Saturday, October 27, 2007

Executive Clemency. A Joke?


First of all, I am but stating only my opinion.

Erap's Pardon did not come as a surprise. It was a carefully manipulated stunt to make people believe that it was an act of mercy. After Erap's acceptance of the legitimacy of the Presidency, what could be a better gift or should I say bribe than to give him his much needed freedom? After being tried and proven guilty? The government should have known better. They can no longer fool the people especially after scandals and controversies alternating to happen. The public is no longer privy of the political movie that is unfolding in our very eyes and being shown on the television.

I personally do not like Erap. If there could have been a better choice for a President of our country, it would neither be Erap nor Gloria. They are champions of their own ways of trickery and politicking. Why can't they stop bickering and attend to far important things such as security, economy and resolutions of the scandals?

I am very tired. Tired of our political system. Tired of those seated in the government. Tired of the all the problems that doesn't seem to have a solution.

I am hoping that in the next election, the voters will know better. We really have to choose the right leader. A leader who is as competent as he is morally upright. That is what we need, if we want a better Philippines.

11 comments:

LORD MANILA STONE said...

nice essay you have here about erap's clemency, it must be a clear-cut showcase of how much bribery and political recidivism have taken it's toll on the poor Filipino's, is there still hope for us? well...^^

ex link granted, you can check out my site, it was a pleasure

arjay said...

"It was a carefully manipulated stunt..." - sapul! i think so too!

zerovoltage said...

i've the same sentiments, i try not to get into it and just hope someone better comes along (yeah right ;P).

thanks for visiting btw :)

irel said...

hello thanks for dropping by @ my site:) i wanted to post the message on your tagboard but unfortunately, i cannot i couldn't find the form to fill in but I can see your tagboard very well but not the form only the messages people left.:) yes sure we can ex links.I will add yours after this and hopefully u can add mine too:)

karmi said...

sana lang nga next elections eh magisip na ang mga noypi sa kung sino ang iboboto...

arjay said...

@irel - try using IE i had the same problems when i used my Opera browser.

Ms. Vessa said...

Hi there. You have such an interesting blog... And thanks for the visit and comment.

Anyway, I think that Erap have lost his dignity and pride (things that was left of him) by just accepting the said pardon. Kumbaga, naging praktikal na lang siya.

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crazed_heck said...

to everyone: whether or not its the right thing to do (the pardon), still our system sucks and our public servants are only selfish personal servants - servents of their own personal motives and gains.

zerovoltage said...

hey, i'm ok with the link exchange :) i'll add you up later ... my net speed here at home is so sloooowww ... that's why i'm usually unresponsive on weekends.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Sa totoo lang, nakakaawa na ang ating mahal na bansa.

They pursued the case for years...then this! Ano? Hilo?

Nakakadismaya talaga! And i kid you not!

Kritiko said...

accept it. this is how our justice system works. they convicted erap just to have his clemency. really really interesting.