The “Hello Garci” controversy has still not put to an end. Since June the issue has hit the nation and swerved the curiosity of the Filipinos. Still we are on query: What is really the truth? Why not just let the truth come out if it will set us free? Or will it? Who’s really responsible for this? Who’s the it, anyway? Who’s to be blamed? But we can’t just point fingers to just anyone? So? What next?
The issue is aging for months yet is still very vague on what is what and which is which. The problem is we find it hard for us to determine as to what our real dilemma is as a nation. What is really our problem? What are we really after for? Don’t tell me it’s the truth because it will only just corrupt the minds of the ideal. Don’t tell me that it’s the notion we uphold to, the thing we termed democracy, because it seems to me that this word only worsens the situation – no proper definition, no exact parameters as to how or what extent we should get involved with this. Or is this really how democracy works?
I am very much afraid of the possible appalling scenario this Garcillano will eventually make by the next days. Assuming that the rumors are true, that Garcillano will make his first public appearance by next week, what will now happen to this hanging controversy which involved the President herself? What will happen to the Philippines, in general? Will it bring bright outcome to the Filipinos or will it just worsen the scenario?
I am also wondering, a lot, on how Garcillano will have to face the public? I doubt Garcillano will gain the public’s trust. The President herself didn’t gain it when she begged for it — not because she wasn’t a good actress, she’s not just real when she asked for public apology. Now, I still wonder on Garcillano’s credibility by the time he’ll speak up for what he knows to be “the truth.” I suspect his integrity as a public servant. But will it make sense for him?
This is a democratic country. This is also a deeply religious country where virtues are fervent. I may sound too idealistic, why can’t we stand for both of it? Why can’t we practice it both? Is it really hard to be moral when you are serving the people? Logic would prove to us wrong. It’s never intricate. How can you serve the people and claim that you are after their welfare if on your part you aren’t even upright? How can you build such confidence of pleading to people their trust to support you all the way when you don’t even have such a concept for sincerity? Too bad. Very.
Well, let’s still see. Though too cliché, but there’s always a hope. I still remain to be fair and listen to Garcillano’s side of course. It will be an aid too if I’ll get a copy of his rumored soon-to-be-launched Philippine Elections and Me political book. As I’ve said, let’s see.