Gene Alcantara as MP for UK parliament

Dear Mae Williams and other Fil-Brits,

Yes, please campaign for Gene Alcantara as an MP for the UK Parliament. He is a friend of mine, a good writer, and astute commentator on Philippine and British affairs. Although he has lived in the gray island these past many years, he retains a deep love for our country.

In the end, that is the only requirement one should have for public officials. Love for a country that will not make you cheat to win an election, gag the media, destroy the judiciary, turn the military pilots into your own private pilots.

I lived in the UK in the early 1990s and was vastly amused by their political satires, one of which was Mr. Prime Minister, if memory serves. They skewered the members of the Upper House and the Lower House, or as they put there, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

If these wicked and sharp satires were done here, the producer, directors, writer, crew and stars would have long been beheaded. Filipinos have a sense of humor, but we are pikon as well.

And as they say, in politics as well as in life: "ang mapikon, talo."

2 comments:

mini said...

good day Chair Remoto of the Ang LAdlad, I'm Myni SOriano from the Civil Service Commission under the Publications and Media Relations Division. We would like to invite you as our guest on our weekly tv program on NBN channel four. Our topic would be the LGBT's role in national development and their engagement in our national affairs. however, we find it diffcult to reach you through the contact details posted on the LAdlad website and on other digital networks as well and the coming tv program will be held this wednesday on april 29. if in case, how can I easily reach you so that I can give you a ring regarding the details and guidelines for the program should you consider our invitation.

also, if you could invite one from your organization who you consider as a gay role model who would like to come together as guest as well.


repectfully,
Myni Soriano
0927-822-9652

Hailen Reed said...

Allow me to be thoughtless and a tad overbearing.

The only reason I left a comment here is that this was the latest post.

And the only thing I know about you is through snippets from jessica zafra's columns. And the Ladlad books. Through these books I have embraced who I am.

How does a Filipino writer succeed in a country where people barely read?

More importantly, who would give a chance to a writer who has never published anything?

I'm not brilliant, but I'm good. What advice can you give the newbie?

Thanks.