President DUTERTE is a strong and firm leader who makes things HAPPEN…
That’s POLITICAL WILL, that most politicians don’t have, utterly no LEAVEN1;
But recent developments have proved indeed TRUE and REALIZABLE – –
ABS-CBN, a patent scion of OLIGARCHY of YORE, was scrapped off the CABLE,
It ne’er ever was POSSIBLE, as it got connections, far and wide from ground to GABLE;
Peddling biased news, highlighting gory crimes daily, to enrage the populace and make them TREMBLE!
A strong leader like Pres. DU30 endears himself to others by appreciating their unique TALENTS…
He’s famously loyal to his people too, and won’t be trapped unto AMBIVALENCE;
He values qualities such as HONESTY, HONOR, and FLAIR above all ELSE – –
FLAIR, which is a special aptitude or ability for doing something WELL, with lauding BELLS,
That’s why he has enlisted military retirees into his CABINET;
For what’s needed is DISCIPLINE and PRECISE PERFORMANCE, which CIVVIES won’t be able to NET!
And on the transport sector too, the JEEPNEYS seemed UNTOUCHABLE…
No PREXY was successful in retiring them, as it would be UNPALATABLE;
Votes will be diminished surely by an ANTI-JEEPNEY CRUSADE – –
But the pollution and traffic they’ve caused are much harmful, despite those drivers’ GASCONADE,
Acting like kings of the road, as though driving in a RAGE;
Boasting even that their PHASE-OUT could spell a downward voting CASCADE!
The SKYWAY CONNECTOR too which is now OPEN…
Has EASED the HORRIBLE EDSA TRAFFIC, no more need for the “ODD-EVEN”;
While the EDSA CAROUSEL, make trips so VERY QUICK as though a WHIRLWIND- –
Public commuters got more disciplined, as they’d QUEUE UP, and not crowd in a BEND,
For the buses now NAVIGATE along the central LANE, this change we ought to COMMEND!
But the OPPOSITIONISTS would say it was the PANDEMIC that facilitated IT…
The ABS-CBN FRANCHISE CUT and the JEEPNEY PHASE OUT, “at sila’y NAG-NGI-NGIT-NGIT”2;
Come to think why DUTERTE became PREXY within this doleful EPISODE- –
PROVIDENCE have made it happen, to correct aberrations in our country, our own ABODE,
Modern aircon mini-buses will replace those JEEPNEYS, that really must be STOWED;
Exhaust gas so harmful to our health, could even contribute to ozone layer’s CORRODE!
And the HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES are also SEETHING…
Buying into DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM pill that the WESTERN WORLD has been PROMOTING;
But we’ve seen the abuse of FREEDOM and RIGHTS in our MIDST, LATELY – –
With taunts thereby which GOT COINED, that DEMOCRACY is “DEMOCRAZY”,
In fact, LEE KUAN YEW said in a speech delivered in mid-NINETEEN-NINETY;
“The PHILIPPINES needs more DISCIPLINE and NOT more DEMOCRACY!”
It must be remembered too that we voted not for a POPE…
For DUTERTE is neither an ANGEL nor SAINT, who odiously hates DOPE;
His proclivity to curse and spew obscenities, is in sooth to crack a JOKE – –
And his “KALYE-STYLE”3 of leadership endeared him to the masses, as one kind of a BLOKE;
The VISAYAN indeed, is fond of jestingly saying: “PATYUN TA GAYUD”4,
And every bantering and joking made the masses truly OVERJOYED!
And in the field of HEAVY INFRASTRUCTURE INDEED…
DUTERTE championed his flagship project of: “BUILD, BUILD, BUILD”;
He’s the first PREXY to courageously endorsed a SUBWAY PROJECT – –
‘Tis now a work-in-progress, to link BULACAN and CAVITE, a 36-km STRETCH,
To serve 370,000 passengers DAILY, at 80 km/hour speed per FETCH;
Will be partially operational in 2022, a launching date which isn’t FAR-FETCHED!
In the December 2020 survey: “DUTERTE gets ‘HIGH’ 70% APPROVAL rating”, it sort of PRESAGED…
Singapore’s STRAIT TIMES even READ: “Tossed between rapacious empires and feckless oligarchs throughout the centuries, the Philippines has never had any leader like Rodrigo Duterte.”, it SAID;
And continued: “Here is a man who plays a thousand roles at the helm of power, a consummate thespian crowned by a besieged people in their darkest hours.”, ‘twas a bit STAID – –
Though DU30 once did LOW in a survey, it however BOUNCED,
Though OPPOSITIONISTS still are looking forward for some DU30 misstep, as some prey to POUNCE;
That has been the grand design of those DEFIERS, those we should DENOUNCE!
