Not really related to guns, except that this situation screws up my buy-a-gun-at-the-November-gunshow plan : but I just want to share with you, my fellow Pinoys, that in a GOCC in which I am a director- 1) the top officers and directors have taken 60% paycuts (and it wasn't all that much to begin with - only a few of the GOCCs, mainly NAPOCOR, PAGCOR and the Govt. Financial Institutions- actually pay their staff a lot); 2) in board meetings, coffee and sandwiches are no longer served ; 3) the staff will not get their usual Christmas gratuity, nor will there be any Christmas office party (I feel bad about the rank and file- the janitors won't get Christmas gratuity? oh God). (Does my GOCC contribute money to the government ? Oh hell yes, billions net positive.) Actually, guys, it's only NAPOCOR and a few other GOCCs that account for the great majority of GOCC losses. But all of us GOCCs got hit by draconian slashes. Unfair? Eh. Times are tough for all of us; just want you guys to know that people who work for government corporations are really making sacrifices at this time, and apparently indefinitely into the future.Saddest thing is that even with these sacrifices, and heavier taxes and other measures, this country will still probably not make it.