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 06, 2009


I admire the courageous filing of House Bill 6183 by Rep. Jun Gonzales to ensure the election of a majority president and a vice president. But the crack of the ice entails another gateway for a far-reaching graft and corruption streamway that would drive the whole country into a more chaotic shambles.

I’d like to suggest that there should be more chronicles of studies where such move should be founded. It is not only the question of whether a president was a minority or majority, but a clear-cut assurance on how to carry out such a tremendous setback if it comes true.

If according to the election result, Erap garnered only 40%, and Ate Glo with 39%, and now they become a minority president; such hypothetical presumption would only reveal another clog in the tube. We should also consider that our political system is a multi-party system in which the stream of variables would loosely be netted into one catch and eventually insure election.

But let us assume that it would be more assurable that the one who seats in Malacañang is a majority president, would it be an assuring sign that graft and corruption will certainly be eradicated from the system? Would government officials live up to the expectations of the people that the public office is a public trust? And if in the event that this political system of election will be integrated into the cultural pathways of Filipino traditions, would it ensure safety of governance?

I believe that no matter what results to the presidential elections, what counts most is the honesty; sincerity; integrity and courage of the candidates to accept the highest responsibility of making this nation go forward and survive the many storms and typhoons of political squabbles among its own political system.

Whoever is elected must do what he can to make every Filipino citizen get insured of its daily sustenance; and encourage others to do the same.

The multi-party system of governance gives the political playing field many rooms for safety and security; but, it does provide a lot of opportunities of hidden corruptions and secret combinations. The moneyed people will be the ones who can dominate the little few.

If we pass this Bill, Rep. Jun Gonzales, needs to untangle the insurmountable clog of a multi-party and pursue a two-party system where we can surely make a more than 50% votes for a president and a vice president. If multi-party system would still exist as we pursue to approve House Bill 6183; another clog of events will surely pass and opportunities of progress and development may defer for a time.

But it’s nice to have it tackled in congress; there are a lot of legal luminaries and legislative wizards who could make it. My only wish is that legislations should have been done in pursuit of lasting order in the government. Get Paid to Take Surveys

Monday, May 04, 2009


The incredibly stunning performance that the people’s champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao displayed in the ring against the Ricky “Hitman” Hatton brought again in the whole Philippines’ archipelago a moment reign of peace.

The main thoroughfares among the urban centers in the whole country were decongested with traffic even the barangay roads and small treks or paths were devoid of walkers and joggers; and attendance among religious churches drastically dropped to nearly zero as the ring hero glide to the wings of heroic air magnetizing the whole hyperbole of human curiosity.

Of course, we cannot discount that this event has also attracted the whole wide world watching the stream of flurry combinations that marked the pacman to be the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the whole world. Pacman became the first Filipino boxer who is known to break boxing legends down to the ring canvass and the first Filipino crowned with six boxing titles. Many believed that his greatness is even comparably greater than Muhammad Ali and in any legends that the boxing ring have ever produced; but some only believed that pacman is only on his prime.

Well, whatever status pacman has achieved in his boxing career, the credit could have been ascertain from the people who prayed and supported him while he was in the battlefield of boxing sports. Pacman’s display of religiosity and thanksgiving after the fight can be noted as an explosive example of faith in action. Many believed that pacman’s inner strength comes from on high beyond everybody’s comprehension.

It is also certain that of all the boxers the world over, it’s only Pacman who can magnetized the attention of many. It includes political leaders, movie celebrities, drivers and conductors, dispatchers, storekeepers, landowners, and many people from all walks of life, who have become astounded and intrigued upon hearing the name Manny Pacquiao. Even military and police officers, legislators and plain housewives, or sometimes demented people tried to find a way to see the fight of their boxer icon.

In fact, the AFP declared a cessation of hostilities to see the fight; and upon witnessing the astounding splendor of greatness upon Manny Pacquiao’s performance in the ring, all praises were for Manny. Radio announcers and TV Anchormen feasted in words about him. Such a great fighter ever, they said.

But it was all temporary. After the fight, the Filipinos are divided again. They do their usual occupations from thereon to finish. They would take care of their own no matter what; and of course, many would wish that everyday would be Pacquiao’s day, if perhaps they would like to experience peace even at a moment in time.

As for me, I wish that there would be many Manny Pacquiao as many that Philippines could have, if only to experience a reign of peace for every fight. Get Paid to Take Surveys