Let’s move on to the next agenda

Posted by watchmen
May 17, 2018
Posted in OPINION

“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” –Carrie Underwood


If both winning and losing candidates in the recently-held Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections can immediately bury the hatchet and move on to the next phase of their lives, progress and development in the countryside won’t be hampered.

There is no other direction but to tackle the next major national agenda item in the lineup.

Filipinos don’t live and survive by politics alone. We also have economic, cultural, and environmental concerns; foreign affairs; infrastructure; unemployment; oil and energy price hike; and the dilemma of our OFWs, especially in the Middle East.

The myriad of problems we face every day is so thick and loaded, we cannot afford to be stuck in one undertaking.

If winning bets can be sworn into office soon, the better it is for the local government, in particular, and the country in general.

An essential event involving the right to suffrage, in a politically-fragmented country like the Philippines, isn’t supposed to drag on; it’s not supposed to linger in the agora after it has reached the pinnacle.



I beg to disagree with some pro- and anti-Ma. Lourdes Sereno lawyers that claim, because we are not lawyers, our views and observations about Sereno’s ouster don’t matter anymore. We don’t necessarily need to be lawyers to understand what is going on in the Supreme Court and what is happening in our country.

While non-lawyers are not supposed to interpret the now-popular quo warranto (the petition used as the basis by the solicitor general in seeking the chief justice’s removal), they can still air their opinions independently without prejudice to the 8-6 verdict by the Supreme Court justices and take a stand on the political component.

Once the Supreme Court had spoken, the issue became of national interest, not just the internal debate among justices on the case’s merits.

Airing an opinion about the issue for non-lawyers is different from joining the mindboggling and confusing interpretations by those in the legal profession of the legal claptrap.


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Botulinal toxin, produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum and causes respiratory muscle paralysis, is the most potent poison for humans. A lethal dose is about nine to 10 milligrams per kilogram.

To all cigarette smokers, cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 chemicals; carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, and nicotine are some of the major components, with lesser amounts of acetone, acetylene, formaldehyde, propane, hydrogine cyanide, toluene, and many others.


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Women drive and cross the street more safely than men. Men have accounted for 70 percent of pedestrian fatalities since 1980. Between the ages 18 and 45, males outnumber females as fatal crash victims by almost three to one according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration./WDJ


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