And here I thought of welcoming April with a bang but it’s not to be. I was just not that inspired to write because there are other priorities. I do remember the times when saying goodbye to a previous month and welcoming a new one were my regular posts. March is gone too soon, April though is one of my favorite months. Summer is here to stay. Despite the heat, summer is something I look forward to. I love all fruits in season during summer. Just the other day, I saw star apples in one of the fruit stands here in our place but since we were on our way to do some groceries, buying some would have to wait.
It’s barely a month before Election day and it is so disappointing to see postings on Facebook with accompanying memes. Some people are out to do (and been doing it for the past several months) demolition jobs on worthy candidates, doing dirty tricks while promoting candidates of their own. Have we become a nation of insensitive people? Have we become a nation of people who harbor hatred just because we are free to air what we feel? Social media have done a good job of this, such petty political squabbles bringing all their dirt in the open. I dread to think that in a month we may have a president who is believed to be corrupt and amassed wealth illegally, or a president who has previously denounced her allegiance to the Philippines and came back with her American family in tow, or a president who is a loud mouth and who cursed the Pope and is so proud now that he has received a letter from the Vatican stating that they appreciate his apology. It is a bit scary how he show respect for women and how he values life.
It pains me to see the so obvious divisiveness in all of us. It pains me that every election time, we have to go through the motion of destroying each other just because of politics. Who to vote for is a favorite topic now on the dining table. I am still looking forward to the presidential and vice-presidential debates lined up this month and I am praying that the electorate would be discerning enough to choose the best, one who will put the nation on the right path to progress, one who would put in mind that he will be there to serve the Filipino people and not his own selfish needs. We are so blessed and lucky that here in our town, the government is very visible. You can approach our town mayor even through texts and one good thing is he listens and responds to our complaints. We are lucky that so many worthy projects were done the last three years for the town’s improvement.
I pray for a clean and honest election. Fight for your right and vote!