I would like to share with you all a digital Christmas card I received from Michael Hasper, the deputy head of mission of the German embassy in Manila.
It’s a monument
in Germany of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal “in winter”. [NOTE: This may not be a monument in Germany, but in Madrid or Manila, with digital snow added :). In any case, it looks pretty.]
Hasper, by the way, is a historian by training. I had a very interesting lunch with him and Ms. Carmina Barcelon of the embassy’s Press and Cultural Section.
I think of all heroes of that period I like Rizal, followed by General Antonio Luna. Rizal, because he had all the chance to compromise, and he didn’t. Luna, because he was the most passionate, the most irascible, the most hot-tempered man of that period, who tried to mould a citizen army.
I’d like to give special thanks to those who continue to hang around in this site. I know I have not been posting much and joining you much, but soon you will know the reason.
And we will all have a very exciting, BP-rising time next year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
The coming Months will be trying for our Country, God bless/Help the Philippines.
THE TRIUMPH OF INTEGRITY AND A GOOD HEART FOR THE MANY
To Raissa, Alan and the rest of the CPMers, belated Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!
The surveys have been the favorite sukatan of the winnability of a candidate in the national election. Since Roxas and Robredo have been shown to be unpopular then some are saying baka hindi manalo.
But then the past months have shown what many of have believed all along, candidates Roxas and Robredo have the integrity and the good heart for the many while the leading ones sadly are corrupt and lacking in integrity.
Grace Poe has been unmasked as easily manipulated and Fernando Poe’s poor imitator, Binay as severely corrupt, Duterte as an obvious human rights violator and warlords protector, Escudero as a rising corrupt star, Bongbong as the stupid side of Marcos, Miriam as insane, Cayetano as a fake anti corrupt crusader and Sotto as Senator Kopya.
Many are saying “kulang sa bangis sila Roxas and Robredo kaya cannot resonate sa madla”.
I say, their kulang is actually their gain. That is the very reason why I am attracted to them, the pure sincerity of their intentions. They have the integrity and the heart for the many. Never has the Philippine politics gotten this good than these two souls.
Because of these surveys, some say these are darker days but as one great leader said:
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us rather speak of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days—the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race. (Churchill, 1941)
History has shown, for a good cause, it only takes a few good souls. Philippines is on its way to greater success and the first casualties will be the corrupt, the sikats and the violent ones.
Pnoy has already proven it can be done.
I will not miss this once in a lifetime adventure of shaping our beloved bayan’s future.
I will campaign for the triumph of integrity and a good heart.
i can’t say it any better!
happy new year to all.
and yes, let us all join hands to position the leaders of integrity and good heart.
You give hope and courage to the future that seems bleak. The world aeems to have turned upside down with the corrupt on top and opposite on the losing side.
ang bangis nina mar at leni ay hindi gaya ng iba, assertive sila and both are articulate in putting their views across. being respectful of others is not weakness but strength. hindi rin sila aggressive that they run down people just so their views can be heard first and foremost. mar and leni are confident but not arrogant. it’s not good being overly confident, for you tend to value yourself higher than others, think yourself more important than others, when you are supposed to be equal with others.
it’s not really true that leni robredo does not resonate with the people. she resonated enough that she was voted in last 2013 election, downed a dynastic candidate, and got herself a post in public office. she works hard in her electorate overseeing and implementing policies, and there’s no bahid of corruption in her. unlike sara duterte, leni robredo is composed and has not slapped anyone.
I hate to play the spoiler, but surveys show that the RoRo team is still stuck at # 4 despite the massive Daang Matuwid yellow banners splashed along the highways.
Some columnists point to suspected govt efforts to disqualify Poe & Duterte that their supporters switched to vp Binay to avenge their idols’ DQ. No wonder Binay is gaining ground despite his documented corruption.
I dont care about surveys, I’ll vote for mar roxas and leni robredo kahit zero sila sa surveys, kahit bagsak sila sa surveys.
I dont care what columnists say, I’ll follow my conscience and vote for mar roxas and leni robredo. roro for 2016. no columnists or spoiler can make me change my mind. roro for 2016, always.
Joe torres says
I fully agree with you and share fully your sentiments
Let us all pitch-in for the Philippines that we want for 2016 and beyond. Yes, let us make sure that CPM is a force to be reckoned with — something Raissa wrote a few months back.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND TO ALL AT CPM!