Wednesday, March 01, 2006


It is a big pity that the Administration appears to be overrating my little self—together with the three other bishops in the country. We four are said to be in the “order of battle” of the government. Among other things, I was told that we could be picked up anytime by authorities concerned and thereafter charged for machinating to overthrow the present Administration.

Needless to say, such a thinking and option appear to be making me much more than what I really am. It seems desirous of giving me an honor I do not in anyway deserve. To arrest, jail and penalize me for sedition, treason or the rebellion could be worthy of entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The government appears to be afflicted with paranoidal mentation. Or it could be such a really big weakling that I would be able to bring it down. Or it could be simply without anything better to do. Or all of the above.

The CBCP itself formally said that there should be a relentless search for truth regarding the correct result of the 2004 National Elections. And this was officially said no less than three times from July 2005 to January 2006. This can only mean that the moral legitimacy of the one holding the presidential office remains in doubt and therefore under question.

There is also the quest for truth regarding the many public anomalous transactions brought to the national attention. These huge financial questions range from fertilizing roads to looting loots.

This could be the reason why Malacañang seems so nervous, so afraid of truth, and appears so rattled by more and more protest rallies and marches. It even acts and reacts as if it is afraid of its own armed forces.

The CPR and EO 464 are not enough. There are now the habitual declaration of the State of National Emergency and the issuance of the cryptic General Order No. 5. One can simply wonder what would the administration think and do next.

Arrest me? Please, I do not deserve it--

+ O. V. CRUZ, D.D.
1 March 2006