“I want to create high-paying jobs here at home so that Filipinos no longer need to go abroad for a job. I want overseas work to be a career choice and not the only option for a talented man or a woman in search of a better life.” – Gloria Arroyo, Laoag City, Miss Laoag City Pamulinawen pageant night, Feb 12, 2007 Asia Pulse and Reuters.
Once, I wrote something like this in my old now dead blog but I specifically said it was only a dream, nothing more and nothing less.
Actually, there is nothing wrong with what you said – it made me feel better at least for a while. There is nothing wrong dreaming big dreams either. But hey, dream your dreams and dream as you may when you are asleep not while you are in front of camera or in front of millions of Filipinos.
Hello! Garci are you listening?
I am not a genius. I am not an economist either. I am nobody but I know what are true, real and pure hallucinations.
For how can you do this daunting tasks when for a long time now, our country has not gotten out of the boom and bust cycle. How can this happen when your congressmen and Senators are busy with their own personal agendas? How can a government without credibility, riddled with institutionalized and endemic corruption and inefficiencies, accomplish something grand as this for a short period of time when three real presidents before you failed miserably?
Yes you are dreaming. Remember last year, you sent envoys to different countries to sell our human resources and also last year after the Lebanon problem, you want to make our domestic helpers as super maids.
Words are cheap and so are lies and hallucinations. I bet my ass, nothing will happen because you are ass-ing(?) around again.
I pray that with almost 3 years left till the end of your term in 2010, a grand miracle would really happen. I wish it would come sooner. I am getting tired of being called a modern-day hero. I want to be in my home with my wife and kids.
And I want my country back!
Please do not think and feel that I do not appreciate your kind words and concern for us OFW’s just because I am always talking like this and blogging this way. To tell you the truth and as(s) a matter of fact, I am very thankful to you. To show how thankful I am, here is something for you, our Filipino youth and from me. I am sure you will like it.
Here is for Gloria and the crazy Filipino politicians from the Filipino youth and me.
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