FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio
GOD’S HAND MOVES ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS
When the Americans kidnapped the Filipino dictator Marcos and dumped him and his family to Hawaii instead of Paoay, Ilocos Norrte in the heat of the People Power Revolution in 1986, the Filipino people were denied the privilege of rendering judgment against a greedy and tyrannical ruler like what happened to Saddam Hussein and Nicolae Ceausescu who were both sentenced to die. Former president Joseph Estrada somehow underwent a prosecution and upon his conviction, a court of law sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Now we have another former “president” Gloria Macapagal Arroyo about to be prosecuted for multiple plunders, multiple graft and corruption cases, and multiple acts of bribery to rig the electoral system in 2004 and 2007. Let’s hope this time the Philippine judicial system would be able to try her and her cohorts in a court of law and render the appropriate decision for the sake of justice. If convicted, appropriate punishment should be imposed to discourage any other sitting or future presidents from stealing from, lying to, and cheating the poor idol-worshipping and gullible Filipino masses.
The Biblical saying, “there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed” still rules in this digital world. The first murderer, Cain, who killed his brother Abel, tried to cover his sin but failed. His brother’s blood came out from the ground.
A carpenter tried to put his wife’s dead body after killing her in a sawmill grinder to destroy any possible evidence but he still failed. An Asian American forensics expert was able to sort out the victim’s ground bones and used a DNA test for accurate identification. The murderer was appropriately punished.
Even a husband cannot lie to his wife because eventually, the wife gifted with the sixth sense will finally find out the truth. Let us learned this lesson.
These ever-expanding tribe of corrupt and evil Filipino government officials should learn their lessons, too. They cannot hide their evils forever.
Look what’s happening now. A crooked election official came out from hiding and recently told the press that he is ready to be a state witness and resurrect the dying “Hello Garci” cheating scandal during the 2004 presidential elections as well as the 2007 senatorial elections involving the Arroyos and their minions. This sudden turn of event must be an offshoot when another crooked politician, Zaldy Ampatuan, in exchange for his freedom offered to be a state witness against his father and other relatives charged of planning and executing the massacre of journalists and their political enemies in Maguindanao.
I believe it’s God’s Hand that is moving in order for justice to prevail. I’ll not question or try to understand why God does it according to His ways. I will just believe that God is a God of Justice and that’s enough for a man of simple faith.