Ang Global Positiong System (GPS) sa Bus…bagong ningas-kugon na naman ng pamahalaan?

Ang Global Positioning
System (GPS) sa Bus
…bagong ningas-kugon na naman ng pamahalaan?
Ni Apolinario Villalobos

Kahit kaylan, puro ningas-kugon ang mga alituntuning pinapatupad ng mga ahensiya ng gobyerno. Magaling lang sa umpisa dahil sa milya-milyang photo opportunities at promotion sa media, subalit tulad ng apoy na nagpaningas ng kugon ay sandali lamang ang itinatagal. Hindi pa nga nasasawata ang mga kolorum na mga bus sa kalye, gusto na namang magpatupad ng paglagay ng Global Positiong System (GPS) sa mga bus…upang masita raw ang mga nagpapaharurot na mga bus drivers. Ang mga legal ay pasok sa panukala, subalit paano ang mga kolorum na halos kasing-dami na rin ang tumatakbo sa mga kalsada? Bakit hindi rin atupagin ng LTFRB and panukala tungkol sa paglagay ng mekanismo sa bus na magkokontrol sa selenyador nito kung umaabot na ang bilis sa itinakda? Dahil ba maliit ang kita dito at mas malaki ang sa GPS? Kahit pa sabihin ng ahensiya na hindi sila ang magbebenta ng mga GPS, kundi mga “accredited” outlets lamang, ganoon pa rin ang kuwenta…kanya-kanya pa rin ang mga tauhan nito sa referral. Hindi ba ganito ang nangyari sa requirement sa drug test na gamit ay ihi ng driver?

Sana ang gawin ng mga ahensiyang Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), at Land Transportation Office (LTO) ay magtulungan ng tuluy-tuloy o consistently, sa paggawa ng mga alituntunin upang hindi mabigyan ng lisensiya ang mga barumbadong driver, kahit na ang nagmamaneho ng pribadong sasakyan. Dapat din silang magtulungan, consistently pa rin, sa paghuli ng mga kolorum na mga sasakyan. Napakaraming mga batas ang hindi naipatutupad tulad na lang ng “no smoking” sa mga sasakyan kaya dahil sa kaluwagan, mismong mga driver ng mga jeepney ay hindi nasasawata sa ganitong gawain. Ganoon din ang paggamit ng cellphone habang nagmamaneho. Pati na ang pagsakay at pagbaba ng mga pasahero sa hindi tamang lugar. Marami pang iba….mga napakagagandang mga batas na sa Pilipinas lang gawa, subalit hindi naipapatupad!

Ang nakakasulasok nang style kasi ng mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan ay kikilos lang kung ganado ang mga tauhan nila. Dahil sa kanilang bulok na sistema, ang mga tiwaling driver ay nagbabakasali naman…na ang pinapakitang ugali ay isa pa ring masamang uri – ang palusot! Idagdag pa diyan ang talamak na lagayan na hindi pa rin nakokontrol ng mga CCTV na ang iba ay dispalinghado naman. Dahil diyan, wala na yatang pag-asa pa na gumanda o maging maayos ang paggamit ng kalsada sa Pilipinas, dahil kung pabaya ang nagpapatupad ng batas, magaling namang magpalusot ang lumalabag dito. Sa Pilipinas lang yan!!!!

Quest for a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for Pnoy…ultimate idiocy of his ass lickers

Quest for a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for Pnoy
…ultimate idiocy of his ass lickers
By Apolinario Villalobos

The quest for a Nobel Prize nomination for Pnoy could be the ultimate idiocy of his ass lickers. They have not learned from blunders that keep on heaping in their effort to salvage the image of their idol. For delicadeza’s sake, Pnoy himself, should tell his people to stop it, that is, if there’s even just a bit of it left in his person. He should know that he is not worth such a magnanimous recognition, much less even an obscure one.

As far as the Filipinos are concerned, Pnoy has zero in accomplishment…and more zero in the improvement of the country’s state as a whole since his day one at the Malacaῆan Palace. His being an Aquino has somehow mellowed the anger of the Filipinos as some have “thought” that his father, Ninoy, was a “hero”, but at the rate things are going, this may not last long. The Filipinos are beginning to recover from their nightmarish mistake of voting for him as president of this ailing nation. His so called “misadministration” has just amplified the woes of the already suffering Filipinos.

His administration has so neglected the country that it is now left drowning in so many inadequacies, wants, and most especially, corruption. Many agencies, are until now without Chiefs, especially, the COMELEC, despite the fast approach of the 2016 election. The Commission on Audit and the Department of Health are in the same predicament, just to name some. Other agencies are with Chiefs, but operate as if they have none, as they are pitifully wanting of sound decision. He founded his administration on “friendly trust” and gratitude which later proved to be very disastrous due to the incompetence and dishonesty of the people whom he thought were trustworthy enough or to put it bluntly, without a taint of corruption, or know how to operate an agency sanely. So what’s happening now is a case of a blind leading other blinds.

The Mamasapano massacre should be treated as a “blessing in disguise” despite the heartache it brought to the loved ones of the unfortunate 44 SAF commandos. The massacre exposed the Bangsamoro Basic Law’s questionable provisions- a clear betrayal of the people’s trust given to the administration of Pnoy. The name “Bangsamoro” alone, clearly indicates a seemingly exclusivity in favor of those who hug the Islamic faith. How about the Lumads and the Christians within the appointed territories, and who constitute a significant chunk of the population? Why did they not choose a regional name that could neutrally represent the diversified cultures and religions? Not only is the name an eyebrow-raising issue, but many of its provisions, too, that even the lawmakers expressed great apprehension if the BBL would be passed posthaste. Instead of resulting to peace, the “raw” BBL is perceived to sow more indifferences and frictions among the parties with vested interest. And, this BBL matter has become the biggest blackeye of the president, ever. Does he deserve a Nobel Prize nomination for this?

In his attempt to reconstruct his damaged relationship with the Philippine National Police after the Mamasapano massacre, he attended a simple turnover ceremony which was very unusual for a president to do, especially, of his type. His attendance was considered a precedent – a first time. He even tried to extend a reconciliatory gesture by holding an almost three hours meeting with the members of the PNP, but he was given a cold shoulder. The unspoken message of the police contingent is clear, especially, with his dropping of his best friend, Purisima, the former Chief of the PNP but later suspended due to graft cases, and who eventually resigned. Dropping him like a hot potato, Pnoy pointed to Purisima as the one who should be held responsible for the Mamasapano tragedy of 44 SAF commandos because of his meddling despite his suspension. Pnoy made this change in stance, despite his earlier admission of responsibility. Again, how can he expect a Nobel Prize nomination when he cannot even forge a peaceful relationship with the country’s police force that now perceives him as a leader with a fickle mind?

The Filipinos are now looking at Pnoy, not as a “man of promise” but a “habitually promising man” – with so many promises, but nothing done….yet, his cohorts want a Nobel Prize nomination for him! Out of embarrassment, perhaps, his people at the palace are denying about such quest…but, isn’t it that if there’s smoke, there’s fire?