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There’s another reason why Filipinos should love Hilary Clinton. She vowed to support the Filipino-American War Veterans Compensation Bill, and she scores! I heard it on the news this morning over the local radio. I am not much of a Clinton fan but I think vouching to pass this bill is certainly a smart move on her part.
"It is my honor to have the opportunity to salute these brave Filipino men and women who gallantly gave their lives for the freedom that citizens of both the Philippines and the United States now enjoy. I have been a strong supporter of the Filipino Veterans of World War II who have been denied benefits as a result of the 1946 Rescission Act," Clinton said.
Filipino-ethnicity is one of the top three Asian groups living in America according to the U.S. Census Bureau (second to the Chinese). In California alone, Filipino Americans are roughly one million, currently the largest Asian ethnic group in California. The Los Angeles Times states that Filipinos are "California's largest Asian community." Now, Obama must think of his own stunt to beat that.
Potato and Corn over Rice
So here’s the deal. Since the country is running out of rice supply (NFA claims), the government is promoting alternative crops over rice. Eat potato/sweet potato. Or eat corn. People are in great alarm so some greedy rice traders make a mark of hoarding them and selling them for a higher price. I hope you all rot in hell…you monstrous, rice stealers (the government included)! Be in the loop, the country is now targeting to import 2.7 million metric tons (from the 1.7 million metric tons that NFA earlier pronounced). We have the Vietnamese and the Thais to help us on this verge. Which is ironic, since they used to come to our country, study in our universities (because it's cheap and professors are geniuses) and we taught them how to plant rice. Now look were we are? Also, didn't it occur to you (and me) that IRRI or the International Rice Research Institute is based in the Philippines? Heck, my friend and college buddy, Crim has just got her application accepted there. Okay I am digressing.
Hear the fact: Filipinos can’t eat potato. It will add to the global warming. Methane gas, my friend. Bad, bad for the environment too. Just think of the air! Also true for corn. We’re not having feeds for dinner. I love corn but there’s no way Filipinos could have a full, real meal without rice. And even though I try to cut down my rice intake, it’s dreadful to even think that I am going to eat my favorite tuyo (dried fish) with potato instead of rice.
Me, Myself and I
More often than not, I hate not being in command. I like to put things in a 'what to do list' and ensure everything is covered for the day. But I am also the most ‘disorganized' person you'll ever meet. I want everything as I left it. Otherwise I won't know where I'd put things. I am one heck of an organized-disorganized yakker. Oh yes, I am a walking oxymoron of myself. :-)