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Abrigo: What ifs

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UNCERTAINTIES occupy our thoughts during this indefinite extension of penal servitude in boredom, at home; while the frontliners aggressively head-on collide against the invisible coronavirus.

In this very limited space, let me mention a few from the bazillion “what ifs...” to instigate and provoke your creative thinking. Somehow to crack the shell of boredom, make your day, and a moment theorist.

What if the curve will not be flattened in another month or so under the enhanced community quarantine and lockdowns; won’t the shortage of food supply and starvation become a benign motivation to civil disobedience?

What if all the city and municipal mayors will share at least a 10th of their annual salary not for the trust fund of the frontliners, but to support the backliner-farmers, who struggle hard in facing this drought if only to bring ample and nutritious food on our tables?

What if the budget for the Build Build Build projects will be realigned into a stimulus package for the hardly hit SME’s, to recover from trillion-peso losses and if only to provide fresh jobs or rehire the retrenched workforce?

What if the defunct KAPA-Community (International) Ministry, with its at large founder Pastor Joel Apolinario, will appear in public by virtue of a presidential amnesty, and come into the scene with cape (kapa) like your kids’ favorite superheroes, to rescue the economically battered Filipinos and release all pending blessings abundantly! Are you then willing to share your blessings to a needy neighbor who is not a donor-member? By the way, “the son”, the other superhero, could have also done his part to immediately push the control button and end the pandemic.

What if before we notice, the currency based for the world market is no longer the US Dollar but the Chinese Yuan?

And, what if one day we wake up with the Radio-TV-Broadsheets banner stories announcing that the Philippines is a colony to China for ignoring WPS issues while Covid-19 is the staple that smokescreens their continued dulcification in our territorial dominion?

abrigodann@gmail.com


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