Pagdadalamhati at Pagbubunyi

Noong Agosto 4, 2009, dumalo ako sa “necrological service” para kay Pangulong Cory. Nakiisa sa maraming mga Pilipino sa pakikiramay sa kanyang pamilya sa pagpanaw niya. Noong huling dumalaw si Pangulong Cory sa Naga City para ikampanya si Cong. Noynoy para sa Senado, puno ang aming pagmamalaki sa sabay niyang pag-endorso sa amin sa lokal na halalan. Alam namin ang sukat ni Pangulong Cory. Hindi lang popularidad, hindi lang kakayahang manalo kung hindi higit sa lahat  ang matapat at matuwid na paglilingkod sa mamamayan. Ito ang mga katangian ipinamalas niya ng siya ay inuloklok natin bilang Pangulo. Ito pa rin ang mga katangian at pananaw na kanyang ipinaglaban sa pangkasalukuyang panahon.

Tulad namin marami ang naghihinayang at nagdadalamhati. Nalulungkot dahil wala na ang gabay natin sa pakikibaka para maiwasto ang pulitika sa ating bansa. Bakit nga naman ngayon na muling nababalot sa krisis ang Pilipinas lumisan na siya? Hindi pa tapos ang laban Ninoy. Hindi pa tapos ang laban ni Cory. Sa ating pagdalamhati, maaring nalulungkot tayo para sa kanya o para sa ating sarili. Marami sa ating kababayan ang nagnanais na makamtan ang pagbabago subali’t ayaw niyang makilahok. Sana sa pagpanaw ni Pangulong Cory, maantig ang ating isip at damdamin at tatanggapin natin ang hamon na sinimulan ni Ninoy, pinagpatuloy ni Cory at magiging daan para sa tagumpay ng bawat mamamayang Pilipino. Hindi lamang demokrasya bilang isang paraan ng pamamahala, kung hindi higit sa lahat, demokrasya na mag-aangat ng antas ng buhay ng ordinaryong Pilipino.

Sabi nila nagbubunyi raw si Ninoy dahil kapiling na niya si Pangulong Cory. At palagay ko sa hirap at sakit na pinagdaanan ni Pangulong Cory kinuha na siya ng Panginoon para maibsan na ang hirap niya. Sana ang ating pagdalamhati sa ngayon ay mauuwi sa pagbunyi sa darating na panahon. Dahil sa pagpanaw ni Pangulong Cory muling matatagpuan natin sa ating mga sarili ang pagmamahal sa bayan, ang manindigan para sa matuwid at ang paggamit ng ating mga kapangyarihan para mabago na ang kalakaran sa ating lipunan.  Ito lang ang tanging paraan para magkaroon ng saysay ang ating pagdalamhati, ang pagkamatay ni Ninoy at pagpanaw ni Cory.

Ituloy ang laban ni Ninoy at Cory!

One Response to Pagdadalamhati at Pagbubunyi

  1. Fidencio S. Ferrer says:

    Please read the message below from the founder of titacorymovement (TCM), Mr.Dave Balangue.
    (David L. Balangue is Chairman of SGV & Co. and the past president of MAP, FINEX, and PICPA.

    You may email him at david.l.balangue@ph.ey.com .)

    Be a member of the Yellow Army…Join now! T.Y.
    Denz Ferrer

    Please visit our Yahoo Group site (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/titacorymovement/) or Facebook site (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=119772381709) and be a TCMer.

    — On Sat, 29/8/09, davidlbalangue wrote:

    From: davidlbalangue
    Subject: [titacorymovement] Message from the Founder
    To: titacorymovement@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Saturday, 29 August, 2009, 6:35 AM

    Dear TCMers,

    Firstly, let me apologize for not being able to communicate with you more often as probably I should. Two reasons here, one is I have a very demanding job and I have to prioritize, at this time, my work. Second is I don’t want the Movement to be centered on me or any person for that matter. Rather, I wish for the Movement to be cause-centric, focusing on the main task at hand – TCM People Power — the true empowerment of the Filipino people. I tried to make up for the infrequent communication by having long letters but a friend reminded me that most people don’t have the time and patience to read long letters, so henceforth, I will keep my messages short and to the point and not put in too many messages in a single communication.

    We are now three weeks old and are approaching the 4,000 members mark, still a long way to go but a modest achievement nevertheless. I had the opportunity to read my Yahoo/TCMer mail only last night and noticed that we already have some members who are getting impatient and want to go out there and start doing something concrete. This of course is understandable. We need to appreciate however that most organizations similar to ours fall into the trap of immediately jumping into the fray even way before they are ready, and consequently fail no matter how noble and righteous their intentions were. Just look at the other movements that many of you are also members of. We need to learn from their experiences and not repeat their mistakes.

    Our Movement shall be different. We will embark on concrete activities when we are ready and that is when we already have the numbers that I have talked about. The voice of our 3,700 members currently will be nothing but a whisper or whimper that will not be noticed or heard. We will end up being marginalized in such a situation. Now compare that with the voice of a million or more members which is our goal. As I have repeatedly said, I believe that a million members is the critical mass that we need for the Movement to be a credible organization and for the Movement to really make a difference.

    You may of course continue to do what you believe should be done for this country, but for now, please do it in your individual capacity or thru your other organizations and not thru the Movement. We do not mind of course your keeping us informed of these activities and using TCM as a forum for exchanging views and opinions. As for the Movement at this time, let’s first nurture and strengthen our membership by focusing our energies and efforts on recruitment. And we need everyone to get involved and actively recruit.

    For now, there is only one singular broad purpose of the Movement that we need to keep in mind and tell our recruits, to keep alive and make real the dreams of our beloved Tita Cory for a truly democratic government that serves, and is empowered, by the Filipino people. Our TCM People Power will be similar to the non-violent People Power 1 that put an end to the Marcos dictatorship but different in that we shall not leave the task unfinished. We shall be more structured, organized and vigilant. We shall not end up with the same corrupt and inept government that 23 years ago People Power 1 should have eradicated but actually only succeeded in replacing the personalities involved. A generation lost that made us playing catch up with our Asian neighbors and worsened the corruption and poverty in our midst. Our TCM People Power shall not rest until we have brought and are able to sustain demanding and getting justice, truth and accountability in government which shall truly serve and promote the aspirations of the people. If our Movement truly becomes the catalyst of bringing the power of government to the people where it rightfully belongs, it will not matter much who the elected president may be for his powers would be then but a loan which we the people can take back anytime if undeserved.

    Mabuhay to the Yellow Army!

    Sincerely,
    Dave

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