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The Two-Million Peso Man

The Senate says it has spent 2 million pesos for his security detail, but Jun Lozada has said that the religious – nuns and priests and what-not – have been paying for his expenses. Apparently, the same religious have also managed to raise 2.8 million pesos for Lozada. Isn’t that lovely?

Here, in my neighborhood, a hardworking carpenter died recently, leaving a housewife with no employable skills and no significant work-exprience, and three children, the oldest of whom is about to enroll in third year high school.

Emboldened by the local church’s very vocal support for Lozada and the Snactuary Fund, the wife pretty much begged for help.

“I don’t want to beg,” Lozada is reported to have said. “The day I beg is the day that I will be treated like a beggar.”

Well he got that right, and that was exactly how this poor woman was treated: Like a beggar. She was given 500 pesos and was asked: “Anung sasabihin mo?” The poor woman practically fell to her knees trying to express her gratitude.

I wanted to cry.

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