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Manny Pacquiao has no idea of what being a legislator is all about!

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When confronted with his absences in congress, Pacquiao replied that although he attended only a total of 4 sessions, he has been busy attending to the needs of his constituency i.e. building houses, basketball courts, what-have-you!Gleaning from his statement, I can say that the F-ckman has no fucking clue of what his job is at all! If he believes that public service is building houses etc. to his constituency, then I will suggest, no plead with him to run for mayor or governor of his province where he can exercise a more direct approach public service. Legislation particularly the senate involves crafting legislative measures and overseeing the operation of government. Subjects which are way above the intellectual capacity and experience of Pacquiao! As Dirty Harry said, "A man got to know his limitations"!Despite his "humble" public persona, Pacquiao in reality has a huge ego! He believe that he can be anyone that he wants to be and he can do everything he think…

Philippines' dog-eat-dog business environment crushes hopes of small business owners

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Small businesses and cottage industries can thrive if they are allowed to. The thing with big businesses is that by expanding too much you have to drive everybody out of business.In Australia, for instance, you rarely see the predominance of big chain businesses in the suburbs because there are small businesses that cater to the needs of the community. If there are any shopping districts, they grow organically.It is, in fact, a point of pride when someone can say that their produce is sourced locally. You know that when you buy it you help a neighbour either pay for their bills or send their kid to school.And they do the same for you. One doesn't have to force someone to fail just to succeed. It's not laziness to not want to expand—it's being satisfied with what you have. And because everyone is doing it, there is hardly anyone not working. Everyone does what they can. Everyone has a fair go. It's not so much the "heritage of smallness" so much as the "h…

On the courage and imagination of men of vision

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Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time.Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful.But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.---------------
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#NeverAgain: An empty slogan that highlights a failure to build a strong nation

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#NeverAgain, if they have streamlined the justice system. No, they didn't. In the Yellow Age, the undermining of the Supreme Court as an independent branch of government and a hallowed institution was complete and effective. Cases continue to be settled only after years and decades. Justice has become more selective — it is only available for the moneyed and the well-connected with the powers-that-be.#NeverAgain, if they have raised the quality of politics. No, they didn't. In the Yellow Age, forward looking ideas are not important. For that matter, it is not about any idea; vision is alien. Instead, emphasis has been, with zest, on ad hominem. Cory set the pace — policies were discussed in the mahjong table. Cabinet positions are not about the best and the brightest; it is about KKK, more about cronies. Politics is removed from reality; they think they are playing a computer game.#NeverAgain, if legislative agendas are about nation building. No, they ain't. Agendas are ne…

Is vandalising an illegally-parked car justifiable?

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Anyone can implement Duterte-style justice in their own backyard. The question is, does it point in the same direction your personal ethical compass does?Photo source:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/201091863245952?view=permalink&id=1044248035596993