Verse: Joel 2:25
Verse: Joel 2:25
The Philippines made another show of how Asia’s only Catholic country is screwed up by religion. Yesterday, Filipinos displayed a wowowee-esque display of religiosity.
Luhod at dasal si Juan habang binibitay ang mga kabayan. Subalit hindi na po batas ng Pilipinas ang hinaharap natin – batas na po ng Tsina. Kung ang batas ng Pilpinas ay maaring baliin ng “Diyos”. Sa Tsina – walang “Dyos” – kung kaya’t mas mainam na wag suwayin ang batas nito sapagkat walang kiyemeng tinutupad ang batas dito.
It’s not surprising how all these public displays of piousness, Pontius Pilates, and “I hate China” moments that will be added to the pantheon of the Filipino’s hate list – Hate Singapore (for hanging Flor Contemplacion), Hate Chip Tsao (for the “nation of servants” comment), Hate Teri Hatcher (for the “fake diploma” comment), Hate Adam Carolla (for the “brain damage” comments, and what not.
Thus when the Inquirer reported that
Three Filipinos convicted of drug smuggling were executed in China Wednesday, triggering condemnation in the Catholic Philippines and despair for family members who shared their final moments.
“It is a sad day for all of us,” Vice President Jejomar Binay said as he confirmed that the three were put to death by lethal injection.
“Until the last moment, we did everything we could to save the three,” Binay, who was in Qatar, said in a television interview.
Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, 32, and Ramon Credo, 42, met their families for the last time early Wednesday before they were executed in Xiamen, said Philippine Consul Noel Novicio. Elizabeth Batain, 38, was allowed to meet with her relatives hours ahead of her execution in Shenzhen, Novicio said.
The executions came after repeated pleas by the Philippine government for their sentences to be commuted were turned down, and ended vigils in the country where supporters of the trio had prayed for a miracle.
The three were arrested separately in 2008 carrying packages containing at least four kilograms of heroin and were convicted the following year. Smuggling more than 50 grams of heroin or other drugs is punishable by death in China.
It wasn’t news at all. It’s old hat. C’mon – how many OFWs are in China’s chopping block? The list of headlines goes like this.
Susmaryosep – is this the best that we can do? OFWs are fucked! Which of course, is old hat in the Philippines.
Are these actions useful or helpful at all? Sure it makes people feel good that somehow the politicans and the church “care”. Gimme a break – if the church and the politicians really “cared” – they will address the root causes of the OFW phenomena. That OFWs will get into trouble sooner or later is a foregone conclusion.
Given the overall scheme of things in the Philippines – OFWs already know the trouble that awaits them in the Philippines – impunity, lack of jobs, corruption. Therefore, OFWs are willing to take the risk of going overseas because staying in the Philippines just plain sucks. This was the message of OFWs in Libya and Egypt. Being stuck in a scenario where bombs are blowing up and people are being shot with impunity while earning DOLLARS is a lot better than being in the same scenario but not having a job. Plain and pure pathetic – but yes, that’s the stark naked reality folks.
Should we limit our options on the OFW issue to praying, running after illegal recruiters, turning embassies into remittance centers, and what have you? After all, while the China execution is a formal death sentence – OFWs are being executed by overseas circumstances whether it’s due a criminal offense, mishap in a disaster, or collateral damage – more OFWs will die due to an increase in exposure to risk. It also glosses over the potential bubble of relying on OFW remittances. When are Filipinos going to act? When overseas economies can no longer absorb OFWs and OFWs have to return to the Philippines? Instead of focusing our priorities in getting our economy in order so we can afford to pay for health, education, and all the good stuff – we indulge in demanding for entitlements that we have not earned – CCT, contraceptives, more pork barrel, more taxes, and more free lunch.
The adage of “don’t give fish, teach people how to fish” does not work in the Philippines because frankly, people just want the fish – and messiahs and misguided enablers abound who are more than willing to provide the fish. Typical retarded response from Da Pinoy kaya hanggang ngayon ang Pinas amoy malansang isda – and if we don’t shape up and step up – more fried OFWs made in China.
Let’s use a method called “The Five-Whys”. It goes something like this:
1. Why were the OFW drug mules executed?
Cause #1 – Because they were caught carrying drugs knowingly or unknowingly, into China.
2. Why did they allow the items to be in their possession?
Cause #2 – Pakikisama, nadala sa pakiusap; Make a quick buck; Enjoy “free lunch”; Did not check luggage for contraband before boarding.
3. Why were they traveling to China in the first place?
Cause #3 – To find jobs.
4. Why were they looking for jobs in China?
Cause #4 – Because there are limited job opportunities in the Philippines.
5. Why are there limited job opportunities in the Philippines?
Cause #5 – Because the economy sucks.
