Title: What will make me leave the Philippines?
Description: that controversial email.
maverie~mia - March 2, 2007 11:49 AM (GMT)
That controversial email by Harvey Keh... Anyone has a copy of it? PM me so that we can arrange a sending....
On that note.. Post your answers here.
What will make you leave the Philippines ?
Paternus! - March 2, 2007 01:42 PM (GMT)
Can I state my reasons even it is not yet posted?
First things first
I really don't like Philippines despite of that I'm proud to be a Filipino.
Then, A substance is added, Government; No need to explain.
Philippines is already influenced by the western world, The thing that I will not really want to happen.
Filipinos are prideful. We used to loan money just to maintain the reputation that we have; Do we have reputation for that? No!
Filipinos never admit their mistakes. Kaya nga hindi tau umuunlad dahil nahihiya tayong harapin ang ating mga mali!
Filipinos are fond on doing bad things, they are easily influenced by temptation. Sad to say but I'm one of them. Nevertheless, I'm still proud of being a Filipino! But I hate the country!
~:+:angel~khate:+:~ - March 3, 2007 11:05 AM (GMT)
Hi sis...here's the copy...i got it from my mail...just this morning...
|Dear Fellow Filipino,|
Good day to all of you! Before I begin my letter... just a disclaimer, for people who know me they know that I love the Philippines very much and I am not really one who rants and complaints to high heavens about what is happening to our country and does nothing about it, in fact, I feel that at my relatively young age of 27, I have done much service to the Philippines by setting up Pathways to Higher Education which has sent more than 500 poor but deserving students to college and AHON Foundation which has already built two public elementary school libraries that have benefitted more than 3,500 students. Yet, after seeing how events in our nation have transpired the past few weeks and talking with some friends, I feel the urge to share with you my own thoughts and feelings.
Over the weekend, we saw the completion of two major political alliances for this coming Senate Elections that has just began here in the Philippines . Now we have two political forces with familiar faces nonetheless on opposite sides of the fences. On one end, you have Tito Sotto and Tessie Aquino-Oreta who were two major stalwarts of the opposition and the FPJ Campaign in 2004 hobnobbing with the woman (Pres. GMA) whom they claimed to have cheated FPJ in the last Presidential Elections.On the other side of the fence, you see Manny Villar, the former house speaker who was actually responsible for impeaching Erap now part of the United Opposition who is led by no less than... Erap himself. Now if you don't see anything wrong with this picture then you must be one of the many Filipinos who have accepted this very sad reality that there is indeed no permanent ideals that our government leaders stand up for but rather they just go where there self-interests can best be served. It is this kind of politics why I no longer wonder why good people like Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Mayor Jesse Robredo of Naga City or outstanding Bulacan Governor Josie Dela Cruz will find it hard or worse, never be elected to national positions.
It is with these in mind that I'd like to share with you what are events this coming May elections that will make me consider leaving the Philippines :
1.) If former COMELEC Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano of Hello Garci fame wins in his bid to become Congressman of Bukidnon...seeking to replace a good man no less in incumbent Cong. Neric Acosta... We would really be the laughing stock of the whole world if we allow a man with the reputation of Garci to be one of our so called "Honorable Gentlemen".
2.) If Dancing Queen Tessie Aquino Oreta reclaims her seat at the Senate... I hope that all of us would still remember that dance that she did during the 2001 impeachment hearings after they voted to overrule the decision of then Chief Justice Davide... let us make sure that people like her never make it to the Senate again.
3.) If Richard Gomez becomes a senator... what does he know about making laws? We already have the likes of Bong Revilla and Lito Lapid in the Senate and their performance or lack of it would be reason enough not to elect another actor who has no prior experience in government to the distinguished halls of the Senate.
4.) If Gringo Honasan wins again.... have we not learned our lesson? I cannot believe that just because someone is charismatic then we will just elect him to become one of our senators despite the fact that he has time and again caused so much instability in our country... if we want a military junta similar to that of Thailand ... then lets all vote for this guy....
5.) If Manny Pacquiao becomes Congressman of General Santos City... everybody loves Manny the Boxing Champ but Manny the Lawmaker? Lets be realistic here, Manny is our Hero alright but I think it takes more than just great boxing skills and a desire to serve to be able to make appropriate laws that would help uplift the lives of the many Filipinos who live in Poverty.
6.) If Lito Lapid wins for Mayor of Makati City... I don't like Jojo Binay as well but Lito Lapid as city mayor of the country's finance and business center?!?! And do you really think he is from Makati and has good plans for the city? The Arroyos asking someone like him to run just goes to show you how much love and concern this government has for our country.
7.) If Chavit Singson becomes a Senator, Illegal Gambling = Chavit... enough said.
Now if all of these 7 things happen during this coming elections then don't be surprised if I decide to leave this country that I love dearly. Like I said during the first part of my letter, I feel that I have done much for this country but I think its time that Filipinos become more vigilant and critical in selecting our leaders for the sake of our future and the generations that will go beyond us. So I appeal to every Filipino who asks what can I actually do for my country... Choose and vote for the right people this coming elections, huwag na tayong magpaloko sa mga kandidatong maganda lang ang jingle o gwapo lang sa mga poster. Let us choose leaders who have a good track record for service and who are genuinely committed towards serving our country.
