There are so many political quotes burst out today by Philippine political figures and friends. Here are some of them:
Maria Elena Bautista-Horn
Elena Bautista-Horn: "There is a plot initiated by the PNoy administration to 'Put the Little Girl to Sleep' as revealed to us by a 'very reliable' official of the administration."
My comment: Coming from one of the most corrupt government agencies during the Arroyo administration (LTFRB and Marina), Elena Bautista-Horn is not a credible spokeswoman for the former President -in-Question Glorial Macapagal-Arroyo. I believe that what she is revealing is only a tactic to prevent the PNoy government to put Congresswoman Gloria Arroyo in a PUBLIC hospital if the Pasay Regional Trial Court favored the hospital arrest for the "Little Girl".
Edwin Lacierda, remarking on the plot: "This is a product of small minds. So much lies have been sown to the public."
My comment: I totally agree with what PNoy's spokesman said. The pronouncements of the Arroyo camp only enhance the anti-PGMA sentiments. Lalong hindi naaawa ang mga Filipino sa kanya. Nadaragdagan pa ang galit ng mga ito dahil sa mga kasinungalingang ipinalalabas ng mga nakapaligid sa kanya.
Rep. Mitos Magsaysay
Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay, on the slow pace of economic growth: "I don't think any doctor in the Palace is capable to solve problems in the economy. They need new specialists."
My comment: An Economics magna cum laude graduate from Assumption College, a master's degree graduate in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University and a doctorate in Economics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, once ruled the Palace and yet she did not uplift the economic conditions of the 90+M Filipinos for 9 long years. She was also the professor of the current ruler of Malacanang. If the teacher could not fulfill what she taught, how else is her student? This so-called expert in Economics happened to be former President-in-Question Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Former President-In-Question Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
The most advance country and the home of the most brilliant minds in the world, the USA, could not fix its financial problems, how can a developing country with politicians' little minds speed up its own growth?
Olongapo and Zambales have been interchangebly ruled by the Gordons and the Magsaysays for decades and yet little economic progress has been attained by the Zambalenos and the people of Ulo ng Apo.
Rep. Mitos Magsaysay, on PGMA's case: "A self-imposed 'gag order' shall be practiced by the public on the case of former President Arroyo specifically on the matter of where to detain her."
My comment: As a public figure, this so called 'gag order' shall first be practiced by the lawmakers of the land. They should concentrate on making better laws that will uplift the living conditions of the masses and not laws on safeguarding their own interests. They must see to it that laws are implemented and not only written and that they are equally imposed on everybody. They should draft a law that impose limitation or maximum terms for congressman and senators, like that of the presidency.
The Arroyo camp presented two petition to the Court. One for 'house arrest' and the other 'hospital arrest.' They cannot make up their minds. Can a detention cell be a house and a hospital at the same time? I think so. Build a penthouse in St Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City or in Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang. I just wondering if the hospital arrest petition specified that it must be a private hospital.
The privilege afforded to rich and powerful persons in the Philippines is one of the reasons why Filipinos are going overseas. Aside from giving a better life to their family, to become rich and powerful is also one of their dreams. This is a necessity so that you will end up in a private hospital, clean detention center and a villa if you violated the same law that you promulgated; that you can leave the country in case you are sick even with numerous cases against you; that you can be immune from suits, etc.