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COMELEC displays classic Pinoy legislative execution

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Stars told to go on leave

Dolphy, Kris Aquino, and Willie Revillamé will have to go on leave from their television shows if they continue to endorse candidates, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said Wednesday.

The PPCRV said the Fair Election Act made it mandatory for actors, columnists and other mass media personalities endorsing candidates to resign or take a leave from their TV shows or media outfits during the campaign period.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it was prepared to implement this provision of the law (Inquirer.net).

The multi-million-peso strong Manny Revillaramé tandem!

What the F?! Prepared to implement an already existing law when the damage has already been done?! So does this mean that COMELEC just warms its @$$ while waiting for an election-related offense before it implements already existing laws? But I thought laws are implemented to prevent offenses to ever happen.

For sure, this setup is no different from other bureaucracies and local institutions.

Baloney. But stupid me… what should I expect from Pinoy legislation?

That’s it. Nothing but baloney.

So bring on the celebrities. Leave them alone. Celebrities and politicians are no different from each other.

In Pinoy politics, entertainment comes first before legislation. The latter’s going to be disrespected, anyway. So what the heck, just bring it on! We need more fun!

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