A serenade for P-Noy
I imagine a mass serenade dedicated by thousands of Filipino “superold” veterans of World War II to President Aquino and his officials, regarding the long-unpaid Total Administrative Disability benefits mandated by Republic Act No. 7696 (An act amending certain sections of RA 6948 otherwise known as “An act standardizing and upgrading the benefits for military veterans and their dependents”). The serenade goes (with an old familiar tune) thus:
Maybe this year, maybe next year, maybe never.
Makes us wonder if you really, truly care.
Won’t you tell us, cause we have waited long enough.
If you really care for us, please
release it this year, maybe now!
Before it’s too late.
—FERNANDO S. ALGAS JR.,
31 Quirino St., General Santos City
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