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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:47 pm 
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I've noticed that there is a big hoopla over Nievera's rendition of the Philippine anthem by policians. But why isn't there more outrage now and previously for politicians using the taxpayers money to go to Vegas and be at the Pacquiao fights. I know corruption happens everywhere, but if this happens in the US, these politician would be destroyed by the media and public and likely jailed.

I am Fil-American born in the Philippines and grew up in the States. I remember how corruption is a way of life there, but personnaly for me I believe democracy is dead or very much dying in the Philipppines. What's now in place is simply just smoke and mirrors (i.e. this artificial outrage over the national anthem to distract the public).

I love Manny but I do believe that he is being used by the ruling elites of the country to distract the public as well. And I get the sense that Manny also understands the status quo and will have likely will have to play the system to promote his political aspirations.

I'm just looking at the situation through the other side of the window, so I would to hear what you guys think.

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:10 pm 
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maybe its a case of too much democracy. we celebrated over our so called revolutions, but all it really was is a changing of the guard. different leaders, same culture of corruption. its become so much of a norm, that most people just ignore it.

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