Thursday, October 05, 2006

billboards, anorexia, board exams

So it seems people are finally serious about taking down those darn billboards. The question is, for how long?

It was funny how ABS-CBN finally got the message. For quite sometime now, they have been guilty of duplicity; they have been harping about those darn billboards while conveniently forgetting that their own billboards litter EDSA as well. The station has announced that they are taking down their billboards. It must have been a major decision particularly because GMA has not said anything yet about taking down their billboards (and the GMA billboards are bigger both in terms of size and quantity).

And maybe the Catholic hierarchy can also show some moral fiber by removing their billboards along EDSA as well. It is difficult to preach from a higher moral ground when people know that you are guilty of putting lives in danger.


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I was a little intrigued to read reports that detail Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago's bout with anorexia. Hmmm. I know that anorexia is a serious disease, but there are times when I can't help but wish I have selective anorexia. It's just that I find eating such a pleasurable activity and as result, I have ballooned to - never mind the exact number of kilograms.

What was likewise amusing was the way she was quoted in the reports. She admitted that it is a disease that is both physiological...and... attitudinal. Actually the technical term should be psychological, but well, I don't think the feisty lady wants that word attached to her for obvious reasons. What do you mean you don't know what those reasons are?

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I don't know about you, but I find all this debate about the nursing board exams fiasco so annoying already. If someone just came up with a decision very early on and implemented it ASAP rather than allowed this whole analysis by paralysis to take over, the problem should have been over by now.

But no, we have to get everyone's opinions first and go through all these charade about investigating people and all that hoopla. For crying out loud, someone resolve this issue and get it over and done with. And throw those guilty into the prison bin.

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