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PIA Press Release
2009/06/10

Commentary: Political noise, rallies will not resolve RP's concerns

Tacloban City (10 June) -- Rallies, political bickering, exposes will never solve the problems of the Filipino people especially the disadvantaged and the underprivileged. Instead, these only treble the burden of the poor.

At a time when the Philippines is receiving citations for being a country resilient even to the global financial crisis, threats of rallies, political bickering and destabilization not only double but treble the burden of government and the Filipino people.

The planned destabilization effort in Manila, sorry to say, is once again threatening to paint a bad picture of the Philippines. For wasn't it said, "men's resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad."

At this time when positive developments of more investors and tourists coming to the country in the near future as a result of the President's trip to South Korea and Russia, rallies and political noise sad to note, are threatening to destroy all the achievements that the Arroyo administration and the Filipino people have painstakingly worked for.

They drive away investors, discourage local businessmen, bring about inflation and high interest rates, price hikes, and make life more difficult for the Filipino.

For at the tail end of the chaos they are creating is the poor Filipino who is the most affected. Most of the time, the poor are even exploited and are used by the plotters. They are made to join demos and rallies and are made the sacrificial lambs.

For at the tail end of the chaos they are attempting once again to create, it is the poor Filipino who is most affected. Most of the time, the poor is even exploited and is used by the plotters. Just like what is again starting to happen now, the poor is being made to join demos and rallies and is once more being made as the sacrificial lamb.

For who are those plotting the sowing of discord and chaos in the streets of Manila once more? Aren't they the would-be candidates, the oppositionists, the losers during the last election who are trying to make a come-back, people who has hidden motives which are self-serving?

These detractors will never see anything well because as the adage goes: "worse than the blind man is the man who refuses to see." These are the people who always focus on the negative instead of the positive. Those who see what is wrong more than what is right with people. What is better than focusing on the negative? It is focusing on the positive. If the plotters of discord could learn to focus on the positive more than the negative, the Philippines would be a nicer place to live in.

The detractors have only a one vision that of toppling down the President. What they not realize is that there is something more potent than vision, this is what President Arroyo has. She is fighting for a cause to beat the odds, to heal the wounds and to provide a better economic situation for every Filipino family.

It is hoped that the sowers of discord will soon realize that the Filipino people come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a person's duty to understand the world rather than simply fight for it. (PIA 8) [top]

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