Have you read the headline the other day saying that the government is subsidizing the cost of rice and noodles for the benefit of the country's poor? Some people might say that it is a great idea; others, however, will just smirk and say that it is just a gimmick, pang-pogi points. Methink that it is an admission the country is in deep shit.
You see, instant noodles is the galunggong of the new millennium. Galunggong, of course, was the indicator of poverty and hunger during the time of Presidentita Cory, that's Kris Aquino's mom for kids below 18 years old. In the 80's everytime the price of galunggong increase there would be a great uproar.
This plan to shoulder part of the cost of instant noodles means that some Filipinos cannot even afford to shell out 5 pesos to buy noodles! This is a tragedy. I remember that SWS had a survey which revealed that close to 15% of Filipinos or about 12 million have nothing to eat for at least a day. That survey was undertaken in 2004.
I think it is about time we do something about it before we turn this country into another Ethiopia where millions starved to death in the 1980s. Will subsidizing the cost of noodles solve this problem of hunger? The answer is a big fat NO. Distributing food coupons will not also do the trick.
What do we do then?
First, the government should abandon its adherence to trade liberalization which has caused serious damages to our industries including agriculture and garments. This policy is the reason why so many businesses closed shops resulting to job loss to millions of workers.
Secondly, let us wipe all politicians off the face of the earth. Instead of focusing on the economy, these idiots are busy plotting against each other. I'm all for the ouster of Tita Glo but it should not be the focus of all our energies. If you are not as articulate and as media-savvy as Chiz then shut the f*ck up and concentrate on your work as a legislator or local chief executive. If you still persist then we have no choice but to blow your brains into bits.