Democracy is already in the recovery room as of May 2010

I just love how Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte phrased it.

Q: Ma’am, former Chief Justice Puno said that he is pushing for Charter Change. Will this make you rethink your position?

VALTE: Well, no, because the President has always been consistent in saying that nobody has been able to present an argument to prove that there really is urgency in changing the Constitution, and that again, not doing so would place the country at risk. But having said that, I believe that the former Chief Justice said that democracy is on a stretcher. We’d like to respond by saying that democracy is already in the recovery room as of May 2010.

True, most apt, and nicely phrased.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

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Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

  • Anonymous

    One of the things Justice Puno mentions, and which Noynoy and many YellowArmy dudes and dudettes have also lamented about, is this :
    “the Constitution should be amended to prevent its packing by any President and thus, avoid the perception that courts are mere instruments and extensions of partisan politics. Again, we cannot afford a Judiciary with a cracked confidence.”.

    One owuld think (but obviously not true) that President Noynoy would want to spare the president that follows him and the president after the president that precedes him from that burden. 1987 Constitution needs to be changed with regards selection of members of Pilipinas Supreme Court. If only Presi-Noynoy were more forward-looking. Sayang… pagkakataong malaki, mukhang palalampasin dahil kabadong kabado sa bogeywoman.

  • Anonymous

    One of the things Justice Puno mentions, and which Noynoy and many YellowArmy dudes and dudettes have also lamented about, is this :
    “the Constitution should be amended to prevent its packing by any President and thus, avoid the perception that courts are mere instruments and extensions of partisan politics. Again, we cannot afford a Judiciary with a cracked confidence.”.

    One owuld think (but obviously not true) that President Noynoy would want to spare the president that follows him and the president after the president that precedes him from that burden. 1987 Constitution needs to be changed with regards selection of members of Pilipinas Supreme Court. If only Presi-Noynoy were more forward-looking. Sayang… pagkakataong malaki, mukhang palalampasin dahil kabadong kabado sa bogeywoman.

  • Bert

    ” We’d like to respond by saying that democracy is already in the recovery room as of May 2010.”-Abigail Valte #

    Hehehe, Ms. Valte slips her tongue. Democracy was in the ICU, barely gasping, as of May 2010.

  • Bert

    ” We’d like to respond by saying that democracy is already in the recovery room as of May 2010.”-Abigail Valte #

    Hehehe, Ms. Valte slips her tongue. Democracy was in the ICU, barely gasping, as of May 2010.

  • GabbyD

    true and most apt?

    her/his argument is silly. why do you need “urgency” to change the constitution?

    ano yun, emergency! ala: you have 1 day to change the constitution, and YOU MUST DO IT NOW!!!

    urgency HAS NOTHING to do with arguments to change the constitution.

  • GabbyD

    true and most apt?

    her/his argument is silly. why do you need “urgency” to change the constitution?

    ano yun, emergency! ala: you have 1 day to change the constitution, and YOU MUST DO IT NOW!!!

    urgency HAS NOTHING to do with arguments to change the constitution.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhh, Pilipinas. Where progress of the country gets sidetracked many times by the cutest and wittiest remarks like ‘..in the recovery room already’, “…noisy opposition”, logorrheal, plus ‘best-friend-forever are forever’.

    Pilipinas… where fear of the bogeyWoman stops grown men dead in their tracks. Geee, give amnesty to some soldiers already and get them as bodyguards, then man up and get to work tackling big-men work!!!!

    Pilipinas is fractionalized. The current president won by getting the biggest percentage of the votes, but that percentage is less than 49% — translation — not a single group represents “MAJORITY”. This means to me that the majority (oon an issue) will happen only when alliance of fractional groups happen. This would be democracy. A minority-group stopping three or four other minority groups from forming alliance to push for, say, the repeal of 60/40 would be non-democratic, in my opinion. Pilipinas… where fear of the bogeyWoman stops grown men dead in their tracks. Geee, give amnesty to some soldiers already and get them as bodyguards, then man up and get to work tackling big-men work!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhh, Pilipinas. Where progress of the country gets sidetracked many times by the cutest and wittiest remarks like ‘..in the recovery room already’, “…noisy opposition”, logorrheal, plus ‘best-friend-forever are forever’.

    Pilipinas… where fear of the bogeyWoman stops grown men dead in their tracks. Geee, give amnesty to some soldiers already and get them as bodyguards!!!!