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Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Disgrunted Cry from the Heart of an Ordinary Filipino

The recent development in the Philippines had made many people cried foul on the events in the country and Gemma S. Dimaculangan is one of those ordinary Filipinos who cries from the heart for what is happening in this country.

She wrote an article posted at ABS-CBN Interactive entitled "Cry from the Heart" and she begins her article with a sentence that's sure to touch every Filipino.

I refuse to let this country go to hell because it is the only country I call mine and it is my responsibility to make sure I have done what I could for it


Here's her article

I just hope that all Filipinos will refuse to let our country go to hell and do the best we can in order to raise her up again to her former glory. I salute Gemma for her passion and would like to share her article to everyone.

I used to think that corruption and criminality in the Philippines were caused by poverty. But recent events tell me this isn't true.

It is one thing to see people turn into drug addicts, prostitutes, thieves and murderers because of hunger and poverty. But what excuse do these rich, educated people have that could possibly explain their bizarre behavior?

And to think I was always so relieved when petty snatchers got caught and locked away in jail because I never fully realized that the big time thieves were out there, making the laws and running our country. Can it get any worse than this?

Every night, I come home and am compelled to turn on my TV to watch the latest turn of events. I am mesmerized by these characters. They are not men. They are caricatures of men--too unreal to be believable and too bad to be real.

To see these "honorable" crooks lambaste each other, call each one names, look each other in the eye and accuse the other of committing the very same crimes that they themselves are guilty of, is so comical and appalling that I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It is entertainment at its worst!

I have never seen so many criminals roaming around unfettered and looking smug until now. These criminals wear suits and barongs, strut around with the confidence of the rich and famous, inspire fear and awe from the very citizens who voted them to power, bear titles like "Honorable", "Senator", "Justice", "General" and worse, "President".

Ironically, these lawless individuals practice law, make our laws, enforce the law. And we wonder why our policemen act the way they do. These are their leaders, and the leaders of this nation – Robin Hoodlum and his band of moneymen. Their motto? "Rob the poor, moderate the greed of the rich."

‘I’m an ordinary citizen’


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2 comments:

monster paperbag said...

i yearn for the day when things change for the better

Citizen J.D.C said...

I still believe that we can turn this country around and drive it in a direction full of true progress and true equity between all the folks from all walks of life. It takes willpower and initiative to do that, though. And a substantial amount of faith.