How Come? How Long? Oh Philippines!

In over 400 years of its colonial past, never has the Filipino people’s liberty been endangered more than in the last 100 years — for the biggest threat to Philippine democracy has been let to thrive within its shores.

Recent expositions of the Iglesia ni Cristo’s (INC) crimes against its own members has led to the most bothersome zarzuela the country has ever seen.

Referring to “a usually comic Spanish operetta,” this blogger has perfectly termed the gruesome ongoing scene in the Philippines’ political and religious arenas.

@MrControversyX detailed the setting, characters and devilish plot of the story in his blog, which succinctly, involve the following: Abductions, denial, retractions; judicial process, rallies against it, court order.

The most tragic part however of this sickening play of power and puppetry is not its emergence, but its continued existence!

All because some in the executive and judicial branches of our government — bearing supposedly sovereign rule and rights — bow to the whims of this invasive weed feeding upon Philippine soil.

With the 2016 elections drawing nearer, can the nation hope to see men and women in office — public servants— who in deed and in word fear God and not wolves under sheep’s clothing? Let’s keep watch. Time is running.

How come, how long, it’s not right, it’s so wrong
Do we let it just go on, turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it’s too late, right now, we can’t wait
She won’t have a second try, open up your hearts as well as your eyes
And we cannot ignore at all, whenever we see the signs
’Cause any kind of abuse, God knows is a crime

It was a blog that opened my eyes to a threat to our democracy. It was a song that reminded me how we must be vigilant of it. (Song performed by Babyface and Stevie Wonder)
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