Top 5 Peti-Bugoy Election Quotes

Elections is over and most, if not all, are generally disappointed over the results (including me). However one cannot help but notice the very “intelligent” (pun intended) quotes coming from this particular social group so-called the “thinking class”. O! Wag na kayong mag-reklamo sila na ang “thinking class”. Hahaha! Harvested from the Cyber-kingdom of Pezbuk, alas, the Top 5 Peti-Bugoy Election Quotes!

1) Bawal magreklamo pag di bumoto (young Socialite)

2) Election is revolution (Weh? Di nga? from a TV Reporter)

3) Right to suffrage should not be a right but a privilege to the well-educated (freethinker)

4) Dapat may party-list ang middle class! (Teacher sa isang posh tertiary school)

5) Mamaya puro rally na naman ang mga Pobre pero sila naman ang mga nagluloklok sa mga walang kwentang pulitiko (former volunteer)

So what is your take on the recently held national elections? :-p

Nicked from mysimplethoughtsonline.blogspot.com

Nicked from mysimplethoughtsonline.blogspot.com

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12 Responses to Top 5 Peti-Bugoy Election Quotes

  1. reggie mateo says:

    I agree with number three. We’ll never get out of this hole if everyone’s allowed to vote.

    • Olegs says:

      I don’t think we can also get out of this “hole” if only a few can vote. πŸ™‚

    • nousernameidea says:

      I doubt it will happen, but I would say 1 ITR = 1 Vote hahaha

      • Olegs says:

        Too elitist. That would limit the gov’ts scope of issues to handle since it would only cater to or listen to the people who pays or submitted their ITRs (who mostly come from the middle and upper classes of the society). Actually, wala pa sa usapan kung nagbabayad ng tamang tax eh. But still, if that ITR=1 vote is implemented, nat’l problems would still not be solved.

      • nousernameidea says:

        Nagiging elitist lang siya kasi most of the ppl with ITRs come from middle to upper class. If you want to vote, get a job, pay taxes Di pwede ung di ka naman nag cocontribute sa national budget, biglang you expect your vote to be counted? Parang mali ata un. But eitherway, di naman mangyayari talaga yan eh. If that happens, ubos ang Vote buying business

      • Olegs says:

        The alternative is they have jobs, but does not have enough wage to pay their families basic needs and the taxes. They may also have jobs but are just contractual. They may have small business (like sari-sari store) but not enough to feed the family and pay the bills and all. It can happen but only if the upcoming 16th congress would repeal the Herrera law (contractualization act) and pass the Security of Tenure bill, or DOLE would increase the worker’s wage across the board. Also, if they fast-track the land reform for the landless peasants. I think that would be a big boost in eliminating poverty and empowering the workers and farmers. Also, if the Conditional Cash Transfer is coupled with livelihood programs (I mentioned programs not just projects to give it a large/nat’l scale),a lot could change.

        I just hope that the current gov’t would prioritize those bill, I REALLY HOPE. Makaka-contribute sila sa nat’l budget kung gagawa ang gov’t ng paraan para maka-contribute sila. Tanggalin nila yung mga hindrances sa development nila, that’s why they’re there in their positions to do that. It’s good investment to see our taxes being spent in uplifting the marginalized, empowering them and all.

        I just really hope that the newly elected leaders would do all those. Pero sabi mo nga, baka di mangyari yun kasi mawawala ang VOTE BUYING BUSINESS nila.

      • nousernameidea says:

        Those Crocs -_-

  2. nousernameidea says:

    These are hilarious. Though, I am inclined to agree with #1. If you don’t vote, then you delete all right to complain :/ seems like a good trade off to me

    • Olegs says:

      There are many circumstances why one could not or choose not to vote. Maybe one reason is there’s not much choices to choose from. Or in the sense that most politicians would promise of lower electricity, water rates and basic commodities, jobs and the like and still, up to this point not much has been achieved.

      • nousernameidea says:

        Agreed. It really is up to a person if he/she chooses to vote or not to vote. No question about that. From my perspective though, if you choose NOT to vote, then you waive all right to complain about the current government’s practice/initiatives.

        We elect people in power because we believe that they can make a difference with how the country is managed. If we choose not to elect people it’s tantamount to saying “I’m ok with whatever the majority chooses”. Complaining just seems unfair :/ at least for me

        (http://thelazydaily.wordpress.com)

      • Olegs says:

        I respect your opinion bro, in fact I use to have that perspective. BUT! It also does not follow if one does not vote, he/she does not have legitimate complain with how things are run by the gov’t. Maybe silence is their way of protest because history has presented, as to date, no framework of a good government or governance. Kaya apathetic yung iba at hindi na bumoboto kasi nawala na ng pag-asa.

        I for one has lost confidence in our electoral system, it already became a farce, sorry to say. But still I choose to vote for there are already alternatives to the traditional politicians we usually encounter every elections. Though they lost. Too bad. 😦 I can also choose not to vote, but I can still air my grievances simply because I can demand them that they fulfill their obligations as public servants and produce genuine reforms where everyone can have decent living to the point that the people can be empowered and be productive citizens of our nation.

        Everyone deserves to be heard, voter or not. Kahit nga black sheep sa pamilya may karapatan pa ring magsalita dahil meron din silang mga lehitimong hinanakit. πŸ™‚

      • nousernameidea says:

        Well said man. But for me, it’s still a matter of doing our civic duty eh. Yes, it’s true, I voted for the ones I felt would do great positive change for the country, sadly they lost. But that’s not going to hinder me from voting. Voting IS my way of airing our my grievances. Not voting, or being apathetic towards the whole process seems just unfair. Parang, nagtampong bata lang. For me, if you really want change, then suffrage is the best form. Politicians will come and go, but our ability to choose them will and should always be there. Civic duty eh. Besides taxes. If we choose not to vote, or not to cast who we think can help change our country, what right do we have to complain if something bad is happening?

        If di ako bumoto, I shouldn’t air grievances about Nancy Binay not being qualified enough to be a senator simply because I didn’t vote eh. Parang sa basketball lang. Pano ka sisigaw ng Foul, kung di ka naman naglaro, dba? πŸ™‚ 2 cents lang naman

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