Cheating history-A A +A
By Ismael Amigo
Sunday, June 17, 2012
IN THE order of things, many things are not really in their real order. Many news bigger than our usual headlines especially in the national media, do not get into where they should be – in the headlines. They got drowned or pushed into the back burner if at all disregard as too hot to handle for editors and publishers. All of these account to a history cheated or twisted.
Events as in those big, earth-shaking events do not turn out what they should really be sometimes, yes, sometimes. And that's history cheated or twisted by the powers-that-be.
Big events usually come in the form of big league basketball, soccer or football, baseball, billiards and worse elections Philippine-style, our style.
And of course, latest of the big, earth-shaking event(s) to happen hereabouts was no other than the Pacquiao-Bradley tiff last week. As it was already more than a week passed, no need elaborating. That's too far self-explanatory.
What's so glaring is the kind how big-wigs twist history's outcome that's almost always tilt in their favor.
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago can very well explain and expound this as her alleged earth-shaking loss for the presidency in the 1992 national elections was a good example of history cheated and twisted as well as the family of the late movie icon and losing presidential candidate FPJ.
In our political setting, some governors and mayors too occupy posts on borrowed and cheated time especially the moneyed.
Well, money do speaks but Manny Pac preferred not to. For him, enough was his pronouncement after the fight that says “I believe I won this fight.”
Less talk, less mistake.
And with his new-found passion on Bible-reading and reflections, we beg to disagree our Manny Pac do have a take on “fixing” his very own fight with (mai-)Tim Bradley who seemed too eager to climb up the ropes in jubilation and super-elation over the judges' banana-split decision.
What's wrong with Koko Pimentel? Why cannot he accept kapwa-Davaoeno Migz Zubiri to be in the fold of their political party in the coming mid-term elections?
Alright, for him, Migz cheated and twisted history in the far-end of the 2010 senatorial elections and that is not acceptable to see him go up the stage in the 2013 campaigns. But haven't Migz apologized in public as he relinquished his alleged cheated post via a privilege speech in the senate late last year?
Perhaps, KP do not believe in the dictum of “Forgive and forget.”
Or perhaps, KP do not want it to be glaringly compared how they fare in the 2013 elections especially on the same boat!
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 18, 2012.