Community Whispers by Ray Junia
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Presidential wannabes must be forthright with their plans!

Jun 15, 2021, 12:00 AM
Ray L. Junia

Ray L. Junia


News: Leni for president movement launched. The movement is intended to convince Leni to run.

I am amused, these presidential aspirants need convincing to run for the position.

There is run Sarah run. There is Isko for president coalition.

Why all the drama? These tactics in mind conditioning are overused and have lost their credibility.

Wala na bang bago?, may kapitbahay asked. I answered, mayroon bago!.

Senators Ping Lacson and Manny Pacquiao, are showing maturity in their intentions to run the country.

They are honest to say they have that what it takes to improve the lot of the marginalized people in this country.

Better still, these two senators are honest to say they are candidates for president.

Ang bago here is their outright honesty, minus the drama of “the people want me to run”.

What the people want to know is candidate’s confidence to solve what is ailing our country.


“A people that elect corrupt politicians are not victims… but accomplices…” George Orwell said.

Sir George could not be more correct. Filipino voters must get to realize this.

If we have corrupt elected officials, let us blame ourselves, we voted them to office.


All the living ex-presidents of the Philippines were on a flight to Davao. The plane crashed and all perished.

In the gates in heaven, St. Peter asked the first on the line, who are you? “I am President Noynoy Aquino.” St. Peter said, “You’ve done well in returning freedom to your country. Sit on my right.”

“Next” St. Peter bellowed. “I am President Fidel Ramos.” St. Peter said, “Oww you saved the economy of your country by selling government assets. You did well, sit on my left.”

“Next” St. Peter called out. “I am President Erap Estrada.” “So, the wonder kid who encouraged movie talents to shift work from studios to halls of Congress. You did well, sit on my right.”

“Next,” St. Peter blurted. “I am President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and you’re sitting on my chair.”


In a Political Science class at the University of Sto. Tomas, a teacher asked, “What do you call a person who continues talking even when people are not interested anymore?”

Someone at the back bench answers “a politician.”


In that same Political Science class, the teacher again asked, “What does a lawyer and a sperm have in common?”

The same student was fast to the answer: “Both have about a one in three million chance of becoming a human being.”

The student got kicked out from the class.

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