Those who are saying that the Philippines is doomed to disappear as the Republic it is now must be right. With electricity costing so much here and the abandonment of the original GRP-MNLF peace agreement to pave the way for the new GPH-MILF peace agreement that creates the Bangsamoro State, our country is sure to lose Mindanao.
That is a development the foreign powers are waiting for.
The USA, Japan, the UK, China, the EU, Australia, etcetera are all eager to see Mindanao as another financial and industrial playground for their financiers. They cannot make the entire Republic of the Philippines the new TIGER ECONOMY of the world because of our cumbersome and CORRUPT implementation of DEMOCRACY. They can create several new Singapores in Mindanao, which will help LIFT UP their (the Western Powers’) fallen banking and financial fortunes.
The new Bangsamoro State and other small states that will arise in Mindanao and in Palawan, Cebu and other parts of our present Republic will shine.
The Filipinos in our sad sack Philippine Republic, with its protectionist Constitution and CORRUPT Congress and LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies, cannot “put its act together.” But, with the guidance and funding of the Western powers, these new Bangsamoro and other states will succeed in at least becoming as acceptable as Malaysia is if they do not become as great as Singapore.
How painful it is for me to write all this.
But that is why the Salim-Meralco leaders–specially Anthoni Salim and Manuel V. Pangilinan– hate us Filipinos and would rather put their money in Jurong Industrial Estate and not in power plants in the Philippines.
Eddie de Leon
Hannsom, Santillan St.