Being an ARIAN5 – our PREXY is AUTHORITATIVE and DETERMINED but is also LOVING…
That’s reason perhaps why he acquired his ROMANTIC MONIKER, some kind of a “PABLING”;
But as he has now become the FATHER OF THE PHILIPPINE NATION – –
He’d CARE and LOVE us ALL, perhaps till death or till the world’s CESSATION,
He has true EMPATHY for the hoi polloi, the peasantry – he hates the POOR’s MARGINALIZATION;
Championing in fact, amidst the horrors of this PANDEMIC, the citizens’ MASS INOCULATION!
Oh DIGONG6, you’ve indeed sounded the GONG7…
You’ve made life livable in our nation, which wasn’t for LONG8;
Those dimly-lit alleys and streets have now become PASSABLE9, – –
Those CHUNGKEES10 of YORE have now become covert and INVISIBLE,
The PAROJINOG11 clan was definitively DISMANTLED, despite NOVA’s12 BABBLE;
Bragging that DUTERTE is her DAD’s friend, RANTING that they’re not part of the DRUG BUBBLE!
‘Twas good that a PREXY like DUTERTE has indeed EMERGED…
For if not for your coming, the nation might have already been SUBMERGED;
Amidst the financial challenges brought by the LOCKDOWNS – –
Riots and unabated crimes would have already erupted in CITIES and TOWNS,
As well as evil schemes of wheeling-dealing DRUG LORDS and ADDICTS;
Our nation could’ve been in FLAMES like the U.S., and could’ve gone into a downward HELIX!13
‘Tis in your unique stewardship TOO…
That the environment was cared for in TOTO14;
Now the mining companies have learned to COMPLY – –
Those rules, as the late GINA LOPEZ15 had herself made a FLY-BY,16
‘Twas unfortunate that GINA LOPEZ met an untimely GOODBYE;
Those mining companies have now made amends, as if not, a lot of people could DIE!
And the fish pens in the Laguna LAKE17…
Has been there for long as rouge officers18 seem to be in the TAKE;
The dismantling HOPEFULLY benefitted the lowly FISHERS19- –
And the end has dawned upon the big-time FIXERS,
Military officers and cronies of politicians, have now been asked by their SIRS;
They’ll have to tear down those fish pens which’ve been there for YEARS!
The genuine desire of DIGONG for the PEACE PROCESS…
Can be seen from the way, he extended his hand with EASE;
He’s done away with much of the RHETORICS – –
For he gave vent and focus to just the pure BASICS,
Even went into fawning up unto JOMA SISON, who’s in UTRECHT;
Calling him SIR, as JOMA was DU30’s prof in matters of POLITICS!
In fact, DU30 even released quickly, those political PRISONERS…
‘Twas unprecedented –as though a misstep of GONERS;
But sincerity indeed, begets TRUST and TRUTH – –
If not for the CCP’s abuse, the PEACE PROCESS would have gone truly SMOOTH,
They’ve gone too DEMANDING, as though wanting more meat for their BROTH;
Though they’re bowl was brimming, they want ALL, not just BOTH!
But the most startling development of ALL…
The regime of the ELITE has now reached a FALL;
For ELITISM20 has reared a sordid and ugly HEAD – –
Every TOM, DICK and HARRY want to be ELITE and be AHEAD,
The greed for riches has spread like WILDFIRE,
We need a FIREMAN like DUTERTE, who’d rescue the nation out of QUAGMIRE!
The flaw perhaps in 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 gain whatever it would TAKE,
But DUTERTE has lived in fact by EXAMPLE;
Living in a modest house neither a MANSION nor a PALACE, ne’er a CASTLE!
And those aspiring to be a STATESMAN, SO-SO…
Who’d want for a start, to become a POLITICO;
As their usual dream is to be rich and be so ELITE – –
Corruption would surely entice those lacking in SPIRIT,21
But not DUTERTE, who even dines in a carinderia, sort of a DINING MAKESHIFT;
And DUTERTE is not even lavish, as he actually advocates THRIFT!
With the advent of President DUTERTE’s brand of POLITICS…
It’s now for the good of all — tinged with financial ETHICS;
BRIBERY is now BANNED and must be DISDAINED – –
As it would make the government coffers dreadfully DRAINED,
But DUTERTE cannot guard and keep watch over all the civil SERVANTS;
Let’s help by paying the correct taxes on time, to enhance our country’s GOVERNANCE!
