Monday, October 20, 2008

Thy will be done...

Gov. Ed Panlilio is doing a magnificent job in cleaning up the corruption-stricken Pampanga. And what is his prize for doing such? A signature campaign for his ouster. There were rumors of overflowing cash gifts to various cities and municipalities to support such a campaign. It seems like Among Ed has stepped on very powerful, brutish and superlatively corrupt people for him to be receiving such campaigns.

As a person of God, although "on leave," Among Ed firmly believes in the Beautitude, "Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness; the Kingdom of God will be theirs." That is why his struggle to bring back the integrity and honor of the government is very much intact. He undermines any form of attack even the ones coming from his Vice Governor, or league of provinces. He believes in what is right, and what should be done. He fears nothing and no one because he knows who is on his side.

I am not much of a religious person but I strongly believe that persons like Among Ed are God's way of helping the Filipino people experience change in governance and public service. What we as Filipinos have to do is to stand up behind him and give him the opportunity to make that change. We are a few notches away from the poorest countries in the world, and one of the main reasons for such is corruption and greed. It is about time we experience that change before it's too late.

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