The Lost Filipino

Geopoet writes the realism of the political spectrum of the Philippines from the ground of the Filipino masses. It portrays the realistic views of the small people who felt they are wrought of mass poverty as a result of so much political squabbles and bickering both from the top and lowest echelon of their own government. This is their story...our own story and it starts now... Get Paid to Take Surveys

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Halfslots...Halfcooks...A Centavo for Every Drop...

Engines Rattling While Playmakers Draw Their Lots On Whom To Locate The Lubrication Pumps...

Since the last known increase in oil prices in the world market, the local markets in many countries are getting started to locate possible solutions to the ever-increasing problem about oil and its by-products. A lot of people are wondering about the aftermath of such dearth in supplies in oil which would, of course, meant something to many.

As I have been imagining events by events, I’ve seen the tremendous setback suffered by our own country in terms of resolving the problem of fuel oil scarcity which triggered the increase of basic commodities, although government has been trying to control the increase of prices among basic commodities; but traders, with the sole intent of profiteering are trying to sludge a scenario that would justify their actions.

We can look at the scenario in the same matter of looking at a movie on a big screen; feeling tremendously the effects of every bit of action being undertaken by the playmakers themselves.

The government has been trying to calm down the populace trying to figure out a lot of choice words that certainly be appropriate to the hearings of the media and to whole nation as a whole. Skeptics certainly doubted some of the pronouncements made by the government side; but along the way, people’s trying times was consoled by the sweet choices of concerned tone on the part of the spokesman. Although it is hard to determine the sincerity of pronouncements with regard to certain government actions to alleviate the plight of the people, there are others who are rude enough, being convince to go beyond their own understanding.

The business people for a while is having their grand draw to locate the lubricating pump to size up the worst scenario that they could get out of government pronouncements. Though in the small way, they are creating a bigger proportion of the scenario already drawn to make people believe of the sincerity of the government to alleviate the already worsened conditions of the people; they are still hell-bent of coming up a better craft of making profits to the expense of the hardship of the common people who are living within the quagmire of their own loftiness.

Local government, on the other hand, are very silent about many things. Though the local officials are trying to make up for their losses in terms of tax collections because tax evasions and unwillingness to bill out their due taxes because of so much pain of finding sufficient amount of money to pay it off. A lot of local government employees are trying their very best effort to comply with what is targeted budget for their own self sustainment, but still the hard times haunts them well.

Common people, who are already bending their knees for a day’s work to earn a meager income to sustain the needs of their own family, are still popped-up in sustaining the ends meet. Even harder is the effect of hospitalization because of sickness. So that, there has been a lot of afflictions embedded to their already hell-bent condition, when a hospital would not want to admit their sick because of the lack of money deposit for the immediate application of medication. Although government have already enacted a law to quell this devious activity among hospitals, but still a lot of them would not want to heed the already harsh way of life they have been suffering.

The law itself do not speak of the truthfulness...even beyond to the grave of an already victim of circumstances.

My country today is in the quagmire of its own folly where giant crocodiles are aiming high to eat even the smallest potato of the beetle.

This is what I am seeing now...the poor is no longer called poor, but paupers of the poor; while the highly exalted crooks is no longer caller the elite among the elite but the bountry hunters of their own flesh. Man eat man; man eat animals.

I hope you understand what I mean with those paradigms that I’ve drawn in words. This is not a vision, but a reality that gets started to blow out the head of every thoughts that I earn, even, to my own fall! Get Paid to Take Surveys