The Philippines current system of government that started since 2001 has brought immense wealth not to Filipino nation but to the people in government. Since the establishment of the Arroyo government, many individuals or personalities that supported the then vice-president Arroyo benefited by getting appointments to lucrative positions in the different government offices. Ultimately, their lifestyles improved because of the power that bestowed on them which were used in accumulating wealth in great amount.
The people in government considered their wealth as a badge of honor or a prestige even if it is ill gotten. It is annoying to see government officials riding in luxury cars passing by the slums area, dirt roads and poverty stricken communities. They lives in exclusive subdivisions, give their paramours lavish gifts and expensive travel vacations abroad. Sexy movie stars are what they prefer most where there are lots of them ready for the taking.
The moral bankruptcy of the government has morphed into a bigger monster that even the highest church official of the land is not bothered and pretending to be silent and blind with acute ear disease. Maybe the Cardinal can not see and hear the evil that has already reached the stage of obesity. Gluttony and thick skinned is what the people in government are made up. Church officials tolerated this kind of people while the rest of their brethren questioning the integrity and accountability of their government. Reports circulating around have said that this kind of people will persist beyond 2010 because the government is now readying new kind of maneuvering just to perpetuate their selves to hold onto the seat of power eternally.