NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/23 July) – The SONA that should have been :
That the poor in the population had tremendously reduced because a great number had been killed in the government war on drugs.
That a miracle train has broken any record in speed allowing it to fly and bring sky high the prices of all things in the market beyond the reach of everyone, putting people out of job, sinking them deeper to poverty offsetting therefore the gains of the drug war in reducing the poor of the population.
That the shabu industry is good for the country and should be allowed to prosper unhampered as it is providing jobs for the poor and the hungry in the streets. So forget the P6.4B shabu scandal in the Bureau of Customs; it is being offset by the benefits of the trade.
That the Philippines is already a province of China is now closer to truth than to the joke about it considering that the Chinese are allowed to implement a build, build and build program, constructing military bunkers and airfields in the Spratly islands (and now is policing the West Philippine Sea), and will very soon also build roads, bridges and railways – a super highway for Chinese investors, especially for the existing methamphetamine trade throughout the land.
That the reconstruction of Marawi is experiencing so much delay because the team to oversee the project has difficulty deciding which of the several blueprints on the table to implement without hurting any pocket, proponent and donor.
That the honeymoon with the Reds is over and the grounds will soon turn red if the divide-and-control localized peace negotiation with the rebels fails.
That federalism is a cure-all solution to inequality in the distribution of wealth, to the problems of poverty, political dynasty, historical injustice and peace and order; hence the Bangsamoro leadership accepts the BBL federal concept of an autonomous state, are silent over the excesses of the regime and welcomes federalism as a national system of governance with joyful expectation.
That the God of the Filipino is stupid for tempting them to try and indulge in illegal drugs, to steal, and allow politicians to rape and pillage the country making, thus, the Filipino lives an insufferable hell.
In conclusion: I really want to end my term once a new constitution is adopted but my God who created me a good man forbids me from doing it; I’ll stay on to steer the development and progress of the country. If the opposition continues to attack the wishes of my God, I will be obliged to declare Martial Law throughout the land (Joke joke only).
If you believe everything I say, then you are stupid as your God.
(MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. William R. Adan, Ph.D., is retired professor and former chancellor of Mindanao State University at Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.)