimony was. Imagine, he’s saying the government or the police is threatening his life through text messages! Hehehe. He even called a press conference for that. (What was funny about this is not just he being threatened through text messages but when he was asked by the press to show the message, he told them he already deleted them. Right!)

Anyway, the fast-approaching 2010 elections is just a comic relief in this very serious world. Look at the following:

  • The COMELEC is making a fuss out of the ruling party’s declaration of Gilbert Teodoro as it’s standard bearer. They are saying, it’s not yet in the election calendar, i.e., a party is not yet allowed to make such decisions. BUT look at Noynoy Aquino’s announcement that he will run for the presidency… nope, COMELEC is mum about it. What the f— ?! Also, didn’t LP already declared the Aquino-Roxas tandem? Why are they not making any issues on that? Just funny…
  • The opposition is afraid of the possibility of a failure of elections. And because of this, they are thinking of passing a law that will make a provision for a transition president in case a failure of election indeed is realized. Grabe, saan ka pa?!
  • Romulo, the DFA secretary, apparently expressed his support, through text, to Noynoy’s candidacy. Noynoy, who’s so eager to say administration people are supporting him announced to the public that Romulo is indeed supporting him. (Hay naku…) And because of that, Malacanang announced that those in the Cabinet who’s not supporting the administration’s bet should resign. (Makes sense — if you are in the Cabinet, it only makes sense that you should support it’s bet because you are suppose to be carrying and upholding the same policies.) E kasi naman… Why you be expressing your support to your opposition if you are actively serving the administration? As for Noynoy, why would he have to announce something in public if the statement was made in confidence?

Sa election pa lang yan! The totality of Philippine politics is even funnier.

  1. Erap and Lacson who were once side-by-side in politics are now the most celebrated foes in the arena.
  2. Wowowee is thinking if he is going to enter politics.
  3. Poe’s daughter is being eyed by the opposition to run for the Senate.
  4. Erap is reaaaally serious on running for reelection. (And the administration is saying he can’t because he resigned — and that he was not coerced nor  intimidated by anyone. Hehehe.)

philpol

Politics…

  • social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power; “office politics is often counterproductive”
  • the study of government of states and other political units
  • the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs
  • the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
  • the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government; “unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years”; “government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics”

Bow.

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