For the measly salaries being paid the PUBLIC SECTOR…
Has invariably been used as cause of GRAFT, BRIBERIES and MORE;
As promised though in his campaign, the POLICE and MILITARY – –
Have been given their raised SALARIES, even DOUBLY,
More funds in the state’s coffers, could raise public servants’ pay, so TRULY;
That’s why we have to pay our correct taxes so APT and TIMELY!
The ascension indeed as PREXY, of this COMMON TAO DIGONG …
Would prove to be the model of the MASA of our NATION;
Now they’d know – – if your love for your country is TRUE- –
You SIR, can really rule as its leader; you’ll never EVER be a P.R.U.E22,
The NATION is hoping that you’d serve as our LEADER THROUGH and THROUGH;
Your LARGE EARS mark you’ll live long, but promise Sir, that you’d quaff no more of any ALCOHOLIC BREW!
LONG LIVE MISTER PRESIDENT!
MABUHAY AND PANGULONG RODRIGO DUTERTE![LEGEND:
1 – LEAVEN IS DEFINED AS SOMETHING THAT TRANSFORMS THINGS TO MAKE IT BETTER.
2 –“AT SILA’Y NAG-NGI-NGITNGIT” IS A PHRASE IN OUR COUNTRY’S VERNACULAR WHICH MEANS, AS ROUGHLY TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH: “AND THEY ARE FURIOUSLY MAD” OR, “AND THEY ARE SEETHING IN ANGER”.
3 – “KALYE-STYLE” WOULD ROUGHLY TRANSLATE IN ENGLISH AS: “STREET-LIKE STYLE OF LEADERSHIP” WHICH CONNOTES A DOWN-TO-EARTH TYPE OF GOVERNANCE WHICH WOULD NOT BE USUALLY RESTRICTED BY FORMALITIES AS WELL AS BUREAUCRATIC AND FASTIDIOUS PROTOCOLS.
4 – “PATYUN TA GAYUD” IS A VISAYAN PHRASE, ACTUALLY OF THE CEBUANO DIALECT, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS IN ENGLISH AS: “I WILL KILL YOU!”. MY VISAYAN KIN, AS MY DAD WAS BORN IN CEBU, WOULD USUALLY UTTER THIS PHRASE, IN A JESTING MANNER, THOUGH CONNOTING ACTUALLY AN EXHORTATION TO THE ADDRESSEE TO CEASE AND DESIST FROM ANY BABOONERY OR BUFFOONERY BEIN COMMITTED.
5 – HAVING BEEN BORN ON MARCH 28, 1945 WHICH IS UNDER THE ARIES ZODIAC SIGN; HE IS CONSIDERED AN ARIAN; AND THOSE BORN ON MARCH 28 ARE CONSIDERED AS AUTHORITATIVE AND DETERMINED, AMONG OTHERS.
6 – DIGONG IS THE ENDEARING NICKNAME OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE.
7 – IT IS SAID THAT THE SOUND OF A GONG IS HEALING AND TRANSFORMATIONAL. IT IS IN THIS CONTEXT THAT THE WORD GONG IS USED BEING AN INSTRUMENT THAT CREATES SOUND.
8 – THOUGH PRES. DUTERTE HAS JUST SERVED AS PRESIDENT FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, NOTABLE CHANGES HAVE BEEN OBSERVED WITHIN THE METROPOLIS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE ESPECIALLY THE PEACE AND ORDER SITUATION. PEOPLE HAS TRULY FELT SECURITY AND SAFETY IN THEIR HOMES AND EVEN IN THE STREETS ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT.
9 – IN FACT, I HAVE ENCOUNTERED A LOT OF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE METROPOLIS, SAYING THAT THE STREETS AND ALLEYS ADJOINING THEIR RESPECTIVE HOMES HAVE NOW BECOME PASSABLE EVEN AT NIGHT AS THOSE PLACES HAVE BEEN RIDDEN OF THE CUSTOMARY DRUG ADDICTS OF YORE.
10 – CHUNGKEE IS A TAGALOG STREET LINGO WHICH ACTUALLY IS A VERNACULAR SLANG FOR DRUG ADDICTS.
