09 July 2011

P-Noy's Acceptable Start

P-Noy's Performance
The most vocal critics of P-Noy (President Benigno Aquino III) are always harping endlessly that he has not done anything at all in his one year of office. Qualifying this further, they will say that he has not changed anything of significance.

These people are either playing blind or simply idiotic. It is not true that P-Noy is not doing anything. It is just that he is not doing anything to further enrich and reward these critics with profitable contracts and lavish gifts.

They expect major changes from P-Noy when the basic thing that must be changed has been institutionalized in the system for nine years. Nine years of legacy that was nearly impossible to unravel and deconstruct in a very limited period.

P-Noy may have underestimated the depth of corruption that the previous administration and their priestly cohorts had dug themselves in, but an ordinary person in the street will definitely prefer his efforts and initiatives to get rid this country of dishonest civil and religious servants.

Those who profited immensely from the ghastly practices of the previous administration would like P-Noy not to pursue the past officials who act as former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s posse, but instead to focus on the task at hand and in the future. This is understandable because they don’t want to pay back the millions that they already squandered. This is bullshit.

If I have my way, I will ask the present bureaucracy to suspend what they are doing, except for emergency services, and focus on retrieving the wasteful spending of the previous administration using all means necessary and put the corrupt officials in death row. There is no need to develop new programs and projects since they will only go to naught if the previous practices and unjustified spending are not recovered. More importantly, guilty cohorts need to suffer worse than what ordinary criminals endure in city jails.

Why? Because making the corrupt and abusive officials of the previous administration is the right thing to do. Is it because they are critical to P-Noy? Of course not! This is just a testament to present initiatives of transparency and social justice. It has to do with making the guilty person answerable to the crime they committed against the country.

They used to think that they are above the law and can run the country to the ground. Well, I guess they should get use to the changes or, should I say, the prison environment.