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NGCP Fiasco: Why privatize NAIA?


What if the technical “glitch” and power outage problems in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and some parts of Metro Manila and Luzon provinces are connected to our problem with China, vis-a-vis the West Philippine Sea? Indeed, Chinese control of the country’s power grid (or greed) is a cause for alarm and of great national concern.

Why let foreigners own a part of our soul as a nation, I mean those highly important/critical operations (like power grid and telecom) without which the whole country would be in shambles and chaos? For goodness’ sake, reverse the situation and take back the Filipino sanity, immediately and without hesitation. No probe (misleading as it can be) is needed, just common sense.

FoolThis, again, is another misstep/foolery (and/or crookedness) by Philippine officials for not heeding valid, enlightened, apolitical criticisms prior to havoc, retrogression and the suffering of our people as a consequence. Corrupt.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), as stated in its own website, “is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s state-owned power grid, an interconnected system that transmits gigawatts of power at thousands of volts from where it is made to where it is needed.”

So goes the beef, and the “reef.” NGCP’s aphorism is “Bridging Power and Progress,” yet their chief mission now seems to be bringing “progress” without power, spurred and energized by “outside” forces, most likely.

Remember the animated comic film, “Despicable Me.” This is funny but despicable: Filipinos are fond of imitation, but, alas, we (or our officials) seem to have originality but only in doing things wrong and wickedly.

While it is right, proper, understandable, judicious and ideal that most international airports are actually state-owned, some so-called “public servants,” business people and tricky elements are pushing (openly, covertly, foolishly) for the privatization of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – for selfish, dubious end.

Haven’t we wondered why there has been a move/proposal to privatize NAIA? “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 22:3

Wise up.

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