11 – THE PAROJINOG CLAN IS A KINDRED OF NOTORIOUS BAND OF NOVEAU POLITICIANS LORDING ALL OVER MINDANAO IN THE DRUG TRADE. IT STARTED OUT IN THE 70S AS AN ANTI-C0MMUNIST VIGILANTE GROUP WHICH WAS HEADED BY THE PAROJINOG’S GRAND PATRIARCH, OCTAVIO PAROJINOG SR. UNDER THE NAME-TAG “KURATONG BALELENG”. THE “KURATONG BALELENG BAND” EVENTUALLY GOT INVOLVED IN THE KIDNAP-FOR-RANSOME TRADE; AND FINALLY, INTO THE DRUG TRADE. THE PAROJINOG CLAN WAS EVEN TOUTED AS UNTOUCHABLES AS CORRUPT POLITICIANS WOULD CURRY POLITICAL FAVOR FROM THEM TO INSURE A POLITICIAN’S ELECTION. EVENTUALLY, THE PAROJINOG CLAN’S INFLUENCE HELD SWAY AS POLITICIANS AND THE POLICE AUTHORITIES WOULD TURN DEAF EARS AND BLIND EYES, INTO THE FLAGRANT FLORISHING DRUG TRADE MANAGED BY THE CLAN, AS THOUGH A DRUG-CARTEL, IN THE LIKES OF COLOMBIA’S CALI CARTEL.
12 – NOVA IS NOVA PRINCESS PAROJINOG WHO IS A FEISTY, HARSH, FIERCE AND RASPY IN HER SPEECH AND WAS AN INCUMBENT VICE-MAYOR OF OZAMIS CITY WHEN SHE WAS ARRESTED BY POLICE AUTHORITIES DURING THE RAID CONDUCTED ON JULY 30, 2017 WHICH LEFT 15 PERSONS KILLED. THE DEAD INCLUDED HER FATHER, THE INCUMBENT MAYOR OF OZAMIS CITY, REYNALDO PAROJINOG, SR,, AND SON OF THE LATE GRAND PATRIARCH OF THEIR CLAN, OCTAVIO PAROJINOG, OF THE KURATONG-BALELENG FAME.
13 – HELIX IS USED HERE TO MEAN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THING, THAT WOULD CONNOTE A FALL, A DECLINE; A DRAINING, OF SORT.
14 – IN TOTO WOULD MEAN IN TOTALITY. INDEED, BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (“DENR”) WOULD JUST BE CONTENT IN POLICING ILLEGAL LOGGING, AND THE LIKE. BUT NOW UNDER THE STEWARDSHIP OF PRES. DUTERTE, SECRETARY GINA LOPEZ HAS ADOPTED A STRICT STANCE IN REGULATING THE MINING COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS IN OUR COUNTRY.
15 – GINA LOPEZ REFERS TO DENR SECRETARY GINA LOPEZ WHOSE APPOINTMENT AS SUCH HAS BEEN RECENTLY CONFIRMED BY THE COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS.
16 – THE FLY-BY REFERRED TO IS THE HELICOPTER RIDE TAKEN BY SEC. GINA LOPEZ WHICH GAVE HER AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE DEVASTATION WROUGHT BY THE MINING COMPANIES IN THE PROVINCES PRINCIPALLY IN SURIGAO. A VIDEO OF THIS FLY-BY TRIP HAS GONE VIRAL IN THE INTERNET.
17 – LAGUNA LAKE REFERS TO THE LAGUNA DE BAY.
18 – THE GRAPE VINE HAS BEEN FRAUGHT WITH RUMORS OF GREASE MONEY EXCHANGING HANDS TO ALLOW THE BUILDING OF FISH PENS WITHIN THE LAGUNA DE BAY AREA.
19 – FISHERS REFER TO THE RURAL FISHERMEN DOING THEIR LIVELIHOOD BY FISHING WITHIN THE LAGUNA DE BAY AREA.
20 – ELITISM IS THE BELIEF OR ATTITUDE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO FORM AN ELITE—A SELECT GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH A CERTAIN ANCESTRY, INTRINSIC QUALITY OR WORTH, HIGH INTELLECT, WEALTH, SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE, OR OTHER DISTINCTIVE ATTRIBUTES—ARE THOSE WHOSE INFLUENCE OR AUTHORITY IS GREATER THAN THAT OF OTHERS; WHOSE VIEWS ON A MATTER ARE TO BE TAKEN MORE SERIOUSLY OR CARRY MORE WEIGHT; WHOSE VIEWS OR ACTIONS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE TO SOCIETY AS A WHOLE; OR WHOSE EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS, ABILITIES, OR WISDOM RENDER THEM ESPECIALLY FIT TO GOVERN.
21 – SPIRIT WOULD REFER TO THE MORAL FIBER OR ETHICAL SPIRIT THAT WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL IN PREVENTING AND/OR DISCOURAGING A PERSON FROM ENGAGING IN CORRUPT PRACTICES.
22 – P.R.U.E IS A NAUGHTY ACRONYM IMPROVISED IN THIS FUN RHYME BLOG WHICH MEANS A POLITICIAN ENGAGED IN ROBBING AND UNDERMINING THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY.]