Isang Malaking EWANI honestly can't remember when was the last time that I watched the local news. Usually my day would start and end with news programs but eversince the rallies started I just got fed up. Days passed, CNN and BBC World kept me up-to-date, especially with the Hurricane Katrina coverages. I for one mourn for the victims of Katrina. Amongst all of the chaos in the streets of New Orleans, we also witnessed little miracles happening. Babies reunited with their parents, a woman who is dilating swam toxic waters just to save her asthmatic son, a man saving other people. He never gave up on us, human beings. ("There's hope for Harry!, hope for Harry..." from the Banger Sisters movie)
Yesterday, just out of curiosity, I clicked my TV remote unto ANC and was taken a back when I saw a live coverage of the congress at around 11:30 pm. Thinking that ANC probably just forgot to place "recorded" I continued watching only to realize that this ones for real. The session of the House of Representatives started at 4 p.m. Monday and ended at 3:40 p.m. yesterday. There was the long debates and votation. The results was in favor of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) dismissing all three impeachment complaints (manipulation of the 2004 election, corruption and human rights violations). Out of the 236 congressmen a vote of 158 in favor, 52 against, 6 abstained and 20 did not vote. As expected a not so people power was brewing with Akbayan Rep. Risa H. Baraquel, Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran, Sen. Ping Lacson, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, former President Corazon Aquino, Susan Roces (Actress) and Father Armin Luistro (were some personalities) link arms as they march toward the Batasang Pambansa demanding the ouster of PGMA.
Haaay naaahHHhhkoOOoo! ano nalang ba ang mangyayari sa atin?! Purket hindi nagustuhan ang resulta dadalhin na sa kalye! Wala ba kayong mga trabaho??? at rally nalang kayo ng rally. Meron pa namang chance na magfile next year dba... ang daming problema ng bansa natin, do something productive naman na ikauunlad ng bansa natin! Akala nyo ba na kapag na impeach si Gloria eh parang isang magic pill ** Kapuff ** gaganda na ang Pilipinas?!? Sana nga ganun eh kaso hindi, hindi pa nga bumababa si Gloria nakakarinig na ako ng impeachment complaint na i-fifile against Noli De Castro! Ano ba naman yan... umeepal pa dyan ang ibang talunang presidential, mga feeling at mga aspiring politicians to be. Na disappoint nga ako nung nagwalk out sila kitang kita ko si Aimee Marcos ang isa sa mga nag tapon sa ere ng papel na parang confetti, iha... maraming kasalan sa bansa natin ang pamilya nyo utang na loob naman! Nakakasuka na ang mga "People Power" attempts tama na... akala ko ba mahal nyo ang Pilipinas, sa tingin nyo sa ginagawa nyo gumaganda ang bansa natin??? nakailang people power na ba? kung "effective" nga na "means" ang people power na yan, bakit ganito pa rin tayo??? sana tumigil na ng People Power One. Maglaulaunch raw ng signiture campaign... sayang lang ang papel at ballpen... yung pinagbilinyo nyan ipakain nyo nalang sa mga nagugutom. Nakakafrustrate at malaking EWAN yan lang ang masasabi ko.