Dec. 12, 2010
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Letter to the Editors
China is a great nation. She has a government. Manage effectively by its own government officials. Especially how to deal, fearlessly, with foreign power. Such as the Catholic Church and its bishops meddling into Chinese State affairs.
In the Philippines, we hardly have a government of, by, and for the people. What we have, however, are lots of government officials working to enrich themselves. Most of them products of Catholic education via schools, colleges, and Universities established in the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century.
Consider the way our so-called Public Servants as government officials begin, if at all, their work in the office. They begin with daily prayers to God to give us this day our daily bread, and to lead us not into temptation! Is it any wonder that we Filipinos continue to be losers as a people? But our public servants also pray daily to Mary, Mother of God - to pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, amen. It is any wonder that the Philippines continue to be a failure as a nation?
I said it before, I say it again: In this already 21st century, it is time for us Filipinos to radically re-evaluate our system of education. Otherwise, as this century ends 90 years from now - we Filipinos will continue to be not the rich masters, but only the poor victims of childish politics in cahoots with infantile religious values. Poch Suzara