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Are Filipinos For Sale?

Posted by akosistella on March 12, 2010

By Jose Ma. Montelibano

In the alleged attempts to influence Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to stop the investigation of Senator Manuel Villar in the C-5 controversy and to make Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon withdraw from the presidential race, the phrase “not for sale” had been used as the reason why the two senators did not accept the offers. Of course, Manny Villar denied the allegations of Enrile and Gordon.

If Enrile and Gordon are not for sale, what about other Filipinos? If billions of pesos are being spent in the presidential campaign, what is the objective of that massive and almost vulgar spending? Would people spend monstrous amounts without trying to buy anything or anyone? Are politicians simply stupid that they will spend billions yet not want anything for all that money? Or, as is the popular belief, the presidency is worth everything one has because no single politician is richer than the wealth of the whole Philippines.

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