Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Comeback Entry: My Power, My Strength, My Refuge

It's been a long time since I left this page. Now, that my emotional instability has returned, there's nothing stopping me from posting some of the most ridiculous posts I would never imagine doing.

Wide awake, with 4 minutes left before the clock strikes two in the morning, I wondered where my life would be in ten years time, based on what I am having now, what responsibilities I am relishing now, and what risks I am trying to face now. There are a lot of opportunities out there waiting for the right person to grab it.

As for me, I clasped a few of those opportunities and I'm finding it hard to balance everything. I write posts on at least 10 blogs that I set up. I am a leader in the community. I  kind of pass and raise the bar in some of my academic endeavors. I can mingle with everyone -sociable enough but not feeling close to an extent that I'd be annoying any stranger I am drawn nearby because of social intuition.

Still, there are a lot of things I'd want to do in life which I know that even before I could have done if I pushed myself towards it and never felt afraid to try. I want to dance, sing and act. I want to strum the guitar, hit the drums, play the piano, and serenade someone if only I could have tended my voice back then. I want to become an adept swimmer, a skilled inventor and a talkative genius. I want to be rich and famous, and wealthy. I want to have more hours to spend each day. I want to be who He wants me to become.

I want to do all of these because of Him, besides the fact that I want to outshine and be outstanding in front of my family's eyes. I want to do all of these because I want to make everyone know that God is my sole source of energy and spirit. I want to do all of these because He who made me, brought me here on Earth for a purpose, to tell everyone that we are great people. We can only achieve greatness if we learn to look back to where we've come from.

He is my power. He is my strength. He is my refuge.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

An Open Letter to President-elect Noynoy Aquino

From a concerned blogger and student,

During those times when election campaigns were always on the spotlight, I did not perceive that you will be our next leader; maybe because I relied on rumors of you not passing any Bill to Congress which I thought was one powerful weapon to please and convince the Filipino public. But the Cory-Ninoy magic worked; I was definitely wrong. Admittedly, your campaign ads were abstract and unimaginable.  I think everyone knows that. Ideal, but forget about it. You defeated all the other contenders, fair and square (I hope), and earned the highest government position in the country. (Yes Sir, you earned it). Well, what can I do? The people chose you. You're my leader now. The youth sees you as their role model. (I'm predicting an increase in demand for cigarettes). My mind speaks that I have to beat you when I reach your age. I look up to you now, I think.

Now that those advertisements, those expensive tours, and those promising words are now at the brink of public amnesia, I want to remind you Sir that your leadership's what our fellowmen seek. Our people look forward to what you and your Administration will do (not just "might do") to bring prosperity to our people. No, I'm not talking about corruption.

Hello? If you plan to steal, please don't do it in public. C'mon, share it to everyone. You'll make the Reds angry.  I know you cannot please everyone (as I too can't) so please be wise in your decisions.  Don't just appoint someone because of utang na loob. Moreover, your political advisers are not the President; they shouldn't be dictating to you what you should do.

Please prove to the world that there is still hope for significant progress in protecting human rights and bringing back peace to the violent south. I fully support the statements stated in an open letter to you from concerned groups in Australia and New Zealand.

The open letter demands that:
To restore the public’s faith in the justice system and build up confidence for the peace process, we ask you to take steps to:
1. Immediately release the 43 health workers and all political prisoners who remain in unjust detention on purely fabricated charges under the campaign of political repression of the Arroyo presidency.
2. End Arroyo’s Oplan Bantay Laya and all forms of repressive campaigns against trade unions, peasant groups and all legal mass organisations critical of corruption, military abuses, economic plunder and anti-poor policies of the government.
3. Promote greater protection of media workers and undo the efforts to make the Ampatuans go scot-free for the 25th November 2009 massacre that claimed the lives of the biggest number of journalists in a single day.
4. Ensure justice for all victims of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Prosecute the main perpetrators of rights abuses like the notorious Gen. Jovito Palparan.
5. Order the opening of all military detention camps and facilities for the kin and human rights advocates to search for victims of enforced disappearances.
6. Fulfill the long-overdue compensation for surviving victims of the Marcos dictatorship.
Political power is still imminent in the hands of the public's major traitors. I don't want to see puppets and puppeteers. You know what I mean, Sir.

Lastly, I request from you Mr. President to hear the voices of the majority (not just the elite) and help alleviate poverty incidences (not just by eliminating corruption 'cause I don't think you can), but by providing everyone access to education and creating a lot of jobs. 

I've heard this so many times. I would just like to say that our people's hopes are in your hands (so stop  that hyped puffing), your excellency. We are with you (I guess); please don't ruin our trust. Please don't fail us (for the nth time).

Hope this reaches you.

(Apologies for the informality of this message)