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I love mudslinging, but exert some extra effort please!

Here is an e-mail I received from a colleague. I am copying it in here verbatim. I’d make a few comments but that would be all for now.

(WARNING: The sender/originator of the e-mail is stupid!)

i hope the Pinoy voter chooses wisely and if this is talagang kawawa ang bansa natin. please pass on.
vote wisely please and pray for our country!!
FACT— VILLAR HAS A MINIMUM OF 40 TV SPOTS A DAY AT A COST OF P10 MILLION EVERY DAY THE PAST 5 MONTHS FOR A TOTAL COST OF P1.5 BILLION – AND THAT IS NOT COUNTING HIS EXPENSES ON RADIO, DOLPHY, WILLLIE REVILLAME ETC, ETC AND THE ELECTION OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN PERIOD HAS NOT EVEN STARTED – THEY  SAY HIS BUDGET IS P20 BILLION AND ALL FOR A JOB THAT PAYS P200 THOUSAND A YEAR!
LEADING NEWSPAPERS MENTIONED THAT THIS LEVEL OF SPENDING HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN PHILIPPINE POLITICS, IT IS OUTRAGEOUS AND SHAMEFUL.  THIS IS NOT ALSO NATIONALISTA PARTY MONEY THIS IS JUST VILLAR’S MONEY, SO WHAT WE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT HERE IS ONE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS A PERSONAL BUDGET OF 20 BILLION JUST TO BECOME A PRESIDENT.  THE REST OF THE CAST OF THE SO CALLED NATIONALISTA BANDWAGON ARE MERE HIGHLY PAID ROLE PLAYERS, THAT’S WHY ITS A POLITICAL CIRCUS, WITH ALL POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND COLORS (LEFTIST, FACIST, IDEALISTS, RED, WHITE, BLUE, ORANGE , ETC) PACKAGED IN ONE BASKET.
QUESTION – —-HE SAYS HE IS A GOOD BUSINESSMAN – AND IF HE IS, I  WONDER WHERE HE EXPECTS TO GET HIS RETURN ON HIS AT LEAST P20 BILLIION  INVESTMENT.   WHAT KIND OF RETURN WILL VILLAR EXPECT – – —GIVEN THE  HIGH RISK OF THIS UNDERTAKING,  HE PROBABLY EXPECTS A GOOD RETURN – MAYBE  DOUBLE OR TRIPLE HIS MONEY IN SIX YEARS SAY TO P60 BILLION.
DO YOU BELIEVE VILLAR WHEN HE SAYS THAT HIS INTENTION IS JUST TO SERVE.  FIRST OF ALL IF HE DOES NOT INTEND TO RECOVER THE 20 BILLION HE SPENT, THEN HE IS NOT A GOOD BUSINESSMAN AFTER ALL.  SECOND.. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL AND MOTIVATING ABOUT BEING THE HIGHEST RANKED PUBLIC SERVANT THAT YOU NEED TO SPEND 20 BILLION JUST TO GET IT – THE ONLY BELIEVABLE AND LOGICAL ANSWER IS THAT YOU WILL GET BACK WHAT YOU SPENT TEN TIMES BY CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE.  IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE THEN VILLAR IS NOT FIT TO BECOME PRESIDENT, HE IS MENTALLY IMBALANCED.
THE RETURN —- TOTAL ESTIMATED BUDGET OF THE GOVERNMENT OVER THE NEXT 6 years IS P10 TRILLION WITH ABOUT P1 TRILLION  DISCRETIONARY – IF VILLAR MAKES C5 AND TAGA ON THE P1TRILLIO OF 20% … hmmmm THATS P200 BILLION ON AN INVESTMENT OF P20 BILLION – HMMM VILLAR IS  ONE SMART BUSINESSMAN.
BUT WAIT A MINUTE, THIS IS JUST VILLAR’S SHARE WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE CAST AND ROLE PLAYERS DO YOU THINK THEY WILL JUST BE HAPPY AND CONTENTED JUST LOOKING AT VILLAR WITH 200 BILLION IN HIS POCKET.  OF COURSE MEYRON DIN SILA.  LET’S NOT FORGET THAT THE ARROYOS AND MACAPAGALS WILL STIL BE AROUND, THIS IS 100% SURE.  THEREFORE, TULOY ANG CORRUPTION HOLIDAY , GUARANTEED 6 YEARS AND MAYBE INDEFINITELY SHOULD THEY SUCCEED IN AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION.  DIOS KO PO, MAAWA NAMAN KAYO SA BANSA NATIN, SA SARILI NATIN, SA MGA ANAK NATIN, WAG NAMAN NATING HAYAAN MANGYARI ANG BANGUNGOT NA TO.
WHAT’S THE IMPACT ON THE POOR? – P200 BILLION THAT WILL CONSERVATIVELY BE LOST TO CORRUPTION AS A PAYBACK TO VILLAR’s CAMPAIGN  EXPENSES  CAN PAY FOR 40,000 CLASSROOMS TO SOLVE THE SHORTAGE PLUS, CREATE A MICRO LENDING FUND THAT CAN GENERATE 3.2 million jobs – CORRUPTION IS THE CAUSE OF POVERTY!
IT DOES NOT TAKE A GENIUS TO FIGURE THIS OUT.
PLEASE PASS…. PARA DI NA TAYO MALOKO ULIT.
i hope the Pinoy voter chooses wisely and if this is talagang kawawa ang bansa natin. please pass on. vote wisely please and pray for our country!!

Just a quick note on the above e-mail:

  1. I hate people sending unsubstantiated e-mails. It’s just frustrating.
  2. 2. Unsubstantiated e-mails are one thing, and erroneous e-mails are even another! Check out the very glaring errors in the e-mail: PHP200,000 annual salary for the president, “Nationalista” party, “the C5 and Taga” argument, and all the logical fallacies one can ever commit. FYI: Executive Order 611 authorises a 10% increase on the salary of government employees including the President of the Republic of the Philippines. EO 611 amends Republic Act 6758, and provides a monthly salary for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of PHP 63,525. Multiply this figure by 13 (including the 13th month pay of all employees) is waaaaaaay more than 200,000. Stupid.
  3. I could probably toelarate 1 and 2, but the ALL-CAPS is just unforgivable! If you want a credible article, observe grammar rules, or at least try to pretend you do!

Guys, I would love to witness and participate in mudslinging (this is just fun!) but at the very least, I hope there is some sort of quality and sense. The e-mail above is not only unsubstantiated, it’s glaringly erroneous!

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