I should not be writing a column like this during the Christmas season. Christmas is a time for joy and sharing—a season to thank God for all His blessings and caring. But as the cliché goes, for every rule, there is always an exception. I am doing the exception to confirm the rule—on a personal level
Nothing gives me more joy than bringing a candle to light the enveloping darkness. Nothing gives me more joy than sharing the ideas and enlightenment I have learned through the passing of decades – in the best of times and in the worst of times, to quote Charles Dickens in a Tale of Two Cities.
Ours is the worst of times because of the distortion of fundamental values and the Niagara of graft and corruption gripping the country as though we are living in a sinking quagmire. Ours is also the best of times because it gives us the best opportunity – better than at any other period of our history – to bring about a new dawn giving birth to new horizons.
Just a matter of clarification
This is a reaction to many comments on social media about me – brought about by total ignorance and responders who have very limited knowledge of the English language. A number of them came out with contrasting assessments of my choice of a presidential candidate – some say I am for Grace Poe, others say I am for Rodrigo Duterte, still others say I am for Mar Roxas. All these claims are born out of their ignorance about me and their lack of knowledge of the nuances of the English language.
I have no candidate for President because I predict that elections, at this point in time, are useless and criminal activities and I do not believe that the May 2016 elections will ever come. This is just an educated guess; I could be wrong but I also could be right, depending on the drift of developing events. I am only human; I can never be God unlike presidential candidates who think that they are God, the unerring decision-maker for one hundred million Filipinos. Well, just in case they do not know it yet, they can never be God, not even within the fringes of becoming a god in Mount Olympus.
But just for their information and for historic convenience, this writer has been a strategic participant in the removal of President Ferdinand Marcos, confirmed by no less than the lovely and intelligent First Lady, Imelda Romualdez Marcos, when she just returned to the country from exile in Hawaii telling me in one of her initial public appearances, thus: “You know Governor, were it not for your mouth in Parliament, we will still be in power today.
My only consoling thought is that while we are out of power, so are you.” Touche’ and I replied, “Ma’am, that is the name of the game and that is the law of life.” If you are interested in more details, get a copy of my latest book, one of six I have written in the past six years, entitled Capturing the Moments, in a determined effort to document the events of my time.
The next incident was in December 2000 at the coffee shop of the Sulo Hotel. In the presence of twenty journalists who had a unanimous judgment that President Erap Estrada could not be removed, I delivered the dissenting vote that Erap would not be around in May of 2001. I turned out to be right, courtesy of that patriot AFP Chief of Staff General Angelo “Angie” Reyes because before that meeting at Sulo Hotel, I met with Angie in his office in the presence of four generals. Read the details also in the same book which narrates my encounters with Imelda.
So in two instances, I proved to be right in my predictions – that’s a hundred percent batting average. I could again deliver a homerun or I could be struck out. Only time will tell. Remember and remember this well. Marcos, the most brilliant president from Marcos to Noynoy, was removed by the people in seven days. President Erap, the most popular and the highest vote-getter in Philippine presidential elections, was removed in one day.
It is still four months and twenty one days before the May 2016 elections. I am not predicting the fall of Noynoy before Election Day. That would be presumptuous of me. But I don’t discount the possibility of having no elections on May 2016 which I will detail in my column next Saturday, December 26, 2015.
For now, my hope for our country and our people is to pray that I can successfully convince all the stakeholders that it is better to have a constitutional transition government based on a move for a peaceful constitutional revolution than a violent one. It is the sane alternative; it is something to work and fight for. If it is not feasible, then my prayer is that the John F. Kennedy statement “that those who make peaceful revolutions impossible render violent revolutions inevitable” does not come to pass. I am a man of the law who seeks remedies within the Constitution.
Revolution or Congressman Seneres
As of the moment, my candidate for president is the REVOLUTION. I am working for a constitutional peaceful revolution.
But if the revolution, peaceful or otherwise, does not come by Election Day, I will cast my vote for Congressman ROY SENERES – the champion of the OFW, the contractual employees and the poor and the downtrodden. He has a vision for the country and our people and he has been fighting for it all these years against all odds – the oligarchy, the caciques and the hacienderos notwithstanding. He is the most qualified to become President of the Philippines and he is not averse to peaceful constitutional revolution.
For Mindanaoans, Roy is the intelligent choice since he comes from Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte. This is a chance of a lifetime for all Mindanaoans and we cannot afford to let it pass.
Concealment and Church of Satan
The followers of Rodrigo Duterte who admire his history of admitted killings of petty criminals, scandalous adulterous relationships, his proclaimed lusts for women, his cursing of Pope Francis, his boasts of his plan and capacity to destroy the Church, his public claim that God should be blamed for his talents which truly are really vices, his despicable expletives and profanities, his incredible claim that he is for the poor when the hundreds he and his squads have killed in Davao City are poor and helpless. Any man who behaves like Duterte should be excommunicated by the Catholic Church. He should be a leader of the ISIS and the ISIL and not running for President of the Philippines.
If the ones in social media who damn me for my judgments on Duterte and his admirers are really the followers of Duterte, this country is really in trouble. They are all outstanding for their ignorance, stupid statements and lack of touch with reality. If they are really brave, why are they concealing their identities? Anyone who takes an indefensible position and conceals his identity is not a brave man, he is a coward. One of them has even the criminal effrontery of claiming that he is HOMOBONO ADAZA. He is a criminal fraud because there are only five Homobono Adazas – I, my two sons, and two grandsons, and the criminal fraud is not one of them. Anyone who claims that he is brave but travels around with a band of security men is not true to his claims, he is a coward.
The avid followers of someone who is the exact opposite of what God wants in a human being must be satanic, in a sense. My recommendation to all of them so they will be true to their nature is to establish the Church of Satan and see whether the voters of this country will vote for their idol. Before anything else, they should install him as their high priest and see whether they really can destroy the Catholic Church.
Assuming that Rodrigo Duterte’s certificate of candidacy will not be cancelled, it will take the majority of our voters to be stupid, psychotic and satanic to make Duterte President of the Philippines. If his followers do not succeed in making him President, they should join forces with the ISIS, ISIL, MILF, MNLF, BIFF, ABU SAYYAF to conquer Sabah and establish the ISLAMIC SATANIC STATE OF SABAH (ISSS) with RODRIGO DUTERTE as President.
Isn’t that nice? At least it is not a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea, or who is the lesser evil but a very simple choice between good or evil. It is a clear choice! ISSS, anyone?