[President RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE will be celebrating his 72nd BIRTHDAY tomorrow, March 28, 2017. As it has been publicized that it will be a quiet celebration for the President of our nation, I would just like to offer this FUN-RHYME blog as birthday gift for him – a FUN-RHYME blog that summarizes what I feel are changes that have made life more livable now in our beloved country. It indeed is a blessing to all of us Filipinos that a President has emerged in our midst — a President who has trained his sight and focus in the WAR on DRUGS at a time when it appears to be SOLVABLE still.]
Being an ARIAN1 – our Prexy is AUTHORITATIVE and DETERMINED but is also LOVING,
That’s the reason perhaps why he acquired his ROMANTIC moniker;
But as he has now become the FATHER OF THE NATION,
He’d CARE and LOVE us ALL, till the world’s CESSATION!
Oh DIGONG2, you’ve indeed sounded the GONG3,
You’ve made life livable in our nation for LONG4;
Those dimly-lit alleys and streets have now become passable5,
Those CHUNGKEES6 of yore have now become invisible!
‘Twas good that a Prexy like you has emerged,
For if not for your coming, the nation might be submerged;
To the wheeling-and-dealing of DRUG LORDS and the addicts,
Our nation will go flat in a downward helix!7
‘Tis in your unique stewardship too,
That the environment was cared for in toto8;
Now the mining companies have learned to comply,
Those rules …as GINA LOPEZ9 has herself made a FLY-BY!10
And the fish pens in the Laguna LAKE11—
Has been there for long as rouge officers12 seem to be in the TAKE;
The dismantling has benefitted the lowly FISHERS13,
The end has dawned upon the big-time FIXERS!
The genuine desire of DIGONG for the PEACE PROCESS,
Can be seen from the way, he extended his hand with EASE;
He has done away with much of the RHETORICS,
For he gave vent and focus to just the pure BASICS!
In fact, he even released first those political prisoners —
‘Twas unprecedented –as though a misstep of GONERS;
But true sincerity indeed, begets TRUST and TRUTH…
Am sure, the PEACE PROCESS would truly be SMOOTH!
But the most starling development of ALL,
The regime of the ELITE has now reached a FALL;
For ELITISM14 has reared a much ugly head,
Every DICK and HARRY wants to be ELITE and be AHEAD!
Indeed, the flaw perhaps of the character of the FILIPINO,
Everyone wants to be part of the ELITISMO;
And the ELITE, as has been the usual trait–
Is to achieve financial superiority whatever it would take!
And those aspiring to be a STATESMAN, SO-SO,
And would want for a start, to become a POLITICO—
And as their usual dream is to be rich and be so ELITE,
Corruption would surely entice those lacking in spirit!15
With the advent of President DUTERTE’s brand of POLITICS,
It is now for the good of all — tinged with financial ethics;
Bribery is now a BANE and must all be DISDAINED,
As it would make the government coffers dreadfully DRAINED!
The emergence indeed of COMMON TAO DIGONG,
Would prove to be the model of the MASA of our NATION;
Now — they would know — if your love for your country is TRUE,
You really can rule as its leader; you’ll never be a P.R.U.E16 !
PRESIDENT RODRIGO “ROA” DUTERTE!