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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
"ASK NOT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY,
BUT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU"
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i have returned bak home, and of course, i can always say when i am bak home in pinas, i miss my other home in the states, cuz i left my wife, my two boys and my dog in that order.

i will never profess and say and criticize my pinas by saying that its hot in there, or there's lots of basura and stench in the streets - - just like what my sister bak home is telling me -- "you have to love your country, no matter what"....

i do love my pilipinas, but can i really criticize the traffic! cuz this hampers the economy of the country.

again, going bak, when i was in pinas, the immortal words of JFK during his inaugural address is always ringing in my ears.

the first premise, "ASK NOT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY...."

i think all of us, even if i carry an american passport, can always claim that we have done already so many things for our country.we have sacrificed so many things for HER, the motherland. look at all the overseas worker, even if they are criticized as JAPAYUKI, they are still contributing to the country, even if they are called DOMESTIC HELPER, they are still contributing to the country, even if they are TNT in the states or elsewhere in the world, they are contributing to the country. ALL OF US ABROAD ARE CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COUNTRY. just think of the thousands of dollars and other foreign currencies being remitted to the phils. these are hard earned money by simple people, who for the love of their family back home and of course of PILIPINAS, is sending back money to their love ones, which in turn is being used by our country as dollar reserve to pay off our debts.


the second premise...."BUT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU".....

when you dig deeper and dwell on these words, and think about the phils. who is being run and managed by dogs and vultures and sharks and all----one cannot really dwell on these great words and challenges of the great JFK. our country is one among the many countries in the 3rd world, whose politicians, becomes a millionaire overnite. can JUAN DELA CRUZ, adhere to these premise of WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN....right now, all of us, even expatriates, shud join forces, even by way of prayers and joining in the crusades and campaigns to expose and bad mouth the politicians who are bleeding our country at the deterrent of the COMMON TAO...of JUAN DELA CRUZ.

if i may exaggerate the immortal words of the great JFK...
patterned for the phils scenario right now.


"ASK NOT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY...YOU HAVE DONE IT ALL, AND NOTHING HAPPENED".
posted by infraternam meam @ 5:03 AM  
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