Day 26/30 → Oh what do you know, our high and mighty president is making rounds on social media and the current events scene once again. And if you’re Filipino, you’ve probably guessed it right: it’s because of his filthy mouth and lack of common decency.
I can’t even say I’m surprised because this is not the first time he has run his mouth like a fucking idiot. I actually, honestly wanted to laugh at the whole thing but I just can’t be like that. No matter how hard I try, I can’t simply be apathetic or laugh things off like everything’s a joke.
Just so you all have an idea, we have our very own Trump running our country.
Now in case you’re wondering, here’s what he said:
“What I don’t like are kids [being raped]. You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe. Maybe I will even congratulate you for the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die,” for your crime, he said on Friday, implying the rapist would be lynched. Al Jazeera
I actually understand what and where he’s getting at. I know what he means. BUT… As a president, he could have said it better. As a president, he could have worded his statement better. As a president, he could have been more professional.
But no, he’s as crass and as ignorant as one can get. And that’s definitely unbecoming for a person who’s supposed to be a leader; who’s supposed to be a good example; who’s supposed to represent an entire nation.
He doesn’t listen, though. He thinks so highly of himself that he has this mindset that he shouldn’t answer to anyone or he shouldn’t change his ways in spite of the fact that he runs an entire country now (he was a mayor for 16+ years and the people in that city are perfectly okay with how he works/talks).
What’s worse is that there are millions of people who are “die-hard” and are blind supporters of his. They would go through hell and beyond just to defend him and they would gladly take a bullet for him no matter what. It’s terribly sickening, to be honest. Not to mention insanely pathetic.
Day 27/30 → Here’s yet again another reason why this country is going absolutely downhill. Above is the statement released by this country’s Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Loosely translated:
There is a need to regulate Uber and Grab to make them as safe as the already-existing public utility vehicles that we have like taxis, buses, and jeepneys.
According to their tiny minds, Uber and Grab are considered lesser safe (could you believe this?????) than other PUVs available in this country. They have got to be fucking kidding, right? But no, they’re not. If you are a Filipino and/or have lived and commuted in Metro Manila for at least a month, you’d understand how much of a joke that statement truly is.
These government officials are those people who have not commuted a day in their lives here in Metro Manila because they refuse to let go of their privileged asses. If they have commuted, it was most likely decades ago and back when things were a hell of a lot easier.
This just means that they don’t understand what it’s like living in our shoes; they don’t understand how difficult it is for us to go to and from places. And the one convenient public transportation that the universe blessed us with, they choose to take away (despite the massive public outcry) because of what????
Then I found out that some of these LTFRB workers are actually operators of taxis, jeepneys, and buses which is why they hate the existence of Uber and Grab as it means lesser income for their stupid asses. This is also the reason why they’re so adamant on getting rid of what is, by far, the best thing that has ever happened to daily commuters.
We constantly yearn and cry our hearts out for it but when change, even when it’s for the better, come our way, we just hold up our hands and say no. And for what reason? I really would never understand.
Putangina, these people are hopeless. Our government is hopeless. Our entire country is fucking hopeless.
Day 28/30 → On a completely different note from the ranting that filled this post, I managed to dig up this 5-year-old photo and decided to use it as my Header Image for this blog and cover photo for my Facebook page.
Believe it or not, this was actually a “stolen” shot. I was smoking and then he–my friend, the photographer–asked me to turn to his direction and this happened.
I personally like selfies but I don’t like being in front of the camera when the person behind is a professional photographer. I always feel so self-conscious. But I do like how this photo turned out.
Featured image from Bulatlat, illustration by Renan Ortiz.