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Thursday, July 5, 2012
PEOPLE from all walks of life are in panic because an outbreak of a disease is at hand. There is a reported outbreak of a disease that could render many of us dead on short notice. This is the election fever outbreak.
The Philippine elections is around the corner. Politicians are now positioning themselves. Political parties are banging their drums and trumpeting their horns. They are announcing the coming of the election fever.
Politicians are now building alliances, while others are building mud walls against each other. Old issues are being unearthed and new ones are being studied. Personal and public lives of supposed-to-be candidates are now exposed to public. Even marital conflicts are being used as stepping stones to advance one’s intentions for running in the race.
Others are capitalizing on House bills that would make them popular to the masses. Still others are present in all public gatherings.
Congressmen and other local officials become very visible and projects are being undertaken left and right. We all see these things and can conclude that indeed the election fever is coming.
So there is now an outbreak of election fever in the country. The masses could take advantage of such events. We can now see very accommodating and supportive politicians. They now go out of their way to accommodate people. Some with the intention of entering the political arena suddenly have transformed themselves into “saints.” They have transformed into very friendly and very accommodating individuals. See how the fever has affected their brain cells?
Another outbreak we see in our midst is the multiplication of government projects. Roads from left to right are being torn down. Many projects are being launched and supported by both national and local officials. It’s a good thing Sen. Santiago had that law banning the posting of political benefactors to government projects.
Today, we no longer see big political names during the construction of infrastructures. This is good. At least the people will know that it is not the politician who made the infrastructure but rather the taxes that the people themselves are paying.
So as these outbreaks go up and infest a lot in the populace, we are looking for antidotes that will suppress the evil effects so that the politicians could stop politicizing and go back to the real essence of their works.
St. Ezekiel Moreno, St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Blessed Pedro Calungsod, Blessed John Paul II and Sir Faraon Lopez, pray for us.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 05, 2012.