To solve that issue, my fellow dentists and I made arrangements for a mini viewing party that involved him bringing a TV into the mall, and I borrowing the TV Plus from home. It’s so funny too, his first attempt to take the TV in, he was carrying it plainly like a gift box and he was naturally rejected entry by the security guard. When I got to work with my TV Plus the other dentist pleaded: “Cmon let’s get it. Put it inside my bag. I’m worried Dr Crickette might cry.” And I think I would have. Haha. Anyway, the signal was bad as you can see from the image above, but it didn’t matter.
The image on the screen I was looking at was dark and pixelated but it didn’t matter. The audio was superb and I was able to listen to the speech. Anyway, it was an amazing one. It gave me goosebumps and I was clapping and pounding the table in appreciation while listening to every word. I loved it so much, I almost attempted to transcribe it but changed my mind because I realized, I only had to wait a few minutes for the experts to publish the whole script for my perusal.
There are many amongst us who advance the assessment that the problems that bedevil our country today which need to be addressed with urgency, are corruption, both in the high and low echelons of government, criminality in the streets, and the rampant sale of illegal drugs in all strata of Philippine society and the breakdown of law and order. True, but not absolutely so. For I see these ills as mere symptoms of a virulent social disease that creeps and cuts into the moral fiber of Philippine society. I sense a problem deeper and more serious than any of those mentioned or all of them put together.
Erosion of faith and trust in government – that is the real problem that confronts us. Resulting therefrom, I see the erosion of the people’s trust in our country’s leaders; the erosion of faith in our judicial system; the erosion of confidence in the capacity of our public servants to make the people’s lives better, safer and healthier. Indeed, ours is a problem that dampens the human spirit. But all is not lost.
And there is truth to this because I have. I have lost faith and trust in the government. I have remained hopeful, but my indifference show my true emotion. I didn’t even care about the news. I didn’t care about the government officials. I saw them as one species–and I could care less until Duterte ran for office. You see, I am not confident that he is THE ONE (I am not clairvoyant). But that he hopes with the same breadth as I do (as a common Filipino) makes him the most that I could relate to.
There are two quotations from revered figures that shall serve as the foundation upon which this administration shall be built.
“The test of government is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide for those who have little.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
And from (Abraham) Lincoln I draw this expression: “You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong; You cannot help the poor by discouraging the rich; You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer; You cannot further the brotherhood by inciting class hatred among men.”
Let me remind in the end of this talk, that I was elected to the presidency to serve the entire country. I was not elected to serve the interests of any one person or any group or any one class. I serve every one and not only one.
That is why I have adapted as an article of faith, the following lines written by someone whose name I could no longer recall. He said: “I have no friends to serve, I have no enemies to harm.”
I will be watching you closely My Dear President. Many are watching you and some are even waiting for you to fail, please do not let them have the last laugh. We elected you in office because we believe in your capacity to lead. I want nothing less than what you have promised.