In a message dated 10/28/2004 6:42:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
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, Oct 30, 2004
In a message dated 10/28/2004 6:42:09 AM Pacific Standard Time, Ernesto1gange@... writes:
28 October 04
VICTORY 2004, Pennsylvania Welcomes President GEORGE W. BUSH and Republican Candidates, Thursday, October 28, 2004, in Bucks County Pennsylvania @ 6:00 P.M.
ABS-CBN International TV Network, The Filipino Channel "TFC" in sending Maria "Lyn" Almaden Thornhill, Newcaster/Writer and Su Kim, Cameraman, will cover the "W Day in Bucks County, Pennsylvania". 13,500 tickets were issued yesterday to enthusiastic supporters including Filipinos in an outdoor re-election campaign rally, the last and 42nd visit of President Bush to Pennsylvania before the election on Nov. 2.
I requested SUSAN RALSTON, Filipino-American White House Liaison to the Bush-Cheney 04 to use her influence and convince the Director of Communications of the BC 04 to allow ABS-CBN TV to have a brief interview with PGWB. I also requested further that the 2 million Filipino Americans, 20,000 in Pennsylvania want to hear him ask for the Filipino votes. My request is in the hands of the State Commmunications Director abeck@.... I calling all the supporters of PGWB help me convince Mr. Beck to give President Bush an opportunity to ask for our votes. In politics, we do not pressume, but one have to ask for a vote.
I want to thank Susan Bonzon Ralston for her "RAPID RESPONSE' to my request. YOU MIGHT SEE US AT TFC ABS-CBN TONIGHT. WE WILL CARRY PENNSYLVANIA TO VICTORY.
I am amazed with the interaction that your '"Filipino-American Barangay" has created and I want to thank everyone who contributed to the conversation. However, I want to add to the comment of Liz about the 'CONTRIBUTIONS OF FERDINAND MARCOS' in promoting the BARANGAY, instead of the BARRIO under the so called NEW SOCIETY during the Martial Law years.
The convertion of the all volunteer Barrio which was the smallest unit of government in the Philippines was the creation of the dictator Marcos to control the people. It was a process of brainwashing which entailed a series of teach - ins or indoctrination and ceremonies comparable to the initiation to a Fraternity. The final rite is the lighting of the candle in a dark and enclosed room/hall, where the trainees were made to swear in the name of God to support the Marcos regime, they offer the lives to the Dictator. Now, Marcos has spies in every Barrio, a bunch of FANATICS. The transformation of the BARRIO to BARANGAY, was a political ploy to control every man and woman in the village, and this is supported by an Army Detachment in every island, whose commander even with a rank of Corporal is cleared by Malacanang. This BARANGAY business had been used as a political tool
by every Adminstration in power after Marcos. It is a joke and it is a very expensive exercise, because, the salaries of the Barangay Chairman, Barangay Council and Police is higher compared to the salaries of the Municipal Mayors and Councilors prior to Martial. The cost is too high, and nobody wants to change it because, the Barangay Officials became too powerful with bloated salaries, doing nothing. The Barangay Officials now replaced the Landowners before the Martial Law, which dictated whom to vote during elections.
I would prefer that the Country abandon the Barangay system and go back to the Barrio, wherin the officials serve the village pro bono. The appropriation for the Barrio Officials is better spent on Education. The Barangay Chairman's pay is higher than the
salary of a School Teacher. Let's have a Barangay run by VOLUNTEERS AGAIN.
Let's stop the Barangay Officials' corruption by removing the cut in the PORK BARREL,
Thanks and regards.
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