Monday, October 10, 2011

1986 Philippine Constitution Public Enemy No. 1

What is wrong with the 1986 Philippine Constitution? Why is it that every new Philippine government is fixated with changing it one way or another? How come that practically all poverty and misery in the Philippines are attributed to the Constitution by every legislature that comes to power? In other words, strange but true, the 1986 Philippine Constitution is as a matter of course, considered as the Public Enemy No. 1 of the country - with neither rhyme nor reason.

Is it because of the Constitution that graft and corruption have become a way of life among many public officials from the local to the national level governance? Is it because of the Constitution that "Dagdag-Bawas" has evolved into an essential element of both national and local elections in the Country? Is it because of the Constitution that public offices have turned into exemplars of self-service, that public funds eventually become private wealth? Is it because of the Constitution that criminality and thievery have developed into business industries in the Country? Is it because of the Constitution that the Philippines is gradually but surely turning into one big waste land on account of irresponsible timing?

More. Is it because of the Constitution that incompetence and indolence have sipped into the Executive Department? Is it because of the Constitution that the Legislative Department never ceases in enacting hundreds of laws which practically become and remain dead after their enactments? Is it because of the Constitution that the Judicial Department has become an expert in delaying the administration of justice, in putting to prison even the rich and the famous? Silly to ask: But is it also because of the Constitution that provinces become deeply flooded, that agricultural products are thus wasted, that many families wherefore neither have houses to live in nor the means to live with?

There must be something wrong - something very wrong - not with the land nor with the people of the Philippines, much less the Philippine Constitution. What? It is the big number of those in seat of power - one generation after another - who should be elsewhere. they customarily mismanage the affairs of the State. They merrily waste the money of the people. They continue to wallow in opulence and comfort. They are successful in making the Philippines remain a Third World Country. Worse. The present government is obsessed with destroying the value system and pursuant cultural features of the Filipinos - through its anti-people and anti-family schemes.

Any serious objection?