Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The end of history

"The revolution is over." That’s how GMA News should have headlined their story "Philippine left backs Villar, Loren"

After months of courtship, presidential candidate Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party (NP) succeeded in getting the support of the leftist group Makabayan.

Senatorial aspirants Bayan Muna Satur Ocampo and Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza on Monday officially joined the NP senatorial ticket as “guest candidates.”

Ocampo and Maza bring with them the support of the eight party-list groups under Makabayan–Bayan Muna, Gabriela, Anakpawis, Kabataan, Katribu, Migrante, Courage, and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.

It is the first time that the leftist alliance is officially supporting presidential and vice-presidential candidates.


Ang daming namatay, napatay, na torture, na kidnap, na disappear para sa rebolusyong makabayan, tapos ang patutunguan din pala ng rebolusyon ay pagsanib puwersa kay Manny Villar at Loren Legarda.

Gusto ko sanang isipin na hindi alam ng kaliwa kung anong klaseng mga tao yan si Villar at si Legarda pero kung iisipin ko yun eh para ko na rin sinabi na tanga sila. Eh, alam ko naman hindi sila tanga.

“Ganun kalaki ang pagtingin namin sa mga kandidatong ito,” said Ocampo’s colleague in Bayan Muna, Rep. Teodoro Casiño.

Ano ka ba Teddy, lasing o bangag?

Nakakatawa sana ang pangyayari - Ipinagpalit ng kaliwa ang Rebolusyonaryong Daan para sa Daan Hari -pero sobra na ang dami ng dugong dumanak para matawa tayo.

Sabi ni Liza Maza: “Maganda kung makuha ni Bongbong(Marcos) ang pagkakataon na ma-settle ito. It’s a good opportunity to heal that past.”

Liza, wala naman kailangan i-heal kay Bongbong dahil hindi naman siya yun tatay niya. Hilo ka ba?

Kung sabagay okay lang kung ang kaliwa ay bumitaw sa rebolusyon. Magiging mapayapa ang bayan natin. Okay din kung gusto nila maging Nacionalista.

Ocampo called the partnership a “mutual adoption” of platforms: Makabayan adopts the NP’s platform while the NP adopts Makabayan’s platform.


Ang tanong ko lang sa kaliwa ay kung okay sa kanila si Villar bakit hindi okay sa kanila si Gloria?

Hindi yata nila nahahalata na ang pinagkaiba lang ni Villar kay Gloria ay nunal sa mukha!

Hindi ko kilala si Liza Maza pero kaibigan ko si Satur. My heart bleeds for my friend.

Source: Life in Gloria's Enchanted Kingdom

3 comments:

UP n grad said...

That's a good catch. That, indeed, the communistic-Ocampo/Maza joining the capitalistic-Villar/Legarda has to mean something.

Even if I understand why you say that your heart bleeds for Ocampo, there is a positive from the action. Or maybe this is action from pure stupidity; or strategic savvyness (whether by Villar or Ocampo, I do not know)... or because a particular butterfly in Chile flapped its wings.

Time will tell. [I hope Ocampo loses to teach him that selling out earns him the disrespect of Pinoys.]

panyero said...

Suportado ba ng boung pwersa ng kaliwa ang alyansang to?

Dapat maging kritikal pa rin sila sa gobyerno kapag nanalo si villar.

For them, the end justifies the means.

strike3 said...

and the left sells out.. you have to give to Villar. first, he gets the perpetual critic of every presidential frontrunner, Loren Legarda, who once upon a time criticized Villar for boasting about his wealth in relation to his bid for presidency, to support him. (hmm.. wonder how much money changed hands at that time) Now, he gets the staunchest (?) critics of capitalism to support him. I used to have high regard for these leftist leaders. Now, it seems that what's more important for them is to get the position. Money talks indeed. It first spoke to Legarda and now Casino, Maza and Ocampo.