Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The opening words of the Preamble of the Philippine Constitution are, “We, the sovereign Filipino people…” What do these words signify? These words mean that the ultimate authority of the government emanates from the people in whom sovereignty resides. People exercise authority through the representatives elected by them. These representatives conduct the functions of the government in accordance with the wishes of the people. The essence of government itself was to provide security and welfare for its citizenry-- to make life easy for the people and ensure that they were adequately protected and provided with good things of life.

But it was indeed paradoxical that the vast majority of the populace was unable to afford even the basic necessities of life, which are food, water and shelter. The irony is that the public officials holding the reigns of government are living in utmost luxuries—owning several expensive cars, hopping from one mansion to another, from condominium to condominium whichever pleases them at any moment, spending money left and right in classy hotels and restaurants toasting champagnes here and abroad. A grossly-out feeling when you think they are wasting people’s money. Indeed, when it comes to power excesses in government, the public officials are free to do as they please, and they usually emulate each other.

They have everything in their finger tips while the people have nothing even in their thoughts. The 80% of the Philippine population of 80 million are living in marginalized poverty that don't eat at all, or can't eat as often. Homes are constructed of impermanent materials and have neither piped water nor sanitation. The combination of malnutrition, illiteracy, disease, underemployment and low income closes off the avenues of escape.

To the Honourables, your true vile colors shine...you only profess as millionaires by means of thievery and try to look better by stepping on people who are paying you and whom you sworn to serve and protect. Maybe you should focus on the good and kindness to all your victims who are suffering because of your insatiable greed. If you think the idea that it's okay to intentionally and illegally abuse, be cruel, pitiless, and take pleasure in the misfortune of others, you better think again. So, though you cannot be turned back now from your unbridled desires, yet, when your iniquity will be at the fall, fate will meet with you.

In the game of life, you throw the boomerang daily, in the form of actions and behaviors that you send out into the world, and that will return to you at some later date — often multiplied on the rebound. You’ll never know where the return will be coming from — or when it will arrive — but it always comes. You will be cursed at by all and given no chance to explain yourself whatsoever. And the most troubling is that when it rains it pours and not only you will get soaked but also the ones you are always together with. It’s your choice to believe or not but nobody is going to hit as hard as life. Those who will not listen will have to face the inevitable and it will be too late for amends but only regret. If you want to go to hell, you continue with what you are doing.

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