Hello ! RenxKyoko Iglesias here !
I’ve been staring at a white, blank screen for hours now. I am still deciding whether I will post something about my job – hunting, or go ahead and write about my 2014 vacation in the Philippines. I have tons of pictures all ready to be posted here, but I don’t feel like writing about a country,( it does not matter that this is where I was born, and came from) that tolerates, approves of , and seemingly delights in extra-judicial killings of ” ALLEGED” drug pushers. I’m sure my Filipino blogger friends would tell me I have no right to criticize the country because 1. I am not a Filipino 2. I have no idea what they are going through living in a country with acute drug problem.
I do understand that. I know the country has become the dumping ground of all sorts of drugs ( they call one drug shabu )……. Why is the Philippines the dumping ground , you ask ? Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other South East Asian countries have extremely strict laws against possession. It’s death penalty . The Philippines, on the other hand, is less strict, not to mention law enforcers are extremely corrupt. I’m sure the authorities know exactly who the drug lords are . They are untouchable, and, obviously we know why.
I always write about the Philippines and its people in glowing terms. They are naturally gentle, generous, happy, smiling people, and this is true. But not at this time, and unfortunately, not for 6 years. They just elected a rogue president who disrespects just about anybody… President Obama, the Pope, and Jesus Christ Himself. And I am not making this up.
Random photo. ( just because I mentioned The Pope ,and there has to be a picture, right ?)
Above is just a random pic of myself at the Vatican Museum. I think its one of the best pic ever taken during our tour. I am exactly in the middle of the museum hallway, and equidistant from the 2 walls. It’s true. I checked it. Maybe there was divine intervention when my Mom took the pic.
Oh, we are not entirely disconnected from the country. My family still own more properties in the Philippines than the average Filipino, and we pay taxes , without fail. We therefore have a reason to pay close attention to what’s going on there.
To my Filipino blogger friends who have declared their heartfelt approval of this president’s behavior…. I am sorry to have a different opinion. I just hope and pray this does not become the standard by which the country elects its officials.
I am sad and a bit demoralized.
This is all for now. Thank you for reading.
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