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Election circus comes to town
hayao | March 21, 2007 at 08:27 pmby
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Movie stars, divided families, failed coup plotters and friends turning against each other make the May midterm elections in the Philippines seem more like a gaudy soap opera than an exercise in democracy.
It would come as no surprise that in the Philippines, the citizen are used to experiencing what seems to be a recurring, national drama. The highly-colorful and tauted Philippine election has an infectious and affecting nature, it is ill-ridden to even describe it, that it seems that real change or remedy hoped for by the people has not been realized. Only when the nation and its people find the cure to treat this debilitating sickness, only when political will is pushed through will we ever see change.
Changing the people who occupy seats in the government is important, especially if it would be for the better. But changing it with new ones who are themselves also but wearing the same old clothes, sporting the same old tricks and follies would not be of great help though.
It is just hoped that the cure would not be an anesthesia, a kind of medicine that would provide artificial and temporary relief to give us a feeling of numbness so we won't feel anything no matter how painful things are going on. It is no rocket science indeed, and hope is the only word that could be uttered for now. Hope that one day, there would be a cure to our misery.