01662: The State of Affairs In the Country

So the whole PDAF case is starting to get somewhere with 3 senators charged with pludering over P581 million and with even more cases potentially to be filed in the future. This is just the tip of the iceberg for a much larger conspiracy of sorts that could affect a fair number of lawmakers. We can only hope that it will take a lot less time to get someone convicted compared to our last high profile plunder case. Meanwhile, politicians are still arguing whether accused senators can report for work or not. Such crazy times that we live in indeed.

On the other hand, over 60 hostages have finally been released by the MNLF in Zamboanga although this has nothing to do with the supposed ceasefire negotiated by Vice President Binay last Saturday. Two movie theaters were bombed last Monday with the MNLF denying involvement and the Vice President claiming that he originally had the President's authority to negotiate with the terrorists.

So what does this all mean? It's hard to say, really. It's not like these two major events have direct links of any way.  But the state of affairs in this country is less than ideal for now. There's a saying that gets thrown around about things getting worse before they get better and I wonder if we're still in the worse part and getting ready for the better part. Things do seem to be turning for the better, but then are we seeing the whole picture just yet?