1st-Apluma!: Some things are better left unsaid PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 October 2011 15:57

BY Ismael Amigo

Flashback: President Benigno Aquino has allegedly thumbed down for the third straight time on plans to tinker with the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. The reason is, that will still sound or tantamount to changing the Charter or cha-cha, which, former PGMA’s detractors before who are now in power, banked on for arsenals in bashing her administration. “No to Cha-Cha!” they said before “everything is fine with the Philippine Charter.” That’s a very fine line that President Noy is trying to do a balancing act specially that House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Tuesday the House of Representatives will discuss this coming week and find out if amending the economic provisions of the Constitution would benefit the country in the near future.
Every which way you look at it, it smells Cha-Cha.

“Congress will continue its efforts to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution despite the reluctance of President Aquino to pursue Charter change,” a newspaper quoted House leaders as saying.

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Some things are better left unsaid.

That, you would say perhaps to US Ambassador Harry Thomas, Jr. regarding his most recent nay, scathing remark on Philippine tourism.
Forty percent (40%) is a big chunk in a pie whatever it may be, be it a pizza pie or Pinay pie.

And that’s exactly what the good ambassador is referring to (the latter). A big chunk of Pinay pie use to cater to Philippine tourism.
And that’s very sad especially if those words came from no other than a dignified foreign dignitary.

Ambassador Thomas’ claims indeed seem so harried. He said that 40% of Philippine male tourists come to visit our country just for sex tourism.
That is a vexing statement to say the least.    

Even to civil society or simple citizens of the Philippines, those statements would seem like a dagger rammed down on our very senses.
Thusly, senators seem unsatisfied with the assurance from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that “the statements were not as bad as reported.”

They are now pressing for an explanation from no other Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. himself regarding his claims on sex tourism in the country.

During the hearing on the DFA’s proposed P10.988-billion budget for 2012, Senators Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero reiterated their call for Secretary Albert del Rosario to seek further clarification, not only from the US embassy but from Thomas himself on his claims.

Malacanang has also stepped into the picture and is pressing Thomas to show and explain where he got the basis of his data, or where it came from.
Sex tourism is not an “epidemic” endemic only to the Philippines, the good Ambassador from the US of A to the Philippines should know this.

It’s a basic instinct for the male population to “experience” whenever the opportunity beckons or when Adam’s son is visiting another country.

And this reality is better left unsaid. A real man will not do that, publicly announce such matters. Surely, this will not add up positively one’s foreign portfolio.
What if we’ll also announce to the whole wide world that the US of A is the world’s biggest supplier of sex-loaded songs, movies, and other things of moral decadence?

We don’t say that, of course.

But whatever it is, this seems to be a good followup to this predecessor’s remark on Wikileaks that our dear Chief Executive is a “weakling President” just like his mother.

Again, some things are better left unsaid. — Email esns03@yahoo.com
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