6. Why does the Philippine economy suck?
Cause #6 – Because it has a protectionist economy that protects Filipino business monopolies.
7. Why is the economy protectionist?
Cause #7 – Because the constitution says so. Only Filpinos can do business in the Philippines – or companies with Filipino majority shares (60%) can do business.
Cause #7 is a potential cause that can be acted on. The solution of weeding out illegal recruiters addresses Cause #3. But it does not address the main factor that drives increased risk due to increased exposure overseas.
Prayers are USELESS! Poking fun at misery can only do so much. Will it get the problem fixed because people got embarrassed? Sa haba ng prosesyon at dasal – tuloy pa rin ang bitay.
Get that darn constitution fixed – before the next execution snowballs into a death sentence for the Aquino regime – and the entire country. If that ain’t happening – oh well, fight or flight? Fight after flight?
Oh well there’s always – FREE CONDOMS. “Elite” or “non-elite” same clueless, hopeless, moronic bunch of Da Pinoys.
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Ferdinand Marcos was a fraud. He ran for every higher office as a democrat, but killed democracy when he imposed martial rule. He promised to make the nation “great again,” but burdened the country with behest loans, crony economics and epic corruption, turning it under all that weight into “the sick man of Asia.” He presented himself as a lawyer serving the law, but prostituted the legal system (defenders like the journalist Teodoro Valencia were happy to parrot the line about “constitutional authoritarianism”) to make it serve what the rest of the world remembers as a “conjugal dictatorship.”
Also, and perhaps above all, he pretended to be a World War II hero, but in fact the opposite was true. He was anything but.
On Jan. 23, 1986, or two weeks before the crucial snap election he was forced to call took place, the New York Times ran a front-page article that began: “The U.S. Army concluded after World War II that Ferdinand Marcos’ claims of heading a guerrilla resistance unit during the Japanese occupation of his country were ‘fraudulent’ and ‘absurd.’” The article, based in part on the historian Alfred McCoy’s groundbreaking research on US military archives, summed up the matter raised by other news organizations, such as the San Jose Mercury News, thus: “Between 1945 and 1948 various U.S. Army officers rejected Marcos’ two requests for official recognition of the unit, calling his claims distorted, exaggerated, fraudulent, contradictory and absurd. Army investigators finally concluded that Maharlika was a fictitious creation and that ‘no such unit ever existed’ as a guerrilla organization during the war.”
To the scheming, ruthless, extraordinarily ambitious founder of this fictitious creation, some 204 congressmen now propose to offer the final accolade: burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. To the perpetrator of this “absurd” and unconscionable fraud, the great majority of congressmen, almost as many as those who voted to impeach Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, now propose to offer belated redemption. To the dictator who caused the death and torture of (literally) tens of thousands of Filipinos, and whom millions of Filipinos (quite literally) chased out of Malacañang Palace through the revolution on EDSA, 204 members of a restored Congress now propose to offer, not an accounting, but closure.
After acquitting themselves honorably in the matter of the Gutierrez impeachment, treating the case with due diligence and all deliberate speed, many of the same congressmen have disgraced themselves by hastily signing the House resolution endorsing a Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
None of the reasons that have been advanced even remotely does justice, either to the horrors of the martial law experience or to the elaborate fraud the fake guerrilla leader of a fake guerrilla unit perpetrated on the Filipino people.
It will not do to forget or even to forgive the Marcoses for the brutality of their martial regime—because they have refused, until now, to ask for forgiveness or to admit the brute truth. It will not do to equate the situation of former defense secretary Angelo Reyes with that of Marcos—because the allegations against Reyes had not been proven, but the many charges against Marcos have been proven again and again, most recently by the symbolic turnover of token checks for thousands of human rights victims. It will not do to follow the 25th anniversary of the first people power revolution, the template for peaceful uprisings that came after, by honoring the man ousted by that revolution with a hero’s burial—because to do so is to spit on the sacrifice of the assassinated Ninoy Aquino and many other victims of the Marcos dictatorship, whose spilt blood led, inexorably, to EDSA.
Above all, it will not do to remember Marcos as a military hero—because his claims, and his many war medals, were as fake as his “adherence to democracy.”
There is no question that the Mt. Samat memorial pays much-deserved tribute to the “battling bastards” of Bataan. Unfortunately for our own sense of history, that same memorial, so closely identified with Marcos’ own political career, has served to cover Marcos’ questionable activity during World War II with the borrowed aura of real heroes. To bury Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is to make that outrageous borrowing a permanent scandal.
"St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco represents the Russian people who are forever thankful to the kindness of Quirino. I am very grateful to the Philippines. I would like to show how indebted the Russians are to Filipinos who gave shelter to our elders decades ago," Pototsky told Sun.Star.
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The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.
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