Friday, May 22, 2009

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


This much I can say now about who would be the next mayor of New York City. He is none other than the incumbent, Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

This much I can say who would be the next president of the Philippines. He is none other than Senator Manny Villar.

The ball is now in your court to tell me why I am bold enough to make these two predictions.

I believe that the best leader of any association or group is one who can lead, who can inspire, and most of all who can provide.

The one who can help provide for the needs of the people, starting with the basic human needs - food, shelter, clothing - deserve to be the leader.

Who can live or survive with empty promises and impossible dreams that a scammer or swindler does best? How much worse is one who lies, cheats, and steals.

Remember Joseph of the Old Testament.

God gave Joseph, a former slave, the wisdom to interpret the dreams of the Egyptian Pharoah about what would happen in the future as to the financial state of the country.
Equipped with such foreknowledge, the Egyptian Pharaoh was able to prepare his county and people to the onset of imminent shortages of food.

It was Joseph, God’s chosen leader, who saved the people from famine and starvation that finally led to a life of plenty and prosperity. He was finally selected to be the ruler of Egypt where he kept the people under his regime with bountiful blessings from God.

Yet he never became vindictive against his brothers who sold him while he was young to the slave traders. He even saved them from sure death and starvation. And God truly blessed Joseph thereafter.

I just hope that both Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Villar have the leadership calibre of Joseph to make my predictions true.



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