Another busy weeks had and have been hitting me here in the office. I’d like to blog, really. I’d like to talk about the synergism/monergism debate, the controversial Farenheit 9/11 movie, and a whole lot. (My blog topic wish list). But I simply can’t do that for now. I admire Brownpau, Ganns, Keren and the others. In the midst of their busy scheds, they still can write! Oh, well, these guys are ‘born’ writers, I guess. Just like they were born with 2 hands. :) I can imagine that they think, type, talk and eat pop corn at the same time. I can’t do that! I need to think… hard… then type … then read … then edit … then read again … then revise probably … then decide if I’ll post it or not. :) Guess that’s how ‘un’natural bloggers do when they write. Oh, well…
Since I’m not into writing these days, let me just share this little observation (something that does not require much thinking. haha!). Ganns made a profound analysis on what’s going on in our country — politically. It is sad, really sad. (But hey, having watched Farenheit 9/11 yesterday made me see how the US and the Philippines looked so similar in the way they do politics!). With all these negative impressions, let me be a little positive — a little commendation to some little unknown government agencies that do they job well.
While in the midst of Makati traffic Saturday night, a street kid knocked in our window obviously asking for alms — cash, preferably. It is my personal policy not to give anything — cash or even food — to street kids, simply because it’s illegal, that these kids are handled by syndicates or it will only encourage them to stay in the streets and not go to school instead.
After rejecting their plead, the kid moved to the next car. Suddenly, a guy riding a motorcycle — obviously a government vehicle for having a red plate — grabbed the kid and seemed to not let him go when the kid started to scape. The guy in very casual clothes seemed to be asking the kid something. Then, as I observed, the kid started to point his fingers to a lady sitting at the darker portion of the street. The ‘government agent’ signaled to another guy in motorcycle, went to the lady and grabbed her. The two were lead to another Toyota FX — parked at another dark portion of the street, in camouflage I guess. I assume the lady is either a relative or the kid’s handler. In both cases, she only coerced the kid to ask for alms for her or their syndicate’s benefit. Poor kid.
It’s nice to think that even how corrupt our government is, there are some agencies that still do their job. I don’t want to be pessimist and think that nothing good will happen from that street to the police station (or DSWD). I sure hope it went to the proper procedures.
There is still hope, my countrymen.