Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh Conrad! Oh Conrad's bro! There's the RUB!

Conrado De Quiros' brother has been appointed President of the Philippine Social Security System...
Ayala bank exec named to head SSS
PRESIDENT Aquino named banker Emilio de Quiros Jr. as president of the Social Security System and sugarcane plantation owner and farmer advocate Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin as administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).
De Quiros replaced Romulo Neri while Bautista-Martin succeeded Rafael Coscolluela.
De Quiros, brother of columnist Conrado de Quiros, has been executive vice president of the Bank of Philippine Islands since 2004.
A banker for 30 years, De Quiros was head of the BPI Asset Management and Trust Group, and treasurer and chief technology officer of the former Far East Bank and Trust Co.
He was director of National Reinsurance Corp. of the Philippines from June 2006 until June 2009.
De Quiros, an AB Economics graduate from Ateneo de Naga, has a masteral degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
And I was wondering, how could one of the brainiest columnists I follow on Philippine Daily Inquirer fall for the emotionally ridden drivel that was P-Noy's campaign.

Of course, Conrado's brother is well qualified.

Of course, Conrado's brother is not going to pillage the SSS.

Of course, whatever Conrado wrote was completely unbiased just as perhaps Ricky Carandang and Manuel Quezon III was not biased.

Here's a definition of altruism...

Altruism (pronounced /ˈæltruːɪzəm/) is selfless concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures, and a core aspect of various religious traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Sikhism, and many others. Altruism is the opposite of selfishness.
Altruism can be distinguished from feelings of loyalty and duty. Altruism focuses on a motivation to help others or a want to do good without reward, while duty focuses on a moral obligation towards a specific individual (for example, God, a king), a specific organization (for example, a government), or an abstract concept (for example, patriotism etc.). Some individuals may feel both altruism and duty, while others may not. Pure altruism is giving without regard to reward or the benefits of recognition and need.
The term "altruism" may also refer to an ethical doctrine that claims that individuals are morally obliged to benefit others. Used in this sense, it is the opposite of egoism.
Here's what the Philippine Journalist Code of Ethics say:
I shall not let personal motives or interests influence me in the performance of my duties; nor shall I accept or offer any present, gift or other consideration of a nature which may cast doubt on my professional integrity.

Here's what the KBP code says:
Sec.4. When a person employed or engaged in anycapacity in a station becomes a candidate or is employed or retained in any capacity by a candidate or political party, he shall go on leave for the duration of the election period or his employment may be terminated by the station. (G)


pasigriveravenger said...

it's also interesting to note that just a few days before his brother's appointment was announced, conrado wrote a column wherein he defended his decision to campaign for noynoy.

now it really is obvious.

it's a bit sad, conrado has become nothing more than an influence peddler.

Anonymous said...

Unless we have a strong evidence to support our stand, it is but prudent to hold our tongue. Let us give Conrado the benefit of the doubt. If at all, why was he not appointed, instead of his brother, to not only the SSS but the SUPREME INFLUENCE PEDDLER of the Philippines. I think the man is straight.

Admin said...

Anonymous... Evidence of what? Eh? Did I accuse Conrado of anything? Hirap kasi, kapag tutoo, masakit talaga.

Anonymous said...

de quiroz, carandang, quezon 3, marami pa sa abs-cbn and inquirer, dapat bigyan ng opportunity to make hay while the sun is up. Sayang naman ang efforts nila during the elections. NEUTRAL NA NEUTRAL NAMAN CLA??? Ethics ...wala sa vocs nila yan...inggit lang tayo dahil yayaman na cla...tayo kulelat pa rin...lulubugin din cla ng araw!!!

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