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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:58 pm 
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GOTCHA
By Jarius Bondoc

"Vigilantes and cops are killing for thrill. Communist and Islamist rebels kidnap at will. Life is cheapened, as thousands of murders stay unsolved and half-a-million firearms loose. Many more suffer hunger and homelessness, in recurrent natural and man-made disasters. State services are declining, most palpably in poor transportation, consumer price spikes, drug addiction, pollution, and overcrowded jails. Simple driver’s license cards are in short supply; more so vaccines, vehicle registration plates, and passports. Bureaucrats are busy plundering. Citizens are left prey to official extortion and abuse. Court rulings are for sale. A supermajority controls Congress, yet has passed no law; the opposition is inept if not coopted. Only a hundred families control 40 percent of the national wealth. Ten million educated folk are forced to work abroad, mostly as house servants. Youths face bleak futures. It's been this way for years.
The Philippines is lost. It used to be the second briskest democracy in East Asia. Now it is third from bottom of the 10 ASEAN countries, in the Fragile States Index 2016. Only slightly better than Myanmar and Cambodia, it is in the same class as Laos. It is even among the 67 most unstable in the world.

In that listing of failing states, Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Rep., Sudan, and Yemen are worst off socially, economically, and politically. Following closely are Syria, Chad, Congo, Afghanistan, and Haiti. The lower the ranking, the higher the likelihood of failure.

Myanmar, No. 26, is on “Alert” status. Cambodia, 46, Philippines, 54, and Laos, 55, are on “High Warning” for failure.

Thailand, 74, is only on “Elevated Warning,” along with Indonesia, 86, and Vietnam, 106. Malaysia, 115, and Brunei, 123, are on “Warning.” Among ASEAN members, only Singapore, 161, is listed as “Most Stable,”alongside South Korea, Japan, the United States, Slovenia, and Britain.

Notably, ASEAN observer Timor Leste, 35, is not far below the Philippines, which had helped build its government after independence from Indonesia.
Every year for 12 years running, the US-based Fund for Peace lists the wobbliest to sturdiest states. Twelve indicators of a failing state are used:

• Social – mounting demographic pressures; massive displacement of refugees, creating severe humanitarian emergencies; widespread vengeance-seeking group grievance; chronic and sustained human flight;
• Economic – uneven development along group lines; severe decline;
• Political – Criminalization and/or de-legitimization of the state; deterioration of public services; suspension or arbitrary application of law, widespread human rights abuses; security apparatus operating as a “state within a state”; rise of factionalized elites; and intervention of external political agents.

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Is there a way out of the sinkhole?

First step is to admit that the Philippines is in a mess not because of geography, climate, or culture – but politics. Through the years it has built wrong systems. Elections and government forms do not prod but retard progress. The same clans get to hold national and local government posts. They use power further to enrich and entrench themselves. The poorest of their constituents subsist on food aid.

Filipinos need to build good government. The best and brightest leave the godforsaken land to the political elite and their diehards. Still, more opt to stay and practice noble professions and run clean businesses. As taxpayers they must make their leaders want change – or else face a tax revolt. With no tax collections, there would be nothing to steal.

Filipinos must discard bad officials. New technologies and social media can help expose them. If there’s a potent way to punish the corrupt and abusive, it’s public shaming. Crowd sourcing can bare kickbacks and pork barrels, vested interests and sold court decisions. Ostracism of perpetrators can follow.

There is much talk of federal-parliamentary shift. Solutions lie in new political set-ups. But citizens cannot leave the switching to the old politicos. Left to themselves the elite will only mangle reforms. Through concerted action, citizens can make them transparent and answerable.

Filipinos have gambled on a dictatorial type President. Problem is, he tends to forget or easily tire of the people's many expectations. He can’t tell off appointee-pals who are moneymakers and non-performers. He listens only to his small circle of Palace courtiers. Of late he has said it is not his style to dwell on the mistakes of past administrations – meaning, there would be no justice and solution to onerous anti-people state contracts. His friends who decently avoided political appointments would do well to remind him of their original ideals.

