From OFW – To the PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
I’VE NEVER HEARD SUCH LEADER IN MY ENTIRE YEARS SPEAKING SUCH ASSURANCE TO THE PEOPLE.
” Russia has a vaccine and I want to try if it works. I will be the first person to test it myself and get the vaccine publicly” – President Rodrigo Duterte
In a recent news update I have seen in GMA NEWS BROADCASTING dated Agugust 10 2020. President Rodrigo Duterte had a Public Address from Davao City.
He spoke that Covid had made such economical destruction for Philippines and that even if he want to listen to the health workers plea
to extend the lockdown, he spoke that the state do not have any financial support to give to the public. Therefore he allowed some of the citizens to go back to work but with own responsibility. Since covid is rapid in its spread and had killed millions of people around the globe, the president knows that people needs food on their table.
With that in mind, The president wwas reminded of his visit to Russia with Putin. And he remembered the promise of Putin to ask him assistance if there are medical issues needed by the Philippines. I see this as a good relationship between Philippines and Russia. In terms of trade and economic response, this is a good help. Now there is a vaccine heard to be made in Russia. The President spoke clearly that he is ready to experiment with it by being the first person to injject the vaccine publicly.
When I heard the words coming from his mouth, it amde feel that I wish the presidents after him would see his example.
We know for the fact that his mouth can be everywhere like US President Donald Trump. But the truth is, in my entire life, and sinnce 2006, the last year I saw Philippines and worked abroad. The changes weren’t clearly seen until President Duterte took power. in 2008, 2010, 2013,2015 I came back to Philippines. Manila still look as it was when I left. It was the same garbage problem, people were still undisciplined in the airport, drug related troubles between families and rape and other violent crimes that resulted to violence against women and children. Or resulted in murder and money laundering involving politicians and high ranking officials. The smell of the air when you get off the plane stinks.. Despite the weather that I really love the most. It was still the same song I used to hear.
The time President Duterte came to its power in 2016. I was actually shocked , I cam back to Philippines in 2017 and it was once of the best times in my life. The air that met me in the airport was phenomenal. fresh and the corridors and hallway of the airport was neat and clean. Outside the airport awaits the taxi with a disciplined lane. The meter werent shocking to pay because the last time, I had to bargain my own fare and drag my luggages.
I am missing my homeland when I see that the President is as loving and caring as our President Duterte. I know for the truth that he is using his steel hand to promote peace with thoughts he can do it all at once. But hey, a person who cares for his community is just humana nd can make errors in life. Who else do not? Some countries though and human rights representatives are fighting him, but I tell you, you must look in every country and find the changes every politicians do. They mostly corrupt and steal money from the people. Duterte though, does not even own luxusious properties. Thats what we all must know. All his errands, he usually speak in public reports.
I Love YOU MISTER PRESIDENT. I HEARD HIS WORD THAT IF HE WOULD LOOK AFTER THE COVID VACCINE. HE WILL TRY IT HIMSELF FIRST BEFORE HE WILL GIVE IT TO THE CITIZENS.