Posts Tagged ‘election’

by Earlie Doriman

You do not need to find an Oxford dictionary to differentiate between the two words – ELECTION and VIOLENCE because syntactically they have different meanings and functionally disparate purposes.

military in armoured cars going to Maguindanao

But in a country where politics is equivalent to tremendous power, election equates violence, where ordinary people are helpless victims of the atrocities, and violence seems the most potent offensive to keep ones influence intact. (more…)


by Earlie Doriman

It’s almost two decades now since I started to exercise my constitutional right of suffrage.  Seventeen years of disappointments about how politics had and has been jeopardizing the nation and its people.  Election after election, politics in the Philippines even become dirtier and implausible, surrounded with politicians who are either too power greedy to leave or too old to realise they are no longer capable. (more…)

by Earlie Doriman

Whilst Filipinos are still in euphoria over Manny Pacquiao’s impressive victory against the much bigger Puerto Rican boxing champ in the full packed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last Sunday, 15th Nov, 2009, politicians and wannabes are making their way into the scenes and desperately trying their best to let the voting public feel their presence even to the extent of appearing like silly cows.  Why do they still have the nerves to pretend they have the nicest intentions of serving the nation when in truth and in fact, they are just bunch of selfish, unscrupulous monsters which silently devour the nation into their own empires and command? Politicians who promise today and forget their words tomorrow, when they have the desired positions in their hands.  (more…)