DU30’s Health, A National Concern



Recently a controversy has emerged on the state of health of the President with his spokesperson Harry Roque vehemently denying that President Rodrigo R. Duterte went to Singapore for medical treatment. To prove his point a video was shown on tv with the President at his residence in Davao having some kind of meals with his family. Truth to tell, the President’s health is, as it should be, always a matter of national concern. We may or may not agree with his brand of leadership yet it is not easy for our country and people to unexpectedly lose a President. We need not go further than our past experience when the late President Ramon Magsaysay died in a plane crash. It was a tragic event for the country and our people as their eyes and ears were glued on broadcast media awaiting the recovery of the body of “The Guy”. Parenthetically, and with profound apologies, it may be a blessing in disquise for us Bicolanos should the event happen as the Constitutional presidential succession will come into play. But be that as it may, it is my fervent wish that we include in our daily prayer the President’s good health.

The reported speech of VP Leni Robredo on the alleged lack of leadership in government in the fight against Coronavirus is timely. The illness is a worldwide phenomenon and not until the right vacine is discovered and tested the illness will be lingering. The alleged lack of leadership in government in the fight against the unseen enemy has once again divided our people as some believe that it is untimely and uncalled for while others believe that the VP’s stand is in order. At no time in the history of our country is there a need for us to be cohesive and unrelenting. It is our hope that with God’s blessing we shall overcome this phenomenon.


TRIVIA:

Greetings to Bert delos Martirez, the program host of “Alkalde sa Kusina” over Bangon Filipinas Broadcasting Corporation. This writer is a constant listener of the program as I like the old time favorite songs being played by the host. Bert used to be my barangay mate in Puro Sta. Cruz this city as our family lived there when I was a pre-law student at the Ateneo de Naga.

QUOTATION OF THE WEEK”

“THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD MAN AND A BAD ONE IS THE CHOICE OF CAUSE.” WILLIAM JAMES

FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:

“HOSANNA, BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.” JOHN 12:10