September 29, 2016

Senator Miriam Fought For the OFWs in Her Last Few Months at the Senate

I knew I was going to cry the moment I heard the news. But for some reasons, it just won't fall. I knew I was going to be affected this day but for some reasons, it just wont sink in right away. I had to go to work.

I had to wait until my work ended. I wanted to start writing already about her,why her death affects me.

I remembered. A year ago, I signed a petition for OFWs, a petition that originated here in UAE, from a Filipino, addressed to her:  To fight the intrusive inspection of the Bureau of Customs on OFWs Balikbayan Boxes.

I searched from my inbox and saw the emails. Our signed petition. And her response.

Yes.  She did respond.

That's when my eyes became like a faucet of tears.

Because that issue was close to my heart. And signing up on that petition was the least I can do to help my countrymen with that issue.
And it was given attention by the very first Philippine government official ever that I have really really believed in, the very very first presidential candidate in the past who had successfully enticed me to get out and vote amidst all the hopelessness in the country, to have a hope in our government as if at last, there's someone there in the government who has the real brain, someone worth listening to, someone who is willing to stand up and say 'You all are stupid!' and can prove it.

This is just one among the many, many issues she stood for.


Thank you for fighting for us. Thank you for making us laugh with your wittiness and your jokes,even as you carry the cancer you were still fighting for us.

Praying for your soul is the least we can do to show our gratefulness for what you have contributed to our country.

Rest in peace, Senator Miriam.

September 24, 2016

President Duterte Has Resurrected the Craving for Independence

OVER 16 MILLION  Filipinos crave for the change that Presidente Duterte stands for.

We have a president who loves us back, who speaks for us and make things happen the way we want it for us.  And that's all it takes to ignite the craving for independence: from foreign governments' manipulations, evil plots and what not.  We have a president who believes in our own country.

To the young generation, the words 'Philippine Independence' may just mean only one thing: holiday.  As if its too much to understand.  Just because they cannot relate.  Never felt, never experienced.  Nobody knows anymore that it is something to crave for.  Of what it feels like to crave for it.

Philippine presidents kept changing, little improvements here and there. Yet, the sense of independence that the Philippine heroes of the past have fought for remained there, past. The sense, the craving for Philippine Independence, for a long long time, has just remained in one place: Philippine History Books, along with the dead heroes: Andres Bonifiacio,General Luna, Apolinario Mabini and all those who fought so hard for our country to be independent from the dictates of foreign governments.

Even during former President Corazon Aquino's EDSA days, when the love of country was very strong again, the sense of independence wasn't really that full. Why? Because there was still a strong COLONIAL MENTALITY, that we can never make it without the US, the feeling of us being the small brother to the United States, always looking up to their government as if everything they do and say comes from Heaven, everything that comes from them is the best.

I personally have never felt the real yearning for the spirit of independence like it sounded on our history books, the way our professors have explained it to us, with all the emotions and what not.

Until President Duterte came along.

Now, at least, we experience what those in the past have experienced: that craving for independence, that craving to tell the world that we are no little brother to anyone because WE ARE EVEN BETTER THAN THOSE WHO ARROGANTLY MANIPULATE US TO MAKE US THINK SMALL OF OURSELVES AS A COUNTRY.

We are no morons.  We know where we stand.  Look everywhere.  At every part of the world can be found Filipinos, leaders and servants, all excelling in what we do.  We are beautiful people, with a heart, so as our Miss Universe Pia once said.

WE ARE NO PUSH-OVER TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.  WE ARE NO PUSH-OVER TO THE UNITED NATIONS, which consequently was founded by US in Washington.

At last, we have a president who stands up for what is just for our country.  NO COWARD.  A president who in every essence, brings transparency to the Filipinos by saying as it is, no dramas, no edits, simply as it is.

We have a president who loves us back.  And that's all we need to crave for the spirit of independence.  With that love, we, the Filipinos, united as one under President Duterte, will move mountains!


August 9, 2016

Torn Between Two Leaders

                               Philippines' President              The Catholic Archbishop

My heart goes for both of these leaders for my dear country. And its hurting to see that these two leaders are in contradiction right now, both aiming for the good of the Filipinos.

I feel that the Church itself have failed these victims of killings also.  I including, being a part of the
Church.  Yes, we have failed to seek the lost.  We have failed to exert effort and really go out after 
them. In our circle of friends, in our neighborhood, we have one or two we know have something to do with drugs and yet what did we do?  We were all contented with the overused line 'Let us pray for these souls', 'I will pray for him/her'.  But do we?  Really?  Its easier to isolate ourselves and play safe, right?  Its more convenient to be with our own chosen assuring friends than to mingle and try to spend time even just to ask 'what's going on with you? how are you?', maybe even scared to even get close with them. So many alibis, so many justifications why we didn't seek the losts in our own circles.

Now, its too late.  The souls that have been suffered by these lost ones are now being avenged for.
The victims of drug addicts who have been raped, have been abused, have been killed, those 
children and family broken by the pushers and all other sorts of victims caused by these drugs made
possible by these lost ones, all these are now being avenged by our President.

I just wish each one of us take time to reflect how we have contributed to the breakdown of our society and be humble enough to admit it instead of pointing fingers on others and directing our angers to our President who is now just cleaning the mess we have done in our country.

God is allowing all these to happen for a reason.  We need to seek Jesus' DIVINE MERCY because that is THE ONLY WAY now to save all these criminals who have brought so much injustices to the innocents.