Pandemic of corruption
Who has the best chance of winning the 2022 election?
The candidate that promises to end the pandemic and corruption the fastest. All other topics such as the fight against drugs, border conflicts, or terrorism will only be of secondary importance in the voters’ decision.
While other countries are slowly advancing, we are held back by corruption that not only serves to enrich individuals at the expense of the general public, but also kills. During this pandemic, that is a shame and an inhuman act. Corruption is also a type of pandemic, except that it is not a virus.
In the Philippines, corruption scandals have involved people who do not even have to worry about tomorrow. Everyone wants more, even if they already have everything. Take for example members of the same clan that “inherit” elective posts.
When corruption becomes systemic, it needs to be uprooted, just like how a surgeon excises cancer cells before they spread to other parts of the body. Thus, the more it becomes necessary to make corruption an election issue. Hope dies last, but with me, it lives at least until May 9, 2022. Who will end up directing the fortunes of our country? I am German but I love this country, and if it suffers, I suffer with it.
DR. JÜRGEN SCHÖFER, PH.D.
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