It’s funnier for Mokongs in the Philippines
On the positive side, after the DOT released their “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign, It has effectively moved a good number of our netizens into action. My fb friends on one side started having fun in participating by posting their contribution to promote the campaign. On one side, others are having fun posting critical and sarcastic versions using the campaign in expressing their discontent.
We can’t deny, the campaign reached its objective on utilizing the online for its popularization, the fun way. It has effectively stirred debates and discussion. In its early stage it has and is serving its purpose satisfactorily.
It is too effective that we can’t also help but give our Mokong version. Kahit anong pigil nanggigigil ang aking mga mokong na daliri na pumindot at sumali.
Mokong Perspective welcomes “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign DOT effort. Ngunit, subalit, datapwat mainam, while DOT may have done a good job on the aspects of boosting the promotion the Philippine tourism industry, which is too early to judge, we can’t help but worry that just like other tourism campaigns, our government tend to ignore and cover –up the realities that are making it not too fun in the Philippines.
For mokong purposes, it will be more fun in the Philippines, if…
PNoy will start the year with a clear human rights action plan. It will be more fun if there will be resolutions for human rights violations cases, It’s really great fun breaking impunity. It’s definitely fun to have a clear policy against mining. It’s fun to stop contractualization. It’s fun in the Philippines if killings of journalists and human rights defenders will stop. It’s fun to have the FOI bill enacted, and many more…
The government must look into these issues or mokongs will have to post a counter proposal changing it into “It’s funnier in the Philippines!”
IMPUNITY, It’s funnier in the Philippines!
Human Rights violators were getting awards instead of punishment. In some cases they are now good in invoking their rights and fear for their lives.
Where rebels and activists were charged of common crimes and perpetrators of massacre charged of rebellion.
GREED, It’s funnier in the Philippines!
Large scale mining companies, illegal loggers and business tycoons washed their hands from disasters and contractualizations and blamed it to Filipinos. So it’s more fun to mine Philippines.
Government agencies like the MGB and DOLE became spokespersons for businesses.
Thousands of workers not heard.
Salaries are lower, unions are busted.
DEMOCRACY, It’s funnier in the Philippines!
There are more than 300 political prisoners languishing in jails.
Corrupt politicians get elected.
JUSTICE SYSTEM, It’s funnier in the Philippines!
Thousands waited in detention for years for verdict on crimes charged to them. Government claims that our detention facilities are not ready for international scrutiny.
Where foreigners charged of rape and other crimes, the powerful and rich were exempted from suffering congestion and harsh conditions of jails.
ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE, It’s funnier in the Philippines!
For a nation known for its victory against dictatorship and tyranny, for more than a decade now, our policy makers failed to enact an anti-enforced disappearance law.
TORTURE, It’s funnier in the Philippines!
Suspected perpetrators of torture were transferred and given new assignments somewhere else while victims seemed being punished for getting the burden of proof on their shoulders.
A policeman charged of torture was allowed to teach in a police academy.
These are just few among the so many possible reasons why we can definitely attract tourist and boost foreign investments. It’s funnier here.
If you don’t find this article funny, that’s the point.