“Reform is needed in a nation of 95 million (the 12th largest population in the world), a country where one of every four families is certifiably poor, where 70 percent of the wealth is owned by only the top two percent of the population, where both unemployment and underemployment are massive and beyond mitigation, where economic growth in the 25 years before 2005 was the slowest in the world (bar none), where both the Muslim separatist and communist insurgencies are the longest running in the world, and where taxpayers (including the richest people and largest corporations of the land) are congenitally disposed to evade or not pay taxes” –Tony Lopez
In quests find for us measures to remove ourselves from trouble, I guess it quite rightly for citizens like us to be proactively real in firstly understanding why has it taken so long to realize our insurgency problems to be nearing record-breaking feat, fit for the Guinness? How would it to affect the thinking of policy-makers tasked to find answers for them, and why too long? Are we just short-minded or just obviously too happy to do anything right.
I’d be damned if I am unknowing we have good talents in large pool available answer for us questions as these, why has insurgency taken so long in this land of ours, beats the whimper out of me, appalled to the pit because we have horrible numbers, a bucketful when what we need is just a glassful.
Let me just wade around what matters, and my saying not making use of our brain to think objectively will in matters of fretting, will sink us deeper down the abyss. And also it is true, that not do anything rightly check the oligarchy, leave them be will just probably kill us en masse, famished to death despite incredible resources available.
“We always look at foreign investments but we don’t look at the local, the small entrepreneurs, who are unable to borrow, unable to access credit because our banking system is controlled by five or six families and they are happy investing in ROPs (government debt papers) or lending to big industries, Right now that is our banking system—it’s a cartel and it’s getting fewer and bigger through consolidation.” –Senator Villar, the first brown billionaire.
A cartelized economy by the senator saying the oligarchy having absolute control in a monopoly will render prolonging famine by tight control over prime commodities, rice, corn and sugar, hoarding them. When this is put to extreme use, would have the country’s poor reeling in artificial shortages, in price manipulations, and the result is insurgency, insurrection of the very poor. And the uniformed services are of no exception, because the armed services make-up comes mostly from the poorer quarters.
The state of our mind in elementary perception will tell easy it is because of monopoly that has the country in unending upheavals, and for as long as we remain in systemic obsolescence kowtow oligarchs, the insurgency will remain.
A monopoly of the few from amongst stratagem will be bribing the politicians almost to say because of it, thievery in government would institutionalize and insurgencies never before to be as worrisome, and will keep going and going and going, no end to it.
“In quests find for us measures to remove ourselves from trouble, I guess it quite rightly for citizens like us to be proactively real in firstly understanding why has it taken so long to realize our insurgency problems to be nearing record-breaking feat, fit for the Guinness? How would it to affect the thinking of policy-makers tasked to find answers for them, and why too long? Are we just short-minded or just obviously too happy to do anything right”
The idea that of what seems a widely pervading perception that rebellion stems from people because they are poor or poorer seems more the excuse than truly crank the mind make do with why the Muslims in Mindanao, are they in same vent as the Marxists rebelling because of discrepancy in the distribution of wealth therefore be in a people’s war?
I surely have basis my saying indeed the perception in majority thinking of well-placed people in the societal strata of the Filipino mostly as would always, in same mind-speak as Columnist Fidel O. Abalos, say our problem as Muslims is because we are Muslims and they are Christians, therefore we have a problem. Previous experiences however at the time my mother, Princess Tarhata, was asked by then FVR to be among six advisors help out solve insurgencies during the 90s, the National Unification Commission by its mandate paved for the Misuari homecoming, perhaps convinced of the sincerity of the effort, MNLF Prof Misuari accepted to head the ARMM as governor.
It hasn’t been quite as easy with the NUC either, Tony Abaya among others, including the late Haydee Yorac, says no bone pursuing Misuari abroad will in haste they say, internationalize the issue and will murky things up for what then in their perception was an issue best settled at home, therefore make Misuari come home. In my mind, this was an impossibility; neither the issue I know consists of internationally brokered agreements, which was numerous, the 1976 Tripoli accord among many since.
But on top of this in my mind was the Jabidah incident, because this issue is to have been the main carte du jour why Mindanao triggered in warring yet to end to this day. This is also why I say the Muslim upheavals to be not in same vent as the Marxists, not something home-grown, definitely.
I would as quite incessantly ask myself as quietly, why would people of sophistication be so unyielding to truth?
Under a tightly controlled business environment, a monopoly can sip with ease in any lifeline to do with money, and one may not be able to do anything because oligarchs own the banks, to the hilt. And because they are so few of the very very rich, they can manipulate everything –cartelize including how wars are to happen in this country.
“I surely have basis my saying indeed the perception in majority thinking of well-placed people in the societal strata of the Filipino mostly as would always, in same mind-speak as Columnist Fidel O. Abalos, say our problem as Muslims is because we are Muslims and they are Christians, therefore we have a problem”
Under no possible comprehension would I in moments aplenty think of why would there be too much of a difficulty for the mind to grind make do with the satisfaction that I be happy making it alive, how would conscience bother knowing fully well I lost my father and uncle in a conflict that forbid to be plain with what is truthful? If I can fight for the sake of what is truthful, would there be any need for me taking up arms? I am worried because honestly, I have no answer for that.
I fret of thoughts of us the more we grew wild, wide and sophisticated, all the more to my saying of us becoming prone to hide something, at loggerhead with what is truthful.
And then the oligarchy, why am I so puzzling derided of anything comprehensibly nice about them? It is because seemingly and rightly, they should divulge of their role in the Jabidah incident that nearly triggered a shooting war with neighbour Malaysia during the 60s.
In much of what so far I can claw my hands on, the oligarchs beholden to then President Marcos provided the funds make the secret enterprise invade Sabah, Malaysia, as much as bribe Indonesian generals join in the fun, loot the place down to bone fifty-fifty.
How extensively powerful are the oligarchs to have kept every president so quiet, and everyone with the vivid mind not tell of tales let out truth heretofore save a nation or nations from wars, are oligarchs the problem or the solution?