Talo si Sereno, Panalo si Duterte

Wikipedia scale of justice3ayan mga DDS, inyo na ngayon ang Pilipinas. Si VP Leni napakadali na lang sigurong tanggalin. Tapos si Panot kukulungin na dahil sa Dengvaxia. Wala nang husgadong aayaw sa kaso ni De Lima dahil puwede silang ikuwaranto ni Calida. Ayan makakaganti na kayo sa wakas. Sa mga elitista. Magiging pare-pareho at pantay-pantay na ang Pilipino. Siyempre may mayaman pa at mahirap. Pero wala na iyong sobrang galing mag-Ingles. Wala na iyong mga pa-rule-of-rule-of-law diyan. Lahat ng desisyon manggaling kay Tatay Digong. Tulad noong panahon ni Mahoma at Lapu-Lapu.

Walang Korte Suprema noon. Walang Katoliko. Walang mga Unibersidad na puro demonstrasyon. Walang mga borloloy na batas na sobrang komplikado. Walang dilawan na druglord. Walang adik. Pero wala pang Facebook at Globe. Huwag kayong matakot, hindi tayo babalik nang todo-todo ano. Pero iyong mga nagmamagaling ngayon hindi na pupuwede. Lahat na parang iisang barangay. Kung ano iyong kaya ng Presidenteng kantahin, iyon lang ang tugtog. Rakrakan ni Baste OK din. Mga librong Western na nakakalason sa isip ng kabataan, tatanggalin. Kailangan ba ng China iyon?

Sila Tulfo, Acosta, Calida, Topacio at Gadon, mapupunta lahat sa Senado. Mabuti pa sila kaysa kay Bam Aquino na bakla. Kung anu-ano ang gustong gawing pakulo para sa technology development. Hindi kailangan ng Pilipino iyan kapag nandiyan ang China. Kailangan nila nang tapag-alaga. Parang mga Kuya at Ate na magbibigay sa kanila ng payo, para hindi sila lumayas sa daan ni Tatay. Pagkat alam ni Tatay Digong ang tamang daan. Walang tuwid na daan sa mga isla, puro baluktot. Kaya huwag kayong umasa sa anumang pangako. Mag-adjust kayo. Para ito sa ikabubuti ng lahat.

Mga journalist. Isa-isahin talaga sila. Bastos sila. Meron bang mga anak na sumasagot sa Tatay? Western countries siguro, mga masasamang ugali. Nasa kanila ang droga, Dengvaxia at democracy. Mga bagay na pampagulo sa lipunan. Unti-unti silang makikibagay o mawawala. Tulad ng dilawan.  Happy-happy na lahat sa wakas. Simple at komportable ang magiging buhay. Huwag magtanong. Basta alam ni Tatay Digong iyan. Supreme Court? Bakit may drug lists naman sa may barangay. Paano kung mamarkahan ka? Problema mo iyon! Para ka bang Serenong di marunong makisama?

Mga seaman, alam naman siguro ninyo ang mga lumang kuwento. Sa mga mapanganib na lugar sa dagat o sa may ilog, may mga babaeng nakaistambay at umaakit sa mga seaman. Mga Sereno ito. Mermaid din ang tawag sa kanila, halimbawa doon sa pelikulang Pirates of the Carribean Nr. 4. Huwag makinig sa kanilang kanta at baka maligaw pa kayo, mga Pilipino! Huwag magpa-akit! Huwag maniwalang sila mga babaylan ng katutubong Pilipinas! Lalake lang ang namumuno noon!  Inakupo mga DDS atbp., sana ganyang kadali ang mundo ano? Gising sa panaginip..

Irineo B. R. Salazar
ika-12 ng Marso 2018, München


5 thoughts on “Talo si Sereno, Panalo si Duterte

  1. Some impressions from “tales” of history:

    – turns out some of the best wines, beer & whisky were formulated by French, Dutch, German & Scottish Catholic monks; the paradigm, seems to me: cold countries + monks in contemplation and prayer, very orderly life of monastic routine, hours in the scriptoriums, hours in cultivating fields for food, hours teaching the nobles of the realma and sometimes debating the kings and nobility about the lives and livelihood of the serfs of the realm, preoccupation with questions of defense against austere conditions of winter, absence of instantaneous communication and lots of time away from idle games were good ingredients for tending and observing the process and products of fermentation for grapes and human brains;

    – the preoccupations of power down the centuries were concerned with populating or depopulating those fit for self-serving endeavors and enterprises;

    • Yes, the winters of long before. Today we hardly have an idea of how hard winters were then. Modern heating and garment technology has mildened the hardships. Add modern food transport. Modern means of transport in general.

