KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS : The reality of Philippine politicians PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 September 2012 14:14

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Mark 10:43-44, the Holy Bible).
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THE REALITY OF PHILIPPINE POLITICIANS: Is the “alignment” of the National Unity Party (NUP), which is composed of congressmen who were allies of former President Arroyo, with the Liberal Party (LP) of President Aquino, who run on a platform of running after the former president, good or bad for the Philippines?

Will the signing of a projected coalition agreement between the NUP and the LP—in reality the main protagonists in the 2010 presidential elections—mean a better life for Filipinos or what?

Whatever one may call the budding alliance between the NUP and the LP, something stands out in this previously-unthinkable merger: our politicians will forever remain politicians, looking only after their own interests, not really maintaining loyalties to any other politician.

After a politician gets down from power, none of those who professed loyalties and sang hosannas to high heavens to him or to her can be expected remain loyal to him or to her.

All politicians of this country at any given time will always be drawn to the next most powerful politician, and it is usually just a matter of time before the same politicians will have no qualms in abandoning their relationships with any politician whose end has come.

That is the sad reality of Philippine politics. That is in fact the reality of “balimbing”—or, multi-sided—politics. It is a kind of politics that does not take into account Biblical injunctions about those wanting to be in power.
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HACKING PROVES CYBERCRIME LAW INUTILE: If hackers and computer criminals cannot be prevented in the hacking of important government websites despite the signing into law of the Cybercrime Law, or Republic Act 10175, it is clear that only ordinary Internet users—in short, the good citizens—who will bear the brunt and the inanities of the new cyber regulations.

As in the case of loose firearms, only those who legally use their computers and their Internet connections will be subject to the law and its harsh provisions, not the hackers

As in the case of loose firearms, the hacking of the websites just the other day proved that the law is really toothless in pursuing cybercrimes, and holding responsible those who committed them. If we are looking for proof that the Cybercrime Law is really useless and will penalize only the good guys, this is it!
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SINGER ANDY WILLIAMS, 84: So, “Moon River” singer Andy Williams is dead at 84. Our condolences to his love ones, but I am thankful to God, in the name of Jesus, that I was given an opportunity to see him perform, here in the Philippines, about three to four years earlier. Even if he was already very old, Andy Williams remained a performer who could wow audiences.
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