"In societies where Robbing Hoods are treated like a celebrity it is but natural to expect political parties to act like a Mafia syndicate" Political Jaywalker "In a nation where corruption is endemic people tend to confuse due process with aiding and abetting criminals" Political Jaywalker "War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left" Bertrand Russell "You have just one flash flood of money, you keep your people poor. It's like a time bomb and it's scary" Philippine Lawmaker

A family affair with the Paredes clan

The campaign for a seat in the senate is a family affair in the Paredes household; they put together this home-made video as a short message to the public during the home stretch to the polls. It was all done at home, from the music, the lyrics, the instrumentation, editing, the shoot, and everything else in the production of a short video message.

Music, instrumentation, vocals by Pope
Lyrics by Maddie
Video by Ian
Video editing by Maddie
Executive Producer: Oly Paredes
Assistants: Emman, Carla, Jesse and AB

In contrast other senatorial candidates’ campaign expenses have now exceeded a BILLION PESOS, now where are these candidates getting this kind of money? Some are reportedly coming from anak ng Jueteng the new kingmaker in pathetic trapo politics. How are they going to recoup such investment? Well for one they have the P250Million Pork Barrel per year and other perks so what’s the worry?

Here is how Jess Paredes summarize the state of trapo politics in the Philippines:

Woefully, at present, we are unfortunate to have and contend with politica

l leaders who unashamedly and relentlessly indulge in their own brand of politics which is synonymous with:

a.) Celebrity, entertainment, or circus;

b.) Pork barrel;

c.) Political family dynasty;

d.) Patronage;

e.) Pay-off;

f.) Deception;

g.) Abuse;

h.) Hypocrisy;

i.) Dishonesty;

j.) Cheating;

k.) Immoral compromises; &

l.) Guns, goons, & gold (in 100s of million pesos, or billions)

They are the obiquitous, age-old, antiquated and abhorred traditional politicians, or, the TRAPOS!!! – whose only “achievement” is the brazen corruption of all that is good in government of which the inevitable pathetic consequence, of course, is the utter destruction and impoverishment of our beloved country and people.

All these, the TRAPOS, committed, in the name of “public service” and the high positions they occupy, in order to enrich themselves, their families, and their private or family businesses and interests, at the expense of and wanton disregard of the Filipino people who are:

a.) Poor, very poor;

b.) Downtrodden;

c.) Marginalized;

d.) Suffering;

e.) Abused;

f.) Violated;

g.) Neglected;

h.) Discriminated;

i.) Jobless;

j.) Hungry;

k.) Homeless;

l.) Sick

m.) Dying;

n.) Jailed; and

o.) Killed.

The foregoing considered, are we still surprised if the Philippines, once second only to Japan in economy in the 50s and 60s, have deteriorated to become now one of the poorest and the most corrupt in Asia?

Our motherland remains to this day as one of the richest country in natural resources; and our people, one of the most intelligent and talented peoples in the world!

We have come this low, very, very low because of our bad and soul-less leaders that we, yes we, have elected, time and again, and have perpetuated, allowed and tolerated to do what they did or did not do, and continue to do what they did and what they did not do..

These TRAPOS are the cancer cells or cancerous parts in our society! Shall we not extinguish them? Shall we not amputate them! Shall we not save the life, or what is left of it, of our motherland, the Philippines – our Inang Bayan nating mahal?

We must, and we shall! Not later, but now! Time is of the essence! It is crucial!

Therefore, during the coming elections, on May 14, 2007, let us BOOT out these TRAPOS!

Instead, let us all together VOTE for the SINCERE, HONEST, FEW GOOD MEN of Ang Kapatiran Party:


b.) Atty. ADRIAN SISON, and,



PAREDES, SISON, BAUTISTA, with GOD AND all of us behind them in support, shall provide the first few steps in the journey of a thousand miles towards a God-favored, harmonious, healthy, peaceful, joyful, prosperous, vibrant, and honorable country and people!

Such is the country and people we want! Such is the country and people we see! Such is the country and people it shall be!

Together, on May 14, 2007, we can all make it happen!

May God’s favor and blessings be with us all in this our greatest and proudest

Check out the rest of the pictures on the May1st Prayer Rally held at Quezon memorial Circle here.


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