Saturday, July 3, 2010

We Shall See

In front of the University of the Philippines yesterday I saw Land Transportation Office personnel making random stops and inspections of vehicles. I got curious as to what they were looking for—they were checking under the vehicles' hoods—but I didn't dare ask. I certainly wasn't able to make the connection to the President's "walang wang-wang" vow in his inaugural address. It was only later in the day, when someone visiting from out of town recounted that her vehicle was among those checked, that I learned what those LTO dudes were up to.

In Metro Manila, among those apprehended were the vice-governor of Misamis Occidental and a former Quezon City Representative who, inexplicably, still uses an "8" protocol license plate despite the expiration of her term.

I must say I'm impressed. We'll see, though, if tardiness such as this will make the President rethink his stand. I myself won't mind if he uses his wang-wang privilege. His convoy's stops at red lights must be hell for the poor Presidential Security Group. And it wouldn't do for him to be late for high-level appointments in the future.

Besides, it's not as if the new President's backtracking wouldn't have a precedent.


  1. I think it's a good start for President Noy, not using his wangwang. It gives the impression that though he is commander in chief of our motherland, he still among us. He is still keeping his feet on the ground. Regarding being late, I suppose he could always give himself a head start, by getting ready for his appointments earlier. Kind of like a freshie having a dreaded 7:30 am class. Just my opinion though.

  2. It turns out the President shares your opinion. "Aquino copes with siren ban: Wake up early" Thanks for the visit!

  3. Sure, anytime. That's how we bloggers do right? :)


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