I wonder if these traditional politicians ever played games when they were kids? I'm not gonna talk about X box, PSPs, Wiis and other computer games anymore.
n some games, a person has to be tagged "it" commonly known as 'taya". This is easily resolved by beating each other by jack n poy or 'rock, paper, scissor". Now, in the pregame of determining who is 'it' already promotes sportsmanship. As the "it", you have to bow in luksong-baka, look for hiding players in taguan-pung, run after other players in habulan or guard the can in tumbang- preso. These clearly show that in a game, someone has to serve and try to tag other players in order to be replaced as 'it'. It is the same in our society, in order to survive. In the Philippine politics, everyone promises to serve - I just don't realize if fulfilled. Or, do these politicians really mean serving constituents or serving their interests?
When McCain conceded to Obama in the recent US elections a few days ago, he gained my respect. It was game well fought. Acceptance that you lose a fight shows maturity and his ability to understand where he stands. The democrat president-elect was a gentleman as he thanked supporters during his speech. What I adored in his speech was when he said he will listen. Listen to all of the people, especially when they disagree. Have we seen this in Philippine politics.
Now, I hope politicians in the Philippines will go back to their childhood days. Try to look from the perspective of children as they played. Imagine playing luksong tinik or tirahang tsinelas. Being sport is a sign of maturity that even children embody. Accepting defeat and being humble as they win. With the intention to serve like the 'it', whenever possible.