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, January 21, 2009


The recent directives of Malacañang to Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to “undertake real good intelligence” can be perceived by many as a wake up call to some of our law enforcement on drugs which has been on deep sleep.

This pronouncement only exemplified the long and deep collusion by some officials in the government, both top and low, who have been passively undertaking a drug campaign but in a way that will also create a leeway for inside consideration, but not until recently when the Alabang Boys were caught in a dragnet buy-bust operation by PDEA, that this anti-drug campaign have risen up to the limelight.

What is more intriguing was the recent unanimous letter sent to Secretary Gonzales of DOJ unveiling an alleged bribery in one of the DOJ Prosecutors which was recently confirmed by deposits of a whooping P800,000.00 on both husband and wife bank accounts who claimed that the same are receipts from their lending business. But, the question is: “Why is it done on the same date when the DOJ Prosecutor issued a dismissal resolution on the Alabang Boys?”

Surely, this particular event only confirms the allegations of PDEA that there was indeed an attempted bribery. It would also clearly indicate that when the parents of Alabang Boys were not able to get affirmation from the PDEA to release their sons through cash consideration, they pursued their aims at getting into the very fiber of justice disposition: Bribe the DOJ Prosecutor(s)!

When DOJ claimed that there was no probable cause to pursue a case against the Alabang Boys, the PDEA decided a cut-out scenario to open this “justice intrigue” to the eyes of the watching public and allowed it to simmer deep down the minds of those in collusion with the drug lords and dealers.

The PDEA’s psychological strategic operation plan worked! The DOJ sleeping volcano erupted ferociously!

The DOJ Prosecutors threatened a mass leave of absence purposely to air their grievances against the accusations of the PDEA which eventually aggravated the situation into an alarming swipe shaking the very foundation of a long-time secret combination ---The Justice Conspiracy! It shouted to the open from its deepest den and unearthed the Pandora Box!

The PDEA Intelligence Analyst has done well in this thing. He knows that the alarming drug situation in the country will not be pursued more vigorously when the general public will be set aside as mere spectators or victims.

In the next coming days, we can expect that there will be a lot smell that will spawn from the bowls of DOJ; even top government officials will be linked when the ultimate scenario will come into view.

Ordinary people will surely respond to any call by PDEA to come into the surface and reveal this justice conspiracy. Finger pointing will be a continuous indicator to unearth the long-buried secret combination of these government officials.

To PDEA: Just keep working on. The trail to the next Pandora Box is about to unveil the rotten view of our justice system. It would surely shake the bureaucratic guild, and people from high echelons will begin their vacation outside the park of our justice system.

By the way, why is Congress not rumbling down to conduct a separate investigation more thoroughly "in aide of legislation?" Just asking...(Ngehehehhe...)

Anyway, I am just watching from deep down here. Sirs, just keep up the good work. REMEMBER: BRAVERY, COURAGE, INTEGRITY.

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My eyes was about to enter into the gloom of sleep, rest was an inevitable incline as I was waiting for a moment to witness the oath taking ceremony of the first black and the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.

As the TV chatters a hissing sound, I felt that there is an impending rainfall about to engage. I kept my eyes open and alert, as the TV anchormen and reporters changed views and comments, expressing high hopes, expecting a lot on the outcome of this most awaited moment of our time here in the Philippines---the oath taking of Barack Hussein Obama to be the president of the United States of America.

The clock is about one minute before midnight. I saw President Obama walking silently behind invited guests; eyes sternly determined, and as he heard his name called upon by the master of ceremony, he bowed his head and went out to the open receiving the awesome cheers and cries from a far out sea of crowd. He raised his hand in acknowledgement. Small drops of rain started to rage as against the sound of my TV. I pinned the volume of my remote control to increase the sound of the TV to overcome the reverberating sound of a heavy rainfall upon the roof of my house. But the rainfall was short-lived; it stopped into tiny intermittent drops upon the roof my house, and the inaugural ceremony started on TV, the defining moment has come, and I was awake when it did finally come to pass.

My excitement was doubled or even quadrupled as the first black President of the United States took oath and he paused a while for his inaugural speech. And he started it all by saying, MY FELLOW CITIZENS; and the words run through every odds of dream fulfilled and dreams to be resonated at the every mind of a people whose greatness is incomparably rare and unique in the history of the human pages; evoking the hope in hopelessness, determination to unchartered journey beyond every clime of nature, giving a bright light on every human spirit, recoiling the long-shattered history of virtue and purpose, reinvigorate the inner strength of courage, of bravery, of integrity, and of self-discipline as against all untimely storms.

The rarity of character in President Obama’s speech is far more upreaching and enduring as it clearly exemplified the beauty of nature found within a human person. His exposition of history, his well-verse analysis about the world in great danger and turmoil as it faces the far-reaching network of violence and hatred only spell out a timely creed of character that is needed at this time.

There was an unrelenting spirit that would not spoil a bit of trust and confidence bestowed upon his total character. President Obama’s views in world affairs only expound the richness of patience in every footstep ahead; it unveils the unexpected caravan of timeless spirits that resonates a high plane of fortitude, of piety, of helping hands, and even eliminated the barrier of rugged terrains high up on mountains, tested by agony and fear, and surpassed the lean measures of propriety and a clear vindication of willing hearts to submit in clearing out the enmity’s long battle within the human spirit to face a righteous order of the day; his invitation to those people whose aims were to sow terror to meet a victorious end to therefore cease from engaging the same was an insurmountable rectitude.

