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Hypocritical no wang-wang policy Written by Ninez Cacho-Olivares

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hypocritical no wang-wang policy


The hypocrisy of the “no wang-wang” policy of Noynoy, during his inauguration as president can hardly be missed, after Noynoy and his escorts in a convoy not only got riled up over a Quezon City policeman not giving them way, but also had him sacked for the same reason.

The hypocrisy arises due to the fact that when Noynoy enunciated his “no more wang-wang policy,” what was meant then was that the wang-wangs or sirens were the symbols of power, influence and perks and he wanted that stopped.

Remember what Noynoy said then? Didn’t he tell the nation, the gist of which was: “Have you been irked by these wang-wangs that make you move out of the way so these powerful people could pass?” He then added: “Me, too.”

This was later followed by his claim to the nation of “kayo ang boss ko.”

But even as the sirens were muted, the symbol of power was still there, in those blinking blue and red lights of government escorts---especially the President and his escorts--replaced the wang-wang, although they serve the very same purpose and symbol, since vehicles still have to make way for these powerful people in government.

He also said the attitudinal change in the people — which his mouthpieces claim is his biggest achievement — has come, what with drivers now stopping at red traffic lights..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/commentary/item/1722-hypocritical-no-wang-wang-policy

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