If glorious pronouncements and super visions from the national leadership were enough to stop killings, corruption and injustice, this country would be one big heaven on earth. There is no known major national problem it did not address, no infamous socio-political malady it failed to speak about, but sad to say, words are said and there everything ends.
Glowing promises, admirable rhetorics, commendable propositions—all these and other high sounding words abundantly flow from Malacañang. What is sadly wanting, however, is the reality they mean. In the same way, the present administration is certainly in possession of impressive statistics and great figures but as usual since 2001, the contrary is eventually found as the standing truth.
As always, the administration has many excuses. They are the oppositionists the leftists and the activists, the terrorists, the nationalists and the rallyist. That is why while the economic fundamentals are well in place, the Philippine economy is fundamentally weak. It is the cause why while so much work is said to be available, yet workers still leave the county. While so many houses are built, families however are still squatters.
People are already well off but they do not know it. The Philippines is not a dangerous country for media practitioners. These are instead the danger of this country. The Philippines is first in corruption in the Asian region but only in the perception of Filipinos. The Philippines will be a first world country twenty years from now, meantime, let Filipinos live in poverty, supper from sickness.
Words are only good as long as the one saying them is not only trustworthy and credible, but also capable of making them realities, when someone is much discredited and thus deeply distrusted his or her words are simply discarded and ridiculed as well, as to the supposedly good intention behind promises and predictions, there is a saying that hell is full of good intentions.
In the Christian faith, when God speaks, it happens. His mere word is what brings about reality, woe to a country with a national leadership that believes itself to be some kind a divinity—presuming that its mere words in effect bring about creation.
July 18, 2007