Thursday, June 29, 2006

Naughty

Press Secretary Ed Ermita on the write-ups regarding Gloria Arroyo's visit to the Vatican: It’s just too bad that we are getting some feedbacks from other quarters, especially those critical of the President and the administration, that rather than appreciating what has been said by Pope Benedict XVI, there are a few of them who are trying to link some political issues in the Philippines with the President’s visit to the Pope.

Too sad the press secretary don't clearly understand. What is Gloria, anyway? Isn't she a political leader? And what is her visit about? A religious visit? If so, why use the taxpayers' money? And her statements, weren't those political statements?

But Ermita, commenting on the write-ups, said:
To say the least, (these reports were done) in bad taste.

Bad or good taste, the point is: Be careful with what you say.

Pero me mga espiritu sa Malacanang na ngsasabing kaya daw nakapasa ang Anti-Death Penalty law ay dahil sa panliligaw ni Gloria sa Simbahan. (See also Gloria to dance cha-cha on commutation of death sentences). Kasama na ba itong pagbisita sa Vatican?

Una, ni hindi pa nga naa-address ang isyu ng policy of impunity dito sa Pilipinas. Teka, ilan na ba ang mga namatay na journalist? In addition to Batul meron pa daw dalawang sumunod. At ilan na ba ang nabigyan ng solusyon? Sabi ni Toting Bunye solved na lahat? Nakakatawa siya.

Pangalawa, gaano ba kabilis ang pagresolba sa iba pang krimen maliban sa patayan? Singbilis ng punerarya? O ibibigay na lang namin ang mga cellphones namin courtesy of Vidal Querol?

Ok lang magsalita pero caution galing sa Good Ol' Book: The measure that you used for others will be the same measure that will be used with you.


1 comment:

peterlavina said...

Using the Pope to prop up the sagging image of you-know-who truly leaves a bad taste in the mouth.