‘Charlie’s Angels’ in ‘insurmountable mission’
Where are the men in this country? They are now in women tasked to render justice, unearth anomalies, recover ill-gotten wealth and punish the rogues and rascals in public service along with their cohorts.
The Filipino people look up to these ladies in government under the present dispensation; expecting each one of them to do their job well in a seemingly “insurmountable” mission. It’s a tough, top job: They have to unravel the tangled web of notoriously brazen irregularities involving the theft of millions and billions of pesos of people’s money in pork barrel and Malampaya funds. The nation prays that these ladies will not be influenced by any “power” in any way except the power of an upright heart and of the single-minded resolve to run after the crooks regardless of political affiliations with dispatch.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Commission on Audit Chair Grace Pulido-Tan can be considered modern-day heroes, alongside the selfless whistle-blowers, for pursuing the truth to lay the pork barrel scam bare, clear and naked before everyone’s eyes. Not to be outdone are Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. They have critical roles to play in the unfolding drama.
These five tough ladies need to operate as agents a la “Charlie’s Angels” in cleaning up the government and ultimately in uplifting the standard of living of every Filipino, especially the poor and suffering.
History unfolds and history is on the people’s side.
How delightful it would be for the citizens to pay their tax dues and for the crooks in government and private sectors to straighten up their paths as the “angels” do bravely and aggressively enough in addressing corruption and political evils in our society. “What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”—Romans 8:31
The Lord is good. He’s in charge.
—RENI M. VALENZUELA,
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