Friday, February 08, 2008

Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada, Jr's his name

I, along the with people who cared to take notice, got interested about this man when he was missing at the local airport, allegedly taken by the Police and members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG). (You just cannot not get interested when things like this happen and the media is lucky enough to cover it.)

Then there was his press conference last night, that I happened to watch on the evening news, wherein it was made known that he will appear before the Senate. Mom said something that told me she'll watch it as it unfolds the next morning.

Guess who's the man?! (Whatever.)

He bailed out of the very much publicized scams, a.k.a. the ZTE deal, when the former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Benjamin Abalos pushed his alleged 50% kickback from the 200+ MILLION US FRIGGIN DOLLARS (50+ PHP is to 1 USD at that time) and threatened his life last.......January 18, if I remember correctly as he remembered it clearly while, at that time, he was driving and the former COMELEC chair told him he's close with the military, intelligence, etc, and that he can have him killed (when he goes anywhere near Mandaluyong or somewhere).

He was kidnapped by armed men who identified themselves to be the Police, some of which are members of the PSG. (Yeah, I already said that. I would just like to give a reminder of who the obvious puppeteer/s may be.)

The Senate tested his credibility. It was made clear by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, et al, the he is not a saint indeed, though sorrounded by our dear Priests and Nuns. It was pointed out that he once did less than reputable deeds (an understatement) while he was President of a said company.

Particular Senators verbally showed their belief in his credibility during the hearing. (I hope they're doing that more so because they know in their hearts that here is a brave person taking action against corruption and not just for show so that, you know, whatever, for the next elections.)

(I was super tempted to post about this during their lunch break at 12:45 or 1:45 pm, during the heat of the moment, but remembered what Sir Christian Esguerra told us when I was in college, that you try to write not during the heat of the moment. I do that sometimes I dont. Anyway...)

He's so afraid not only for his life but also for the safety of his family as he already said he has seen the ugly side of the state eversince his brother was killed for mistaken identity and they constantly received death threats at the time, which only immediately ceased when they talked to a high ranking military officer, who's name evades me now. (I think he also said his nephew's best friend was killed during the investigation of the still-unsolved case.)

You don't know the man yet?! Whatever.

All I know is that particular individuals want Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada, Jr dead today more than anything. Tough luck luck though to those a**hol*s. Try to touch him or any member of his family and you may as well have dug your own graves where the People of the Philippines will be more than willing to bury you into. We, the Filipino public, may have memory loss (once upon a time but not anymore, I want to believe) are not stupid. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. (I just had to mention this because my Mom is quite worried that they may have him killed or harm his family members and all would just be in vain.)

It's good to have a person like Jun at a time like this. And we heard you, Jun, (Yes. Feeling close ako) when you said that it's time that Filipinos realize that the word "Filipino" refers not only to the family but also to the all of us as a nation.

And yes, thank you, Jun, for saying and showing it in you actions that Filipinos are still worthy to risk you life for.

(I just hope that you would say yes if my former Pol Sci Prof. Atty. Bong Lopez were to ask you if we're worth living with. :p I guess the answer would be yes, right?)

Mr. Jun Lozada, your story about what the katutubo said about the fruits of the Guava tree struck me too. Leave the fruits to the birds, s/he said, when you suggested that they sell the fruits to the lowlands, to the markets. Then you said here you are going back to Manila and face these "people" who cannot satisfy their greed despite having MILLIONS of the PEOPLE'S MONEY already. Talk about internal conflict. I also havent given it much thought before but since you are proof, there may be people out there, working with or for the government, who try to limit the greed of certain personalities.

Anyway, Mr. Jun Lozada, just hold on please, and, God willing, we will all see this through. No good deed is done in vain afterall.

By the way, to those who dont really care about the matter and still lives in the Philippines, when will you?

To those who want to oust the current President, let's not go that way again please. Let's investigate and go as far as we can but let's not oust the President. We know she's ungrateful or so she appears appears to be etc but that's another matter for another post perhaps. Well... we cannot oust her unless we can guarantee that even when we do so we are confident enough that our country could widstand such a drastic move and maintain it's climb. Right? We can probably pull it off but not today, Im afraid.

Pagpalian tayong lahat ng Poong Maykapal. May God bless us all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently came across the website below regarding Mr. Jun Lozada and I thought I should share it with you:

The soundtrack it provides might help us discern the truth better about the man.

1:23 AM, March 04, 2008  
Blogger Brent a.k.a. yourkidatheart said...

Thanks Anonymous. Saw the thing on tv too. It's great that it came out. It helps in the people's learning process as a whole and the constant search for truth.

1:59 AM, March 06, 2008  

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