      And the days of slower travel and communication. Yes. Even we have experienced them. You of course with the classic boat to San Francisco, before jet travel became the norm. But I also still have known times where Newsweek and Time brought international news to Manila, where an international phone call cost a fortune and had to go via operator, not direct-dialled! Even calling the province was a laborious matter. Then came the first fax machines. Before that instantaneous communication was a privilege of those who could afford a telex machine – often Embassies.

      The days of monks of yore, before Gutenberg’s print. Every word given attention, copied by hand. Even printing was a revolution then, and some took less attention to what they produced as it could quickly be reproduced and distributed – the first type of trolling centuries ago.

      And today: we have everything yet too much. It is a discipline in itself to turn away from the information that is offered, to sift through it for relevance. Data is not information is not knowledge is not wisdom, was a paper printout on the door of one of my informatics professors.

      What is even harder – even for me who set out to chronicle as dispassionately as possible – is not to be emotionalized. Those who are in the middle of the fray are completely lost in things. From time to time, it pays to pause and let things arrange themselves, not get lost in detail. This is one reason I am putting longer breaks between articles – to gain new perspectives. Otherwise mundane diversions set the agenda. Where the way finally leads is what counts.

    • https://www.philippineairlines.com/AboutUs/HistoryAndMilestone – some tidbits..

      July 31, 1946

      PAL becomes first Asian airline to cross the Pacific when it operated a chartered Douglas DC-4 on the first of several flights to ferry home initially 40 US servicemen. Each crossing took 41 hours with fuelling stops at Guam, Wake, Kwajelein and Honolulu.


      May 3, 1947

      PAL starts a DC-4 service to Rome and Madrid, thus earning the distinction of being the first airline in Southeast Asia to fly to Europe. Each flight took two days with stops at Calcutta, Karachi and Cairo. By the end of the year, the service was extended to London.

      May 29, 1948

      PAL begins flying two newly acquired DC6s across the Pacific. The new aircraft enabled PAL to reduce the trans-Pacific crossing to 30 hours from 41 on the DC-4s, by eliminating Kwajelein and making stops only at Guam, Wake and Honolulu.

      July 1974

      Arrival of PAL’s first McDonnell Douglas DC-10 three-engine jet ushers in the era of the wide-body jet.

      (I remember, very markedly, the unusual tail engine of the DC-10)

      August 1, 1979

      A route to Beijing and Canton is introduced with the first of two B727-200s, making PAL the first Asian carrier to fly into China. On the same day, PAL began carrying Filipino contract workers to the Middle East with the introduction of services to Bahrain.

      January 4, 1980

      The first Boeing 747-200 – dubbed as Jumbo jet – started flying across the Pacific. As PAL’s new flagship aircraft, it featured 16 full-flat bunk beds called Skybeds at the upper deck exclusive for First Class passengers.

      July 3, 1982

      DC-10 service is introduced to Dhahran in a major breakthrough for PAL in the Middle East Filipino labor market.

      (add to that the sheer drop in prices from the expensive early years of the 50s and 60s and one gets an idea of how things have changed.. how masses now move via plane so normally)

    • ack in time.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road#Mongol_age

      The Mongol expansion throughout the Asian continent from around 1207 to 1360 helped bring political stability and re-established the Silk Road (via Karakorum). It also brought an end to the dominance of the Islamic Caliphate over world trade. Because the Mongols came to control the trade routes, trade circulated throughout the region, though they never abandoned their nomadic lifestyle.

      The Mongol rulers wanted to establish their capital on the Central Asian steppe, so to accomplish this goal, after every conquest they enlisted local people (traders, scholars, artisans) to help them construct and manage their empire.[104]

      The Mongol diplomat Rabban Bar Sauma visited the courts of Europe in 1287–88 and provided a detailed written report to the Mongols. Around the same time, the Venetian explorer Marco Polo became one of the first Europeans to travel the Silk Road to China. His tales, documented in The Travels of Marco Polo, opened Western eyes to some of the customs of the Far East. He was not the first to bring back stories, but he was one of the most widely read. He had been preceded by numerous Christian missionaries to the East, such as William of Rubruck, Benedykt Polak, Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, and Andrew of Longjumeau. Later envoys included Odoric of Pordenone, Giovanni de’ Marignolli, John of Montecorvino, Niccolò de’ Conti, and Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan Muslim traveller who passed through the present-day Middle East and across the Silk Road from Tabriz between 1325–54.[105]

      (this in the context of present Chinese attempts to revive an old road which was superseded by the maritime eastward route the Indians/Arabs/Portuguese developed as well as the westward route the Spaniards/USA developed, intersecting near Manila/Macau)

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