After the political reforms must come jobs, education, and justice. Loose firearms must be put under control once and for all. Rule of law must be made to take root. The state must invest in training the youth and labor force for gainful employment in the age of high tech and automation, not remain as servants, fixers, and unskilled peons. The administration sees massive employment via infrastructure building. It is an excellent way to employ people here and now. But Filipinos must watch closely so that the state contracts and foreign loans do not get padded with the usual kickbacks. For that matter, if Congress must be let to restore the death penalty, then the first offense in the list should be plunder, with narco-trafficking only second."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Why no one wants to comment on here? Is there too many fcking stupid fcks really live with their fcking stupid beliefs and stands here? This such shame was another remarkable milestone by Poodut and his admin in less than 9 months, lmao. Ah, those fcking stupid electorate and fcking stupid and croc candidates! I'm tired of knowing these kind of earthlings whose always taking advantage of the masa. When will y'all ever learn? Come on, Pinoy folks, this is the reality! This is the results of the overwhelming incompetence, power-tripping, selective prosecution and arrogant leadership. It seems y'all always underestimate the power of stupidity, this is the embodiment of what is wrong with your politics. Every sane man in the world can see this PH country like getting raped and abused continually. The PH is already under a dictatorship but no one in Poodut's minions seems to be aware of it, let alone alarmed by it. The fact is, that old man is a failure. It is known, false leaders like to boast about how great they are, that is why he made a misrepresentation of Davao. Do you really believe he's telling the truth? With his flip-flopping style he's telling you that he doesn't really believe his own words. He stopped his war on drugs, why? Because he realized it's a failure? Then, why he forced himself to relaunches it? Is it because he has nothing to offer but reign of terror and death to cover up his incompetence. Now the insane man says not even the Supreme Court could stop him if he wanted to declare martial law. Wow. This country badly needs economic reforms! Filipino people needs more jobs and opportunities! Is that the only solutions he could think of? Now, can you honestly say that this country is in good hands? Being surrounded by crocs and idi ots, how can this type of leader stop this country from sinking deeper?
Oh yeah, the time of terrible reckoning will come soon.

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Duterpwe: “sinabi ko na sa inyo na wag nyo ako iboto."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:19 pm 
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How did the Philippines collapse from being the second most progressive country in Southeast Asia (vying behind Japan) to a third-world country amassing billions of debt in the course of a couple of decades?

https://www.quora.com/How-did-the-Philippines-collapse-from-being-the-second-most-progressive-country-in-Southeast-Asia-vying-behind-Japan-to-a-third-world-country-amassing-billions-of-debt-in-the-course-of-a-couple-of-decades


Whew, it's unbelievable this old arrogant man with the help of incompetent crocs and morons can totally sunk a country in less than 9 months.
“If u want to address d drug problem in d PH,you're not doing too good by murderng people in d streets.” - HRW Emergencies Dir Peter Bouckaert

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Duterpwe: “sinabi ko na sa inyo na wag nyo ako iboto."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:56 pm 
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Past administration didn't do shyt you retard. I blame the yellow retards and mofo Filipinos themselves for the mess. Because we only have ourselves to blame you dummy. Du30 can't fix the mofo years of rampant drug abuse, corruption and in fact admit it. You want to go back to the years when absolutely nothing was done to curb the problems of drugs and corruption. In fact you were happy when they yellow retards were running the show. You ****** spastic!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:20 pm 
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Numero uno wrote:
Past administration didn't do shyt you retard. I blame the yellow retards and mofo Filipinos themselves for the mess. Because we only have ourselves to blame you dummy. Du30 can't fix the mofo years of rampant drug abuse, corruption and in fact admit it. You want to go back to the years when absolutely nothing was done to curb the problems of drugs and corruption. In fact you were happy when they yellow retards were running the show. You ****** spastic!



Get out from your cave, Poodutard! Poodut isn't a nationalist nor a reformist. He's just more of a bandit-minded leader just like Kublai Khan err just like Mao, Hitler, Stalin and Lenin who wants his bank accounts padded through dictatorship and corruption. Of course, he's doing his best to distract everyone from his own failures, incompetence and criminal acts. His justice system is selective. Wake up!

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Duterpwe: “sinabi ko na sa inyo na wag nyo ako iboto."
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:29 pm 
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Keep Punching wrote:
Numero uno wrote:
Past administration didn't do shyt you retard. I blame the yellow retards and mofo Filipinos themselves for the mess. Because we only have ourselves to blame you dummy. Du30 can't fix the mofo years of rampant drug abuse, corruption and in fact admit it. You want to go back to the years when absolutely nothing was done to curb the problems of drugs and corruption. In fact you were happy when they yellow retards were running the show. You ****** spastic!



