KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: GMA was also good? Wendell Sulit’s honesty! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 June 2011 14:32

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him…” (Proverbs 23:24, the Holy Bible).
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GMA DID SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, AFTER ALL? Now, now, now!!! Will somebody please tell us the truth: who should get the credit for the recent improvement of the Philippines’ fiscal position and macroeconomic stability, as reported by Moody’s Investor Services : the government of former President Arroyo, or that of President Aquino?

The clarification is necessary because, even among President Aquino’s officials, a great degree of confusion is very evident. While one group says it was because of the economic policies of the Aquino government that economic improvement became possible, another group unabashedly attributes this improvement to the policies of the Arroyo government.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gov. Armando Tetangco, Jr. has this to say, as reported by ABS CBN: “"In the last 10 years, we have grown quite impressively, even through the crisis, inflation has been muted, the BOP (balance of payments) has been in surplus, the GIR (gross international reserve) level has climbed many folds, the banks have been strong and stable, fiscal consolidation has been entrenched…”

So, Gloria Arroyo’s 10 or so years of presidency really did something good for the country then? So, whatever economic achievements the country and its people are experiencing now under President Aquino all came about because of the policies that Arroyo’s government espoused for the last 10 years? And I thought Gloria did nothing but to plunder our country?
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WENDELL SULIT: ALWAYS ABOVE-BOARD IN HER DUTIES: I am not aware of the truth or falsity of the charges against Ombudsman Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras Sulit in connection with the plea bargaining deal between the Ombudsman and former Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, but one thing is clear: in all her professional life as a prosecutor, Wendell has always been above-board in the discharge of her duties and responsibilities.

I know this for a fact, considering that right from the very first time that she started serving as an ordinary prosecutor, I had the opportunity of looking at her performance from the jaded eyes of a reporter, since I was then covering the Ombudsman and all its attached agencies for various media entities.

I know that many opportunities presented themselves to Wendell for her to make lots and lots of money out of her position, but then she chose to keep her nose clean, as it were, with the conviction that the only wealth she could bequeathed her children are a good name and reputation, a conviction handed down to her by her own parents.

I am sure Wendell would not do anything to sully that name and reputation now, especially since she is getting older, on her way to retirement. Among the many officials at the Office of the Ombudsman, Wendell is someone whose fear and love of God has remained intact through the years, something that she utilized well to enable her to graduate as a magna cum laude from the Far Eastern University in the 1970s.
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RID YOURSELVES OF MALICE: Here are more self-explanatory rules of behavior from the Bible: “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,  now that you have tasted that the Lord is good…” (1 Peter 2:103).

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