House Bill Number 5379, a.k.a. the Anti-Angry Birds Bill, is next on queue to this lawmaker's craigslist. The law, according to Representative Castelo, (paraphrased) will detect and look at product diversity in the market. The root to the evolution of this bill is the disappointment of the lawmaker to finding suitable gifts for his godchildren after seeing 168 Mall in Tutuban overwhelmed with toys, shirts, and other merchandise with caricatures of Angry Birds characters.
Diversity. Does this man really observe well?
Drop by any random mall. You will see a siomai stall beside another beside another. You will spot bags, notebooks, pencil cases flooded of the same TV personalities' faces/show and what-not. Tea stores springing like mushrooms than ever. Fastfood chains offering unlimited rice after one franchise offered the same deal. Where is diversity anyway? What scope is this mad-man trying to encapsulate? To what improvement is he seeking?
Diversity is generally blinded by instant popularity. Eventually, business owners would try to go-with-the-flow, mow-in-the-row, ride in the bandwagon, so they won't get left behind. The next thing you know, everyone is offering different things that look the same.
It is quite a shame that most officials who got elected on the 2010 elections have neurotic disorders. Where is the brain? Have the zombies taken them yet?
I see no clear reason why we should take this congressman seriously. He's definitely gone nuts. With the rate he's going, the next suggestions could be as close to Anti-Exhaling Bill. There are more important things than picking on kiddie stuff while the National Budget needs proper apportioning. He should get a life, honestly.