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PPP: Once again — with feeling VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 08/30/2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PPP: Once again — with feeling

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Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
08/30/2011
There was this recent disappearing act of no less than the President of the Republic: It was called a “visit.” It was done “abroad.” It was held “secret” in nature and objective.

Thus it came to pass that there was a time when the country had a President who could be then rightfully considered “missing” by the People of the Philippines — until the rare phenomenon was eventually brought to their attention. The cat is out of the bag. The issue is big. The implication is profound.

Briefly said, true or false, the distinct occasion brought to fore a distinct concern about the distinct matter of a “substate” in Mindanao — or something the like. The reactions were serious and immediate. Those indirectly concerned registered their reservations. Those directly concerned came up with their own convictions.

Thus came to pass the huge and shrieking headline of a well-known national daily echoing the choice occasioned by the said “visit.” In other words, some kind of an alternative was given to the Malacañang occupant: “Popularity or Peace.” Translation: Disregard the establishment of the “substate” and remain “popular.” See to it the “substate” becomes a reality and “peace” would be the fruit thereof..... MORE

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