KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: What can PNoy give Pinoys this Christmas? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 September 2014 11:52

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have everlasting life…” (John 3:16, the Holy Bible).

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WHAT CAN PNOY GIVE PINOYS THIS CHRISMAS? It is still about 110 days or so before Christmas 2014, but Filipinos are already greeting one another aggressively with “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year”, and many are already trying to chose what they can give to their loved ones as gifts. Which set me to thinking: what can President Aquino give as a lasting Christmas gift to the entire Filipino nation in his second-to-the-last Christmas in Malacanang?

Maybe what I wrote here on July 23, 2012 can give him ideas: “In the Philippines, all that our presidents have is six years to do something. However, six years is too short for a president who is good, and is too long for a bum. But then again, what can a good president do in just six years?

“Not much really, considering the long period of decay and degeneration that our country and people already underwent in the course of history. Are we that hopeless? Yes we are, unless the president gets the inspiration that the best legacy he can ever bequeathed is instilling deeper spiritual values among our countrymen, working furiously toward that end.

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PNOY CAN TRY MAKING FILIPINOS MORE GOD FEARING: “A president who manages to make Filipinos more God-fearing and more God-loving, regardless of religious affiliation, fully cognizant of His Word and obedient to His commands, will transform this country in a more relevant and tangible way which no other leader managed to do.

“And this is what President Aquino must address in his (remaining days as president). A Filipino nation that is more God-fearing and more God-loving, listening to His Word and obeying His commands, will be a nation that will march to success and prosperity.

“For who is a Filipino who has God in his heart who will steal government money, abuse his position, and carry out his everyday duties and responsibilities, whether as a private citizen or a government official, in gross disregard of the welfare of country and people?

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WANTED: A FILIPINO WHO HAS THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN HIM: “On the contrary, a Filipino who fears God and obeys His commands is a Filipino who will be morally upright and righteous, not prone to graft and corruption, not prone to hurting or prejudicing others, not prone to cheat, lie and commit fraud. A Filipino who has the Spirit of God in him is a human being who will always do what is right, just, and truthful, even if he is all alone by himself, because he knows God is there with him.

“Indeed, this is what President Aquino’s `daang matuwid’ or `righteous path’ is all about—making sure that this nation will hue to what is righteous, what is upright, what is true, what is just, for it is only by being righteous, upright, truthful and just that we can all live in peace, harmony and prosperity. No nation whose people are morally depraved, corrupt and fraudulent can ever succeed.

“Consequently, President Aquino must be encouraged to pursue this vision of a righteous nation. All of us who believe in God, regardless of religious doctrine, must pray for him unceasingly, and ask God’s divine inspiration, guidance and protection for him, so everything he does in the remaining days of his presidency will be according to God’s will.

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GOING BACK TO GOD BY READING HIS BIBLE: “And then, we can do some more, if only all of us will strive to go back to God in a more concrete way. How? By knowing Him more on a daily basis—by reading His Holy Book everyday, meditating on it day and night, and carefully obeying what is written in it. This is the only sure way to become successful and prosperous.”