Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Plataporma, hindi paporma!

Here's an ironic bit of news from the Inquirer:
Bets dared: ‘Present platforms, not rhetoric’

MANILA, Philippines -- A handful of demonstrators from the Sanlakas (One Force) party list picketed the offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Tuesday and called on candidates to present platforms instead of rhetoric.
Sounds good so far, right? More substance and less meaningless nonsense! That is exactly what we need! But read on...
“Plataporma, hindi paporma [Platforms, not posturing],” they chanted during the picket held a day after the deadline for the filing of certificate of candidacy for senatorial candidates, most of whom tried to outdo each other in drawing the most attention.

The demonstrators reworded “Boom tarat-tarat,” a catchy tune popularized in a noontime show thus: “Boom corrupt, corrupt. Kadiri [Revolting], kadiri, boom, boom, boom.”
"Boom corrupt corrupt" is not substance, it is absolutely meaningless. These guys are excreting the exact same flavor of bullshit that they claim to be campaigning against.

1 comment:

  1. Haha. Not surprising, SANLAKAS yun eh. Had they been given the chance, the would've done a self-indulgent play to be aptly ended by an effify burning. wahahaha