Friday, April 29, 2011

By Gonzalo "Jun" Policarpio


American President Barack Hussein Obama obliged to release his Hawaiian birth certificate to the media to dispel any doubt of his natural birth in the United States. Donald Trump, an American billionaire who aspires to replace Obama next year as president, somehow pushed the first Black president of the United States to show his birth certificate to the public during his series of television interviews and press releases.

If Obama's birth certificate paper turned out to be genuine but the information contained turned out to be false, what will happen next? Well, we can just say that the strongest and most powerful nation in the world fell victim to the mother of all fraud. Yet I must say that this could never happen given America's capability to detect fraud.

Why did President Obama just ignore Trump's foolish cajole, if such is the case? Why pay attention to a silly joke, if such is the case? Maybe because everybody believes in the power of the media to sensationalize a lie, if such is the case. And this lie is so serious that it can destroy the American nation.

I hope that there is nothing to believe in the persistent rumor even before the 2008 presidential elections that Obama was born in Kenya and not in the United States. If it still persists and no evidence to prove otherwise that Obama is a natural born citizen, then the White House should cry racial prejudice owing to the fact that Obama's father was a foreigner from Africa. Remember, racial prejudice is against the United States Constitution.

In another country such as the United Kingdom, something happened there now that captured the interest of the whole world: the magnificent Royal Wedding of the future King and Queen of England, Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton. I was surprised not to see American First Lady Michelle Obama as one the 650 guests invited to the wedding. Perhaps Queen Elizabeth, the current British monarch and grandmother of the future King, or rather Brfitish protocol officials did not forget that sometine in April of 2009, the American First Lady hugged and tapped the Queen's back. It is against British protocol to touch the Queen. To wink at the Queen may not be as what former president George W. Bush did one time.

Again in another counry such as the Republic of the Philippines, former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces mountain of corruption and plunder charges. Today as I write this article, Ombudsman Mercedital Gutierrez who was handpicked by Arroyo during her administration to investigate corrupt and plunderous officials except the Arroyo family and their cronies resigned from her post as the Philippine Senate is getting ready for her impeachment trial.

Philippine president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino is now looking for Guitierrez's replacement who would be able to help him fulfill his campaign promise to root out corruption in government.

I cited only three countries and look at the drama and melodrama unfolding. Stay tuned for world events are getting interesting.

Friday, April 22, 2011

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


Salvation has only one cost: the shedding of blood by the Savior. This is true both in the spiritual sense as well as in the material sense.

On a Good Friday, more or less than two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ of Nazareth shed his blood at the cross on Mt. Golgotha in the Old City of Jerusalem to save mankind from eternal death. We, Christians all over the world, worshipped Him as our Lord and Savior and looked forward to an eternal life in Heaven.

In this material world, so many proclaimed heroes and martyrs shed their blood to save a nation, a family, a friend, even an enemy from physical death. The Philippines has Jose Rizal and Benigno Aquino Jr; America has Abraham Lincoln and Captain Nathan Hale; Spain has Martin Diaz; and France has Joan of Arc.

It is indeed very hard to comprehend why one has to shed blood before being considered s a hero and martyr. Yet it would be easier to understand if we look at the element of love as the cause for martyrdom. One can really sacrifice his or her life for someone or something loved. Without love, there is no sacrifice; without sacrifice, there is no love.

Everything boils down to love as the main ingredient for martyrdom or heroism. For God in Heaven is Love that He sacrificed His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for the salvation of His creation. I only speak to those who believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior of mankind in writing this article. I pray that those who do not may finally understand the meaning of God’s Way of Salvation.

Friday, April 08, 2011

By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


Any country whose armed forces leadership can be bought is up for grabs to international “adventurers” with millions and millions of dollars. I am referring to the Philippines that may soon be an “outer province of China” as predicted by Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ National Hero, in his essay “The Philippines A Century Hence.”

The ten richest Filipinos in Asia, according to FORBES MAGAZINE for 2011 except for Jaime Zobel de Ayala are Filipino-Chinese: Henry Sy of SM Enterprises, Lucio Tan who owns Philippine Airlines, George Ty of METROBANK, Eduardo Cojuangco of San Miguel Corporation, Tony Tan Caktiong of Jollibee, Andrew Tan of MEGAWORLD Intenational, and John Gokongwei of Cebu Pacific Airways and Robinsons, Emilio Yap of the Manila Daily Bulletin, and Oscar Lopez of ABS-CBS television network. They can buy the whole Philippines and deliver it to the People’s Republic of China. Then we can say that Rizal is a prophet. Not yet, because I don’t believe that these Filipino Chinese billionaires will play the China card. And I don’t blame them for being billionaires in the Philippines. They know how to get rich. I just hope that they pool their resources to open up more enterprises to create enough jobs for the Filipino masses whom they call in secret as the "natives."

Once upon a time in Manila circa 1970s, I received a tip from an informant(he is now deceased) that there existed a syndicate involving officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bureau of Immigration under the Department of Justice issuing Philippine passports and Identification Certificates to Chinese illegal entrants in exchange for large sums of money. Thirty thousand pesos per head was then a treasure during those times. I am now presuming some of these illegal aliens now belong to the millionaire class in the Philippines. Again I don’t blame these fake Filipinos for becoming millionaires as long as they create more jobs for the “natives” and save them from being drug couriers and exploited caregivers abroad.

What I am trying to say simply is that the Philippine government was corrupt then, corrupt now, and will stay corrupt in the future. The only thing we can hope for is reduce the magnitude and intensity a la earthquake in Japan of the effect of corruption on the Filipino people. To do that is to prosecute and punish the corrupt Philippine government officials, both civilian and military, in order to save the people’s money from being stolen further.

After the media publication of my intelligence report on the Fake Filipino syndicate in 1971, Marcos declared Martial Law. None of the officials involved in my solo investigation was punished. The Department of Foreign Affairs terminated my services. The United States Embassy issued me a professional immigrant visa to migrate to the United States. And finally I became an American and resident of New York.

I chose the United States, the greatest country in the world, to be my adopted country and I am committed to help to the best of my ability to keep the United States as the strongest leader of world despite the Obamamania.

With the reported filing of criminal charges against certain “big fish” in the Philippine government such as Congressman Mikey Arroyo for tax evasion, former Congressman Prospero Pichay Jr,, special prosecutors of the Office of the Ombudsman, the forfeiture and freeze order of General Ligot’s stolen wealth, and the impending Senate trial of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez for impeachable offenses, I think the current Aquino Administration is no longer talking but doing it. That is, combat corruption in government and safeguard the people’s money.

Let the real Philippine drama continue and may President Noynoy Aquino emulate the incorruptible television character of a make-believe Philippine President Juan Policarpio in the drama series, “Tanging Yaman.”