Thursday, November 15, 2007

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


“GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES”

A mad bomber penetrated the tight security of the Philippine House of Representatives located in Quezon City within the MetroManila area and exploded a strong bomb that killed four Congressional employees including a Congressman and injured scores of people. Just like the recent bombing in a shopping mall in neighboring Makati City, Philippine Police authorities are still at a loss whether the two explosions that killed innocent civilians are acts of terrorism or not.

Despite the deadly bomb attack inside the premises of the Philippine Congress, congressional allies of de facto President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who dominated the legislative body concluded their deliberations over the impeachment complaint against their lady boss by junking it for the second time around. Perhaps the death of a former Abu Sayyaf (Philippine terrorist group)member turned congressman doesn't really matter to them. For junking the impeachment complaint against their president, they could now again expect additional cash gifts from Malacanang and this matters more to these rascals.

If a bomber was able to break into the Philippine Congressional building, then he or she could enter any tightly-secured government agency, particularly Malacanang Palace whose American counterpart is the White House, the seat of presidency. It is imperative for Philipine national security authorities to address this problem of security breach as top priority unless their leader and associates as charged by a willing witness have something to do with masterminding the series of violent acts in the Philippines in order to declare martial law.

The Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia. I believe God will not let another tyrant rule the Filipino people to divest them of their fundamental “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But remember the saying: “God helps those who help themselves.”


THE NEXT AMERICAN VICE-PRESIDENT'S NAME ENDS IN A VOWEL

The poll numbers of former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, keeps rising in the Republican presidential race and is now considered by many political observers and analysts as the “dark horse.” If there's a true blue American Republican conservative who would be the darling of the Evangelicals and other conservative Christian believers, it's this candidate who is an ordained Southern Baptist Minister.

Pitted against a Mormon, a pro-choice Catholic, a maverick Christian conservative, and a no-church going Christian, Mike Huckabee, would really be a surprise winner in the coming Republican Primary.

In one of my past columns I predicted that the name of next American president ends in a vowel. Who's your choice for which of the two spots: Huckabee or Giuliani?

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1 Comments:

At 4:11 AM, Blogger Karl said...

Hopefully it's neither......the only vowel I want to see at the end of a name is "A".

 

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