Send in the Clowns: The Batasan Circus

The brewing clash of the titans at the House of Representative might come to a head tonight as the Arroyo brats (Mikey and Dato) and the congressmen in their grocery bag will push for the ouster of Jose de Venecia as Speaker of the House in favor of their annointed one. Rep. Prospero Nograles. Frankly, I do not care much about what will happen tonight. Its just one of those circus events in the halls of power, a noisy and boring internecine quarrel of the trapos (traditional politicians). It is not even exciting anymore, no more drama, no more fireworks. Just a plain contest of who bought loyalties most and who paid the highest.

Would it matter for the nation whether its JdV or Noggie who sits high up front in the congress session hall? Is there any difference between the two? Nah, the two comes the same mould of traditional politicians who are out there to serve the whims of the powerful and the rich.


Would there be a change of legislative priorities if there is change in the House leadership? Nah, that is too much of an outcome to expect out of the clash of the trapos.

This clash in the House is nothing but a show of clowns. Heavy words – like change, moral revolution, moral renewal and others are thrown around as each representative explains (or more aptly, justify) his//her vote. Yet nobody means any of those words.

Halata naman bakit merong ganito at kung sino ang may pakana. Alam naman nating lahat ang puno’t-dulo nito ay ang ZTE expose ni Joey de Venecia.

Alam naman nating wala itong kinalaman sa taumbayan, wala itong kinalaman sa pagbabago, wala itong kinalaman sa katotohanan.

As I write, the voting is being done and it appears that JdV will lose the speakership. I am proud that my representative, Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros – Baraquel will leave this DOG FIGHTto the DOGS.


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  1. uy, back again, dear selvi 😀 ma update na naman ako sa balitang pinas.

    *****hahaha kengky not as regular as before but definitely di naman wala… muah*****

  2. so JDV is still d caninemaster.. agen, wat now???

    *****jdv is no longer the top DOG because GMA chose a better lap Dog – Nograles.*****

  3. things won’t improve panyero… pero it looks like they have gotten much much worse 😦 halos may free hand na uli ang GMAfia to push (once again) their Charter Change initiative. The House has been clearly divided, the pro-GMA (or at least, takot ke GMA) reps on one side and the anti-GMA (and the hindi takot ke GMA) on the other. Mas lumiit mundo natin, panyero.

  4. naloka ako dito habang pinapanood ko sa tv, parang gusto kong kumuha ng popcorn habang nakikinig sa litanya ni JDV.

    parekoy!!!!! miss you!

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