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Why Manny Pacquiao Should Not Join Politics?

MANILA, AUGUST 28, 2006 (STAR) BULL MARKET, BULL SHEET By Wilson Lee Flores (Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. –Dr. Laurence J. Peter, author of The Peter Principle)I was aghast when ex-President Cory C. Aquino recently told me that international boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and movie actor Cesar Montano are both planning to run for Manila vice mayor next year as running mates – of Mayor Lito Atienza’s son and of Senator Ping Lacson, respectively. I believe Pacquiao and even Montano might fall victim to that management maxim called the "Peter Principle." Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter formulated the Peter Principle in his 1968 book based on the idea that employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then are often promoted to and remain at a level at which they are incompetent. He said: "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incom…

Senate has lost right to exist..

MANILA, AUGUST 14, 2006 (STAR) The Senate has lost the moral right to claim that it has been working for the people after ignoring hundreds of legislation and the nationwide clamor by millions of Filipinos to amend the Constitution, two House leaders say. Deputy Majority Leader Rodolfo Antonino of Nueva Ecija and Rep. Monico Puentevella of Bacolod City blasted opposition Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr. for "grossly diverting" attention from the real issue of the Senate’s "monumental failure" to focus on its primary constitutional duty of legislation. Antonino and Puentevella were reacting to the Senate’s regular conduct of inquiries on alleged government anomalies, the latest of which is the reported misuse of the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration’s (OWWA) fund meant for Filipinos working overseas. The Senate and Malacañang, however, are at odds anew over the refusal of the administration to allow Cabinet members and other officials to attend the Sena…