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

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Our town is small with simple lifestyle and simple idyllic day to day venture, from the shorelines up to the zenith of the mountains, people do their hard work from picking firewoods to the scrap collectors, purposely for sale to buy a kilo of rice, salt, sugar and other basic commodities that will sustain a simple life.

Busy days bring people out of their homes to find money, tend their farms, sell out or pawn their most precious thing, only to pay their electric and water bills, house rent and many others. On the other side, armed forces on both government and rebel are gearing each other ready to attack one another at any moment they would wish to shed blood for vengeance or whatever reasons it may be.

Some people usually went to the beach and enjoy the salt water that sometimes burn their skin dark; or enjoy the barbecue at nighttime, or have a joy ride with a bicyle or motorcyle just to spend the day off the whiles of the world.

Every day is busy day. Not a single day is not busy. Even Sunday when big events usually happen.

Oh yes! Boxing is the big event of the day, Sunday, March 16, 2008 because Manny Pacquiao aka Pacman won the match against Mexican Marquez. There’s no need to know the belt because everybody knows it well. They said Pacquiao has held three world titles in boxing and in the Philippines is one of the richest boxer ever-lived. There were Elorde, Peñalosa, Navarette, and a lot other who brought spiral honor to our country, but they’ve never reach the peak of their career comparable to Pacman.

A lot of journalist featured Pacman as a unifying hero in times of diversity; where the CTE Scandal and the Senators acting vulture-like judges, trying to swarm the Office of the President with mudslings, have gone awry. CTE went off and another history of heresies and suspicion ran off the track.

Indeed, Pacman is a unifying hero! I agree to that. But where are the others who’s been victims of injustice? Where are the authorities that should have been the unifying hero? Well, can we look up only to one man?

I believe that there are many others whose aims is not only earning a lot of money for the sake of sports and become a hero of many people whose stomachs are aching for food and whose lives are crying for justice! This is so because some people who are seating in the judgment seats are aiming high for their own and not for the many people who voted them. Indeed, politics makes everything in us. No doubt about it.

Comparably, Pacman is more popular than books! Many people prefer to see the movies or any moving objects that will stun them. They would not even like to read because every thing is provided at their own convenience. Even research among students are instant just like with any other instants that are in our groceries. Ready to cook and eat provisions. No more additional work to be done. People prefer to do this because it’s all provided… and business is good!

Anyway, in our town, we prefer to sleep during rainy days and let the hours pass while looking at the fields flooded with so much water for the next planting season. Some prefer bet on lucky numbers in jueteng expecting that they will win just like thousand others. Some aims a bigger reward of their ten pesos in national lottery called lotto. Just how things run off tangent with the oldies.

Of course, never again the oldies… this is new generation and they need Pacquiao to unite them and win millions of dollars for their own purse! INDEED, PACQUIAO BOXING PROWESS UNITES THE PENDULOUS FILIPINO PSYCHE… MONEY.

What a disgrace to the dignity of one though poor but honestly working to feed his family from his own sweat in the eyebrow. This truly is the unifying individual unknown to many. Can you find one? Tell me…. Get Paid to Take Surveys