Opinion

On the Menu: Mon Tulfo, Road Chaos, EDSA, and Firetrucks


Bits and Pieces

Jahara A. Solaiman


Mon Tulfo, it’s people like you who make people lose trust in the administration and the government. Naturukan na kayo pala ng vaccine, and then you want a slice of the vaccine distribution pie?  If there’s something we can point against this country’s administration, it’s the sickening amount of double standards we keep seeing from public officials.

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Without most of us knowing it, our roads tell the sad story of our plight as a people. The traffic chaos recently along the road to the old LASURECO is an example. Has it ever occurred to past leaders that our place will have more people, more buildings, and therefore should have more and wider, more durable roads? This, and all the other lapses (or is it deliberate sins of ommision?) in terms of what basic minimums that generations and generations of people should be having. Oh wait, forget about basic. We couldn’t even get the minimum.

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February 25, 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.  Did it deliver to the nation something more beyond the fact that a dictator was kicked out of Malacanang and the country. No, but let’s not blame the event. Let’s blame ourselves instead. The problems that EDSA promised to put an end to in 1986 are still here in 2021.  We don’t need another EDSA to be held in the streets, we are more in need of an EDSA within ourselves.

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The passing of the Marawi Compensation Bills in the House counts as a victory for the families and individuals (including myself) who have lost so much in the siege almost 4 years ago. Pray that this makes its way to the Senate and get approved there as well. It’s about time.

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FIVE fires in Marawi so early in the year, and no firetruck. This is unforgivable, unacceptable, and very wrong. JAS

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