News anchor slams Pangilinan over his Anti-Tambay Law guidelines: "We want to define the rules, not you" - The Daily Sentry

Friday, June 22, 2018



News anchor slams Pangilinan over his Anti-Tambay Law guidelines: "We want to define the rules, not you"



News Anchor and Radio Broadcaster Pia Morato recently took to Facebook to share her thoughts towards a tweet made by Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan stating steps that need to be taken and remembered in case people are caught on the streets based on the Anti-Tambay Law.
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Morato starts off by saying that she is a big fan of Singapore, a developed country in Asia, and that she always used to wish that the Philippines would be more like Singapore.

Singapore has become very successful to the point that it had surpassed Silicon Valley as the world’s top place for start-up talent, this according to a report by Startup Genome project.
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Their success is something that Morato wants for the Philippines as well. However, she said that she feared that her idolization of Singapore made her feel guilty of being less patriotic to her own country.
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Morato says that she had a shift in perspective and saw that Singapore had to go through a lot of changes in order to be the success that it is. She adds that these changes are some things that the Philippines need to undergo in as well.

She wants the best for the Philippines and dislikes anybody who dares hamper this road to success.
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So it really pisses me off that while and for once , the clamor of majority of the Filipino people is to step up and suit up for change , a sitting senator simply contradicts such change,” she said, pointing at Pangilinan.
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She says that these steps Pangilinan had shared defined the “rules” for the Filipinos instead of having the public define these rules for themselves.

So Senator , with all due respect to your guidelines and prohibitions on loiterers, I think it is high time you begin to understand that we the people want definite rules - strict as they may be, because we want safe and clean public areas for everyone - every class - from Luzon Visayas and Mindanao,” she said.
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Ending her post, Morato says that there is nothing wrong with wanted more and wanting the best for the country, so no one should feel guilty of wanting to be more like Singapore.
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Read her full post here:

"For many years I often hear fellow Filipinos say " God I wish we were like Singapore". Admittedly , I am also one of those that wish we were just like Singapore .

You know that feeling once you step into Changi airport ? That is the very first "wiff" of what and how I wish our country was like .
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But I wish this with much guilt and frustration.

Guilt because every time I wish to be more like Singapore , I feel I am being less patriotic - that my sense of nationalism is also diminished even by just wishing.
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Frustration because Singapore made a whole lot of unbelievable changes just so it can get to where it is today.

So it really pisses me off that while and for once , the clamor of majority of the Filipino people is to step up and suit up for change , a sitting senator simply contradicts such change.
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My generation of "x men and women" have been the same people waiting to benefit from what we went out into the streets for thirty years ago and while this change never happened then , today , we are the very players going out on a limb to make things finally happen - change that most probably we will not feel , but certainly , our children will.
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So Senator, with all due respect to your guidelines and prohibitions on loiterers, I think it is high time you begin to understand that we the people want definite rules - strict as they may be, because we want safe and clean public areas for everyone - every class - from Luzon Visayas and Mindanao.

I no longer want to feel guilty about wanting to be first world because just like most Filipinos, we will do whatever it takes to be just that."


Source: Pia Morato