An old article authored by The Call Of The Wild
I recently read an article in the newspaper about the current squabbles between the son of the former Speaker of the House, Mr. de Venecia, and the first Gentleman Arroyo. I can not help but chuckle. I was not surprised with the involvement of the husband of President Arroyo. He has had his fingers on every scandal related to graft and corruptions. And the President is not going to stop him or do anything about it. It is good for their family.
They are going to amass billions of dollars before her term is over. It is good business to be President of the Philippines and good business to be the husband of the president. It seems like the First Couple are trying to compete with Bill Gates. However, Bill Gates amassed his billions by working….
That is the difference. The First Gentleman is immune from prosecution. Who will dare to go against the greedy couple? They hold the people HOSTAGE by using their police and their military. The military and police are not there to protect the integrity of the constitution, to “Protect and to Serve” the welfare of the people. They are there to protect and to serve the interest of President Arroyo and her husband. What happened to Mr. Lozada ? That was part of intimidation… Do you believe that?? Do you think the whole Filipino people from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are that stupid to believe it?
Since the time of Marcos up to the present, they use the same tactics of intimidations: killings, kidnappings, murders, the disappearances of people that were brave enough to express their thoughts and opinions, the disappearance of student activists that held rallies in the streets to express their fight against the cuddling of corrupt officials that includes the First Couple. As I went through the list of journalist killed, I can’t help but ponder what the hell is going on in the Philippines? Many journalists were killed because they were brave enough to announce to the world what is going on in the Philippines. They were the true martyrs. I salute those who died in expressing their beliefs and principles and to those journalists that are struggling right now and risking their lives for the sake of true journalism, keep up the good work, we are with you. We salute you.
Where are the people and journalists that were picked up by the military? Where is justice? These poor people went in the streets to express their rights as Filipino citizen and were supposed to be protected by free speech as written in the constitution. Where are they?
Of course, you can almost predict the outcome of the rivalry of the two powerful families. They are all mixed in the same pot. The other family tolerated and connived with the First Couple as long as they both benefited from sacking the government’s coffer. No more, No less. Each and every one of them had their fingers on the golden pot in all the government dealings that involved making more and more money. The big problem is that THEY ARE ALL GREEDY. When it involves big time kickbacks, everybody was scrambling to get into the Chinese pie. And lo and behold! It was not a surprise that the First Gentleman got the bid and the kickbacks. Of course, the other family did not like it and wanted revenge. Now, the”BAHO” start to come out. They started to spill the “MABAHO BEANS” and all went into chaos. The first couple scrambles to find a scapegoat. Beware, my friends and people of the Philippines. Watch this……
THE OLD MODUS OPERANDI IS NOW IN FULL SWING
Of course, the president will give a speech denying the allegations of graft and corruptions involving her husband. She will say it was politically motivated etc, etc, same old mabaho sh__….
Of course, there will be massive rallies, speeches by those politicians that did not get a share of the Chinese pie or (millions of dollars in kickbacks) Honest daw sila. Do you believe it?
Of course, the president will order an investigation about the graft and corruption that is plaguing the nation. A FARCE!
Of course, the president and her cohorts will try to find a way of getting out of this predicament…… Let’s divert the attention of these pesky protesters.
Of course, it was the works of Al Qaeda and the president will cry to the U.S. please help us ( to get more money from U.S.) and blame the NPA.
Of course, the president will mobilize her police and the military and hunt for the Al Qaeda, the NPA and the Invisible Foe.
Of course, now the president will have an excuse to declare an Emergency proclamation to curtail the rights of the people, to intimidate, to silence targeted vocal protesters, kidnappings, disappearances of young students who are idealistic and potential enemy of the administration.
The rampant killings without mercy and hesitations whether that person was a husband with children and wife or a young bright student whose only fault was being idealistic and patriotic. The many decent people whose only fault was that they expressed their feelings, opinions and beliefs were killed by their own countrymen. By the very same police and soldiers whose duty was to protect their countrymen not to kill them. All for the benefit of the president……
Where is the UN and the Human Rights Organizations? Where are they? There are so many killings going on and they are killing the people with impunity. There is so much lawlessness and the country is continuously annihilating its own intellectuals. It is becoming like a pogrom. The judges, the SC judges, the magistrates, the ombudsmen were all powerless to serve the oppressed. It seems.
When the late dictator Marcos was deposed, there was great jubilation and relief amongst the people. At last, we can have a president that is more concern of the people and their welfare and the improvement of economy and prosperity. But look what happened? It is the same sh__ with a different smell. We were successful in kicking out Marcos, but look who replaced him? His very own wife and children that had bankrupted our government coffers. The same people with the same last names whose role models were corrupt leaders and the mother is a flamboyant greedy hypocrite thief.
Who is replacing the old corrupt politicians? Their children! Their children found out in their early age that to be successful and rich, you have to be in politics. The family of de Venecias, the Macapagals, the Arroyos, the Estradas, the Marcoses etc, etc.
They don’t want bright, uncorrupted, idealistic young individuals who are on their way to change the way the government is being run. They are eliminating our young children who are bright and full of vigor and vitality and ideals. They are eliminating our future generations of more honest and idealistic individuals that are the hope of the future. We will end up having leaders that are products of the same families of politicians that had no hesitations of enriching themselves at the expense of the people.
The people’s power was successful in kicking out Marcos a few decades ago hoping that the deposed corrupt leader will be replaced by a decent honest leader. But, look if you think Marcos was a brutal dictator, Is Arroyo better than him? Undoubtedly, the president is practicing Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”. Read on….
And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, You and I know that this is the same sh__ that has happened so many times, you can almost predict it. So, what shall we do? Sit and twiddle our thumbs? Do nothing? Join the rallies and cry our hearts out? Run away and go to Japan and become a japajuki? Go to Arab countries and be their slaves? Not a bad idea. The government doesn’t want you to progress here in the Philippines. They want you to join the rest of the OFW that are enslaving themselves so that they can support their families and in turn support the government.
It is a big bucks man. No kidding. Millions of dollars are flowing in to support the Philippine economy. The government doesn’t care how you earn the money you send. Whether you prostituted, enslaved yourself, worked in the ditches. The government wants you to go away. Never mind if you are away from your family. Just get out of here and make some money abroad. The government says; just send me the money, honey. And you gladly do it because you are a true Filipino who loves your family. You will be gone for five, ten years? Your children barely remember your face! Your wife or husband have a kabit on the side. You can not blame him or her. You were gone too long!
These are the results of the ineptness and the horrendous massive corruptions of the top leaders of our government. Their priorities and concerns are for themselves. This is truly a sad, sad story of my country.