He sowed to every heart the value of being an American citizen and a citizen of the world, home and abroad, with a clear vision of a chartered destiny by which the American nation is willing to assume while it would fearlessly face the greater responsibility to instill freedom and liberty, and rights to every human being in pursuit of his own happiness.

President Obama’s speech reassured the world of nations that America can still do its assumed duties and responsibility in order to maintain balance of power among leadership of every nation. The dreadful threat of nuclear destruction will be defaced only when countries will try to define their place in history.

There are a lot more on the speech. So, I decidedly to keep a copy of it in my phone and in my USB storage, so that from time to time, when I have the urge to review his performance, I can refer back to the sound of his voice and in every page of his speech.

I hope that indeed America will find their redefining place in pages of history.



Finally, the speech soothes a weary heart and it will be a lasting treasure to remember by.

Now I rest this moment to outlast a new dawn of the day. Good morning world!

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Monday, January 19, 2009


Today, as I ponder in reading the life story of Martin Luther King, Jr. a clergyman and a civil rights activist, and of course, heard his famous “I HAVE DREAM” speech given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for jobs and freedom, I just can’t help but wonder how in high heavens that an ordinary man like Barack Obama emerged from a modest nowhere to become the first black president of the United States of America.

Such journey is a unique epitome of MLK’s dream and indeed, Obama is now become an icon of America’s future. His rise to power is a phenomenon which started from a simple community organizer to become a civil rights lawyer and eventually a senator. These small beginnings will made us to think that this man, I believe, a righteous man, is the one destined to hold the reign of the most powerful country in the world. His futuristic approach of making a America to be a changed icon from a “war freak to a peace- loving country of the West.”

I would like to take note of the following facts of his life:

• Born to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. (1936-1982) and Ann Dunham (1942-1995), married from 1960 to 1965.
• Named one of Time magazine's "100 most influential people in the world" list in 2005 and 2007.
• His first name comes from the word that means "blessed by God" in Arabic.
• On "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993), he revealed that President George W. Bush nicknamed him "Bama" and "Rock".
• Is the first African-American man to be elected President of the United States (November 2008).
• When elected President, he won the battleground states of Florida, Virginia and Colorado - all of which had voted Republican in 2004.
• Is the first American president to be born in Hawaii.
• Was the 27th lawyer to be elected American president.
• Was elected to be the 44th president of the Unites States of America on 4 November, 2008.
• Presidential campaign slogan: "Yes we can".

The very person of President Obama even symbolizes a new rising hope for America and the whole world. His tenacity of character built by experience and sheer beauty of heart made up the whole peaceful land of hope and honey. Indeed, there is a greater change of making a America as a new shifting gear in attaining world peace.

In my quarter ounce thought, I should say, HE IS THE MAN.

I’ve read THE MAN by Irving Wallace in 1983. It was a very exciting reading experience I have had a thought that such novel must have a reality. And it is now.

President Obama possessed the idealism of an American dream that worked within the American system of politics and lifestyles. The consistent strive of achieving something more and the uniqueness of fate in working out of the odds symbolically built his character.

Today, America has reached the very zenith of its own long-time dream of change. It has sparked a new light and a new will of beginning to track the future of the American people into making history again to mingle with their historic constitution, even at the time of President Abraham Lincoln. The equality of man, as a creation of God and an unfeigned faith, has become a consistent pace of race reconstructed by the past and being more ignominiously rebuilt for the future of a people, is no such phenomenon as it is now a reality. At this one time, a black President will chart a new America.

I would like to express my congratulations to the American people for their liberty and freedom exemplified in their choice of who would run their great country. I have great hopes that the path that they are now tracking will be a blessing for all nations of the earth.

My country, the Philippines, I believe will be in unison to the astounding sacrifice that the American people have displayed. Our election will be in 2010. I have great hopes that the Filipino people will emanate or if not, duplicate the great achievements that the American people have done for their country and for their dreams and aspirations.

I fairly hope that even the poorest among the poor of our people will have a clear voice in Congress, not just a symbolism of hope nor an empty dream to spare, but a reality that will rise up the whole country into a symbol like America.

I have also a dream; one not far different like everyone else has.

I have a dream that one day the Filipino people will rise above its own enigma where choices is not paid by the cause of money and every vote counts a trust from individual faith and hope.

I have a dream that one day, Philippines will be known as one that believes his own people and that every right is defended by the blood and perspiration of our own forefathers; and that truth is revealed by the lucid sacrifice of our own martyrs to redeem our country from the ancient plague of self-destruction, mistrust, and corrupt culture.

I have a dream that one day the Philippines will enjoy the fruits of its own well-defined democracy in spite of vast differences in culture of its own people. A country that will hear the voice of the largest part of its constituency; where corrupt few will be incarcerated; where the elite will bow down the will of the majority; when congress is no longer a place for dynasty and tyrannical rule among the few; and instead become a hall of respect, decency, love of country, which will be the surmounting spirit that reviles disunity in principle and in character; where people live in dynamism without fear of being kidnapped or being caught in between crossfire; where the youth have known their path in the history of their country and prepared themselves with all willingness to belong to the future and be the hope of many. I have a dream.

I have a dream that one day the thunderous sound of artillery will be demolished and the shattering fires of M16s and M60s will be buried in memory; where people enjoy the fruits of their own labor unscathed by the destructive blast of grenade or land mines; where children can play their own games while the old enjoy the blessings of their own industry; when war has ended between Christians and Muslims, and peace reign more definitely.

I have a dream and this dream I hope will one day become a reality. Get Paid to Take Surveys