Manindigan naman tayong lahat para sa ating Kinabukasan at para sa Kapakanan ng ating Bayan!
Thank you very much for your time in reading this letter.
Harvey S. Keh
KAILANGANG MABASA ITO NG 80 MILLIONG PILIPINO !!! IPASA NYO NG IPASA !!!
maverie~mia - March 3, 2007 11:32 AM (GMT)
wildarms - March 3, 2007 12:26 PM (GMT)
problem with this country is that majority of the people are "uto-uto"
i agree with his reasons for leaving philippines.
especially on pacquiao and gomez part..now if they win, how bullshit we Filipinos are and how I wish we could be bought by other countries..seriously though if that happens
`jeatron` - March 3, 2007 12:41 PM (GMT)
dirty, stinkin' politics and corruption
D-GROHL - March 3, 2007 02:59 PM (GMT)
well...i hope this letter would reach all the filipinos in the world...also
i hope this would reach those aspiring politicians who doesnt know
jack sh!t in politics...
our political system is a circus even before.., now they added more
attractions..."peanuts peanuts" yes their all nuts...
to all those actors whos seeking a seat in senate...pls remain in
showbiz...paqman...boxing na lang tayo bro mas ok pera dun
atleast malinis legal na paraan mo nakukuha un...
chavit shet what to say about you...fock remain being yerself..
lastly kay Gringo..its about time to put down yer arms...live
a quiet life...pls.
nakakalungkot talga parang wala na talga pag asa pinas...sigh
CastNoMore - March 4, 2007 12:30 PM (GMT)
kasama na talaga sa filipino culture ang pagiging corrupt ...
ashlar^_^ - March 4, 2007 12:38 PM (GMT)
yan ang hirap eh sabi nila ang kabataan pagasa ng bayan pero sa ngayun pati mga kabataan nahahawa sa mga letse
<anonymous> - March 5, 2007 05:07 AM (GMT)
dirty politics!! :kpdance:
man of war - March 5, 2007 05:21 AM (GMT)
yeah corruption is a contagious disease di lang mga malalakin g tao ang may sakit na ganito.. pati na rin mga ordinaryong tao.. bihira na kasi ung mga taong may prinsipyo at moral.,
s e p h - March 6, 2007 01:50 AM (GMT)
kung ang isang ordinaryong mamamayan ay nagiging corrupt pano pa silang nadadaanan ng malalaking halaga ng pera..
actually, 1/4 lang ng problema ng bansa ang mga pulitiko.. ang 3/4 eh sa mga ordinaryong tao ng pilipinas.. hindi sila natututo.. bumoto sila ng artista.. anong nangyari.. wala.. tapos papauto nanaman sila kase nakikita nanaman nila sa tv yun..
sana magkaroon ng isang independent group na magre-research tungkol sa mga ginawa ng mga tatakbo ngayong eleksyon(kung meron ba o wala).. at ipalabas sa tv..
-=PuruntoY=- - March 6, 2007 09:13 PM (GMT)
di lang sa di sila natututo, di rin sila nagsasawa! amf alam na nila ung pedeng maging resulta kung sakaling iboboto nila ung di dapat pero sige pa rin sila! tapos pag di nasunod ung mga pinangako sa kanila ano gagawin nila? magra2lly? tapos sila rin masasaktan bandang huli? labo tlga wuuuuuuuuuuuu! :pwn3d:
ashlar^_^ - March 8, 2007 12:17 AM (GMT)
dgenx - March 11, 2007 07:54 PM (GMT)
politics itself is not dirty. i do agree with the 7 reasons harvey mention in his e-mail. partly the voters also are part to be blame since during elections they sell their votes or some just vote base on popularity or name recall. still the voters are not educated enough. secondly, most of the youth dont even bother to register in order to vote their reason "ala naman matino or some are apathethic/ just dont care and others will say "dadayaiin din naman. in order to change politics voters should exercise their right to vote and safeguard their vote. thirdly a complete revamp of COMELEC is needed and this time the people who are just will select them and not under the hands of the executive department, so their will be no "utang na loob". fourth is voters should watch during the election period to safeguard the sanctity of the ballots. fifth increase the payment for the teachers so they will not be encourage to commit fraud. lastly and most important is to pray and choose Godly persons in the government to discourage corruption. Its time we put God again in the govt. based on the preamble of the constitution and in the bible. God was the first to established government.
Roy Mustang - March 12, 2007 12:02 AM (GMT)
nothing would make me leave my homeland... others leave dahil walang pera dito... dito sila lumaki at pilipinas nagpalaki sa kanila tapos iiwan nila just for money... its like leaving someone who dressed and fed you since your just a month old until 22ish and not even giving anything in return..
lahat ng bagay andito na sa pilipinas.. di lang ntn nakikita dahil sa pera... ^_^
again nothing would make me leave, even the dirtiest politics (dahil i can kill dirty politicians naman =)) )
ayala-cebu - April 4, 2007 06:01 PM (GMT)