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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Commentary: Filipinos tired of people power

by Flor Jackson

Tacloban City (1 March) -- The Filipino people are tired and sick of people power being used by destabilizers everytime they want to fight against THE government and the sitting president.

This was the observation of some opinion leaders in the province of Biliran as they view on their television sets and listen to their radio sets the activities of the protesters who went to the streets in Manila to express their outbursts against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

However, the opinion leaders noticed that only few joined in the protest rallies – a sign, THEY SAID, that people nowadays are wary and fed up of all these rallies which to them has come to a point that it becomes nauseating.

The opinion leaders further said that the activity should be stopped, instead, people must join hands, unite and focus on activities that will help improve the lives of every Filipino especially the poor.

Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said “let us focus to the aspirations of the people to provide them jobs, good education, better health services”. This added will be realized if we unite to fulfill that dream.

However, the destabilizers of this country can do nothing but as mere deterrent to the programs of government leading towards its never-ending fight against poverty.

Even as President Arroyo declared the entire Filipino nation in a state of national emergency, it is business as usual in the entire province of Biliran.

In his noontime radio program, former Congressman Gerry Espina and now mayor of Naval advised the Navaleños and the Biliranons to keep calm, work and move on to improve their living conditions that will also lead to the development of the island province of Biliran. (PIA-Biliran)

Reprinted with permission of the Philippine Information Agency


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