I agree with the commentary by Adel Abillar (“Vote ‘Dumbly,’” 3/10/19).
I have always held for years the belief that the sorry state of our economy, governance, political maturity (or lack of it) is the result of the Filipino electorate’s immaturity and stupidity. Of course, not all voters are like that.
I keep saying to anyone who cares to listen: “Don’t blame those government plunderers, grafters, stupid planners, etc. Blame the voters who put them in those offices. And why are those voters stupid? Just look at the reasons for the candidates they do not vote for: ‘Hindi mananalo ’yan. Hindi kilala ’yan. Hindi nagbibigay ’yan (ng ano?).’”
Good Lord above, they do not vote for a candidate because they feel that candidate will not win? How else will that voter be described except as an idiot? How many voters have you heard asking: What does that candidate stand for? What is that candidate’s platform? What has that reelectionist done to improve the plight of the poor? What is his or her stand on social justice?
So, here we go again. Those senatorial candidates mentioned by Abillar will win, believe it or not. What with the President’s daughter saying we are all liars, and liars should not be disqualified from being elected. And look at all those politicos who seem to agree with her, and indeed go about merrily lying left and right.
Why have the Catholic Church, Protestant pastors and imams kept silent about Sara Duterte’s statement? Is lying not a sin anymore?
ROCKY B. DENOGA, [email protected]