With a parliamentary system, politics will be focused on parties and their party platforms and much less on fielding “winnable” candidates for the top posts. Parliamentary Systems also feature greater accountability as the Prime Minister at the National Level and the Chief Ministers or Premiers (Prime Ministers at sub-national levels) will need to be regularly called upon to account for their performance and their policies by the opposition and even by their own party members.
The problem in the Philippines is that there are so many easily-fooled people who readily go with maling-akala and false propaganda.
The Philippines is a country where there is so much ignorance and stupidity, such that more than 20 years ago, there was a TV show that talked about a woman who gave birth to a fish. And many of these ignorant people actually believed it!
There are even people like Eddie Gil and Danilo Lijaylijay who try to peddle this idea that they are so rich that they can pay off the Philippines’ debt. Lijaylijay even peddles the idea that he has recovered the Marcos money, which he claims it to be in the trillions of dollars, and yet there is no reason why it would be under anyone other than himself. Who the fuck is he?!
And then there’s this Tagean-Tallano bullshit about them owning the entire Philippine Archipelago. What a homegrown crock of shit!
And still there are Filipinos who believe it!
Much in the same way there are Filipinos who idiotically believe that:
(1) Foreign Investors are evil
(2) Federalism will entrench dynasties and warlords
(3) Parliamentary System will do the same as number 2.
These stupid ideas came from stupid people who are for the retention of the rotten status quo. And yet, so many Filipinos readily believe their crap!
NO TO STUPIDITY! YES TO PROGRESS AND REFORM!
Originally compiled by Orion Perez