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

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Today, I have read a very impacted email forwarded to me by a friend. This appeal from Henry S. Keh whom I believed to be Filipino-Chinese descent have opened up a new avenue of thoughts for me to be able to write another content of this site.

I believe Henry is really fed up with the rhetorics and innuendos that our political leaders have been trying to swarm in to our hearts and minds. The programs of governments are well enough to convince everyone that they are really on to serve their country to the best of their knowledge and abilities, as the saying goes! This is the reason that he would rather leave the country of his birth and let these crocodiles and swaggarts rape the whole country up to the ends of it!

I can't  blame Henry Keh. He is I believe a good guy trying to find better perspective not only for himself and family but also for his fellow Filipinos. I can say no evil in his line of thoughts; however, I wish that he will make it up again and reconsider not to leave the country and start instead a new innovative wave of metamorphic endeavor that can possibly wake 
up the sleeping minds of our fellow Filipinos.

It takes a process to innovate change; and it takes a sacrifice to effect greater change!

He is right in all that he stated in his email. But I felt a great remorse about his surrender by leaving the country.

I believe this country has a greater change to effect in the future when people will be able to open up their sight to the events and realities that played this country into a pithall! Poor people could not affort to run for higher offices because people allowed it to be so. They would not believe poor people can serve their best interest because practically he is poor.

So, what poor people can do to serve best this country and so also the rich?

Well, my first recommendation above all others is--- religiously pay income taxes!!! Be honest and have charity in their hearts.

If honesty and charity is not practised among our public officials, whatever are the accomplishments that they have done to the best that they can do will be naught and gain no credits for their own lot!

Oh yes!... It’s election season already! Money is flowing out again from the different venues of coffers and banks will be enhancing their reserves for the flow of money in the market will eventually result to higher interest rates on loans and inflation rate will soar up to the hilt. Believe it or not, this is always the happiest moment of the people when they can either rant or be nice to candidates whom they believe they can get dole-outs. Solicitation letters will flow in from column to column, row to row, and every corner of the days till election day.

People will be very busy... everybody will be very busy. Enough with contemplation or analysis about the programs and projects of these people. Enough with good chats and hecker laughs... We need money to pay off our long-term debts. Enough with sweet promises that cannot be fulfilled. What we need is money to buy good food, clothes for our desperate children; build a small shack that can sustain us from heavy rains or scorching heat. Rainy days is gone; today, we need other types of rain.... MONEY!!!!

Oh boy... oh boy... these are the conversations I’ve heard from all parts of this little barrio. They have sinister plans to sell out their votes to candidates who can pay the big price of their needs. They don’t care who wins the election; all they cared for is what they can get out of this election. Poor men really need special consideration.

I understand the plight of these poor people. Like me, I’m already fed up like Henry Keh! I wish I could be like him. I wish I could leave also this country and escape this engulping wrath that may come after elections.

I know the patterns after election. It bring us more trouble again. It will make this country suffer the consequence of the foolishness of its own people. POVERTY will thrive more that expected for the people choose their own interest. Just like everyone would do.

All I can say is this, unless Filipino people will learn to exercise honesty, and learn to feel the beauty of charity; unless they would greatly know the sacredness of their very own one-vote right, this country would soon come to an endless chaos and dissension; and a lot of innocent people will suffer more!

Can we stop this?... I believe NO. People choose their own way of life. This is the legacy that corrupt influences in our society have made it a cancer; that, even those advocators of change were the makers of their own pitfalls because their is no ingredient of honesty, love of country, and charity in their hearts.

Lastly, the leaders of this country today serve only their own best interest of running this country like hell, as it was prophesied by no less than Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon. Indeed, such prophecy became a malignant fetus why this country will not or may not be great again!

It takes many good men to fight evil; and it takes one charity lesson to rebuild a foundation of true and honest governance. Henry, it could possibly start from you! I believe you can make it up. A lot of us knew very well that we can. Only it takes a long process... Get Paid to Take Surveys