It is timely in emergence. It is nationalist in spirit. It is an imperative advocacy for the common good and public welfare of the People of the Philippines. It is not really hard to notice and understand its emergence, its persistent existence, and now progressively stronger in influence upon thinking people. There is something wrong – many things wrong – about the socio-economic standing of the country notwithstanding all contrary declamations of the administration plus repeated heavenly surveys at the expense of the Filipinos themselves.
The continued high cost of prime commodities. The stagnant salary scale of local workers – if work there is. The inescapable direct and/or indirect taxes of Filipinos from birth to death. The rising cost of living and education. The privatization of public utilities – public roads and hospitals included. The utter lack or ever rising costs of water and electricity. The regular increasing price of power – gas and gasoline in particular. Sad but true: even burial has become quite expensive.
Results: Continuous destructive and even deadly rebellions from the left and from the south. Repeated incursions in Philippine territorial waters as a regular occurrence. Criminality and thievery taking place as a matter of course. While hating the birth of people, people are precisely the export industry of the Philippine Government – with or without Filipinos women being sold to the highest foreign bidders for purposes of entrance to, stay in or exit from their countries. Until something quite novel and promising is done for the honest-to-goodness socio-economic development of the Philippines – the country has nowhere to go; the people have no future to look forward to. The “Save the Nation Movement” presents and submits the following three signal interlocking proposals that may be challenging to accomplish but not only logical but also imperative in content and intent:
One: The science driven double or even threefold food production with the complimentary accompaniments of sufficient irrigation, fertilizer manufacture, storage buildings, farm to market roads and the like, export arrangements included – but with the Filipino as its first beneficiaries.
Two: The use of inexhaustible, cheap, and available power in place of the usual oil fuel that has limited and dwindling source, that is becoming more and more expensive plus its pollution costs. Nuclear power is worth looking into for use in the Philippines as in other places in Asia itself.
Three: The postponement of the payment of external debts that grew in huge and insurmountable amount simply by the devalued exchange rate of the poor Philippine peso – courtesy of the IMF. Such continuous manipulations of exchange rates at the expense of poor countries are unconscionable. The postponement will help finance the first two proposals.