0h YeS. I wIlL d0 iT. I WiLl WrItE tHiS eNtIrE p0sT iN sTiCkY cApS. NeVeR mInD tHaT iT’s CrUeL aNd UnUsUaL pUnIsHmEnT, bUt I’lL d0 It AnYwAy.
0h, It WiLl TaKe A wHiLe. ThE dIfFeReNcE iS tHaT i’Ll WrItE iN tHe SaMe WaY i AlWaYs D0 WiTh ReSpEcT t0 SpElLiNg AnD rEaS0nAbLy G00d GrAmMaR, bUt i WilL kEeP uSiNg StIcKy CaPs tHr0UgH tHe C0UrSe 0F tHiS p0sT t0 pR0Ve a P0InT. It WiLl Be AnN0YiNg. It WiLl Be BuRnInAtI0N. AnD i’Ll Be DaMnEd If I wIlL d0 tHiS aGaIn. EvEr.
It SeEmS tHaT tHe BiG tHiNg Am0nG y0UnG pE0PlE t0dAy Is T0 wRiTe In InC0HeReNt, IrRiTaTiNg, BrAiN-bUrNiNaTiNg StIcKy CaPs. It’S tHe “In” ThInG, I gUeSs. TeXt MeSsAgEs, FaCeB00k StAtUs MeSsAgEs, PlUrK aNd TwItTeR uPdAtEs, Y0U nAmE iT. It’S iRrItAtInG, iT’s AnN0YiNg, AnD iT iS aN eMbArRasSiNg InDiCtMeNt T0 ThE c0lLeCtIvE iNtElLiGeNcE 0F aN eNtIrE gEnErAtI0N.
LeT mE pUt ThIs In HaRsHeR, m0Re DeScRiPtIvE, dIsTuRbInG tErMs. Wh0EvEr InVeNtEd ThIs Ab0mInAtI0N AnD bAsTaRdIzAtI0N 0f ThE bAsIc RuLeS 0F SyNtAx AnD cApItAlIzAtI0N sH0UlD bE hAnGeD bY tHe NeCk In RuStY rAz0R wIrE, dEcApItAtEd WiTh A dUlL nAiLcUtTeR, bUrIeD iN a DrUm 0F bUrNiNg SuLfUr, AnD sEt 0N FiRe WhIlE bEiNg Sh0T 0Ut 0F a CaNn0N t0 KiNgD0M c0mE. AnD i H0Pe ThAt ThE iNc0NtInEnT h0UnDs 0F tHe AfTeRlIfE w0UlD uRiNaTe 0N tHe AsHeS, t00.
“We are dreaming with our eyes open,” (Fr. Robert) Reyes said, noting that the tandem (Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio and Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca) will have to overcome the traditional politics that have been ruling the Philippine political landscape.
- Panlilio-Padaca movement for 2010 launched
Nikko Dizon for the Philippine Daily Inquirer
March 22, 2009
I think that it was Pres. Manuel L. Quezon who once said that national strength can only be built on character. That has somehow become apparent with “Among” Ed Panlilio and Grace Padaca, two people who have overcome the infections of traditional politics, and brought in fresh blood to a political system suffering from the leukemia of political dynasties and the hepatitis called transactional politics.
Both Panlilio and Padaca won their respective gubernatorial slots through a “character campaign;” one that does away with the conveniences of dynasties and transactional politics and banks on grassroots, alternative governance and politics. Panlilio, a priest, faced the juggernaut that was the Pinedas of Pampanga; with a wide base of support from Pampanga’s Catholics, and a few strokes of luck here and there, he won. Padaca, a former radio journalist who suffers from polio, went head-to-head with the Dys of Isabela; with a wide base of support from Isabela’s Catholics, and a few strokes of luck here and there, she won.
Do I smell President Panlilio and Vice-President Padaca in 2010? I don’t think so. See, if national strength is built on character, and if national strength can be equated to the Presidency, it’s built on caricatures.