The moment while watching Jinggoy Estrada delivering his “paawa sa masa” speech, that I find myself.
That perhaps it’s really not too late for me to start a life with purpose.
I was feeling uncomfortably old to go back to school again, but knowing it’s for the best, I reluctantly accepted my family’s offer to finish college, and a degree in Education is for me the most practical choice. But now, i’m thankful to have chosen it for when i become a teacher i will passionately, fervently and incessantly try to educate as many filipino as I can so the likes of Estrada will never be again elected in any position.
Watching him earlier, makes me cringe knowing that his speech wasn’t meant for sensible, educated voters, it was meant for the masa, the uneducated voters. He got away before, what makes us so sure that justice will prevail this time? He and the likes of him are so cocky because they knew that people will soon forget.
Only in the Philippines that we have elected again a Mayor who faced impeachment former President and a convict, a Pampanga Congresswoman and also a former President who admitted and even said sorry to “Hello Garci” scandal who is also facing plunder charges, a Congressman in Saranggani who is pursuing his self-interest, boxing and now basketball, sabong and who knows what else?, actors in senate, etc.. these shits are happening because of too many uneducated voters.
Someday, i will try to do my part, but for now all i can do is pray. pray for Sandiganbayan, the whistle blowers, the supreme court, the prosecutors that they may be given the strength to continue the fight for justice.