“We can afford to buy properties,” Congressman Mikey Arroyo says. In his mind, probably, the kind of corrupt legacy associated with his family’s name is the direct result of them being rich and in power. It’s the kind of “inggit lang kayo” and “talk to my lawyer” complex often used to justify excess in the upper echelons of Government: if you can afford it, then you should. Never mind the irregularities or the anomalies. You can’t prove anything, and if it happens, everyone does it anyway. A persecution complex, if you will.
The Internet is an awesome place. It’s not actually a “place,” as it is a medium… more like an environment. The ontology of the Internet is something not worth discussing – much less blogging about – but there are many interesting “places” on the Internet where interesting things happen.
That didn’t make much sense, did it?
The moment you start talking about “mail-order brides” in this country, the sensibilities of Filipinos – like a Senator, for example – erupt in explosive indignation. Then again, when you have “Wanted: Girlfriend” advertisements at JobsDB – from European expats, at that – you kind of expect people to start ranting and raving about how the anonymous dude should be deported for engaging in behavior that trivializes Filipinas.
I leave that to Mr. and Ms. Internet.