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HERE'S an interesting blog entry by JJ of Unsent: Notes to and from my former self. JJ did his own version of INQUIRER.net's Eleksyon 2007 podcast interview with Prospero Pichay called "Feeling Close: 2007 Senatorial Election -- Prospero Peachy Edition," and it's quite hilarious :) Here's an excerpt:
If you have a pretty good internet connection speed you could opt to listen to the podcasts which are divided into four parts to prevent you from dozing off. For those who have slow connections though I'd recommend reading the transcipt instead. :) For those who are lazy then go ahead and read my version of the Eleksyon 2007 podcast interview. Here are some "juicy parts" that I have selected. Do pardon me for voicing out my thoughts from time to time.
Joel Guinto: Hello, sir. Sir, why are you running for the Senate? Why should we "plant" you there especially since while in Congress you pushed for its abolition? Prospero Peachy: Well, you know, I was asking that question myself. Why did I run for senator when I could have, you know, spent an easy life, go back to private life, run my business and make more money rather than go for another public office? But you know, when I started politics in 1998, I was a businessman. And then I went to my province in Surigao del Sur and ran for the first district of Surigao del Sur, to serve the people of Surigao del Sur because I noticed that my province was actually deteriorating. It used to be a first-class province and then it deteriorated to become a third-class province because of the mismanagement of the politicians in my province. And while the other provinces were progressingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦the development was very fast. Roads were paved and bridges were concreted and the barangays were energized. Hospitals were modernized. School buildings were built. In our province, it remained stagnant. Unsent: I'm waiting for the answer...