Another question is why are Filipinos only moving now to abolish PDAF and similar programs out there? PDAF has been around for a long time.
I don't think Filipinos want a better country that bad so as to initiate actions to accomplish it. We all waited until the standard of living dropped over the course of time until we begin to feel the effects. Why didn't we have as many protests during the 90′s? Some may say we are better connected today and we can organize better. I say bullshit on that. We had TV, newspapers and radios long before social media. Besides, during the course of history we've seen how ineffective PDAF is. We know that projects sponsored by senators and congressmen are substandard. And we know for a long time that LGUs are the real implementors of projects so by that logic the funding should go straight to them. And of course we know politicians are robbing us are taxes. If you are being robbed you take action and go after the thief.
I don't think Filipinos really desire a great nation. To illustrate my point, check these three items.
1. Mamaya na habit
2. Crab Mentality
3. Bahala na Mentality
Why is it so difficulty to snap out of these three? You'd think that after being colonized 3 times we'd would have learned to stand on our own two feet, that we would have learned a lot from our colonizers and adapt these to our advantage.
This also leads me to believe that we are too soft on people who trample our rights and dignity. In other countries like U.S. you can stand up to your boss when you are being taken advantage of. Here, it's different. Clerks and secretaries become waiters for their bosses. That's not part of their job description. The boss should get his cup of coffee.
Since my mother worked at a government agency for 27 years, she had done jobs that her bosses were supposed to do and when she demanded for a promotion, they didn't give it. They were probably saving it for a relative fresh out of college.
Look at those terrorist groups running around the country side taking hostages and bombing public places. If we really cared about this country the government should have had those wiped out a long time ago.
I just wish Filipinos stop bullshitting around and start taking things more seriously.