Thursday, April 1, 2010


Lobotomy is a funny political coinage to describe what is known as political sodomy. This is a local contribution to the vocabulary of political parlance that means that a political personality is a victim of a political dumping. I first read this term in various columns of local columnists here in Davao when describing a political betrayal like what is happening to presidential candidate Gibo Teodoro. If reports were true then he is a victim of lobotomy.

The root word of "lobotomy" is "lobot" which is equivalent of the term "behind or butt" or may mean as "ass" or "asshole." Although the former is more decent than the vulgar word "kibot" which is probably asshole to you. Politically speaking, the bigwigs or those who have say in the party carrying Gibo are actually supporting other presidential candidate the reason why he (Gibo) does not enjoy support from the party leaders of the Lakas-Kampi. No wonder that Gibo decided to resign from the party of Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Poor Gibo. He is gibubu by the administration. Gibubu means poured down the drain. It happens in the Philippine politics and this is always an issue during election times.

BTW, the editorial cartoon posted here tackled the issue of the Indigenous People near Mt. Apo who are yet to feel or enjoy the much-touted development impact of the Mt. Apo geothermal project in the area.