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Daang matuwid, aka ‘palusot’ Written by Jonathan de la Cruz

Friday, July 6, 2012

Daang matuwid, aka ‘palusot’

Now, P-Noy’s daang matuwid’ (straight and narrow path) has taken  a new meaning given the latest statements of Presidential Communications Development and Strategy (PCDS) Secretary Ricky Carandang and Sen. Frank Drilon, two of P-Noy’s closest allies. It is now equivalent to palusot, roughly translated as sly/pathetic excuse, pretence/alibi/false example) which, if we go by the administration’s bloggers, caused the ouster of then Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice (CJ) Renato Corona. It seems the administration has so imbibed a Goebbels like culture of double speak and sloganeering that it has been passing off white lies and half truths as the real ones. Stretching the truth and name calling are fast becoming second skin to these people, they simply cannot shed these off. Apparently, they are used to such contortions.

Is it any wonder these guys gloried in the perorations of Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Fariñas as he skewered then CJ Renato Corona for his alleged SALn palusot? Well, it really takes one to... you know. Let’s take the latest Carandang and Drilon palusots.

Carandang has been quoted as saying that the administration was in dialog with the Chinese to lower tensions in the disputed areas in the South China Sea even as he was taking about plans to ask the United States to send P3C Orion spy planes to “monitor the disputed territories.” Then he proceeds to advise that the move “should not be construed by Beijing as a provocation since the spy planes would not be armed.” How naive if not utterly stupid can one get?.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/commentary/item/1146-daang-matuwid-aka-%E2%80%98palusot%E2%80%99


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