Get out from your cave, Poodutard! Poodut isn't a nationalist nor a reformist. He's just more of a bandit-minded leader just like Kublai Khan err just like Mao, Hitler, Stalin and Lenin who wants his bank accounts padded through dictatorship and corruption. Of course, he's doing his best to distract everyone from his own failures, incompetence and criminal acts. His justice system is selective. Wake up!



OA mo pre. Galing ka mag over react. Ano ka bakla? hitler, stalin mukha mo. bading ka no! takot ka kay Du30? bakit bakla ka o drug lord sige higupin mo ang Shabu. Bayot!

I don't fear Du30 at all. Unlike you *****.

Bring back martial law and death penalty.

They must pay for their stupidity and strike real fear into these criminal elements. Who do not respect the LAW anymore.

If you wanna be a bading scared of Du30 then that's not my problem.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:55 pm 
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The yellow Media hide the reality for 6 years and it was exposed by Duterte.

By the the yellow Media itself :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:10 pm 
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WHEN DID THE PHILIPPINES BECAME THE 3RD WORST ASEAN COUNTRY?

WAS IT ONLY RECENTLY AFTER DIGONG ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY?

OR HAVE WE BEEN WORST MUCH LONGER THAN THAT?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:43 pm 
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jhon515 wrote:
WHEN DID THE PHILIPPINES BECAME THE 3RD WORST ASEAN COUNTRY?

WAS IT ONLY RECENTLY AFTER DIGONG ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY?

OR HAVE WE BEEN WORST MUCH LONGER THAN THAT?


I guess, since cory edsa assumed ofis til her abnoy son and inherited by pres. digong lately!! just my own observation, bro.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:40 am 
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Navy Blue wrote:
jhon515 wrote:
WHEN DID THE PHILIPPINES BECAME THE 3RD WORST ASEAN COUNTRY?

WAS IT ONLY RECENTLY AFTER DIGONG ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY?

OR HAVE WE BEEN WORST MUCH LONGER THAN THAT?


I guess, since cory edsa assumed ofis til her abnoy son and inherited by pres. digong lately!! just my own observation, bro.


Really , well - Since 2010, GDP growth under President Benigno S. Aquino III was an average of 6.2 percent — the highest in four decades, and coinciding with the Great Recession. GDP is projected to increase more than six percent this year and next. By contrast, average GDP growth in the country was 4.4 percent between 1999 and 2009. Clearly, Aquino’s ‘medicine’ for the Philippines has worked very well.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:00 am 
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dan44 wrote:
The yellow Media hide the reality for 6 years and it was exposed by Duterte.

By the the yellow Media itself :lol:


Truly, the world of mainstream media , including respected foreign news bureaus, international news organizations which have been around for decades have become yellow, and so this has given rise to fly by night sites, blogs like those of Mocha Uson, Sassot , which disseminate alternative facts.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:46 am 
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jhon515 wrote:
WHEN DID THE PHILIPPINES BECAME THE 3RD WORST ASEAN COUNTRY?

WAS IT ONLY RECENTLY AFTER DIGONG ASSUMED THE PRESIDENCY?

OR HAVE WE BEEN WORST MUCH LONGER THAN THAT?


It started in the martial law years. The edsa revolution was meant to get us back on track. But due to the incompetency of cory, we still fell behind. Well, noone really expected that a bankrupt goverment could recover for just 6 years. But at least we got democracy so we're on the right derection. Ramos almost did a miracle, but fate faild him: the asian economy crashed. Then by goodness sake erap won :shock: . Then succeded by the 2nd most corrupt philippine government of gloria arroyo. By this time, the Philippines seemed very comfortable in the cellar :( . Then hallelujah. Pnoy almost drove a clean government and revitalised the economy. At this moment it seemed that we were seeing a glimmer of hope :) . And then out of nowhere, dgong won :shock: the dollar went back up to 50 pesos and the country is sliding back down in the cellar.

Wala na ata talagang pag-asa ang pinas :(


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Keep Punching is the worst member of pacland, and the worst kind of Filipino along with Antonio Trillanes, Leila De Lima, Benigno Aquino, and other stupid idiots like them :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:13 pm 
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3rd? not bad that's an improvement from being number 1 worst asean country. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:49 pm 
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This is one of those stupid "bait-for-click" articles out there.
The writer pinpoints the Philippines as #54 in the 2016 Fragile States Index
But he/she failed to mention that in 2014 Philippines was #52 and in 2015 #48.

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