By N Mark Castro
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
Indeed, it was the deranged Friedrich Nietzsche who gave such a foreboding warning to would-be heroes, but one in which everyone else fails …
By N Mark Castro
Spreading like wildfire in Philippine news today is the insensitive remark of senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar on Philippine nurses.
Actually, (Filipino) nurses don’t need to finish BSN (Bachelor of Science, Nursing). Because our nurse (s) just want to become Room Nurse. Or in America and in other countries they’re like only, just caregivers. They don’t need to be that good.
Unfortunately, Cynthia Villar is one of the leading senatorial candidates and — if Philippine political polling systems are to be believed — is almost secured of a slot in the Senate.
For someone who claims to fight for the plight of the poor and downtrodden, Cynthia Villar surely has their best interests at heart; after all, nobody can screw you better than your own kind.
REPRESENTING BIG BUSINESS
Lest we forget, Cynthia Villar is the wife of Senator and former losing presidential candidate Manny Villar who, together, made their money in providing affordable real estate to the lower middle class. If you will recall, Senator Manny Villar was also accused of steering an infrastructure project to ensure that it encompasses his properties so as to add value to it. Based on the transcript of the show where Cynthia Villar appeared, one can surmise which side of the spectrum the Villars represent … clearly, it doesn’t have anything to do with the poor or the downtrodden. Read the rest of this entry