They say that politics is the showbiz of the ugly. I want to show you some pictures taken during the second State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino Jr., the political version of the red carpet moments of the Oscars.
|Cong. Lucy Torres, the best dressed and most beautiful. Na-miss siguro niya ang runway kaya nag congresswoman na lang.|
|Ito yung artista-kuno na nag-asawa ng isang congressman na bihira makita sa Batasan and yet buo ang salary, budget at pork-barrel. They are both working for the poor Filipinos.|
|Mrs. Jinky Pacquiao, future First Lady of the Republic of the Philippines.|
|Lani Mercado? Sigurado ba talaga kayo na ito yung SONA ni PNoy at hindi ang Manila Film Festival?|
|Sen. Loren Legarda, the ever-sophisticated one.|
|The Ejercitos. Dressing up elegantly.... para sa masa yan.|
|Ano't buhay pa ito?|
|No comment. Si Sen. Pia Cayetano. Mabait naman siya at talagang may ginagawa- masipag at matalino. She's my senator!|
|Former Akbayan representative Risa Hontiveros, one of the leading fashionistas of Philippine politics.|
Ito naman ang basahin niyo.
Republic Act No. 6713
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CODE OF CONDUCT
AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES, TO UPHOLD THE TIME-HONORED PRINCIPLE OF PUBLIC OFFICE BEING A PUBLIC TRUST, GRANTING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE, ENUMERATING PROHIBITED ACTS AND TRANSACTIONS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Section 4. Norms of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees. - (A) Every public official and employee shall observe the following as standards of personal conduct in the discharge and execution of official duties:
(h) Simple living. - Public officials and employees and their families shall lead modest lives appropriate to their positions and income. They shall not indulge in extravagant or ostentatious display of wealth in any form.
Hindi naman ako galit sa kanilang lahat. Ang ilan nga sa mga iyan ay mga inidolo ko. Pero bakit nga ba ganon?
(hindi akin ang mga photos na iyan. Galing yan sa http://www.spot.ph/. Hindi yan political website. Showbiz at entertainment yan. Hindi na rin kasi naiiba ang Philippine politics sa mundo na 'yan. Please visit their site.)