How to make Filipinos happy

How to make Filipinos happy

Jan 30, 2024, 2:37 AM
Ray L. Junia

Ray L. Junia


Over one year before the coming local elections, surveys are starting to mushroom. These surveys are used in mind conditioning. Newcomers or challengers use this in introduction of interest and start of awareness. It is also an important tool in creating a bandwagon trend towards the end of the campaign. As a propaganda tool, this is quite expensive and only those oozing with money would do this. And those who throw away cash and buy votes should be rejected for obvious reason.


I had a good laugh on this joke sent to me some weeks back.

The Department of Transportation is the most unpopular in the official family of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

This is the result of the horrendous traffic in the big city making Manila the worst in traffic mess rankings in the world.

Also because the public transport sector is complaining about a jeepney modernization program that is loaded to make PU operators and drivers poorer and consequently commuters even more poor.

Sec. Jimmy Bautista, the DOTR chief, was in a plane with two of his undersecretaries.

Undersecretary 1, head of the LTFRB, says “I think I should drop ten P1k bills and make ten Filipinos happy.”

Undersecretary 2, head of Road traffic, says “I think I should drop twenty P1K bills and make 20 Filipinos happy.”

Secretary Bautista, “I think I should drop fifty P1K bills and make 50 Filipinos happy.”

The pilot, hearing all these, turns around and says, “If all the three of you jump out, you’ll make 106 Million Filipinos happy.”


A PU driver had a dream. He found a magic lamp while walking the streets of Manila.

He accidentally rubbed the lamp and came out a genie.

Genie: “Make a wish and it will be granted.”

PU driver: “I wish I were a dog and the DOTR secretary was a tree.”


Three high school students from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila were walking down Roxas Blvd.

They see Sec. Jim Bautista jogging by the seaside and was about to be hit by a speeding car.

They pull the unpopular secretary out of the way and save his life. The Sec says thanks and offered to grant each one wish.

Boy 1, “I wish to be admitted to PUP.” Sec. Jim calls friends at the PUP and the boy was assured a slot in next year’s enrollment.

Boy 2, “I wish to be admitted to U.P.,” Sec Jim calls the president of UP and the boy was guided how to get there.

Boy 3, “I wish to be buried and at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.”

Sec Jim, “That’s odd, you’re only 18, and already thinking about death.”

Boy 3, “My father is a PU driver and when he finds out I saved your life, he’ll kill me.”


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They are hard to start, smells bad, and more often conks out half of the way.

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