Character is learned, attitude is congenital PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 August 2016 15:17

Table Talk

BY Mike S Apostol

Sorry folks, Table Talk did not see print for two days because of circumstances beyond his control. Just after my 67th Birthday almost a month ago, I feel strange. Although my memory and concentration are still great but physically I am not anymore  an A-1 individual I used to be. Gone are some of the athletic prowess but the will is still there. Part of degeneration I admit and it has drawn me closer to my Creator.

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This is the reason why until today, Table Talk has not reported to a job that has been offered By Zamboanga Del Sur Governor Antonio H. Cerilles. Table Talk has signed an  appointment for over a month now but has not yet reported for his first day of work. It is not arrogance but for health reasons. My doctor-friend advised and suggested to me tor est for two weeks. He told me that after two weeks, that will be the middle of this month, not to disappoint my benefactor, Governor Tony Cerilles, but Table Talk will leave everything with the good Governor on Table Talk’s fate on this appointment. But I will see him after two weeks to thank him personally for the good graces he has shown and for the trust he has with Table Talk. For that I will stay loyal to him and his family no matter what the obstacles are.

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It is a rare character of a man to give a chance to another man no matter what the odds are, for him to show his worth. While other leaders shun senior citizens to the sideline, Governor Tony Cerilles has the true wisdom to differentiate. Indeed, character maybe learned but attitude towards your fellowmen is inborn.

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In another issue, so many drug users and pushers either are dead or are now on the way to be reformed. Those who have reformed, local governments now have plans to assist them to regain normal lives. Some will be assisted with jobs to help them off and those who are drug addicts will be rehabilitated in government rehab centers. This is a good plan since almost half a million drug users and pushers have gone out to reform and our jails throughout the country, especially in Metro Manila are packed to  the maximum capacity. This is the gravity of the country’s illegal drug problem and it took one “probinsyano president” to do the job of cleaning our neighborhoods and city streets of this menace.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who has been belittled during the campaign for the presidency, has proven his critics wrong. Some elite presidential candidates and supporters last election even went public to say that “Duterte is only good for Davao City but not to be President of the Philippines”. Now many are forced to eat their words and “put their their feet into their mouths”, because President Duterte has done changes for the country while only over a month in office that past Presidents have not done for many years.

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Scoop: seemingly, there is little movement by the city PNP against drug pushers and users. Information still reveal that “shabu” are still sold in many areas and barangays of the city. Perhaps it is time to use the “rod so as not to spoil the addicts”. Agree or disagree.