I put down my thoughts today with much regret for the time I had let pass. Time I have lost. Perhaps, if I’d made up my mind sooner, I could have done more. But here we are, five days to go before we, the Filipino people, are given an opportunity to steer our nation. In five days, we will let our voices be heard and brace ourselves for a change in leadership that we all hope will bring this troubled country some relief. By this time, most of us will have decided on whom to support. I write in the faint hope that my verbosity might help at least one person decide.
This note is borne partly in response to an article written by the young and brilliant Patricia Evangelista which is certain to sway many minds. In her piece entitled ‘People call me Dick.’ (you might have read it or will find it with relative ease), she delineates her dislike for Richard Gordon and questions his character. She gives as an example Gordon’s dismissal of UNO editor Erwin Romulo as a “nobody” during his interview on NU 107’s RockEd Radio. (more…)