I do not know if the Chief Justice is guilty or not but the fact that he is in a courtroom trying to defend himself is good enough sign that our country is headed the right direction. These sort of things is a first in our history because before even the dictator Ferdinand Marcos who ordered the liquidation of thousands seems to have eluded justice. Slowly we the Filipinos are now waking up to true democracy. Indeed we won our democracy from dictatorship back in 1986 but it took almost a couple of more decades before we realised what true democracy is.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Recently the Philippines has become one big court room. The Impeachment trial of the Chief Justice Corona has been televised live. There is even a live stream to the internet for those who are on the other parts of the world. The trial has definitely attracted a wide spectrum of audiences from the country. From law students to tricycle drivers seems to be interested in the matter. I too keep myself updated for this is a clear indication that our democracy is working. All of a sudden most of us now realize that every one is now accountable for their action. Slowly it seems that our country is chipping away the stigma of high government officials as untouchables. Recently our former president is under hospital arrest. A senator resigned his post due to delicadeza .NBI and Military Chiefs being sacked and incarcerated for crimes against the people. Even the multi- millionaire war lord Ampatuans are now rotting in prison.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon.In the Chinese signs dragons are the mightiest and are believed to be the bringer of good luck. This year it will be a good point to be idealistic. Dragons are very volatile creatures and as experts say this year will have the tendency to surprise. Keeping a positive outlook and always being optimistic will be the key to success this year. The dragon will be a great provider of luck to those who work hard and deserve it.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Philippines is now launching its biggest tourism campaign entitled "Its more fun in the Philippines". The first wave of videos by local artist seems to target more on domestic tourism. A country of 90 Million with an ever increasing middle class . It seems that this campaign is on the right track. Most of us Filipinos are like foreigners in our own land. Before there are only a handful of places with can go, but recently due to the promotion of Eco Tourism we soon realized that The Philippines is rich in natural beauty and Heritage sites. Some famous beaches like Pagudpud and even Boracay were not on the map 20 years ago but now its is a haven for foreign and domestic tourist alike.