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, May 14, 2008


The $329.48-million ZTE broadband deal mess is now turning an engine-like fabrication oil as the Senate is turning into a separate courtroom of justice, trying to prove its duly constituted elected leaders are involved in the fiasco, thus, it’s no longer working well in legislative sphere. They tagged their own investigation as an “aid to legislation” but its behavioral pursuit is against the duly elected-President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It so happened that the Senate is now mired with Oppositionist Senators whose high ambitions is the Malacañang Power Crown comes 2010.

Well, it takes a lot of keen observation as to how these people are working out their pathway to gain a place of the cemented road to success; meanwhile, the farm-to-market roads, irrigation systems, and other agricultural implements and infrastructure are dying for their legislative attention to eventually respond to the ever-increasing poverty now inflicting ordinary people from all walks of life. These senators better themselves on sticking with one greater issue which they believe can oust President Arroyo, and bring forth change in governance of the whole country.

The price of rice per kilo has already a toll-high of thirty-five pesos (Php35.00) per kilo particularly in the most remote place of the country. It is because the roads, transportation, and other basic commodities could hardly reach these remote places.

Aggravating this situation is the recent price hike of fuel oil turning out the drivers and operators of buses, jeepneys, tricycles, and of course, padyaks to increase their fares. Multi-national businesses who are in the oil industry claims the ever-increasing prices in the World Market. As like a chain, the peso which was previously getting stronger is now giving way to depreciate again and again, thus, affecting its purchasing power, and look who will be affected--- the poor Filipino people, who were already afflicted by the gross ineptitude and anarchy being sown by their own leaders on the top ladder.

Economics has it own law, nay, rules on its own behavioral sphere; and so with people’s behavior, and so with leaders’ behavior, and so with the whole country in strife, anger, chaos! Anarchy indeed is easy to find, peace and prosperity is easy to lose.

Frankly, I dreamed of the Marcos days when electricity was made available even to the remotest barangays; where rough roads were concreted; prices of oil was subsidized by the government; where school buildings are uniformly built; when politicians’ behavior are timely obedient; and greater respect and honor is somehow apparent.

Of course, Marcos has a lot of rots!... But, allow me to say, it’s more today than before.

Crooks, grafters, corruptors, holduppers, rebel soldiers, insurgents and more, can easily be elected to a seat in Congress, brandishing their own patriotic disloyalty and their so-called nationalistic fervor which can be viewed as an apparent anger eagerly willing to pursue revenge against one to another. Worst of all, rallyists are paid in thousands and millions of pesos and becomes now a way of life in Manila and in any other urban centers, where “people’s rights”, “people’s justice” and so on, is one of the prime commodities ever offered for sale!

Indeed, the whole country is loosing its own reign of good governance. Graft and Corruption has become a culture; and even children, nay, youths have learned this pernicious vice because they are taught by their olds. Education has become a field of experiential stimuli; when one enjoys the fruit of his own cunning way, everybody sees him a model; and thus, follows his way out.

It is known to the world that Philippines is blessed with its own intelligently good people. We have a lot of graduates from big universities abroad, with masteral and doctoral degrees in the different fields of science and business. No wonder, this country today is in its experimental stage of hype. Other countries are learning from the faults of the Philippines, and they are progressing; while the Philippines stays behind crooked lines of progress and development, and may be forever in debt of trillions of dollars going to its own demise. Although, the country may be able to survive with the hope of the OFWs dollar remittances, it will be of no use, because the people-beneficiaries do not really deserve it. Money could never buy “HONOR and RESPECT.”

But there is only one hope to survive, a credible President with strong will to effect change in all areas of both political and economic spheres; who stand with conviction, and his/her words is honor to the country; and whose respect of dignity is divine to many.

Only a chosen few is present in our country today! Help me look for others…our country’s hope is this few. Get Paid to Take Surveys