Thursday, 28 April 2011

Pagpag and Politics



People power over throw the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and filled the air of the talk of new representation of true democracy for the Philippines. But still today the Senate and Congress are packed of the same political dynasty. And the nation asks; “Is the nation's wealth are just distributed among the elite?” Is the Philippines truly a democratic nation or just a lucrative family business.

There are many who defended the system of political dynasties in the Philippines. They say that the families brought continuity and new experience that are necessary for a successful government. But some critics say that it is demonstrably untrue. The economy of our beloved country is among the sickest in Asia for decades, and the political system is among the corrupt in the world , not to mention of the military and civil uprising. Tens of millions of Filipinos live at or below the country's poverty line, in contrast with the 20 percent of the rich population which lived 14 times higher.


Claiming skyscrapers reached above the skies of Makati the financial district of Manila, the wall street of the Philippines and the testament of the economy that comes through to this third world nation which the financial crisis is relatively unchanged. The richest of the riches of the Philippines lived in Forbes Park, a tightly secured ghetto of the wealthy minorities. IMF (International Monetary Fund) Bank showed that the gap is particularly started here. It showed that the highest 20 percent of the population holds a full 34 percent (34%) of the entire income of the country. But most people of the Philippines lived in the neighborhood like a shanty towns which is 80 percent (80%) of the population. These lowest 80 percent of Philippine population only holds the 5.6 percent (5.6%) of its national income. But the people lived in this neighborhood may not have the money, but had its number and when it comes to voting power  it really counts.

For many observers, the reason behind in neglecting the poor lies squarely in Congress and Senate. The influential think tank is that the center of people in power of governance is that among the 265 members of congress, 160 are members of political clans or dynasty. It said that the dominance of the small number of elite families had caused crave problem of the country. Their powers in Congress and in Senate are being used to create laws and policies to cater the basic and narrow of the political interest of these elite...

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