It is of great disdain on my part and the part of many Filipinos to place "honorable", "sir" or "ma'am" before your given legal names. But you seem to relish and actually thrive on it. But just the same, I've started this message with "Dear." It's the best I could start with.
For many decades now, you have trampled on our basic rights as a democratic nation. "By the people, of the people, and for the people." Can you even understand it? Do you even know that we have a Constitution? That we, the Payless & Lucky Me taxpayers are supreme in this land of the free?
One of my favorites:
Bill of Rights
Section 7. The right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized. Access to official records, and to documents and papers pertaining to official acts, transactions, or decisions, as well as to government research data used as basis for policy development, shall be afforded the citizen, subject to such limitations as may be provided by law.
Section 10. No law impairing the obligation of contracts shall be passed.cralaw
Wishful thinking on my part, of course.
For decades now, you and your kind have filled up the bureaucracy as if hematophagous leeches that will never leave their prey (the government treasury) come hell or tsunami. By the way, leeches have suckers on both ends.
You are NEVER above me (us, taxpayers). READ (do you or can you even read?):
DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES AND STATE POLICIES
PRINCIPLESSection 1. The Philippines is a democratic and republican State. Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.
Section 4. The prime duty of the Government is to serve and protect the people.
Section 5. The maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty, and property, and promotion of the general welfare are essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy.cralawOf course, many of the principles and state policies stated therein have become plain election speech taunts that all the more deceive the lesser kind of taxpayer, which portion of their brain you have so successfully infected.
So, what gives when we come in your office and ask something from you to do? You should be the one answering "Aye, aye, right away sir!" right?
But no. With snoot nose and soot between your ears, you instigate fear on the taxpayer as if your authority came from somewhere else.
In fact, you have come to violate the most the law that put you there in the first place.
Section 2. The Congress shall provide a system for securing the secrecy and sanctity of the ballot as well as a system for absentee voting by qualified Filipinos abroad.cralaw
Because ballots have never been as pure as the Constitution writers would like to believe. It is tainted with filth, greed, fraud, and the worst criminal acts that could ever be committed to 103,775,002 million people in this part of the world!
COMELEC for one have rarely exercised this mandate:
(6) File, upon a verified complaint, or on its own initiative, petitions in court for inclusion or exclusion of voters; investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute cases of violations of election laws, including acts or omissions constituting election frauds, offenses, and malpractices.cralaw
So, you expect us to respect you and you actually believe there should be sincerity in the word "dear"?
This is only the beginning.
Your incapacity, incompetence, and stupidity have bored on us for so long. It is high time the bureaucracy experience a blood transfusion, because your kind have infected the governance some kind of a plague, a terminal and fatal disease that not even the highest paid doctors and magicians of the world could revive.