I had a conversation with my lawyer-friend via overseas call last Friday. She was an acting dean of a graduate school of one of the big universities in the university belt and became an acting dean of the college of law of another university after the bank where she was a VP closed shop. She is a widow. Her husband was a prosecutor before he established the law office. Both of them were law graduates from UP.
Why am I talking about her?
Ellen Tordesillas wrote:
Sa kanyang talumpati sa National Convention ng Prosecutors League of the Philippines sa General Santos City, nagboluntaryo si Aquino na maging instructor ng prosecutors sa pagbabaril. Ang isang hilig kasi ng Pangulo maliban sa mamahalin at mabibilis na kotse at maglaro ng computer games at mag-baril.
Years ago, my friend's husband was killed by an assassin one early morning. He got a gun but if you know the MO of assassin, there is not even a minute to blink. Hindi naman yan darating and engage a gunfight with the target. The couple was about to alight from their car when the man calmly approached the husband; pointed a gun at him shot him in the head.
The assassin looked at my friend who was cradling the body of the fallen husband before he walked away. No hurry, no fear. That was in the parking area of the building where the husband and the wife had the law office. My friend would never forget that cold stare and a face that was devoid of emotion. Para bang sinasabing, walang personalan, trabaho lang ito.
According to some people, the fee is from Php 500 to Php 5,000. They kill only the intended victim. No collateral damage.
The latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed an overall decline in ratings of personal and economic optimism of Filipinos as many believe their lives have worsened under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III in the past year.Many were criticizing Revillame for dole-outs to the poor in order for the masses to patronize his show. But the government executives who come from the " holy cow universities" and may not have experienced missing a single meal are in the same boat with the much hated TV host. They also give dole-outs to the poor to solve poverty.
So when they started giving cash to the poor in the amount of a little more than a thousand a month, they expected that the people who received the money would declare that at last they are hunger-fee.. The poverty problem is solved but the survey showed otherwise. Allelujah. Yan ang sinasabing AKALAKOECONOMICS.