-Alexander Martin Remollino

“Papa, if it is true that you did well for the country, why is it we are on the run?”

— Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada, National Broadband Network (NBN) scam whistleblower, quoting one of his children in a Feb. 18 speech
You are all on the run
even as your father did good for the country —
because this is a land where, for the longest time,
those who do good for others
have been looked upon like rotten eggs.
Yes, for ages we’ve been throwing out the good stuff
and feasting on that which is rotten to the core.

At times we throw up the moldy food
that we have grown to love gobbling up.
But, as we have all too often seen,
it is a prevalent habit in this part of the world
to swallow your own vomit.

Until that habit is licked,
no one can tell how long you’ll be on the run
in this country —
for which your father did good.

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