When Destiny Beckons



We are writing this column in the face of many reported calls from different sectors of the country for incumbent Vice-President Leni Robredo to run for President of our country. While the Vice-President is non-committal yet about the matter, we are faced with the worst crisis ever. If we haven’t realized it yet, the latest development in our “war” with Covid 19 is fast becoming a race for our collective survival. When dealing with a pandemic like this, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. We have no time for finger-pointing, cover-ups, or cheap and petty dramas which may be fleetingly entertaining but which eventually drive us to the lowest ebb of desperation and hopelessness. Recent national events have awakened us to the urgent and aching need for rational and competent leadership.


So far the creditable performance of the Vice-President in spite of the limited resources she has been given access to, speaks for itself. She has not come short but has exceeded expectations, considering the peculiar circumstances she finds herself in. Hers is not an easy decision to make. How she answers this call of destiny may yet be the biggest challenge she will ever face, and our prayers are with her for the Lord to lead the way.


TRIVIA:


Greetings to Rev. Fr. Toti Palma on the occasion of the town fiesta of Pasacao. Due to the pandemic only the Eucharistic Celebration was held. Pasacao is my native place which I fondly call a town guarded by a mountain (Tancong Baca) and a sea (China Sea).


Greetings also to former Governor/Congressman Luis R. Villafuerte Sr. on the occasion of his birthday anniversary last August. 29. I use to recall that during the incumbency to then-Mayor Romeo Reyes, LRV used to celebrate his birth anniversary in Pasacao.


QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:

“MEN AT SOME TIME ARE MASTERS OF THEIR FATE.” SHAKESPEARE


FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:

“YOU, O LORD, ARE ENTHRONED FOREVER: YOUR THRONE STANDS FROM AGE TO AGE.” LAMENTATIONS 5:19