A bad boy who teaches forgiveness
It has taken a Digong Duterte, considered by many a “bad boy” because of his foul mouth, to tell us to forgive and forget the sins of the Marcoses and allow their deceased patriarch, Ferdinand Marcos, to be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani.
How ironic that a bad boy should teach us forgiveness.
Mother and son Cory and Noynoy Aquino, supposedly the epitome of virtuousness, can’t seem to forgive and forget.
The burial of the late dictator at Libingan ng mga Bayani is an issue that has festered like a wound, dividing our country, for decades.
One part of the population wants to forget and forgive, while the other still harbors resentment after all these years.
Why has the Catholic Church in the country kept quiet all these years on the issue of burying Marcos at Libingan?
It boils down to forgiveness which the Church teaches.
Marcos’ detractors have been blinded by their unforgiving heart.
They refuse to see the fact that he was our president for many years.
He was a good leader before he declared martial law and became a dictator.
If other presidents are buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, why can’t Marcos who also fought for the country during World War II?
The choice of Silvestre “Bebot” Bello as incoming labor secretary has eased the business sector’s apprehension that the post would go to a communist.
Letting a communist head the Department of Labor is like putting a bull inside a china shop.
Although he was once a human rights and labor lawyer, Bello is not a communist.
Presumptive President-elect Digong had said he would appoint communists to head the departments of labor, environment and natural resources, agrarian reform and social welfare.
The five persons who died suddenly during an outdoor concert in Pasay City could have ingested a cocktail of sex-enhancing drugs: “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride), ecstasy and Viagra, according to police sources.
Viagra is not illegal but shabu and ecstasy are.
Ecstasy—a favorite of well-to-do, young partygoers—is a very dangerous drug and an overdose could be fatal.
An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency told this columnist that among the suspected sources of ecstasy in Metro Manila is a bar habitué who writes for the society page of a major newspaper.
Let this item serve as fair warning for him to stop his nefarious business; that is, if what I was told is true.
The incoming administration will be unforgiving even to people who hide under the mantle of journalism but engage in heinous crimes.