This current brouhaha which is a chopseuy of competing vested interests is nothing new. Ngayon nyo lang nalaman? Or dati nyo nang alam at kayo ay bagbubulag-bulagan? O talagang sadyang tanga? Whatever reason people had to vote for Noynoy Aquno – there’s no running away from the effect of their vote and the continuity of events leading to these endless soppy Hispanic telenovela called Philippine politics.
I so want to be wrong on how the Aquino administration will turn out, BUT the realities on the ground are telling a different story. Noynoy Aquino has not even been sworn in – and yet the shenanigans have already started – as previously predicted.
If you’ve heard of fictional novels that were mirrored later on in real-life or as they “life imitates art” – this is one of those.
Back to the Future
Do these sound familiar?
* Too much bureaucracy and delegation – operational paralysis through excessive committee meetings
* A “keep your head down” mentality – yan ang ating tadhana, dun tayo sa panalo
* Lack of relevant citizens initiative – more wowowee than comprehensive debates
* Reluctance to review what we do – that’s so antipinoy, why keep on mocking us
* Unclear vision and direction – platitudes, motherhood statements and more platitudes
* “Can’t do” attitudes – we are weak therefore we can’t think.. WTF
* Defensive attitudes – questions and concerns perceived as attacks
* Lack of clarity of roles – What exactly is a fiscalizer? What is the role of a voter in the value chain of governance?
* Public officials and employees don’t do their job
* Festering, chronic conflicts – Ampatuan, Nantes, Hyatt 10 and Kamaganak Inc.
Of course, they are familiar. That’s our current reality – and it’s not about to change for the better.
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Remember this folks?
Who is the loser now?
And now, I am gloating, I am rubbing it in!!! 😆
2010 Marks The Birth of the Failippines and the Failipino Shitizen
The yellow zombies boast that Pres. Elect Aquino had 40% of the votes. I am in the mood for nitpicking and let’s blow this sucker of a 40% out of the water.
Wikipedia lists the latest 2010 election results below:
While Noynoy has 40% of total valid votes cast, he actually has only 24% of total registered voters.
Let’s compare this to Erap’s win, which some experts say was topped off by Aquino’s win.
We then come up with the following table which compares the election counting results.
What the numbers tell us is this:
The 2010 elections had a low turnout – 57% compared to the 1998 elections at 79%.
Aquino may have the higher percentage of total votes versus total turnout BUT he has the lowest percentage of total votes versus total registered voters.
Estrada still has the highest percentage of total votes versus registered voters.
Suddenly the significance of the “overwhelming majority” isn’t that significant at all – the mountain is actually a molehill.
And we have yet to factor in the dismal results of the candidates voted for by said “overwhelming majorities”.
It is an epic performance failure – and we haven’t sworn in Aquino yet.
The best (in a bizarro Failipino sense) is yet to come!
The yellow zombies, DeQuiros, Quezons, Tordedesillas, Buencaminos, Margallos, Gagelonia, Cugtases of the world… tough luck, walang pagsisi sa simula, suckers!